First and foremost, don’t forget to pack your own linens for the beds, for bathing and for swimming (we do not provide sheets, pillow cases, large bath towels, washcloths, swim towels, basic hair and body soaps or hair dryers). Please check in with us before your stay for the exact sheet sizes to pack for your cottage(s).  Other than that we recommend bringing basic camping and beach supplies such as sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, flash lights, clothing for both warm and cool temps and maybe a book or two to read in the sun-filled days on the dock. Many of our guests stop in Sturgeon Bay before arriving to buy bait, beer, groceries, ice and other provisions.

We are a small family run business, and we do possess the facilities to process or keep up with the amount of laundry required to furnish linens for 7 cottages. This also helps to keep our rates as reasonable as possible for you, our guests!

We are absolutely, wholeheartedly, most definitely pet friendly. We encourage you to bring your cats or dogs… as we are all animal lovers at Robertson’s.  There is a $10 per night per pet fee if you choose to bring your animal. We allow a maximum of 3 pets per cottage. If your pet(s) are not house broken, are a potential aggression hazard to other guests and their pets, or have a tendency to be destructive, we kindly ask that you refrain from bringing your pet with you.

We do not offer boat rentals nor do we offer boat rides to our guests. There are several options available close by in Sturgeon Bay for boat rentals. We suggest Door County Boat Rental. You can visit them online at, or give them at call at 920-746-6071.

We sure do! We offer dock slips for $10 night, and we can guarantee at least one dock slip per cottage.  We may have more than one slip to offer per cottage depending on how many of the other guests have brought boats with during the time of your stay.

Absolutely!  It is a favorite activity among many of our guests, and some even have very a bit luck!

Nope, but we know JUST the place! Howie’s Tackle is Door County’s largest bait and tackle shop, located in Sturgeon bay just 8 miles from Robertson’s! They have great selections, are eager to answer any and all questions, and may even have a few tips and tricks up their sleeves to support you in getting the most out of your fishing trip in Door County. Howie’s is located at 1309 Green Bay RD (HWY 57), Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235. You can check in with them ahead of your trip by calling 920-746-9916.

There is a cozy communal fire pit close to the waterfront for all of our guests to use. We do not provide firewood, though there is usually a very large pile of scrap wood near the pit that guests are welcome to help themselves too. In addition to the fire pit, every cottage also has its own fireplace or wood burning stove.  We ask that guests provide their own firewood to use inside their cottage and not take from the pile of scrap wood.

All of our cottages are set up to comfortably sleep 6 people.  If you would like more than 6 people to stay in a single cottage, there is a fee of $20 per night per additional guest of any age.  Some of the cottages are a bit more spacious and could fit up to 8 or 9 people if some folks are open to sleeping on sleeper sofas and couches.


Absolutely, the waterfront area of the property is considered a “common area”. You’ll discover many guests spend their entire day here! Even the most inland cottage is only about a 20-30 second stroll to the water’s edge.


No, none of our cottages were constructed to be lived in during the winter.

Sturgeon Bay is the closest city and is about a 20 minute drive (9.6 miles) through Idlewild’s tree-laden winding road from the cottages.

Econo foods is located in Sturgeon Bay and is conveniently open 24 hours. There is also a Walmart, a Pick N’ Save, and a health food store (Healthy Way) in Sturgeon Bay. Don’t forget some s’mores stuff!

We are open to offering the Robertson’s grounds for such activities depending on the time of year and how fully booked we are as we do not want to interfere with the experience of our guests.  If you are interested in potentially shooting photos or videos here, please contact us at

The closest gas stations are all located in the Sturgeon Bay area, the closest being the BP gas station located at 1130 Green Bay RD (HWY 57), Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235.