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New CD Available in time for the Holidays!

cd-coverThe Old Rittenhouse Inn Singers are releasing their 3rd CD, and it will arrive just in time for the Holidays. The recording, entitled "Sing A New Song," features 21 tracks of holiday music that was recorded last winter at Bayfield's Holy Family Catholic Church. The Choral group was created in the mid-1970's  by Old Rittenhouse Innkeepers Jerry and Mary Phillips, former music teachers who longed to create a "Madrigal Dinner" at their Inn for the holiday season. Their first "Wassail Dinner Concert was a huge success, and started a tradition that has lasted nearly 40 years. During that journey, the Old Rittenhouse Inn Singers haveRead More »

Thanksgiving Dinner Served From 12 Noon to 6:30 PM on Thursday, November 27

Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner at Old Rittenhouse Inn's Landmark Restaurant with your family and friends. Chef Matt Chingo has created a delicious menu that features all the classics you'd expect, plus a variety of other choices.  For reservations, please call 800-779-2129. Thanksgiving 2014 Dinner Menu Soups Chicken and Pastry Sweet Potato - Butternut Squash Bisque Salads Mixed Baby Greens with a Champagne Strawberry Vinaigrette, Shaved Parmesan, Cracked Pepper & Balsamic Marinated Strawberries. Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing, Boiled Egg, Bleu Cheese and Red Onion. Sorbet Cranberry Stout Entrees Slow Roasted Hen Turkey with Mascarpone Whipped yukons, Gravy, Cranberry Chutney & Asparagus. Local Double Smoked HamRead More »

Skiing in Bayfield, Wisconsin

Skiing in Bayfield County: Scenic Beauty, Healthy Activity Searching for fun activities to enjoy during your Bayfield winter getaway? Look no further than Mt. Ashwabay! In operation since the 1950's, this full-service ski hill just 2 miles south of town offers Alpine (Downhill) Runs and Cross-Country Ski Trails. While several are designed for advanced skiers, the vast majority of the runs and trails are gentle and picturesque, making this area perfect for a couples’ getaway. Downhill Delights (scroll down for XC Ski Package) Alpine skiers will enjoy Mt. Ashwabay, a nice hill for "occasional" skiers who want to have a fun day skiing and enjoyingRead More »

Hello, Fall! Another Summer Flies By in Bayfield, WI

Bayfield Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's BureauWe blinked, and it was over! Summer, that is. It's hard to believe it's September already. This seemed like the quickest summer ever. At Old Rittenhouse Inn, we kept very busy welcoming visitors to Bayfield, Wisconsin and extending our special brand of family-run hospitality. In addition to the normal sumer routine, we also had a special occasion: the late-July launch of our new cookbook! Of course we also hosted many weddings and special events this summer. No wonder the time went so quickly! Weather-wise, it was mostly a cool summer. There were a few warm days here and there but mostly the temps were inRead More »

Kayaking Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands

ON A ROLL 1Kayaking the Apostle Islands Sea Kayaking is one of the best ways to get out among the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior. There are several area outfitters who can put you onto some world class kayaking between May and September. If you've never been to the Inland Sea Caves north of Bayfield, (also known as "the ice Caves" when the area freezes in winter) one of the best ways to get up close is via kayak. There are several caves in which, on a calm day, you can paddle right through the caves to daylight on the other side! Old Rittenhouse Inn offers a specialRead More »