Long committed to sustainability, the Bay Point Inn of Egg Harbor is now recognized by Travel Green Wisconsin as one of more than 270 Travel Green Certified businesses in the state.
Environmental responsibility has been a commitment of innkeeper Myles Dannhausen since he took over the water view property in 1989.
“My family vacationed in Egg Harbor in the 1950s, and my wife Mary and I raised six children here,” Dannhausen said. “We’ve experienced Door County as visitors, business owners, and residents, and we’re committed to the long-term sustainability of this community in every way.”
On the environmental front, Dannhausen implemented an aggressive recycling and composting program and retrofitted the property with energy-saving light bulbs. Perhaps most impressive is the use of produce from Dannhausen’s own pesticide-free garden. Either Dannhausen or Associate Innkeeper Corrina Luedke rises early each day to prepare a continental breakfast using many ingredients picked fresh from the garden. Garden products are also featured in the inn’s sunset suppers.
Bay Point Inn’s pristine setting atop the Niagara Escarpment, where its 10 suites look out upon the waters of Green Bay, compliments its environmental goals.
Travel Green Wisconsin is a voluntary certification program that recognizes tourism businesses for reducing their environmental footprint through eco-friendly practices. Applicants must earn a minimum of 30 points from a checklist of requirements covering a wide range of “green” practices to earn certification.