Destination guide

Picture perfect: a peaceful small town on a peninsula

Nestled on the west coast of the Door County Peninsula, the village of Ephraim offers a peaceful setting along the picturesque shores of Green Bay's Eagle Harbor. The town features quaint surroundings, where a cozy inn, shops, and galleries are housed inside rustic barns, cabins, and homes. But the real draw to the region is Peninsula State Park, a 3,776-acre Wisconsin green space that offers activities both in and out of the water, from swimming to sleigh rides. No matter what time of year you book your Ephraim vacation rental, a host of adventures will keep everyone entertained.

Things to do

Feed your soul a healthy dose of nature and art

If you're interested in local history, take a tour of Eagle Bluff Light, an 1868 lighthouse, complete with a museum. Nature lovers should visit the White Cedar Nature Center, where mounted animals, historic photos, and artifacts offer insight into the regional landscape. The Nature Center also provides public education programs, including hikes, campfire talks, and craft workshops. But what about the culture vultures in your group? Northern Sky Theater is a professional theater company that produces original musicals, including daily performances in the summer, while downtown is home to numerous galleries that highlight local artists.

Activities

Wet and wild—adventures both on water and land

Your Ephraim vacation rental will always place you near Peninsula State Park, home to 8 miles of shoreline. Spend your days in the park exploring its extensive hiking and biking trails, or try your hand at its 18-hole golf course. But a lot of the park's activities take place in the water, including opportunities for jet skiing, kayaking, paddleboarding, or swimming. You can also rent a pontoon boat or charter a sailboat for an afternoon of sightseeing. The excitement doesn't end when Wisconsin's bitter winters arrive, however, as snowfall brings everything from dog-sled races to sleigh rides.

Weather

Winters in Wisconsin—don't forget the parka!

Summer offers ideal temperatures for the great outdoors, with daytime highs in the high 70s and low 80s. It's also the rainiest season, especially the months of June and July, so make sure you pack a light poncho or umbrella. Winter is the polar opposite, with daytime highs falling well below freezing and lows dipping as far as the single digits. You may be spending a lot of time in your Ephraim vacation rental during the winter, particularly from December through March, the town's snowiest period. Spring and fall offer crisp conditions, with highs in the 50s and 40s.

Natural features

Breathtaking bluffs meet winding waterways

The lush and drenched landscape of Ephraim includes a host of small, mostly undeveloped islands located just off the shores of Eagle Harbor, in the peaceful waters of Green Bay. On the east side of the peninsula is the expansive Lake Michigan. Peninsula Park itself is home to marshes, wetlands, ponds, and lakes. With all this water around, it's no surprise the peninsula shelters approximately 125 different bird species, including red-winged blackbirds, orioles, and warblers. But the region's most dramatic feature may be the peninsula's 225-foot limestone bluffs, which you can view during sightseeing boat tours.

Can I find a vacation rental around Ephraim?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 396 vacation rentals near Ephraim. From 193 Houses to 99 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ephraim for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Ephraim?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Ephraim. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Water Street Gallery: 480 vacation rentals
  • Francis Hardy Gallery: 480 vacation rentals
  • Eagle Harbor: 475 vacation rentals
  • Ephraim Public Beach: 489 vacation rentals
  • Sister Bay Marina: 462 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ephraim listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Ephraim?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 193 Houses in Ephraim. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Ephraim include:

  • Cottages: 99 rentals available
  • Cabins: 99 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 99 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Ephraim?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 69 vacation rentals with pool available in Ephraim. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.