Country House Resort Bed & Breakfast

2468 Sunnyside Road P. O. Box 317, Sister Bay, Wisconsin 54234
Innkeeper(s): Joan, Jerry & Cheryl Zaug, Amy Lorona
  • Main Building

    Main Building

  • Dock on private shoreline

    Dock on private shoreline

  • Suite Great Room

    Suite Great Room

  • Penthouse Suite

    Penthouse Suite

  • Fountains & Gardens

    Fountains & Gardens

  • View from Whirlpool Deck

    View from Whirlpool Deck

  • Introduction

    Country House Resort Bed & Breakfast-Sister Bay, WisconsinIn 1907 Dr. Sebald Fichtner opened "Forest Idyll" and felt it had the potential to become a grand hotel. If he were alive today he would know that his prophecy has come true. The beautiful old building, an historic landmark of Sister Bay, Wisconsin, has become one of Door County's most outstanding places to stay, The Country House Resort. Additions, remodeling and refurbishing have been continuous throughout the years, retaining the charm of a country inn while adding the amenities of an elegant, modern resort.
    The Country House is located just south of Sister Bay off Highway 42 at the north end of Highland Road. Nestled on 27 secluded, wooded acres on a rolling bluff with 1,100 feet of Green Bay shoreline, it caters to adults and provides privacy to those who savor it. The Country House's subdued framed cedar exterior, accented with native stone, boasts covered private verandas which give guests a sweeping view of the Green Bay waters and the resort's fountains and gardens. Guests pamper themselves in an oversized whirlpool, the heated swimming pool, tennis, rowboats, bikes and lawn games. At the shoreline is a swimming dock and a 1/3 mile nature trail into the village.
    Country House Resort Bed & Breakfast-Sister Bay, WisconsinThe Country House has 46 exceptionally attractive rooms and suites with nine different room types to meet a variety of tastes and budgets.  All rooms have refrigerators, coffee service, phone, remote controlled cable TV, DVD/VCR or Blu-ray, wireless internet, tub/shower, hair dryers, feather pillows, pillow top mattresses, robes and daily maid service.  Most with private balconies overlooking the water.  Included in the accommodations are “specialty rooms” and spacious suites which appeal to honeymooners and couples celebrating anniversaries and special events.  Specialty rooms have an in-room two-person whirlpool, two-person body spray shower, king or queen size bed, wet bar and microwave.  One bedroom and two bedroom/two bath suites have king beds and a Great Room with fireplace, two-person whirlpool, wet bar, microwave and music system throughout.
  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Cheryl Zaug Casey for sharing her own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Most of our guests are traveling to Door County for a relaxing or romantic getaway.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Our peaceful and beautiful location and atmosphere. We are located on 27 wooded acres with 1100 feet of private shoreline. Our buildings and grounds overlook the waters of Sister Bay. Our location away from the main highway and our policy of no children under 13 years of age provides a very quiet atmosphere.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    People come to Door County for the scenic beauty, recreation, arts, culture, dining.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    “That it is evident how much pride our family has in it.”

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The off season. Nov-April. It is true that there is much less to do in terms of shops and restaurants that are open but if you are looking for a quiet getaway it is a beautiful time of year.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    There is so much to see and do! it really depends on the time of year and your personal preferences. Peninsula State Park is beautiful to drive through and offers many recreational options including golf, biking, cross country skiing. There are great restaurants so you would have to narrow it down to four for dinner. :) June thru October one of my things is the Peninsula Players theatre, take a picnic lunch and enjoy the sunset in their Bier Garden.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    You can walk into the village of Sister Bay via the highway or along the shoreline nature trail. The closest shops and restaurants are about 1/2 mile via the highway.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    There are so many great restaurants! Some of my favorites are the Northern Grill in Sister Bay for pizza, Alexander's in Fish Creek for upscale but casual dining or the Sister Bay Bowl for a traditional Wisconsin supper club.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    The Door County Visitor Bureau is a great source of info on all things Door County.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    46 rooms and suites ranging from small single rooms to suites with whirlpools and frielplaces with private water view balconies.

    Do you accept pets?

    Yes, we accommodate well behaved dogs and their owners in designated dog friendly rooms and suites. Please call the resort directly for reservations that will include your dog.


  • Business Amenities

    The peace, quiet and natural beauty of the Country House makes it ideal for business retreats, club events or reunions. Door County offers many activities for those not participating in meeting or for everyone's evening entertainment.

    A guest computer in our lounge/conference room offers high speed internet & Wi-Fi access.

    A portion of the resort lobby/lounge area can be closed off to create a conference room capable of accommodating up to 25 people or the Great Room of our Penthouse Suite can hold up to 12. The room includes tables, chairs, TV, DVD/VCR, fireplace, wet bar and space for a projection screen or other equipment. We will be happy to provide coffee and continental breakfast service. For assistance with catering or local excursions please ask to speak with the manager and we will be happy to assist you.

  • Pets Welcome

    The Country House and our family’s favorite canine, Riley, are pleased to welcome discriminating dogs and their owners.
    As dog owners and lovers, we know how difficult it is to find accommodations you can share with your dog. Well behaved dogs are now welcome at our resort.
    (We apologize but we cannot accommodate other types of pets).
    We have a limited number of dog friendly rooms & suites. If you wish to make reservations that include your dog, PLEASE CALL THE RESORT do not make your reservation online.

    Dog friendly accommodations include: (additional $20 per dog, per night)

    • One Queen Water View
    • Two Queen Water View
    • King Water View
    • Specialty Room Water View
    • Carriage House
    • First Floor Water View Suite

    Dog Friendly Amenities:

    • In room food and water dishes and dog beds
    • Dog basket at check-in including dogs towels
    • Furniture cover sheets
    • Coupons and information from local dog friendly businesses and an all natural welcome treat.
    • 1100 feet of private shoreline
    • Unfenced green area directly across the road from the main resort entrance
    • Nature trails to and along the shoreline
    • Picnic tables and benches throughout the property
    • Outside dog wash area
    Please familiarize yourself with our Resort Dog Policies and Agreement. You will be required to sign this document at check-in. For the safety and comfort of all our guests, both dogs and people, these policies will be strictly enforced.