Sunday, May 24, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend


It's official.........the Summer Season in Door County is in full swing.  Homestead Suites welcomes  guests as they kick-off  summer in Fish Creek!   With a full hotel, continental breakfast is a family favorite, as daily plans are made to enjoy all that Door County has to offer.  Hikers, bikers, golfers, shopppers, fishermen (and women) are taking to the Peninsula to exhale the winter cold and inhale the warmth of summer.


Cherry and apple blossoms abound. Flags are waving in observance of Memorial Day and the town is in motion.  Gardens are being tended as the deer have certainly had their fill of tulips this year!  June will honor our Dads and grads, and we hope to see you at the big 4th of July celebration in Fish Creek!  Have a safe trip.

P.S.  Eagle Tower in Peninsula State Park has been closed indefinitely until needed repairs can be made.

Sunday, March 29, 2015



As many Spring Breaks are being completed, visitors to the Door Peninsula are taking in the milder temps-leaving their skis behind, and bringing their hiking shoes, bicycles and light weight jackets!  The Homestead Staff is working diligently on completing their Spring tasks in all departments: Spring Cleaning, Linen updates, Indoor Maintenance and Landscaping.

Our Manager oversees all activities and is also looking forward to his turkey hunting week and getting those golf clubs ready!  The Front Desk is taking advance reservations.  Can't wait to welcome back our Return Guests, as well as preparing for our First Time Visitors, Group Travelers, Weddings, Family Reunions, Bikers and Golfers.


Around town, the Christmas lights are (mostly) down.  The White Gull Inn has reopened after a two week closure for some remodeling.  The snowbird business owners have yet to return, and the locals are filtering back from their Spring Breaks.  Still taking bets on "When the ice will be out"  of Green Bay.   Looking forward to a wonderful Tourist Season in FISH CREEK!   Happy Easter to all.

Friday, February 20, 2015



As 2015 begins, frigid temps and negative wind chill factors seem to be the norm.  Local ice fisherman are catching some tasty filets.  Our guests who braved the elements for Valentine's / President's Day weekend were looking for a bit more snow, but a good time was had by all.  Great to visit with all of our return guests as well as welcoming our new guests to the Homestead Suites!


The Jacksonport Polar Bear Club took the annual PLUNGE on New Year's Day. Groundhog saw his shadow . . . . . Fish Creek's February Winter Festival brought out the best in everyone as the temps were actually milder than expected.  Plenty of events with shopping and dining were well attended.  Of course, the hot tub, hot chocolate, hot cider and hot coffee were favorites back at the Homestead.


Thursday, December 11, 2014



The Homestead has "Decked the Halls" inside and out preparing for holiday guests, family get-togethers and sharing the joy of the season.  Winter enthusiasts are taking advantage of our Romance Packages and  'Suite'  Specials.  Whether you prefer to escape before, during or after the holiday rush, the Homestead is the place to be.    


After an unusually cold and snowy November, December has been a bit milder so far.  The town is aglow with holiday decorations, anticipating the picturesque snowflakes that fall on this quaint harbor town.  Tree lighting, caroling and a social at the Old Town Hall are some of the planned events. All are welcome!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014



As the off-season arrives, our meticulous housekeeping staff is kept busy with Fall Cleaning projects.  The Front Desk and Maintenance staff are exhaling a sigh of relief, then taking a deep breath in preparation for end of the year tasks and planning for 2015.  Oh yes, and the Management is HUNTING!!  Several of the local archers have targeted some venison already, and our waterfowl hunters are taking aim as the flocks head south for the winter.


Election Day was a huge success with a record number of voters casting their ballots.  The seasonal restaurants and shops are closed up, and the year-round businesses are hunckered down for the approaching winter weather.  Temps may take a dive this next week, and the weatherbugs will keep close watch on any "accumulation". 

As always, Peninsula State Park is here all year for your outdoor enjoyment.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

FALL, 2014


Homestead Coffee House Buzz:

While the Summer/Fall Tourist season is winding down in Fish Creek, more and more visitors are planning their Winter retreats and quiet romantic getaways!  A few of the local restaurants will be closing up after this weekend, and bit by bit Fish Creek will settle in to it's Winter routine.

After a very rainy spell, the sun has been shining through, radiating the beautiful fall colors that are the pride of Door County. Shoppers are taking advantage of "end of the season' sales and the Homestead is maintaining its high standard of guest satisfaction.

Fish Creek Chatter:

Jack-O-Lantern Days is planned for this coming weekend, with some Trick-Or-Treating along the way.  Markers for The Door County Fall 50 run are lining the streets. Winery tours are booking up, and reservations are being taken for the Manager's Special and Weekend Romance Packages for this Winter Silent Sport Vacationland! 

Don't forget the awesome wonders that Peninsula State Park (in our backyard) has to offer.  Snowshoe, cross country ski, hike or sled down hill 17 for your enjoyment.

Sunday, July 6, 2014


Homestead Coffee House Buzz:

Well, since Easter things have been steadily gearing up for this very busy Summer Season at The Homestead Suites.  Paul is back in town, Kevin and Mark have been keeping the hotel running smoothly, and the rest of the Staff is in Full Swing!

Our continental breakfast layout and items have changed a bit, and those changes have been well received by our guests and returning guests.

Fish Creek Chatter: 

The Independence Day celebration in Fish Creek was VERY well attended by our guests, the locals, and the day trippers!  The Fireworks display received great reviews, and everyone seems to be moving a bit slower today!

With all the great activities and the wonderful weather that we have, Fish Creek is the place to spend your vacation!  Peninsula State Park is right around the corner, with bicycle trails, beaches and Door County Serenity.