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Old Rittenhouse Inn

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301 Rittenhouse Ave., Bayfield, WI 54814
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the time you drive up to this beautiful house, to breakfast the next morning you can feel the lavish luxury that this quiet charmer has to offer. The staff is warm and friendly making you feel more like an old friend of the family. The rooms are enticing and inviting. A wonderful getaway from the urban bustle of the... More 

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Elmwood, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our 4th stay at the Old Rittenhouse Inn. We were able to stay in Suite 10 on the 3rd floor. The stairs were intimidating at first but they turned out to be an easy climb. Our 5 course dinner was fabulous and the breakfast the next morning was better then fabulous. Everyone was friendly and kind. They tried hard to... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the weekend in Bayfield to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary and stayed on the top floor of the Inn. Wonderful views of the town, Madeline Island and Lake Superior. The room was incredibly large and luxurious, complete with whirlpool tub, fireplace, king bed and so much more. If you love antiques, you'll absolutely love the Rittenhouse Inn -... More 

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've spent a few weekends in Bayfield over the years but have never before stayed at Old Rittenhouse. We finally decided to rectify that situation with a two night visit. Perhaps the most impressive thing about this venerable B&B is the lovely exterior. It's really hard to imagine what it must have been like to have lived in such a... More 

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Woodruff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second time staying with the Rittenhouse Family. Accommodations are very clean, well maintained and more than comfortable. Both times we were upgraded. Lovely room, very quiet, lovely fireplace and terrific shower, whirlpool and excellent shower. Excellent food and atmosphere. Close to everything.

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Milwaukee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We spent a lovely weekend in Bayfield, WI and enjoyed the comforts of the Rittenhouse Inn. This historical inn is well maintained and offers a very hearty breakfast included with your room. We were pleasantly surprised how quiet the Inn was and hardly heard any room noises from the surrounding rooms making a quiet stay. We stayed in room 2... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We revisited the Old Rittenhouse Inn for our 20 year anniversary,19 years after our 1 year anniversary. It is still as magical as it was the first time we came here. Beautiful rooms, outstanding staff and the food is incredible! Although we missed the ice caves, we did enjoy a lovely hike along the shoreline and the staff had excellent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Our stay was remarkable , from the level of service , to the room #6 , and the food was the best experience anyone could expect , the staff far exceeded our expectations, I would recommend the Rittenhouse to anyone staying in the area

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Mequon, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

One of our most enjoyable weekends in years. Our two night stay at the Old Rittenhouse Inn was great; beautiful room, attentive friendly staff, and wonderful food. Our intent was to get to the Apostle Island Ice caves, we lucked out and our trip landed right in the middle of this years open period, and they were spectacular. We also... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I took my 6 and 8 year old daughters here for a weekend trip to the Ice Caves at the Apostle Islands. We stayed in a beautiful room and had complimentary breakfast every morning which was delicious, complete with waffles and steel cut oatmeal! The room we had originally booked was Room 5 but we were upgraded to room 11... More 

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