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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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

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 Door County

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

THE NEWPORT SUITE near Newport State Park
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

One Of The Beat Places We Have Stayed

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are visiting from New Zealand and stayed here for three nights. We knew we were going to love it the second we saw it's gorgeous, secluded and wooded location on a quiet road and the beautiful exterior of Don and Jean's home. The inside was immaculate and beautifully decorated and I knew I was going to very happy if for no other reason than there were stacks and stacks of National Geographic magazines. The kitchen was very well set up and supplied and lacked for nothing and I can honestly say we have never rented a holiday home that came with so many fluffy, warm towels and wash cloths. I loved being able to sit on the bench in the shower and we both loved the cleverly designed bath tub. The living room was so warm and cozy with a beautiful view of the woods - very relaxing. And we really enjoyed getting to play with Wolfie, their Siberian Husky. Don and Jean have put a lot of thought and care into this rental and they genuinely care that you really enjoy your stay and that everything is to a high standard. We also highly recommend Door County Bakery in Sister Bay, which they also own. It is a combination bakery, deli, fine foods, winery and restaurant. The food is very, very good and portions are extremely generous. I have family in Wisconsin now and will definitely plan on paying another visit the next time we come over.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A quiet, well-appointed getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife, two-year-old daughter, and I spent a very enjoyable week this summer at the Newport Suite.

The suite itself -- the first floor of a two-story house -- was in fine working order and well provisioned with sheets, towels, kitchen equipment, etc.

The hosts -- Don and Jean Thompson -- were very nice -- there when we needed them, but otherwise engaged in their business, the Door County Bakery.

Our daughter formed a fast friendship with the Thompson's husky puppy, Madeleine, who is very good with kids.

The location was ideal. We could -- and did -- bike to Newport State Park to spend time on Newport and Europe Bay beaches. We could easily reach the ferry to Washington Island, which makes for a fun day trip.

Recommendations: bring your bikes -- excellent biking territory -- flat terrain, not too many cars. And, bring bug spray. The bugs come out around sunset like clockwork, where ever you happen to be.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sheboygan, WI

Winter Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at the Newport Suite was absolutely wonderful. Don and Jean are gracious hosts making sure that all your needs are taken care of. The size of the suite was more than adequate for my wife and I and our dog Mocha. This location offers a very quiet and peaceful experience and the proximity to Newport State Park is the added bonus. The kitchen is well stocked and they provided an exceptional coffee from their business the "Door County Bakery". The bakery is outstanding and provides some of the best artisan breads that I have tasted. Our dog had a grand time romping with their dog "Wolfie" a pure bread husky. My wife and I hope to visit again!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Fall Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My Fiance and I and another couple stayed at the Newport Suite in late October and had an amazing weekend. It was the perfect location to explore Newport State Park, Ellison Bay, Sister Bay, and the surrounding areas. The place was very nice and worked perfectly for two couples. Don was a great host who even started a great bonfire for us Saturday night at the property. We also enjoyed playing with their always energetic but loving dog.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldnt Ask For A Better Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

The hosts Don and Jean are two of the best people you can meet! They have a well-maintained property with a fully stocked kitchen to help ease your culinary needs! Nice tucked away location, very friendly hosts who accommodate your every need, great atmosphere, and gives the full essence of a Door County getaway! Make sure when you are there, that you stop by their bakery as the food there is INCREDIBLE! I would suggest this place to anyone who makes their way up there and they made for an experience that my wife and I will never forget!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Twin Cities, MN

Comfortable stay, well stocked kitchen

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at the Newport Suite was very nice. We were happy to find the kitchen well stocked with spices and cookware during our stay, and we enjoyed using the large grill. The owners were very friendly, as was their dog. Enjoyed visiting nearby Newport State Park, stopping at the Door County Bakery (also owned by the suite owners) and doing other outdoor activities in door county. We were 2 couples and a single. The space was ample, but as the pictures show there is only privacy for one couple.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • 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

Ellison Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter / Spring
Nov 1 - May 20
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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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