Change your search

The Inn at Timber Cove

1319 Sanborn Avenue , Ashland, WI 54806 USA (Show map)

Visit Website


A 20 acre northern Wisconsin estate and a name that conjures up images of peaceful seclusion, of quiet and cozy reflection. These are the things we desire all our guests to experience. This is The Inn at Timber Cove. Brian and Tina



Write A Review

  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Score Breakdown based on
11 Reviews

Write A Review

Summer Vacation, Inn at Timber Cove

4.8 on December 14, 2014

I surprised my girlfriend to a two night stay at Brian and Tina's Inn this summer and we both had an amazing time. We were welcomed by their two overly friendly golden retrievers and Tina even stayed up for us because we arrived to Ashland later than we had initially planned. Tina's cooking is amazing and she spoiled us with plenty of desserts. Brian would show up to our cottage every morning with an amazing breakfast and coffee or whatever else we asked for. Definitely the best value I could find in the Apostle Island area for a cozy bed & breakfast. If we trip to northern Wisconsin again we will definitely pay them another visit!

A wonderful homebase to explore Ashland County

5 on March 30, 2014

In January, during one of the coldest stretches of the winter, my wife and I had the thrill of staying at the Inn At Timber Cove. After a long drive, we were welcomed warmly by Tina and her dogs (beautiful dogs! :-) ) We had booked the Summer Kitchen, a stand-alone building that has a gas fireplace and its own seating area - perfect for the fantastic breakfast served in your room each morning. The Brazilian Upside-down Pancake (I hope I got that right) was worth the full price of admission. We used this as our homebase as we explored Ashland County, including a drive across the Ice-Road to Madeline Island and a visit to Big-Bend State Park, as well as a visit to see Copper Falls (still running in the cold) on a well maintained snow-shoe trail. We sampled the local beer at the Deepwater Grille & Brewpub (had the Friday Whitefish Meal as well). After our snowshoeing, we even grabbed some pizza and took it back to the Inn and spent a very relaxing evening reading by the fire and relaxing. Brian and Tina are very welcoming and very tuned to the details of allowing one space to relax - the separate buildings are a unique touch that adds to the idea of retreat. I am sure it is fantastic at all times of the year - especially the summer - but we will always treasure our Winter escape to the Inn at Timber Cove. Highly Recommended.

Christmas in the Carriage House

5 on July 03, 2012

Brian & Tina were wonderful hosts taking time out of their busy family time during the holiday season to treat us like royalty. The meals were out of this world. So delicious! We will certainly visit the Inn at Timber Cove again and will definitely recommend this Bed & Breakfast to my friends and family. Sandy & Bill Barnett

A Treasure Cove

4.8 on September 20, 2009

In Short: I was born and raised in Wisconsin and this little piece of property is truly my favorite place in the whole state. Tina and Brian (the owners) are two of the most gracious and talented people I know. Tina's meals and night-time desserts are outstanding. I have been a return-customer at least four times and plan to visit again in the future. Details: My husband and I visited on a weekend in September. We arrived at 8pm, checked in after a warm greeting from Tina and Brian, and were ushered to our room--the Guest House. Waiting for us on the kitchen table were three large pieces of moist blackberry wine cake. I made decaf coffee, turned on classical music that we could hear throughout the house as relaxed after our 3 hour drive up to Ashland. The comfy chairs in the sitting area of the house are a perfect setting for kicking up your feet, flipping through a magazine and even (when it's chilly) turning on the fire place. In the morning, Tina brought us our breakfast on a tray. It was the "Farmer's" breakfast of scrambled eggs with melted cheese, sausage rounds and toast with raspberry jam. There were also two miniature pears, delicious coffee and cranberry juice. Tina's morning fare left us full for well into the afternoon. At Tina and Brian's recommendation, we visited Little Girl's Point in Michigan, Superior Falls and then toured Bayfield. We returned to the Inn to rest a bit before heading back out to Main Street Ashland for a delicious meal at Deep Water Grill. Upon returning from dinner, Brian asked us if we would like a fire out in their yard. We agreed and he lit a fire just for the two of us. It was so nice to sit and relax with the stars twinkling overhead and their dogs sitting with us. Tina and Brian joined us and we had good, encouraging conversation. I cannot say more about Inn at Timber Cove. It is a place of peace, healing, joy, beauty and renewal. Make a reservation soon! --Grace and Ben from Virginia


5 on August 09, 2009

Our August visit to the Inn at Timber Cove was truly outstanding! We've stayed at lovely B&B's through the years but this was an exceptional experience. Our hosts, Brian and Tina, were warm, friendly and couldn't have been more hospitable. The huge, homemade breakfasts were scrumptious!! We enjoyed peaceful walks around the grounds and loved our stay in the carriage house which was quaint, quiet, and very comfortable. We look forward to a return trip!

