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Old Rittenhouse Inn

Your host(s):
Mary & Jerry Phillips
Web Site:
301 Rittenhouse Ave.
Bayfield, Wisconsin 54814
Guest Rooms:
20Bathrooms: 23
$125 - $399
Check In/Out:
3:30 pm - 11:00 am
Extra Person Fee:

Old Rittenhouse Inn

The historic Old Rittenhouse Inn is the first Bayfield WI Bed & Breakfast. We offer 20 distinctive guest rooms and on-site dining at our award winning restaurant. Rooms range from $125 to $399, with a wide variety of unique accommodations. Features include wood burning fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, King and Queen beds, antique furnishings, and scenic views of Lake Superior.

The Rittenhouse's gourmet restaurant is open to the public for breakfast, lunch (groups by reservation), and dinner. Executive Chef, Matt Chingo, showcases the regional harvest of the Bayfield Peninsula. Whenever possible, our cuisine is organically grown and locally raised.

Evening dining options include 2-Course or 5-Course meals. Our Signature 5-Course Dinner is served 5-9 pm, and includes soup, salad, sorbet, entree with side dishes, and dessert for $59.

Old Rittenhouse Inn also offers a wide range of Bayfield wedding services, and perfect location for a destination wedding in Bayfield. Contact our Special Events Coordinator, who is happy to help with all your plans:

Year-round Special Events at Old Rittenhouse Inn include wine and beer tastings, mystery weekends, and festive dinner concerts.

We are located just blocks from Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands, including Madeline Island. The area holds attractions for all ages including sailing, boating, swimming, fishing, shopping, kayaking, biking, hiking, birdwatching, scenic home tours, a ghostwalk, and so much more.

Please visit our web site for virtual tours, online availability, and reservations.

Packages & Specials Sweetheart Special - $299 - $350
Book Thursday or Sunday Night with Romantic Dinner for Only $299 -$350 (Nov - May) Includes: Sunday Night 5-course Dinner and Gratuity.* 2-course Breakfast and Gratuity.* Lake View and Whirlpool Rooms $299 Luxury Whirlpool Suites $350 Call (715) 779-5111 or Book Online ADDITIONAL DETAILS Available Dec. 1, 2014 - May 31, 2015 Only applies on: Sunday, Thursday Stay for at least 1 night Not valid in conjunction with other offers. *Alcohol and Tax is additional

Anniversary Package - $250
Celebrate your special dates with our Anniversary Package for only $250. The package includes hand-made Sweet Plate, a bottle of Champagne or house wine to enjoy in the privacy of your room, and a convenient $150 voucher for use toward a romantic candlelight dinner, plus a keepsake mug, and 2 jars of preserves. Package pricing is based on double occupancy. Lodging in the guest room of your choice is additional.

Honeymoon Package - $250
With wedding plans behind you, prepare to set forth on your life's adventure! Choose your favorite guest room or suite and leave the rest to us. Our Honeymoon Package includes a hand-made Sweet Plate, a bottle of Champagne or house wine to enjoy in the privacy of your room, and a convenient $150 voucher for use toward a romantic candlelight dinner, plus a keepsake mug, and 2 jars of preserves. The Honeymoon Package is $250 based on double occupancy. Lodging in the guest room of your choice is additional.

Red Wine Weekend Package - $450
Sample Fine Wines at a Celebrated Country Inn: Rittenhouse Inn's wine tasting events are open to the public and available as part of a lodging package. The schedule includes a wine tasting and appetizer buffet, an afternoon tasting seminar, and a 6-course Red Wine Dinner at Rittenhouse Inn's Landmark Restaurant, with wines selected to match each dish. Red Wine Weekend Package Offered the following weekends: February 6-7, 2015 April 10-11, 2015 November 6-7, 2015 $450 plus room rate includes: Friday Wine Tasting and Tappas Buffet, Saturday afternoon Wine Tasting Seminar, Saturday 6-course Red Wine Dinner, Hearty 2-course hot breakfast served each morning (Sat/Sun.) and 20% Server Gratuity. Special Offer: stay Friday at the seasonal rate, ($115 - $275) and Receive Saturday night's room for only $85! Call 715-779-5111

Last Minute Web Specials - Save up to 50%
Sign up on our homepage at to receive weekly last minute special offers with lodging discounts up to 50%. These special rates are unpublished, and are available exclusively to email subscribers.

