Blacksmith Inn On the Shore

Relaxation and comfort in the heart of beautiful Door County.


Relaxation and comfort in the heart of beautiful Door County.

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The Basics


Located directly on the shore in the heart of Door County, the Blacksmith Inn is a romantic, quiet destination. All rooms have water views, private balconies, fireplaces, and whirlpools.

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Adult Only
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Wine/Spirits
  • Fireplaces
  • Jetted Tubs Avail.
  • Waterfront
  • Tesla Charger

In the Know

  • Try a flight of beer at Door County Brewing Company
  • Don't miss breakfast at local Heirloom Cafe
  • Be sure to hike the boardwalk at Ridges Sanctuary
  • Wake up early to watch the sunrise over Baileys Harbor

Stay for the Story

As longtime members of the Door County Land Trust, we are devoted to the stewardship of the area's landscape. We'll share our favorite hikes, whether they're hidden in the Land Trust preserves or a stroll over to our neighbor, The Ridges Sanctuary.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Enjoy a farm to table culinary experience at Chives utilizing fresh, seasonal and local ingredients, some of which are grown on property
Enjoy a craft brewed beer at Door County Brewing
Sip and try award winning wine at Stone's Throw Winery

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Visit the lovely sand beach on Ridges Road
Enjoy fresh cherries (the area is known for them!) at Seaquist Orchards
Discover the unique geological formations of the Niagara Escarpment

Guest Reviews

We spent a few nights at the Blacksmith Inn On the Shore in Baileys Harbor while on our honeymoon and loved it. The room was very spacious and clean. We loved the private view of the lake, the fireplace and the decor of the room. The bed and pillows were quite comfortable, and the whirlpool was a plus. Complimentary beverages, cookies and popcorn in the lobby were appreciated. The...See More

- J Burdey

We spent one night at the Blacksmith Inn On the Shore, and had a wonderful experience. We were greeted so warmly by the staff in the office and offered complimentary beverages and snacks. Our room was very clean and cozy, and decorated beautifully. Since we visited in the winter, we enjoyed the gas fireplace tremendously. Choosing and receiving the breakfast offered, was very straight forward and lovely. We can...See More

- Stephanie Jossart

The blacksmith is our favorite place to co.e and relax off season. We tried a few other places but had to come back to our old favorite. What a delightful experience again! Will come back every year!!

- Bridget Toth

Lovely place with great cozy rooms. The beach is far in but the views are so nice and relaxing. The staff was not very engaging and limited their talk to the bare minimum. Breakfast is served in a brown bag left by your room, the coffee is limited to a provided pod to use on the coffee maker in the room. Over all, a nice positive experience, though pricey.

- Christophe diezma

We spent a long weekend here and had the best experience! The room was so clean and had everything we needed. We loved how charming the decor was and that we could see the lake from our window! The location was amazing and we could walk to all that we needed. The beach access was incredible and made our experience so fun!! We had our own little private beach...See More

- Caroline Lancaster

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 15

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Coffee Maker/Service, Hair Dryer, Telephones, Antique Furnishings

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For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Smoke free

Family Friendly: No

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Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: No

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Snacks, Special Diets Accommodated

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Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: Business Hours

Corporate Rates: No

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Green Environmentally Friendly, LGBTQI+ Friendly, Meeting Space Available, National Historic Registry, Wine/Spirits Available

Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Facilities: No

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Location Type: Coastal, Small Town/Village, Waterfront, Waterview