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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 »

A New Cookbook for the Old Rittenhouse Inn

RumBaba_4 New Cookbook Arrives in July Here at the Inn, the excitement is building for the impending release of our new cookbook! After nearly two years of hard work, The Old Rittenhouse Inn Cookbook: Meals and Memories from the Historic Bayfield B&B will soon arrive. The book is a cooking tool and a souvenir highlighting the Bayfield area and the Inn itself. As you'd expect, our favorite recipes are featured: breakfast dishes, appetizers, soups, salads, sorbet, entrees and side dishes, desserts and cocktails. In addition, readers will also discover the "inn-sider" history of the Old Rittenhouse Inn as well as many funnyRead More »

The Wilderness Act: A Wisconsin Retrospective

By Guest Blogger Mike Link On April 9 I stayed at the Rittenhouse to deliver an address at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center on the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.  This is a very significant legislative action which, like the Endangered Species Act, recognized the value of life beyond the human species.  Periodically we rise above the acts of normal law to do something that sets an example for the world – Abraham Lincoln setting aside Yosemite in the midst of war, U. S. Grant giving protection to Yellowstone.  These are the kinds of acts that truly allow us to rise above theRead More »

Easter Sunday Brunch at Old Rittenhouse Inn

Don't forget our Easter Sunday Brunch at the Landmark Restaurant is just around the corner - April 20th. Reserved seating is available from 10am to 2pm. Brunch at our Bayfield, WI restaurant includes three courses: 2 starters (choice of fruit or salad), 4 entrees, and a variety of desserts. See Menu below for details. Coffee, tea, or juice, plus fresh bakery and preserves is included for $24.50/person plus tax and gratuity. Kids 10-years and under are $16. Get your reservations soon- we are one of the few Bayfield restaurants open Easter Sunday! (715) 779-5112   Landmark Restaurant open Easter Sunday Landmark Restaurant is also open forRead More »

April 11-12: Red Wine Weekend at Old Rittenhouse Inn

Get ready for our upcoming 20th Annual Red Wine Weekend on April 11th and 12th. It's our chance to share and enjoy fine wines, delicious food, and exceptional lodging in Bayfield WI.  Wine Weekend events are held at Old Rittenhouse Inn's Le Chateau property, and at the historic Landmark Restaurant at Old Rittenhouse Inn. The highlight of the weekend is a 6-course Red Wine Dinner with Pinot Noirs specially selected to match each dish by the weekend’s guest host, Gary Binter. This Wisconsin wine tasting weekend promises to be one of the best ever, as Gary unleashes a virtual tidal wave of big, bold reds,Read More »