Settlement Courtyard Inn
& Lavender Spa
in Beautiful Door County

Our History

The Settlement Courtyard Inn
.was originally built by Andrew and Elsie Redmann.  These two Milwaukee natives moved to Door County in 1959. They bought the Lakewood Lodge in Fish Creek, transforming it into the White Gull Inn.

They started
.the famous Door County Fish Boil and with much help and support from Frances Miller, Elsie's sister, they began the Early American Buffet. Fran would serenade the guests on the accordion while Andriette, Redmann's daughter, at age 3, would sing.

In 1964
.Andy and Elsie sold the White Gull Inn and bought a cherry farm where the Settlement Courtyard Inn and the Settlement Shops and Galleries are now located.

The activity of the day
.was a tractor ride with the neighborhood kids.

Andy and Elsie
.spent two years designing the Settlement Courtyard Inn beginning in 1982.

Their three children,
.Andriette, John and Marise, returned home to work on the project. They spent the spring of 1984 helping to build the Inn. All the varnishing, staining and finishing work was done by the kids and crew.
Joined by .friend Martha Garvey, cousin John Martinsek and a crew of Door County summer workers, the Settlement Courtyard Inn was realized just in the nick of time, opening on July 13, 1984. With the help of the housekeepers they were setting up rooms and making beds as the people were checking in.

In1988 the three kids took over the family business.

A new era
.began in 1991 when John and Marise took over ownership. To keep up with technology they put phones in the rooms, added modem access and put reservations on a computer system. They refurbished the rooms and made them more luxurious.

In 1998,
.John took over sole ownership and continued to update the rooms. He added satellite TV, king beds, new TV's with remotes and offered the Coach House Suite. He refurbished the inn rooms and suites and added Whirlpool Suites. In 2000 he added the large outdoor pool.
In 2004.Marise and her family took over the running of the inn.  New in 2005 she added the Lavender Spa and lavender garden, the beer pub and wireless internet for the guests.
Years 2010-2013 mark the 3rd refurbishing in this 30-year history.  Marise continues the tradition of family familiarity, where all guests are welcomed home.  Join us!  

In 2014
.Celebrating 30 years!  We are so fortunate to have so many friends and customers return each year.  Many of you have watched us grow and now we have the pleasure of seeing your kids grow.
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Settlement Courtyard Inn
& Lavender Spa

9126 State Hwy. 42
Fish Creek, WI 54212
Door County, USA
877-398-9308 toll free
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