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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 2014
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  • 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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Norcross, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here as part of a Great Lakes tour. We loved the view of Lake Superior from the chairs in front of the room. Previous reviewers are correct- very clean, comfortable, wifi, mini refrigerator, nice TV, microwave. Wow! For the cost I would recommend this place to anyone having to spend the night in Ashland, WI. No, it is not... More

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Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard to get five from me but really found it a very good motel. Clean, good air, good tv and internet. Nit picky was for us a too firm bed and maybe a choice of pillow. We didn't ask so maybe there was. Bought some some fresh fish from the store which was very good. (whitefish fillets).

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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. We really appreciate the feedback and are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a find! We stayed in Ashland on our family road trip from the DC area to Minneapolis. We have two kids and were also traveling with our dog (a lab). This motel is extremely well-maintained. Everything was super clean and the decor was very cozy. Our room was very spacious (we had the handicap-accessible room closest to the road... 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 great review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Hope you will consider us again the next time you are in the Ashland Area. More

Washington DC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to agree with many of the other reviews. This is an older motel with a bait shop in the parking lot that has been transformed into a wonderful stop in Ashland. Every bit of our stay, from the reservation to check in to the dinner recommendations to the actual accommodations made this a wonderful stay. The room was... 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. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay while at River Rock Inn and your visit to the Ashland Area. We hope to see you again in the future. More

Ithaca, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a great review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again in the future. More

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
30 helpful votes 30 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
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30 reviews 30 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

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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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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#1 Family Hotel in Ashland #3 Business Hotel 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 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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