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Old Rittenhouse Inn

301 Rittenhouse Avenue , Bayfield, WI 54814 USA (Show map)
4.7
41 Reviews
$140 - $335
per night

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About

An elegant Victorian inn and gourmet restaurant with 20 guest rooms in two historic Queen Anne-style mansions and a private cottage near Lake Superior. Most guest rooms feature lake views, whirlpool tubs, and fireplaces. Underneath massive gables, a wraparound veranda is filled with geraniums, petunias, white wicker furnishings and spectacular lake views. Old Rittenhouse's Landmark Restaurant is one of Bayfield's favorites, serving breakfast and dinner year-round.

Rooms & Rates

Queen Standard

Queen bed with private bathroom and fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $195

King Whirlpool

King bed with private bathroom, whirlpool tub, and fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $210 - $250

King Suite with Whirlpool

Luxury King Suite with private bathroom, whirlpool, and fireplace. Each also has it's own mini-refrigerator and coffee maker.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $295 - $335

Suite 12 - The Moroccan

This magnificent third-floor luxury suite has Moroccan-influenced decor including hand-hammered copper and brass lamps, supple leather, intricate fretwork, decorative plants and tassels, animal print fabrics, and colorful silks. Features include a King TempurPedic mattress, partial lake view, double-sided gas fireplace, private bath with shower, and a two-person whirlpool tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $295 - $335

Suite 11

This spacious third-floor suite is one of our most popular. Entrance into the main room reveals a majestic King bed, writing desk and two window seats offering views of Lake Superior and the wooded ravine. The deluxe private bath features black marble, his and her sinks, and a lavish steam shower. A comfy leather sofa, whirlpool tub, and wet bar adorn the great room which features a vaulted ceiling and fireplace. Guests enjoy a bit of sunshine and solitude on their own private deck. Air conditioning adds to your comfort during the summer months.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $295 - $335

Suite 10

This expansive third-floor suite was the original ballroom. It features the original warm woodwork, a massive window seat that provides views of Lake Superior, and a seating area with two-sided fireplace. The King bed is dressed with rich color and pattern. Adjacent to the private bath with tub shower is a 2-person whirlpool tub. Ceiling fans and air conditioning add to your comfort during the summer months.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $295 - $335

Room 9

This is one of two spacious first-floor, handicap accessible rooms. It offers a King bed, and snuggly love seat beside the fireplace. The whirlpool tub is placed on a pedestal, the area draped with a romantic lace curtain and lit by stained glass windows depicting Bayfield's commercial fishing heritage. The private bath has a tub shower. Air conditioning adds to your comfort during the summer months. Note: This room also has a single sofa sleeper to accommodate one additional guest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $210 - $250

Room 8

This is one of two first-floor, handicap accessible rooms. It is spacious, has a King bed, fireplace, and private bath with a tub shower. Beside the whirlpool tub are intricate stained glass windows reflecting the owner's love for music and the arts. The room also has a private entrance from the porch. Air conditioning adds to your comfort during the summer months.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $210 - $250

Room 7

This popular second-floor room features Oriental décor, dark wood furnishings, muted colors. The King bed, fireplace, and whirlpool tub offer both romance and scerenity. The large private bath has a tub shower. Air conditioning adds to your comfort during the summer months.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $210 - $250

Room 6

This spacious second-floor King Bedroom delicately balances masculine and feminine features. An overstuffed leather sofa is the perfect place to sip wine beside a glowing fire, while the corner whirlpool tub serves to relax and rejuvenate. Air conditioning adds to your comfort during the summer months.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $210 - $250

Room 5

This room features a four-post Queen bed and whirlpool tub. The private bath has a tub shower. Subdued colors reinforce a tranquil atmosphere while numerous windows provide natural daylight. Air conditioning adds to your comfort during the summer months. Note: This room also has a full size sofa sleeper to accommodate up to two additional guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $210 - $250

Room 4

This is the most spacious of the Inn's original rooms. It's most striking feature is the stunning, handcrafted head and footboard that anchor the King bed. A stained glass window and chandelier bring light and color to the space. Enjoy the cozy fireplace and beautiful views of Lake Superior. The private bath has a shower. Air conditioning adds to your comfort during the summer months.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $205 - $180

