"Relax, recharge and reconnect. Experience Door County and Washington Island "

....find out what living North of the tension line is about.

Island Activities


Offering everything from beach days at Schoolhouse to sailing, kayaking, arts and crafts, hay rides, to museums, the Island’s rich history and local fare is ready to explore year round.

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Catch the big one

Hans smallmouth 2Offering opportunities for trophy Northern Pike fishing in the spring, summer long Salmon fishing and trophy Walleye and Smallmouth bass in the fall.  Here, a local fisherman landed a hefty brute on a fly rod.

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Highview Lodge

Front PorchOffering seasonal lodging on Washington Island in Door County Wisconsin, our cabin is perfect for summer holidays, an Island event or a sportman’s adventure.

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Cast n Catch Charters

Meet Captain Jimmy Doering, a man with a smallmouth passion.  Jimmy is a Skokie,...

Hearth at Highview Lodge

One of the aesthetic features of the main floor living room is are wood burning stove....

West Harbor in May

These are some pictures of the incredible solitude one can experience in May on the...

October at the Highview Lodge

Dawn on the Island is always loaded with such possibility.   A new day ahead, it always...

Wild Sweet Peas

There are some wild flowers and perennials to enjoy around the cabin.  Often times, our...

Pine Tips

The pine trees, @ Cathedral Pines, pre-date our family by roughly 10-years.  When we...

Check out Schoolhouse Beach

Schoolhouse Beach is perhaps one of the most unique places to swim on the planet.  The...

The Goose is loose on Washington Island

Perhaps one of the most under utilized hunting opportunities is Canadian Goose hunting on...

Upland game hunting on Washington Island

The Washington Island Sportsman Club and Wisconsin State DNR pen raise between 200 and...

Spring Turkey Hunting on the Island

The Island offers some amazing turkey hunting opportunities.  With the Island’s...