Resort Amenities

Starting November 1, 2020, we’re in our “quiet” season on the “quiet side.” Please see “Winter and Spring Amenities” below for details!

Think of Rowleys Bay Resort as a cruise ship with a host of amenities only steps away from your room, cottage, or vacation house. All registered guests of Rowleys Bay Resort have access to our amenities during their stay.

  • Free WIFI for guests throughout the lodge
  • ATM available 24 hours per day
  • Coin Operated Laundry and soap (seasonally May-Oct)
  • Ice machine
  • Soda machine; snack vending at desk
  • Limited toiletries available for purchase at desk

Winter and Spring Amenities

Rowleys Bay Resort offers a wide variety of lodging options as well as an on-site pool, restaurant, bakery, and pub. These four amenities are open mid-May through mid-October. In the late fall, winter, and early spring, these amenities are closed.

During this time of the year we’re proud to be your Northern Door County quiet retreat! We offer Woodside and Lakeside rooms in the lodge, our Suite Dreams and Oh So Suite, and some of the vacation homes are still available for rent. We keep the fireplace on and the lobby cozy warm. You’ll still enjoy amenities such as daily housekeeping in the lodge, complimentary coffee and tea in the lobby, and WiFi throughout the lodge. You can even buy fresh frozen cinnamon rolls and pecan rolls through the front desk. Just thaw, heat if you wish, and enjoy!

There are plenty of dining options available nearby and there’s still oh so much to do. While it’s true that a lot closes down during the winter, Rowleys Bay Resort remains your waterfront peaceful retreat.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page, Instagram (and stories!), and blog for frequently updated local events, activities, and vendor hours. We update these all winter long so you can get ideas for your Door County travels.

See what’s available to book online, or give us a call and plan your getaway today!

Indoor Pool & Hot Tub

Indoor pool.

YES! Our pool and hot tub are open to *guests only* and available during open front desk hours through October 31, 2020. It’s then closed for the season.. Read on for additional restrictions.

Due to the additional health requirements, we are able to accept Resort guests only at this time (no daily or season passes).

  • Guests will be required to sign in at the front desk before entering the pool area. Towels will be distributed by the front desk.
  • Reservations are required for all guests.
  • Pool occupancy will be restricted based on relevant guidelines.
  • See shower entrances for additional rules for children. Swim diapers required.
  • Ages 6+ only in hot tub per state health statutes.
  • Parental supervision required. No lifeguard on duty.

Complimentary Coffee

Guests staying with Rowleys Bay Resort may enjoy complimentary gourmet Door County Coffee during their stay!

    • Mid-May through mid-October: stop by Grandma’s Swedish Bakery each morning for your complimentary coffee, including regular, decaf, or a changing flavor of the day.
    • During the quiet winter season: registered guests will enjoy a beverage station including coffee, tea, and hot cocoa

Not staying with us? No problem. When the bakery is open, you can purchase Door County Coffee along with our other baked treats on-site!

Visit for up-to-date bakery info.

Fitness Center

Featuring professional level treadmill, elliptical, and bike, our fitness center will help you wake up and stay fit on the go. Open daily during front desk hours.


Rowleys Bay Resort Library

Looking for a place to escape? Borrow a book from our library and enjoy some quiet time with a story, a puzzle, or a board game. Open daily during front desk hours.

Photo courtesy of Yvonne Torres. Click to see a larger version.

Walking, Running, Biking Trails

Enjoy the best of Northern Door wilderness just steps from our back door. Three miles of trails loop south and west of the property and act as a shortcut to Sand Bay Beach.

Game Room

Ping pong, pool, and video games will keep the kids (big and small) entertained and help them blow off some steam. Open daily during front desk hours.

Basketball, Sand Volleyball, Tennis Courts

Borrow equipment – or a soccer ball or Frisbee – from the front desk and get active!

On-Site Restaurant, Bakery, Pub

Our seasonal fish-boil (and more!) buffet, pub, and bakery are not to be missed! Serving mid-May through mid-October, you can enjoy three meals a day without leaving the building. 

Marina at sunset.The fun doesn’t stop indoors. For guests and visitors alike, there’s so much more to do on the grounds and around the peninsula. Kayaking, zip-lining, off-road Segways…keep reading to discover more!

Not staying with us? Ask about our affordable day passes and enjoy our pool, fitness center, trails, and more!

History Wall

For all the history buffs and genealogy experts, our history wall has maps, photos, and articles relating to the extensive history of Rowleys Bay. The resort is full of re-purposed materials, ancient treasures, and Swedish memorabilia.

Door County Diorama

This miniature bluff scene has been carefully handcrafted to include iconic Door County landmarks and a model train.

Learn more about the history of this NOW RESTORED diorama!


Score a seat at our checkers table and see if you can score a win for red or black.


For our younger guests, get your kicks on the kid-sized play area out back.

Amenities Chart

Trying to find the right room based on amenities you need? Try this handy chart.

WIFI in your unit: Lodge rooms and suites, plus house 31, have free WIFI. Remember all guests also have access to the free WIFI in our lodge.

Washer and dryer: House 31 has a washer and dryer for guest use, or use our convenient coin operated laundry available in the lodge mid-May through mid-October.

Handicap accessible units: Select rooms have handicap accessible bathrooms including additional grab bars, adjusted toilet seats, and wider door frames. Some standard rooms also have step-in shower stalls, and we have a suite that features a roll-in shower. We also have shower benches and raised toilet seats available upon request.

Waterfront rentals: Cottages C, D, and E are on the water with grassy bay access. House 31 has grassy bay access. See photos on individual units for more details. Rowleys Bay DNR Public Marina is open to the public for additional water access.

Lake views: In addition to the above waterfront rentals, Cottages A and B have a limited lake view. Whirlpool rooms are on the first floor with the lake view across the parking lot. Lakeside rooms, balcony rooms, and three-bedroom suites all face the lake side of the property.

Refrigerator and microwave: Lakeside, Whirlpool, and Balcony rooms have these amenities. Suites and cottages have regular kitchen utilities.

Coffee makers in rooms: Suites and cottages have these amenities, along with kitchen equipment. Remember lodge guests have access to complimentary coffee! Or, feel free to bring your own to enjoy.

Private whirlpools: Whirlpool rooms in lodge, Cottage E, and houses 13, 18, and 28 have whirlpools. Houses 21 and 31 have whirlpool tubs.

Cots and rollaways: Rowleys Bay Resort and our rental home partners do not offer cots or rollaway beds. All maximum occupancies are strictly enforced and include infants and children.

Fire pits: Due to local ordinance Houses 6-28 may not have outdoor campfires. Cottages D and E and house 31 have private fire pits. A communal fire pit for all resort guests is located outside Cottage C.

Grills and picnic area: All cottages and vacation houses have charcoal grills available for guest use. There are many local parks that have charcoal grills available for picnic use, including Sand Bay Park a short drive away.

Two or more bathrooms: Our three bedroom suites, Cottage B, and most houses have at least two full bathrooms. Please see rental pages for more details.

Pets: Rowleys Bay Resort and its rental partners are not able to accommodate pets.

Additional fees for extra occupants: Base rates for all regular lodge rooms are based on two adults. Additional adults $10 per person per day. Please note children and infants count as people in all occupancies and may not allow you to exceed the strict limits.