Time for a cozy getaway before the snow flies???

Several people have talked of that dreaded 4 letter word again… S-N-O-W! 

If you would like to enjoy a getaway where Door County looks more like this:


And less “white” like this:

Door County's favorite naturalist Carolyn Rock and a Door County beach in winter

You may want to go to our website and check availability http://gliddenlodge.com/:
OR you could contact us at (888)281-1127 or email frontdesk@gliddenlodge.com.

And don’t forget we have the best rates and package of the year right now:

WINTER FLING PACKAGE stay 3 nights for the price of 2 night while winter rates are in effect!

Book your reservation before others take advantage of this deal and the we lack availability for the dates you want.



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Outstanding nearby hikes: Shivering Sands Preserve

Shivering Sands
Shivering Sands Preserve

Shivering Sands is a short walk from your beachfront suite.

Shivering Sands

Thick moss covers rocks scattered throughout the forest


Shivering Sands

One tree made of many. The forest surrounding Shivering Sands.

Shivering Sands

A tree posing like a body builder? That’s what it looks like to us!

When you stay at Glidden Lodge Beach Resort, you are within 10 miles of some of Door County’s most beautiful outdoor destinations including Cave Point, Whitefish Dunes and Clark Lake.

However, just down the road from our beautiful Lake Michigan beachfront resort is Shivering Sands, a lesser known destination whose pristine wetlands are under the watchful eye of The Nature Conservancy. From their website:

The 3,400-acre Shivering Sands wetland complex encompasses three lakes, several streams and springs, forested sand dunes, lowland conifer forest, sedge meadows and fens. It is rich in rare plant life and is home to many birds, mammals, frogs and other wildlife.

Why did The Nature Conservancy decide to purchase acreage at Shivering Sands:

Located on Lake Michigan just north of Sturgeon Bay, the variety of plant communities at Shivering Sands Preserve provides excellent habitat for several rare plants and myriad wildlife and is exceptional in both size and diversity.

Details on hiking Shivering Sands:

There is a relatively flat, 1-mile loop walking trail, which can sometimes be wet in spots so wear appropriate footwear. Mosquitoes can be abundant in early summer, so repellent and long pants/sleeves are a good idea.

Contact the Conservancy office at 242 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay for more information or call (920-743-8695).

Book some time at Glidden Lodge Beach Resort so you can discover one of the Midwest’s most important wetland right here within walking distance of of your Lake Michigan beachfront suite!

Get a look at our seasonal waterfront retreat! Download our eBooks here.
Then contact us for your beachfront getaway.

Phone: 920-746-3900 or 1-866-454-3336.
Or email us at frontdesk@gliddenlodge.com.
You’ll be happy y




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Discover the Fabulous Niagara Escarpment!

Niagara Escarpment in Door County

The iconic view from the surface of the Niagara Escarpment at Cave Point County Park near Jacksonport in Door County, Wisconsin.


Boots on the ground! The Niagara Escarpment in all it’s splendor at Cave Point County Park near Jacksonport, Wisconsin.


The Niagara Escarpment in full view just under the water of Cave Point County Park in Door County, Wisconsin.








Century old cedar trees cling to the shoreline bluffs above the caves at Cave Point County Park near Jacksonport, Wisconsin.








About 5 miles from Glidden Lodge Beach Resort in Door County is a prolific example of the Niagara Escarpment. What is this awesome formation that has its origins near Niagara Falls in New York state?

From Wikipedia:

The Niagara Escarpment is a long escarpment, or cuesta, in the United States and Canada that runs predominantly east/west from New York, through Ontario, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois. It is composed of the Lockport geological formation of Silurian age, and is similar to the Onondaga geological formation, which runs parallel to it and just to the south, through western New York and southern Ontario. The escarpment is most famous as the cliff over which the Niagara River plunges at Niagara Falls, for which it is named.

The Niagara Escarpment is the most prominent of several escarpments formed in the bedrock of the Great Lakes Basin.

From Roy and Charlotte Lukes Wildlife of the Niagara Escarpment

From WBAY TV, Green Bay: National Geographic tours Niagara Escarpment in Door County

Let us know what you discover about the fabulous Niagara Escarpment!

Book some time at Glidden Lodge Beach Resort so you can dive deep into this fascinating geological gem on display in Door County.

Get a look at our seasonal waterfront retreat! Download our eBooks here.
Then contact us for your beachfront getaway.

Phone: 920-746-3900 or 1-866-454-3336.
Or email us at frontdesk@gliddenlodge.com.
You’ll be happy you did!


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Walking the Grounds of Glidden on a Beautiful Autumn Day!!!

Welcome Fall!!!





And we are ready for Fall!!

And Glidden is ready for Fall!!


The weather is still beautiful!!!

The weather is still beautiful!!!


Breezy with wave action at Glidden!

Breezy with wave action at Glidden!


Would someone like this seat???

Would you care to sit down and stay a while?  Call now.
(888)281 – 1127  or visit us at www.gliddenlodge.com

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Looking for that PERFECT get-away? Well look no further!

door_county_winter_waterfront             door_county_sunrise_building         Door_County_fall_vista
It’s starting to feel like Fall in Door County – yet there is still PLENTY of time to come for the fall colors!!  Enjoy our Fall rates and you will be able to receive discounted rates as well if you are a return guest or if anyone in your family is over age 55.  Also if you come Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday you can also get a discount of 10% off.  Great deals and a great staff to welcome you.

Here are just a few guest testimonials from some of our recent guests:

  • “Peaceful, excellent accommodations, first class.  Beautiful view and great layout.”
  • “We had a great time!”
  • “We enjoyed our stay very much.  Great location…Beautiful beach and facilities.  We look forward to a return visit!”
  • “Very clean!  Very nice place…quiet and peaceful.  Will return!”
  • “It was our first time and we certainly hope to return soon and often.  The Lodge itself is wonderful… beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean.  Thank you!!!”

So take an impromptu trip to Door County.  Visit us at Glidden Lodge Beach Resort.  You won’t be sorry!

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Miss your Labor Day Weekend Getaway?

Kids play in Lake MI

If you called too late to book your beachside reservations at Glidden Lodge Beach Resort for Labor Day weekend but still want to bring the kids in for a last minute getaway before school starts – we have openings for you at the fall discounted rate – this will help you relax and save your pocketbook some cash!  Or make reservations for after Labor Day and receive the same fall discounts!  Call today (888)281-1127 and we will make your wishes come true!

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