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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 #3 of 18 Bayfield B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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St.Paul, Minnesota
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389 reviews 389 reviews
51 hotel reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 2 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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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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*
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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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