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Lodging feeling the boom

Memorial Day weekend was just a continuation of what has been a busy 2021 for Door County’s lodging industry.


According to the Door County Tourism Zone’s records, comparative occupancy rates through March this year are not just outpacing 2020, but also each of the last five years. March’s 26.77 percent comparative occupancy rate was more than double last year and close to six percent higher than any other year dating back to 2016.

Foremost Management Services owner Denise Stillman operates lodging establishments in Sturgeon Bay, Egg Harbor, Fish Creek, and Sister Bay. She says people are still not booking as far as out as they may have done in the past, but the interest in getting out of town and coming to Door County remains

She predicts traffic to the county will only increase throughout the summer thanks part in to travelers still wanting to stay close to home for their vacations and the few opportunities currently available for international travel. With the development of newer venues for drinking and dining for young people plus all of the arts and outdoor activities available, Stillman believes Door County has become a place where there is something for everyone.


Photo courtesy of Foremost Resorts

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