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Winter Dog Sled Adventures in Bayfield, WI

21Winter Dog Sled Adventures with Wolfsong Adventures in Mushing Did you know that you can enjoy a great winter getaway in Bayfield, Wisconsin with a Sled Dog experience provided by our local outfitter, Wolfsong Adventures in Mushing? These hands-on trips include the opportunity to get to know the dogs, harness them up, and drive your own team (or ride along in the "basket" as a passenger if you prefer). Mushing is an exhilarating adventure, and you're sure to find some amazing photo opportunities along the trail as well. Do you believe travel is about getting right into the action? Well this is a bit like beingRead More »

Winter Snowshoe Adventures in Bayfield, WI

0zbYjtF5WNBXvUYYoYAPWXWrBFas-c32rw25Y5qntIYSnowshoeing - Fun Winter Activity in Bayfield, WI Snowshoeing is an excellent way to experience nature in the wintertime. You will love exploring the beautiful rolling hills surrounding Bayfield and the Apostle Islands. We offer a convenient package that lets you experience this fun winter activity for yourself at nearby Mt. Ashwabay. Old Rittenhouse Inn's Snowshoe Package includes premier booking through Mount Ashwabay and rental of snow shoes and related equipment. The on-site snow shoe trails at Mount Ashwabay offer several groomed trails, as well as access to the Jerry Jolly Trail. We take care of all the details, and after your adventure, return to theRead More »

Wassail Dinner Concerts Underway at Old Rittenhouse Inn

ORI_Ext_Winter_1200PixThe 2014 Wassail Dinner Concert series is officially underway. Wassail concerts are held in December at Old Rittenhouse Inn, Bayfield, WI's first B&B Country Inn. Wassail concerts are unique in that they feature an intimate interaction between the singers and the audience. The result is a moving and memorable experience for those in attendance. During the 12:00 Noon or 6:30 PM Dinner Concerts, the Old Rittenhouse Singers perform throughout the building in the dining rooms, hallways and on the home's large main staircase. You'll enjoy the food and music, along with highlights such as the "Boar's Head" song and the traditional "Flaming of the FiggyRead More »

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 »