Whether you’ve been married for 20 years or 20 days. Whether you have children or not. Every couple at some point needs to get away.
However, for some it may be difficult to go on that Caribbean vacation. These days, more and more people are opting for the weekend trip no further then a tank of gas can get you. With this in mind, my Husband opted for something better – to go on vacation right here in our own back yard. So we picked up a Door County Vacation planning guide, flipped the page and found Gordon Lodge in Baileys Harbor.
We decided it was high time to do something for ourselves. So, after dropping our boys off at the babysitter’s, we were off. After arriving we checked into their Beautiful Walnut Cottage. When we opened the door to this beautiful and semi-secluded cottage – our jaws practicallyhit the floor. We were greeted by a large fireplace, flat screen T.V., newly finished kitchenette, a bedroom with a comforable plush King size bed, and the bathroom of my dreams with gorgeous oak finishes. It smelled like vacation.
After we unpacked we decided to take a walk. We were told by the woman at the front desk there’s music every Sunday outside at their Onsite restaurant “Top Deck.” So that’s where we headed. And for the first time since our wedding, we didn’t have to pack a diaper bag, snacks or anything of the sort. We just…left. It was simply delightful.
The music was fun yet calming. We sat, talked and shared cocktails. As we were chatting, we noticed a canoe, a paddle boat and a kayak laying on the beach. As it turns out they belonged to Gordon Lodge and are free for their guests to use. Not missing a beat, we jumped on the Paddle boat and away we went.
We spent the rest of our night sipping wine by the fire over looking North Bay, walking under the stars and resting peacefully with nothing but the sound of waves and crickets filling our room. Definitely a day to remember.
To find more information about Gordon Lodge, visit http://www.doorcounty.com/member.php?id=IL7969