Bed and Breakfast

Stay at Door County's Whitefish Bay Farm

Welcome to Whitefish Bay Farm Bed and Breakfast

The status of the Bed & Breakfast during the COVID 19 Corona Virus Pandemic

29 May 2020 – We regret to report that we have decided to close the Bed and Breakfast (and the Art Gallery) for the remainder of 2020. We have made this decision in concern for our own health and well being, as well as the health and well being of our community and of those who visit Door County.

Many businesses in Door County are attempting to re-open for business. There are now well thought out guidelines for safely running a B&B and gallery. We are in complete agreement with these guidelines. However, we feel that these recommended safeguards make it nearly impossible for the two of us to peacefully and securely operate our business. In addition if we are to adhere to these guidelines any friendly personal contact with our guests will not be possible.

Here are some examples of the recommended operating guidelines. It is recommended that we have indirect check in and check out. There would be no common breakfast served to our guests, but rather breakfast left at each guest’s door each morning. Use of any common areas by our guests is not recommended. Taking our guests for up close visits with the sheep would not meet any standards for social distancing. In the Gallery we could not allow any customer to touch any fiber item until they were purchased. Any item which is touched by a customer must be steam cleaned before it can be returned to the inventory.

It should be obvious that most friendly, enjoyable moments that we used to be able to enjoy with our guests will not be possible. We should point out that the two of us fall into the pandemic’s high risk category. We do not wish to place either ourselves or our guests at any risk from needless exposure to a virus which is currently a dangerous threat.

We have cancelled all B&B reservations for 2020. We are hopeful that conditions will improve enough to allow us to reopen in 2021. However, we will not even consider taking reservations until the beginning of 2021. We are going to attempt to offer many of our Gallery’s products online in the near future. If and when that comes to past. we will post that information here and on our Ewe Turn blog. We will also try to post any other relevant information to our Ewe Turn blog as events may change.

We hope that you can understand our concerns and will be supportive of our decisions. We look forward to seeing our friends and customers as soon as life becomes safer for all of us.


We’re located on the quiet side in Door County, Wisconsin. The restored 1908 American Foursquare farmhouse has been open as a B&B since 1991. The old fashioned charm of wood floors and wide baseboards is found in each of the four air conditioned guest rooms. Each room features a queen or a king sized bed, comfortable chairs, good reading lamps, and an attached private bathroom.

Each morning an abundant homemade breakfast is served at the Scandinavian style dining room table. Here guests will have an opportunity to meet and chat with each other. All items on the changing menu are made “from scratch”. Many of the fruits, most of the vegetables and the “farm fresh” eggs are grown on the farm or produced locally.

View of the Bed and Breafast and pasture

Cover page for "Ruminations of a Grumpy Shepherd"

Following breakfast, a tour of the farm is offered to all guests. Weather and schedules permitting, the tour affords guests the opportunity to learn how the farm operates and to meet the sheep on a close, personal basis. To learn more in depth about our life with the sheep, Dick’s book, Ruminations of a Grumpy Shepherd, can be purchased either at the farm or online from the Whitefish Bay Farm Mercantile.

The common room is available for lounging or reading and there is a front porch with chairs for warm weather enjoyment. An outdoor bench offers a daytime view of the farm with the sheep and a nighttime view of the stars. The Art Gallery, open mid May through mid-October, features handweavings, handspun and hand-dyed yarns, pottery and other fiber items. Handspinning, handweaving or fiber dyeing takes place most days.

The Farm is located next to Whitefish Dunes State Park and near Clark Lake and Cave Point. It is along the Door County back road bicycle route and within easy driving distance of all Door County attractions.



The Bed & Breakfast Guest Rooms

The guest rooms in the B&B are named for spring flowers and original artwork in each room carries out this theme. Each room is simply and individually decorated.

Whitefish Bay Farm B&B - Buttercup Room

Buttercup Biscuit and gold sponge painting is found in this Scandinavian influenced room featuring a king sized bed. The room overlooks the perennial flower garden and a pine tree plantation across the country road.

