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Rowleys Bay Resort

1041 County Road ZZ, Ellison Bay, WI 54210
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Rowleys Bay Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Ellison Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Wheeling, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved our weekend at "Rowleys Bay Resort", it was so peaceful and beautiful, we stayed in main lodge. The views are stunning, staff amazing and helpful. Only one wish that it will be great to have more fire pits for guest to use and better WI-FI (but that's my husband wish, I enjoyed the stay and didn't want to... More

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East Moline, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel is very dated, the internet does not work even when it said we were connected and sat right under the modem. There is no food unless you get there at dinner and the dinners were expensive, the ice machine is hidden at the desk, there is no coffee machine and they do offer coffee in the breakfast area... More

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Kingston New York
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98 reviews 98 reviews
25 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in one of the vacation rental properties on the premises. Our house was very large and had an interesting layout - two large living rooms on opposite ends of the house which is good if you have many people staying there and need space. The house, frankly was very dated, but we still enjoyed our stay a lot... More

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rowley's Bay Resort (formerly Wagon Trail Resort and Campground) is at the very end of County ZZ in Door County. It is in Rowley's Bay but the mailing address is in Ellison Bay so that may be confusing to some first time visitors. What you'll find is a family run resort that started as a small restaurant and campground... More

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Geneva, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a family wedding and rented a cottage for the weekend. It was bigger than expected for a 2 BR and we had lots of room for our stuff. It was in a nice location close to the wedding outside and to the restaurant and lodge. Being away from the local towns and shopping, it is relaxing and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rowleys Bay Resort is really a 3 star hotel, but it was such a great experience that I had to give it 4 stars. I have to start out with the fact that my wife and I did not stay at the resort, but 17 members of both of our families did, in 7 different rooms. My wife booked the... More

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Sturgeon Bay
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have had a great 4th of July weekend at the Rowleys Bay Resort. A very nice family owned resort serving wonderful food,I loved the Fish Boil, along with a friendly staff and clean rooms. What completed my weekend today was when two of the maintenance workers rescued a Seagull that had got tangled in a fishing net. These two... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of six just had a very nice stay at one of the cabins on the resort property and would recommend it for those who are looking for a little more of a 'camping' feel where you can grill your own meals, get a great view, and enjoy a bit more peace and privacy - but also want to... More

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Brookfield, IL
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are taking a trip to Door County, this area is nice but you may want to think about renting a cottage/home from another place. This wasn't a bad place and quick access to the Swedish bakery was a plus, also the heated pool was great for my toddler. We had 8 adults and 2 toddlers in one of... More

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Redmond, Oregon
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for five night with a small group. Our room was spacious and comfortable. Breakfast and dinner are buffet style with lots of choices. Quality was good. Always pastries and cherry desserts from the bakery. Service was OK. Wi-fi connection was spotty but reasonably fast. There is a lot to do on the property. There is a library... More

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Address: 1041 County Road ZZ, Ellison Bay, WI 54210
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Door County > Ellison Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Rowleys Bay Hotel Ellison Bay
Wagon Trail Hotel
Rowleys Bay Resort Ellison Bay, WI - Door County

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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Door County’s Affordable Waterfront ResortRowleys Bay Resort offers the best of both worlds—a waterfront destination with affordable lodging options. Whether you prefer a traditional room, suite, cottage or vacation home, all are just steps away from our 700 feet of shoreline. As the largest waterfront resort in Door County, we accommodate and cater to the needs of a wide range of groups. The atmosphere is casual, relaxed and friendly. With our restaurant, bakery, banquet hall, meeting rooms and other amenities all under one roof, families and groups feel safe and connected. 100 Acres of Solitude on a Pristine BayRowleys Bay Resort is situated on 100 secluded acres dominating a pristine, undeveloped bay on Lake Michigan. Think of our unique, peaceful setting as a cul-de-sac without noisy through-traffic and bumper-to-bumper people. Be as one with nature as you hike our five miles of trails and enjoy four-season bird watching on our never frozen bay and the unique Mink River Estuary. Nature’s light show on the water at sunrise and sunset come at no extra charge!Water Sports Access at Your DoorIf you have a passion for water sports, you have to come to Rowleys Bay Resort. From canoeing and kayaking to sailing and fishing, you won’t find a better place in Door County for aqua adventures. The marina and DNR launch are your gateway and quick getaway to Lake Michigan and the Mink River. It’s like having your own private playground on the water. Kayak rentals and tours, as well as charter fishing boats, are available dockside.All-You-Can-Eat Restaurant OfferingsIn addition to an all-day full menu and bar, Rowleys Bay Restaurant features Door County’s longest buffet and salad bar, providing you with variety, flexibility and tremendous dining value. On Saturday night the generous buffet includes the area’s only all-you-can-eat fish boil. The restaurant’s famous Sunday Brunch buffet includes pecan rolls and other scrumptious treats from Grandma’s Swedish Bakery. Historic Swedish Scratch BakeryFor 40 years, Grandma’s Swedish Bakery has been tantalizing the taste buds of Door County visitors and natives with homemade pastries, decadent sweet rolls and other from-scratch bakery items. Family recipes have been handed down from generation to generation, ensuring that you will receive the same authentic Swedish delights originally baked by Grandma. ... more   less 
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