Country House Resort

The Country House Resort welcomes adults, children 13 and older, and well behaved dogs. Situated ¼ mile off of Hwy 42 just north of Sister Bay, the resort’s 27 wooded acres and 1,100 feet of private shoreline make it an ideal escape for both humans and discriminating dogs. Featuring designated dog friendly rooms that include private water view balconies, in-room whirlpools and gas fireplaces, our First Floor Suites are among some of the most upscale accommodations in Door County to welcome dogs.

The Country House began welcoming dogs in 2009 after our owners, Jerry and Joan Zaug, started traveling with their Corgi, Riley. They found a wide variety of accommodations and policies when traveling with a dog, so they developed a specific goal:  to offer an upscale property that not only allowed, but welcomed dogs, yet  also  remained comfortable and enjoyable for guests traveling without dogs. The results include a doggie welcome basket with sheets to cover furniture, towels for muddy paws, dog bowls, a place mat and a bag of treats from Pet Expressions, and a policy that does not allow dogs to be left unattended in guest rooms. Even the best dog may become frightened or uneasy and bark in a strange setting. Our website features a page of Riley’s Recommendations listing dog friendly restaurants and businesses in Door County.

The resort’s policy of accommodating adults and children 13 years and older has been a great fit with being dog friendly. Many people travel with their dogs before they start their human families and after they are empty nesters. It is also great to have an environment for dogs without unfamiliar small children. An unexpected benefit for the Country House has been an introduction to new, younger guests traveling with their dogs and sharing the experience with friends both with and without dogs. We are seeing a much younger group of guests thanks to being dog friendly.

Whether dog or human, if you are looking for a quiet, relaxed atmosphere and a peaceful getaway, don’t miss the Country House Resort. Please call ahead for reservations if you plan to bring your dog.

View the full July 2016 Newsletter here.