BD Thorp House

BD Thorp House

BD Thorp House

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Experience true Door County charm in this recently renovated, inviting home owned by one of Ephraim’s founding families. The Thorp family history dates back to the 1850’s with the founding of the Village by Reverend Iverson. Family owned for over 60 years, BD, the owner, grew up in this lovingly cared for home. The immaculate interior has a master bedroom with king bed, nautical themed bedroom with queen bed, and country-cottage ambiance in the third bedroom with a double bed. The bathroom boasts a new large walk-in shower with safety rail. Newly updated kitchen comes fully equipped and the home also has a laundry room with washer and dryer. Central air will make your stay more comfortable on those hottest summer days. Large landscaped yard with mature trees, picnic table, Adirondack chairs and hammock.


Fully Stocked Kitchen
Drip Coffee Maker
46″ LED TV
High Speed Wireless Internet
Charcoal Grill
Central Air Conditioning
Washer & Dryer
All beds replaced within the last three years

Location: Ephraim
Bedrooms: 3, King, Queen, Double
Bathroom: 1
Max Occupancy: 6
No Smoking
Pets: No
Satellite/Cable: Yes
Internet: Yes, Wireless
Air Conditioning: Yes
Fire Pit: No


Peak Season Rates, **June 14 – Aug 18**, Aug 29-Sept 1, Oct 10-13, 17-20
$1700/week – $350/night (3 night min)
Shoulder Season Rates, May 17 – June 13, Aug 19- Aug 30 , Sept 2 – Oct 9, 14-16, 21-27, Nov 27-30, Dec 23- Jan 1
$1350/week – $200/night weeknights , $300/night weekends (3 night min)
Off Season Rates, Jan 2 – May 16, Oct 28- Nov 26, Dec 1-22
$900/week – $150/night (3 night min)

Additional cleaning fee per reservation
14% tax extra (6% sales, 8% room)

**All stays during peak season less than 1 week or overlapping designated turnover day are subject to approval.**

Floor Plan Description

The front door opens to the living room straight ahead and to the right. To the left is the dining room; the kitchen is straight through the dining room. The kitchen has an entrance to the backyard that has a picnic table for outdoor meals. A hallway off the dining room leads to the back of the house, where there is a utility room with washer & dryer, a full bath with shower stall only, and three bedrooms (1 king, 1 queen, 1 full).


Guest Comments:

June 2021

“It was welcoming to come into such a clean and efficient home away from home””.

June 2021

“This was the most clean and welcoming place that we have stayed at”.

July 2021

“Another lovely visit for our clan to the BD Thorp Home. Thank you for the cozy house, the big yard and all you do to make us feel welcome”.

July 2021

“Thank you for another wonderful stay at the Thorp House and all you do to make our stay here extremely enjoyable”.

August 2021

“Thank you for sharing your home with us. You must know how much we appreciate a place of calm and refuge after the past difficult months”.

September 2021

“Every stay at the Thorp House is somehow miraculously better than the last. There are always noticeable improvements that make our stay even more delightful.

Thank you for sharing the Thorp House with us, our Door County home away from home”.

October 2021

“Thank you for sharing your charming house with us. Everything was just perfect for our needs and we felt very comfortable”.

July 2020

“Thank you for creating a sanctuary from everything that is going on in the world. Once again, we felt right at home here.”

July 2020

“Thank you for another wonderful stay at the Thorp House! We had a great week and thank you for your generosity. We are planning on coming back next year!”

July 2020

“In these uncertain times its good to know there are few things of which we can be certain. One, of course, is the tender care you take of your rental home and guests. Thank you for making this an oasis from stress. We so appreciate you and your hard work, your kindness, and generosity. From your great grandparents grand hotel to this house is a refreshment. Hospitality is surely in your blood.  We will be back!”

July 2020

“This is our third year at the BD Thorp House and it was just as wonderful as ever. With all the craziness in the world today, we debated coming up here. I am so glad we did. It is wonderful that we can count on this fantastic house to be the perfect place for our yearly vacation. We all needed to get away and relax. Thank you so much for your generosity. We will be back next year and will be counting the time until then.”

August 2020

“This was our first time at the Thorp House. What a wonderful place to stay. We appreciate everything you do and enjoyed the lovely art work very much. We have been coming up to Door County for 50+ years. First time staying in Ephraim- Wilson’s was so close:)”

September 2020

“The 3 of us had a wonderful time. The house is fantastic! Beautiful and very comfortable. It was a very relaxing trip.”

September 2020

“Our return to Thorp House was wonderful. We had 3 glorious days before our trip was cut short by a kidney stone! Rushing out the door but wanted to say “Thank you”! We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Chefs Hat. Perhaps we will be able to return in Oct? Love the new sofa (upholstery?) and new master bedroom bedding since our last day.”

October 2020

“Its a joy to stay in such a clean and well maintained house. Your attention to all the details was quite noticeable. This is our first year at BD Thorp House. We are so happy to celebrate our 30th anniversary. We have been coming to DC for decades, but never stayed in such a marvelous place. The Fall colors viewed out of the front picture window are beautiful. Thank you for sharing this special house with us.”


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