Book a stay in one of our luxurious accommodations. Then make your romantic Wisconsin getaway even more special with one of our seasonal specials, packages or enhancements. There’s something for everyone.

Romance Package

Available Year Round ~ $225 in addition to room rate

Celebrate your romantic escape to Bayfield in luxurious style. Plan the ideal getaway with our Romance Package. You’ll enjoy dinner by candle light along with fresh flowers in your room, chocolate dipped strawberries and a bottle of sparkling wine.


  • Fresh floral bouquet in your room upon arrival
  • $100 food and beverage voucher for the Inn’s Landmark Restaurant*
  • A bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate dipped strawberries delivered to your room
  • Concierge available pre-stay to assist with special touches

*Online bookings should indicate a preferred day/date/time for dining to be confirmed by staff when room deposit is taken. Food and beverage voucher applies to room service and on-site dining, including alcohol. Credit is not applicable to room charges, gratuities, gift items or taxes.

$225 in addition to the room rate

Lodging is additional and subject to availability. Amenities listed are given per stay, not per night. Not applicable to groups or in combination with other savings or special discounts.

Honeymoon Package

Available Year Round ~ $250 in addition to room rate

With wedding plans behind you, prepare to set forth on your life’s adventure! Choose your favorite guest room or suite and leave the rest to us.


  • Homemade Cookies and Sweets
  • Bottle of Champagne in the privacy of your room
  • Voucher for $150 toward five-course, romantic candlelight dinner at the Inn’s Landmark Restaurant
  • Keepsake Momento
  • Hand-Crafted Mug with Glazed Rittenhouse Inn
  • Choice of two Bayfield Preserves

Honeymoon Package is based on double occupancy. Lodging is additional.

Red Wine Weekend

Nov 10-11, 2023
Jan 26-27, 2024
April 5-6, 2024
Nov. 8-9, 2024

Sample Fine Wines at a Celebrated Country Inn
Old Rittenhouse Inn’s Wine Tasting events are open to the public and feature a Wine Tasting Reception with hearty appetizers, an afternoon educational Wine Tasting Seminar, and a 6-Course Red Wine Dinner.

All three events are included in our 2-night Wine Weekend lodging package, or can be purchased as ala carte additions to your stay. Call 715-779-5111 to Reserve Your Spot!

Make it a Weekend ~ Stay, Wine and Dine!

Reserve Friday Night at standard rate ($195 – $350), add the $531 Red Wine Weekend Package, and receive 10% off your lodging. Add a 3rd night (Thursday or Sunday) for half-price! The longer you stay…the more you save!

Red Wine Weekend Package includes:

  • Friday Wine Tasting Reception & Appetizer Buffet (7-9pm)
  • Saturday afternoon Wine Tasting Seminar (1:30 – 3:30pm)
  • Saturday evening 6-course Red Wine Dinner (6:30pm)
  • Hearty 2-course breakfast each morning (Sat/Sun.)
  • 20% Server Gratuity for everything listed
  • Lodging is additional

Package is $531/couple + lodging.

Red Wine Tasting & Appetizer Reception
Friday, 7-9pm at Old Rittenhouse Inn’s Landmark Restaurant
Guests gather for an informal wine tasting and opportunity to meet the weekend’s wine host and fellow event participants. A flight of wines is offered along with a buffet of savory gourmet appetizers and desserts (hearty enough for dinner!) This event is included in the weekend package, or available ala carte for $65/person, plus 20% gratuity and tax. Le Chateau is located at 7 Rice Avenue, Bayfield WI. See below or visit our blog for more details.

Red Wine Tasting & Seminar
Saturday, 1-3pm at Old Rittenhouse Inn’s Landmark Restaurant
Our expert wine host increases guests’ wine knowledge through tasting and comparing wines, as well as learning about such things as growing conditions, harvesting of grape varieties, and identifying taste nuances when paired with certain foods. This event is included in the weekend package, or available ala carte for $55/person, plus 20% gratuity and tax. See below or visit our blog for more details.

Red Wine Dinner
Saturday, 6:30pm at Old Rittenhouse Inn’s Landmark Restaurant
At Saturday’s gourmet dinner, each of the 6 courses is paired with a different red wine to highlight the flavors of both food and wine. Meal includes an appetizer, soup, salad, sorbet, choice of entree, and dessert. This event is included in the weekend package, or available ala carte for $95/person, plus 20% gratuity and tax. See below for more details.

Wassail Dinner Concerts

We are excited to announce the return of Wassail Dinner Concerts in December, 2022!

Wassail Dinner Concerts combine great food and holiday atmosphere with choral music by the Rittenhouse Chamber Singers. Luncheon and Dinner Concerts are available in December.

