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Spring Getaway Special

Boutique Hotel in Bayfield, Wisconsin

Save big on a two-night Bayfield getaway this spring! We’ve got the cozy atmosphere, great food and plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy. With this special offer, save up to $95 per night off our quiet season rates! Here are the details:

$229 for a 2-night stay in any Tier 1-2 Room (Rittenhouse I – IX or Le Chateau) Save up to $191! Use Promo Code: SPRING17

Upgrade to a Tier 3 Luxury Lake View Suite or Cottage (Rittenhouse X – XII or Cottage) for only $289. Save over $300! Use Promo Code: SPRING2017

**Pricing is based on double occupancy for stays occurring between March 1, 2017 & April 30, 2017. Additional guests are welcome for $40/person per night, subject to room availability. Offer not available for existing reservations, or in conjunction with other offers, promotions or discounts. Excludes stays for holidays and special events including: April 7-8, 2017. Non-refundable deposit of package value is due at time of reservation. Cancellations at least 10-days prior to arrival will be issued an Old Rittenhouse Inn Gift Card for the deposit value, less a $25 cancellation fee.
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Bayfield In Bloom

Enjoy the beauty of Bayfield in Springtime with this special offer. Stay any day from May 1, 2017 through June 15, 2017, for only $160/night in a Lake View or Whirlpool Room. Add $50/night for an upgrade to a Luxury Suite. Bayfield in Bloom is a citywide, month-long celebration of all things spring. Admire over 60,000 blooming daffodils, roadside lupine, and rolling orchards full of apple blossoms bursting into bloom.

Call (715) 779-5111 and Mention Bayfield In Bloom or use the following promo codes when you Book Online (note different code for Luxury Suite Upgrade):

BLOOM17 for Lake View or Whirlpool $160/night (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, Tower, Northeast, Master Suite, Turret Suite, North or South)

BLOOMLux for Luxury Suite $210/night (X-XI, XII or Rittenhouse Cottage).


For more information about Bayfield in Bloom, Click Here.

*Reservations based on availability. Not valid for existing reservations or in conjunction with other offers, promotions or discounts. Available for stays occurring May 1st though June 15th, 2017. Blackout dates: May 27-29, 2016. 

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Romance Package

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.

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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.

Make it a Weekend
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!

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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:

Mystery Lodging Packages include 2-nights lodging at Le Chateau, a hearty 2-course breakfast at Old Rittenhouse Inn (each morning), a sherry reception, 6-course Mystery Dinner (1-night), and gratuity for these meals. Pricing ranges from $545 – $595 per couple. Rooms have 12.5% tax; Packages 6% tax.

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!

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Apostle Islands Sea Caves Kayaking Package

Kayaking Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands

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 9th through September 9th, 2017.

Package based on 2 people includes:

  • Preferred booking for Apostle Islands Sea Caves kayak adventure trip
  • All gear, transportation to the kayak launch site, and park fees
  • A gourmet trail lunch
  • $50 Food/Beverage Voucher for use at the Inn’s Landmark Restaurant
  • Fruit, cheese and sweet plate delivered to your guest room
  • Hearty 2-course breakfast each morning of your stay.
  • Free Wi-Fi and other guest amenities

Kayak Package is $325/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.

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House Wine – $25

Red Wine Weekend at Old Rittenhouse Inn

Robert Mondavi Woodbridge – CA
Whites: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, White Zinfandel
Reds: Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon

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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

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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.

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Champagne – $30

A chilled bottle of Chateau Ste. Michelle awaits delivery to your room upon request.

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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.

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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.

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Gift Certificates – from $25

Gift Certificate are an excellent gift for any occasion, whether celebrating an anniversary, birthday, wedding, retirement, or just to get away! Use in our gift shop, dining, or towards a reservation.

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Handcrafted Souvenir Mug

hand crafted 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

swirl mug with 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.


Book – Old Rittenhouse Inn Cookbook

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 Online


CD – Sing A New Song

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.


House-made Hot Fudge

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.


Ornament ORI Wreath

Ornament ORI Wreath

Take home a carved and hand-painted ornament featuring the Old Rittenhouse Inn in a snowy holiday setting complete with wreath.


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.


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If you want a chance to get away and just enjoy a long weekend, this is the place to go.
Guests, Gary & Lynn