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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 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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201 reviews 201 reviews
33 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this hotel since it was highly rated on Tripadvisor and we weren't disappointed. The room was enormous and immaculately clean. You could also choose to use the well equipped kitchen for an extra charge. It was in a good location right by the lakeshore and easy to find. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

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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 a great review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again in the future. More

Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the handicapped room but did not use the kitchen facilities offered for a nominal additional cost. Very clean, comfortable beds and a cute décor that even included mounted fish!. Good TV, sturdy hand made knotty pine furniture to ensure the up north feeling.

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

Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
30 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The name Inn & Bait Shop conjures up all kinds of images, none of which hold true! This place is great! The room was very clean; everything that has been written about the cleanliness is true! You could hear traffic noise, but it was not sleep-disturbing. The other boarders were very quiet. I think my husband made the most noise... 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 such a wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you can make it back again someday. More

Tampa, Florida, United States
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236 reviews 236 reviews
63 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very pleased when we opened the door to our room! It even smelled clean in a good way not like they sprayed something to cover up a bad smell. We feel very fortunate to have found this charming motel! We highly recommend a stay here! Even the corners were clean!

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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 a great review and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We take pride in having extremely clean rooms and we are very fortunate to have a wonderful housekeeping staff that does an amazing job. More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are still smiling thinking about this neat little motel. Looking at it from the outside, it looks "nice", neat, and sort of like an "old fashioned" strip motel. But it is special and lovely. As others have said, the name is "deceiving". It certainly is outfitted as a fishing lodge might be, a north woods feel. It is lovely... 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 a wonderful review. Your review is exactly how we try to make and hope all our customers feel when they leave here. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you can make it back again someday. More

Mpls.
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100 reviews 100 reviews
29 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here before heading to Canada on a week long trip. This is a hotel filled with fisherman (who went to bed early so they could fish the next day). It was very clean and very quiet. It was what we needed before our long trip. Will stop there next year for the same trip.

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Thank you for taking the time to write us a great review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again next year. More

Manitou Springs, Colorado, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking into Ashland hotels on the internet I came across the River Rock Inn & Bait shop. Traveling with my wife I was a little leery staying at a place with bait shop in its name. I have had some bad experiences and didn't need any more. BUT when we arrived I knew everything would be OK. The rooms are... 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 great review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We take pride in making your stay as comfy as being at home. Hope to see you again in the future. More

Burlington, Vermont
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You are going to be taken back by the facade. Plus, the bait shop, where the office is, closes at 9:00. Don't let that stop you from having a marvelous room. Kitchenette, huge bathroom and shower. Whisper-quiet ceiling fan. Great beds. Do watch out for the bathroom floors as they can get a bit slick when wet.

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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 a great review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We will look into a possible fix for the slick wet bathroom floors. Hope you will consider us again the next time you are in the Ashland Area. More

Livonia, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

By the name you might have low expectations, but this motel is superb! Large clean rooms with beautiful decor. Ours had queen size bunk beds. The bathrooms are large with a walk-in shower. The people that run it are wonderful. Friendly and helpful. The only thing I did not like was that I could hear the TV from the room... More

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a wonderful review. Hope to see you again in the future. More

Oregon, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like to look at Trip Advisor when I'm heading to a new area and Rock River Inn was rated number 1 place to stay in Ashland, WI and for good reason. Lisa was working the front desk when I arrived and was so welcoming. She had lots of ideas for things to do and places to eat. My room... More

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Thank you for taking the time to write a great review. We are happy to hear Lisa was helpful and you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future. More

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Address: 1200 Lake Shore Drive, Ashland, WI 54806
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Ashland

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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 hunter or fishermen and women we offer the areas only fish and game cleaning room. Our goal is to make your stay one of the best, hoping 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 space 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 of some of the finest local eateries in Ashland. Our unique location gives you the best Ashland has to offer with a walking/biking trail and a boat launch just a stones' throw away. We also provide bicycles for our guests to use. Additionally, we are just a short drive to Bayfield, WI where you can catch a ferry to Madeline Island or take a boat 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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