Room 3

This room is second-floor, front and center. The front of the house faces beautiful Lake Superior and Madeline Island. The room offers a Queen memory foam mattress, original fireplace, and private bathroom with shower. The archway, textured ceiling and artsy wallpaper add visual interest to the home's original bedroom. Air conditioning adds to your comfort during the summer months.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $195

Room 2

Furnishings of birds eye maple are highlighted in this original guest bedroom. A comfortable Queen bed and fireplace add warmth to the gorgeous wood floors. Many sunny windows offer views of Lake Superior. The private bathroom has a shower. Air conditioning adds to your comfort during the summer months.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $195

Room 1

This cozy guest room is one of the Inns four original bedrooms. With a Queen bed and private bath, it also features a breezy lake view, afghan for snuggling and a writing desk. Air conditioning adds to your comfort during the summer months.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $140 - $165

North Room

This is a mid-size room decorated in sage and flowers with period antique furnishings. Both the plush queen bed and whirlpool tub overlook the romantic wood-burning fireplace. The private bath has a tub shower. A wall of bright windows overlooks the Chateau’s croquet lawn. The home is cooled by central air during the summer months.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $210 - $250

Master Suite

This is a stately two-room suite with unobstructed views of Lake Superior. The bedroom features a king bed bathed in the golden glow of sunlight. Relax in the sitting room and relish the ambience of the wood-burning fireplace. The large private bath with tub shower is bright and airy. The home is cooled by central air during the summer months. This room also has a sofa sleeper to accommodate up to two additional guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $210 - $250

Tower Room

This room features a stunning Lake Superior view. This sunny room is located on the second floor of the turret tower where it overlooks the manicured lawn, Lake Superior and Madeline Island. The curved windows and wood-burning fireplace are both visible from the cozy double bed. A spacious private bath features a tub shower. The home is cooled by central air during the summer months.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $180 - $205

Northeast Room

The focus of this cheerful room is a beautiful carved queen bedroom. Enjoy beautiful views of Lake Superior while relaxing on the sofa in front of your wood-burning fireplace. The private bath has a bathtub and shower. Stay cool with central air during the summer months.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $180 - $205

South Room

Take in the beautiful views of Lake Superior from the two gabled windows in this third-floor room. Enjoy watching your wood-burning fireplace from the plush queen bed or whirlpool tub. The deluxe private bath offers his and her sinks and a spacious shower. Stay cool with central air during the summer months.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $210 - $250

Ballroom Room

This stunning third-floor guest room was originally the Chateau’s ballroom. Enjoy a comfortable queen bed, cozy wood-burning fireplace and a wall of windows overlooking the gardens. The private bath has a bathtub and shower. Stay cool with central air during the summer months.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $195

Turret Suite

This grand third-floor suite is the top of the turret tower, offering amazing views of Lake Superior and Madeline Island from both the sitting room and the bedroom. A gorgeous king-sized brass bed and wood-burning fireplace add to the charm of this beautiful suite. The private bath has a tub shower. The home is cooled by central air during the summer months.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $210 - $250

Rittenhouse Cottage

Enjoy privacy and spacious in our two-story cottage. The first floor features a comfortable living area with a wood-burning fireplace and wet bar. The upstairs bedroom offers a king bed, two-person jacuzzi tub and shower. Enjoy relaxing on the front porch swing and stay cool in summer months with air conditioning. For families or small groups, the Cottage offers an additional back section with a King bed, full bath, and kitchenette.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $295 - $440

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Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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41 Reviews

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Celebrating My Birthday at the Rittenhouse

5 on March 22, 2014

This was the most romantic and exquisite bed and breakfast. The attention to detail and exceptional customer care was appreciated. The food was superb as well as our room. The view and tranquility was appreciated


Simply amazing!

4.8 on December 20, 2013

My wife & I were in Bayfield, WI recently for a birding event and had the good fortune to stay at the Rittenhouse Inn, between the wonderful accommodations, a staff that treated you like family and a five course dinner featuring champagne, free range chicken & lemon raspberry creme brulee, the day could not have been more perfect!


Bed and Breakfast at its best

4.8 on October 18, 2013

The mansion is clean, quite and comfortable. The food and service was great. This place is a gem. A great place.


