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River Rock Inn & Bait Shop

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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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  • Location
    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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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Let's start out with the basics. Yes, it is a motel, meaning that your door opens to the parking lot, not onto a hallway. Yes, it is a bait shop that sells bait and fishing supplies. It did not smell of fish, but it was also 5 degrees when I was there. The location is relatively central to Ashland, just... 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 happy the name did not scare you off and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My family stayed here back in September traveling from North Carolina. We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The inn was uber clean and comfortable. We stayed in the double king room that had a small kitchenette along with a table and 4 chairs. A unique and very pleasant place. The inn is located near the main... More 

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Beautiful large rooms, well kept and welcoming. Enjoyed our stay and will stay again. Appreciated the sitting area outside our room. The kitchenette had everything we needed and the bathroom shower was wonderful. Appreciated the shampoo, conditioner and shower gel dispensers.

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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 fantastic review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future. More 

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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I was very surprised when we arrived in Ashland, WI and drove into the River Rock Inn & Bait Shop parking lot. First check in was at the bait shop which smelled of fish. Then the motel was located across the street from a power plant. When we opened the door to the room I was surprised to see a... 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 nice review. Glad you had a pleasantly surprising stay with us and we hope you will consider us again if you are ever in the Ashland area. More 

Middleton, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Spent a night here on a fishing trip in Oct 2014. Rooms are clean and newly redecorated. They have a northern Wisconsin theme. Staff gave great advice about local fishing and dining. I will be back next year.

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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 glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future. Hope the fishing was great too. More 

Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Seriously people. If you want a pool, dirty carpets and a bathtub go someplace else. If you want a clean, high tech, comfortable, clean place to stay, this is the place. This is not your old mom and pop motel. A wonderful restaurant (Deep Waters) just blocks away. You can't go wrong.

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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 glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Albert Lea, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Nice clean unit. Great value, except we could hear every word spoken in the neighboring room (including all the dialogue from the television). Our rooms had a connecting door, and that may have been the problem.

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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 review. Sorry you had a noisy experience with us. We will look into sound proofing those connecting doors a little better. Thank you for the feedback, we appreciate all input to help make our place better. More 

Denton, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Immaculately clean and well laid out floor plan! We stayed here for 7 nights and everything was perfect for us the whole stay, The shower is huge...hot water is immediate. Soap, conditioner, shampoo, and body lotion are all in neat dispensers in the shower and vanity. We didn't use the kitchenette but everything there looked well organized. Check in is... 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. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again in the future. More 

Kaukauna, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Nice clean rooms include a kitchenette. Spacious. Nice water pressure. Don't be scared off by the fact that they have "bait shop" in their name. We thought that was weird too, but we are impressed with what we found.

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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 did not let the name scare you off and we hope others will not as well. Look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in the Ashland area. More 

Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Still taking teasing about the name- but this was the best decision for accommodations for our 3 day jaunt to Northern Wisconsin! Cleanest motel ever, rustic but convenient setup, friendly and helpful staff- even when I messed up the remote for the TV to get the Packers game! Wish there were a strip of hooks in the bathroom along 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 a wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again in the future. The name gets a lot of people but it makes for a better reaction when they decided to give it a chance and walk into the room for the... More 

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Address: 1200 Lake Shore Drive, Ashland, WI 54806
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Ashland
Number of rooms: 11

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