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Lake Superior Ice Caves to Open in 2015

IceCaves_Jerry_NelsonLake Superior Frozen Ice Caves to open Saturday, February 28 Last year, the phenomenon we call the ice caves drew in some 120,000 unexpected visitors to the Bayfield Peninsula from mid-January until mid-March when the National Park Service closed the official access to the caves. This year, mother nature has been more finicky, with wind storms blowing out the forming ice on several occasions. The word on the street was that the Lake Superior Ice Caves would not be accessible this year. Then, after a weeks-long cold snap, the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore announced on Wednesday, Feb. 25 that the Ice Caves will open onRead More »

February 6 – 7: Red Wine Weekend at Old Rittenhouse Inn

Hosts Dennis Kohl and Julie Phillips at the Old Rittenhouse Inn's Red Wine WeekendGet ready for our Red Wine Weekend taking place Feb 6-7, 2015. Enjoy fine wines, delicious food, and exceptional lodging in Bayfield, WI. Events are held at Le Chateau, a sister property of Old Rittenhouse Inn, and the historic Landmark Restaurant at Old Rittenhouse Inn. The highlight of the weekend events is a 6-course dinner with wines specially selected by the weekend’s guest host, Dennis Kohl, to match each dish. Make It A Weekend! Discount weekend lodging packages include: Friday “Bold and Beautiful Red Blends” tasting & appetizer reception A hearty 2-course breakfast each morning A Saturday tasting of 8 Zinfandels Saturday evening’s 6-course PinotRead More »

Winter Dog Sled Adventures in Bayfield, WI

Wolfsong Mushing Package Dog Sled AdventuresWinter 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

Winter Snowshoe Adventures in Bayfield, WISnowshoeing - 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

Wassail Dinner Concerts Underway at Old Rittenhouse InnThe 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 »