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Greunke's First Street Inn

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a rough day of sailing, we needed a place to stay while the boat was getting repaired. The hospitality is awesome! Judith was amazing and very accommodating, she had a room available and we were able to walk/check in after the restaurant had closed. She shared the history of the building and her vinyl collection with us. We were... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This is hands down the best breakfast in the area - great service, quality food and reasonable prices. Even if you're staying on Madeline Island this place is worth the ferry ride over - there are NO good breakfast places on the Island (the new Farmhouse is terrible - uncooked, cold food - and I gave it three tries). Gruenke's... More 

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Santa Fe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I was looking forward to this quaint inn. It is clean and furnished with some antique items. We had a room with a bath and were in the building with the pizza shop. The room was a lot smaller than the photo on the web. It was quiet even though the pizza place was downstairs and it is on the... More 

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Champlin, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

This was our second visit to Bayfield. We stayed at Gruenke's both times. Our first stay in the summer of 2014 was very pleasant, unlike our very recent visit this fall. We stayed in the Madeline room. The mattress was absolutely terrible! Like sleeping on a board! The result was lack of sleep, tossing, turning and a backache the next... More 

Thank Bart B

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Our room was very quaint furnished with some great antique furniture. It was small but adequate, clean and very comfortable. I would definitely recommend to my friends and stay again. We had to share a bathroom but for my very first time doing this, I was pleasantly surprised. The shower room are separate from the bathroom. It was all good.

Thank Nancy A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Gruenke's while in town for a weekend of kayaking. The inn is in downtown Bayfield, which was very convenient, and 5 min. from the kayak outfit. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Our room was very cozy, just two beds with a shared bathroom and a box fan in the window, but cost a LOT less than... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We didn't realize we were traveling in "high season" for that part of the country. We stopped at the Chamber of Commerce, and they gave us a list of properties who "might" have availability for the night. We started calling; this was the 2nd place we called. It was a "studio" with one large room with a queen sized bed,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

This has become our annual summer fishboil. It holds up every year to great standards with tasty whitefish, potatos,onions,cole slaw, bread, and raspberry shortcake dessert. The two who run the fishboil are also the waiters and are so hospitable moving as fast as they can to accomodate. Call ahead and put your name in for the night you want to... More 

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Hugo, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I visit the Bayfield / Apostle Islands area every summer and have for over 25 years now. I particularly enjoy my stay at Gruenke's. A historic building(s) built in the 1800's - it now features several lodging options - from complete rooms to sleeping rooms sharing bathrooms. Over the years I've stayed in all and have always been happy with... More 

Thank Mike M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We stayed in Gruenke's one night, in room 3 - which is called the "cowboy room". It was very comfortable with a half bath. There was a shower available to us on the floor that others could use as well. This reminded me of a quaint B&B where the rooms seemed more like bedrooms, rather than hotel rooms. The price... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The building that houses Greunke's First Street Inn has been accommodating guests for more than 150 years. The quaint guest rooms are comfortable and neatly decorated with antiques and original art. The inn is conveniently located in the center of downtown Bayfield and is within walking distance to the Madeline Island Ferry, Apostle Islands Cruises, museums, gift shops, and other attractions. The onsite restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, & dinner 7 days a week! New in 2016: FREE WIFI is available in all guest rooms! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Greunke's First Street Inn

Address: 17 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-5018
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Bayfield
Number of rooms: 12
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