Reynolds House Bed & Breakfast
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Twice voted "Best of the Midwest" by Midwest Living magazine
Voted "Best Breakfast" three times by
Arrington Publishing's Inn Traveler
Plan your day on the spacious front porch before setting out to discover the many treasures of Door County. Enjoy your outing, knowing that your return to the comfort of the Reynolds House will continue a great experience.
Wake up to a full, gourmet breakfast featuring fresh fruit, homemade breads, and other culinary delights served in the bright, sun-filled circular conservatory. In the evenings treat yourself to the home baked sweets - cookies or apple or cherry pie - which are always on hand for your pleasure.
"The Apple of Sturgeon Bay"
Experience the elegance of a turn of the century Queen Anne home in beautiful historic downtown Sturgeon Bay. The Reynolds House has natural oak woodwork and paneling throughout, with leaded windows and an oak fireplace. Period antique furnishings fill the many common rooms and guest bedrooms. Each bedroom has a private bath some with whirlpool tubs, ceiling fans, cable television, and air conditioning.
The Reynolds House is a traditional Bed and Breakfast, serving not only as lodging, but as the residence of the single proprietor, your innkeeper, Heather. She meets with all of her guests as she welcomes you into her home and invites you to share her elegant yet relaxed way of life.
"We have been to a lot of B & B's and you win hands down! No innkeeper has ever taken the time to sit with us upon arrival and suggest sights, shops, and restaurants. We really appreciated that." ~ Matt and Patty, Marinette, WI
"Wow what a great find!! The accommodations, the food, and the host, Heather, are all fabulous. This is how a bed & breakfast should be. My wife and I have traveled to several B&Bs this summer, and we were wondering if there were any B&Bs that had any character or any heart, or were they just over-hyped hotels. Well we found one here. Heather can expect to see us in the future." ~ Charles and Leesa, USA
Let the Reynolds House be your "home away from home" in Door County.
Awaken each morning from a restful sleep to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and an elegantly prepared, full gourmet breakfast. Your meal will be served in the sunny, plant filled conservatory, or in the richly paneled formal dining room, both with their own unique character. Each breakfast is freshly prepared from the finest ingredients and served in two generous courses.
~ Joe and Beth, West Allis, WI
This is one of our guests' favorite breakfasts:
Strawberries in Mimosa
with Strawberry Pecan Bread
Blueberry French Toast with
Door County Maple Syrup and Sausage Links
Orange Juice ~ Coffee or tea
Ask me how you can purchase gift certificates or a cookbook full of my Award Winning recipes!
When you enter the Reynolds House, you are transported back in time, to an era of fine craftsmanship and eye for detail. From the warm glow of the intricately detailed oak paneling to the myriad antiques and objects de arts, the entire house is open for guests to explore. Gather in the parlor 'round the piano for a song or two. Relax by the fire in the comfortably appointed library. Or you can always flip on the television when it's game time - Sonny's Pizza delivers!
"This larger, two-story shingle and bevel siding house shows the characteristics of the late Queen Anne style in its asymmetrical plan, roofline and fenestration. Also, the detailing is restrained rather than elaborate as was the rule with earlier interpretations of this style. The gables are shingled and pierced by double windows with latticed muntins. The leg of the 'ell' that forms the primary facade is chamfered with the gable overhang supported by ornate spindlework brackets. A massive fieldstone veranda spans the primary leg of the ell, fills the void between both the legs, and terminates in a cylindrical conservatory. The use of the fieldstone is a hint of the Craftsman style just coming into popularity and makes this building a stylistic hybrid of turn-of-the-century styles of residential architecture."
- National Register of Historic Places survey of the
South Seventh Avenue Historic District, Sturgeon Bay, WI
- Walk to Downtown Historic Sturgeon Bay for specialty shops and fine dining or the farmers' market
- Door County Maritime Museum, Miller Art Center
- Excellent hiking and biking trails in spectacular and scenic Door County parks
- Visit Egg Harbor, Fish Creek, Ephraim, Sister Bay, Bailey's Harbor, and other towns within 15-45 minutes
- Fishing, swimming, boating, sailing, cross-country skiing, antiquing, or just relaxing
- Theater: Penninsula Players, American Folklore
- Seasonal festivals, including Christmas Walk, Festival of Blossoms, Harvest Festival, and others
Built by William Reynolds in 1900, this historic Queen Ann home offers you the charm and elegance of an age gone by. The prominent Reynolds family was well known in Door County in the lumber trade and for their extensive cherry and apple orchards. The lumber used to build the house was cut in their own saw mill. As orchard owners, they achieved high recognition as innovators in the canning industry. The home played hostess to many an elegant affair as the Reynolds entertained their society friends.
After serving the Reynolds family until the 1920's, two families - the VanNattas and Nebels - lived in the house for the next 43 years. They preserved much of the fine architectural detail and ornamental woodwork found throughout the residence. The house changed ownership several times over the next decade. She suffered from neglect and fell into disrepair as multiple anonymous residents left their mark.
In 1998, the Reynolds House was lovingly restored and renovated by Jan and Stan Sekula, who turned the home into a Bed and Breakfast. The present owner, Heather Hull, bought the Bed and Breakfast in 2003, continuing the long tradition of hospitality started by the Reynolds.
"Spectacular!! The most relaxing weekend we have ever had." - Amy and Fernando, Chilton
"...great breakfasts... the highlight of our trip" - Brent and Jennifer, Dekalb, Il.
"It's absolutely wonderful! I love all the rooms... What a wonderful memory to have with me always." - Emily, Neenah, Wisconsin
"The details you have attended to are amazing-starched ironed sheets! We feel so spoiled." - Pete and Carmen, Milwaukee
"Your home is extraordinary - so welcoming and comfortable." - Ann and Dick, Jamesville, Wisconsin
Area Website Links
Area Website Links…
- Door County Chamber of Commerce - www.doorcountyvacations.com
- Sturgeon Bay - www.sturgeonbay.net
- Door County Trolley - www.doorcountytrolley.com
- Door County Concert Cruises - www.concertcruises.com
- Third Avenue Playhouse - www.thirdavenueplayhouse.com
- Orion Flight Services - www.orionflightservices.com
How To Find Us
- Take Wisconsin State Highway 42-57 north into Sturgeon Bay.
- Go straight over Bay View Bridge.
- Continue north to the stoplight at the intersection with Michigan Street.
- Turn left and head toward downtown Sturgeon Bay.
- Pass the schools and proceed a few more blocks.
- The Reynolds House is located on the corner of Seventh Avenue and Michigan Street.