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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 dipper strawberries delivered to your room
• Concierge available pre-stay to assist with special touches and personal requests
• Lodging is additional.
*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.
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.
Wassail Dinner Concerts
A Holiday Tradition for Fortyfive Years
November 30 – December 22, 2019
Experience a magical holiday getaway in Bayfield and celebrate the spirit of the Christmas season with festive choral music and a holiday meal with all the trimmings. Old Rittenhouse Inn is decorated with pine boughs, twinkling lights, and a Concolor Fir Christmas Tree adorned with hundreds of antique ornaments.
Wassail Lunch (12-Noon) and Dinner (6:30pm) Concerts feature the Rittenhouse Singers, who perform throughout the dining room and the Inn’s main staircase. Highlights include the “Boar’s Head” and the traditional “Flaming of the Figgy Pudding.”
For Wassail Concert tickets and/or lodging reservations, call 715-779-5111
3-Course Luncheon Concerts ($50*) and 5-Course Dinner Concerts ($75*) are open to the public. *Tax, Beverage and 20% Server Gratuity are additional.
Special Rates Available to Groups Over 35
For information or to schedule a concert, contact Events Director Wendy Phillips.
Wassail Lodging Packages ~ $265 in addition to room rate
Reserve a one or two-night stay and add our Wassail lodging package to include seating for two at a dinner concert performance, a hearty breakfast for two each morning, server gratuities for these meals, sweets, champagne and a special gift from the Innkeepers delivered to your room. Call 715-779-5111
Red Wine Weekend
Feb 7-8, 2020
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!
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.
Call 715-779-5111 to Reserve
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, or to see the menu, visit our blog
Call 715-779-5111 to Reserve Your Spot!
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. 715-779-5111 or email: email@example.com
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!
Thanksgiving Dinner & Packages
Thanksgiving Dinner at Landmark Restaurant
Thursday November 28, 2019
Service from 12-Noon to 6:00pm. Reservations recommended
Spend Thanksgiving with your loved ones, not in the kitchen! Our 5-course holiday meal ($55) begins with hot soup and fresh bakery, followed by a choice of salad and a tart sorbet. Choose Traditional Roast Turkey with all the fixings, Smoked Ham or Grilled Salmon. The feast concludes with delicious homemade desserts and fresh-brewed coffee.
Thanksgiving Lodging & Dining Packages
Wed/Thur or Thurs/Fri
$165 plus room rate
Includes a sweet plate upon arrival, a hearty 2-Course Breakfast each morning, Thanksgiving Dinner for Two on Thursday, and gratuity for breakfast and dinner services.
5-Course Thanksgiving Dinner: $55/person; $27.50/child under 12-years
Open to the public Thursday, November 28th from 12:00PM to 6:00PM
Reservations are recommended: 715-779-5111
Sample Dinner Menu. Subject to change.
Chicken and Pastry
Sweet Potato – Butternut Squash Bisque
Mixed Baby Greens with a Champagne Strawberry Vinaigrette, Shaved Parmesan, Cracked Pepper & Balsamic Marinated Strawberries.
Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing, Boiled Egg, Bleu Cheese and Red Onion.
Slow Roasted Hen Turkey with Mascarpone Whipped yukons, Gravy, Cranberry Chutney & Asparagus.
Local Double Smoked Ham with Corn Souffle, Cherry Glaze, Cranberry Chutney & Asparagus.
White Wine Poached Salmon with warm Farro salad, Maltese Sauce, Cranberry Chutney & Asparagus.
Triple Chocolate Torte with Bayfield Raspberry Sauce
Panna Cotta with Bumbleberry Compote
House Wine – $25
Robert Mondavi Woodbridge – CA
Whites: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, White Zinfandel
Reds: Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon
Fruit, Cheese & Sweets Plates
Enjoy a variety of plates featuring a variety of sliced artisan cheeses and crackers, seasonal fruits and house made sweets.
Cheese & Cracker Plate – $15
Fruit, Cheese & Cracker Plate – $20
Fruit, Cheese & Sweets Plate – $29
Homemade Sweets – $16
An assortment of cookies, gourmet truffles, and/or chocolate confections await the arrival to your room. NOTE: Nuts are often used, so please notify staff if an allergy exists.
Champagne – $30
A chilled bottle of Chateau Ste. Michelle awaits delivery to your room upon request.
Fruit Plate (in season) – $15
With Bayfield’s plentiful fruit farms and orchards, enjoy a plate of seasonal fruit served with yogurt or whipped cream. Please inquire about availability. Choices may include fresh strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries, or sliced pears, apples or assorted melons and golden pineapple.
Call (715) 779-5111 to Book!
Roses or Flowers
A minimum of 48-hours advance notice is appreciated for flower orders which are delivered for placement in your room or at your dinner table. Prices vary by kind of flower and size of arrangement. Call for a quote. Delivery is $13.
Call (715) 779-5111 to Book!
Gift Certificates – from $25
Handcrafted Souvenir Mug
Hand-crafted by the artists at Deneen Pottery of St. Paul, MN, these souvenir mugs will stand up to heavy use for years to come. They are both microwaveable and dishwasher safe. Color options include:
Pick from a variety of colors.
Swirl mug with “R” Logo
These large, handmade Sunset Hill Stoneware Swirl mugs are one-of-a-kind, and feature our Old Rittenhouse Inn “R” logo. Perfect for your daily coffee or latte, they provide a great way to remember your visit to Bayfield. They are both microwaveable and dishwasher safe.Purchase
Book – Old Rittenhouse Inn Cookbook
American and French cuisines with a lakeside twist form the backbone of the Inn’s seasonally changing menu. This new cookbook shares favorite recipes and kitchen secrets alongside stories of the beloved mansion, its owner family and its visitors over four decades. Get a signed copy shipped to your door for just $24.95 plus tax and $6.50 shipping and handling. Total is $32.94/each. Buy OnlinePurchase
CD – Sing A New Song
The latest and greatest CD from the Old Rittenhouse Inn Singers is entitled “Sing A New Song.” This is the group’s third recording, and features 21 tracks of holiday music. The singers are supported by collaborative pianists and musicians including bassoon, hammered dulcimer, and bell choir. This release is hot off the press! Get your copy today.Purchase
House-made Hot Fudge
Old Rittenhouse Inn’s homemade Hot Fudge Sauce is made with bittersweet chocolate and a hint of coffee…perfect with ice cream treats and strawberries.Purchase
Ornament ORI Wreath
Take home a carved and hand-painted ornament featuring the Old Rittenhouse Inn in a snowy holiday setting complete with wreath.Purchase
Jam and Jellies
All preserves are made with Bayfield fruits and berries. Call us for the current assortment of stock.
Marmalades: Apple Cider, Blueberry, Swiss Pear, Strawberry-Rhubarb
Jellies: Strawberry, Wild Plum, Grape, Raspberry, Chokecherry
Jams: Cherry, Strawberry, Raspberry
Specialty: Gingered Strawberry with Rhubarb
Packaged in boxes of 2 or 4 jars.Purchase