Old Rittenhouse Inn

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Overview of Old Rittenhouse Inn

Old Rittenhouse Inn

3.5 star property
Bayfield Victorian B&B with restaurant

9.0/10 Superb

48 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
301 Rittenhouse Avenue, Bayfield, WI, 54814
Main amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Business center
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Concierge services
  • Wedding services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Free self parking

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About this area

About this property

Old Rittenhouse Inn

3.5-star historic bed & breakfast
Free full breakfast, a terrace, and a garden are just a few of the amenities provided at Old Rittenhouse Inn. The onsite restaurant, Bayfield Restaurant, features local cuisine. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a library and a business center.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Free self parking
  • Meeting rooms, tour/ticket assistance, and wedding services
  • Concierge services
  • Guest reviews say great things about the breakfast
Room features
All guestrooms at Old Rittenhouse Inn have comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:30 PM - 8 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property for check-in information
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant

What to do

  • Skiing nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services


  • 1 building/tower
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Special features


Bayfield Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Tourism fee: USD 2.12 per accommodation, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; masks are required in public areas.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Old Rittenhouse
Old Rittenhouse Bayfield
Old Rittenhouse Inn
Old Rittenhouse Inn Bayfield
Rittenhouse Inn
Old Rittenhouse Hotel Bayfield
Old Rittenhouse Inn Bayfield
Old Rittenhouse Inn Bed & breakfast
Old Rittenhouse Inn Bed & breakfast Bayfield

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Old Rittenhouse Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Old Rittenhouse Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Old Rittenhouse Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Old Rittenhouse Inn?
You can check in from 3:30 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Old Rittenhouse Inn?
No, this bed & breakfast doesn't have a casino, but Legendary Waters Casino (6-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Old Rittenhouse Inn and nearby?
Have fun with nearby winter activities like skiing. Old Rittenhouse Inn also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Old Rittenhouse Inn?
Yes, Bayfield Restaurant offers local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Wonderstate Coffee (4-min walk), Morty's (4-min walk), and Gale Force Coffee (4-min walk).
What's the area around Old Rittenhouse Inn like?
Old Rittenhouse Inn is a short 5-minute walk from Lake Superior and 6 minutes' walk from Apostle Islands Marina.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Jim, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent food , service and stay
Great staff and service. Lovely hotel. Only downside room was a bit hot and as we were in a room near the stairs there were a lot of chattering people saying good night to each other as they parted ways
John, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We were pampered as always, the Rittenhouse is a bed and breakfast second to NONE. Every detail is perfect. Fine dining with a multiple course, chef-made breakfast, amazing location, beautiful rooms. Best of the best.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I love Rittenhouse. It amazed me inside and out. Overall i love the place and the service
Restituto, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Over priced for what you get. For a BnB it was what I expected.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Very comfortable stay, friendly staff and decent food. Restaurant service was a bit slow.
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

OK, but not Fabulous!
We booked two nites at the Old Rittenhouse Inn in Room VII. The outside of the Inn was beautiful in the fall foliage and sunshine when we arrived. Breakfasts were nice too. Unfortunately the room itself was disappointing. The redeeming factor is that it was large with a king bed and had its own bathroom. Compared to other vintage B&Bs where we have stayed we found the decorating terribly dreary and totally dated with old-time bordered wallpaper and an usual collection of antique oriental fans on the walls instead of pictures. We knew that there would be a large 1980s-vogue jacuzzi in the room that we wouldn’t use. However, the online photos show a fireplace with a burning fire. Reality was a sofa pushed up against the fireplace so it could not be used even in October! There is no TV is the room, no mini-fridge nor a coffeemaker as is customary with a more upscale room. To perhaps maintain the period look of the Inn, if that is indeed the point of not having these amenities, all could be installed in the armoire in the room. Frankly with so many places in Bayfield closed due to Covid there is not much to do after 7:30 pm. So with no TV and difficult reading with the low wattage antique lamps we wished we had booked one nite instead of two. They also do not serve dinner now except on weekends. With the tired look and lack of fireplace warmth in the room Old Rittenhouse was OK, but when we come back we will stay elsewhere.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Location, Historic charm, with very attentive staff.
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful place. Did kinda miss a TV , as it was cold outside, so that limited things to do at night. And COVID limited restaurant availability. Very nice time.
Cynthia, 2-night trip
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