The Bayview Motel
Chequamegon Bay of Lake Superior
2419 Lake Shore Drive East (Highway 2) Ashland, Wisconsin 54806
of 1950's sensible and reasonable travel style is a good strategy for an affordable vacation.
FOR WINTER VISITORS:
Please see links at the bottom of this page. Ashland Chamber of Commerce offers current snow conditions. And check out the Sled Dog Races, the forest trails, Book Across the Bay in February for
cross country skiing and snowshoeing, or drive your car across the water to Madeline Island - on the ice road!
IF YOU ARE RELOCATING , ON SHORT TERM JOBS IN THE AREA, OR
IN TRANSITION: WE HAVE WINTER RATES FOR WEEKLY AND MONTHLY
We rquire an application
for Monthly residency and have established policies to assure that we remain a compatible group of residents. We
cannot accept pets or children for long term residence. Our monthly or weekly rates remain in effect until May 15.
(This update posted 12/23/2013)
Call us or email us for information
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.
lake shore is rocky but refreshing! But we must tell you that high waters in 2013 have made this little beach almost
disappear. We may be cornered, but may still have space to sit, build a fire and listen to the waves.
We look forward to
welcoming you any time of year. We
take pride in making your visit to the region pleasant.
Your room is spotlessly clean and of simple charm.
Eight guest rooms of 1950s Knotty Pine. Simply furnished and cleaned till they’re
shiny and bright.
Rooms have coffee, hair dryers, TV,
refrigerator and microwave.
Plus, A/C if the lake breeze isn’t enough. One room has kitchenette. Wireless internet. (no phones
in rooms, though you can borrow ours. How is this for "reasonable"??
Bring your own bottle of shampoo. Not sure why we balk at this.
In Summer our plants will introduce you to species native to our area while your
room looks out on wise old trees (arborvitae) of the Boreal forest that shade your room and bring
bird songs to your window. Our swimming "pool" is the biggest fresh water lake in the world - just out the door. On this rocky little lakefront there is music and motion of the waves and breezes
and the power and calming influence of the water. Bring marshmallows and build a fire in a pit next to the
water - driftwood keeps drifting in to supply your fuel. On sunny days, a sunset over the lake is available for free.
Pet Friendly or Allergic? We allow pets in only two rooms. 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 get a room that has not had pets in it. No smoking applies in all rooms. A cleaning
fee is charged if guests smoke 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.
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. .
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 and beach it on our lakefront, 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 !