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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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MANKATO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our group of 5 stayed here in June in 2 rooms. Some of us had stayed here about 10 years ago. If you like history and antiques, and a "shabby chic" decorating style, you will be comfortable here for a day or two. The decor is similar to a stay at your great-grandma's house. I personally would not stay for... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here recently on a romantic getaway for a few days. We had a room over the pizza place, surprisingly it was still quiet and comfortable. This is a quaint and dated B&B, but still affordable, clean and cute. Judith is a wonderful hostess! This inn is definitely a historic piece in Bayfield, whether you enjoy just food or... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate breakfast here. The food was good but it took a long time to arrive even though the place wasn't busy. The staff was friendly if slow. If you are in a hurry this probably isn't the place for you but if you don't mind chatting with local customers & waiting awhile, you will enjoy the quirky charm of this... More 

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Thunder Bay
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Greunke’s First Street Inn is not your spot for an overnight business trip where you want a shower, a desk and good firm bed for a sound sleep and an early departure. It’s more of a local experience in which to immerse yourself. Built some 150 years ago (and, yes it shows) the Inn is part of Bayfield’s history and... More 

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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