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Door County lodging in Ellison Bay and Gills Rock WI are at the "Top of the Door County Thumb". Area cabins and cottages are as historic as these fishing villages. If you are a first-time visitor, make sure and ask the Door County vacation rental owners or managers for a list of things to do. The list will be long, so you will still need to prioritize. We like the Shoreline Scenic Cruises out of Sister Bay and Gills Rock. 16-passenger Navy boat offers narrated cruises that take you to lighthouses, cliffs, caves, islands and shipwrecks.
Of course the daily ferries to Washington Island offer the perfect day trip to island communities - Rock Island State Park is fabulous. Unique and unusual gift shops in town (or off the beaten path) offer a great reason to hop in the car and explore. Keep an eye out for Door County wineries too. If late spring is your favorite time to enjoy a Door County cabin getaway, the Door County Lighthouse Festival in mid June is a must. There are lots of events in Door County - Half Marathon; famous Fish Boil; Restauants (though grilling out at the rental can save you money); Trolleys; Cherry Festivals; Iron Man Competition; and Golfing.
Make sure you talk to rental owners about the many Gills Rock seasonal events and day trips. Compare cabins and Gills Rock resort lodging here, then book DIRECTLY with the owners. Booking DIRECT guarantees you get the lowest rental rate because you avoid booking website commissions.