When my friend Kristy and and I started chatting about some work we are embarking on together, I decided it would be more productive to just go visit her in her town of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Since I would be checking out the area for a future blogger trip, I reached out to the Blue Harbor Resort and Spa. I am so glad that I did for I had no idea just what kind of treat I was in for.
Just about an hour from Milwaukee, Blue Harbor Resort and Spa is a gorgeous plantation style resort located on the massive Lake Michigan. Offering an array of water sports like surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding and even large events on the lake, like the IFDS Blind Match Racing World Championship that took place just the day before I arrived. It truly is a breathtaking view. But water sports isn’t all the resort offers. In fact, the amenities are many. Look at this list!
Blue Harbor Resort and Spa Sheboygan Wisconsin
Mini Glow Golf
Located above the water park, The Lost Temples provides a visual extravaganza designed by Adventure Golf and is loaded with two unique nine-hole courses, The Mayan Temple and The Egyptian Pyramid. Both courses combined are only $7.95 per person, and children three and under play for free. Group rates are available for birthdays, reunions, team building exercises, and gatherings of all kinds.
Coming Soon! The Riptide Double Surf Simulator
Coming Mid-December, The Riptide Double Surf Simulator, located in the Breaker Bay Waterpark, will be the only Double Surf Simulator in Eastern Wisconsin. The Riptide is designed to make the perfect wave for surfing or boogie boarding every time. Challenge a friend, or see how long you can ride on this fun, yet skill based, wave simulator!
Breaker Bay Waterpark is still open during this installation. Pardon our dust, for more great things are in store here at Blue Harbor Resort!
Blue Harbor Resort has a unique relationship with The Bull golf course, Wisconsin’s only Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. Ranked as the #77 Public Golf Course in America (Golf Digest 2013-2014), The Bull has hosted numerous local, state and national events. With GPS and live leaderboard scoring on our new golf cart fleet, The Bull is the perfect venue for a team-building outing. Shuttle transportation, golf packages, and group discounts are all available to Blue Harbor guests.
Rise and Shine Blue Harbor Style
Watch the sun in all its glory rise above Lake Michigan’s horizon. Enjoy a steaming cup of coffee as you start the day on the lakefront in an Adirondack chair with that special someone. If walking or jogging is part of your daily regimen, than enjoy miles of lakefront boardwalk and beach as well as the Sheboygan riverfront If you just have to check that email in the morning, you might enjoy sitting on your private room patio and enjoy complimentary WIFI.
Witness amazing lakeside views while dining on one of our outdoor patios. Enjoy your morning breakfast, an afternoon cocktail or amazing evening dinner from either our casual dining or full service menus. Our wine list is spectacular. Our food will nourish your stomach. The peaceful views will nourish your soul
Simple Pleasures – Lakeside Stroll
Take a stroll on the shore of Lake Michigan. Enjoy the classic lighthouse in the distance and picturesque boat marina nearby to fulfill your lakeside retreat. The smells, the wind, the sounds – you’ll know you are at Blue Harbor hotel in Sheboygan, WI.
Reflections Spa – Relax and Rejuvenate
Immerse yourself in serenity at Reflections, our full-service spa. Satisfy your body, mind and spirit with a variety of relaxing therapy sessions, nail treatments and skin care services in a beautiful, tranquil atmosphere.
NEW! Private Cabanas in Breaker Bay Waterpark
Relax and enjoy the Blue Harbor Waterpark experience with your private Cabana rental.Conveniently located in Breaker Bay, each of our Cabanas is a private area for youto enjoy.
Included with your rental is:
- Flat Screen TV
- Comfortable furniture
- Mini Fridge stocked with bottled water
- Delivery of in-house food & beverage*
- Special services including Spa massages*
Breaker Bay Indoor Waterpark
Get drenched in Breaker Bay. Conquer the water slides, float the lazy river or pick your water fort battle station. There is endless fun for kids of all ages. Our water park snack bar offers more than just snacks. Try one of our family lunch specials. Enjoy adult and children frozen drinks, and it wouldn’t be Wisconsin without a great selection of beers! Our Washed Ashore gift shop and arcade are also located in the waterpark.
There is no extra charge for waterpark wristbands for hotel or villa guests.
NEW! Sailboat and Watersport Rentals
The Sailing Education Association of Sheboygan (SEAS) and EOS Surf offer rentals of 16 foot Hobie Cat sailboats, stand up paddleboards, surfboards and boogie boards. The new sailing and watersports rentals are available 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, weather and water conditions pending. Guests and the public can go directly to the South Beach, adjacent to Blue Harbor Resort.
16 foot Hobie Cat Sailboats ($25/hour and $40/two hours), stand up paddleboards ($20/hour), surfboards ($15/hour) and boogie boards ($5/hour). Payment is made at the site of rental. Credit cards accepted. For details, call 920.208.7873 (SURF).
For individuals wanting to learn how to sail, Blue Harbor Resort has a partnership with Sheboygan Youth Sailing, which offers lessons and escorted sailboat rides. Guests can contact SYS at 920.459.0755 or visiting www.youthsailingclub.us.
At Blue Harbor Resort we have a rule: Everything must be fun! In our Kids Club we have all different kinds of activities, glitter tattoos, crafts, bingo and story-time designed to enlighten and entertain your children ages 12 years old and younger.
Don’t forget to check out our arcade area for the whole family too!
So what did I do while I was at the resort? I was very fortunate to have a Captain Suite, which was a two bedroom unit, with a pull out couch, fireplace and full kitchen. Of course more than enough room for me alone, and perfect for a family of 4 or 5.
Then I dined in both the lobby restaurant, Beacon, as well as the fine dining Latitude 43. I loved, but passed on the pile of perfectly crispy bacon (thanks 21 day meatless challenge), but enjoyed some fresh fruit, yogurt and danishes. At Latitude 43, Kristy and I shared the perfectly crisp truffle fries, I had the soup of the day which was a tomato based soup, and the flat bread pizza. Kristy had the seafood chowder, crab mac n cheese and asparagus. We opted for the owner of the resorts own wine called Pull from his Broken Earth Winery. It was really, really good. Dinner was perfect, and the view was to die for!
I was treated to a spectacular spa treatment at Reflections, which I will be sharing more in another post. With renovations starting soon, the space is about to change drastically, however, the service was wonderful and the staff was so nice.
I really enjoyed exploring the property. The grounds are simply gorgeous. The weather was a perfect 70 degrees without a cloud in the sky. I loved that there were Adirondack chairs which you could relax by a fire, maybe even make some s’mores.
And then before I left, I had a chance to check out the water park and mini golf course with Kristy’s two boys ages 5 and 3.
They went crazy when they saw the water park, but the glow in the dark mini golf they both said was their favorite.
However, I think they really loved the Boathouse Suite! It is perfect for the younger kids! They were so excited to check out the bunks in their own separate area of the room.
With views like this for breakfast, and the noise of the waves and seagulls, you can’t help but find true relaxation for the whole family!
So what can I say? I really enjoyed my stay at this gorgeous resort. I am actually looking forward to going back and doing an event there so other bloggers can see for themselves and we can try out some of those fun summer water sports and maybe even get dumped on in the water park!