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Fall Color Lodging Promotion
Fall Color Lodging Promotion
September 1 – November 6, 2015*
Stay 3-nights (Sunday through Thursday) and get 50% Off the 3rd night’s stay.
*Fall Color Lodging Promo NOT valid for existing reservations. Offer is not applicable to stays that include Thursday Oct. 1st or Sunday Oct. 4th, 2015.
Apostle Islands Sea Caves Kayaking Package
Experience the ultimate summer getaway: a Full-Day Living Adventure Kayak Trip to the famous mainland Sea Caves north of Bayfield. We take care of all the details so you don’t have to. Available from June 15th through September 12th.
Package based on 2 people includes: Kayak Package is $300/couple + Room of choice and tax. One-night lodging deposit + $200 kayak trip deposit is required to secure reservations. Once kayak trip is booked, dates cannot be changed and the $200 kayak deposit amount is non-refundable. If booking multiple nights, please designate first and second choice of day/date for kayak trip. Our staff will contact you to confirm your kayak reservation details.
Kayak Package is $300/couple + Room of choice and tax. One-night lodging deposit + $200 kayak trip deposit is required to secure reservations. Once kayak trip is booked, dates cannot be changed and the $200 kayak deposit amount is non-refundable. If booking multiple nights, please designate first and second choice of day/date for kayak trip. Our staff will contact you to confirm your kayak reservation details.
Apostle Islands Sailing Package
Enjoy a magical two night stay in Bayfield with all the Old Rittenhouse Inn amenities plus the Dreamcatcher Afternoon Sail for two people – a perfect way to get a taste of sailing among the Apostle Islands. This 2.5 hour outing leaves daily from Bayfield city dock offering the chance to be as passive, or as active, as you like: help handle the lines, set the sails and take your turn at the wheel, or simply relax and enjoy the view.
The Afternoon Sailing Package is $275 (added to your lodging when you book online) and is available mid-May through Mid October. Old Rittenhouse Inn is not responsible for cancellations due to the weather. To reserve online, book two or more nights lodging, and add the sailing package to your stay to receive:
• Dreamcatcher Afternoon Sail for 2 people
• Bottle of house wine at checkin
• Fruit, cheese and sweets plate at checkin
• $50 dining voucher at Landmark Restaurant
• All other Old Rittenhouse Inn amenities
To Reserve, Call 715-779-5111 or Book Online. using the code SAIL15
Apostle Highlands Golf Package
Old Rittenhouse Inn offers convenient ways to enjoy Bayfield attractions like the Apostle Highlands Golf Package: Stay 1 or more nights and add the package to receive:
* Preferred booking — select day & tee time for staff to make advance arrangements
* Fruit and Cheese Plate with homemade sweet treats
* $50 Landmark Restaurant Dining Voucher
Note: Course Closed Mondays until July 6, 2015
Red Wine Weekend
Sample Fine Wines at a Celebrated Country Inn
Old Rittenhouse Inn’s Wine Tasting events are available as part of a 2-night lodging package. They are also open to the public. Packages include Friday Tasting & Appetizers, Saturday Tasting Seminar, 6-Course Red Wine Dinner, and hot hearty breakfast.
November 6-7, 2015
Discount weekend lodging packages include Friday wine and appetizer reception, a hearty 2-course breakfast (Sat & Sun), Saturday 1:30pm wine tasting seminar, and Saturday evening’s 6-course Red Wine Dinner.
Call 715-779-5111 to Reserve Your Spot!
Red Wine Tasting & Appetizer Reception
Friday, 7-9pm at Le Chateau
Guests gather for an informal wine tasting and opportunity to meet the weekend’s wine host and fellow event participants. A flight of wines is offered along with a buffet of savory gourmet appetizers and desserts (hearty enough for dinner!) The Friday Wine Tasting event is included in the weekend package, or available a’ la carte for $45/person plus tax and gratuity. This event is held at Le Chateau, located at 7 Rice Avenue. See below or visit our blog for more details.
Red Wine Tasting and Seminar
Saturday, 1-3pm at Landmark Restaurant
The weekend wine host gathers guests to increase their wine knowledge through tasting and comparing wines, as well as learning about such things as growing conditions, harvesting of grape varieties, and identifying taste nuances when paired with certain foods. This event is included in the weekend package, or available a’ la carte for $45/person plus tax and gratuity. See below or visit our blog for more details.
