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17 Rittenhouse Avenue, Bayfield, WI 54814
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Gruenke's
Ranked #13 of 18 Bayfield B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Charlestown, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As we planned our trip to the Bayfield area, everything seemed to fall in place, Gruenkes accomodated our coming a day ealier, for the minimun 2 night stay. The location is great in being downtown and close to eats, some shopping and site-seeing. The price was good I thought as we went through our process. We were welcomed nicely, but... More

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't stay here so I can't comment on the rooms. But it was a great spot to grab breakfast before hopping on the ferry! Had an omelette that I swore was made with 4 eggs but actually they said just 2!?!? Whoa! Hashbrowns good, coffee good, bacon good, pancakes good! Very nice staff & enjoyed checking out the eclectic... More

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Hamburg, WI
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are repeat customers of Greunke's and I didn't mind the crooked floors, shared bathrooms and no A/C because of the rustic and authentic qualities of this conveniently located nostalgic inn. Their prices reflect the lack of amenities. It was "an experience". But this year we made the mistake of renting the Wildrose Suite which is actually in the rear... More

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed here the last few years and it's a neat, fun place to stay right in the heart of Bayfield. You just need to keep in mind this is an "Inn". You can walk to every place in Bayfield including, and most importantly, Lake Superior. We tried the authentic fish boil and had a lot of fun. We... More

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Shakopee, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were up in Bayfield last weekend. First time at Gruenke's. My wife and I really loved the character of the place. The room we had was #2 and it did not have a bathroom in it, had to use the ones just down the hall. This was not an issue for us. The bed was very firm, and a... More

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Chicago
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Grenke's is a small Inn that is located just a short 5 min walk from Lake Superior. This Inn has been around for over 40 years and is part of the local community. Rooms are adequate and clean but clearly out of style. If you just want a place to sleep and shower, then the decor won't bother you. The... More

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New York City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

First off, we were a bit late to get there but we called in advance and they said it was fine. When we showed up there was an extremely intoxicated old woman at the desk. She was yelling at employees who seemed to me as being busy. She didn't know who we were even though she was the one I... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

You don't come to Bayfield to stay in your room. Apt advice! We stayed in the part of Gruenke's above the pizza parlor. Our room had it's own bathroom. Room was clean, funky, comfortable. That said, it looked out onto the garden area for Gruenke's (where the fish boils take place), so (1) things smelled a little fishy, but more... More

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Minnetonka
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Truthfully, the hotel is a bit shabby but the people here make up for it. They were short staffed the day I arrived so I don't think my room got the cleaning it might have otherwise. Not a big problem though because I wasn't looking for 5 star luxury. If I have to choose, I much prefer nice people to... More

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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I wanted to get away for a bit, and I was told that Bayfield is a beautiful place to visit. So I booked a room at Greunke's Inn and headed up! I am soooo happy that I stayed there! The staff are absolutely wonderful, genuine people. Everyone made me feel so welcome. Location is great - just a short walk... More

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Address: 17 Rittenhouse Avenue, Bayfield, WI 54814
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Bayfield

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