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River Rock Inn & Bait Shop

1200 Lake Shore Drive, Ashland, WI 54806
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River Rock Inn & Bait Shop
Ranked #1 of 9 hotels in Ashland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ithaca, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're like me, you might be taken aback a bit at the 'bait shop' angle of this little motel. Don't be. I've been travelling the past three weeks for business and this is the cleanest place I've seen in my travels. It's also really cosy (if you can stand fish decorations) and has a wonderful large shower. Perks like... More

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

My family stayed here for one night on our way to the Lake Superior ice caves. The room was exactly as pictured on the website and likely one of the cleanest places I have ever stayed. The person I spoke to when making the reservation was very friendly and the gentleman who gave us directions when we checked out was... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. Glad your experience here was enjoyable and we hope to see you again in the future. More

Dodgeville, Mi
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I have a really hard time reviewing this place because we loved EVERYTHING about it except the bed. I love that there is no carpeting. Everything was so clean and convenient. Whoever updated this inn was very careful in their decisions and I appreciated it. I'm sorry to say that I wouldn't stay here again though because the beds were... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review and for staying with us. I am sorry to hear that you found our beds to be uncomfortable. The mattresses are new but on the firm side. Thank you for the other kind words. More

Woodbury, MN
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights and really enjoyed our stay. It was cold and windy but the room was snug and warm. We agree with all the recent positive comments. The inn was spotless and the rooms are beautifully designed and decorated. The staff was very friendly and the location is perfect. Of course we had to take home some sugar... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write awonderful review for us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again in the future. More

Central Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I was a bit nervous about staying at an "Inn & Bait Shop". After our 3 night stay, I was ready to settle in for a month. I have never had such a welcome at any motel or hotel: our hostess wanted to make sure we were going to have the best time possible. Free coffee every morning at the... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope this review will help others who might be nervous about staying at an "Inn & Bait Shop" More

Winnipeg, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Stayed at the River Rock on Sept. 16th. Got the last room available which was furnished with queen sized bunk beds! Room was spotless. Log bench, table & chairs and of course bed frames. Bathroom was large and bright with plenty of lights. Exhaust fan was controlled by the humidity. Shower was large with the shower head at a good... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review. Sorry about the noise from the other room..we are working on a solution to this problem as we are hearingthe connecting doors are not very sound proof. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay despite the noise. More

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
32 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

It was not our idea of a relaxing nights stay - the floors were very slippery & hard to walk around on wearing slippers. Ceiling fan was very hard to control & even get to come on. The room was very small & cramped. For $99 & no breakfast we would have preferred to stay elsewhere.

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

I'm sorry that your experience with us was not all positive. Thank you for your comments we will take them into consideration. More

North Manchester, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights and found it very comfortable. The room was very clean and the décor fit the area. Good location for walking and good view of the lake. We sat in the chairs outside our room and could see the lake and it was very relaxing. They gave us good ideas where to eat and we enjoyed... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a nice review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. More

Carlisle Ia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Had a great time in Ashland. Do not let the name this place scare you. This place is a great place to stay. The room was very clean and comfortable. The location was great. Our room had a great view of the Lake. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The next time we are in Ashland we will stay... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review for us. I hope it will also helps others that may be discouraged by the name. We promise the rooms will not smell like fish or bait. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you in the future. More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and we're pleasantly pleased we were with this little inn. Very nicely decorated with cabin style furniture. A recliner is something you don't expect in most hotel rooms. There was a mini fridge and microwave. We loved the ceiling fan and great tv and tons of channels. Very convenient to several downtown restaurants. Please... More

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

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

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Additional Information about River Rock Inn & Bait Shop

Address: 1200 Lake Shore Drive, Ashland, WI 54806
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Ashland
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 hotels in Ashland
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
River Rock Inn & Bait Shop is located in Ashland, WI with one of the most beautiful views of Lake Superior's Chequamegon Bay. We are rated 5 stars by Trip Advisor and received an award of excellence in 2013. The Inn is newly renovated with some of the best quality available in comfort and luxury. Some of our rooms are available with kitchenettes. All of the rooms include free WIFI, a refrigerator,microwave and coffee pots. For the hunteror fishermen and women we offer the areas only fish and game cleaning room. Our goal is to make your stay one of the best with hopes you will make River Rock Inn your first choice for lodging while you are in the Chequamegon Bay area. The Inn has room side parking and there is ample parking for boats, snowmobiles, atvs and trailers. The Inn offers an outside cooking area including a gas grill and tables. Or if you choose to eat out we are within walking distance fo some of the finest local eateries in Ashland. Our location gives you the best Ashland has to offer with a walking/biking trail and a boat launch just a stones's throw away. We also provide bicycles for our guests to use. We are just a short drive to Bayfield, WI where you can catch a ferry to Madeline Island or catch a bost tour of the Apostle Islands. Our bait shop personnel will help point you in the right direction for some of the best fishing in the area. Or if you prefer you can purchase fresh Lake Superior fish and smoked fish from our shop. ... more   less 

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