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THE NEWPORT SUITE near Newport State Park

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Full House-keeping, Year-around Vacation Apartment.

The Newport Suite is located near the entrance to beautiful Newport State Park.

This spacious home is situated on 5 beautiful acres in the woods of northern Door County, just minutes from Ellison Bay and Gills Rock.

Don and Jean Thompson, the owners of the Door County Bakery and Thompson Stained Glass Studio, have refurbished this wonderful home that features a knotty pine decor. This beautiful farmstead is remodeled as a duplex now. With independent plumbing, heating, and two fully insulated floor / ceiling joists (18 inches total) separating the 1st and 2nd floor dwellings, virtually nothing is heard or shared between the two.

Concierges Don and Jean, who make their home in the 2nd story flat, assume the approach that when visitors rent The Newport Suite, accommodating their privacy and comfort is first and foremost. The residence and property is yours to enjoy as you so choose.

As the owners of The Door County Bakery, and Thompson Stained Glass Studio, Don and Jean do remain available to their guests, however they are by in large professionally occupied most of their time.

The Newport Suite has a fully furnished kitchen, a bedroom with a Queen sized bed, topped with a hand sewn quilt, and a family room with a double bed and a Lane sleeper sofa, providing sleeping accommodations for up to 6 people. The double bed is set off from the rest of the room in a cove hidden by an ornamental hand carved screen. The full bathroom features a glass enclosed shower with a bench, providing a place for a relaxing steam bath. There is also a seasonal outdoor shower and bathroom in a separate building.

Here in the peace and tranquility of Wisconsin's north woods you will find the perfect getaway from the hectic pace of big city living with all the amenities of home.

Newport State Park features hiking trails, beaches for swimming, picnic sites and gorgeous views of Lake Michigan.

Outstanding restaurants are nearby in Ellison Bay, Gills Rock and Sister Bay. You are also only a few miles from the ferry that takes you to Washington Island.

Secluded and serene comfort await you at the Newport Suite.

During July and August, The Newport Suite is primarily available for reservation by the week only (Sunday To Sunday). We make exception to this policy if there is still availability, however there is a 10% premium applied to the daily rate. In such cases, we still require a two day minimum stay, (as is published for occupancy during September through June).

More Details

Don Thompson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2018

About Don Thompson

Best known as owners of the DOOR COUNTY BAKERY LLC, Don and Jean Thompson have lived on this wonderful woodland property for 20 years.

As they have both always enjoyed hosting visitors to the county, they're first guest register entry for The Newport Suite dates 11/20/94.

Don Thompson purchased this house in 1993

Why Don Thompson chose Ellison Bay

Initially, Don chose this particular property to relocate his glass studio. Not only for the potential it offered for constructing the necessary studio space, but for the serenity of it's location as well.

What makes this house unique

Here at Newport, you're close to nature and the night skies. Star gazing is the ultimate.


Ellison Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
  • shower is a 5 x 5ft glass door tile enclosed steam area with a tiled settee.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • master bedroom with a queen size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(21 traveler reviews)

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THE NEWPORT SUITE near Newport State Park
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

We truly enjoyed our stay so close to Newport State Park. Don Thompson and his wife were terrific!

  • 5 of 5

The home is nestled in the woods, very private, with a wonderful family, including the pooch. Our hosts provided a charming and tidy space and gave good sightseeing advice. Nearby towns have excellent bakeries (Door County Bakery is the best!) and pottery shops. Hummingbirds feed outside the picture window. The Bay is one direction and Lake Michigan the other. What more can one ask for in bucolic Door County? We can't wait to come back.

Saundra and Bob

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pewaukee, WI

Wonderful and unique

  • 5 of 5

Great property and great owners. The home had all the comforts we needed. My teenagers said they'd like to come back. I think the beautiful and sweet dog had something to do with that! Thank you for a fun weekend away.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Naperville, IL

Great accommodation with gracious hosts in a quiet & secluded setting. Would stay again!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 2 teenage children and I stayed at the the Newport Suite for a 3 day weekend in early October. The suite is cozy and comfortable with all of the necessities one would need. Don and Jean are gracious hosts along with their resident husky Wolfie who is a joy to have around. If you want quiet, solitude, and comfort you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monroe, WI

Nice getaway near Newport State Park.

  • 5 of 5

Catch great sunrises, sandy beach and Lake Michigan from the close grounds of the Newport Suite. No disappointment here! Jean and Don are gracious hosts and run the Door County Bakery - deliciousness close by!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Newport Suite

  • 5 of 5

Thanks, Don and Jean, for the opportunity to stay at your special Door County hideaway. Diane and I thoroughly enjoyed our late-August stay at the Newport Suite. We enjoyed being so close to Newport State Park, with all the great trails for hiking and running there. The nearby roads were great for cycling, with rolling hills, good pavement, and low traffic. Special thanks, Don, for sharing some of your music with us. We'll be back. :-)

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Evanston, Illinois

close to perfection

  • 5 of 5

Helpful and friendly hosts; beautifully furnished and tastefully decorated; tranquil; large yard and lovely garden; cute dog: Wolfy.

What else could one wish for?

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Green Bay
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Ellison Bay or Gills Rock
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
North Port Pier - Washington Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Peninsula State Park
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy. 42
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Shoreline, Mink River Basin, Viking
Nearest Ski
Newport State Park cross-country trails
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Newport State Park - Lake Michigan shoreline
Car: necessary

Northern Door County is known nationally for it's broad spectrum of creative arts and culture, as well as for it's beauty and recreation. The northern part of the peninsula is truly a haven of art galleries, studios, potteries, culinary delights, professional theatre, and music performances in numerous venues and genre.

Also, Door County is famous for it's seemingly endless beautiful shorelines and Wildlife Parks and Sanctuaries.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

additional guest $10
Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

All published rates are for double occupancy, and there is an additional $10.00 fee per day for each additional guest
(and/or dogs).
Please plan to send a $100.00 security deposit (or $200.00 for a full week reservation) in advance check or cash to The Newport Suite, 620 CTY. RD. NP, Ellison Bay, WI 54210. (Refundable up to two weeks of dates reserved.)
Balance due during the time of your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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