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12666 State Highway 42, Ellison Bay, WI 54210-9784
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#1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Ellison Bay
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See why so many travelers make The Harbor Light Inn their bed and breakfast of choice when visiting Ellison Bay. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

Rooms at The Harbor Light Inn provide a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at The Harbor Light Inn guests have access to a sun terrace, an outdoor fireplace, and a picnic area. You can also enjoy a sauna and free breakfast. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at The Harbor House Hotel.

Given the close proximity to The Clearing (3.0 mi), guests of The Harbor Light Inn can easily experience one of Ellison Bay's most popular landmarks.

While staying in Ellison Bay, you can check out a popular seafood restaurant like The Shoreline, which is serving up some great dishes.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular art galleries such as Ellison Bay Pottery Studios, Gills Rock Pottery, and Sutra Gallery.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at The Harbor Light Inn as you experience all of the things Ellison Bay has to offer.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Sauna
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Languages Spoken
English, Turkish
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Mark wrote a review Sep 2022
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Stayed at Harbor Light Inn in the Moonraker suite, the second floor of the lighthouse. Great stay. The location is quiet, away from the dense activity just a mile or so south, but close enough to get to restaurants and shopping easily. Room was clean and charming, very well maintained. Refik the manager is terrific. There was an issue with the gas fireplace and he took some off the bill without my asking, and also switched out the DVD player when the one in my room was not working, and did so in about ten minutes. The rooms have microwaves and refrigerators, so you can bring food for sandwiches and so on - some of the rooms have full kitchens. I hated to leave and I am definitely planning to stay here again the next time I am in the area. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: The lighthouse and Troll Cottage are removed from the main building and may be more quiet and...
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Ellen wrote a review Jul 2022
Waukesha, Wisconsin4 contributions
We decided to take a last minute two-day trip to Door County, and found a couple of vacancies at The Harbor Light Inn. We chose to stay in the Nautical suite on the first floor of the Light House, which was the prefect size for my family of 3. We were excited to eat dinner at The Shoreline Restaurant (a five minute walk from the inn) on Thursday night but they were closed for health reasons. The silver lining was that there was a small, cash or PayPal and carry, art cart on the way to the restaurant and my daughter bought a Door County sticker. We enjoyed the Sunset from the park across the street, and came back to our suite to play card games at the table while enjoying the glow of a bonfire in the main fire pit outside. The owner noticed the blue light emanating from our tv and came to help reset the dish — we enjoyed some tv too! We got a good nights sleep and made the 9am ferry to Washington Island the next morning. Check out was super easy!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Kari wrote a review Jul 2022
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Love this place. Very clean, nice community kitchen to use as well as microwave and fridge in the room with a great walk in tile shower. Very quiet. Very comfortable bed and pillows. Nicely convenient to go to Washington Island.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Rich G wrote a review Jun 2022
Lafayette, Indiana55 contributions11 helpful votes
This was our 2nd vacation in Door County. The 1st visit was in 2017 in our camping trailer at an RV park a few miles south of The Harbor Light Inn. Since we no longer have a camper, we looked for a quiet, clean place to stay, away from the crowds of tourists in towns. The Harbor Light Inn fit the bill to a tee. Very friendly staff and a nice, comfy room (The Spinnaker Suite). Our stay was delightful and we would stay there again. The only hitch was a personal preference for a very firm mattress, which the Spinnaker Suite mattresses were not. But our stay was so enjoyable that a soft mattress did not detract from a 5 stars review. PS. Fantastic sunset views right across the road on the beach!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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K H wrote a review Nov 2021
Manitowoc, Wisconsin35 contributions3 helpful votes
Gift, back when there's off seasons, staying again during our anniversary, mid March. To their credit, accommodating our vehicle's charge, then, ONLY other guest took our spot? Treated rudely fore 9pm politely had guest move...emailed wife accusing myself of bullying?
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Refik Ozbek, General Manager at The Harbor Light Inn
Responded 10 Nov 2021
Hello, I think you may have left your review to the wrong place. We are currently closed, have been closed since the end of October. Also we do not have a EV charging station. Also we are not going to be open until May, so we won’t be open in mid March.
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adina wrote a review Sep 2021
Gresham, Oregon2 contributions
Such a cute place! Our shower was so huge and the bed was extremely comfortable. The employee who helped us was so nice. I loved everything about this place. Loved how there was a common area for people staying in the rooms and there was also separate house. Would definitely recommend staying here
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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debnmon wrote a review Aug 2021
Racine, Wisconsin50 contributions17 helpful votes
We had a great experience at the Harborlight. We stayed in the Galleon room. It was very clean and comfortable. Beautiful view of the water and lots of windows. Nice patio to sit on and look at the water. The owners are very nice and helpful. There is a sauna that we did not use, but nice that it’s available. Microwave and fridge in room. There is a large common room with kitchen that seemed to have anything you would need in it. I even saw fixings in there for s’mores. There is a nice fire pit area. It is close to the Washington Island ferry. It was nice to be in a quiet area away from the super busy spots in Door County, but a close enough drive to get to Sister Bay, etc.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Therese G wrote a review Aug 2021
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Wonderful experience! Absolutely great accommodations for my large family of 19. We had 7 units, two with full kitchens. The common room enabled us to get together for games and a final meal with all. I especially enjoyed the gazebo which quickly became our outdoor social meeting spot. The manager and his wife kept the accommodations very clean and very helpful when we asked for advice.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Courtney W wrote a review Jun 2021
Madison, Wisconsin8 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed here for Memorial Day and loved it so much. The room was impeccably clean and comfortable. We were met with such kindness from Refik, who offered recommendations in the area and was available if we needed him for anything. The flowerpots around the property were beautiful and we even saw a little vegetable garden in the back. There was a microwave and fridge in the room, which was nice to put a few snacks, since there are few restaurants within walking distance. It was a quiet escape, and we can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: Room on lower level are great for people with physical disabilities, no stairs required.
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Deina S wrote a review Sep 2020
Baldwin, Wisconsin20 contributions3 helpful votes
The hotel is across the street of the water! The room was spotlessly clean. The front desk attendent was fast and recommended a great breakfast place. The beds were great, high thread count, and comfortable. The towels were really thick. Spacious room and a great value!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$189 - US$253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the harbor house hotel ellison bay
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Harbor House Inn
LOCATION
United StatesWisconsinDoor CountyEllison Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Harbor Light Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Harbor Light Inn?
Nearby attractions include Newport State Park (5.0 km), Island Orchard Cider (5.2 km), and Ellison Bluff State Natural Area (7.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Harbor Light Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a sauna.
Which room amenities are available at The Harbor Light Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Harbor Light Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Harbor Light Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Harbor Light Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wickman House, The Shoreline, and Grandma's Swedish Bakery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Harbor Light Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Harbor Light Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Turkish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Harbor Light Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nelsen's Hall (11.8 km).