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                             Spring 2016 - Volume 53

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Hi Folks. As the mascot of Alpine, I welcome you to our resort. Hope you had a good winter and we will see you this summer. All is well here in Egg Harbor - Door County. Have a good one.




Several  larger parties use our facilities annually.  Some for a few days, others for a full week.  Too numerous to mention.  I thought  I'd include a photo of Penny Ritger and auto.  She writes "Thank you for a special holiday."



On our 36 hole golf course we have added several forward tees.  The gals and the short hitter guys will enjoy that.  Dave, Manager, Emily's husband, will be overseeing things once again.  Pete, Sean, Dennis K. , Larry and Dennis M. will be at the Pro Shop once more.  We again had several trees uprooted throughout the year, but the greenskeepers continue to do a great job readying the course.  This summer ask  Sean about his experience with beer and wine in Ephraim, and the rooster chasing him at Jim Olson Motors.  Oh, lest I forget to mention:  We are offering several early season golf packages.   Give us a call.



Yes, we do several weddings each year.  From the ceremony to the reception followed by a dance (with bar, of course) and then breakfast after and a good night's sleep.  

Jeremiah and Chrystal Sargent wedding. "Thank you again for everything- beautiful place- professional people."



Here is the band schedule at Alpine this summer.   Again it will be music in the dining room nightly, dances on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights and a concert Saturday night.

July 3-9:  Johnny Belmont  & the Fabulous Cheeseheads

July 10-16: Johnny Belmont  & the Fabulous Cheeseheads

July 17-23:  Bruce Blanck Band

July 24-30: Mike Mitchell Band

July 31-Aug.6: Tim Bell and the Alpiners

Aug. 7-13:  Matt Endres Band

Aug. 14-20:  Ferd Buchel Band

Aug. 21-27: Clare Alexander and the Melodaires

Aug. 28-Sept.3:  Tim Bell and the Alpiners........Again, Dennis Najoom, who has been the principal trumpet for 40 years with the Milwaukee Symphony joined Tim's band a couple of times for a few "licks".

During July and August we continue our evening  events with a hayride on Wednesday, games on Thursday and a movie in the Tyrolean Room on Sunday.  



Each year we pay homage to past guests who have departed. …..    Bob Stenli passed away from cancer.  Bob’s wife, Carol,  adds "We had a fantastic time at your resort celebrating 40 years. Thank you".  ........   Fred Tausend passed away last May.  He will be sadly missed by his wife, his long-time Alpine partners, the Sorensons and our Alpine family.......   David Hein, passed away suddenly and Rebecca, his wife, writes "the charm and history of your resort has always appealed to me."  …..   Mrs. Gerry Kane, who loved to follow our bands, especially Tony Gornec, and a long time Alpine guest died in June of 2015.  .......   Ralph Berger, pianist who was involved with our bands since 1950 has departed. …..   James Allen, husband of Annette a past director of Alpine, died in March of 2015.....  Clayton (Junior) Haen who worked on the golf course died in May, 2015........   Herb Mueller, husband of Char, our office manager, passed away  in October. He worked on our golf course a few years.



A guy was painting his house on a hot August day.   The neighbor asked why he was wearing two jackets.  He answered "The directions on the can said to put on two coats."..............

Do you know how to spell "farm"?  E.I.E.I.O..............

Guest was asked if he preferred red or white wine for dinner- "it doesn't make any difference, he said, "I'm color blind".



We like to respond for the nice comments we get from our guests,  Here's a few:  

Judy Kraus:  "We had an awesome time.......   

John R. Williams:  "Enjoyed everything about the Alpine Resort"........

Dave Iselin:  "Here's your key- thanks for being so nice about it".........  

 Jim & Andrea Koepsell: "Your hospitality and facility are the best."......  

 Laurel Fredericks and Carl Vogel:  "We enjoyed our stay."........   

Arlen Busser:  "A wonderful stay and another wonderful golfing experience."....   

