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Cottages of Thorp House Inn

4135 Bluff Lane, Fish Creek, WI,
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Winter Hours

All winter!

The Thorp House Inn, built around the turn-of-the century in the early 1900’s and on the National Register of Historic Places, is a magnificent example of Victorian warmth, charm and style!
Thorp House Inn exterior

In addition to the main B&B home, there are 6 additional cottages on the grounds. 

Quick View Review

The Cottages at Thorp House Inn offer these accommodations:

  • Six two-bedroom cottages situated on the same property as Thorp House Inn
  • Lark (largest and most popular with a queen bed and a bedroom with full and twin beds) and Teal cottages (outfitted with a queen and full beds) were both newly renovated in 2015. 
  • Finch is smallest cottage, and completely remodeled for 2018- quaint and charming, with full size beds
  • Dove has Scandinavian country style, queen bed and a twin bed
  • Quail has a queen size bed and two twin size beds
  • Wren cottage bedrooms are outfitted with a queen size bed and full size bed

Other features include:

  • Built in 1930s and early 1940s and listed on National Register of Historic Places
  • All cottages have gas fireplaces
  • Downtown Fish Creek location
  • Breakfast is not included in rates for cottage accommodations

Call to make your reservation today!  We at know you will love this find!

The Cottages at Thorp House Inn
4135 Bluff Ln., P.O. Box 490
Fish Creek, WI   54212
Telephone (920)868-2444


Full Trusted Review

The innkeeper and owner, Melanie, purchased the inn in 2011, has done a superb job running the inn just like it has been run for the for the last 23+years.

We recently revisited the inn, met with Melanie and took another tour. The inn is more magnificent as ever!  See it's true beautiy in the video below - awesome!

When you walk in, you know you are going to like it, as you enter the sitting room, small and cozy, with fireplace, comfortable period pieces and wall décor. Off to the right is a small library, with two period loveseats, and a whole wall of books – select one and have a seat and relax with a cup of tea! One shelf is loaded with the romance novels of LaVyrle Spencer, a very popular author who stays at the inn each year! In fact, Thorp House inspired her best selling novel, "Bittersweet!"

The kitchen on the first floor looks like a snapshot from a magazine – it is so beautiful, you want to sit down at the long wooden table and have a cup of coffee and a nice breakfast!
Everil Thorp House Inn
Five guest rooms grace the main house, and each are named after one of the original occupants of the house, from the Maria Room, warmly decorated in creams and aquamarine colors, to Everil (shown right), done in the neo-classical style, the rooms are meticulously appointed and show the talent for maintaining an authentic, 100+ year old, home feel. Some of the rooms even have original photos of some of thee inns original dwellers! Some very nice touches like this bring alive the history of the home! The Everil Room is the largest, and has a double whirlpool, private balcony, and gas fireplace – the stuff honeymoons are made of! 

The Jessie (show below and to the right) is another spcutacular room with a queen sized bed, with carved walnut frame with an 8 foot high headboard.   Breathtaking!

In each room, the treatment is exquisite, with period wallpapers, antiques and furnishings, and, aside from electric lights, you would swear it was still the turn of the century!

In addition to the 5 rooms in the main house, there are

  • 6 two bedroom cottages, fully equipped-most having wood burning fireplaces. We toured a couple of the cottagJessie Thor House Innes, and they were very pleasant

Ranges: depending on the accommodation, and season; you should always check with the innkeeper for current rates and availability.

* Main House: Rooms from: $175- $255 a night
* Cottages: from $185- $275 a night; weekly rates available, depending on day & cottage

Adults only in the main house. Kids in the cottages only.
No pets
Breakfast in the Main House only

-Home baked breakfast served in "turn-of-the-century" kitchen and front library.
-Each of the 5 rooms, painstakingly researched and exquisitely decorated in authentic antiques and true-to-period wall covering, lighting and European lace.
-Main floor library/sitting room authentically appointed.

Breakfast included in price (Main House only)

The Thorp House Inn was both a surprise and a delight – a surprise because you have to try to find the place, on a small back street in Fish Creek; a delight in everything we saw! Our tour was utterly captivating from start to finish. Each room was infused with individual personality by the owners obvious sense of historic elegance. The staff has always been warm and helpful on our many stops here! The Everil Room, the crown of Thorp House, must be experienced to be appreciated, as must the overall feel of Thorp House and what must be their unforgettable breakfasts in the kitchen—a room that inexorably drew us back to a time we have only read about, exuding warmth, and style.

And they are open in winter for your romntic and cozy winter getaways!

The Thorp House is a must for all romantics, whether you admit it or not. We highly recommend it! Please refer to Property ID # DCNAV-4135 and you must tell them that sent you!

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