Door County Tourism

Door County North

Your exploration of Door County North provides you with the rarest of luxuries - time. Uncrowded and relaxed, you’ll find time to explore pathways of interest that lead you to a welcoming small town life, a nature trail in a protected landscape, or to the studio of one of our many master artists - housed in an historic building or nestled in a country garden.

Breathe in our beautiful land and water vistas at every turn. Enjoy a picnic in one of our 13 parks (including a shoreline state park) and delight in the varied tastes of our fine waterfront restaurants and relaxed cafés. Stay at a resort, a secluded cabin, B&B, or even in a tent. And, if you’d like to claim a part of this northern paradise as your own, local builders can make your dream home come true.

A slower pace doesn’t have to mean sleepy. Further expand your horizons with a workshop in folk art or fine cuisine. Experience Door County North’s maritime traditions through a visit to a museum, a charter fishing trip, or just simply watch today’s commercial fishmen hauling in their daily catch. Miles of bike, hiking, and cross country ski trails combine sport with unparalleled scenery. Choosing to visit Door County North makes your trip uniquely yours. It’s no wonder we say, “Find yourself here.”

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Door County Tourism Zone

Mission statement:

  • Collect the room tax on behalf of its member municipalities in a fair and efficient manner.
  • Work in partnership with the Door County Visitor Bureau to support its marketing efforts in tourism promotion and development for the Tourism Zone as a single destination for transient tourists who are reasonably likely to generate paid overnight stays.
  • Keep all parties and businesses associated with the Tourism Zone and the Room Tax informed on the Commission's activities.
Lodging Permit Applications

Door County is recognized on a regular basis by organization and media outlets as a wonderful place to live and visit.  We make the best-of-list for vacation and getaway destinations as well as attractions that include fall colors, fishing, and our small town vibe.

As with any consumer product or service, destinations must be marketed in order to obtain awareness and consideration within the mindset of potential visitors.  In order to compete we have to offer more: The vacation traveler needs to know what they can do once they arrive.  Destination Marketing is essential to attracting visitors and protecting Door County’s Tourism Economy. Click here to learn more about Destination Marketing.

We can tell you room tax is doing its job, but the numbers do a better job of reflecting the economics of tourism that are impacted by room tax funding. Below you will find monthly and year end room tax reporting. You should also view the metrics from the Door County Visitor Bureau. Click here to view.

Comparative Occupancy & ADR reports show the availble units, occupancy and average nightly rate (ADR) by municipality.

Comparative Tax Collections show revenues by municipality. This report does not include lates, but it is an good to analyze statistics year over year for comparison.

19 municipalities in Door County will be charging a room tax fee of 5.5%.  This fee is being charged to help promote Door County as a tourist destination and offset the financial obligation of our communities to do this.  All municipalities in Door County make up the Door County Tourism Zone.

You can find a lodging permit application, permit and room tax instructions and a monthly room tax report at the Tourism Zone website.  If you have any questions regarding the room tax please call (920) 854-6200, your community representative or your municipal office.

The Current Tourism Zone Commission member for Liberty Grove is Cathy Ward

Door County Economic Development Corporation

The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) is a public/private partnership dedicated to improving the economic vitality of the county and its residents. Founded in 1989, DCEDC has been successful in helping existing businesses create and retain thousands of jobs through a myriad of programs and initiatives. Additionally, DCEDC places strong emphasis on fostering entrepreneurial instincts in county residents as well as those who vacation in Door County.

DCEDC partners with companies and entrepreneurs to help build successful businesses in Door County and continuously improve the area’s economic climate. It’s a relationship that allows businesses to tap into the expertise of area leaders, and provides them with access to a variety of local, state and federal resources.

Destination Door County

Destination Door County provides historical as well as current information related to Door County.  This is a great website to find activities or learn more before and during your travel experience to Door County.

Travel updates

2020 Visitor Guide