Progressive Dinner

A MOVABLE FEAST is the best way to describe a gourmet dinner which begins at one of Fish Creek’s historic inns, then moves on to a second for the main course and dessert. The Progressive Holiday Dinner Weekends are hosted by the White Gull Inn and Thorp House Inn. Three are scheduled for December, 2016: the weekends of Friday and Saturday, December 2 & 3, December 9 & 10, and December 16 & 17. A fourth Holiday Progressive Dinner Weekend is scheduled for the weekend of January 6 & 7, 2017. The Thorp House and White Gull are planning memorable weekend packages, culminating Saturday evening in a five course dinner complete with wine and live music, as you tour the inns, both bedecked festively for the holiday season.

THE DINNER begins at 5:30 pm, with hors d’oeuvres at the charming Thorp House Inn, built in 1902 by Freeman Thorp, of the founding family of Fish Creek. Innkeeper Melanie Camp and her staff will be on hand to relate the history of the Thorp House, and serve the appetizers.

DINNER GUESTS will then be transported on to the White Gull Inn by horse drawn wagon past the many homes and businesses decorated for the holidays. The 116-year-old White Gull is the oldest continuing operating inn in Door County, and has received national critical acclaim for both its historic accommodations and award-winning restaurant. Innkeepers Andy and Jan Coulson and their staff will conduct tours and discuss the inn’s history before serving the soup, main course, salad and dessert. After dinner, grab a mug of hot cider and enjoy caroling around the White Gull bonfire on our patio. As always, the White Gull and Thorp House will have rooms open for viewing, and live music will be featured at each stop along the way.

THE PROGRESSIVE Dinners are open to weekend guests of either the White Gull or Thorp House Inn.

THE WHITE GULL INN packages include two nights lodging, the Progressive Dinner on Saturday evening, a complimentary wine and cheese reception Friday afternoon, full breakfast each morning, and complimentary hot cider and pretzels Saturday afternoon. The package price is the regular rate of the room or cottage plus $113/person. Two night minimum. Sixty day cancellation notice required.

To book Progressive Dinner Weekend packages or for more information, contact us at (toll free) 888-364-9542 or email us at

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