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Rowleys Bay Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ellison Bay
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 the grounds neat. The house we stayed in (#21) was large and clean and more than enough room for 3 families with kids. We plan to come back again. Conveniently located outside of Sister Bay, it's close to many things without being in the center of the madness that can be the congested towns along the Peninsula. Highly recommend this place and wished we could have stayed longer!

Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
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Jewel O, Owner at Rowleys Bay Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

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!

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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 to start the day. All of the employees and the owner of the resort are extremely helpful and friendly. I encourage anyone that is looking for a vacation spot go to Rowleys Bay. During our most recent visit this month, we were able to get to know some of the staff better. We came as strangers and we left as friends. My boyfriend and I will definitely be returning to Rowleys and we cannot wait to make more amazing memories. Thank you to everyone at Rowleys Bay for everything you do, and don't change a thing.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Jewel O, Owner at Rowleys Bay Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

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!

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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 reviewResponded 16 February 2017

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.

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Reviewed 5 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 the dessert selection that was included.

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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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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Jewel O, Owner at Rowleys Bay Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you for your nice review! Glad your friends sent you our way; please thank them for us. The breakfast buffet is one of our favorites too! :) Hope to see you again soon! Jewel

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Additional Information about Rowleys Bay Resort

Address: 1041 County Road Zz, Ellison Bay, WI 54210-9713
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Region: United States > Wisconsin > Door County > Ellison Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ellison Bay
Price Range: ₹ 4,056 - ₹ 25,285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 100
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 
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