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17 Rittenhouse Avenue, Bayfield, WI 54814
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Gruenke's
Ranked #12 of 17 Bayfield B&B and Inns
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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God's Country - Wisconsin!
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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

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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7 reviews 7 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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Shakopee, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Address: 17 Rittenhouse Avenue, Bayfield, WI 54814
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Bayfield
Number of rooms: 27

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