About the Inn at Cedar Crossing

Built in 1884 at the corner of bustling Cedar and Cottage Streets (now Third and Louisiana), this brick vernacular style building has seen more than a century of the town’s activity and growth. Among its many early occupants were a tailor shop, an apothecary, a soda fountain, doctor’s offices, and a clothing store.

Today, warm hospitality, inviting rooms and delicious food are our tradition. Inn at Cedar Crossing offers the comforts and amenitites of a historic inn with all the modern conveniences. The guest lobby, off Louisiana Street, is graced by the original pressed tin ceiling and furnished with antiques. Upstairs, nine elegant guesrooms await your arrival. While each room has it’s own personality, all provide the perfect spot to getaway. Our restaurant has been serving Door County residents and visitors alike since 1989, and is known for quality food, creative entrees and attentive service.

The Inn at Cedar CrossingA stroll through the streets finds you amidst interesting shops, boutiques, and galleries, the Door County Historical and Maritime Museums, the library, Miller Art Center, and the market square. Just three blocks from the waterfront and close to numerous parks, you can enjoy sailing, biking, picnicking, beaches, and sunsets. The historically inclined will want to tour through the town’s designated historic districts.

Exploring further, you’ll find Door County’s captivating beauty with 250 miles of shoreline, spectacular limestone bluffs, orchard studded hills, and serene wooded back roads. Recreational activities are endless. Allow us to share our area’s rich cultural and artistic heritage… the many galleries and festivals, the summer concerts and theaters.


Directions to the Inn

Conveniently located, you’ll find us easily by following the map to our location in historic Sturgeon Bay. Take Business Route 42/57 into town and cross either downtown bridge, turning left onto 3rd Avenue, proceeding to the Inn on the right. Parking is available behind the inn off Louisiana St. Would you like more information or have a question? Please contact us.


About the Owners

Since its inception in 1986, the Inn has been an anchor for downtown Sturgeon Bay, a favorite of locals and a destination spot for tourists.

It has always had a reputation for exceptional food and service, which attracted owners Steve and Kelly Hellmann who purchased the Inn from proprietor and founder Terry Smith-Kletzien.

Both Steve and Kelly worked in the corporate world prior to opening a bed & breakfast in Bar Harbor, Maine in 1996, and then moved to Door County where Steve’s family lives.

They enjoy the pace of life here in Door County and that of the Inn/Restaurant and all its hustle and bustle. In their off-time, they both enjoy travelling and discovering new places and cuisines.

You can find both Steve and Kelly on site most of the day, every day.

Stop in and say hello.

Go Back to the Top