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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 19 Bayfield B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
c52larson Green Bay, Wisconsin
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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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Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a spur of the moment trip. The ice caves would be closing. As we neared Bayfield I called the ORHI. It was the best phone call! Because we would be arriving later they made special arrangements. The breakfast was amazing and included! The service understated and met our every expectation, and more! Just really nice people. The inn... More

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Janesville, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I fail to understand how anyone could not enjoy themselves at this magestic Victorian establishment located in a delightful village overlooking Lake Superior. The food there is incredible. The service is perfect. I have been there as a couple, solo and with my family a number of times over the last 25 years. I also have travelled the world and... More

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Holmen, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For our April "Staycation" visit to Bayfield County, we chose the first Bed & Breakfast in Wisconsin - the award winning Old Rittenhouse Inn. We rate B&Bs on three scales (1) atmosphere (2) attention to details and (3) breakfast :-). The Old Rittenhouse gets high marks for all three. Atmosphere - The Old Rittenhouse is your classic Victorian. The main... More

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New Richmond, Wisconsin, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was, by far, the best place we have EVER stayed at. The epitome and definition of hospitality at it's finest. Extremely accommodating, clean beyond even the best standards, beautifully decorated - there is not one point to which they have not excelled. We went here as an early Spring getaway and were snowed in by an April blizzard dropping... More

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Old_Rit_Innkeeper, Manager at Old Rittenhouse Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words, Theresa. Not all travelers would take getting snowed in during a 'spring getaway' with the positive spirit you showed! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to your return. Best wishes, Mark and Wendy More

Appleton, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay at the Old Rittenhouse Inn! The room was comfortable, quaint and well-equipped, the breakfast was phenomenal, the staff was personable and helpful, and our experience was fantastic! We will be returning, and hope to enjoy the much talked about dinner as well! Thank you to all who make this place a fabulous destination, it was... More

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Neillsville, Wisconsin
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite the treasure to find. You must visit to enjoy the many delightful treasures to see, and some hidden, that will make your visit very worth every moment. We are torn between this exquisite house and the Ice Caves as to which was more fantastic to enjoy. The gluten-free breakfast was by far the best that we have ever encountered!... More

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Rice Lake, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very relaxing weekend with remarkable customer service that attends to detail. The setting, the food, the room were all exceptional . My husband and I found tranquility with beautiful scenery around us. A very quiet place to stay.

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Fargo, North Dakota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed three nights during the second week in March 2013. We really enjoyed our stay. The chefs had prepared gluten free baked goods for each breakfast including blueberry scone, french toast etc. and they were excellent! Julie was very helpful to suggest activities in the area. Our nice room had great views of frozen Lake Superior and the ice... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Rittenhouse was fantastic! My boyfriend and I celebrated our 5th anniversary there this past weekend and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The house and our room was beautiful and well kept, the town was quaint, the food was incredible and the staff were absolutely amazing. Everyone always greeted us when we entered and they made sure we had everything we needed... More

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked a room at the Le Chateau on a Wednesday for travel on Saturday and there was only one room left, The Ballroom, so I didn't get to choose between the different rooms available. That is ok, because it was a beautiful room and Joyce was extremely helpful getting situated when we arrived. The bed was comfortable and we... More

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Also Known As:
Old Rittenhouse Hotel
Old Rittenhouse Hotel Bayfield
Address: 301 Rittenhouse Ave., Bayfield, WI 54814
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Bayfield
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Bayfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Old Rittenhouse Inn 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Old Rittenhouse Inn is Bayfield, Wisconsin's first Country Inn Bed & Breakfast and gourmet restaurant offering 20 guest rooms in 2 Victorian homes and a private cottage. Accommodations include wood-burning fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and spectacular views of Lake Superior. A full service restaurant offers breakfast, brunch, and dinner, and showcases regional cuisine in season. The Inn is located blocks from Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands. This year-round getaway offers seasonal rates and special events. ... more   less 
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