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Spring Midweek Special


Take 10% Off any Midweek Stay of 2 or more nights (Sunday – Thursday only) through May 21st, 2015. To reserve call 715-779-5111 or Book Online and enter “Spring2015″ into the notes field.

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Winter Warm-up Package

Lodging in Bayfield

Add our $59 Winter Warm-up Package to your stay and Save 10% off lodging between Nov. 1st – April 15th.

After a day exploring the area’s winter wonderland, enjoy in-room cookies, sweets, and hot cocoa, and take home two hand-thrown Old Rittenhouse Inn mugs in your choice of colors.

  • Stay for at least 1 night
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Easter Brunch


Landmark Restaurant at Old Rittenhouse Inn’s Annual Easter Brunch is offered from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Easter Sunday. Reservations are recommended. Call 715-779-5111

An Easter Tradition at Bayfield’s Landmark
Sunday Brunch is served in 3-courses. To start, guests enjoy homemade bakery and preserves along with a Mixed Greens Salad or Fruit Dish such as Poached Fruit with Cinnamon and Whipped Cream. Favorite entrées include Crab Cakes Benedict, Sweet Potato Crusted Quiche, Whitefish Lyonnaise, Roasted Pork Loin with Cherry Marmalade, and Champagne Chicken. A sweet conclusion brings classic Rittenhouse desserts: Hot Fudge, Rum and Turtle Sundaes, Raspberry Créme Custard, Panna Cotta with Bumbleberry Compote, and Chocolate Crepes filled with Dulce de Leche.

3-Course Easter Brunch: $24.50
Open to the public from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Groups welcome. Contact Events Director:
Reservations are recommended:  715-779-5111
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Sweetheart Special

Bayfield WI lodging

Book Thursday or Sunday Night with Romantic Dinner for Only $299 -$350 (Nov – May)

  • Sunday Night 5-course Dinner and Gratuity*
  • 2-course Breakfast and Gratuity*
  • Lake View and Whirlpool Rooms $299
  • Luxury Whirlpool Suites $350
  • Call (715) 779-5111 or Book Online


  • Available Dec. 1, 2014 – May 31, 2015
  • Only applies on: Sunday, Thursday
  • Stay for at least 1 night
  • Not valid in conjunction with other offers.
  • *Alcohol and Tax is additional

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Fall Color Lodging Promotion

Bayfield WI Harbor Fall Color

Fall Color Lodging Promotion
September 1 – November 6, 2015*

Stay 3-nights (Sunday through Thursday) and get 50% Off the 3rd night’s stay.

Call 800-779-2129 to reserve your fall getaway today!

*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.

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Winter Warm-up Package

Lodging in Bayfield

Add our $59 Winter Warm-up Package to your stay and Save 10% off lodging between Nov. 1st – April 15th.

After a day exploring the area’s winter wonderland, enjoy in-room cookies, sweets, and hot cocoa, and take home two hand-thrown Old Rittenhouse Inn mugs in your choice of colors.

  • Stay for at least 1 night
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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.

February 6-7, 2015
April 10-11, 2015
November 6-7, 2015

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
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!

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Honeymoon Package

Honeymoon package

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. 

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Apostle Islands Sea Caves Kayaking Package

Kayaking Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands

Old Rittenhouse Inn’s Kayaking Package for Two
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 15th.

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
  • Choice of fruit preserves from our gift shop.
  • Hearty 2-course breakfast each morning of your stay.
  • Free Wi-Fi and other guest amenities

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.

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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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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.”

Ticket Information
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

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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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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.


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


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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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.


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.


Book – American Cocktail

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.


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.


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.


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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