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Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

I cancelled reservations over 4 months in advance of my stay and only $145.00 of my $165.00 was credited back to my credit card. I sent three emails to them asking that they please advise why I was charged the $25.00 and received no response. I ended up calling them directly. They explained that there was a $25.00 non-refundable cancellation...

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Old_Rit_Innkeeper, Manager at Old Rittenhouse Inn, responded to this review

We regret the reviewer's take on our cancellation policy, which has been in effect for over 20 years. This information is listed clearly on our web site. It is shared again when guests make a reservation (either online or by telephone). It is also found in all our confirmation letters, which every person who reserves a room receives. As stated,...

Appleton, Wisconsin
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Very nice B and B. Lots of stairs to most rooms. Very nice rooms, beautifully decorated and very comfortable rooms. Some very large handsome average size. Some rooms with great views. Ate breakfast three mornings and dinner two evenings. All nice but given number of people staying at the B and B some limitations of choice. Service was good. Within...

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Old_Rit_Innkeeper, Manager at Old Rittenhouse Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We're pleased you enjoyed the rooms and views at Old Rittenhouse Inn. One of our biggest assets is location: Bayfield, WI is a lovely little town that also happens to be the gateway to the Apostle Islands and Lake Superior. We are grateful for your visit and hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

The guest rooms are lovely, very comfortable bed, breakfast was divine, hubby, who never eats breakfast and came down just to keep me company, loved it. It's far enough up the hill from mythe Lake to offer truly Superior views, but not so far that it's a struggle to walk. Park your car and stroll down to the shops, no...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

Beautiful building w/ amazing views, friendly staff, and a central location. Both dinner and breakfast were fabulous. We just wished we would have thought to enjoy our champagne and sweets plate on the porch instead of the room. Just can't get sick of that gorgeous lake view!

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Reviewed 24 October 2015

Great place for a quiet getaway. No phones or tv. Very comfortable rooms with a charming atmosphere. The dinner was wonderful. The breakfast was out of the ordinary and delicious. The staff tried very hard to accommodate any special requests and to make our stay pleasurable and comfortable.

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Eagan, Minnesota
Reviewed 22 October 2015

My wife Lynne and I have come to know the Inn as the best place for any getaway purpose. From spacious comfortable rooms to the incredible dinners and breakfasts, one could not enjoy a stay more than we did. We have visited for a few of our anniversaries and are constantly amazed at the superb service and caring from everyone...

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
Reviewed 15 October 2015

My husband and I have stayed at the Old Rittenhouse Inn twice. We always really enjoy our stay. The food is some of the BEST we have ever had and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. There are great views of Lake Superior from the Inn. We always stay in room XI, it is the best room in the...

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Arlington Heights, IL
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Our one night stay in the converted ballroom of room X was exquisite. It was wonderful to be part of B & B history, staying in the first of its kind in Wisconsin. And what a gem! We were warmly welcomed by a family member, like we were family. The location of this home on the hill affords epic views...

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Carbondale, Illinois
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

Stayed at the sister property LaChateau Boutin both times and is so private. You are definitely on your own as you would want to be at such a lovely mansion. If you needed anything there was someone always right there to help. Even leaving the person doing the gardening helped us with our luggage. Thank you to him! Wonderful breakfast...

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North Carolina
Reviewed 29 September 2015

If I was back in the area, I would definitely stay here again. Lovely, historical house. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The shower wasn't very tall, but that's one of the quirks of an old house. So, the best part? Breakfast. It was freaking awesome! Even if I wasn't staying here, I would have breakfast here. The parfait, biscuits...

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Old_Rit_Innkeeper, Manager at Old Rittenhouse Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and especially the included breakfast. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to your return.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Old Rittenhouse Inn is Bayfield, Wisconsin's first Country Inn Bed & Breakfast and gourmet restaurant offering 20 guest rooms in 2 Victorian homes and a private cottage. Accommodations include wood-burning fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and spectacular views of Lake Superior. A full service restaurant offers breakfast, brunch, and dinner, and showcases regional cuisine in season. The Inn is located blocks from Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands. This year-round getaway offers seasonal rates and special events. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Old Rittenhouse Inn

Address: 301 Rittenhouse Ave., Bayfield, WI 54814
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Bayfield
Price Range: $256 - $412 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Old Rittenhouse Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“defiantly want water view room”
 of 5 bubbles amfisher, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“This room has lots of a space and window nook with lots of cozy pillows and small view of Lake Superior”
 of 5 bubbles soniafA3751RE, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Moroccan Suite is most fabulous, but you'll get a very comfortable night in Room 1 too without the frills.”
 of 5 bubbles MattyD33, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 2 & 4 are the last rooms that are going to be updated. Rooms on the east side face towards the lake & Madeline Island.”
 of 5 bubbles cihafamily, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Our favorite is room IV in the Old Rittenhouse”
 of 5 bubbles bassbiz, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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