En suite bathroom, with shower. Central air conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

Full breakfast included.

Room rate: $145 per night (double or single occupancy), two night minimum stay.



Whitefish Bay Farm B&B - Trillium Room

Trillium Reminiscent of the Art and Crafts movement, this comfortable room is sponge painted in soft caramel and cream color, has a queen sized bed, and stenciling in the bath. Shades of blue and green are found in the quilt and artwork. Mature maple, birch and cedar trees outside the windows give this room a secluded feeling.

En suite bathroom, with shower. Central air conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

Full breakfast included.

Room rate: $145 per night (double or single occupancy), two night minimum stay.

Whitefish Bay Farm B&B - Apple Blossom Room

AppleBlossom A chair rail, cream on white sponge painting, four poster queen sized maple bed with matching armoire, and wing-backed chairs give this room an Early American flavor. This romantic room is decorated in shades of green, rose and cream with white accents. View mature cedar and birch trees through the large windows.

En suite bathroom, with shower. Central air conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

Full breakfast included.

Room rate: $145 per night (double or single occupancy), two night minimum stay.

Whitefish Bay Farm B&B - Iris Room

Iris An intimate room featuring the family antiques. A queen sized “Jenny Lind” bed showcases a turn of the century crocheted coverlet made by Dick’s grandmother. Also in the room is Gretchen’s grandfather’s tool chest with handworked dovetailing. Dusky lilac with crisp white accents are this room’s colors. The barns and a large cedar tree can be seen from this room.

En suite bathroom, with shower. Central air conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

Full breakfast included.

Room rate: $145 per night (double or single occupancy), two night minimum stay.



The Breakfast

Breakfast is served “family style” at 8:00 AM. Breakfast begins with a fruit delight and is followed by pancakes, waffles, or egg entrees with accompaniments. Your choice of freshly ground and brewed house blend coffee, assorted teas, milk and fruit juice completes the menu. Some of the “from scratch” breakfast favorites include:

  • Heavenly Bananas, Swedish Pears, Fruit Frappe or Cherry Delicious
  • Sky-High Baked Apple Pancake, Oatmeal Surprise Pancakes, Sour Cream Cherry Pancakes, Norwegian Waffles or Cheery Cherry French Toast
  • Oven Omelet, Vegetable Strata, Cheese Puff, Country Egg Soufflé or Sweet Pepper Eggs with Cheese
  • Apple Streusel Coffee Cake, Cherry Tea Scones or Almost Famous Cherry Muffins
  • Orange Juice Bread, Cherry Bounce Nut Bread or Cherry Coffee Cake Supreme.

Our cookbook, Breakfast at Whitefish Bay Farm III, (revised in 2015) is available for purchase. Go to the Whitefish Bay Farm Mercantile page for more information or to order. If you have special dietary needs, please tell us when you make your reservation. We can usually accommodate you.


Cover for cookbook, "Breakfast at Whitefish Bay Farm III"

Rates and Policies

For 2020, the Bed and Breakfast is open May 15th through October 25th. Our daily rate includes the room you have chosen, the abundant homemade breakfast, and a “farm tour” that is offered most mornings after breakfast (weather and schedules permitting).

Each guest room can accommodate a maximum of two people. In keeping with the peace and quiet of our rural setting, there are no telephones or televisions in the guest rooms. A telephone is available for guest use. We offer Wi-Fi access to our guests.

Daily Rate for 2020: $145.00 per room/per night

All rooms are subject to sales tax and room tax.

As a small guest home, we require a two night minimum stay and a three night minimum stay for all holiday weekends. We require prepayment in full for your stay. We accept Discover, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or personal checks. Your prepayment is refundable if cancellation is requested at least 14 days in advance of your scheduled arrival date, or, on shorter notice, if we are able to re-rent the room.

Check-in is from 3 PM to 7 PM. Special arrangements must be made for check-in prior to 3 PM or after 7 PM.

The following restrictions apply: no smoking, no children under age 18, no pets.

To make a reservation or to inquire about availability, use our B&B Reservation Form.