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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 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
1 review
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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Savage, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We rolled into Bayfield for Labor Day weekend to find that the WHOLE town was full, no vacancies. We walked around to every single hotel/motel/inn looking for a room. Finally, we found Gruenke's. We spent 105.00 for two nights, and got the room on the spur of the moment on a holiday weekend, how lucky are we! The staff is... More

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Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This place is so fun for a fish boil. They do it right outside their restaurant and you can stand around the fire and watch and have a refreshment or you can just wait for it to be done. Delicious whitefish, tasty coleslaw, red potatoes and melted butter, onions, marble rye bread and butter, and dessert served to you when... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This was a first for us- a hotel room with a half bath- no shower (shared shower down the hall). It was a hell of a value compared to hotels in similar locations so we thought it was worth it. (Just FYI- I believe some of the rooms don't even have a half bath- so read room descriptions carefully if... More

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Robbinsdale, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Greunke's is the best! I just booked my third stay there and had to hop on and write about how much I love this place. It's simple, charming, and like no other place in the world. The only reason I gave this place 4 stars and not 5 is because it's obviously not the Ritz, but it's for those of... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Bayfield, WI accommodations don't come cheap. Greunke's has late 19th century "boarding house" feel. Most inexpensive room in town. Spent two nights there in late June 2012. The room I reserved was in the corner of the building right next to the outside stairwell. Cowboy room with spur doorknocker and all!!! It was small, with half-bath in the room. Shower... More

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San Clemente, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

"There are two kinds of people: the squirtable and the non-squirtable." This quote sums up the philosophy of Judith, the gregarious and wonderful owner of Gruenke's. At the flip of a coin I ended up at Gruenke's one hot summer day following a major thunderstorm that had just come through town. After being seated in the cheery yet hot dining... More

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

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