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Thorp House Inn

4135 Bluff Ln., PO Box 490, 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!

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Thorp House Inn offers these accommodations:

  • Turn-of-the-century, early 1900s Victorian inn, listed on National Register of Historic Places
  • Five guest rooms in main house, each named for an original resident of Thorp House
  • Everil Room is the largest, outfitted in neoclassical style, and has double whirlpool, private balcony, gas fireplace
  • Maria Room, warmly decorated in creams and aquamarine colors
  • Historic elegance throughout the inn, each room exquisitely decorated and infused with its own look and personality
  • Furnishings include authentic antiques, true-to-period wallcoverings and lighting
  • The Main House rates are $175-$255

  • Recommended!  Tremendous history and elegance.

Other features include:

  • Six two-bedroom cottages also on property (see the companion Cottages of Thorp House Quick Review)
  • Homemade breakfast (for main house guests only) served in turn-of-the-century kitchen and front library
  • Lovely and inviting common areas including sitting room with fireplace, library, kitchen
  • LaVyrle Spencer, author of “Bittersweet,” stayed here!
  • The Cottage rates are $185-$275
  • loves this inn - charming and outstanding!  Please be certain to tell them that DoorCountyNavigator sent you!

Call to make your reservation today!

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, and 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 its glory in the video below - just 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!

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, seen here, 

Thorp House Inn Maria 2017 400

to Everil (shown below), 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! 

Thorp Rooms Everil 2017 400


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

Thorp House Inn Jessie 2017 400

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 cottages, 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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