Ellison Bay, WI Real Estate News

By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
470 Europe Lake Road, Door County:  The Quintessential Lake Cottage It seems as though every year I am lucky enough to list something that has been in the same family for a very long time.  In Door County, we don't get waterfront turnover very often.  Waterfront properties tend to stay in the same family for generations at a time.  Last year, we were lucky enough to have two cottages on Pebble Beach, which sold almost instantly (I ran into one of the cottage's owners this week and they are loving their Sister Bay waterfront home!). This week, we are concentrating farther north, on Europe Lake, between Ellison Bay and Gills Rock--and I have a hard time deciding which Door County inland lake is my favorite:  Europe Lake, Kangaroo Lake or Clark Lake.  They all have their distinct differenc...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
What to do in Door County this weekend? Uncork Summer! A GEM of an idea blossomed as part of an annual Ellison Bay festival over six years ago, and as Uncorked Summer enters its sixth year, it's still serving as one of the most major draws to the northernmost parts of the Peninsula in the summer.   The 2019 event will be held, as per previous years, on the grounds of the Wickman House, perhaps Door County's most established "foodie" establishment.  In 2011, as a Liberty Grove Town Supervisor, I remember approving the owners' first liquor license in Ellison Bay and wishing them well.  NO ONE could have predicted just exactly how well they'd do. What they congevial owners have done in 8 short years is amazing.  With publicity from around the nation and the world, Wickman House is likely E...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
What we love about 12352 Europe Lake Road for Sale in Ellison Bay WI 54210Europe Lake Homes for Sale in Door County WI"The Cottage" Europe Lake is one of the crown jewels of Door County.  One of three inland lakes in northern Door County, this northern-most inland lake offers a sandy bottom and year-round fun--boating, kayaking, swimming, fishing, ice skating, snow shoeing and ice fishing.  Learn more about this Door County waterfront home for sale here.Europe Lake just north of Ellison Bay, WI 12352 Europe Lake Road (also known as 12353 Europe Lake Court) is a first-time listing, being sold by the original owners.  They tell the story in their own words:The Cottage12352 Europe Lake CourtEllison Bay, WI 54210The Cottage12352 Europe LakeCourtEllison Bay, WI  54210 Every home has a story....
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Veteran's Day in Door Countyand Liberty Grove's Armed Forces Circle It took a few years, a lot of hard work, and many donations, but 2017 marked the first dedication of the Armed Forces Circle at the Liberty Grove Historical Society--a monument in memorial to those that have served in the armed forces from Liberty Grove and elsewhere, in all services. The Liberty Grove Armed Forces Circle memorial was dedicated this past summer of 2017 at the top of the Ellison Bay Hill, with its incredible views of Green Bay.  The circle, dedicated in July of this year, commemorates with nearly 100 brick pavers the names of servicemen and servicewomen from all branches of the military, with room for more to come.  The crowd at the July dedication numbered nearly 300 people, and I was able to visit the ...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Door County Farms for Sale: 12163 Badger Rd Ellison Bay Farm for Sale. Sometimes a property has so much heart and soul from its current owners that it simply shines. This is one of those properties.   Welcome to our tale of The Log Home at 12163 Badger Road, Ellison Bay, WI 54210.   WELCOME TO SIMPLER TIMES, WELCOME TO ELLISON BAY, WISCONSIN. Surrounded by Nature Conservancy owned-land and bordered by the famous Mink River Estuary, this lovely farm, walking distance from charming Ellison Bay in the Town of Liberty Grove, has had a truly rich and unique history.   Door County Farms for Sale   Known as "The Log Home", the living room and dining room, plus a sleeping loft or office, have been rescued and adaptively restored from an old farmhouse circa 1877, and the bedrooms on the other s...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Cottage Glen at Ellison Bay in Door County--a Door County Community like no other!  Cottage Glen at Ellison Bay is great place to live seasonally or year-round, tucked away in the "walkable" downtown area of Ellison Bay, Wisconsin....yet private and serene.    The Cottage Glen community offers single family and attached units, from duplexes to townhomes, all in a condominium community.  Quiet streets and walking paths wind through the 40 acre community, just a short distance from fine and casual dining (try Wickman House for some of Door County's finest dining), unique shopping, banking, the post office, Ellison Bay Beach, Ellison Bay Marina, a cider distillery offering gluten-free hard cider (Island Orchard Cider) and much more! Cottage Glen offers comfortable living in an enclosed com...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Great Reasons to Buy a New Home in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin.  Door County Real Estate for Sale:  Exceptional Ellison Bay, WI 54210. Welcome to north of the tension line:  A little village where you can walk to all amenities and activities in town.  Ellison Bay, Wisconsin, a commercial center of Liberty Grove, is a "walking" town.  From downtown Ellison Bay, you can walk to Baylake Bank, to the post office, grab a cup of coffee from Brew Coffehouse, buy some groceries at the Pioneer Store, perhaps do some shopping at the many galleries and stores downtown...all on foot.  