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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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Merrill, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 September 2015

My wife and I and another couple went to Bayfield to see Garrison Keillor at Big Top Chatauqua. We had The Perfect Weekend. On the way to Bayfield we stopped at a convenience store. My wife bought a scratch off lottery ticket and won $100. This was just the start. We arrived at The Rittenhouse and toured the empty rooms....

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Reviewed 1 September 2015

We had a great time at the Old Rittenhouse Inn. Room was very nice with a view of the lake. Spacious and comfortable with a large whirlpool to relax in. Daily breakfast and evening dinner were well done. Staff was pleasant and very accommodating. We will return.

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Reviewed 31 August 2015

My husband and I found The Rittenhouse and Le Chateau in 2009 when we were visiting Bayfield and noticed "that gorgeous house on the hill" (Chateau). When we found out it was a B&B, we were intrigued.When we got engaged a year later, we considered making it our destination. We stayed for the first time in 2010 one year before...

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St. Paul, MN
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We loved the rooms at Old Rittenhouse Inn. Our favorite is in the Le Chateau Building. We had the Master Suite and it is lovely. Sitting area overlooking the lake, nice bedroom, and a huge bathroom! The only thing we missed was not having any books or magazines to read during our down time. That is something that could be...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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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: $277 - $446 (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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“defiantly want water view room”
 of 5 bubbles amfisher, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“This room has lots of a space and window nook with lots of cozy pillows and small view of Lake Superior”
 of 5 bubbles soniafA3751RE, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Moroccan Suite is most fabulous, but you'll get a very comfortable night in Room 1 too without the frills.”
 of 5 bubbles MattyD33, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 2 & 4 are the last rooms that are going to be updated. Rooms on the east side face towards the lake & Madeline Island.”
 of 5 bubbles cihafamily, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Our favorite is room IV in the Old Rittenhouse”
 of 5 bubbles bassbiz, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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