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 12-13, 2021
Jan 28-29, 2022
April 8-9, 2022

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.

Fall Brew Weekend

November 5-6, 2021

Old Rittenhouse Inn presents a weekend of regional beer and pub fare with a gourmet flair. The Fall Brew Weekend schedule includes a beer tasting with appetizer buffet on Friday, a brewery tour and tasting on Saturday, and a 6-course dinner on Saturday night with craft brews selected to match each course.

Make it a Weekend! 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!

Fall Brew Weekend Lodging Package ~ $495/couple + lodging

  • Friday Brew Reception and Appetizer Buffet (7-9pm)
  • Saturday afternoon Brewery Tour and Tasting (TBD)
  • Saturday 6-course Brew Wine Dinner (6:30pm)
  • Hearty 2-course breakfast each morning (Sat/Sun.)
  • 20% Server Gratuity
  • Lodging is additional

Call (715) 779-5111 to Reserve Your Spot!

A’LA CARTE:  NOVEMBER 5-6, 2021 

Beer Tasting and Reception
Friday, November 5 from 7-9pm
Enjoy a variety of brews to sample, and a buffet of gourmet appetizers and desserts. Meet expert brewers from South Shore Brewery. Swap stories, and meet new friends in a fun, casual atmosphere. Taste hoppy beers, fest brews, dark beers, and a special surprise brew from SSB. This event is included in the weekend package, or available ala carte for $50/person, plus 20% gratuity and tax. This event is held at Le Chateau, located at 7 Rice Avenue, Bayfield WI.

Brewery Tour and Tasting
Saturday, November 6 (time TBD)
During Saturday’s brewery tour, journey to nearby Washburn for a visit to the South Shore Brewery Taphouse, where you’ll sample their fine beers and take a guided tour. This event and transportation to the Brewery is included in the weekend package, or available ala carte for $60/person, plus 20% gratuity and tax.

Fall Brew Dinner
Saturday, November 6 from 6:30-8:30pm
Save room for Saturday evening’s 6-Course Fall Brew Dinner where each course is accompanied by a tasty brew selected to compliment the food. Includes appetizer, salad, sorbet, entree and dessert. This event is included in the weekend package, or available ala carte for $95/person. plus 20% gratuity and tax.

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Wassail Dinner Concerts

News from Old Rittenhouse Inn

After meeting with our team and the Rittenhouse Singers, we made the difficult decision to cancel the Wassail Dinner Concerts scheduled for December, 2021.

Unfortunately, there is no way for us to guarantee the health and safety of our guests, singers and employees during a predicted surge in the pandemic. We want to ensure that when we next meet to celebrate Wassail, it is in an atmosphere of joy, safety and good health for all.

Our doors will remain open to lodging and dining guests during the fall, holiday season and winter months. In December the house will be beautifully decorated as always, and we are offering Holiday Dinners throughout the month.

More Info Below

Holiday Dinners will feature Julie’s signature cocktails, a special menu of our favorite dishes (along with suggested wine flights) and holiday desserts like Figgy Pudding and Chocolate Lava Cake. Live piano music is planned. If the Covid-19 conditions permit, we will feature a quartet of Rittenhouse Singers performing a “mini-Wassail” concert on the Rittenhouse Inn’s grand staircase during dinner.

We’re also planning a virtual Wassail Concert for sometime in December. This will be a live stream event full of our favorite Wassail songs performed by the Rittenhouse Singers.

Our restaurant will be open Friday through Sunday during the winter season. We welcome groups, bus tours, holiday parties etc. and will do our absolute best to serve you in a safe, festive environment.

We are sorry to postpone Wassail Dinner Concerts for another year, but we’re acting with an abundance of caution for all the people we care dearly about, and especially you.

Warmest regards,

The Phillips Family

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.