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

Get ready for our Red Wine Weekend taking place February 6-7, 2016. 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 to match each dish.   Make It A Weekend! Discount weekend lodging packages include: Friday tasting & appetizer reception A Saturday afternoon tasting seminar Saturday evening’s 6-course red wine dinner Server Gratuities for meals Menu: Friday Wine Tasting and Appetizer Party, Blended Reds, February 5, 2016 Fig andRead More »

Valentine’s Weekend Dinner Menu: Landmark Restaurant at Old Rittenhouse Inn

THE ESSENTIAL INFO: 5 Course Valentine's Dinner ($59) includes Soup, Salad, Sorbet, Entrée, and Dessert Appetizers ($15) available Ala Carte 20% gratuity added to tables of 6+ Served Friday 2/12 – Sunday, 2/14 Hours: 5:00pm to 8:00pm Reservations: 715-779-5111     VALENTINE'S MENU: Starters (ala carte) Oysters Rockefeller Seared Scallop- with honey-soy vinaigrette Quattro Formaggi Crostini Soups Roasted Red Pepper Crab Bisque Oxtail with Cabernet Root Vegetables Curried Sweet Potato Salads Mixed Greens- with creamy port vinaigrette, goat cheese, figs, and candied pecans Baby Spinach- with warm bacon vinaigrette, bleu cheese, red onion and boiled egg Smoked Trout- with aged cheddar, greens, wild rice and lemon vinaigrette SorbetRead More »

New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu

happy-new-yearOld Rittenhouse Inn's Landmark Restaurant is pleased to announce the menu for our 40th annual New Year's Eve Dinner. This special event consists of six courses: Appetizer, Soup, Salad, Sorbet, Entrée and Dessert. The fixed price of $75/person plus tax and gratuity includes a complimentary glass of champagne. For NYE Dinner Reservations, Call 715-779-5111 Here is a sneak peak at the NYE menu for 2015: Appetizer: Smoked scallop with beurre blance and wilted swiss chard OR Shrimp remoulade on molasses-buttered toast OR Beggars Purse with chevre feta frsh spinach and basil wrapped in puff pastry. Soup: Oyster Stew OR Duck and Andouille Sausage Gumbo ORRead More »

Old Rittenhouse Inn Among USA Today’s Top 20 B&B’s

Lodging in Bayfield WIAs innkeepers who have been around quite a while (over 40 years now), we congratulate BedandBreakfast.com on their 20th year as leaders in our industry. To commemorate this occasion, B&B.com provided USAToday.com with a private tour of 20 Inns and B&Bs across the country, which in turn inspired a feature photo article: 20 great B&B's for a holiday -- or any -- weekend. Old Rittenhouse Inn is pleased to be included among our peers in the article, which features a lovely shot of the Le Chateau property at dusk taken by photographer Christian Giannelli. The accompanying text makes note of the Phillips family's 40 yearsRead More »

Bayfield, WI Fall Color Photo Blog

FallColor2015_MPhillips_19This fall I had fun sneaking away from work during the afternoon to "hunt trees." Fall color came late to Bayfield this year, which was nice because we actually had (some) time to enjoy it! This first one is one of my very favorite trees in Bayfield, up on 5th street by the old courthouse building. Here is the courthouse. My parents, Jerry and Mary Phillips, helped save this building from the wrecking ball in 1976.A few more from the courthouse property (now the home of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Headquarters). This one is right next to our Rittenhouse Cottage. It always seems to get aboutRead More »