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Door County Pet Friendly Hotels

Proud to be one of a few select Door County resorts that allow dogs

The Country House is pleased to welcome discriminating dogs and their owners.

Check out Riley’s Recommendations below for some of his favorite dog friendly shops, restaurants and parks.

As dog owners and lovers, we know how difficult it is to find pet friendly hotels. Our resort not only allows dogs, but welcomes well-behaved dogs wholeheartedly. (We apologize but we cannot accommodate other types of pets).

We have a limited number of dog friendly rooms & suites. If you wish to make reservations that include your dog, PLEASE CALL THE RESORT  do not make your reservation online.

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Riley's Recommendations

This is not a complete list of all dog friendly business in Door County but just some of Riley’s favorites, please check with the front desk upon your arrival for additional information.

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Restaurants & Bars

  • Stabbur Beer Garden at Al Johnson's, new on the Sister Bay scene, great food and drinks with a view of the famous goats and Sister Bay.
  • Peach Barn Brewery, craft beer, light snacks & peaches in season. Plenty of yard games. Walking distance from the resort.
  • Fat Belly, bowls, burritos, and beer. Walking distance from resort.
  • AC Tap, Sister Bay – a classic Wisconsin tavern and local favorite features a covered dog friendly porch for dining rain or shine. Southeast of Sister Bay on Hwy 57.
  • Door County Ice Cream Factory, Sister Bay – Amazing supr premium ice ream made on site plus sandwiches, pizza and more.
  • Harbor Fish Market & Grill, Bailey’s Harbor – Dog friendly outside patio on the Lake Michigan side features a special menu for their canine customers.
  • Husby's Garage Bar, Sister Bay - Open air, outside Garage Bar features live music Thurs - Sat, every week. On main street.
  • LURE, Sister Bay –Fine dining for dinner on their Dog Friendly Patio. Featuring locally sourced fish and sustainably caught seafood as well as prime meats.
  • Not Licked Yet, Fish Creek – Burgers, frozen custard and a special “Canine Custard Cone”
  • Sister Bay Bowl, Alley Bar - Pet friendly outside bar. Lunch and limited dinner menu. On main street.

Please note that Wisconsin state law does not allow dogs inside establishments that provide food or beverages so “dog friendly dining” is limited to outdoor seating and therefore dependent on weather and the season.

Dog Friendly Activities

  • Island Orchard Cider – Ellison Bay – Featuring French style ciders made with fruit from their Washington Island orchards, known for their champagne-like quality: dry, refreshing, and crisp. Dog are not allowed in the tasting room but are welcomed on the patio with a bowl of fresh water.
  • Hands On Art Studio, Fish Creek – A do-it-yourself art studio, offering patrons a freewheeling walk-in art experience, in a wide variety of mediums. No reservations needed. Dogs are welcome throughout but must be leashed and cannot chase the chickens or cats. J
  • Northern Sky Theater, Fish Creek – Located in the Peninsula State Park Amphitheater. Performing original musical comedies under the stars mid-June thru late August.
  • Skyway Drive-in Theater, Fish Creek – Seasonal outdoor theater. Just like the good ole days! FYI- They do not accept debit or credit cards.
  • Stones Throw Winery, Egg Harbor – Outstanding wines created right here in Door County with California grapes. Dog are not allowed in the tasting room but are allowed on the patio.
  • Washington Island Ferry, Northport – Take your car or bike to Washington Island, a 35-square mile, year-round home to 700 people. Continue to Rock Island State park on the Karfi passenger ferry. This primitive, 912-acre island offers hiking trails, the oldest lighthouse in Wisconsin and miles of beaches. Vehicles are not allowed on the island.
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Review image- Riley at the Door County Pet Expo


  • Bay Shore Outfitters - Sister Bay, 920-854-7598. Offers XC ski & snow shoe rentals as well as clothing and footwear.
  • Hide Side Corner Store, Fish Creek – 920-868-2333.  American made products including leather, fur and home décor.Leashed or carried dogs welcome.
  • Sister Bay Trading Company –A furniture and design studio within walking distance of the resort. Dogs carried or on a leash are welcome with their owners.
  • Door County Dog Store & Stove Dog Bakery, Sturgeon Bay – 920-746-9000. This bakery provides our all natural welcome treats.


  • Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek  – Dogs are welcome on most trails but not permitted in picnic areas or beaches. Dogs are also welcome at the Northern Sky Theatre located in the park
  • Newport State Park, Ellison Bay – Dogs are welcome on most trails but not permitted in picnic areas or beaches but this park does have an area of sandy shoreline that allows dogs.
  • White Fish Dunes State Park, Sturgeon Bay – This is the most pet friendly State park in Door County allowing dogs on areas of the beach.
  • Sister Bay Dog Park – Adjacent to the sports complex on Autumn Court this is a 200′x300′ fenced dog park with picnic tables.
  • All county owned parks in Door County allow dogs on leash. Map & Locations
Penninsula Park in Door County with dogs
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Dog sitting or Day Care

  • Attend-a-pet – Sister Bay, 920-854-5347
  • Hound of My Heart - Amber Strege, Sister Bay, 920-421-5111

Dog sitting information is provided for your convenience as our Pet Policies do not allow dogs to be left in our rooms unattended. The Country House does not endorse any particular providers.

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