Ellison Bay boasts four restaurants (The Viking Grille, Mink River Basin, The Fireside Restaurant and Wickman House).Ellison Bay appeals to many, including artists and nature lovers, because of it's small town atmosphere. ...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Door County Real Estate for Sale:  Exceptional Ellison Bay, WI 54210.  Door County homes for sale:  Ellison Bay, WI  54210Ellison Bay, Wisconsin, a commercial center of Liberty Grove, is a "walking" town.  From downtown Ellison Bay, you can walk to the bank, the post office, grab a cup of coffee from Brew, buy some groceries at the Pioneer Store, perhaps do some shopping at the many galleries and stores downtown...all on foot.  Ellison Bay boasts four restaurants (The Viking Grille, Mink River Basin, The Fireside and Wickman House).Ellison Bay appeals to many, including artists and nature lovers, because of it's small town atmosphere.  Life seems simpler here.  Unlike the bustling tourism towns of Fish Creek and Sister Bay, things are a bit more laid back. The public beach is in the hea...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Three Bedroom Log Home for Sale near Washington Island Ferry at 474 Deer Trail in Gills Rock, Wisconsin. This is a beautiful log home a short distance from Northport and the Washington Island Ferry dock.  In fact, this home is located just off the stretch of Highway 42 that has been made FAMOUS as one of the best roads for autumn driving.This home is as warm and inviting as the photos imply.  A large front porch welcomes you from the wooded, professionally-landscaped yard. As you enter, the focal point is predominantly the beautiful fireplace that warms the great room. This is an truly the perfect year 'round or vacation home. With three bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, there is ample room for entertaining.  The home features walls of windows, a towering field stone fireplace, hardwood floors,...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Four bedroom homes for sale in Door County, Wisconsin.  Door County Real Estate for Sale: 4 bedroom home in Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  This Door County property is a great year-round or vacation home for all seasons located in a wooded setting close to downtown at 10628 Forest Lane, Sister Bay, WI 54234. Enjoy country living near the heart of the Village in this large home built for comfortable entertaining.  10628 Forest Lane, Sister Bay, WI 54234. The wooded outdoor setting features an outdoor oven/grill, a man-made pond with waterfall, hot tub, attached & detached garages,  a maple syrup stove, wrap-around decks & more. The 4 bedroom, 3 full bath home itself boasts hardwood floors, granite counter tops, stainless appliances, ample room for guests, tons of closet space, a workshop,  a la...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Door County Land for Sale.  Door County Real Estate for Sale: 10 acres off private Fitzgerald Road in Ellison Bay, WI 54210. Classic Door County. Ten rolling acres in a rural setting near Newport State Park and Europe Lake outside Ellison Bay in an extremely private area. Towering hardwoods border this beautiful meadow, making this is a chance to have the privacy you've desired in a natural setting. Call or click here for additional details and for a guided tour, make this the year to build your true Door County dream home in an incredible setting.   Fitzgerald Road is a private road; taxes are use value assessed.  This is a fantastic opportunity to build your dream home with a garden! For more information, check here.  OFFERED AT $59,900.00.   Door County Real Estate for Sale: 10 acres...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Light industry in Door County, Wisconsin? Trades that are different from our tourism-based businesses?  Do they exist in northern Door County?  They do.  From Woodrow Engineering (inventors of The Footer!) to Yacht Works to dozens of other small businesses, we encourage these endeavors.  These light industrial industries create year-round employment in Door County. Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Fish Creek has a rare listing of a light industrial-zoned property in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin.  Currently operating as office and storage space for Death's Door Marine, that company will move its operations to a different Door County location, offering the opportunity for one to start a new light industrial industry in northern Door County or to move a GROWING BUSINESS in Door County to an...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Up Close & Personal: Home for Sale at 12313 Europe Lake Lane, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin 54210. Our listing at 12313 Europe Lake Lane is one of my personal favorites.  With deeded shore access on Europe Lake, this home provides access to one of the loveliest inland lakes in Door County, Europe Lake, plus provides a lushly wooded and professionally landscaped setting that brings the forest into the home. This is a home for entertaining and for an active lifestyle.  Holidays.  Gatherings.  Informal Barbecues.  This property has it all, right down to the outdoor shower for quick rinses after enjoying an afternoon on the water. The perfect Door County spot, private, and with woods and water.  This lovely home was built for entertaining and allows one to enjoy the water without paying shore fron...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
