301 Rittenhouse Ave
Bayfield, WI 54814-0584 US
Payment types accepted include Travelers Checks, Personal Checks, Master Card and Visa.
The types of beds available include King, Queen and Double.
Circa 1892. Two historic Queen Anne mansions, a guest house and a private cottage comprise this elegant Victorian inn and gourmet restaurant just a few blocks from downtown. Under massive gables, a wraparound veranda is filled with white wicker furniture, geraniums and petunias. The inn boasts 22 working fireplaces amidst antique furnishings. Well-appointed guest bedrooms and luxury suites offer a variety of romantic amenities that may include whirlpools as well as views of Madeline Island and Lake Superior. The two-story Fountain Cottage is just uphill. For breakfast indulge in baked muffins served with Rittenhouse Jams, Jellies and a cup of coffee accompanied by dishes such as Wild Bayfield Blueberry Crisp or Moonglow Pears Poached in White Zinfandel.Publicity and Awards: Wisconsin Trails, Midwest Living, National Geographic Traveler, Country Inns, Minnesota Monthly, Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Better Homes and Gardens, Lake Superior Magazine, Victoria, Minneapolis/St.Paul Magazine, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Milwaukee Journal, Wisconsin State Journal, Chicago Tribune.Location: Waterfront and Country.
Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast, Continental Breakfast included in room rate, Full Breakfast available for $8.50/houseguest and $11.50/person for walk ins.
Types of meals: Continental Breakfast, Continental Plus Breakfast, Full Breakfast, Full Gourmet Breakfast, Country Breakfast, Lunch, Gourmet Lunches, Dinner, Gourmet Dinner, Snacks/Refreshments, Room Service, Banquet Service, Catering Service, Restaurant on Premises, Wine, Weddings, Reunions and catered special events.
Amenities In Room: Air Conditioning, Reading Lamps, CD Player, Clock Radio, Coffeemaker, Desk, Hot Tub/Spa/Jaccuzi, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Bath Amenities, Wireless Internet Access, Whirlpool and Antiques.
Amenities On Site: Copy Machine, Phone, Fax, Fireplace, Handicap Access, Limited Handicap Access and Gift Shop.
Business Traveler Amenities: Desk, Wireless Internet Access, FAX On-site, Iron/Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, Gym Nearby and Flexible Check in/out Times.
“The whole decor, the room, the staff and the food were superb! Your personalities and talents give a great warmth to the inn.”
“This beautifully restored mansion was a pleasure to visit. The room was exquisite. With the double whirlpool and comfortable Tempur-Pedic bed, we almost never missed a TV. Although they do have WiFi and satellite radio. The breakfast included with our stay was quite satisfying, however a larger breakfast may be purchased if you are so inclined. The staff and owner were very knowledgeable of the area and its history. They also invited us to take a peek at the other unoccupied rooms. The only downfall to our stay was the expense. The rooms are quite a bit more than most B&Bs. As lovely as it is, this place will only be for special occasions.”
— Karen Schairer