The operators of Rowleys Bay Resort in Ellison Bay are ensuring its guests and its employees are taken care of in the aftermath of Tuesday’s devastating fire. A portion of the property, which also included a bar/restaurant and bakery in addition to its lodging quarters, was razed as a part of the firefighting operations that saw over 100 firefighters from Door, Kewaunee, and Brown counties show up to assist in the efforts. Staff members offered an update to its followers Wednesday afternoon, saying they are working with volunteers to arrange food, lodging, transportation, and personal resources for eight staff members who lost everything they owned in the fire.
Destination Door County is assisting Rowleys Bay Resort in helping guests who booked stays find alternative lodging for their visits to Door County while refunding those who had already made reservations. Staff members hope to have a temporary space to conduct business open by Friday after its administrative offices were also destroyed in the fire.
Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Chief Chris Hecht told the Door County Daily News Wednesday morning that he hopes to have more information about the cause of the fire later in the week.
Picture from 2021