Red Wine Dinner
Saturday, 6:30pm at Landmark Restaurant
The highlight of the weekend is Saturday’s gourmet dinner in which each of 6-courses is paired with a different red wine to highlight the flavors of both food and wine. Meal includes an appetizer, soup, salad, sorbet, choice of entree, and dessert. This event is included in the weekend package, or available a’ la carte for $75/person plus tax and gratuity. See below for more details, or to see the menu, visit our blog
Call 715-779-5111 to Reserve Your Spot! Red Wine Packages are available for the following weekends:
February 6-7, 2015
April 10-11, 2015
November 6-7, 2015
Red Wine Weekend Package includes:
* Friday Wine Reception and Appetizer Buffet
* Saturday afternoon Wine Tasting Seminar
* Saturday 6-course Red Wine Dinner
* Hearty 2-course breakfast each morning (Sat/Sun.)
* 20% Server Gratuity
Package is $400/couple + lodging.
Reserve Friday Night at standard rate ($165 – $335), add the $400 Red Wine Weekend Package, and pay only $150 for Saturday Night!
Call 715-779-5111 to Reserve Your Spot!
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.
- Homemade Cookies and Sweets
- Bottle of Champagne in the privacy of your room
- Voucher for $150 toward five-course, romantic candlelight dinner at the Inn’s Landmark Restaurant.
- Keepsake Momento
- Hand-Crafted Mug with Glazed Rittenhouse Inn
- Choice of two Bayfield Preserves
Honeymoon Package is based on double occupancy. Lodging is additional.
Mystery Dinner Weekends
Step back in time with our exciting Mystery Dinners! Gather your friends, dress in costume, and play detective as your waiter, Rex Butler, serves a series of intriguing clues along with a delicious 6-course gourmet meal. The drama and accompanying accusations are a sure way to laugh the night away…but will the group solve the mystery in time for dessert??!
Mystery Weekends are scheduled upon request from November to May, with mid-week and weekend availability for groups of 14 people. Contact Events Director, Wendy Phillips, for availability and more info on this outrageously fun event. 715-779-5111 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Each mystery was written by Old Rittenhouse Inn staff who loosely based their stories on our historic properties, area events, and the residents who founded and lived in Bayfield. Mysteries are written for 14 characters, generally 7 ladies and 7 men.
“The Traveling Impresario”
This story is set at the Island View Hotel (aka Le Chateau Boutin) in 1890s Bayfield. The hotel’s new manager is throwing a grand re-opening party at which a traveling entertainer and her entourage are guests. The party includes a gathering of prominent citizens and local odd-balls. There’s a mystery to be solved when one of the cast suddenly goes missing. NOTE: Returning mystery groups may want to play the sequel which takes place in 1910.
“A Rotten Bunch of Apples”
This exciting 1920’s era mystery is filled with gangsters, bootleggers, flappers, and assassins! Bayfield’s biggest gangster and his ex-wife are throwing a party to celebrate the anniversary of their divorce. One can only imagine the lies and deceit of such a gathering! Everyone is out for himself and a big pay-off. It’s difficult to determine who is friend and who is foe.
“The Great Sea Port Debate”
This story takes place in the late 1870s. President Rutherford B. Hayes has appointed a committee to investigate the viability of a sea port on Lake Superior. The committee has narrowed the best options to two: Duluth, MN and Bayfield, WI. Politicians and business people from both sides have gathered at a gala party in anticipation of the outcome. The final decision is about to be announced when the committee chairman goes missing!
Wassail Dinner Concerts
Wassail Dinner Concerts: A Holiday Tradition Since 1976
Old Rittenhouse Inn welcomes you to experience a magical holiday getaway in Bayfield at our Wassail Dinner Concerts. Celebrate the spirit of the Christmas season with festive choral music and a holiday meal with all the trimmings.
2015 Wassail Concerts – Remaining Availability
To Be Announced
The Old Rittenhouse Inn, an 1890s Queen Anne Victorian, is decorated for the season with pine bough roping and white lights, and a gigantic 16′ Christmas Tree decorated with hundreds of ornaments.
During your 12:00 Noon or 6:30 PM meal, the Old Rittenhouse Singers perform throughout the building: in the dining rooms, hallways, and even on the home’s large main staircase. You’ll enjoy the food and music, along with highlights such as the presentation of the “Boar’s Head” before the main course, and the traditional “Flaming of the Figgy Pudding.”