  Door County Real Estate:  Gills Rock:  A commercial fishing community in Door County, Wisconsin.     Welcome to the  Town of Liberty Grove (population of appoximately 1900) which features the unincorporated commercial center of GILLS ROCK, WISCONSIN 54210 (with 290 residing in Gills Rock as per the 2010 census).         Gills Rock is a true commercial fishing village.  As such, I am honored to be a part of Door County’s commercial fishing heritage.  As regulations get more stringent and actual species begin to disappear—first herring, then “lawyers” (burbot), then perch, now chubs, it becomes more and more difficult for the local commercial fisherman to survive.  This is a rugged and rural area of Liberty Grove, and it's not an uncommon site for residents and visitors to wait on the d...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Door County Real Estate for Sale:  Exceptional Ellison Bay, WI 54210.  Ellison Bay, Wisconsin, a commercial center of Liberty Grove, is a "walking" town.  From downtown Ellison Bay, you can walk to the bank, the post office, grab a cup of coffee from Brew, buy some groceries at the Pioneer Store, perhaps do some shopping at the many galleries and stores downtown...all on foot.  Ellison Bay boasts four restaurants (The Viking Grille, Mink River Basin, Pasta Vino and Wickman House). Ellison Bay appeals to many, including artists and nature lovers, because of it's small town atmosphere.  Life seems simpler here.  Unlike the bustling tourism towns of Fish Creek and Sister Bay, things are a bit more laid back. The public beach is in the heart of downtown, and has a childrens' playground and ...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Love custom leather and unique Door County gifts?  Turtle Ridge hosts a party in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin tonight---and locals and visitors are sure to come out in force for festivities and a great sale! Mary Ellen Sisulak has been creating custom leather designs since the 1970s.  Her work is well-renowned, and one can often enter a Door County (or beyond) establishment and hear "Is that a custom Turtle Ridge".  Her purses are phenomenal. Mary Ellen's Ellison Bay gallery, Turtle Ridge, is the site for these marvelous creations.  During quiet January, it's the perfect time to host a gathering and offer a sale, too. Tonight we'll blow away the "Winter Blues" at Turtle Ridge's Annual Cocktail Party & Sale.In previous years, guests liked the idea of dressing up, so everybody is welcome to wea...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Door County on a Budget? Try a Duplex--Live in One Half-Rent the Rest!  EXCELLENT LOCATION NEAR GARRETT BAY BOAT LAUNCH AND PUBLIC PARK AREA.  Walk to the water from Cedar Dell Lane in Ellison Bay.  Close to Fitzgerald Park and The Clearing School. Love to kayak? Affordable Door County close to Garrett Bay, County Parks, Ellison Bay & much more. Door County cottage ideal for large groups. A quiet wooded setting for your home in the woods. Property is currently used as 2 family duplex home but could easily be transformed into 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with a 2nd floor office/den & wonderful 2nd floor greatroom. This property offers many RENTAL possibilities. Natural wetlands at rear of the property protect your privacy.   Offered at $189,900--Live in One Half and Rent the Other 
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Enjoying Ellison Bay--What to Do in Northern Door County this Week. Ellison Bay has a lot of new additions over the past year, and it continues to grow strong!  Starting on the north side of the "commercial center", we have the Clearing Adult School for Learning on Garrett Bay Road.  This is a fantastic opportunity to learn, year-round.  Summer courses tend to be longer and structured, for the dedicated writer, painter and more, but winter brings weekly classes from learning how to commercial fish, to syrup making, to holistic herbs and healing, even to beer making.  And one of the most popular classes annually is the weekly wine-tasting.  Meet new people, learn new skills, and have fun at The Clearing in Ellison Bay. A short drive back toward Ellison Bay will bring you to a new busines...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
What to do this week in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin:  the recent break from the staggering heat wave has made travelling up to "Door County North" just a little bit more enjoyable.  Tonight:  Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social! Join The Clearing's friends, neighbors and students Wed., July 18 from 7-9 pm at the Jensen Visitor Center, 12171 Garrett Bay Rd, Ellison Bay, as they celebrate summer with a mid-summer ice cream social. 6 flavors of ice cream and homemade chocolate sauce from The Clearing's kitchen and all the toppings to make your own masterpiece! Hope you can make it! Yum!  Afterwards, stop by Wills Park and Marina to watch a sunset or to see Labradors retrieve tennis balls as the boaters go by.  Can't make it to Ellison Bay tonight?  There's always the Savory Spoon, with weekly culina...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Olde Ellison Bay Days this Weekend!  Welcome to Liberty Grove!  This decades-old event is when downtown Ellison Bay comes alive with light, music, food and fun.  This year, there is a special addition worthy of noting.  Via the Peninsula Pulse...welcome to the Grand View of Liberty Grove.  Welcome to Ellison Bay and Olde Ellison Bay Days!! Grand View Preserved Forever Dedication ceremony scheduled for June 23     r     The view from the top of the hill on Highway 42 near Ellison Bay is a popular Door County sight, one that has long been private – until now.After over three years of fundraising, grant writing and negotiating the Door County Land Trust purchased 16 acres of the Grand View property. It will be managed and maintained by the town of Liberty Grove with financial support from ...
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