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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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Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have the choice, why stay anyplace else but here. We always stay here when we are in Bayfield. We also attempt to stay at a different room each stay. The only challenge is finding an open room. If in doubt, book it now. This location is well situated to town and the shuttle stop for the Big Top... More

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Old Rittenhouse Inn for three nights as an anniversary get-away (20 years!). Bayfield is a lovely, quaint little town that we found very enjoyable and relaxing. The boat tour of the Apostle Islands was a highlight. The Inn was quite lovely. Our room was pleasant (rm VI). Dinner the first night was outstanding. Very definitely one... More

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Troy, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the Rittenhouse Inn for lunch with 42 others in my group. They were prepared for us and we had 3 choices of entrée after a lovely light salad. We also had a dessert. The lady gave us the history of the building and the area between servings and allowed us to tour the unoccupied guest rooms. Lovely and... More

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we visited the Old Rittenhouse B & B in July 2014 and had a great time. There is so much to see in Bayfield and the inn is such a delightful place to stay. The accomodations are superb and you are very close to everything in Bayfield. The folks that work there are extremely helpful and very accommodating. We would... More

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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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