3-Course Luncheon Concerts ($49) and 5-Course Dinner Concerts ($75) are open to the public. Tax, Beverage and Server Gratuity are additional. For tickets, lodging reservations, and other inquiries please call 715-779-5111
Special Rates Available to Groups Over 35
For information, or to schedule a concert, contact Events Director Wendy Phillips.
Wassail Concert and Lodging Packages
Make it a memorable night or weekend with a stay at Old Rittenhouse Inn or Le Chateau. Wassail Concert packages include seating for two at a dinner concert performance, full breakfast for two each morning, server gratuities, and a special gift from the Innkeepers delivered to your room. One and two-night lodging packages are available. Call 715-779-5111
House Wine – $25
Robert Mondavi Woodbridge – CA
Whites: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, White Zinfandel
Reds: Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon
Fruit, Cheese & Sweets Plates
Enjoy a variety of plates featuring a variety of sliced artisan cheeses and crackers, seasonal fruits and house made sweets.
Cheese & Cracker Plate – $15
Fruit, Cheese & Cracker Plate – $20
Fruit, Cheese & Sweets Plate – $29
Homemade Sweets – $16
An assortment of cookies, gourmet truffles, and/or chocolate confections await the arrival to your room. NOTE: Nuts are often used, so please notify staff if an allergy exists.
Champagne – $30
A chilled bottle of Chateau Ste. Michelle awaits delivery to your room upon request.
Fruit Plate (in season) – $15
With Bayfield’s plentiful fruit farms and orchards, enjoy a plate of seasonal fruit served with yogurt or whipped cream. Please inquire about availability. Choices may include fresh strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries, or sliced pears, apples or assorted melons and golden pineapple.
Call (715) 779-5111 to Book!
Roses or Flowers
A minimum of 48-hours advance notice is appreciated for flower orders which are delivered for placement in your room or at your dinner table. Prices vary by kind of flower and size of arrangement. Call for a quote. Delivery is $13.
Call (715) 779-5111 to Book!
CD – Sing A New Song
The latest and greatest CD from the Old Rittenhouse Inn Singers is entitled “Sing A New Song.” This is the group’s third recording, and features 21 tracks of holiday music. The singers are supported by collaborative pianists and musicians including bassoon, hammered dulcimer, and bell choir. This release is hot off the press! Get your copy today.Purchase
Book – Old Rittenhouse Inn Cookbook
American and French cuisines with a lakeside twist form the backbone of the Inn’s seasonally changing menu. This new cookbook shares favorite recipes and kitchen secrets alongside stories of the beloved mansion, its owner family and its visitors over four decades. Get a signed copy shipped to your door for just $24.95 plus tax and $6.50 shipping and handling. Total is $32.94/each. Buy OnlinePurchase
Gift Certificates – from $25
Ornament ORI Wreath
Take home a carved and hand-painted ornament featuring the Old Rittenhouse Inn in a snowy holiday setting complete with wreath.Purchase
Jam and Jellies
All preserves are made with Bayfield fruits and berries. Call us for the current assortment of stock.
Marmalades: Apple Cider, Blueberry, Swiss Pear, Strawberry-Rhubarb
Jellies: Strawberry, Wild Plum, Grape, Raspberry, Chokecherry
Jams: Cherry, Strawberry, Raspberry
Specialty: Gingered Strawberry with Rhubarb
Packaged in boxes of 2 or 4 jars.Purchase
House-made Hot Fudge
Old Rittenhouse Inn’s homemade Hot Fudge Sauce is made with bittersweet chocolate and a hint of coffee…perfect with ice cream treats and strawberries.Purchase
Book – American Cocktail
Old Rittenhouse Inn’s Beverage Hostess Julie Phillips’ Wassail Punch recipe is included in this lavishly illustrated hardcover book filled with delicious American Cocktails. Recipes are easy to follow and the book contains lots of tips for making the perfect drink for any occasion. Shipping/Handling is additional.Purchase
Swirl mug with “R” Logo
These large, handmade Sunset Hill Stoneware Swirl mugs are one-of-a-kind, and feature our Old Rittenhouse Inn “R” logo. Perfect for your daily coffee or latte, they provide a great way to remember your visit to Bayfield. They are both microwaveable and dishwasher safe.Purchase
Handcrafted Souvenir Mug
Hand-crafted by the artists at Deneen Pottery of St. Paul, MN, these souvenir mugs will stand up to heavy use for years to come. They are both microwaveable and dishwasher safe. Color options include:
Pick from a variety of colors.