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Reviewed 4 November 2016

I was originally staying at this hotel because of the fish boil, but they did not have it in October, so that made the stay start off bad. The room was outdated, no fridge, no microwave and just old. Also, the room wasn't very clean, found some food under the bed. Pool was nice, staff at the front desk was...

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

Hello Sarah, Thank you for your review. We're not sure when you were actually our guest but we served the fish boil Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights through October 23rd, perhaps you were staying here later than this date when we close our restaurant for the season. Sorry that you missed it; you'll have to try again this season...

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 November 2016

While this cottage offers a good amount of space for a group of 8, it needs some major TLC. The couch for one is BROKEN. We sat down in the middle and just about hit the ground, and the other seats were almost just as bad. It was beautiful weather while we were up so we wanted to keep the...

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

Thank you for your review! We really appreciate guest comments and have passed this information along to the home owner. As you may know we act as the partner rental agent for the home owners and will do everything we can to create a positive guest experience. Glad you had good weather while you were here. We love October and...

Rochester, Minnesota
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My extended family (3 families total) rented a house and enjoyed Door Co for 4 days. Rowley's is beautiful and quiet, with great access to Lake Michigan, and had the lodge with wonderful bakery, bar/restaurant, pool, and other amenities right on site. Staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. The lodge is an old, beautiful building kept up wonderfully, and...

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

Thank you for your review. We love being off the beaten path and know that our guests enjoy our peace and quiet too. Hope you can start planning your next visit to us soon!

Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I have stayed at the resort several times now and we could not be happier with our experiences. The resort is very accommodating and everyone makes you feel so welcome. The cabins we have stayed in were very clean and comfortable. The food is delicious and the flavored coffee offered in the morning is a great way...

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

Thank you so much for being our guest! We love making new friends and glad that you enjoyed your stay along with great memories to cherish. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Waunakee, WI
Reviewed 5 October 2016

A quiet and serene stay wi a good view of the bay and lake. Close to the attractions at the far end of Door county near Washington Island. A great place for a peaceful reprieve from the hectic and fast moving.

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

Glad you had a "peachful" experience with us :) We love being on Rowleys Bay with a view of Newport State Park and the quiet places. Hope you can come again soon to slow down and get away from the fast pace and enjoy some peace here at Rowleys Bay Resort.

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We were there for the fish boil and buffet. Loved the story before dinner. Usually we attend a fish boil at a different location, but thought to try a something different as location was recommended to us. Several items on the buffet were cold and we are still trying to figure out why the fish was tasteless. We did enjoy...

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This place was amazing. Great breakfast buffet. Lots to choose from, fresh fruit, Swedish potato pancakes, crepes. Just wonderful. So glad our friends suggested it. We truly plan to return on our next visit to Ellison Bay. Very friendly staff.

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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely place recommended by a good friend and local. We wanted an indoor pool in case of weather collapse with a 6 and 7 yr old in tow. It was very nice. Playground across the road, very nicely maintained walking trails behind the resort, a nice size very clean pool and a restaurant. We had a great buffet breakfast there...

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Minneapolis
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I did not stay at the resort, but rather was there for the fish boil and buffet dinner. If you're a first-time to the area and have never experienced a fish boil, it is worth trying at the resort just for the experience of it (including the story-telling that goes along with it). The story teller (an actor playing Peter...

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Neenah, Wisconsin
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We recently stayed at this wonderful resort and were impressed by its cleanliness, friendly staff, nice amenities, and beautiful surroundings. The walking trails were well-marked. Ample, spacious parking was available. Gramma's Bakery was wonderful. We took advantage of the superb weekend breakfast buffet and loved it. Downtown Sister Bay is close by for our visiting pleasure, but we found the...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Door County's Affordable Waterfront Resort Rowleys 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 Bay Rowleys 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 Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 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 Bakery For 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 

Additional Information about Rowleys Bay Resort

Address: 1041 County Road ZZ, Ellison Bay, WI 54210
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Door County > Ellison Bay
Price Range: £51 - £321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 100
Also Known As:
Rowleys Bay Hotel Ellison Bay
Wagon Trail Hotel
Rowleys Bay Resort Ellison Bay, WI - Door County
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“We didn't stay here, just enjoyed the restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles sgtabe9, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
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