Dates and Info Below

Wassail 2022 Dates

December 3     6:30 PM  – SOLD OUT
December 4     12:00 PM
December 8     12:00 PM – SOLD OUT
December 9      6:30PM  – SOLD OUT
December 10    6:30 PM  – SOLD OUT
December 11   12:00 PM   – SOLD OUT
December 17    6:30 PM  – SOLD OUT
December 18    12:00 PM – SOLD OUT

Wassail Dinner Concerts feature Julie’s signature cocktails, a special menu of our favorite dishes and holiday desserts like Figgy Pudding and Chocolate Lava Cake. The Rittenhouse Chamber Singers perform Live with piano accompaniment. Luncheon Concerts $65 plus tax and gratuity. Dinner Concerts $95 plus tax and gratuity. Call 715-779-5111 to reserve.

Mystery Dinner Weekends

Step back in time with our exciting Mystery Dinners! Gather your friends, dress in costume, and play detective as your waiter, Rex Butler, serves a series of intriguing clues along with a delicious 6-course gourmet meal. The drama and accompanying accusations are a sure way to laugh the night away…but will the group solve the mystery in time for dessert??!

Mystery Weekends are scheduled upon request from November to May, with mid-week and weekend availability for groups of 8-14 people. Contact our Events Director for availability and more info on this outrageously fun event.

Mystery Lodging Packages include 2-nights lodging at Le Chateau, a hearty 2-course breakfast at Old Rittenhouse Inn (each morning), a sherry reception, 6-course Mystery Dinner (1-night), and gratuity for these meals. Pricing ranges from $545 – $595 per couple. Rooms have 12.5% tax; Packages 6% tax.

Each mystery was written by Old Rittenhouse Inn staff who loosely based their stories on our historic properties, area events, and the residents who founded and lived in Bayfield. Mysteries are written for 8-14 characters, generally 7 ladies and 7 men.

“The Traveling Impresario”
This story is set at the Island View Hotel (aka Le Chateau Boutin) in 1890s Bayfield. The hotel’s new manager is throwing a grand re-opening party at which a traveling entertainer and her entourage are guests. The party includes a gathering of prominent citizens and local odd-balls. There’s a mystery to be solved when one of the cast suddenly goes missing.  NOTE: Returning mystery groups may want to play the sequel which takes place in 1910.

“A Rotten Bunch of Apples”
This exciting 1920’s era mystery is filled with gangsters, bootleggers, flappers, and assassins! Bayfield’s biggest gangster and his ex-wife are throwing a party to celebrate the anniversary of their divorce. One can only imagine the lies and deceit of such a gathering! Everyone is out for himself and a big pay-off. It’s difficult to determine who is friend and who is foe.

“The Great Sea Port Debate”
This story takes place in the late 1870s. President Rutherford B. Hayes has appointed a committee to investigate the viability of a sea port on Lake Superior. The committee has narrowed the best options to two: Duluth, MN and Bayfield, WI. Politicians and business people from both sides have gathered at a gala party in anticipation of the outcome. The final decision is about to be announced when the committee chairman goes missing!

Bottle or red wine with two glasses in front of fireplace

House Wine

Choose from a selection of white or red wine from Robert Mondavi.
A pair of champagne glasses on a black table

Sparkling Wine

A chilled bottle of Chateau Ste. Michelle in your room upon request.
Cheese and crackers with berries on a plate

Cheese & Crackers

A variety of plates featuring cheese, crackers, and fruits.
Plate of homemade sweets

Homemade Sweets

An assortment of cookies, gourmet truffles, and/or chocolate confections.
Plate of freshly picked strawberries

Fruit Plate

Enjoy a plate of seasonal fruit served with yogurt or whipped cream.
Small flower bouquet in a blue vase

Roses or Flowers

Custom selection of flowers for your room or dinner table.
Mug with Old Rittenhouse Inn logo from Deneen Pottery

Handcrafted Mug

Hand-crafted by the artists at Deneen Pottery of St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Old Rittenhouse Inn Cookbook Meals & Memories from the Historic Bayfield B&B

ORI Cookbook

This cookbook features American and French cuisines with a lakeside twist.
Hot Fudge Sauce from Old Rittenhouse Inn

Homemade Hot Fudge

Featuring bittersweet chocolate with a hint of coffee.
ornament wreath that says Old Rittenhouse Inn

Ornament ORI Wreath

A carved and hand-painted ornament featuring the Inn.
Sing a New Song

Sing A New Song

A CD featuring the Old Rittenhouse Inn Singers.
Gift Certificates at Old Rittenhouse Inn

Gift Certificates

An excellent gift for any occasion starting at $25.
Homemade Jams and Jellies

Jam and Jellies

Delicious preserves made with Bayfield fruits and berries.