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Couples Getaway in Bayfield: ROMANTIC WEEKEND ITINERARY

happy couple by the waterAre you looking for a weekend away? Plan a romantic couples getaway in Bayfield, WI! To help with your planning, we've come up with the the perfect itinerary. Day 1 Arrive around mid-day and kick of your couples getaway in Bayfield with lunch at the Fat Radish. Take in the views and an adult beverage from the Bayfield Inn’s rooftop deck overlooking the Bayfield harbor Meander through Bayfield’s many shops – you’re sure to find the perfect gift, souvenir, or next best piece of clothing Check in to the Rittenhouse Inn where your comfortable and luxurious room awaits you – perfect for a nap! RelaxRead More »

Bayfield Vocabulary: 8 Words And Phrases Every Visitor Should Know

People visiting the Ice Caves in BayfieldIf you’ve been to Bayfield before, you may already be familiar with these phrases, or perhaps you heard them, but never knew exactly what was meant. We are here to help you out with your Bayfield vocabulary and make you feel like a local – just in time for your next trek north. When visiting Bayfield and the surrounding area, here are a few phrases and vocabulary words with which you may want to be familiar: 1. Chequamegon (prounounced “shi-wa-me-gone”) is a Ojibwe word meaning “place of shallow water” referring to the Chequamegon Bay on which Bayfield sits. The Red Cliff Reservation, home to theRead More »

Visiting Madeline Island – These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things

Le Chateau is visible in this shot taken from the Bayfield dockIf your trip to the Bayfield Peninsula and Chequamegon Bay is planned for June – October, you’ll want to be sure to venture to beautiful Madeline Island. One of the 22 Apostle Islands, Madeline is the largest (about the same size as the island of Manhattan) and the only one not part of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Transportation to and from the island is via the Madeline Island Ferry Line in the spring, summer, and fall and by ice road in the winter – on the years when the temperatures freeze at least the water in the bay. A few of our favorite thingsRead More »

Wisconsin Babymoon Bliss: Six Highlights Of A Babymoon Retreat

Bayfield Wisconsin KayakingAs you prepare for your next adventure in parenting, why not plan a babymoon retreat to the Old Rittenhouse Inn and the Bayfield Peninsula?  For expectant parents, the Chequamegon Bay area can provide all the elements needed to relax and enjoy one-on-one time before baby arrives.  Here are six highlights awaiting you: HIGHLIGHT #1: Not having to cook while enjoying spectacular food. The Old Rittenhouse Inn’s Landmark Restaurant is known for its spectacular food, enjoyed from dining rooms overlooking Lake Superior and Madeline Island.  A scrumptious breakfast is part of all lodging, served in the dining room in two courses.  Dinner can be enjoyed asRead More »

Orchards, Wineries, And Views: 7 Reasons To Visit Bayfield in the Summer

Elevated view of Bayfield peninsula in fall with marina, lake Superior, and the Apostle Islands in the backgroundWith orchards, wineries, great views and more, Bayfield in the summer is the perfect time for a getaway to the area. Here are 7 reasons you should visit Bayfield in the Summer: 1.Fresh strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries that fall off the bush and into your hand… Need we say more?  Bayfield’s variety of fruit and berry orchards offer plentiful choices for you-pick or ready-picked fruit, stunning views of Lake Superior and the surrounding landscape, opportunities for shopping, picnicking, and special events. 2. For the wine lover or those just looking for a peaceful way to spend a lovely afternoon, Bayfield offers three wineries for tastingRead More »