30 Years too late!

5 on October 16, 2013

It has only taken us 30 years to figure out that a bed and breakfast can be "outstanding" experience!


Spring Break Getaway

5 on September 06, 2013

Offered great off-season prices with amazing accommodations. The rooms were luxurious, food was delicious and the staff helped make our stay fun and relaxing.


The best ever!

5 on August 30, 2013

This was the nicest bed and breakfast we have ever stayed at - both in the USA and in Europe. Friendly staff, gorgeous decor,delicious food. A very warm,welcoming atmosphere. A great stay.


Home away from home

5 on August 21, 2013

From the moment the Innkeeper showed us our room, I could feel my shoulders lower and relaxation set in. The room was spacious romantic and elegant.


The Best

5 on June 11, 2013

Lovely Victorian House. Well maintained, friendly atmosphere, comfortable with great view of lake and great breakfast.


Amazing staff, incredible food, a simply beautiful inn.

4.6 on May 11, 2013

The Old Rittenhouse Inn is absolutely beautiful and the kindness and responsiveness of the staff is unmatched. We stayed in Room VII. It was HUGE, comfortable, clean and the bathroom was gigantic, including a second tub with shower --- way more than I have ever seen in any room at a B&B. The only issue with our stay was a lack of hot water in the later evening (around 7pm) on Saturday night. It must have been a case of too many jacuzzi tubs at once because the problem did not reoccur the second night. Overall, we loved the Rittenhouse Inn and would gladly stay again.


Wassail

5 on April 18, 2013

Enchanting & renewing. Wonderful food, entertainment, and accommodations.


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Location

Location Type

Lake Superior, Apostle Islands, Lakeside, Village

Airport

Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.)

Directions to property:

Located on the corner of 3rd Street and Rittenhouse Avenue(Hwy 13 becomes Rittenhouse Avenue)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Apostle Islands Nat'l Lakeshore 50 block Historic , Lake Superior, Big Top Chautauqua, Madeline Island, Maritime Museum, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Full Service Restaurant, Room Service, Baby Sitting, Wine List

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Beer & Wine Weekends, Margarita Weekend, Gingerbread Weekend, Chocolate Lovers Weekend, Mystery Weekends, Wassail Holiday Dinner Concerts, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:30pm to 8 pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking limited to veranda
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Child care available with advance notice
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

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  • Deposit Amount Required: A non-refundable deposit equal to 1-night's lodging is required to secure the reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations made at least 10 days prior to arrival are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. The balance of the deposit will be refunded in the form of a gift certificate. Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to arrival result in full forfeiture of the deposit. Early check-outs will be charged the full rate for the room, unless it is re-rented by 10:00 p.m. Please note: Cancellation Policy differs for Special Events. Saturday-only stays will incur an additional charge of $25.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jerry and Mary Phillips, Mark and Wendy Phillips

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

Former music teachers, the Phillips' first opened their doors to innkeeping in 1976. Since then they have created a comfortable, romantic escape inspired by their love of fine food and wine, historic homes, antiques, and music. The Phillips' son, Mark, and his wife, Wendy, rejoined the business in 2004 and look forward to many happy years of innkeeping at Old Rittenhouse Inn.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7:30 am to 10:00 am
  • Serving Location: On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Apple Glazed Pork Chop
A two-inch thick center-cut tenderloin chop seared to seal, then slow roasted for hours in a rich stock until fork tender. Served with our home made apple cider marmalade, a brown sauce made from the roasting juices, and fresh slivered apples on a bed of wild rice.


Recipes

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Special Package

50% Off 3rd Fall Night

Old Rittenhouse Inn Fall Color Special: Stay three midweek nights (Sunday – Thursday) and receive a 50% discount on the third night.

Romance Packages

Celebrate your Anniversary, Birthday, or Special Occasion with a Fresh Floral Bouquet Delivered to your Room, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Bottle of Champagne in the privacy of your room, and a $100 voucher toward a romantic five-course candlelight dinner at the Inn's Landmark Restaurant. $225 in addition to your room rate.

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Details

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301 Rittenhouse Avenue , Bayfield, WI 54814 USA (Show map)

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