Bill Brandstrader: "Thanks  for a great time.".......

Sharon Dorencz:  "Thanks again for a lovely time at your quaint resort.".......  

 Joan Takala:  " Thank you for taking such good care of the Vagabonds in October.  Everyone  was well pleased and I'm still getting good comments."..........   

Menger family:  "Well maintained and clean every time we've stayed here."........   

Sue P.: "We will go back to this location and recommend it to others. .........   

Midge Wheeler and Peter Foris:  "Had a wonderful time as always."



Many activities are going on all summer.   Just to mention a few:  Peninsula Players, Birch Creek Concerts, Peninsula Music Festival, Door Shakespeare, Northern Sky Theatre, Midsummer Music Festival, July 4th Fireworks,  Pumpkin Patch weekend (Oct. 8-10),  Door County Fair.   Phone us for details.



The YMCA will again put on their spring get-together at Alpine.  We donate the lodge, the event includes several restaurants bringing their specials for an evening of dinner, silent auction and fun.....  The Triathlon will again take place from Murphy Park July 15-17.  ......   The Village of Egg Harbor is considering a very beautiful building for a new Egg Harbor library and meeting facility.  The design will somewhat mirror the boathouse/library on Rock Island........  For the 6th year the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will be at our resort in September.  As a fundraiser, members are required to walk 50 miles in 3 days.  Jamie Baker Blood, who played a big role in the outing,  married in January, sent us a  picture and a very complimentary note.



Spring Relief:  May 27-June 3- two nights lodging in a room with one king or queen and a complete breakfast each morning .          $199.00 based on double occupancy, plus tax.

Golf for the Birdies:  Prior to June 3 or Sept. 5-Oct. 16-  two nights lodging in a room at the Golf Chalet, one day of golf (18 holes with cart) on Alpine's scenic 36 hole golf course, a complete breakfast each day and a $25  voucher for Door County restaurants and shops.  $429.00 based on double occupancy plus tax.

A Kingdom so Delicious:  Prior to June 17th or after Labor Day- three nights lodging with a queen or king bed (weekdays only), a delicious breakfast each morning and a gourmet basket of local wine, cheese and fruit.   

$399 based on double occupancy plus tax.

2 Night Blossom Golf Package

May 1- June 5th:  Two nights lodging in a guest house, one day of golf (18 holes with cart) on Alpine's scenic 36 hole course, a fruit, wine and cheese basket and a $25 certificate for shops and restaurants in Door County.

$449.00 plus tax- based on double occupancy.  

To reserve the above call us at 888-281-8128 or email us at or go to our website at and click on "Reservations" tab.





The busy Egg Harbor Historical Society and purchased the old Door County Library Bookmobile and are actively pursuing the restoring of the vehicle known to many Door County residents. The plan is to create a travelling historical exhibit inside the Bookmobile for all Egg Harbor visitors and residents to enjoy.

The upcoming winter program in the plans is the history of Casey's Supper Club and the Lautenbach family. Casey's Supper Club is the current Casey's BBQ restaurant in Egg Harbor and the neighboring Grumpy's Ice Cream was the home of the Don Lautenbach family for many years. Stay tuned as the program comes to fruition.



Egg Harbor is working on a new library building to be located on Church Street in the central business district just across from the Peg Eagan Performing Arts Center. The current design being considered is based on the Rock Island boathouse. The development may go quickly based on the successful donations for the facility.



New is our online golf tee time reservations. If you are ready to make a tee time now, just click on the 'Golf' tab at the top of this page and you will see the green box with "Reserve Your Tee Time".


New scorecards in 2016 will feature the additional ladies tees and the yardage for each tee.

See you on the course!



The Band Schedule is out for the 2016 season. Make sure you don't miss our great musicians this summer as they play during dinner in the Hof Restaurant or after dinner in the Yodel Inn four nights a week for dancing or listening.

