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River Rock Inn & Bait Shop

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1200 Lake Shore Drive, Ashland, WI 54806
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Menomonie
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a small motel (11 units) all on one level. Appeared to be recently updated/renovated. Clean and pet friendly. Great view of Lake Superior. Although it is on the main street, street noise is not a problem. Friendly service. Would definitely stop in again if/when in the area.

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RiverRockInn1, Owner at River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a great review Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again in the future. More 

Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great place to stay. Staff is accommodating, rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. We always get a room with a kitchenette and get a price break when we do not use the stove, etc. Only complaint is room 1, which is ADA accessible ( also the largest?) It is noisy as it is directly off the highway. Get a room... More 

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Thank Diana S
RiverRockInn1, Owner at River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a wonderful review. We are happy to hear that you enjoy your stays with us. Look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

My wife was a little leery when I told her we were staying at bait shop on our romantic get-away; but she was so very happy when we walked in the room. It was huge; actually more like a studio apartment than a motel room and very clean and well maintained. The view of the lake from our room was... More 

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RiverRockInn1, Owner at River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a wonderful review. Happy we could make your romantic getaway a pleasant one. Look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Tomah, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

5 stars is all I can give, but would give 6 if possible. Spent two nights, and will do so again in the future. It is just the best. I can find no fault. Not just the amenities, but the folks that work there. And a quick mention of Josh Teigen and the fishing trip, also just great. An adventure... More 

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RiverRockInn1, Owner at River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a wonderful review. Happy to hear you had a great time in the Area and Fishing with Josh. Look forward to your future stays with us. More 

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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120 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

It doesn't look like much with a bate shop and old motel style but this was a great place. The rooms are new with beautiful wooden furnishings. Our room had two king beds with a table and kitchenette. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were clean. The staff was super nice and very accommodating. We took advantage of the... More 

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RiverRockInn1, Owner at River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a wonderful review. Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, the friendly staff, and the amenities we have to offer. Hope to see you again in the future. More 

Blackduck, Minnesota
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

My husband and I were riding our motorcycle through Ashland and found this hotel. The room was huge, it had two king size beds and a kitchen in the room also. It was very nice, thought it was expensive for just the two of us and there wasn't a pool or breakfast. I know it's a motel but for the... More 

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RiverRockInn1, Owner at River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a nice review. The room you stayed in was the biggest room we have available and was the only one we had left when you came to check in. We do have several different types of rooms available that range in price during peak season from $89.00 per night to $149.00... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Wonderful small motel.Walking distance to downtown stores and restaurants. The room was spotless. The staff could not have been nicer.We had a king bed with kitchenette.Sitting area outside.We'll be back.

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RiverRockInn1, Owner at River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a wonderful review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and will be back. See you again soon More 

Mundelein, Illinois
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50 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the River Rock Inn. Room with fully-stocked kitchenette was spotless. Bath quite nice with luxury towels and on-wall dispensers. Decor was definitely northwoods with (no surprise) fishing theme. The bait shop looked to be well-stocked, even had craft beers. It's across the street from a walk/bike path that can be taken to the public beach... More 

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RiverRockInn1, Owner at River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a nice review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the convenient locations. Hope to see you again in the future. More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Super clean room and hotel and close to restaurants and other things in Ashland Wisconsin. Great stay even in the middle of winter. The rooms have a great north woods feeling and ambience . The bait shop sells great smoked fish! The customer service at the hotel and the bait shop was excellent !!!

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RiverRockInn1, Owner at River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and our location. Also happy to hear that the staff and service were excellent. Hope to see you again in the future. More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Cozy, cute Northwoods cabin-esque decor. Clean room, friendly staff, free wi-fi, fridge and microwave in room, and SO MANY TV CHANNELS to choose from (a luxury for those of us without cable at home). I've been to 5 star hotels in Minneapolis with less to offer. Location is great too.

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RiverRockInn1, Owner at River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff was friendly and helpful. Hope to see you again in the future. More 

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