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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
5 on October 16, 2013
It has only taken us 30 years to figure out that a bed and breakfast can be "outstanding" experience!
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.
Apostle Islands, Lake Superior, Lakeside, Village
Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.)
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, Maritime Museum, Madeline Island, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Margarita Weekend, Beer & Wine Weekends, Gingerbread Weekend, Wassail Holiday Dinner Concerts, Chocolate Lovers Weekend, Mystery Weekends, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports
Cottage, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Country Inn
BBQ grill, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Full Service Restaurant, Room Service, Baby Sitting, Wine List
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Margarita Weekend, Beer & Wine Weekends, Gingerbread Weekend, Wassail Holiday Dinner Concerts, Chocolate Lovers Weekend, Mystery Weekends, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports
Jerry and Mary Phillips, Mark and Wendy Phillips
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.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
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.
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.