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Our Story…Northern Door Vacations, LLC dates back to my college days in the late 90s.  I would spend summers working at Terry Boland’s Restaurant, Summertime in Fish Creek, which is now Barringer’s Restaurant.  Fast forward many years later, my wife and I purchased a vacation home for our family on Rowley’s Bay.

As success grew renting our own home, we were encouraged to further the personalized guest experience by serving other homeowners who were not happy with the typical rental agency.  In 2022, with some creativity, a lot of hard work, and wonderful local partners, we established Northern Door Vacations.

We are lucky to partner with a talented family in Ellison Bay.  Emily Olson and her mother, Allison, lead the best cleaning team on the Peninsula! Emily’s husband, Greg, has been the best contractor and maintenance person in the northern door for 15+ years.

Our small, family-owned business has since grown to nine properties.  All nine are conveniently located in Northern Door County (Ellison Bay, Ephraim, and Sister Bay).  Each home is owned by a unique family with their own special story and connection to Door County.

We offer a full range of properties, from waterfront homes, cozy cottages, and others centrally located for walking downtown, ranging from sleeping 4 to 12 guests. Since we are not a huge company, you book directly with an owner who cares about your Door County experience. You also skip the booking fees with online vendors, when you book directly! Please let us know if we can help your family and/or group create memories that will last a lifetime.

Start your journey today by visiting us at or calling us directly at 608-215-5882.