Sturgeon Bay vacation rentals in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin are a gateway to forests, recreation and museums. Vacationers who enjoy sandy beaches, warm summer days and less populated areas will find Sturgeon Bay cabins are perfect. Sturgeon Bay cottages can also be rented in winter for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy skiing, snowshoeing or snowmobiling.
Sturgeon Bay was founded on the need for a port for early shipping captains to avoid going 100 miles out of their way due to the Door Peninsula. Today, it is easy for boats and freighters to move through Green Bay and Lake Michigan due to Sturgeon Bay. Sturgeon Bay is a natural harbor and still considered one of the largest shipbuilding ports in the U.S. Visitors to Sturgeon Bay vacation rentals can head to the port and watch ships come and go throughout the day. Before arriving at Sturgeon Bay cabins, guests may also want to book Door County cruises, which leave from the port and tour for two to three hours around the bay.
There are two museums near Sturgeon Bay cabins: Door County Historical Museum and Door County Maritime Museum. The historical museum is located at 18 North Fourth Avenue, which is also near some of the downtown Sturgeon Bay vacation rentals. The museum has a wildlife diorama, firehouse artifacts, pioneer exhibit and videos about the Door County community. For those renting Sturgeon Bay cottages outside of downtown, the Door County Maritime Museum is a short drive along the waterfront. The museum has Native American canoes and post World War II carriers.
The Farm is four miles from downtown and may be closer to some of the Sturgeon Bay cottages. It is 40 acres of rural environment to explore with historic farm buildings, pioneer homesteads and farm animals. The Farm is open between Memorial Day and October, so it is a summer to late fall attraction.