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Thanks Bay Breeze for a delightful, relaxing, and remarkably comfortable stay in beautiful Door County!
We just got home from our 5-night stay at the Birch Valley Hideaway, and I just wanted to thank you for the BEAUTIFUL opportunity to enjoy Door County with literally, “all the comforts of home!” It was perhaps the most comfortable, relaxing stay I think we have enjoyed anywhere. I nitialfy, our breath was taken away by the long, private drive into our own hidden retreat. The house was clean, well-designed, beautifully decorated, and wonderfully secluded. We saw wild turkeys, chipmunks, rabbits, and lots of songbirds in the yard. Sitting on the deck, listening to the wind in the trees, or even inside watching the rain from the large portrait windows was SO relaxing! And of course having clean dishes, a kitchen to cook in, and clean clothes throughout our stay was a blessing. We even took time to enjoy the cache of board games for some quality family fun at “home”.
The ONLY thing I would recommend is Internet access at the house, since it was at times very inconvenient to have to travel 1.5 miles up the road to the Bay Breeze office to get internet access for our laptops and my smartphone to exchange email, do vital banking and check up on my business back home. Once we found the few hidden WiR “hotspots” at each town, we managed a little better, but I have to say … being so personally dependent on technology for communication, it was the one minor “snag” in our experience. Overall, however, our stay was WONDERFUL We can’t recommend any more highly – if you have the opportunity to stay at Bay Breeze’s Birch Valley Hideaway, DO IT! You’ll be glad you did!
Richard, Christine & Family,
“Clean and Relaxing”
My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights over Memorial Day weekend on the second floor in a king suite room partial view (although you couldn’t actually see the lake from the room- just the porch). Wonderful friendly hosts and service. VERY clean, quiet and charming atmosphere with beautiful gardens. The best part was the wrap-around porch with a small view of the lake (across from the street). They do have a small parcel of land on the beach, but you have to cross the street to get to it.
A couple of small drawbacks- beds were somewhat uncomfortable and decor was very country/outdated. Also, we wanted fresh new sheets, so we pulled them off the bed, but the maid put the same dirty sheets back on our bed. They also never replaced the soap/shampoo even when we asked for new (they were running low). They have small table-top ironing boards you can borrow from the main desk. The cars on the road were a little loud but not too bad. There is no food service on site, but there’s a small fridge and microwave in the rooms so you can bring some of your own snacks/drinks.
They have a pool and jacuzzi in the main area of the inn. One of the days we were there, a few teenage kids were being very loud, but they left when the pool closed at 9PM.
Overall, it was a quiet, relaxing getaway (except when the kids were in the pool) and I would recommend staying there again.