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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 #5 of 18 Bayfield B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Madison, Wisconsin
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in the sister property, Le Chateau Boutin, a few blocks away from Old Rittenhouse Inn. Le Chateau is another Victorian gem with tremendous character. When we checked in at Old Rittenhouse we were given directions to Le Chateau and informed that Jerry would meet us to introduce us to the Inn. We walked in the front door and... More

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St. Cloud, Minnesota
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we were led to our room and told that the dresser held a secret drawer with a note in it, I was sold! Found the note within five minutes and spent the rest of the night enjoying gorgeous room #4. The bed was the most comfortable I've ever slept on, the soaps smelled great and had the name of... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a superior B&B, arguably the best place to stay in Bayfield. An excellent location, commodious rooms, comfortable beds, friendly staff and plenty of Gemütlichkeit. Only a few things detract. We stayed in two rooms. Room 5 is on the second floor. The only window that opens faces the parking lot on the north which, when opened, admits the... More

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Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at the Rittenhouse has been on my bucket list for quite a few years. The opportunity arrived to celebrate my daughter's birthday. What a memorable weekend in Bayfield. The breakfast was beyond words. Thank you for making my dream come true.

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Wisconsin, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed a weekend stay here mid-August. The grounds of all 3 buildings are beautiful. The quality of the old victorian charm is found everywhere in the Rittenhouse. All of the staff were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. We did not eat dinner, but the breakfast was awesome!! I'm sure the dinner is just... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A simply beautiful place with helpful staff, amazing breakfasts! We stayed in the most over-the-top suite we've ever experienced (room 11). A living room with fireplace, jacuzzi, bath with steam shower. This was our first b-and-b experience, and we were relieved to be seated at our own table at breakfast. Spent some afternoon time just relaxing on the porch, which... More

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Elk River, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed dinner at the Inn with my husband for our anniversary and felt the service was excellent, thecfood was good, but a bit pricey. The ambiance was lovely as this Inn is a fully restored Victorian beauty. We will return again.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful location, beautiful house! The staff was so wonderful and friendly!! They couldn't be nicer and more helpful!! They went out of their way to make sure that everything was perfect! The food was outstanding! I can't say enough good things about the Old Rittenhouse and the staff!

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old Rittenhouse Inn is completely charming. Authentic Victorian era buldings, furniture, furnishings and decor, gracious and comfortable. Head and shoulders above anything else in the area, truly a destination on its own. All the staff are pleasant, welcoming, knowledgeable, accommodating. And the dining room food and service are memorable. DO IT!.

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Address: 301 Rittenhouse Ave., Bayfield, WI 54814
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Bayfield
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Old Rittenhouse Inn 3.5*
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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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