“Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go” is an old refrain from a song that children used to perform in school programs. It immediately conjures up images of holiday traditions of days gone by. Horse and buggy and sleigh rides were the vogue long ago and almost never used today. There is still something quaint about many of those traditions from yesteryear, especially in small towns throughout the country. Maybe this is the reason why so many people enjoy spending the holidays is Door County. With picturesque landscapes, the quiet beauty of the villages and towns here are like the scenes captured in snow globes. During this particular time of year, we invite you to participate in Door County holiday living through our eyes. Whether enjoying outdoor recreation in Peninsula State Park (sledding/tubing on Hill 17), browsing in specialty stores and boutiques (many stores are still open for holiday shopping), savoring the delectable fare at local restaurants, (Mission Grille and Alexander’s), joining in the festivities (tree lighting and craft show) of “Capture the Spirit” weekend in Sister Bay, viewing some area homes all decorated for the annual Holiday Home Tour, or, vicariously experiencing the romance and nostalgic qualities of Thanksgiving and Christmas in a quaint, historic village like Sister Bay– you can step back in time, if only for a little while. Come stay with us at Birchwood Lodge in Sister Bay during this time and experience the holidays the old fashioned way.