Thorp House Inn & Cottages

4135 Bluff Lane P.O. Box 490, Fish Creek, WI 54212 USA (Show map)

About

Conveniently centered in the heart of Fish Creek village, just one block above Main Street. A dense forest and limestone bluff provide a natural backdrop for the property which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Inn was the inspiration for LaVyrle Spencer's bestseller "Bittersweet". The 5 Inn guest rooms are authentically detailed with antiques and documentary wall coverings. Our 6 cottages are uniquely decorated with their own distinct character - most with fireplaces and whirlpools. Upon arrival, guests may not want to get back into their car for days. The waterfront and beach are just a block away and Peninsula State Park...just another 2 blocks. The many attractions within Fish creek include: fine dining, boutiques, galleries, live theatres, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse and the Historic Noble House (both open for touring in summer). The Inn and its Cottages are open all year and host the first stop on the "Fish Creek Historic Inns Progressive Dinners" held on the first three weekends of December and also on the first weekend of January. Please see our website for more information.

Reviews

Overall
4.3

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.0

Wonderful, Relaxing Stay!

5 on July 25, 2017

We booked a couple nights in the Jessie Room at Thorp House Inn for our "Babymoon." It was such a fun, relaxing time. I love how this place was on the main drag of Fish Creek (so close to cute little shops and places to eat), yet still tucked away in a quite corner. Our room was wonderful and the breakfast (service and food) was delicious both mornings. I would definitely recommend!


Wonderful location and space

4.4 on July 21, 2017

We spent one night in Door County to celebrate a 50th birthday. Thorp House is located in a great spot in Fish Creek- we were able to walk everywhere! The Wren Cottage was perfect for 2 couples- cozy and comfortable. The innkeeper was helpful and we enjoyed our stay. Will come back again!


Beautiful place to stay

4.6 on July 21, 2017

Although our room was the smallest one, it was well-kept and lovely. It had a private bathroom, big closet and beautiful furnishings. The host was friendly and breakfast was yummy each morning, with an egg dish, fruit, muffins and beverages. Overall it was a great place to spend our anniversary.


Feels like Home

5 on June 20, 2017

This was our second time to stay at Thorp House Inn. My husband and I LOVE staying there. Their staff is always so friendly and accommodating. Their breakfast is perfect and we love the size of the house where there are only a handful of rooms in the house. We stay in a room with a private, quaint patio where we can sit, relax, and enjoy a glass of wine. Thorp House is w/in walking distance to restaurants and is right around the corner from Peninsula State Park. This year when we were there we drove up to Newport State Park where we accidentally locked our keys in our car. Lori and Ram helped us by getting our spare set of car keys from our room, Ram met us to pick us up and drove us all the way back up to Newport State Park to help us out. We were so thankful for this...they were a tremendous help and it saved our day so we could enjoy more of Door County instead of having a ruined day. We love it at Thorp House and will no doubt be back.


Relaxing experience

4.4 on April 20, 2017

Great breakfast Very clean Friendly staff Overall wonderful time! Would recommend and would return in future.


A shelter in the time of storm

5 on March 29, 2017

What a delightful cottage for my wife and I to enjoy on a four-day stay in Fish Creek. Lark #4 was perfect for 2 but could easily house up to 5 guests. The cottage was immaculately kept, cozy, comfortable, and well appointed. We spent a lot of time in doors due to mostly 32 degree, cold, steady rain. All the more reason to enjoy this delightful cottage at Thorp House Inn. The Inn itself is also quite attractive.


Fantastic inn

4.4 on January 06, 2017

Absolutely beautiful place,room was impeccable, service was great,everyone went over and above.Great location, walk to town. Highly recommended.


Great getaway in the heart of Fish Creek

4.6 on January 01, 2017

My husband and I booked the Dove Cottage for three nights and it couldn't have been more perfect. Cozy and comfortable and only a block from downtown Fish Creek. When we wanted to go out we could simply walk to local shops and restaurants. Loved it and would definitely go back!


The Way a B&B Should Be

4.0 on November 07, 2016

charming. beautiful. very friendly hosts. immaculate rooms. cozy, satisfying breakfast


Atradition of summer vacationing at the Thorp House

4.4 on August 27, 2012

The Thorp House has been our family's summer vacation home for more than twenty years. Three generations of our family have experienced the Thorp House experience. The staff and properitors are always there to serve and make our vacations relaxing and comfortable. They also provide an affordable two week vacation for us. I highly recommend the Thorp House Inn and Cottages to anyone. Allen Vogt


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Rooms & Rates

#5 Quail Cottage

Breakfast Not Included. Complete renovation in Spring 2017. One of our largest cottages. This could be your little "Fish Creek House" featuring a corner gas fireplace. Features two bedrooms - one with a queen bed and one with two twin beds. One full bathroom with jetted tub and shower. Deck with grill. Children welcome. No Pets. Open all year. Rates based on 2 people. Add $20 per night for each additional adult and $5 per night for each additional child (17 years or younger). Call us directly to adjust booking rate for additional children.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

#6 Wren Cottage

Breakfast Not Included. Complete renovation. Cozy and charming with a gas fireplace. Features two bedrooms - one with a queen bed and one with a full bed. One full bathroom - shower only. Deck with grill. Children welcome. No Pets. Open all year. Rates based on 2 people. Add $20 per night for each additional adult and $5 per night for each additional child (17 years or younger). Call us directly to adjust booking rate for additional children.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Emma

