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Bay Shore Inn: The Destination Door County Resort with Something for Everyone!

Nestled on our own private beach just minutes from Sturgeon Bay restaurants and shopping, Bay Shore Inn combines world-class resort amenities with top-notch customer service and friendliness. Come experience the ambience that this historic inn is famous for—incredible Door County sunsets, beautiful scenery, and an exquisite waterfront setting!

Spacious one and two-bedroom suites offer king size beds, whirlpool tubs, and fully equipped kitchens with granite countertops, HD TV’s, and your own private deck to enjoy the breath-taking sunsets across the bay.

Bay Shore Inn truly has something for everyone. Need the perfect family vacation spot? We’ve got families that are on their second and third generation of summers at Bay Shore Inn. Hankering for a romantic weekend getaway? No matter what the season, our resort has an intimate atmosphere that won’t let you down. Searching for a recreation hub? You have year-round sports and recreation activities that will keep you hopping—and kayaking, swimming, biking, skiing, fishing, hiking, boating—you get the idea!

Bay Shore Inn got its start as the Hanson Farm when Door County was known for its dairy farms, cherry orchards, stone quarries, and shipbuilding industry. After World War I, the Hanson family decided to join the new and growing vacation and recreational resort business. The original Bay Shore Inn was founded in 1922. Matilda Hanson, then known as the best cook in Door County, never turned down a traveler at mealtime, and the resort quickly gained a reputation for incredible hospitality. Over the years, the resort has grown, but its reputation for quality and hospitality continues.

Today, Bay Shore Inn is the perfect family vacation spot, or romantic escape, as well as an ideal setting for an intimate wedding or special event destination. We can accommodate up to 60 guests in our reception facilities. Local catering and entertainment options will create an event full of the splendor and magic uniquely experienced in the “Cape Cod” of the Midwest.

We look forward to meeting you during your next trip to Door County! Relax in our indoor and outdoor pools. Enjoy our fitness, game rooms, and tennis courts. Tour the beautiful scenery on a bike or explore our waters with your choice of kayak, paddle, or rowboat. Or just kick back in our famous Adirondack chairs and glory in the setting sun at the end of another perfect day at the Bay Shore Inn.

Come join our Bay Shore Inn community—and experience Something Special in Door County."

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