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301 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-5016
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#3 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Bayfield
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Old Rittenhouse Inn is Bayfield, Wisconsin's first Country Inn Bed & Breakfast and gourmet restaurant offering 20 guest rooms in 2 Victorian homes and a private cottage. Accommodations include wood-burning fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and spectacular views of Lake Superior. A full service restaurant offers breakfast, brunch, and dinner, and showcases regional cuisine in season. The Inn is located blocks from Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands. This year-round getaway offers seasonal rates and special events.
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bergs217 wrote a review May 2021
Hermantown, Minnesota20 contributions
Beautiful room. French doors to separate living room to bedroom. Large and nicely tiled bathroom. Know that you do need to drive to the main Rittenhouse for meals. Quiet. Great view of lake superior with stained glass.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Janet S wrote a review Apr 2021
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Thanks be to all the good folks who make staying overnight in Bayfield so very special and memorable. Just say yes to The Old Rittenhouse Inn and the Chateau to make a getaway something extra special. The food was delicious and served with special attention. The staff all so attentive and caring for overnight and breakfast.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Becky Z wrote a review Apr 2021
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If you've ever been to Bayfield, you no doubt have noticed the beautiful Old Rittenhouse Inn. It holds a special place in my heart because the fondest memory I have of my dad as an adult woman is at the Rittenhouse. It was just the 2 of us there for Father's Day. The food was exceptional; the staff warm and friendly. It was perfect in every way. I even learned how my dad first met my mom. I encourage you to make a special memory of your own, whether it involves lodging or a meal. Those memories are priceless... just like The Old Rittenhouse Inn.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: You'll love the balconies
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Jodi J wrote a review Jan 2021
Jacksonville, Oregon198 contributions60 helpful votes
Loved our food here and the service was so wonderful. Prime rib and desserts are the best. Drinks are VERY expensive but food is moderately priced. ($15 gin and tonic). This mansion is gorgeous and very romantic. I would love to spend a weekend here in the summer.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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920StephK wrote a review Jan 2021
Menasha, Wisconsin128 contributions32 helpful votes
We’ve been to The Rittenhouse a number of times and have always had a great experience. This time, we chose Bayfield and the Rittenhouse because of their strong COVID safety protocols. We celebrated the new year with an elegant, memorable five course dinner that was phenomenal in every way. Our waiter had been at the Rittenhouse since the beginning, over forty years, and had lovely stories to share during the evening with the history of the house. Entire staff was masked over three day stay. BONUS: staff was extra helpful when we had a car accident in town and had to deal with towing, pick up etc. We couldn’t thank them enough!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Mark Phillips, General Manager at Old Rittenhouse Inn
Responded 7 Jan 2021
Dear 920StephK, thank you so much for your recent visit. It was wonderful to see you both again, and glad I got to spend a little time with you during a busy weekend! Wishing you the best in 2021, and love from the Phillips family.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Old Rittenhouse Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Old Rittenhouse Inn?
Nearby attractions include Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (0.2 km), Bayfield Maritime Museum (0.4 km), and Stone's Throw Art Gallery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Old Rittenhouse Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Old Rittenhouse Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Old Rittenhouse Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Old Rittenhouse Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Copper Trout, Manypenny Bistro, and Pier Plaza Restaurant & Pickled Herring Lounge.
Is Old Rittenhouse Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Bayfield.
Does Old Rittenhouse Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.