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Quiet Season Special
Reserve before December 31, 2016*
If you’ve visited Bayfield during the quiet season, you know how beautiful it is any time of year. Winter brings it’s own fun with events like the Sled Dog Race and Book Across the Bay as well as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and dogsledding. Some people come for adventure, and others to relax. Here’s an offer that appeals to all.
Book a 2-Night Stay in a Whirlpool Room or Lake View room with a Fireplace for only $299.* Double Occupancy includes our signature gourmet breakfast daily! Save up to $121. Upgrade to Rittenhouse Suites X, XI, XII and Cottage: $50
Call 715-779-5111 to reserve your fall getaway today! Book online with Promo Code: RELAX
*Not valid for existing reservations or in conjunction with other offers, promotions or discounts. Use by May 15, 2017. Offer not available Dec. 30-31, 2016, or Feb. 3-4 and 10-14, 2017.
Plan the ideal romantic getaway with our Romance Package and receive a $100 dining credit, a bottle of sparkling wine and more at Old Rittenhouse Inn.
Celebrate your romantic escape to Bayfield in luxurious style. You’ll enjoy dinner by candle light at Landmark Restaurant. In addition, your Romance package includes fresh flowers in your room, chocolate dipped strawberries and a bottle of sparkling wine.
• $100 food and beverage credit*
• Fresh floral bouquet delivered to your room
• A bottle of sparkling wine delivered to your room
• Chocolate dipped strawberries
• Concierge available pre-stay to assist with special romantic touches and personal requests
• Lodging is additional.
Subject to availability. Package pricing based on double occupancy. Lodging is additional. Amenities are available for one night of stay; additional nights do not receive package amenities. Not applicable to groups or in combination with other savings or special discounts.
*Food and beverage credit is per stay based on double occupancy and will appear as a statement credit upon checkout. Credit applies to room service and dining outlets on property, and includes alcohol, tax and gratuity. Credit is not to be applied to room charge, room taxes or gift items.
Wassail Dinner Concerts
Wassail Dinner Concerts: A Holiday Tradition Since 1976
Old Rittenhouse Inn welcomes you to experience a magical holiday getaway in Bayfield. Celebrate the spirit of the Christmas season with festive choral music and a holiday meal with all the trimmings. The Inn is decorated for the season with pine bough roping, 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 dining rooms, hallways, and even on the home’s large main staircase. You’ll enjoy the presentation of the “Boar’s Head” before the main course, and the traditional “Flaming of the Figgy Pudding.”
2016 Wassail Concert Schedule
Sat Dec. 3 – Noon concert (full) and 6:30pm concert
Sun. Dec. 4 – Noon concert
Wed. Dec. 7th – Noon concert (full)
Sat Dec. 10 – Noon concert and 6:30pm (full) concert
Sun Dec. 11 – Noon concert
Wed. Dec. 14 – Noon concert (full)
Sat Dec 17 – Noon concert and 6:30pm concert
Sun Dec. 18 – Noon concert and 6:30pm concert
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 and lodging reservations 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
Wolfsong Mushing Package
Old Rittenhouse Inn’s Wolfsong Sled Dog Adventure
Reserve the room or suite of your choice and prepare to experience a great winter getaway with Wolfsong Adventures in Mushing. This hands-on trip includes the opportunity to get to know the dogs, harness them up, and drive your own team or ride along if you prefer. When you return to the Inn, we’ll have hot cocoa and cookies ready for you. Let our staff take care of the details so you don’t have to.
Sled Dog Packages are based on double occupancy and include: *
- Sled Dog Adventure of your choice for 2 people (see below)
- Gourmet Trail Lunch by Wolfsong Adventures (morning trips)
- $50 Voucher towards dining at Old Rittenhouse Inn’s Landmark Restaurant
- Keepsake mugs (2)
- Hot Cocoa, house made cookies and sweets
Sled Dog Adventure Options:
- Morning Adventure (9:00 am to 1:00 pm) $850/couple (Fri-Sun) $675/couple (Mon-Thu)
- Afternoon Run (2 pm-4:30 pm) $745/couple (Fri-Sun) $580/couple (Mon-Thu)
* Lodging additional. Due to variation in lodging and package options, please call us to reserve: 715-779-5111
Red Wine Weekend
Feb 3-4, 2017
Apr 7-8, 2017
Nov 3-4, 2017
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.
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
At Saturday’s gourmet dinner each of the 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:
April 8-9, 2016
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!
New Year’s Eve Dinner & Packages
Celebrate the New Year in style with a romantic candlelight dinner at Old Rittenhouse Inn’s Landmark Restaurant on December 31st, 2016.
Six artfully-prepared courses arrive complete with a complimentary glass of champagne. NYE Dining is open to the Public from 5-10pm. Reservations are recommended. Call: 715-779-5111
A Night on the Town
Every restaurant in the area is open for New Year’s Eve, so why come here? Because we are the place for Special Occasions! With a romantic atmosphere, great service, and the culinary talents of our Executive Chef, you’re sure to enjoy a special night out on the town in Bayfield, WI.
We’re serving a 6-course NYE Dinner from 5:00 to 9:00 pm on December 31 (see menu below). We have a great wine list, classic cocktails, and of course, champagne! Mixologist Julie Phillips will also feature custom cocktails.
Discount Lodging Packages
Old Rittenhouse Inn provides exceptional Bayfield, WI lodging and convenient New Year’s Eve packages that include seating for two at dinner, full breakfast the next morning, plus champagne and sweets delivered to your room. One and two-night lodging packages are available. Call 715-779-5111 or Reserve Online.
On December 31, Landmark offers a special 6-course New Year’s Eve Dinner from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. Call 715-779-5111 for Reservations.
SAMPLE MENU FROM NYE 2015
6 courses $75/person plus tax and gratuity (includes complimentary glass of champagne)
1st Course – Appetizer
Smoked Scallop with Beurre Blanc and wilted swiss chard
Shrimp Remoulade on molasses-buttered toast
Beggars Purse with chevre feta frsh spinach and basil wrapped in puff pastry
2nd Course – Soup
Duck and Andouille Sausage Gumbo
Black Bean Soup with Quinoa
3rd Course – Salad
Baby Spinach and Beets with Honey-Tarragon Vinaigrette with Chevre and Tangerines
Mixed Greens with Blueberry-Port Vinaigrette, shaved white chocolate, figs and dried cranberries
4th Course – Sorbet
5th Course – Entreés
Boulabaisse with Scallops, Shrimp and Lump Crab with Seafood Fennel Broth
Bacon Crusted Rack of Lamb with beurre rouge and sweet potato puree
Seared Alaskan Salmon, Cucumber-Micro Green Salad and lemon yogurt sauce
Rittenhouse Roast Pork Loin, Apple Cider Glaze, Pan Jus, Wild Rice
6th Course – Dessert
Eggnog Creme Brulee
Flourless Chocolate Souffle
Call 715-779-5111 for Reservations
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!
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!
Gift Certificates – from $25
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.
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
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
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
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
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