They say the best time to visit Door County is autumn.
But considering its cognomen — “the Cape Cod of the Midwest” — we’re gonna go ahead and make a case for summer.
It’s a case that relies heavily on the Double S Lodge, a stunning gem of a retreat in Sister Bay opening Memorial Day weekend but taking reservations right now.
If you’re unfamiliar with the waterfront geography of the peninsula, Sister Bay is farther up the road. It’s quintessential small-town America, but with better food, more things to do and the largest public beach in Door County.
Double S Lodge is a rustic hideaway in the heart of it. A bike ride away from all the summer action, but perched on a remote plot of land should you need seclusion.
On offer: four different room options, each outfitted with reclaimed barnwood and posh details you won’t find anywhere else (well-appointed cabins sans gaudy kitsch are rare among these parts, trust). And in addition to choicer digs, Double S also offers morning grub and happy hour bites, as well as a nightly s’mores roast and whiskey around the fire.
Now booking for Memorial Day weekend and beyond, you’ll wanna get in before everyone else does.
Then come back in the fall and do it all over again.