Our downtown Fish Creek cottages and charming and historic bed and breakfast in Door County, WI are listed in the National Register of Historic Places and offers visitors an exceptional Fish Creek lodging option.

Thorp House Inn, 1905

In 1902, Freeman Thorp, nephew of Asa Thorp, founder of Fish Creek, began the building of the house. Tragedy struck on October 3, 1903, when the steamship Erie L. Hackley capsized in a sudden squall, claiming the life of Freeman and 10 others.

Fate necessitated that the widowed Jessie Thorp begin renting rooms to tourists. Later named Cedar Ridge, Breezy Hill, and The Heritage, the Thorp home continued to accommodate guests well into the 1960′s.

In 1986, after extensive restoration, its doors opened to visitors once again, this time as a Door County bed and breakfast. As a tribute to the Thorp women, the guest rooms bear their names.

Bed and Breakfast in Door County, WI - historic exterior

Inspiration For The New York Times Bestseller, Bitter Sweet

“In Bitter Sweet, LaVyrle Spencer spins a spellbinding tale of true love and postponed romance between two spirited individuals, played out against the breathtaking landscape of Door County. Brimming with emotion, superb storytelling, the richly drawn characters, and spirited passion that make all her books irresistible and exquisitely satisfying. Bitter Sweet is another masterful novel in the heartwarming Spencer tradition.”

Putnam Publishing

Book on side table with wine - Door County B&B


  • Take I-43 North
  • Exit on WI-57 North to Sturgeon Bay
  • Stay on WI-42/WI-57 North to bypass downtown Sturgeon Bay
  • Just north of Sturgeon Bay there will be a traffic light that splits WI-42 and WI-57
  • Stay on WI-42 North to Fish Creek
  • At the bottom of the bluff heading into downtown Fish Creek, take your first right onto Bluff Lane (Nicolet Bank will be immediately on your left)
  • At the first stop sign on Hill Street, continue straight ahead on Bluff Lane
  • We are located on the right approximately 50 yards after the stop sign

Physical Address

4135 Bluff Lane
Fish Creek, WI 54212

Mailing Address

PO Box 490
Fish Creek, WI 54212