As soon as our maistro has the schedule completed for the season, we'll post it on our website under "Entertainment".



"And the band plays on and on and on. . ."










The Multiple Sclerosis Society will be back at Alpine en mass September 15-16-17-18 in the fall of 2016. The annual fundraiser is the MS Challenge Walk where great things happen to raise money for the research and cure of multiple sclerosis.









We still have a few dates available for a Door County Alpine wedding in 2016. If you would like more information, please call us at 1-888-281-8128 or email us at

There is a Wedding Board at where you may view photos.


The TESKE FAMILY on the wall between the lodge and the water.










Our long time Office Manager, Char Mueller, lost her dear husband, Herb Mueller, on October 21, 2015. Please keep Char and her family in your thoughts this holiday season and in the new year.




Harbor View Park in Egg Harbor hosts free concerts every Thursday at 5:00 pm starting June 18th.


Peg Egan Concert Series is every Sunday night in central Egg Harbor and it's free.


Birch Creek Concerts are June, July and early August.


Peninsula Players Theatre is open every night but Mondays.


Northern Sky Theatre performs outdoors in Peninsula State Park.


Peninsula Music Festival's classical concerts in August.


Egg Harbor Fireworks on July 3rd at Alpine Beach at dusk.


New Year Parade in downtown Egg Harbor


Door County Triathlon on July 16th and 17th.


Pumpkin Patch Festival in Egg Harbor on Columbus Day weekend




We’re in the office all winter, so if you want to get in touch with us, just visit our website at and click on “E-Mail Us”.


Fun Pics from Alpine!    






Alpine gift certificates are a fun present for any occasion and can be used for golf, lodging, dining, clothing or golf balls. Just let us know the amount you are looking to spend and we will provide you with the gift certificate, the brochures and information and will get it to you in time for your special event. 

Give us a call toll free at 1-888-281-8128 and we'll help you create the special gift or e-mail us at:   



Every year we get mail from our vacationers. Here's our chance to identify them.

"Thank you for taking such good care of the Vagabonds in Oct. Everyone was well pleased and I'm still getting good comments." Joan Takala

"Thank you so much for all of the wonderful experiences I had at Alpine. It was a pleasure working for and with you and I learned so much about all it takes to keep a resort up and running. I value your friendship and will always remember your patience and kindness." Brenda

"Thanks again for a lovely time at your quaint resort!!" Sharon Dorencz

"What a wonderful stay and another wonderful golfing experience!!!!!!" Arlen Busser

"Sitting on the patio this weekend and remembering what a wonderful time (as always) we had when we visited in June. You are all so kind and such good friends. Thank you do every time we come to visit that make us feel like we're more than just guests at Alpine. Hoping to see you again this fall. If not, then next summer for sure." Midge and Peter

"Thank you again for EVERYTHING! Couldn't have asked for a better day or group of people to help make it happen! Beautiful place, professional people." Best, Crystal and Jeremiah

"You were all so very gracious and welcoming to us during our recent stay at the Alpine Resort. What a wonderful get-away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! With the beautiful scenic view, The Alpine Resort, in some way reminds me of the ambiance of the The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan on a "very small" scale with its own brand of elegance and luxury and also the film, "Somewhere in Time" that takes one back in time to the 1920's & 1930's at the Grand Hotel.

We enjoyed everything about the Alpine Resort; just relaxing and enjoying the view and activity on Green Bay, my earling morning coffee usually with you, Carrie and Christy serving me, talking with each of you and your Dad, the kindness of your staff, the delicious meals in the dining room, the dinner music and our server for two of our three evenings, Amy Barnes, who was not only an outstanding waitress, but also a very nice and thoughtful young woman. We feel that she is a real asset to the dining staff.

Thank you for everything and especially for a very relaxing and wonderful time. You were all terrific nd everything was perfect. We hope to see you next Summer." With Best Wishes Always, John Williams



If you have any news for us to include, please e-mail us with the information at Hope to see you real soon!

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