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Old Rittenhouse Inn

3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   301 Rittenhouse Ave., Bayfield, WI 54814
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Ranked #4 of 18 Bayfield B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I just returned from a two night stay (September 26-27th) in the Tower Room in Le Chateau Boutin, part of the Old Rittenhouse Inn. We were escorted personally to our second-floor room by the owner Mark Phillips, who welcomed us and carefully introduced us to our room and to the building's first-floor layout which included an entry... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed two nights in the Old Rittenhouse Inn while touring the Great Lakes area. We stayed in their cottage and it was really nice to be able to have more room (being with children) and also to cook a meal in the kitchen. The cottage is really lovely and spacious and we really enjoyed it. We wish we could... More

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at the Old Rittenhouse Inn September 14th and 15th. We only wish we could have stayed longer! What a beautiful place. The rooms are exceptionally clean and well furnished. The staff is friendly and extremely helpful. The best part of the experience is the breakfast. What a feast!! The only problem is that there is... More

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Sussex, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only thing that kept me from giving 5 stars is that the restaurant takes up most of the first floor, so there is no parlor or living room on the first floor. There is a small common area on the second floor, but there isn't much to it. The breakfast was fantastic ... vanilla yogurt parfait with granola and... More

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are ok spending $200+ on a weekend room, it's hard to think of a more beautiful place to stay in the Midwest than Bayfield's Old Rittenhouse Inn. Rooms are beautiful in the Rittenhouse Inn. We stayed 3 blocks away at the Chateau, which Rittenhouse has purchased. We are in NE room which has incredible views of Lake Superior,... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just returned from a girl's trip to Bayfield and stayed at the Rittenhouse Inn. It was nothing short of fabulous. The rooms are beautifully decorated in the period of the home. You could spend hours looking at the antique glass and artwork. Michael made our stay special by making sure that everything was perfect, including information on interesting sites.... More

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Shell Lake, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was so nice sitting out on the veranda and looking at the water and lovely green areas! The service was excellent...very attentive! We did have a problem with the shuttle bus to Big Top...it came 30 minutes early as the program started early. The hotel should have been aware of this as we waited and waited for a shuttle... More

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Dearborn, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I gspent 2 nights at the Old Rittenhouse Inn's other property, Le Chateau. It sits on a hill over looking Bayfield's harbor and is an easy walk into the main part of the town. Ok, it's a bit of a uphill walk back to the room but that's a perfect excuse to eat ice cream guilt free.... More

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Minnetonka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had high hopes and everything was great! The service is attentive and responsive. The room is impeccable (room 2 with all the windows facing east /southeast towards the lake). The late evening seafood dinner was delicious, albeit pricey (there are no prices on the dinner menu) but every bite was memorable. And the multi course breakfast is OUTSTANDING! (Fresh... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at the inn after a long day kayaking and were told by Michael that there had been a change in their availability at the inn and the room we had reserved in the sister inn could be upgraded to a suite in the main house. He then took us to a fabulous room #12--the Moroccan suite. This room... More

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Additional Information about Old Rittenhouse Inn

Address: 301 Rittenhouse Ave., Bayfield, WI 54814
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Bayfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Old Rittenhouse Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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