We spent Labor Day weekend at our friend Pat Whyte's beautiful home in Door County. Pat's daughter named the house "Whytefyshe," a play on her mother's name as well as a a reference to the ubiquitous white fish dinners of Door County.
The building dates from the 1860s and started life as a barn on Washington Island. When Pat bought the house in the late 1990's it had already been converted into a living space.
It's located in Ellison Bay but it feels like the wilderness since no other dwellings are visible on the four acre property.
When she's not using the house herself, Pat rents it out to paying guests, usually friends and acquaintences. It's large enough to hold a big family or six or eight adults.
After spending a weekend in this idyllic retreat we're dreaming about staying there with friends in the winter. It's beautiful in summer and I imagine even more so with a dusting of snow.
There are woodsy views as well as a lovely prairie area complete with seating right out in the midst of it. And there's a big screened porch for rainy or buggy days!
You can find all the rental details here. I'll post interior photos in a day or two.