As you prepare for your next adventure in parenting, why not plan a babymoon retreat to the Old Rittenhouse Inn and the Bayfield Peninsula? For expectant parents, the Chequamegon Bay area can provide all the elements needed to relax and enjoy one-on-one time before baby arrives. Here are six highlights awaiting you:
HIGHLIGHT #1: Not having to cook while enjoying spectacular food.
The Old Rittenhouse Inn’s Landmark Restaurant is known for its spectacular food, enjoyed from dining rooms overlooking Lake Superior and Madeline Island. A scrumptious breakfast is part of all lodging, served in the dining room in two courses. Dinner can be enjoyed as a five-course set-price meal or guests can order a la carte from the menu. Treat yourself to meals of gourmet deliciousness, full of conversation, all while taking your time and savoring each bite.
Bayfield offers a variety of restaurants from the great burger joint to pizza, pasta, and tapas venues. Fresh Lake Superior Lake Trout or Whitefish can be found in abundance throughout the year. Berries and fruit are in abundance during the summer months from the area’s local orchards – perfect for even the most discerning of pregnancy cravings.
HIGHLIGHT #2: Just sit back and rest, we’ll take care of the pampering details.
Relax and watch the world go by from the porch of our Bayfield, WI bed and breakfast or our sister property, Le Chateau, while you sip on a cool beverage and nibble on a fruit and cheese plate. Ask one of the Old Rittenhouse Inn staff to assist you in booking a massage in town, or opt for an acupuncture or facial from one of Bayfield’s spa venues.
For the romantic, the Old Rittenhouse Inn offers a Romance Package with fresh flowers, sparkling wine (non-alcoholic available), chocolate dipped strawberries, and a voucher for the Landmark Restaurant. Feel pampered, relish the quiet time, and soak in the conversation with your partner or you favorite new book.
If shopping is part of your personal pampering routine, know that Bayfield offers a variety of unique shops from used books to jewelry, clothing, gifts, and everything in between. Meander through the quaint shops, pause for a decaf latte or a delicious ice cream cone, take in the sights and then head back to the shops for those one-of-a-kind treasures.
HIGHLIGHT #3: Be as adventurous (or not) as you wish!
Reading and relaxing and napping and eating may be all you are looking for on your babymoon. For the action-seekers, hiking, kayaking, boating, golfing, biking, and other outdoor activities are only a short walk down the hill. Whatever your desired activity levels, Bayfield and Lake Superior can deliver. You choose the option on the range of passive soaking in to active tackling of rigorous action, no matter what the season.
HIGHLIGHT #4: Natural beauty and fresh air do wonders for the mind and body.
The healing power of Lake Superior has been sought by many for as far back in time as the influence of fresh air and natural beauty were recognized. Whether you choose to be on the lake, in the lake (brrrr!!!), or near the lake, it’s hard not to recognize the calming effect the water can have on you. Take in the views from your room at the Old Rittenhouse Inn, breathe in the fresh air and soak in some sunshine on an Apostle Islands Cruise or an afternoon sail with Dreamcatcher Sailing. Power your own kayak alongside a guide from Living Adventure or experience the thrill of being pulled through the quiet, snow-covered woods by a pack of sled dogs whose only desire is to run, courtesy of Wolfsong Adventures in Mushing. Quiet hikes in the hillsides of Bayfield and beyond or trekking through the woods to picturesque views of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands are all within reach here.
HIGHLIGHT #5: Cozy relaxation at its best.
When winter comes around, things slows down a bit in Bayfield. If your Wisconsin babymoon escape is planned for November to April, picture yourself in front of a cozy fire with a good book, your sweetheart, and chocolate dipped strawberries within reach. Perhaps your doctor approves a soak in a not-too-hot whirlpool. Or relish a prenatal massage for you and your partner. Dinner for two near a window overlooking Lake Superior can provide additional time for baby adventure planning or just a chance to catch up.
HIGHLIGHT #6: All the little extras…
We provide the ultimate Wisconsin getaway. The staff at the Old Rittenhouse Inn has your comfort and enjoyment top of mind. We are happy to make sure your visit to Bayfield is one you will always remember. Let us know how we can help you plan and enjoy an unforgettable babymoon as you prepare for the arrival of your little bundle of joy.