Robertson's Cottages are nestled on a slender, little peninsula in Door County called
Idlewild. In this wooded setting, at the end of a quiet dead-end road, our family
has welcomed guests since the 1930s. Idlewild is located at the juncture of the
waters of Green Bay, Sturgeon Bay and Sawyer Harbor. Unparalleled fishing during
the fall and spring is all around us. The unique scent of the forest, the pristine
waters and the closeness to nature make it easy to take a break from the cares you
left behind. Just across the harbor is Potawatomi State Park, an 1100 acre woodland.
From the observatory tower there is a panoramic view for miles in all directions.
The cottages, with their individuality and uniqueness, have all the amenities a country
cottage needs. Each cottage has a gas range, double-door refrigerator, microwave,
completely furnished kitchen, plenty of blankets and pillows, Weber grills, comfortable
furniture and showers. There is a safe, sandy beach, sandbox, playground equipment,
tether ball court, swim raft, sailboats and bicycles. We also have paddle
boats and canoes for guests to use.
With over 300 feet of shoreline, a spacious permanent pier (8' X 120'), protected
moorings with finger piers and boat slips, Robertson's is a great location for the
boat lover. A public launch ramp is located 1/4 mile away. Fishing boats and motors
are available for rent. Fishing from the dock is always great fun, even for the
In spring, as nature changes the landscape, the woods are covered with white trillium,
dogwood, and wild cherry blossoms. Nearby apple and cherry orchards bloom in late
May. The walleye fishermen troll the harbor every night.
The fresh, sun-warmed days and water-cooled nights are sure to make you feel stronger
in body and soul.
In autumn, the view across the protected water of Sawyer Harbor is spectacular. One
can observe the slowly changing panorama of color of the steep, densely wooded bluff
Whether you are bicycling the winding, country roads, hiking to nearby Sherwood Point
Lighthouse to watch the pounding surf against the high limestone cliffs, or curled
up with a favorite book in the front of the fireplace, you will enjoy the fall season
in Door County.
If activity is what you enjoy, there is the challenging 18 hole
Idlewild Golf Course located at the entrance to Idlewild. You may wish to take
short trips to the more populated areas of the County where you can flavor the village
shopping and enjoy local festivals, both fall and spring.
Since 1938, Robertson's Cottages has been owned and operated by our family. Robertson's
has become an established tradition for many of our guests. Perhaps you too would
like to begin a tradition.