Open Hearth Lodge | Review

Finding a hotel in Door County can be difficult. Since the county has next to no chain hotels, it can be hard to predict what you are paying up to thousands of dollars for. That’s why I wrote this review of Open Hearth Lodge. As a Door County local, I want you to have a successful visit to Door County, and to come away fully satisfied with your lodging.

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Open Hearth Lodge | Review Summary

Open Hearth Lodge is a great option for families due to the free breakfast and for those traveling with pets. But, the cleanliness, friendly staff, and homelike atmosphere will appeal to all sorts of travelers.

– Mark Stoneman

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Location
Facilities & Amenities
Cleanliness
Staff
Cost
Comfort

Summary

Open Hearth Lodge offers a homey feel with attentive, friendly staff and a high level of cleanliness. It is on the edge of Sister Bay, which is in the heart of the tourist area of Door County. However, it is neither walkable nor near water. Customers appreciate the facilities it has, though they are more limited than some hotels in the area. Cost is average, and it offers a good level of comfort.

3.9

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Like all hotels in Door County, Country House Resort books up well in advance, especially during prime tourist season. Don’t hesitate to check availability for this great property.

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Quick Facts: Open Hearth Lodge

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Cozy and pet-friendly hotel with a free breakfast.

Location: Sister Bay
Family friendly
Pet friendly
Free breakfast
Waterfront
Water views
Walkable
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Hot tub
Sauna
Gym
Restaurant
Bar
Suites
Cottages
Private beach
Playground
Equipment Rentals
EV charging station
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Detailed Review

Overall Score: 3.9

In our post on the best hotels in Door County, we rated Open Hearth Lodge the best pet-friendly hotel. Here are the factors that led us to give it this rating:

  • Cozy accommodations
  • Homelike feel
  • Close proximity to Sister Bay
  • High level of cleanliness
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free breakfast
  • Friendly, accommodating staff

Family travelers will also love Open Hearth Lodge due to its free breakfast, which is rare in Door County.

One important thing to know about Open Hearth Lodge is its location. While it is close to all the attractions of Sister Bay, it is on the edge of town and not by water. Those who want water views or walkability should look to another property.

Location

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Open Hearth Lodge is located at the edge of Sister Bay, one of the most popular locations in Door County. Staying at Open Hearth Lodge means that you will be close to many of the top attractions in Door County.

While Open Hearth Lodge has a good location close to many attractions, some visitors might want a property with a different location for a few reasons. First, Open Hearth Lodge is not on the water. Second, Open Hearth Lodge is not on a large parcel. Third, Open Hearth Lodge is not walkable.

Despite those downsides, most visitors will appreciate the location of Open Hearth Lodge.

Nearby Attractions

Nearby attractions include

Address

2669 S Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234

Facilities and Amenities

All-in-all, Open Hearth Lodge has good facilities and amenities that will suit most travelers. One major amenity that families will appreciate is the free breakfast, which is a rarity in Door County.

However, Open Hearth Lodge has fewer amenities than some other properties. For example, it does not have an outdoor pool, tennis courts, water views, or a private beach. That is why we gave Open Hearth Lodge 3 stars for facilities and amenities.

The room was really nice. It was one with a kitchenette and sitting room with a fireplace and a separate bedroom.The place had just a generally warm and cozy feel to it. They had board games in the room and other nice touches.
Customer testimonial

Accomodations

Open Hearth Lodge offers the following accommodation types:

  • 2 queen bed rooms. Sleep 4.
  • 1 king bed rooms. Sleep 2.
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed rooms. Sleep 4.
  • One-bedroom apartments with 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed. Sleep 4.
  • Two-bedroom apartments with 2 king beds and 1 sofa bed. Sleep 6.
  • 2 queen beds and 1 sofa bed rooms. Sleep 5.
  • Whirlpool tub rooms
  • Suites
  • Pet-friendly rooms

Amenities

In-room amenities vary according to the type of accommodation. Amenities can include:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Pet-friendly rooms
  • Cable TV
  • Coffee maker
  • Whirlpool tub
  • EV charging station

Facility amenities include:

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Indoor pool
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • BBQ grils
  • Garden
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Gym
  • Playground

Cleanliness

Open Hearth Lodge maintains a high level of cleanliness throughout the property.

Staff

Open Hearth Lodge has attentive, helpful, and friendly staff. They will help you not only to have a pleasant stay at the property but also a great vacation to Door County.

We loved the friendliness and welcoming atmosphere most of all.
Customer testimonial

Cost

Open Hearth Lodge has a relatively average cost for similar properties in Door County. This is why we gave it 3 out of 5 stars.

Comfort

All-in-all, Open Hearth Lodge offers a high level of comfort. It’s casual and homey atmosphere means that you will feel at ease here. This is a good place to rest up for Door County adventures.

Pros

Indoor pools
Pet-friendly
Free breakfast
Great staff
Comfortable, homey feel

Cons

Not walkable
No private beach
No water views

Summary: Open Hearth Lodge

Open Hearth Lodge offers a homey feel with attentive, friendly staff and a high level of cleanliness. It is on the edge of Sister Bay, which is in the heart of the tourist area of Door County. However, it is neither walkable nor near water. Customers appreciate the facilities it has, though they are more limited than some hotels in the area. Cost is average, and it offers a good level of comfort.

Hotels book up in Door County months in advance. If you think that Open Hearth Lodge is a good option for your Door County trip, do not hesitate to check availability.

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