Breakfast Included. A luxurious ceiling to floor canopy with side curtains surrounds an ornately carved queen size bed. The European Victorian furnishings, including the design of the documentary wallcovering, date back to the 1800's. A cozy reading nook and warm colors enhance the soothing quality of this room. French doors open to an opulent bath featuring a double whirlpool with skylight overhead and separate shower. Adults only. No Pets.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Everil

Breakfast Included. Elegant Neo-Classical style with lavish ornamentation. This room has it all. A 16 ft. cathedral ceiling, fireplace and double whirlpool make this room the luxurious hideaway you've been searching for. Seven shuttered windows view dense forest or a cobblestone courtyard. French doors reveal a private balcony. Queen size bed, private bath with shower and separate whirlpool. Adults only. No Pets.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Eliza

Breakfast Included. "English Style" rose chintz wallcovering in soft tones surrounds carved oak antiques from Europe. Two wing chairs provide cozy reading comfort. Fringed damask draperies frame a glimpse of the bay. Queen size bed. Private bath with shower only. Adults only. No Pets.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

#1 Finch Cottage

Breakfast Not Included. Our smallest cottage is compact and quaint with lots of charm - the sort of little house that Goldilocks would choose. Great for just two or a family of four with small children. Not recommended for four adults. Features two bedrooms - each with a full bed. One full bathroom - shower only. Brick patio with grill. Children welcome. No Pets. Available May through October. Rates based on 2 people. Add $20 per night for each additional adult and $5 per night for each additional child (17 years or younger). Call us directly to adjust booking rate for additional children.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Maria

Breakfast Included. Serene shades of soft aquamarine and ivory lend a dreamy quality to this room. A hand tied lace canopy covers a queen-size four poster bed. The furnishings are in English scrubbed pine antiques. Windows are draped in creamy lace. A reading nook and glimpse of the bay make this room a favorite of many guests. Private bath with shower only. Adults only. No Pets.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

#2 Teal Cottage

Breakfast Not Included. Newly renovated bath and kitchen. A private hideaway where you can't be found - yet close to everything in the village. Features two bedrooms - one with a queen bed and one with a full bed. One full bathroom - shower only. Gas fireplace. Deck with forest view. Children welcome. No Pets. Available May through October. Rates based on 2 people. Add $20 per night for each additional adult and $5 per night for each additional child (17 years or younger). Call us directly to adjust booking rate for additional children.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Jessie

Breakfast Included. High Victorian in every detail. The queen size carved walnut bed with its eight foot headboard and matching armoire date back to the Renaissance Revival period. Adjoining the bedroom, through an arched entrance, is the "dressing room" with a double whirlpool and fireplace. A private bath with shower connects to the "dressing room". Both rooms are decorated in documentary wallpapers, oriental rugs and authentic period detail. Adults only. No Pets.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

#3 Dove Cottage

Breakfast Not Included. "Scandanavian country" style. Perfect for just two or a family of three. Features two bedrooms - one with a queen bed and one tiny room with a twin bed. One full bathroom - shower/tub combination with whirlpool. Gas fireplace. Deck with grill. Children welcome. No Pets. Open all year. Rates based on 2 people. Add $20 per night for each additional adult and $5 per night for each additional child (17 years or younger). Call us directly to adjust booking rate for additional children.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

#4 Lark Cottage

Breakfast Not Included. Completely renovated. Our largest and most popular cottage with a fieldstone gas fireplace. Features two bedrooms - one with a queen bed and one with a full and twin. One full bathroom with jetted tub and shower. Deck with grill. Children welcome. No Pets. Open all year. Rates based on 2 people. Add $20 per night for each additional adult and $5 per night for each additional child (17 years or younger). Call us directly to adjust booking rate for additional children.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double , 1 Twin

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Location

Location Type

Small town

Airport

Green Bay, WI (GRB-Austin Strauble Field)

Directions to property:

From Green Bay take Exit 185 (Route 57) North to Sturgeon Bay. Route 57 will join with Route 42 which will take you up the Door County peninsula into Fish Creek. Upon entering the village , you will wind down a steep hill (the bluff). Turn right on Bluff Lane (first street on the right) which is one block before you reach Main Street. Thorp House Inn and Cottages will be 1.5 blocks down Bluff Lane on your right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, Peninsula Art School, Historic Noble House, Golf Courses, Door Community Auditorium, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Historic Guided Walks, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00
  • Check Out:: 10:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Cottages Only
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: View rates/availability on our website
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of 50% of the base rate before taxes is required on all reservations.
  • Cancellations: Refunds will be made on cancellations received 14 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. Deposits on cancellations with less than the required notice will be refunded only if the space is re-rented. Moving an existing reservation to a future date is considered a cancellation. Refunds are not available for late arrivals or early departures. Reservations for a single night stay require a 100% deposit. Reservations for groups booking 3 or more units (Inn Rooms and /or Cottages) for the same dates require a 100% deposit which is non-refundable (notification prior to the deadline is not honored). A cancellation fee of $25 per room/cottage booked is subtracted from all refunds.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Melanie Camp, Innkeeper

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental Plus

  • Cost: Inn rooms only
  • Time Served: 8:30-10:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

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