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Why You Need to Travel From Madison to Door County

When it comes to upper midwest destinations, Door County is a tourist’s dream. It’s got everything! From historic lighthouses to boutique wineries to scenic beaches, Door County, WI, contains all fo the best ingredients for a dream vacation. If you’re looking to escape your busy and hectic life in the big city, consider embarking on a trip from Madison to Door County. These two locations are less than 200 miles away from each other, making it perfect for a leisurely getaway!

For additional vacation planning tips and information, please take a look at our complimentary Vacation Guide. It contains information on the area’s best restaurants, attractions, shopping, and more. 

How Do I Get to Door County From Madison, Wisconsin?

By Land

Head to The Ashbrooke Hotel in Egg Harbor and drive from Madison to Door County. The ride is smooth and breezy and takes less than three and a half hours. Check out the route on the map below!

Road trips are a blast. If you want to plan some exciting pitstops along your journey, here are some ideas for you!


This town is best known for the children’s clothing company, Oshkosh B’Gosh. However, if you visit Oshkosh on your way to Door County, there are some fun activities for you to enjoy. Some of the most popular attractions include The Outlet Shoppes at OshkoshEAA Aviation Museum, and Menominee Park Zoo

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Just north of Lake Winnebago sits the city of Appleton. Some unique ways to spend time in Appleton include a visit to the Butterfly Gardens of Wisconsin and exploring the Hearthstone Historic House Museum, where you can gaze at original Thomas Edison light fixtures. 

Green Bay

Green Bay, WI, rests along an arm of Lake Michigan and is home to the famous Green Bay Packers football team. Some of the unique attractions in this city include Badger State Brewing Company, the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame, and the Green Bay Botanical Garden

Sturgeon Bay

Before you reach The Ashbrooke Hotel in Egg Harbor, stop by Sturgeon Bay in Door County. This town is packed with an array of fun-filled activities and attractions. Some of our favorites include Potawatomi State Park, The Door County Maritime Museum, and a treasured Door County tradition— fish boils

By Air

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If you’re a fan of traveling via plane or are unable to drive, you have that option as well. Board a flight at the Dane County Regional Airport, located just six miles northeast of downtown Madison. Then, land in the Green Bay airport, known as the Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport. From there, hop in a rental car or rideshare vehicle and head up the coast to The Ashbrooke Hotel. 

Stay in the Heart of the Door County Peninsula

After your journey from Madison to Door County, you’ll want to stay in the best accommodations possible, in the best location possible so that you can continue your fantastic adventures. That is what you’ll receive when you stay at our luxurious, adults-only hotel— The Ashbrooke Hotel

When you stay with us, you’ll experience astounding accommodations, paired with opulent amenities. Our abundance of amenities includes complimentary morning coffee and baked goods, a spacious outdoor sundeck with firepit, a pristine indoor lap pool, and a state-of-the-art fitness facility. 

One of our most popular guest suites is our Grande Suite. Each Grande Suite features a bedroom with a king-sized bed, a two-sided fireplace, a living room with a sleeper-sofa, and a gorgeous bathroom. If you’re ready to start planning your trip from Madison to Door County, then check our availability and pick your ideal suite. We can’t wait to have you!

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