Washington Island

Nestled on scenic Washington Island, Deer Run Golf Course and Resort is your haven for an unforgettable vacation.  We are a small resort, offering hometown hospitality, scenic views and lasting memories!

Source: Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm Presents Team 2015 – Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm & Shop From its very inception one of Fragrant Isle Lavender Farms objectives was to create a thriving business that could support and utilize the many talents of Washington Island residents. Job creation on Washington Island was of the utmost importance to partners Edgar and Martine Anderson and Helene Meyer. To that end they have been extremely successful. This second season at the Big Red Barn boasts a staff of thirteen employees, all with significant ties to Washington Island. Nine of this summer’s staff reside full time on the island. Four, of the lavender farm’s crew are college students representing Drake, Luther, and Lawrence Universities. Many, of this years’ team have long familial histories on Washington Island that can be traced back several generations. Having a team of local folk representing Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm lends an authenticity to the everyday workings ofthe farm. Investing in the people from Washington Island has resulted in a committed, sincere, enthusiastic team. Thus far, early summer has been quite busy with hundreds of visitors. The crew is gearing up for the high season and each member of the team is ready to go! For most of the staff, working at a lavender farm is a new experience. However, each one of Fragrant Isle’s personnel brings a unique skill set that enhances the farm’s operation. This year’s staff is an especially enthusiastic, dedicated group. The atmosphere at Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm is upbeat and positive. Nearly every person in this summer’s group is capable of multi-tasking and can switch gears to accomplish whatever task is necessary. The team provides a high level of service to the farm’s guests always, with a smile. Though it is early in the season the staff is melding into a tight knit group who enjoy working with one another and the owners of Fragrant Isle Lavender. This summer will be especially busy as Fragrant Isle Lavender farm is hosting its very first lavender festival at the farm on July 24th, 25th, and 26th. 2015. Much planning and preparation has taken place behind the scenes to insure each visitor to the farm has a wonderful experience. The crew is gearing up, prepared to work hard and take part in this “first of its kind” event at the farm. We encourage everyone to come and experience All Things Lavender, Fragrant Isle style! Stop by Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm for a visit this summer and say hello. Learn why we are so very proud of the farm and the nearly 100 products produced from Fragrant Isle’s very own harvest. Join us at Le Petit Bistro for lunch or a small plate in the evening. Relax with a glass of wine while enjoying the view. Watching the sun set across the sea of thriving, purple lavender fields is an experience no one should miss.

Visit Mann’s Mercantile Shops – Online or in person to see all of the souvenirs available to commemorate your visit to the Island!  

Post Source: onlyinyourstate.com These 13 Amazing Beaches In Wisconsin Will Make Your Summer Epic Posted on 26 May, 2015 | In Wisconsin Find the complete article by clicking here. True–Wisconsin isn’t known for its beaches like, say, Florida. But in the midst of all that farmland, there are actually some pretty nice beaches. Even if they’re only temperate a few months a year, haha. Here are some of my favorites: 3. Schoolhouse Beach (Washington Island) Gina Moskowitz/Flickr 7. Rock Island State Park (near Washington Island) Emily Mills/Flickr        

Friendly and Delicious – we make homemade food to order.

Whether you are looking to buy or sell a house, land, farm, or commercial property on Washington Island, then you have come to the right website. Here you will find a wide array of information about local real estate for sale.

The art of hand repairing fishing nets is something every commercial fishing family used to know, when the fishing industry dominated small … Source: WBAY – Jake’s Story: The Art on Ellefson Dock – April 26, 2015

Come explore Washington Island The time to reopen Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm and Shop draws near. May 1st. 2015 marks the day the doors are thrown open and visitors are welcomed back. It’s been a long winter and everyone is eager to get back to work at the farm. As Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm prepares for the upcoming season other businesses that serve the summer tourists are gearing up for another great year, as well. It won’t be long before Washington Island is teeming with visitors all looking to experience a little bit of the magic that makes Washington Island a destination worth visiting. If asked to articulate the one thing that makes a trip to Washington Island so special, the answer would have to be the people. There is an inherent kindness and friendliness among the folk who reside on Washington Island year round. It matters not if you are walking, biking or driving a car, you are certain to get a wave from anyone approaching from the opposite direction. And, it is considered good island manners, to wave back. Islanders are quick to give directions, make a recommendation and share what it is that makes Washington Island unique. Posted on April 26, 2015 by Fragrant Isle, to view their complete post and website: Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm  

Source: http://www.thecountrytoday.com/country_life/article_3d1a217e-d70f-11e4-b0c2-734e0c281a9d.html WASHINGTON ISLAND — Unlike their domestic counterparts, Sue Dompke’s honeybees are not getting ready to head north after overwintering in the south. The winter-hardy variety known as the Primorsky Russian honeybee spent all winter on Washington Island in northern Door County. Tucked in their hives with about 60 pounds of honey in each hive to carry them over the winter, it will be a few weeks before they stretch their wings and begin to do what honeybees do. By overwintering in Wisconsin, the honeybee season gets off to an early start for breeding so queens, drones and workers can fulfill their genetic promise. Visit the link above to read the full article.  

In store or online, one can now find Washington Island E-KO-Rocks and Rocklaces. If you love the rocks at Schoolhouse Beach, now you can have a reminder of them without facing the $250 fine, or stealing from our beautiful Schoolhouse Beach. These aren’t Schoolhouse Beach rocks but they are a close comparison.  Visit Mann’s Mercantile to purchase your own Island treasure.  

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