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Gruenke's

17 Rittenhouse Avenue, Bayfield, WI 54814
Gruenke's
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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109 reviews 109 reviews
16 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The first time I tried to stay here, I arrived with the reservation I had made on the internet, and they had no record of it and were full. However, they called a condo development just outside of town and arranged for me to have a room there. I was disappointed that they didn't have a room for me, but... More 

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Morristown,
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22 reviews 22 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My wife and I drove to Bayfield to see the Apostle Island Ice Caves and do some cross country skiing. We chose Greunke's because they allowed us to take our dog. I don't think this was the main hotel. It was basically the existing remains of an old boarding house. Directly below our room was a pizza joint. It was... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We stayed at Gruenke's during the Apple Festival. They were very accommodating and the staff was so friendly. Great location! Right in the middle of the festival and easy to get to local restaurants and bars. We will definitely stay again.

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God's Country - Wisconsin!
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Gruenke's in Bayfield is an excellent location. HOWEVER, the owner has really neglected taking care of repairs, some with concerns over health. Beds are awful, so saggy, lumpy and very uncomfortable. For the price she charges and the quality of rooms it's way off. While I understand this is an old house turned into a b&b, one would expect a... More 

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Great location with a view of Lake Superior! We stayed in the room that JFK's pilot stayed in the night before they were Dallas. JFK's room was next door. Great hospitality and the restaurant was fun with eclectic decor. Great town!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My friend booked the room on internet for one weeknight. She said it will be an adventure. I looked at the reviews only after she made the reservation. I was not impressed & really did not look forward to the sharing of a bathroom & shower but I thought it's one night- how bad could it be?!? We checked into... More 

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Charlestown, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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