Whitewashed porches, rocking chairs, lovely gardens and the beguiling blue waters of Green Bay make Edgewater Resort a Door County destination. Rooms aren’t directly on the shore, but guests can walk across Highway 42 to grab a chair and watch the sunset or just bask in the brilliance of the bay any time of day. This is ideal lodging for vacationers who wants lake views, a small-town feel, and easy access to Ephraim museums and attractions.
Edgewater reflects a cottage style that feeds Door County’s reputation as the Cape Cod of the Midwest. Several two-story white buildings house 26 suites decked out in floral fabrics, white trim, and pine or painted furniture. Basic rooms with mini fridges and microwaves start at $79 a night off-season, $139 a night during peak season. Two-bedroom suites with living areas, full kitchens, fireplaces and whirlpool tubs run $199 to $359 a night. (There also are four pet-friendly cottages behind the main buildings; reserve early if you want one.)
Guests can order cherry pancakes, waffles and other breakfast standards at the resort’s Old Post Office Restaurant, also known for its Door County fish boils, traditional local dinners that include whitefish, potatoes, coleslaw and cherry pie.