Up At The Lodge from Open Hearth Lodge

Giving Thanks

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The holidays arrive at a time when Door County has slowed down, and the hustle of the busy season is put on hold for another winter. This makes for a great time to take stock of the blessings we’ve received this year.

Our loyal guests and new friends delivered another successful season for Open Hearth Lodge, and allowed us to grow with the construction of our new, dog-friendly expansion. Our family and employees have remained healthy and happy and our Door County residents and independent businesses have continued to thrive while keeping Door County a special place that travel-starved visitors are able to enjoy.

For these reasons and many more, we give thanks and encourage you to consider your blessings as well. 

Combating Cold Weather

No one knows how to weather cold weather better than Door County residents, so we decided to provide some of our tried and true tactics for warming yourself during the cold season. The only catch here is that these items require you to visit Door County, but we think it is one of the coziest places you can be in winter.

The cold weather and the holidays bring plenty of warming meals, but soup is often overlooked despite its quick body-warming nature. You’ll find great soups at many establishments in Door County, here are just a few:
Soup’s on in Door County: Three restaurants that serve unique soups for chilly fall days

The Holiday Spirit brings with it an undeniable warming sensation. Bundle up, and check out the myriad attractions to celebrate in Door County:
Celebrate the Holidays

Most importantly, you’ll need cozy accommodations for your stay, and Open Hearth Lodge specializes in cozy. From the warmth of the fireplace to our unique specials, we’ll keep you warm and ready to enjoy Door County:
Open Hearth Lodge Specials & Packages

Local Vendors and European Style

We couldn’t be more excited that the Sister Bay Christkindlmarkt is opening soon! The hours and list of vendors have been released, so you can get a jump on your gift planning. Before you go, get a quick introduction to this great European tradition:

A Brief History of Christmas Markets

What’s a Christkindlmarkt?

Photo Credit: Chris Miller Photography

The Cherry Will Drop

After the unfortunate pandemic cancellation last year, this year’s The FM 106.9 The Lodge Cherry Drop and related celebration are shaping up to be the biggest ever! Ice skating, a bonfire, dining and shopping specials and more round out this very eventful New Year’s celebration. 

SisterBay.com: New Year’s Eve Celebration and the fm 106.9 The Lodge Cherry Drop™

One More Thing: The Mayor of Door County? 

It’s always great when Door County earns a new raving fan, but this one is such a big deal that we had to give him the key: 

Packers Running back AJ Dillon receives key to Door County

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