A Girl's Getaway: A Weekend Guide to Door County

There is nothing quite like spending a weekend away with your girlfriends. Door County has everything you need to relax, unwind and catch up with your favorite ladies. If you are looking for some inspiration on what a weekend trip to Door County with your gals could look like, check out a few of my favorite suggestions below. 


Door County is known for its wineries and wine tasting experiences. Here is a list of my favorite go-to wine spots throughout the peninsula.

  • Harbor Ridge Winery (Egg Harbor, WI) – Great spot to grab a glass of wine and listen to live music on their terrace. A quick visit to Wisconsin Cheese Master’s next door is a must if you are a cheese lover. They will help you pair the perfect cheese with your glass of wine.
  • Island Orchard (Ellison Bay, WI) – Not a winery but an absolute gem in Door County. If you are a cider fan, this is a MUST-visit spot. They have a cute indoor tasting room and a quaint outdoor patio that makes the perfect spot to enjoy a flight of their many cider varieties.
  • Simon Creek Vineyard & Winery (Sturgeon Bay, WI) – I love that the Simon Creek Tasting Room is located on their vineyard. They have a large variety of non-fruit wines and many award winners.


Grab a scoop or two at the Door County Ice Cream Factory and Sandwich Shoppe (Sister Bay, WI). They also have a great food menu that includes a variety of subs, pizzas, salads and more. 


A weekend away with your friends is always considered a special occasion. Treat yourself to
a fancy meal at The Waterfront Restaurant in Sister Bay. A great place to watch the sunset. The views are breathtaking!   


Wickman House (Ellison Bay, WI) – Simply put, the drinks are incredible. Their mixologists (or magicians)will whip up the fanciest drinks. Their drinks alone are a reason to stop here, but I highly recommend making reservations here if you are looking for another dinner spot. They offer both indoor and patio dining. You will leave dreaming about your next trip back. Click here to make reservations. 

Husby’s (Sister Bay, WI) – If you are looking for a lovely outdoor patio, then Husby’s is the perfect spot to stop for a drink. Make sure to order at least one of their cherry mules.


What’s a girl's weekend without a bit of pampering? Door County Massage in Egg Harbor offers various massages, including Thai, Swedish, prenatal, and facials. The location is excellent; you can grab a coffee across the street, get lunch next door or browse some shops in between services.


Shop ‘til you drop! If you are looking to add some unique pieces to your wardrobe, check out Spot Clothing Boutique. They have stores in both Sister Bay and Egg Harbor.

Lautenbach’s Orchard Winery & Market (Fish Creek, WI) – Great place for a quick wine tasting and shopping. Lautenbach’s has a great market with Door County souvenirs, local specialty foods, and more. Also, a great spot to see the cherry blossoms in the spring and pick cherries in the summer.

Seaquist Orchards Farm Market - (Sister Bay, WI) - Just a mile down the road from Beechwood Cottage! Great spot for fresh baked goods and Door County favorites. Don't forget to grab a fresh Apple Cider Donut.


Capture the memories!  Snap some group photos at Cave Point County Park, climb to the top of the new Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park or pull over for a quick selfie at the Anderson's Dock in Ephraim. 

Most importantly, enjoy the quality time you get to have with your friends. Safe travels!




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