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Rowleys Bay Resort

Certificate of Excellence
1041 County Road ZZ, Ellison Bay, WI 54210
Rowleys Bay Resort
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Rating summary
  • 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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CEDARBURG
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Nice get away for a weekend with friends. We stayed in rental unit #31, big enough for 4 couples and two singles;5 bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms, full kitchen, kitchenette, two fireplaces, two sitting areas, dining room. Nice enough, cozy, and very reasonable in the off season. No additional amenities available in the quite times of the year, but a... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My husband and I reserved this resort for our honeymoon. We had spent the whole day driving up the coast and seeing delightful things along the way... then we got to the resort! Not one person the grounds looked like they were happy to be there. The service was fine but not great. It smelt like mold and musty grossness..... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We rented a little 2 person cabin situated right on the water. It was so nice, clean and cozy, perfect for 2 people. It included a small kitchen, a table for 2 to 4 people, a big room with a queen size bed, couch and flat screen TV. The whirlpool was tucked in the corner of this room. We were... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great location. Rooms are good enough and clean especially with water view. Best Pecan Rolls you can find in the bakery. A great old resort at a fair price. Front desk not real lenient with check out time. Our only complaint. Overall very good. Recommended. Quiet and away from crowds in the rest of the peninsula. I would return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It's hard to beat the secluded location of Rowleys Bay Resort. The view is beautiful and the lack of light pollution makes for stunning star gazing. As amazing as the location is, the staff is what makes the resort shine. Jewel (the owner) is so delightful and trains her staff well to carry out the operation. The resort is definitely... More 

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Conway, NH
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were on a Road Scholar bicycle trip and were delighted with the lovely location, cozy pub, very ample buffet. The fish boil and talk by "Peter Rowley" was a hoot. The room was pleasant and comfortable. For a big place, it still had an intimate feeling because of the owner and excellent staff.

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Beautiful scenery of the bay. Friendly staff. Off the beaten path. Cabins are pricey, dated, and in need of maintenance; no heat or TV in one; no coffee pot or phone in other. Could have been so nice.

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Although we stayed at Rowleys Bay Resort as part of a group, many couples and families were there on their own. While the resort is in a much quieter area than most hotels, etc., in Door County, it still offers many activities and is reasonably close to Sister Bay, Egg Harbor, Washington Island, etc. The buffet is excellent and "Grandma's... More 

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We chose this beautiful location so that we could watch the sunrise on the east coast of Door County having watched the sunset on the west coast Door County the night before over a Fish Boil. While we only stayed one night, this would be a great spot to return for longer and appears to be well patronised by groups... More 

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Jewel O, Owner at Rowleys Bay Resort, responded to this review

So glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit here at Rowleys Bay Resort, I remember meeting you! The sunrise is my favorite too! I'm sure the zipline was a great addition to your adventure with us. Hope to see you again! More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stayed in a cabin and it was dark and extremely dated. Also the indoor pool in the lobby was very dark and not very clean. The breakfast was ok but the bakery was amazing with great pastries. No real wifi which is a real negative.

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