Up At The Lodge from Open Hearth Lodge

Introducing Our Monthly Newsletter: Up At The Lodge

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Door County in Winter - Open Hearth Lodge

Door County is a special place – it stays with you after you visit. It’s not uncommon for a memorable Door County experience to pop into your head when you’re sitting at work, or just going about your daily grind. Door County is your happy place, and even though we live here full time, it’s ours too.

This feeling has inspired us to develop Up At The Lodge, our new monthly email newsletter that brings a little bit of Door County to you – wherever you are.

Each issue will bring you unique stories about unique places and events in the Midwest’s most unique county. We’ll bring you interesting information about the area so you can plan your next vacation – or simply take a little mini-vacation in your mind. Let’s go now!

Winter Beauty

2020 is here, and so is Door County winter. What better way to kick off Up At The Lodge than with a tribute to winter on the Penninsula. Personally, we love the comfort of a warm drink and book by our lobby fireplace on a snowy night, but there is a bounty of outdoor beauty to experience in Door County in the Winter. 

Winter in Door County also brings a stillness that you can rarely find anywhere in today’s hectic world. Many of our great restaurants and shops stay open year-round, so there is always plenty to do. Still, you may find that a brisk hike followed by a quiet evening in your whirlpool room makes for a perfect winter getaway. 

If that sparks an idea, we still have plenty of availability this winter. Click here to make your reservation today. In the meantime, here’s some winter inspiration: 

13 Reasons to Love Door County in Winter

There’s Always Next Year

We just missed the boat on this one, but it’s worth highlighting while it’s still fresh in our minds. Be sure to mark your calendar for next New Year’s Eve (and book a room now): Sister Bay has recently become THE PLACE TO BE for NYE.

The dust has only just settled from the 3rd Annual The Lodge Cherry Drop, held outside of Husby’s Food and Spirits. A 300lb lighted cherry has descended to mark the new year to much fanfare, with a slightly smaller crowd than New York City’s Times Square but with the same spirited atmosphere. The Cherry Drop has grown every year and is quickly becoming a must-attend Door County winter event.

But it’s not just the Cherry Drop – Sister Bay also has an outstanding fireworks show earlier in the evening, complete with ice skating and a bonfire. Events take place all day on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day all over the county. From free hikes to special theater performances, there is much to do in D.C. for NYE.

Read more about this past New Year’s events, and plan your trip for next New Year’s celebration now:

End the decade with 10 things to do on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Door County

One More Thing

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but you still have time to plan a trip up to Door County to spend quality time with your special someone. (Don’t for get to check out Open Hearth Lodge’s specials and packages, including our Hearts Ablaze Romance Package.) While you’re here you may want to step outside your cozy room for several great events, including:  

Door County Short Film Fest – February 14-15 in Sister Bay

Winterfest – January 31 – February 2nd in Fish Creek

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