We've stayed at many B&Bs around the country and this was by far, the worst experience for a B&B. Every B&B we have ever stayed at offers a full breakfast, this one does not. They do not offer anything above and beyond a room. They are taking their guests for granted. They have obviously become complacent as they have one of the nicest properties in town, and I suppose feel they don't have to offer the extra touches that people want when they stay at a B&B. They should take a lesson from others that offer afternoon receptions, full breakfast, bathroom amenities (make sure you bring your own!), robes, newspapers, books/games, room service, etc. We weren't even allowed to use the fireplace in the room! You're also better off booking last minute apparently because then they will give you a free bottle of wine or a free full breakfast as they did for other guests who booked last minute during our stay. We apparently were penalized for booking 8 months in advance. Front desk staff is aloof and couldn't care less about guest service. Our radio didn't work in the room and no one fixed it for us despite two requests. The location is great, but the prices they are charging don't line up with the amenities they offer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Old Rittenhouse Hotel Bayfield