Discover the Joy of the In-Between


Are the seasons going too fast?  Do you remember when the buds were just coming out on the trees and it seems like just yesturday…

We are in a beautiful stage in Door County I like to call the “In-Between”.  Fall is upon us, as we are celebrating the Fall Equinox, and Door County has yet to reach peak color yet there are so many autumn sites to see.  So many people wait for the peak colors that they miss this glorious colors of now.  The time when the leaves have a combination of orange, yellow, red, and green.  The leaves are just starting to scatter on the ground but there is no need to worry you might miss the fall colors because most of the leaves are still changing colors moment by moment on the trees.  

Another joy of the In-Between is there are less people in Door County because most travelers are holding off for the “peak” which is a lofty goal in and of itself.  When do the leaves reach their peak colors in Door County?  As Tourism professionals we are asked this question often.  However maybe the real question is:  “Can I take the time to enjoy the  In-Between time of colors and festivals and just make a last minute plan to enjoy the now.”  Do we do that anymore… enjoy the present?  

Come take a couple days and stay with is at Glidden Lodge Beach Resort where you are in the middle of all Door County has to offer… weekdays are even more handsomely prices and you can enjoy all the shopping, dining, and adventures that Door County has to offer with less traffic and more peace and relaxation.  You deserve this.  Discover the Joy of the In- Between.


Posted in A Door County Beach in Autumn, Door County Lodging, Glidden Lodge Beach Resort, Outdoor Activities

Procrastinators Wanted for Last Minute Vacation Rentals



Yes you heard that right… if you have put off making your summer plans to Door County we still
have some last minute availability for you.  Even the beach chairs are waiting for you!  The sand
is warm, the water is refreshing, the view is gorgeous – are you still sitting there?  You need to
call now and make those plans you have been putting off.  Front Desk Personnel are waiting to
assist you.  It will be painless and once you get here you will be so glad you stopped procrastinating
once you sit down in these chairs and relax on the beach.





Posted in Glidden Lodge Beach Resort, Outdoor Activities

You can still enjoy our large, private sand beach THIS summer at Glidden!!!

Build a Sandcastle


We still have some open dates available for this summer.

Bring the family.  Bring a friend.  Bring yourself for some R & R,

sun, sand, and a tan!  Gain some clarity, take some time to enjoy

the water lap upon the shore, bask in nature, and bring a smile back

to your face.  Call now (888) 281-1127 or visit

Jump in the Lake!!


Play Volleyball / Take in some rays!

Posted in Children's Activites, Discover our Beach!, Door County Lodging, Outdoor Activities

The Beach is Waiting…

      Image may contain: ocean, sky, cloud, beach, outdoor, nature and water
It’s been over 6 months since the beach has enjoyed toes on it’s sand, sand shovels and buckets, and sunbathers.  It is getting lonely.
The beach loungers and chairs are being washed and prepared for another season of fun in the sun.  By Memorial Day weekend the
gas grills, beach chairs, volleyball and tennis nets will be up and ready.  Will you be ready?
ENJOY SPRING RATES LONGER IN 2017!  The spring rates run through 6/15/17.  Therefore you can come and enjoy nice weather
and get quite a deal on your rate.  Remember we offer the Return Guest, Senior Discount, and midweek discounts through June 15th.
Don’t delay make your reservation.  Put your toes in the sand, build a sandcastle, catch some rays…  YOU DESERVE IT!!!

Posted in Glidden Lodge

Beauty is alive and well all along the Lake Michigan Shoreline!


Photo by Roberta Copiskey                                     Photo by Jim Perry                                            Photo by Jim Perry

“A picture is worth a thousand words.”  And if that is the case what can these pictures tell us?

Glidden Lodge Beach Resort invites you to come and visit our beautiful, secluded waterfront resort.  Rest as the waves roll ashore.  Walk along the beach and watch the beauty of a Door County sunrise!  Check out our neighboring treasures at Whitefish Dunes State Park, Cave Point County Park, or Shivering Sands Preserve to share a quiet moment with nature.

You can enjoy the warm Spring weather yet still get the off-season prices PLUS you can take advantage of our SPRING FLING SPECIAL – stay 3 nights for the price of 2!  We are still at almost the lowest prices of the year.  It’s quiet, the weather is warming up, and you deserve a break!

Call (888)281-1127 to reserve your spring get away before spring rates and spring blossoms are gone!

Posted in Discover our Beach!, Door County Lodging, Glidden Lodge Beach Resort, Nearby Attractions, Outdoor Activities, Specials and Packages, Whitefish Dunes State Park

A Fond Farewell to the Glidden Lodge Dock

It’s hard to believe that next time you stop in or drive by you will not see the old pier between Glidden Lodge Beach Resort and Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant.  It was a difficult but necessary decision to remove the dock as it was breaking down after years and years of Lake Michigan winds and waves.  It was a steadfast landmark that people saw over the years as they came as children and as years went by they brought their children and so on.  But as they say there is a time for everything, and it was time to let this historic landmark go.  She helped break the waves along our shoreline, she was a walkway for lovers, she held wedding parties, and little kids who first cast their line in Lake Michigan for the first time.  She will be missed.
Come out and visit us.  See for yourself how the shoreline looks.  It still is beautiful and the beach is calling your name.


Posted in Glidden Lodge