For many years Bayfield has been known as a traveler’s destination. Whether you’re looking for a quick weekend getaway, or you’re sailing around the world, make your escape to the Old Rittenhouse Inn.

Driving Directions

From Minneapolis/St. Paul
Travel on Hwy (35) North toward Duluth, MN. Take Hwy (2), East from Duluth toward Wisconsin and follow to Ashland. Just before Ashland, take Hwy (13) North about 21 miles, to Bayfield.

Duluth, MN – Superior, WI
Quick Route: Take U.S. Hwy (2) East approximately 70 miles to Ashland, Wisconsin. Turn Left (North) on Hwy (13) and take 21 miles.

Scenic Route: Take U.S. Hwy (2) East through Superior, Wisconsin to Hwy (13) South. Take Hwy (13) South 60 miles to Bayfield.

Minocqua, WI
Take Hwy (51) North to Ironwood, Michigan. Turn Left (West) on Hwy (2) 51 miles to Ashland, Wisconsin. Turn Right (North) on Hwy 13 for 21 miles to Bayfield.

Green Bay, WI
Take Hwy (29) West to Wausau, WI. Head North on Hwy (51) to Ironwood, MI, then travel West on Hwy (2) toward Ashland, WI. In Ashland, go North on Hwy (13), about 21 miles to Bayfield.

Chicago, IL
Take U.S. Hwy (94) North toward Madison, Wisconsin to Hwy (51) North. Continue North to Hwy (8), then turn Left (West) 40 miles to Hwy (13). Turn Right (North) on Hwy (13) toward Ashland, Wisconsin. Travel (West) on Hwy 2 until reaching Hwy 13 again, which heads North to Bayfield.


Madeline Island Airport | 4 miles from Inn
Located 1.5 miles from the ferry dock on Big Bay Road. 3,000 foot paved and lit runway. Open year round.
(715) 747-6913

J.F.K. Memorial Airport | 25 miles from Inn
Sanborn Ave., Ashland, WI 54806
(715) 682-7070

Duluth International Airport | 95 miles from Inn
Northwest Airlines
4701 Grinden Drive, Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 727-8791

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport | 220 miles from Inn
Humphrey Terminal
7100 34th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55450
(612) 726-5800

St. Paul Downtown Airport | 210 miles from Inn
The St. Paul Downtown Airport (Holman Field), is located five minutes from the business center of St. Paul and 15 minutes from Minneapolis’ core business district.

Full Service Operators: * Million Air 612-227-2966 * Regent Aviation 651-224-1100 * St. Paul Flight Center 651-227-8108


Pike’s Bay Marina
This marina features a weather safe harbor and is an ideal base to explore the scenic Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.  Or fish lake superiors crystal-clear waters.
(715) 779-3900 | Website

Port Superior Marina
Port Superior Marina is located just two miles south of downtown Bayfield, Wisconsin on Highway 13. They are tucked into the well-protected Pikes Bay Harbor on Chequamegon Bay.
(715) 779-5360 | Website

Roy’s Point Marina
This is a smaller marina with 42 slips located in a picturesque setting. They are two miles north of beautiful Bayfield, amongst the islands. They offer seasonal and transient rental slips.
(715) 779-5025 | Website