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Sail Away, Sail Away, Sail Away…

Couple enjoying the sunset on a sail boatSailing on Chequamegon Bay and around the Apostle Islands off Bayfield, Wisconsin can be a real treat any time from May to October. Join the Old Rittenhouse Inn and our partner Dreamcatcher Sailing for an excursion on Lake Superior you won’t soon forget! The Apostle Islands provide a spectacular backdrop for your sailing adventure. Depending on weather (and the weather changes often and quickly here in Chequamegon Bay), your captain may take you out into the bay or venture a little further out. Sailing participants have the choice of how much or how little to assist with the captaining of the vessel. You can getRead More »

GIRLFRIENDS, GOURMET MEALS & GORGEOUS VIEWS: A GIRLFRIEND GETAWAY IN BAYFIELD

Three Girlfriends Talk and LaughBayfield provides the perfect backdrop and host for your next girlfriend getaway. If relaxing is your top priority, Bayfield will deliver. If you’re seeking entertainment and fun, Bayfield has that too! Perhaps you’re looking for the perfect mix of all of the above, plus some unique shopping, good food, and picturesque views. We’ve got all that too! Begin your planning by booking the Rittenhouse Cottage offering sleeping for up to five, a full kitchen, two full baths, and all the privacy you need to relax and reconnect with friends. Book a massage through one of Bayfield’s spa services: Enso Wellness Spa, Superior Body & Massage,Read More »

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN BAYFIELD THIS SUMMER (Part two)

Bayfield and the Apostle Islands await you! As you plan your trip to northern Wisconsin on the shores of Lake Superior, keep these top 10 Things to Do in mind, as selected by Old Rittenhouse Inn staff as their favorites. Here, we continue on with numbers 6-10 from out Top 10 Things To Do in Bayfield. 6. Golfing Apostle Highlands Golf Course Check out those views! Perched atop the hill in Bayfield, the Apostle Highlands Golf Course offers both stunning views of the Apostle Islands, Lake Superior, and the upper peninsula of Michigan in the distance. Tee off for nine or eighteen holes and enjoyRead More »

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN BAYFIELD THIS SUMMER (Part one)

Bayfield awaits you! As you plan your trip to northern Wisconsin on the shores of Lake Superior, keep these top 10 activities in mind, as selected by Old Rittenhouse Inn staff as their favorites. 1. Biking and Chilling on Madeline Island Whether you opt to bring your bike, rent on Madeline Island (mopeds or pedal bikes) or just cruise over in your car, you’re sure to have a good time on Madeline Island. The Madeline Island Ferry will carry you across the 2.5-mile stretch of Lake Superior to the village of LaPointe. Spots like Tom’s Burned Down Café, Grandpa Tony’s, Madeline Island Food Truck, TheRead More »

BIG TOP CHAUTAUQUA BEGINS SUMMER 2017 CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENTS

New 2017 Shows Announced! It’s almost concert time! Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, just three miles from Bayfield, Wisconsin and overlooking Lake Superior, has released several names of musicians who will appear at the tent this summer. If you have visited Big Top Chautauqua, you know about the quality sound, beautiful starlit views, and the excellent of musicians awaiting you: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Blackberry Smoke, The Beach Boys, Asleep at the Wheel with Dale Watson, Here Come the Mummies, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Mary Black, Ziggy Marley, and Delbert McClinton, and many more. For those who haven’t been, wait noRead More »