7 Reasons to Host Your Bachelorette Party in Door County
Every best friend knows hosting a bachelorette party is no small feat! The booking, planning, and coordinating can seem like an impossible task and, at times, overwhelming for that perfection-seeking maid of honor. Luckily, Door County provides the perfect venue with a variety of activities to satisfy even the choosiest of brides-to-be!
1. Venues and Fine-Dining
Deep in the heart of America’s Dairyland, Door County is known for its homemade ice cream and upscale cheeses but hidden among the tourist attractions are a few local gems that are bound to have your party leaving delighted and content. One of my local favorites, The Waterfront restaurant, lives up to its name! Located on the Sister Bay waterfront, The Waterfront offers a fine dining option with a view. You and your bridal party can enjoy a fine dining experience with a spectacular view of the sunset.
Another fan favorite, Trixie’s is located in Ephriam and captures the essence of Door County through their locally sources food and extensive wine bar. Picturesque and quaint, a trip to Trixie’s will leave your bridal party with heartwarming and lasting memories. Trixie’s is perfect for an afternoon of wine tasting or a night on the town with your bridal party!
2. Life’s Better On The Lake
If you like being on the water Door County is the place for you! Paddle boarding, kayaking, and boating are perfect activities for a party of any size. Cave Point Paddle and Pedal offers several Watersport options that your bridal party will certainly love! For the adventurous type, try out a half-day Cana Island Lighthouse Tour that includes a paddle to Cana Island and a picturesque picnic in front of the lighthouse.
Allow your bride to find her zen during a paddle board yoga class lead by professional yoga instructors. Your party will leave relaxed and stress free after a morning of Vinyasa overlooking the serene waters of Gordon Lodge.
If your group wants a relaxing ride on the water, try out Door County Kayak Tours’ Zodiac Boat Tour. This tour displays the highlights of Cave Point County Park from the stunning perspective of the water, looking out into the caves and coves of the park.
3. Biking, Hiking & More
Door County has a little bit of everything. For our outdoorsy types, Door County has many parks and hiking trails to explore! Door Bluff County Park features a breathtaking outlook that looks out over the whole bay. Another good option is Cave Point County Park which has a hiking path that covers the extent of the park and Whitefish Dunes State Park as well. This trail follows the edge of the cliffs that provide a memorable experience with your closest friends.
What’s more fun than a relaxing bike ride? Biking with friends! Take your bridal party on the bike ride of a lifetime on Cave Point Paddle and Pedal’s Quad Bikes! Each bike can hold either two or four people and a guide is available to give your tour access to the best hidden gems of Door County while you pedal along the beautiful Door County coast. Photo by Collin Richter.
The Ridges Sanctuary is another fabulous option. The Sanctuary features a boarded walk that offers a perfect natural experience for the less outdoorsy ladies. It also provides a perfect background for that Instagram worthy group picture!
5. Shop ‘Til You Drop
Composed of 13 different shops, Founders Square is located in Fish Creek, WI and has a historic charm that is inviting to all guests and tourists. While Founders Square is only thirteen shops, it is surrounded by dozens of other shops that are easily within walking distance. Fish Creek is the perfect place for a shopping day, quick stop for ice cream, or looking for the perfect souvenirs to make your bachelorette party getaway one to remember.
For a rustic shopping experience visit Lautenbach’s Orchard to sample cherry pie, housemade salsas, and hard cider. Lautenbach’s is the perfect stop for local Door County snacks and drinks. Although Lautenbach’s is primarily an orchard the market and winery has so much more to offer! Stop by to see for yourself and be a part of the true Door County Experience. Photo by Collin Richter.
Egg Harbor’s Main Street Shops creates a sleek and modern feel for any shopping excursion. Featuring Door County Confectionary and Ablue Gifts Main Street Shops has a lot to offer, from bath salts and beauty supplies to ice cream and decadent chocolates, your party will not be disappointed with an outing to Main Street Shops!
6. Embrace Your Artistic Side
Feed your artistic side with a trip to Anderson Dock. Including an art gallery, antique barn, and spectacular view no trip to Door County is complete without a trip to this iconic destination. Everyone in your party will find something to marvel at during your trip to this beautiful hidden gem and capture the moment with a few photos along the way.
Every bachelorette party needs a night on the town! Husby’s is not only the nightlife destination here in Door County but it often has indoor and outdoor live music of all different styles and genres. Often featuring local bands your bridal party will experience, first hand, the creativity and talent hiding within Wisconsin’s best vacation destination. With an indoor sports bar as well as an outdoor bar -“The Garage”- is the perfect place for dinner, drinks, and dancing.
7. Find Your Home Away From Home
Located in Ephriam, one of Door County’s hotspots, Eagle Harbor Inn is a cozy bed and breakfast that offers only the finest to its guests. The Inn includes a fitness center, a sauna, and an assortment of outdoor activities that are available to all guests. Eagle Harbor has a variety of rooms and spaces to accommodate your group and their friendly staff is more than willing to help you make your stay as comfortable as possible. Thriving as one of Door County’s top rated inns and plenty of activities within itself, Eagle Harbor Inn welcomes you and your party is certain to enjoy your stay.
If your party is looking for something closer to the bottom of the peninsula, Stone Harbor Resort is the place for you. Located directly on the water, every room in the resort has a gorgeous view overlooking the outdoor pool, patio, or dock area. Stone Harbor offers suites with three rooms sleeping up to ten people, the Three Bedroom Premier Loft Suite would be the perfect match for any bachelorette party. With spacious rooms and beautiful views, the Stone Harbor creates the perfect atmosphere for your weekend success.
With everything it has to offer, it is evident that Door County is the perfect getaway for any bridal party! From the athletic brides to the life of the party, Door County has something for everyone and is guaranteed to leave your bride-to-be beaming with joy!
Blog written by Sarah Labitzke