White Lace Inn April 2003 Newsletter
Spring is busting out all over in Sturgeon Bay! What a welcome sight it is to see the ice in the Bay giving way to blue water. Little by little, the days are getting longer and tiny green shoots are poking up through the ground. You can literally see our spirits rising along with the temperatures!
At the Inn, we’ve put the final touches on our spring cleaning and redecorating and we’re ready to greet the spring and summer seasons – and you!
Spring is still considered part of the “quiet season” in Door County, so it’s a great time to enjoy all the things the County has to offer before the busy season is upon us.
………………….bring May flowers, and they also bring some great deals on room rates. Our
Winter White Sale is still in effect through April 26. Enjoy a blazing fire or a bubbling whirlpool on a cool spring evening for as low as
$99 per night on weekends (Friday and Saturday) and $69 per night on weekdays (Sunday through Thursday). Of course, all stays include our delicious full breakfast. Give us a call
toll free at 877-948-5223 to make your reservation. And read on to see what the first full month of spring has in store for you!
Not only have we taken the cover off our fishpond at the Inn, but the sturgeon are poised to reappear throughout Sturgeon Bay. Those of you who’ve visited us in the summer may remember our
Sturgeon Around the Bay. Decorative sturgeons are designed by local artists, sponsored by local businesses and displayed throughout the town from early May until they are auctioned off in late August. This year, Cherie Therrien, one of our innkeepers, is again designing a sturgeon. Cherie’s been with the White Lace Inn for 17 years. If you’ve stayed with us in the past, you may have seen examples of her artistry in Rooms
1 (Pictured), 3 and C and Suites B, 16 & 19. We’re delighted to be sponsoring Cherie’s sturgeon along with the Dancing Bear and May Realty. We’ll keep you posted on her progress! For more information on Sturgeon Around the Bay, visit the Door County Maritime Museum’s website,
Take the High Road
Spring is the perfect time to take a driving tour of Door County. You can check out parts of the county that you may have never seen before. Instead of taking Hwy 42 or 57, try some of the roads less traveled, like County B which runs right along the water, or County A which cuts through the center of the peninsula. Our innkeepers will be happy to tell you about their favorite highways and by-ways!
If you’d rather explore on horseback, Kurtz Corral, Door County’s premier riding stable, is open all year round. They offer arena rides and trail rides and will do their best to match horse and rider. For more information,
You can also use your own two feet and take a walking tour of Sturgeon Bay’s historic district. Maps of the district can be found in the Sturgeon Bay Guide which is available at the Inn or at the Sturgeon Bay Community Development Center on 5th Avenue across from the Inn.
Those same trails that were so wonderful for cross country skiing just a few weeks ago are also great for
hiking and biking. Get out in the fresh spring air and watch the wildflowers begin to make their first appearance after a long winter’s nap.
Whatever you do, it’s Spring, so just get out there!
Feast Your Eyes
Cat lovers should make sure to visit the Fairfield Art Museum on Third Avenue to see
Feline Fine: The Art of Cats. The exhibit will be at the museum from April 5 through May 18. For more information, call 920-746-0001.
On April 4 & 5, Third Avenue Playhouse will present Spoon River
Anthology, a historical play about Illinois by Edgar Lee Masters. For more information and a sneak peak at the programs scheduled for May, see
For information on other activities in April, see www.SturgeonBay.net/calevnt/index.htm
Take a Chance…………….
…………………and enter a drawing to win Kit, an American Girl doll. Kit Kitteridge is a nine-year-old girl with a nose for news who writes her own newspaper stories. As with all the American Girl dolls, Kit takes you inside the world of girls who lived during exciting times in the past. Fill out an entry form at the
Dancing Bear, our gift shop in town. The drawing will be held May 1.
While you’re there, be sure to ask our friendly staff to point you in the direction of new spring merchandise and our many unadvertised April sale items.
||Our gift certificates literally flew out of here during December, but they’re a great idea all year long for birthdays, anniversaries.
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