Tucked away in the beauty of Door County, WI is the Chanticleer Guest House. Owned by Darrin Day and Bryon Groeschl, the getaway offers eight suites and four luxury cabins spread along 70 privately-owned acres.
“Bryon always wanted to get into motel/hotel management,” Darrin explains as the inspiration for opening the Guest House. Together they searched for locations and were set on the Sturgeon Bay property they viewed first.
In June of 1993, Bryon and Darrin purchased the guest house, remodeled and opened in October of that year. Also on the property is a barn, which they renovated into more rooms in 1997. With more business, brought more opportunities. In 2000, they opened two of their cabins after purchasing 40 additional acres of land across from the guest house. Two more cabins were then built in 2005.
After 20 years of business, Bryon and Darrin still enjoy everyday at the Guest House. “I would say probably that our favorite part is all the wonderful people that we meet,” said Darrin. “ I would say that 90% of our very dear friends are people we’ve met through the inn over the years.”
As a recent member of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, it was an easy decision to join. “We thought we’d try to be proactive as far as gay and lesbian travel. It just seemed like a no-brainer for us to join,” stated Darrin. He continued to show his appreciation for Door County as they have reached out to the LGBT community and have become a very gay-friendly destination, “They’ve done a fantastic job of doing that in the last couple years and I’m very proud of that.”
The Chanticleer Guest House is open year round and always welcome guests for a clean, comfortable accommodations for a private and enjoyable getaway.
For more information about the Chanticleer Guest House, visit www.chanticleerguesthouse.com.