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2 Rental Suites on 37 acres of Door County meadow & forest

Bedrooms 1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

kitchen, dining table, queen bed, full bath, living room, patio, solitude

If you are seeking solitude, natural beauty, peace, tranquility, starry night skies, and easy access to the best that Door County has to offer, you have found what you are looking for. Welcome to Fernwood Farm. We offer two suites for rent on the first floor of our house, surrounded by acres of untouched northern Door County hardwood forest and meadows full of bright wildflowers, towering maples, white birches, swaying evergreens, singing birds, quiet deer, and curious raccoons.

Fernwood Farm is a unique place that lets you escape to a peaceful country setting and still be only minutes away from hundreds of fun-filled places, activities, shops, forests, beaches, water sports, antiquing, and much more.

We offer two cozy suites (the Apple Suite and the Cherry Suite) for rent in northern Door County, Wisconsin. Each suite includes a kitchen with dining table, bedroom, bathroom, living room, and amenities like a microwave, refrigerator, wifi, and satellite TV. The open floorplan works best for 2 adults per suite. A couch in the living room can sleep 2 more adults or children.

A patio door in each suite faces our meadow, our neighbor's meadow, our neighbor's neighbor's meadow, etc. You'll also have easy access to our woods that border our meadow a few yards away from the suites.

We're dog friendly. Our golden retriever, Buddy, welcomes friends (human and canine) to visit and stay with us.

Feel like a campfire? If the weather cooperates, you can watch the trees sway in the moonlight while you roast marshmallows. And you won't believe the stars at night. Watch for shooting stars and satellites, and see the Milky Way in all its brilliance.

When you're here, you feel worlds away from the life you temporarily left behind. Watch birds fly and wildflowers sway, hike our trails, see more stars than you've ever imagined. Read. Eat. Take a nap. Jog or bike. Take a short drive and see the sun rise over Lake Michigan on a secluded beach. While you're there, fish, swim, explore. Then go shopping and antiquing. Play mini golf. Start a puzzle. Take another nap. Finish the puzzle. Go to the candy store. Visit the original Door County fish boil (in our town). Ride the ferry to Washington Island. You get the idea.

You can hike in the forest or in the meadow at Fernwood Farm. Both the meadow and the woods offer miles of private hiking trails. Some trails are paved gravel, some are mowed grass, and others are rugged terrain. The low-traffic backroads in our area are great for bicycle rides. The Nature Conservancy's Mink River Estuary is a half mile away on County Road NP. And Newport State Park, home of some of Wisconsin's most natural, unblemished land, is about two miles away. Newport includes miles of trails, beaches on Lake Michigan, camping, and terrific sunrises over Lake Michigan at Europe Bay Beach.

If you are seeking solitude, natural beauty, peace, tranquility, starry night skies, and easy access to the best that Door County has to offer, you have found what you are looking for. Welcome to Fernwood Farm.


Ellison Bay

Newport State Park

Europe Lake & Rowley's Bay

Gills Rock


Washington Island

Sister Bay, Ephraim, Fish Creek, Egg Harbor, Bailey's Harbor

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Bill & Linda Kelly
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Bill & Linda Kelly

We vacationed in Door County for 25 years. Every visit to this magic place provided us with the strength and renewal of spirit to face each day of the year. In 1997 we were gifted with the opportunity of a lifetime: we found and purchased the 37 acres that we named Fernwood Farm. It was our beginning.... again. We rebuilt and refurbished the suites. The Apple Suite and the Cherry Suite are tastefully decorated. They feature modern conveniences, yet provide you with the feeling of days gone by in the remote heartland of Door County. We look forward to sharing Fernwood Farm and the Door County Experience with you on your next visit. Bill & Linda Kelly

Bill & Linda Kelly purchased this farmhouse in 1997

Why Bill & Linda Kelly chose Ellison Bay

If you are seeking solitude, natural beauty, peace, tranquility, starry night skies, and easy access to the best that Door County has to offer, Ellison Bay is for you!

What makes this farmhouse unique

Fernwood Farm is quiet, peaceful, removed from the hustle and bustle of life... but only minutes away from the tourist fun Door County offers. Hikers and bikers and snowmobilers can enjoy our trails and have easy access to nearby trails. Shoppers and families are a 5-10 minute drive away from stores, restaurants, boating, golf, and much more.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • In addition to the queen bed in the bedroom, a pullout sofa in the living room offers sleeping for two more adults.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outside firepit for campfires


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2 Rental Suites on 37 acres of Door County meadow & forest
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 39 reviews

Great place to stay. Very nice people and awesome property. Close enough to towns.

  • 5 of 5

Awesome. Clean, quiet, close to many spots.

  • Review Submitted: 06/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were glad that you stayed with us!
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The home was comfortable and the Hosts were welcoming and genuine.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we drove up on Day 1 to our departure, we were greeted by the most friendly people and dog. We enjoyed the space and would absolutely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 30/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, relaxing get away on a great piece of land with awesome trails. Hosts were awesome

  • 5 of 5

This is a rural setting but a quick drive to the the town of Ellison Bay and only a few more minutes to Sister Bay. The property is on acres of forest that were great for us and our dogs. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 26/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice location

  • 3 of 5

We cut our stay short because my wife had an allergic reaction to the fabric softener and room fresheners. The owners were kind enough to refund half our fees. The location is nicely secluded. The knotty pine is charming. Well equipped furnishings. However, The room needed a good cleaning.

  • Review Submitted: 29/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful scenery- just what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect relaxing getaway from the city! It was just what we were looking for along with our dog.

  • Review Submitted: 22/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cozy, quiet and pieceful

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful old farmhouse, a cozy suite with everything we needed, surrounded by woods and meadows very well taken care of. We, that is me and my German Shepherd Anna enjoyed our time on the wonderful farm so very much. It is only a short ride to the beach and to the Marina in Sister Bay as well, were we went sailing. In the morning we took long walks in the woods and the dog of the hosts, Buddy, a very friendly Golden Retriever, came with us. The hosts, Bill and Linda Kelly made us feel very welcome and we left with the impression that at this place the world is still in order.

  • Review Submitted: 25/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Gibralter Epraim WI
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Ellison Bay
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Sister Bay
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
RT 42
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Ellison Bay
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Newport State Park
Nearest Beach
2 Miles


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee AU$13.44 per person per night

IMPORTANT: Guests may also pay with cash or personal check. Call to set up. We have Two (2) rental Suites available and accept reservations orher than VRBO so calender is not always reliable, please check with owner at 920-854-7324

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.