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Rowleys Bay Resort

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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Banquet Room
Conference Facilities
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
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I asked the front desk clerk to have the manager call me with my many dissatisfied issues but never heard back! Our room had many flaws/inconveniences! 1) The sink had no counter space so I had to use the toilet seat and drag a chair next to the sink to place my curly iron,
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As part of our stay at Wagon Trail (the best private campground I've stayed at), we went for a fish boil. Have not been to one in years and it was one of those "been there, done that" experiences. After going to theirs, I've changed my mind. Looking forward to going there
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As we entered the resort it was hard to find the front desk. The resort definitely needs some updating. Our room was clean, tv did not work, noticed that the bathroom walls were stained need to be repainted. Drinks in the bar are very expensive. We did not eat there so cannot
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The fish boil is good followed by a fabulous buffet. The resort is older but comfortable. Jewel is the owner and makes sure she knows you and are taken care of. Very fabulous food. Breakfast is amazing. The bakery is to die for...on the breakfast buffet has pecan roll French
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Great resort with rich local history. The staff is very accommodating and friendly. Grandmas bakery onsite has amazing sweet rolls, I can't decide if I liked the pecan rolls or cinnamon rolls better, and the cherry pie is to die for! All made from old family recipes handed
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Door County Wildflowers (Yellow Lady Slippers)
Early morning waterfront view from the back of the cottage
Mr. Rowley regals guests with Door County history during Fish Boil
"Cabins are rustic but comfortable, no air conditioning in the cabins, but with the cool evening breezes off of the lake it is not needed."
"Woodside rooms do not have refrigerators but are the lowest price. The hallways are long. Ask for a room closest to the lobby."
"There are 1st floor rooms"
"Room with a waterfront view"
"Don't plan to bring your pet. None are allowed"
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