What to Expect this Summer at the Chanticleer Guest House

Chnaticleer Guest house summer 2013

Summer is always an exciting season here at the Chanticleer. Not only do we get to meet and greet many new visitors, but we also look forward to seeing old friends returning for a chance to rest, relax, and enjoy the beauty of Door County.

There are so many festivals and events to take part in here over the summer months that sometimes we lose count! For example, the cherry harvest is in full swing during the middle of July. Why not visit the many farmers’ markets across the region and sample fresh cherries, cherry jam, and fresh-baked cherry pie? There are several markets to choose from, including the Sister Bay and Sturgeon Bay markets that open up on Saturdays from June to October. During your trip, don’t forget to sample some wine, or some of Wisconsin’s renowned cheeses. There’s also the all-you-can-eat Belgian waffle breakfast happening in Brussels on June 23rd if you like heartier fare.

Delicious food isn’t the only reason to visit Door County in the summer, though. There’s also the natural beauty of our waters, trails, and parks. For example, if you love hiking, then you’ll love taking part in National Trails Day on June 1st or the State Park Open House Day on June 2nd. If you’d like to learn more about our local heritage, you can also attend the Door County Lighthouse Festival, which runs from June 7th to July 9th.

On top of that, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the arts, like the Birch Creek Concert Series in Egg Harbor. If you’re looking to see live performances of The Bard, Door County has those too – Door Shakespeare is running productions of both Macbeth and Love’s Labour’s Lost throughout July and August at the lovely Bjorklunden estate near Baileys Harbor.

These events don’t even scratch the surface of all the variety that’s available to enjoy in Door County over the summer. The best way to find out all we have to offer is to visit yourselves – we at the Chanticleer Guest House guarantee that we’ll provide everything you need to enjoy your stay in beauty and comfort.

The Baby Sheep Arrival at The Chanticleer Farm

Spring is here, and that means so many things in Door County. The weather is getting warmer and the grass is getting greener. One of the loveliest things about spring, though, is the fact that you’ll get to see lots of baby animals romping around with their mothers on all of the farms.

What better way to celebrate the new season than to see so much new life around you? We here at the Chanticleer have been getting ready to welcome those who want to experience what it’s like to see Door County in full bloom. In particular, we’d love our visitors to visit the welcome this year’s lambs.

Yes! We have sheep at the Chanticleer Guest House! Our lambing season starts on April 10th, just in time for the flowers to bloom. If you stay with us during the spring, you’ll not only get to see Door County at its springtime best, but you’ll also get to experience the pleasures of petting a beautiful young lamb’s wool.

During your stay, there are many other festivals and events you can attend to welcome the return of spring. For example, there’s the Festival of Blossoms, which is celebrated across the entire county from mid-April until June. You can tour our region from one end to the other and take in all of the gardens, woods, and orchards in full bloom.

If you’re up for a guided tour, there’s also the Spring Trolley Blossom Tour, which happens every Saturday morning in April and May, as well as a daily series of Segway eco-tours. During your trip, you’ll have the chance to see all of Door County’s beauty, from cherry orchards to lighthouses to the lakeside bluffs. If you prefer the water, we recommend attending the Sturgeon Bay Shipyard Tours on May 5th.

Whatever you decide to see, you’ll be guaranteed a pleasurable, relaxing stay at the Chanticleer Guest House. Our private cabins will provide you with the perfect setting to rest and rejuvenate after a busy day of farms, flowers, and local color. We look forward to welcoming you this spring!