The  Bayview Motel    

On Chequamegon Bay of Lake Superior 
2419 Lake Shore Drive East (Highway 2) 
Ashland, Wisconsin 54806

Our legacy of 1950's sensible and reasonable travel style is a good strategy for an affordable vacation.  The Bayview Motel offers a pleasant and clean room as your base for explorations and outings.  You'll find convenient access to necessities (from food to a spare tire) within walking distance (OK, Wal-Mart is on the other side of the highway, but our setting spares us from impacts of the development).

Call us or email us for information
Phone  715-682-5253
Note:  We do not use any web-based reservation systems.  When a site reports that no rooms are available at Bayview, it only means they do not have us as a client.


( End of May) Current conditions on our lake shore: high waters last year and this Spring have made our beach almost disappear; plus Spring clean-up has been hampered by bad weather and large chunks of a neighbor's dock that blew in as the ice broke up.  But we have a place on the lawn's lake edge to sit, build a fire and listen to the waves, 18' above the lake's surface.  A few minutes there will soothe and welcome you.

We look forward to welcoming you any time of year.  We take pride in making your visit to the region pleasant.  


Eight guest rooms of 1950s Knotty Pine. Furnished and cleaned with our respect for you, our kind guests. 

Rooms have coffee, refrigerator & microwave, hair dryers, Satellite TV, and Wireless internet (no phones in rooms, though you can borrow ours).   Plus, A/C and ceiling fans if the lake breeze isn’t enough.  One room has kitchenette.  How is this for "reasonable"??: Bring your own shampoo.  (Not sure why we balk at this.)

In Summer our plants will introduce you to species native to our area and your room looks out on wise old trees (arborvitae) of the Boreal forest that make afternoon shade and bring bird songs to your window.  Our swimming "pool" is the biggest fresh water lake in the world - for the hardy or daring!  On this rocky little lakefront there is music and motion of the waves and breezes and the power and calming influence of the water.  On sunny days, a sunset over the lake is available for free. 

Pet Friendly or Allergic?   We love pets, but allow pets in only one room.  A one time fee of $15 pays for cleaning to remove chance of pet dander.   If you have pet allergies, please let us know and we will ensure that you will have a room that has not had pets in it.  No smoking applies in all rooms: a cleaning fee is charged for smoking in rooms.

Each room has its own personality. Our kitchenette (shown) has a queen bed and sunflowers and roosters.  Other rooms have one queen bed, two queen beds or two double beds. We update each season to keep things fresh, so you may not have a room exactly as you see it here.  


Evening show

Our region is a peaceable place; luxurious wild spaces and a fresh environment. We are home to many creative artists, harvest festivals and participatory sport events  such as marathons, swimming, biking, kayaking, skiing, sailing, boating, dog sledding as well as traditional fishing and hunting.  
The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center gives a terrific introduction to our past and our environment.
The 3 communities on Chequamegon Bay: ASHLAND, WASHBURN, BAYFIELD,  round out life with good colleges, historic districts, music festivals, theatres and a hospital.  Ideas live here, too - sustainability and environmental stewardship and trending movements like local agriculture and food and wineries and beer.  
Local Transportation:  Leave your car at the motel and ride the BART Bus to Big Top Chautauqua or between Ashland, Bayfield and Washburn.  Bring your bicylcle: the nearby bike path takes you throughout Ashland and miles along the lake (although ask about this summer's partial closures due to construction projects so you can reroute). .  Flying in?  If the airport car isn't available, call us for a pick up at the airport.  Or put your kayak or sailboat in down the street for easy access to a lighthouse and Washburn. 
So many possibilities!

Visit the Ashland Chamber of Commerce

Bayfield Bound? Find out more...

Big Top Chautauqua - The talented summer music festival at Bayfield.

You will not believe how many more activities there are !

Don't hesitate to let us know if you need further information.