The Foxglove Inn
In mid-December, my mom and I escaped the Northwoods for a few days and fled to the Door County town of Sturgeon Bay. We were staying for two nights at The Foxglove Inn, a stately bed & breakfast nestled within the historic district just steps from downtown. The exterior oozes Victorian style with its grand two-story porch, decorative trim, and bright green siding. Across the street from The Foxglove is the towns working shipyard – a reminder of its rich history as the home of entrepreneur Thomas H. Smith. It was constructed for his family in 1877 by local shipbuilders.
As my mom and I made our way up the porch steps and into the foyer, I was immediately struck by how warm and inviting it felt. The place was glowing with Christmas decor, a spiced candle flickered to my left, and instrumental Christmas music played softly in the background. Kelly, the owner of The Foxglove Inn, greeted us right away with open arms. She’s the type of person you immediately like and made us feel right at home. She brought us to our room, The Hawthorn Suite, located down the hallway on the first floor.
This two-room suite used to be the library and the dining room back when it was the Smith mansion. When you first walk in, you’ll see the four-poster king bed piled with pillows and neatly pressed linens. On the far side of the bed is a large bay window dressed with lace curtains. The impeccably clean bathroom is right off the bedroom and features a big, pedestal sink and a walk-in shower. It’s stocked with white towels and luxury bath soaps. When you enter the second part of the Hawthorn Suite, you’ll find a wood-burning fireplace, a large leather sofa, and a whirlpool tub. There’s another bay window in this room with a table and two velvet-covered chairs; perfect for your morning breakfast.
I just loved all of the quaint little details scattered throughout the inn. From the bundle of pheasant feathers to the vintage paintings; the tiny fox figurines and the antique books. I could tell how much thought was put into every inch of this place. She even had little birdseed packets near the front door for us to take, in case we wanted to feed the birds at Peninsula State Park 🙂
One of my absolute favorite things about our stay was the breakfast! Unlike other B&B’s, breakfast at The Foxglove Inn is delivered right to your door at your preferred time. We felt like royalty, dining in the privacy of our room. It was such a treat!
The Foxglove Inn has a total of seven suites but there’s one in particular (besides our room) that I just have to share with you guys! Right across the hall from The Hawthorne Suite is The Foxglove Suite, the former parlor of the Smith mansion. This room is so elegant and lavish yet warm and cozy. It was trimmed in beautiful Christmas decor and features a queen bed, arched doorways, and a two-sided gas fireplace. I loved the deep color of the walls and all of the cream accents throughout.
We had such a wonderful time here at The Foxglove Inn! December was such a cozy, festive, and relaxing time to visit – I would definitely recommend a winter stay like this. And it was so special being able to have a girl’s weekend here with my mom. We felt so pampered the entire time! Thank you, Kelly, for hosting us!
The Foxglove Inn
344 N 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
The Foxglove Inn
Address: 344 N 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235