sudden cancellations can present opportunities

STURGEON BAY, WI (WFRV) – You might be lucky enough to find last-minute accommodations this holiday weekend in Door County. Provided someone cancels.

Destination Door County warns people not to drive here and expect to find something there.

But, they see sudden vacancies popping up, and usually Destination Door County finds out about them before anyone else.

So there will be staff manning the phones and the reception center to help you.

“It depends on the nature of the cancellation,” says Jon Jarosh of Destination Door County. “Generally most places have a three night minimum on a holiday weekend like this. Especially with a bank holiday on a Monday. Maybe with cancellations there might be one or two nights available but those will be rare.

This is the first time since the pandemic that Door County has held all of its summer events and shows.

The AmericInn in Sturgeon Bay says many of its guests have booked a year in advance and have traveled far and wide.

“We’re all full,” Dan Wiegand told Local 5 News as he was treated at reception. “We have a lot of people here from as far as I know, about ten or 11 different states and a few different foreign countries, too, visiting us.”

Destination Door County says if you can’t find a place to stay and decide on a day trip instead, Friday and Tuesday should see the heaviest traffic.

That’s because it’s a long weekend, with the holidays falling on a Monday.

On normal weekends the roads are congested on Sundays as most people have to return to work.

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