The Inn at Timber Cove

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


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

A Wonderful Stay

4.8 on July 19, 2017

We stayed two nights at the Summer Kitchen unit, and loved it! A very relaxed stay, quiet, and beautiful surroundings. Tina provided a wonderful hot homemade breakfast, brought to our unit at a predetermined time each morning. She was very helpful in providing us with information on the area for sightseeing and restaurants. Anytime we are in the area, this will be our first choice to stay. We recommend it highly. Dale and Ruth

Innkeeper Response
Ruth and Dale, Thank you for the kind review. We enjoyed your visit and look forward to your next trip north.

- Brian (innkeeper)

A great place to escape the fast pace of modern life!

5 on March 01, 2016

The Inn at Timber Cove is a tranquil haven of rest and refreshment! The Guest House where we stayed was beautifully furnished with many historical reminders of days gone-by; even down to the 1940's-50's periodicals, which we found so entertaining. The hosts, Tina and Brian are welcoming and extremely hospitable. They delivered Tina's sumptuous homemade breakfasts in the mornings at any time that we requested. We felt very at home and well taken care, while being given plenty of space to rest and relax. The beautiful grounds were a pleasure to explore, while accompanied by their very friendly dogs. We would highly recommend The Inn to anyone who is looking for a break away from the fast pace of modern life. We eagerly look forward to when we can go back!

The best B&B imaginable.

5 on August 24, 2015

We just stayed here for two nights. A our group had 4 of the cabins, so we could share our perspective on the experience. It was unanimous: this is a great B&B. Tina and Brian, the owners, are warm and welcoming. They have a great way of making you feel so at home without intruding. Tina's breakfasts and desserts are incredible. They're delivered to your cabin at the time you choose - a beautiful tray with great food and lots of good strong coffee. The whole place is beautifully maintained and spotlessly clean. It's a great experience from beginning to end. Highly recommended.

We plan to return with the family

5 on August 09, 2015

So peaceful! Brian and Tina were so knowledgeable and courteous. It was the first bed and breakfast my wife and I ever stayed at. The food was second to none, exciting yet familiar. Fresh picked berries, fresh baked scones and cake and good coffee. And so far one of the best stays at a paid lodging yet. I've been to Hilton's, Hyats, Marriotts and other nice places at twice the price and never experienced such genuine hosts. We could could tell by the look in their eyes they care about people and are committed to serving others.

Great stay

5 on June 06, 2015

I actually stayed here a few years back. I was wanting to come to the area again, which is what prompted me to look the place up and now write a review. We visited in October when the apples were in season. The property has its own apple orchard. Our stay was absolutely incredible. It's one of our favorite memories. Can't go wrong here.

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!

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

Visit Website

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.
Visit Website



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.

Visit Website