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Marshfield, Wisconsin
Reviewed 16 October 2015

My husband and I have stayed at the Old Rittenhouse Inn twice. We always really enjoy our stay. The food is some of the BEST we have ever had and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. There are great views of Lake Superior from the Inn. We always stay in room XI, it is the best room in the...

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Arlington Heights, IL
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Our one night stay in the converted ballroom of room X was exquisite. It was wonderful to be part of B & B history, staying in the first of its kind in Wisconsin. And what a gem! We were warmly welcomed by a family member, like we were family. The location of this home on the hill affords epic views...

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Carbondale, Illinois
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

Stayed at the sister property LaChateau Boutin both times and is so private. You are definitely on your own as you would want to be at such a lovely mansion. If you needed anything there was someone always right there to help. Even leaving the person doing the gardening helped us with our luggage. Thank you to him! Wonderful breakfast...

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North Carolina
Reviewed 30 September 2015

If I was back in the area, I would definitely stay here again. Lovely, historical house. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The shower wasn't very tall, but that's one of the quirks of an old house. So, the best part? Breakfast. It was freaking awesome! Even if I wasn't staying here, I would have breakfast here. The parfait, biscuits...

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Old_Rit_Innkeeper, Manager at Old Rittenhouse Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and especially the included breakfast. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to your return.

Forest Lake, Minnesota
Reviewed 29 September 2015

This is a great place is you want to splurge a little. Great bed and breakfast located in northern Wisconsin. Oldest bed and breakfast in Wisconsin. The rooms are great and be sure to have dinner in the dining room. They really pay attention to detail.

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Old_Rit_Innkeeper, Manager at Old Rittenhouse Inn, responded to this review

We are glad the reviewer had the chance to visit Bayfield, stay at Old Rittenhouse Inn, and dine in our restaurant. We appreciate the kind words and look forward to their return.

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

We just left Beautiful Bayfield after two nights at Rittenhouse. It is a beautiful home, the team that works there, especially the breakfast wait staff are excellent along with a perfect breakfast. The price is one of the only reasons I gave it a 4 vs 5, although it wouldn't stop me from visiting again. I was a little disappointed...

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Old_Rit_Innkeeper, Manager at Old Rittenhouse Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed the home, our staff, and especially the breakfast. We regret the expiring batteries in the fire alarm that made the chirping sound in the early hours. It is one of those things that happens from time to time, and it is good to know the devices are functioning properly. We're...

Ramsey, Minnesota
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Thirty five years ago we first visited the magical Rittenhouse Inn. It was our honeymoon and all though we did not stay there the first year and only enjoyed a spectacular dinner all the staff made us feel welcome. After that night we knew we needed to stay at the Inn. We did. Six times over the last 35 years....

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Old_Rit_Innkeeper, Manager at Old Rittenhouse Inn, responded to this review

This review warms our hearts to read, and we appreciate the kind words from a special couple. Thank you for pointing out the improvements to the grounds, stairways and interior areas. It was a big point of emphasis for us this year, and though not a "glamorous" project like redoing a room, those things are so important as we strive...

Reviewed 17 September 2015

I stayed at the Chateau property (second visit): wonderful experience in every way: great location; charming and comfortable rooms; all staff friendly and helpful; excellent food for both breakfast and dinner. It is not a hotel for watching TV or surfing the internet. It is a place for peace and quiet, rest, reading, and lounging on the expansive porches; esp....

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We stayed at LeChateau (part of the Old Rittenhouse Inn) over Labor Day weekend. The home was clean and very well kept up. Some rooms have a view of Lake Superior and you can watch the Madeline Island Ferry making its way back and forth to the island. There is a beautiful porch to sit on and watch the lake...

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Crandon, Wisconsin
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

This is the 2nd time we have stayed at the LeChateau. It was one of the best experiences we have had. The home is beautiful and kept in the old fashioned way it was! It was clean and just like having it to yourself. It was very quiet during the night. Great views and beautiful landscaping.

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

Additional Information about Old Rittenhouse Inn

Address: 301 Rittenhouse Ave., Bayfield, WI 54814
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Bayfield
Price Range: RM921 - RM1,422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Old Rittenhouse Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“The Moroccan Suite is most fabulous, but you'll get a very comfortable night in Room 1 too without the frills.”
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“Rooms 2 & 4 are the last rooms that are going to be updated. Rooms on the east side face towards the lake & Madeline Island.”
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