Door County, Wisconsin – The Hotel …

We heard so much about Door County that Mr Man and I decided to go there for our vacation this year.  

(Camping in Duluth was out, due to all the flooding, as they closed the State Park. We were hoping that Miss Precious would be able to come and experience camping. Oh well there is always next year)

Mr Man booked the hotel and he told me all about it … It has character, is older, but clean, and it gets high marks on “Trip Advisor” (his fave). I always tell him “As long as we are together, I am good!”
We traveled 6 hours by truck with our bikes in tow. The Holiday Motel was to be our home for the next 6 days …
Motel sign
Holiday Motel
Yup, that is Mr Man’s truck and our bikes :) Mine is the white one ….
The Holiday Motel

The chairs were so nice to relax in at the end of the day. People watching is fun too!

Holiday Motel

The Lobby made me laugh when I saw it …. A Christmas tree and presents? Well, the place IS called … The Holiday Motel :) And, who doesn’t have a Raven on the top of the Christmas Tree?

The Holiday Motel

It didn’t take us long to realize that this was a very “Artsy” area. The picture behind the desk, of the woman, was by an artist that had paintings all over town. (Even on buildings!)

The Holiday Motel
The Holiday Motel

They had an old telephone booth closet that was now empty but you could write on the walls showing that you were there. I never did get around to doing that, although I wanted to. I did sign the guest book, maybe that counts :)

The Holiday Motel

Breakfast every morning was complimentary and this mini retro diner was to die for. In order to make your breakfast you had to be behind the counter and it made you feel, at first, as if you didn’t belong there. You could sit at the bar or at the table on the left. Sooo cute ….

The Holiday Motel

One had to be very QUIET though, as down the hall there could be people sleeping.  Shhhh!

On the counter was a small fridge that held all things cold that you might want. I thought the word magnets were such a cute touch.

The Holiday Motel

We had a corner room on the 2nd floor that looked out to the sign. I liked that! It also had windows on both walls and the cross breeze was the bestest ever! The temps were in the high 70′s and gorgeous.

The Holiday Motel

The furniture in the room was metal and even though the phone looks like it is a rotary one, it really is a push button. The red against the sea blue painted walls really popped!

The Holiday Motel
The Holiday Motel

There was an 8 track player on the top shelf that actually worked. The music wasn’t something that we would listen to but it was fun to reminisce.

The Holiday Motel

Gotta love the bathroom, although the photo is really bad grainy. :) Most of the things in this hotel were original. In the bathroom … I believed it!

Mr Man

Dinner with Mr Man was across the street from our hotel, looking out toward the lift bridge on Sturgeon Bay. This restaurant was really hopping that night, and I took this photo along with the rest of the water pics, after the place cleared out a bit. Gosh, I love this man!!!

Sturgeon Bay
Sturgeon Bay

Such a wonderful first day …. and now to get some sleep … with our night light :)

The Holiday Motel
Hugs,
 
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6 Responses to "Door County, Wisconsin – The Hotel …"

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  1. Jane

    August 21, 2012 at 6:56 AM

    What a cute place! I love Door County soooo much – it is like going back in time and cutting edge at the same time. Last year we took the ferry over to Washington Island and stayed at Holiday Lodge, which has a similar vibe as your holiday. Wonder if they are owned by the same folks? Since you are bike riders, have you ever gone over to the island? The biking is amazing and you swear you have gone way back intime – such a quiet pace. Glad you had a good time! Jane@Bluebird1959

  2. JOY 2 JOURNEY

    August 21, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    We did get over to Washington Island! You are getting ahead of me :) You are right tho! It was like going back in time!
    Hugs,
    J2J

  3. must love junk

    August 26, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    Looks so fun! I always love visiting some place new! :)
    Susan

  4. JOY 2 JOURNEY

    August 27, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    It was fun! It would be absolutely beautiful in the Fall!!!
    Hugs,
    Bj

  5. Jann Olson

    September 9, 2012 at 8:45 PM

    Hi,
    Hubby and I vacationed in Door County two years ago in August. We stayed just outside of Fish Creek. I loved every minute of this trip. We toured all of the little towns and found some fun shops. We hope to return in the Fall sometime. Glad you had a good time.
    Hugs,
    Jann

  6. JOY 2 JOURNEY

    September 13, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    We would do it again … in the Fall too. Fish Creek was a great area to stay :) You chose well! Thanks for stopping by,
    Hugs,
    Bj

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