Romance Special - $225.00
Perfect for Anniversaries, Honeymoons or any special occasion, this package includes: * Fresh Floral Bouquet * Chocolate Dipped Strawberries * Bottle of Champagne * $100 voucher toward a romantic five-course candlelight dinner at the Inn's Landmark Restaurant.

Fall Color Special - 50% Off 3rd Midweek Night
Stay 3-nights midweek (Sun - Thurs) and get 3rd night for half-price, plus a $25 Bayfield Gift Certificate for use at any Bayfield Chamber Member business, including Landmark Restaurant. Gorgeous Fall color, fresh apples, festivals & fun await you in beautiful Bayfield!

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations at least 10-days prior to arrival are subject to a $25 fee. The fee is deducted from the deposit and the balance refunded in the form of a Rittenhouse gift card.

Deposits for cancellations less than 10-days prior to arrival are non-refundable, unless the room is re-rented, in which case the lesser $25 fee applies and an Old Rittenhouse Inn gift card will be issued for the remaining balance of the deposit.

Early check-outs are considered cancellations and are charged at full rate, unless the room is re-rerented. Please double-check your dates and plan accordingly.

Area Activities

  • Cultural: Breweries
  • Cultural: Galleries
  • Cultural: Historic Sites
  • Cultural: Museums
  • Cultural: Wineries
  • Cultural:Theater
  • Hunting
  • Shopping: Antiquing
  • Shopping: Unique Shops
  • Silent Sports: Biking
  • Silent Sports: Birding
  • Silent Sports: Canoeing
  • Silent Sports: Fishing
  • Silent Sports: Golf
  • Silent Sports: Hiking
  • Silent Sports: Horseback Riding
  • Silent Sports: Kayaking
  • Silent Sports: National/State Parks
  • Silent Sports: Swimming
  • Silent Sports: Tennis
  • Winter: Cross Country Skiing
  • Winter: Downhill Skiing
  • Winter: Ice Skating
  • Winter: Snow Tubing
  • Winter: Snowmobiling
  • Winter: Snowshoeing

Food Service

  • Breakfast: Continental Plus
  • Breakfast: Full
  • Dinner Available
  • Restaurant: Full Service on Site
  • Special Diets Accommodated

Inn Amenities

  • Accessibility: First Floor Rooms
  • Accessibility: Limited Handicap
  • Air: Central
  • Business: Copy Service
  • Business: Corporate Rates
  • Business: Fax Service
  • Business: Government Rate
  • Business: Internet Access
  • Business: Meeting Rooms
  • Common Area: Fireplace
  • Common Area: Piano
  • Murder Mysteries
  • National Historic Register Property
  • On Site: Gift Shop
  • Outdoor: Gardens
  • Outdoor: Guest Areas
  • Outdoor: Off Street Parking
  • Parking: off street for cars
  • Parking: off street for motorcycles
  • Private Cottage/s
  • Travel Green Certified

Inn Policies

  • Alcoholic Beverages Available
  • Children: 8+ Permitted
  • Payment: Cash Accepted
  • Payment: Checks Accepted
  • Payment: Credit Cards Accepted
  • Payment: Traveler's Checks Accepted
  • Pets: Not Permitted
  • Smoking Outside Only

Property Type / Geographic Setting

  • Beach
  • Small Town / Village

Room Amenities

  • Air: Air Conditioned Room
  • Appliance: Iron/Ironing Board Available
  • Appliance: Microwave
  • Appliance: Refrigerator
  • Bath: Air Jet Tub
  • Bath: Hair Dryer
  • Bath: Private
  • Bath: Robes
  • Bath: Shower
  • Bath: Steam Shower
  • Bath: Whirlpool Tub
  • Bed: Extra Bed Available
  • Bed: King Bed
  • Bed: Luxury Linens
  • Bed: Queen
  • Entertainment: CD Player
  • Entertainment: Wi-Fi Access
  • Fireplace: Gas
  • Fireplace: Wood Burning
  • Private Deck
  • Private Entrance

Well Suited For

  • Group Events
  • Group Meetings
  • Retreats: Quilters
  • Retreats: Scrapbooking
  • Romance: Elopement
  • Romance: Escape
  • Romance: Honeymoons
  • Romance: Weddings
  • Travel: Business
  • Travel: Family
  • Travel: Gay Friendly
  • Travel: Single
  • Travel: Vacation Getaway

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