The White Lace Inn
March 2004 Newsletter
All in the wild March morning I heard the Angels
It was when the moon was setting, and the dark was over all;
The trees began to whisper, and the wind began to roll,
And in the wild March morning, I heard them call my soul.
-- Alfred Lord Tennysonf
Ah, March – the month of transition -- part winter and part spring! March can usher in temperatures
so warm and air so moist, that we optimistically inspect our gardens in the hopes of seeing new shoots pushing through the earth. Or it can give us a last glimpse of winter with blustery winds and blowing snow reminding us that spring is not quite here! But March’s saving grace is that we know -- even as we switch between boots and sandals -- that spring makes its official entrance on the 21st.
Whatever the weather, take a break from your spring cleaning and come visit us while our
Winter White Sale rates are still in effect. Through May 1, we’re taking $31 per night off our weekend (Friday and Saturday) rates. That means that you can
enjoy a room with a fireplace or a whirlpool starting at $99 per night. As always, our
winter weeknight rates (Sunday through Thursday) are an amazing bargain with rooms starting at $70 per night. All our stays include our delicious full breakfast, homemade chocolate chip cookies, wonderful hot teas and cider and, of course, the warmth and hospitality that have made the White Lace Inn a Door County tradition.
Give us a call toll free at 877-948-5223 to make your reservations.
Spring is in the air…………..and so is romance!
White Lace Inn has once again been named one of the Top 10 Romantic Inns of 2004 by American Historic Inns and
iLoveInns.com. This year's top ten were selected from the 100 romantic inns awarded this distinction over the past ten years. Inns were chosen for a variety of attributes, including romantic setting, luxurious decor, hospitality and overall romantic mystique. "This year was more difficult than usual, " said author and publisher Deborah Sakach. "As our staff revisited the list of 100 inns chosen over the past 10 years, we recalled how incredibly romantic and special each one is. Our final list includes romantic historic inns from different areas of the United States."
The specially chosen inns are listed below. The year next to each inn represents their original appearance on the Top 10 Most Romantic List.
· The Harbor House
Inn, Elk, CA (1994)
· Two Meeting Street
Inn, Charleston, SC (1994)
· The Captain Lord Mansion, Kennebunkport, Maine
· Monmouth Plantation, Natchez, Mississippi
· White Lace Inn, Sturgeon Bay, Door County, Wi (1998)
· Simpson House Inn, Santa Barbara, CA (1999)
· Melhana The Grand Plantation, Thomasville, GA (2001)
· Cliff House at Pikes
Peak, Manitou Springs, CO (2002)
· Columbia Gorge Hotel, Hood River, OR (2002)
· Abigail Stoneman Inn, Newport, RI (2003)
We are delighted to note that seven of the selected inns are fellow members of Select Registry. Select Registry consists of over 400 of the finest country inns, B&B's and unique small hotels in North America. White Lace Inn is proud to have been a Select Registry member since 1988.
Whether you’re coming to Door County to tuck in or play hard – or both – there’s something for everyone this month.
On March 6, 13 & 20, you can enjoy a Progressive Dinner
experience as Door County Trolley transports you from place to place for hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, dinner and dessert. For reservations or information about this popular winter event, call 920-868-1100 or 920-743-8734.
Have you taken a winery tour lately? At the center of Door County, Simon Creek Winery is the largest
vineyard in Wisconsin. Winery tours are free and feature a complete review of the wine making process from harvest through bottling and casing. The tour ends at the tasting room where a lounge are and outdoor terrace allow visitors to sample wines in comfort. Simon Creek recently received
Silver Medals in this year’s American Wine Society competition for their American Gewurztraminer and their “Untouchable Red” Ruby Cabernet. You’ll also enjoy the selection of wining and dining accessories featured in the beautiful gift shop. For more information, contact Simon Creek Winery at 920-746-9307.
If you’re here on March 13, why not join us for our annual St. Patrick’s Day parade? Downtown Sturgeon Bay will be green for a day as the parade kicks off the festivities at 11:00 a.m. For details, see sturgeonbay.net .
In the mood for jazz? On Friday, March 12, Playtime Jazz returns to Third Avenue Playhouse by popular demand! This contemporary jazz group is known for their artful blend of smooth jazz and R & B. Playtime was featured at the Ripon Jazz
Festival in 2003 and has received Band of the Year awards in both Wisconsin and Minnesota.
On Saturday, March 13, Third Avenue Playhouse presents Unplugged, a performance piece by Chicago author, Paul McComas. Based on McComas’s bestselling novel, Unplugged is part concert and part one-act play. It follows the personal story of Dayna Clay, a 27-year-old rocker who flees to the Badlands of South Dakota following an unsuccessful suicide attempt. Unplugged has been performed in 35 cities from Alaska to Boston and was hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “a tale of healing and hope.” Don’t miss an opportunity to see this compelling, unique and unforgettable theater piece. For ticket information, call 920-743-1760.
As always, don’t forget to stop in and say hello to the staff at the Dancing
Bear, our gift shop in town. We’re featuring some exciting new product lines for spring. Be sure to get samples of our “Country” Club shea butter soap and our new line of Japanese skin care products by Yu-Be. Our antique marble plaques by Stone Sense have arrived and are flying out of the store. Plaques feature words of wisdom and can be purchased with table stands or garden stakes.
Now you can purchase your White Lace Inn gift certificates on-line at our Dancing Bear Gift Shop!
Click here and see how easy it is to give the gift of romance!
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