Ideally located between the towns of Ephraim and Sister Bay,…
Lakeside Forest Retreat
Relax and recharge in this fully renovated, lakeside gem with a sun-drenched, private beach on Lake Michigan, a firepit and an outdoor gas fireplace, a gas grill, deck… all with gorgeous views of the lake, and just steps away from hiking trails and an internationally recognized park.
Located just past Ellison Bay on the northeast end of Door County, enjoy cooler summers and warmer winters as you watch the sunrise over the lake from your deck or from the comfort of your living room. Search for fossils and shells along the sand and stone of your private beach, or take a dip in the cool, clear waters of Lake Michigan, all while enjoying the soothing sound of the waves washing onto the smooth pebbles.
Ten minutes from Ellison Bay, twenty minutes from the food and shopping of Sister Bay, and just minutes from the Washington Island ferry, you’ll be close to everything yet far enough away from it all to be able to relax and enjoy nature, like the gorgeous Hotz Trail in the Europe Bay Natural Area which is just steps away from your front door. Elevated above the lake, the wooded Hotz Trail is perfect for jogging, hiking, cross country skiing, or mushroom hunting, and if you follow it for about a mile it will take you to the sandy, secluded shores of the Liberty Grove Town Park beach. Or take the fork in the trail to visit the beautiful wildlife of Europe Lake, less than a mile away.
Once the sun goes down, enjoy time with your loved ones around a fire. Choose the fire pit or the outdoor gas fireplace. And while you’re out there, don’t forget to look up! Our geographic location makes the sky especially dark which is why nearby Newport State Park is Wisconsin’s first International Dark Sky Park. Newport State Park is also a great place to bring your bike and hit the trails.
And if the weather isn’t working out, we’ve got you covered! You can watch storms roll in off the lake from the huge picture windows on both floors, or relax with board games, DVDs, books, wifi, and a kids playhouse in the front yard.
Your retreat awaits, ready to make every day you spend here something special!
Location: Gills Rock
Bedrooms: 3, Queen, Queen, 2 Twin
Bathrooms: 1.5 (shower only)
Max Occupancy: 6
Cable/Satellite: Direct Tv
Air Conditioning: Yes, Window Units in bedrooms, living room and kitchen
Fire Pit: Yes
Lakeside gas fireplace
Outside dining table and gas grill on the deck
DVD player, games and books available
Indoor electric fireplace
Additional cleaning fee per reservation
13.5% tax extra (5.5% sales, 8% room)
**All stays during peak season less than 1 week or overlapping designated turnover day are subject to approval.**