Hillside Waterfront Hotel

Luxury accommodations in the heart of beautiful Ephraim, Door County, WI! 


Luxury accommodations in the heart of beautiful Ephraim, Door County, WI! 

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The Basics


The historical Hillside Waterfront Hotel offers luxurious accommodations, friendly service, and a top-of-the-line concierge service. With our spacious, airy rooms, waterfront views, and central location, it's no wonder we have become a favorite for so many visitors. From the moment you arrive, every effort is made to make you feel welcome and comfortable. Our knowledgeable staff is happy to recommend local attractions, create reservations, and assist in building the trip of a lifetime.

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge Services
  • Fireplaces
  • Jetted Tubs Avail.
  • Cabins/Cottages

In the Know

  • Be sure to try a traditional fish boil, an integral part of Door County culture
  • Visit the many Door County lighthouses in the area, many of which were built in the 1800s
  • Discover the many public Lake Michigan beaches in Door County (there are 53!)
  • There are around 240 known shipwrecks in the waters of Door County- shipwreck diving for those who dare

Stay for the Story

Situated on the beautiful bay, Hillside Waterfront Hotel is the crown jewel of history, hospitality, & luxury. Our elegantly-restored property is committed to guests' comfort and wellness, making Hillside a premier Door County accommodation.

Sip & Savor

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

Enjoy locally sourced meat and ingredients at Trixie's Food & Wine
Try casual fine dining at Alexander's
CHOP Steakhouse is an American Steakhouse with the highest quality steaks, fish and seafood

See & Do

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

Enjoy the many area wineries, breweries, and distilleries
Boating & Sailing

Door County's cooler spring months and unique soil composition make it ideal for growing cherries- pick, eat and delight in all things cherries

Guest Reviews

We had a lovely stay in the Trillium suite for an anniversary weekend! As a younger couple this was our first stay in a B&B and we were not disappointed. While it was full, it was extremely quiet in our room (expect for the intense storm!), everything was clean, bed was comfortable and bath/shower were spa-like! The inn was very quaint with gorgeous views and very central to everything...See More

- Lindsay R

We stayed here for our anniversary weekend getaway. Great location, very charming. Decorated beautifully and so many lovely touches including 24/7 tea/coffee. Julia was wonderful and even had gluten free bread for me as part of the breakfast and was well versed on other items/options that were gluten free. We truly enjoyed our stay. The accommodations, customer service and location were all top notch.

- Dianna Smoljan

Loved our stay! We were in the north cottage which was very open and airy - super comfortable to relax (especially the porch swing) and luxury linens. Small but well equipped (including Keurig coffee maker) kitchen. Very walkable to good restaurants and fairly central in Door County to other towns / bays. It is relatively close to a popular walk up restaurant / park and near the road but...See More

- Jason Logman

The Hillside Waterfront Hotel is truly a luxury inn. Julia, the inn keeper, was excellent and every detail was taken care of. Our room was spacious and well appointed with a completely updated bathroom and an excellent shower. The common areas of the Inn, such as the library and wood burning fireplace, are lovely. The entire inn is impeccably clean and fresh. We stayed in the Mayflower room and...See More

- Greg Janson

My husband loved our stay at the Hillside Waterfront Hotel! It is more of a complete experience than just a hotel room. They put so much effort into every quaint detail on the property and in the rooms, and the free continental breakfast brought to our room was phenomenal. We stayed in the Trillium suite which is definitely worth the extra cost for the view from the extra large...See More

- L W

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 7

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Alarm Clocks, Featherbeds

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


Smoking Policy:

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Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea

Guest Services

Inn Amenities: Cabins/Cottages Available, Concierge Services, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Gardens on Property, Meeting Space Available, National Historic Registry, Weddings & Events Available

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Location Type: Waterfront