Door County is famous for its many shipwrecks. Did you know that the name Door County has its roots in the French name 'Porte des Morts', and can be traced back to a battle between the Potawatomi and Winnebago Indian tribes? According to legend, the battle took place at Door Bluff County Park, which is just north of our marina or a scenic bicycle ride from the resort via Garrett Bay Road.
Plan Your Next Door Coiunty Family Reunion or Gathering on Ellison Bay
Franklin families are complicated entities.
We usually treasure family members. Admittedly, sometimes they make us crazy. At the end of the day, though, family is the bedrock that most people rely upon and hold tightest.
When you're coordinating a family reunion, whether they are coming from Franklin or a few from everywhere, Bayview Resort & Harbor is the welcoming destination to reconnect and reaffirm those family connections. Break away from the hubbub of daily life; step into our five acres of fun and relaxation with those who mean the most to you.
Our waterfront location has something for everyone. From young to old, morning to night, we have the setting and accommodations to make all your family reunion activities memorable.
Chill on the beach. Enjoy a picnic. Fish off the pier. Swim to our lake raft. Take a canoe or kayak on the water. Romp with the newest generation at the playground. Devour s'mores at a roaring fire.
Rekindle those family sports rivalries in tennis, basketball, tether ball or croquet. Prepare favorite family dishes in our comfortable cottages. Or, just relax and swap those family stories that, no matter how many times repeated, never grow old.
We welcome Franklin families in size from 6 to 60 to renew (or start) their own family reunion traditions. Our welcoming cottages feature expansive living rooms, large dining areas, full kitchens and private porches. Most sleep up to eight.
You'll be able to rest, too. Unlike many other Door County hubs, Ellison Bay - even in summer - remains a sanctuary from all you "want to get away from." You won't find Franklin heavy traffic, long lines or general commotion.
You will find inviting amenities just a short walk away from Bayview Resort & Harbor. Several Door County area friendly restaurants offer casual or high-end dining. Stop at the Pioneer Store for food, beverages and incidentals. Ski and pontoon boat rentals are close by – just tie up at our dock.
For those who prefer land-based scenery, great parks are only minutes away. Newport State Park offers wooded serenity just 10 minutes east. Bustling Peninsula State Park is 20 minutes south. Even closer, the picturesque bluffs at Ellison Bluff County Park are not to be missed!
Yes, there's a lot to do on the scenic Door County peninsula. During a gathering at Bayview Resort & Harbor, the pace slows and time recedes. You'll enjoy modern conveniences, but feel that old-fashioned warmth and sense of connection that only family can create.
Contact us to get started on creating wonderful memories at your next family reunion.