Celebrating 35 Years in Business

As Wendy and I begin our seventh year as Innkeepers, we are excited to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Old Rittenhouse Inn and Landmark Restaurant. As a child, I can remember the “big move” from Madison to Bayfield (dad let me ride in the U-Haul with him) and how excited I was to live in … Read More

Wine Tasting This Weekend at Rittenhouse Inn’s Landmark Restaurant

Make plans to join in this weekend’s wine tasting events at Rittenhouse Inn’s Landmark Restaurant, celebrating 35 years in business in 2011. Friday night at 7pm, join special guest wine expert Gary Binter for a “Zinful” evening with all you can eat appetizers and five delicious red Zinfandels (with repours of your favorites!) At 1pm … Read More

Margarita Island Dinner – May 21, 2011

Whet your appetite for a weekend of fun! Our Margarita Island Dinner features a playful island theme. Fresh fruit flavors are showcased in the form of delicious coladas, margaritas, and mai tais. (see menu below) Saturday: Margarita Island Dinner, 6:30pm, $75 Chef Keen spent several seasons living and working in Hawaii. He brings his knowledge … Read More

First Impressions of Bayfield: 1969

I’ll never forget Mary and my first sight of Bayfield. It was a sunny, warm day in June, 1969, when Mary and I drove in from the south and were mesmerized by the lake. Sparkling like a million diamonds, we were spellbound. The town was quiet, not the tourist haven it has become. There were … Read More

No Fooling… All Rooms $99 w/Dinner This Weekend | Ferry to Mad Isle Running

The Ferry to Madeline Island is Running! Schedule subject to change due to ice/weather conditions. Monday – Friday Trips leaving Bayfield: 6:15 am, 7:30am, 9:15am, 1:45pm, 4:00pm, & 5:30pm Saturday – Sunday Trips leaving Bayfield: 7:30am, 9:15am, 1:45pm, 4:00pm, & 5:30pm. No Fooling! All Rooms $99 w/Dinner For prices listed below, $99 refers to the … Read More