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.

45th Anniversary Special

2020 marks Old Rittenhouse Inn’s 45th Anniversary! Over the years, we transformed our 4-room bed and breakfast to a multi-property inn with 20 rooms and a gourmet restaurant. Without guests like you, this historic milestone wouldn’t be possible.

We invite you to celebrate with us with our 45th Anniversary Special: Save $45/night on any room! This offer is redeemable for quiet season lodging between January 15 – June 30, 2020 and October 20 – December 31, 2020.*

Use Promo Code: SAPPHIRE to take advantage of this offer

(Tip: When you enter your travel dates, check the promotional code box under Special Rates and enter SAPPHIRE in the space provided.)

*Offer not redeemable during holidays such as Memorial Day weekends (5/22-24), Christmas (12/24-25) and New Year’s Eve (12/31), and other special events such as our Brew (11/6-7), Wine (2/7-8; 4/17-18; 11/13-14), and Wassail Weekends (12/4-5; 12/11-12; 12/18-19). Not valid for existing reservations, or in conjunction with other offers, promotions or discounts.

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.

PACKAGE DETAILS

  • 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

CONDITIONS
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.

PACKAGE DETAILS

  • 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

Apr 17-18, 2020
Nov 13-14, 2020

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 ($165 – $335), add the $495 Red Wine Weekend Package, and pay only $165 for Saturday Night! 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 $495/couple + lodging.

Red Wine Tasting & Appetizer Reception
Friday, 7-9pm at Le Chateau
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 $45/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.

Red Wine Dinner Saturday, Feb 8, 2020

Starter: roasted woodland mushroom tartlet with goat cheese and caramelized onions. Brotte Esprit Cotes du Rhone

Soup: hearty beef with mire poix, herbed dumplings and citric gremolata garnish. Issac Fernandez Rios de Tinto Ribera del Duero

Salad: mixed greens with goat cheese, dried cranberries, roasted beets, cashews and lemon vinaigrette. Annabella Russian River Pinot Noir

Sorbet: Bayfield strawberry and red wine

Entrée choice 1: seared duck breast, spinach crepes filled with duck confit, mascarpone cheese, and caramelized onion, black berry gastrique, wheatberry pilaf and roasted carrots. Villa Calcinaia Chianti Classico

Entrée choice 2: grilled Northstar bison strip loin, roasted fingerling potatoes, balsamic and fig demi glace and seared Brussels sprouts. The Hilt Sta Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Dessert: chocolate panna cotta with black berry coulis. Sun Garden Dornfelder Germany

Wassail Dinner Concerts

2020 Wassail Concerts Cancelled
Please Join us for Holiday Dinners November 28 – December 20, 2020

With heavy hearts, we must cancel our 2020 Wassail dinner concerts after 45 years of performing for the Holiday season. No one is more saddened than the singers, who decided it is the right thing to do for everyone’s safety. Wassail concerts are a special way to begin the celebration of the Christmas Holidays. We plan to resume Wassail Dinner Concerts in 2021 and hope we will see everyone next year.

Holiday Dinners 2020
In place of Wassail Concerts, we are serving Holiday Dinners this year, starting the weekend after Thanksgiving. The Five-Course Dinner is served Friday through Sunday with seatings from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Please call 715-779-5111 to reserve.

See Menu and More Info Below

Holiday Dinner Menu 2020
Soup: choose Buttercup Squash Bisque or baked French Onion
Salad: choose from our classic Smoked Trout Salad or a Wedge Salad with Bleu Cheese, Bacon and Tomatoes
Sorbet: Cranberry Port
Entrée: choose from Steak Bercy, Fresh Local Fish, Poulet au Fromage, or the Rittenhouse Pork Chop with Apple Marmalade glaze
Dessert: choose from Hot Fudge, Rum and Turtle Sundaes, Figgy Pudding with Crème Anglaise, Cherry Pie or Black Bottom Pecan Pie

The inn is lavishly decorated for the season with a beautiful Concolor Fir tree decorated with a collection of vintage and new ornaments adding to the festive atmosphere. During dinner, we’ll feature songs from the Rittenhouse Singers three CDs featuring music from the holidays.

Due to Covid-19, we offer limited, physically-distanced seating for Holiday Dinners. Advance payment of $59/person is required. Tax and gratuity are payable at event. Please call (715) 779-5111 to reserve.

2020 Holiday Dinner Schedule

Special Rates Available to Groups Over 35
For information or to schedule a holiday meal, contact our  Events Director.

Holiday Dining Packages ~ $175 in addition to room rate
Reserve a one to three-night weekend stay and add our Holiday dining package to include seating for two at a Holiday Dinner, a hearty breakfast for two each morning, server gratuities for these meals and a special gift from the Innkeepers. Call (715) 779-5111

Wolfsong Mushing Package

Old Rittenhouse Inn’s Wolfsong Sled Dog Adventure


Reserve the room or suite of your choice and prepare to experience a great winter getaway with Wolfsong Adventures in Mushing. This hands-on trip includes the opportunity to get to know the dogs, harness them up, and drive your own team or ride along if you prefer. When you return to the Inn, we’ll have hot cocoa and cookies ready for you. Let our staff take care of the details so you don’t have to.

For more details, visit our blog.

Sled Dog Packages are based on double occupancy and include: *

  •  Sled Dog Adventure of your choice for 2 people (see below)
  •  Trail Lunch by Wolfsong Adventures (morning trips)
  •  $50 Voucher towards dining at Old Rittenhouse Inn’s Landmark Restaurant (Weekend Package Only)
  •  Keepsake gift
  •  Hot Cocoa, house made cookies and sweets

Sled Dog Adventure Options:

  • Weekend Morning Adventure (9:00 am to 1:00 pm). Small Litter (1-3 people) $1362. Large Litter (4-6 people) $2,419
  • Weekend Afternoon Run (200 pm to 4:30 pm) Small Litter (1-3 people) $1,140. Large Litter (4-6 people) $2050
  • Weekday Morning Adventure (9:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday or Friday). Small Litter (1-3 people) $996. Large Litter (4-6 people) $1789
  • Weekday Afternoon Run (2:00 pm to 4:30 pm Monday or Friday). Small Litter (1-3 people) $838. Large Litter (4-6 people) $1494

* Lodging additional. Due to variation in lodging and package options, please call us 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 Events Director, Wendy Phillips, 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.
Swirl Mug with Rittenhouse logo

Swirl Mug

Large handmade Sunset Hill Stoneware swirl mugs.
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.