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“Wonderful 3 night stay.” 5 of 5 stars
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1200 Lake Shore Drive, Ashland, WI 54806   |  
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Ashland
Woodbury, MN
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14 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful 3 night stay.”
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 cured fish. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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rrinn, Owner at River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
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.
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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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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 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 Bait Shop (in case your jitters just couldn't wait). The room was bright and very very clean and quiet. The shower was huge. Lots of "literature" to peak interest in sightseeing, etc. I am neither a sportsman nor a fisherman, but was charmed. This--be ware-- is NOT off the beaten path. The inn is just across a busy local highway from Lake Superior. But let me repeat, the rooms were very quiet and well heated/cooled including a lovely ceiling fan. Our party of four shared a much-needed bottle of wine amidst the pumpkins and impatiens arranged just outside our rooms. Ahhhhhh.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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rrinn, Owner at River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
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"
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Winnipeg, Canada
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
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 high height (I'm 6' 6"). The ceiling light had a switch that allowed it to double as a night light. Room had a good sized television that was on a swivel mount. Staff were friendly, location was convenient to shopping and services. Only negative comment....the noise from the next room was a little loud and the neighbors were not being boisterous.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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rrinn, Owner at River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
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.
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

It was not our idea of a relaxing nights stay - the floors were very slippery & hard to walk around on wearing slippers. Ceiling fan was very hard to control & even get to come on. The room was very small & cramped. For $99 & no breakfast we would have preferred to stay elsewhere.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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rrinn, Owner at River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
I'm sorry that your experience with us was not all positive. Thank you for your comments we will take them into consideration.
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North Manchester, Indiana
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights and found it very comfortable. The room was very clean and the décor fit the area. Good location for walking and good view of the lake. We sat in the chairs outside our room and could see the lake and it was very relaxing. They gave us good ideas where to eat and we enjoyed our stay here/

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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rrinn, Owner at River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a nice review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Carlisle Ia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Had a great time in Ashland. Do not let the name this place scare you. This place is a great place to stay. The room was very clean and comfortable. The location was great. Our room had a great view of the Lake. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The next time we are in Ashland we will stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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rrinn, Owner at River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review for us. I hope it will also helps others that may be discouraged by the name. We promise the rooms will not smell like fish or bait. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you in the future.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and we're pleasantly pleased we were with this little inn. Very nicely decorated with cabin style furniture. A recliner is something you don't expect in most hotel rooms. There was a mini fridge and microwave. We loved the ceiling fan and great tv and tons of channels. Very convenient to several downtown restaurants. Please give it a try when you visit Ashland.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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rrinn, Owner at River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thank you for taking time to write a great review for us. Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again in the future.
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Address: 1200 Lake Shore Drive, Ashland, WI 54806
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Ashland
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Ashland
Number of rooms: 11
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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