The  Bayview Motel     

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

Phone:  715-682-5256



 Note:  All reservations are made by inquiries by email or by phone.  Confirmations with a credit card can only be made by phone.

The Bayview Motel will reopen for guests on May 12,  2017.  Enjoy Mother's Day with your family here or join the Birding and Nature Festival to celebrate the annual migrations in mid-May.   Make reservations for the summer and beyond - to host your explorations, sports events, homecomings and joyful curiosity.  
Our  legacy of 1950s sensible and reasonable travel style is a good strategy for an affordable vacation.  Make yourself at home in our pleasant and clean room as your base for a visit here.  You will find nearby access to necessities, food, beaches, boat launch, and lakefront bike/walking path.



Eight guest rooms of 1950s Knotty Pine. Furnished and cleaned in simplicity and 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 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!  Public beaches are within 1/2 mile east or west of our spot. 

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. Sit there and be charmed.  (A disclosure from Mother Nature:  the rising waters of the lake have innundated our little beach area, but in the summertime you can still enjoy the personalities of wind and water from 18' above the water, (or even go down stairs and put your feet in the rocky but cool lake.) 

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.

Come See us!

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.  
There is always something to learn here.  The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center gives a terrific introduction to our past and our environment.  Many knowledgeable persons give lectures and meetings to share their special subjects from stewardship of the environment and sustainable food and agriculture, to health care and social issues, crafts and special local features of the lands and waters and their inhabitants.  
The communities on Chequamegon Bay: Cities of ASHLAND, WASHBURN, BAYFIELD,  and the Ojibway Red Cliff and Bad River Reservations round out life with good colleges, historic districts, indiginous cultures. music festivals, theatres and a hospital.  
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 . 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 joyous and informative.

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.