Fantastic Stay

5 on May 21, 2009

I've spent two separate weekends and each time, the experience was outstanding -- charming accommodations, sumptuous breakfasts and exceptionally friendly service. I highly recommend this inn.

Great Hospitality, great value!

4.8 on May 16, 2009

I stayed at the Inn at Timber Cove mid-May, 2009 and plan to return next week. Very reasonablly priced, the hospitality is outstanding from all family members (including Chip, one of their two great and friendly dogs). The hosts are incredibly gracious and accomodating, going out of their way to be welcoming. The evening tea and dessert and the morning breakfast (brought to me) were incredible. I stayed in the Carriage House, a delightfully warm and nicely decorated little building with stands of beuatiful flowers to admire all around. I'm a runner, and the Inn is located within 6/10 of a mile from a former rail line that has been converted to a running/walking trail. As well, a couple of blocks further on leads you to another trail along Lake Superior. I have stayed at B and B homes across Canada (my home) and have no trouble saying this is in the top 2 or 3 of any place I have ever stayed.

Wonderful B&B

5 on March 04, 2009

Totally AWESOME Bed & Breakfast. The Internet site does not do enough justice to this B&B. The B&B and the innkeepers were wonderful. We stayed during the winter & there was snowplowed trails we over the property that we walked thru with our young son. The innkeepers were so friendly and outgoing. Our son did not want to leave as he had so much fun. We were made to feel so comfortable and at home here. We plan on making this our stopping point every time we travel to visit family in MN. We hope we can come back sometime over the summer or fall to enjoy a different experience of the place. This is a beautful and wonderful place to stop and relax.

Charming in everyway

5 on July 14, 2008

The Inn at Timber Cove is the quintessential place to relax, recover, find yourself, do whatever you wish to achieve in the time you have on your stay. The breakfasts and evening desserts are delectable. The rooms are cozy, quaint, welcoming, the perfect place to read the morning paper or take an afternoon nap. If you like nature, you can stroll amongst the forest on the grounds. If you like music or reading, browse through the collection in your room and enjoy the various choices. There is one key element not graded in the chart which makes the I at TC better than the rest and that would be the Innkeepers. Brian and Tina are warm, welcoming, informative and something that makes the Inn at Timber Cove that much more charming.

Lovely peaceful wooded grounds, gracious hosts.

3.8 on May 24, 2008

Beautiful northwoods setting near Lake Superior on forested land. Cabin was cozy, and daily home-made breakfast was brought to our cabin by friendly and accomodating hostess. Lots of activity going on at the main house, which was fun for our kids. Drawback was lack of land line phone access to our cabin, which is not a problem for those with cell phones.

View More Reviews


Location Type

Near Lake Superior, Countryside, Small town


Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.)

Directions to property:

From highway 2 in Ashland, go south on 112 (Sanborn Ave) one mile. Entrance to the property at the sign on Sanborn Ave.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Historical interests, Lake, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Piano, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer , Walking trails through 40 acres, Cross Country ski trails

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

Visit Website


  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 12 PM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Timber Cove is no smoking facility
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum stay
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit equal to one night stay
  • Cancellations: Refunds on cancellations less than one week prior to check-in will be given only if the room can be rented for that period.



Brian and Tina

Languages spoken

Portuguese, English

About the innkeepers

Brian and Tina have spent time living overseas. Their interest include travel, books, golf and family.

Visit Website



Served in your room at your request

  • Time Served: Upon request
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Brazilian Banana Carmel Pancake
An oven baked pancake with carmelized bananas, served with fresh whipped cream.


1319 Sanborn Avenue , Ashland, WI 54806 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free gift card up to $150!