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Old Rittenhouse Inn

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301 Rittenhouse Ave., Bayfield, WI 54814
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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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Wamego, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent 2 days celebrating our 7th anniversary at the Old Rittenhouse Inn. We had been to Bayfield a few years earlier and vowed we would come back to stay there. The attention to detail in every room, the view of Lake Superior, the wonderful breakfast - everything about our stay was so perfect. We sat both nights out on... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We pulled into Bayfield on a Wednesday afternoon and walked around Bayfield to find a place to stay for the night. The Innkeeper at the Rittenhouse offered us a room at a terrific price for the night because the Inn was not full. We took a room with a Whirlpool bath and a fireplace. The Innkeeper gave us several suggestions... More 

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Solihull, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we first arrived we were a little disappointed to be told that the room booked was not in the main house, but in their "annexe" building. We were offered another, more expensive, room at no extra cost, but when told that the lake views from the other building were far better we decided to take a look. The "annexe"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just spent an amazing four days at the Old Rittenhouse Inn! From the moment we arrived until we left we were treated to exceptional service! It actually started when I made reservations for four couples and my husband and I would be the only couple without a Lake Superior view and we were upgraded to a more expensive suite... More 

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Wausau
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Rittenhouse for the sixth time for our June 1 Anniversary. As usual it was beyond expectations. Everyone on the staff is caring and attentive. They treat you like family. We had reservations in their adjoining property but since they were painting during our stay they put us and our traveling companions up in two of their... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a wonderful Friday night and Saturday at the Old Rittenhouse Inn. The house is magnificent, the Moroccan Suite was beautiful, the food was splendid. Most importantly, the people are very, very special. I would not hesitate to stay at the Rittenhouse again.

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Marquette, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Special treat to stay in this beautiful B & B! Very friendly front desk clerk & helpful! Building & grounds are gorgeous & our room was a corner with a small view of Lake Superior. Comfortable King bed, sitting area. No TV but didn't care! Breakfast at 10:00 in a lovely formal dining room with lovely decorations (antique) & stained... More 

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

We are pleased that your first time at a B&B was a special treat. We try to create a magical atmosphere for all our guests, no matter if it's their first visit or their 20th. We hope to see you again if your travels bring you back to Bayfield. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bayfield is one of our favorite getaway locations, and it's extra special when staying at the Old Rittenhouse Inn. The rooms are tastefully decorated, keeping their old-world charm while having Wifi and air conditioning. The staff is efficient as well as attentive to individual needs and questions. While we were there during the week in June so did not have... More 

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

Thanks for your review, we're glad you enjoyed Bayfield and the Old Rittenhouse Inn. We are happy you enjoyed the breakfast and the time on the porch during the thunderstorm, that is always fun! More 

Somerset, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second time staying here and our 5th time eating here. There is nothing bad you can say about anything. The food is amazing, the staff is so friendly and helpful. The rooms are enormous with large 2 person tubs, fireplaces and not a TV anywhere.

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

We appreciate your review and your past visits to our restaurant and Inn. Thank you for taking the time to write, and we hope to see you again soon. Best, Mark and Wendy More 

Door County, WI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were excited to make the trip to Bayfield and stay at the Rittenhouse. (We were in the rental house.) For the price, we expected better. At least the refrigerator being cleaned out from previous renters! At least a stove that worked! That said, the breakfasts at the main inn were very nice. While we can live without a tv... More 

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

Thank you for this review, it was just the kick in the pants we needed to do something we had been talking about for weeks: adding WIFI, TV and a telephone to the Rittenhouse Cottage. The service appointment is now scheduled, and within ten days of this writing, the cottage will have it's own WIFI, etc. We are sorry we... More 

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