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.
The Motel will be closed from March 23 through May 12, 2015,
reopening May 13 for the 2015 summer and fall months.  
We will answer the phone and emails during this spring closure.
Come on up for the Chequamegon Bay Birding and Nature Festival
May 14-16 at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center! 
The next week kick off summer or celebrate a  Northland College graduation with us. 


Step outside and stretch your legs and soothe your soul.  Our large back lawn is18' above the lake's surface, with a view to please.  A few minutes there will revive you.  We take pride in making your visit to the region pleasant. 


Eight guest rooms of 1950s Knotty Pine. Furnished and cleaned in simpllicity but with our respect for you. 

Rooms have coffee, mini-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 evenings, a sunset over the lake is available for free.  A disclosure from Mother Nature:  the rising waters of the lake have innundated our little beach area, but in the summertime you can still wade and sit on a log listening to personalities of wind and water.  In the winter you must be brave to brace yourself and face the wind and water's strengths.

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. A few minutes on or in the waters of the great lake is a fine summer cool down leavng you refreshed and maybe shivering with goose bumps.  
We are home to many creative artists, harvest festivals and participatory sport events  such as The WhistleStop Marathon, swimming, biking, in-line racing, kayaking, skiing, sailing, boating, dog sledding as well as traditional fishing and hunting, and snowmobiling.  
The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center gives a terrific introduction to our past and our environment.  Many knowledgable persons, from professionals in government positions to academics from Northland College, give lectures and meetings to share their knowledge of subjects from stewardship of the environment and sustainable food and agriculture, to health care and social issues, crafts and special local features of the land.  There is always something to learn and participate in.
The 3 communities on Chequamegon Bay: ASHLAND, WASHBURN, BAYFIELD,  round out life with good colleges, historic districts, music festivals, theatres and a hospital.  See Stage North for their exciting events and summer theater schedule in Washburn this summer.
Local Transportation:  Leave your car at the motel and ride the BART Bus to Big Top Chautauqua, Washburn and Bayfield. (By prior appointment to Big Top Chautauqua - and at other times, know your schedules!).  Bring your bicylcle: the nearby bike path takes you miles throughout Ashland and along the lake .  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.  And if you love walking, hike the many beautiful forest trails.
So many possibilities!   Let us help make your vacation pleasant.

Visit the Ashland Chamber of Commerce

Bayfield Bound? Find out more...

Stage North in Washburn - Great Summer Theatre and Bar.

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.