... the world's ONLY fully operational motel featuring live-music events,
collaborative songwriting retreats and a radio station that exclusively
broadcasts the music created within their own walls.
Visit us year-round in the heart of downtown Sturgeon Bay
or listen online right here at...
DISCOVER THE HOLIDAY MUSIC MOTEL . . .
Click HERE for a printable walk-around map of our immediate
surroundings, along with detailed information about
neighborhood bars, restaurants, and MORE.
After an amazing concert in our intimate studio
space, “Walter’s Dogs” have now found a home
on the 1st floor of The Holiday.
Stop by to see and adopt one for your very own!!!
Did you know…?
> The “Holiday Motel–Hotel” opened in 1952, one month before the world’s first Holiday Inn. “H” and “M” flashed alternately on its neon sign to render the full name. Years later, either the “H” broke or the owners opted to go with “Motel.”
> Taken over by well-meaning musicians in June 2007, it became “The Holiday Music Motel.” Then, after only six weeks open to the public, a devastating electrical fire closed its doors for nearly two years.
> Lovingly “retrovated” by the same well-meaning bunch, it reopened in 2009 (with all the latest safety systems) and immediately struck a chord with musicians and tourists alike, becoming one of Door County’s top ranked hotels.
> During annual songwriting festivals, hundreds of songs are collaboratively written and recorded onsite.
> An unusual amenity: All rooms are wired for hookup to the onsite recording studio.
> HMM’s board president is a recording engineer, the motel manager plays electric cello, and the creative director is a hit songwriter who plays cigar box guitar.
More fun facts:
Of TripAdvisor.com’s 10 Top-ranked Door County Hotels…
> Five are Resorts, two are Inns, two are Motels, and one is a Lodge.
> Nine are in Sturgeon Bay or Ephraim, and one is in Sister Bay.
> The top two (as well as three of the top four) are in Sturgeon Bay.
> Four of the top five are Resorts and one is a Motel.
UPCOMING SHOWS AND EVENTS: