Rittenhouse Inn

301 Rittenhouse Avenue, Bayfield, Wisconsin 54814
Innkeeper(s): Mark & Wendy Phillips
 

Tower Room at Le Chateau

This room features a stunning Lake Superior view. This sunny room is located on the second floor of the turret tower where it overlooks the manicured lawn, Lake Superior and Madeline Island. The curved windows and wood-burning fireplace are both visible from the cozy double bed. A spacious private bath features a tub shower. The home is cooled by central air during the summer months.

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Room IX

This is one of the Inn’s two spacious first-floor, handicap accessible rooms. It features a king bed, snuggly love seat and wood-burning fireplace. The whirlpool tub is placed on a pedestal, the area draped with a romantic curtain and lit by stained glass windows depicting Bayfield’s commercial fishing heritage. The private bath has a tub shower. Air conditioning adds to your comfort during the summer months. This room also has a single sofa sleeper to accommodate one additional guest. (A fee of $35/person/night applies.)

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Room VIII

This is one of the Inn’s two first-floor, handicap accessible rooms. It is spacious, has a king bed, wood-burning fireplace and private bath with a tub shower. Beside the whirlpool tub are two intricate stained glass windows reflecting the Phillips' love for music and the arts. The room is unique in that it has a private entrance from the porch. Air conditioning adds to your comfort during the summer months.

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Room VII

Added during the 1985 addition to the Inn, this popular room features an Oriental décor. Dark wood furnishings, rich colors and artifacts frame the king bed, wood-burning fireplace and whirlpool tub. The large private bath has a tub shower. Air conditioning adds to your comfort during the summer months.

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Room V

This is a moderately sized guest room complete with a four-post queen bed, wood-burning fireplace and whirlpool tub. The private bath has a tub shower. Subdued colors suggest a tranquil atmosphere. Air conditioning adds to your comfort during the summer months. This room also has a full size sofa sleeper to accommodate up to two additional guests. (Additional fee of $35/person/night applies.)

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Room IV

This guest room, the largest of the Inn’s original bedrooms, houses a magnificent, one-of-a-kind, king bed with handcrafted head and footboard. A stained glass window and chandelier add light and color to this room that also features a wood-burning fireplace and view of Lake Superior. The tiled private bath has a shower. Air conditioning adds to your comfort during the summer months.

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Room III

This room is second-floor, front and center…the front of the house facing beautiful Lake Superior and Madeline Island. It features a queen bed, original wood-burning fireplace and private bathroom with shower. The archway, textured ceiling and artsy wallpaper add visual interest to this original bedroom. Air conditioning adds to your comfort during the summer months.

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Room II

Furnishings of bird’s eye maple are highlighted in this original guest bedroom. A comfortable Queen bed and wood-burning fireplace add warmth to the gorgeous wood floors. Many sunny windows offer views of Lake Superior. The private bathroom has a shower. Air conditioning adds to your comfort during the summer months.

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Room I

This cozy guest room is one of the Inn’s four original bedrooms. With a Queen bed and private bath, it also features a breezy lake view, afghan for snuggling and a writing desk. Air conditioning adds to your comfort during the summer months.

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North Room at Le Chateau

This is a mid-size room decorated in sage and flowers with period antique furnishings. Both the plush queen bed and whirlpool tub overlook the romantic wood-burning fireplace. The private bath has a tub shower. A wall of bright windows overlooks the Chateau’s croquet lawn. The home is cooled by central air during the summer months.

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Master Suite at Le Chateau

This is a stately two-room suite with unobstructed views of Lake Superior. The bedroom features a king bed bathed in the golden glow of sunlight. Relax in the sitting room and relish the ambience of the wood-burning fireplace. The large private bath with tub shower is bright and airy. The home is cooled by central air during the summer months. This room also has a sofa sleeper to accommodate up to two additional guests.

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Northeast Room at Le Chateau

The focus of this cheerful room is a beautiful carved queen bedroom. Enjoy beautiful views of Lake Superior while relaxing on the sofa in front of your wood-burning fireplace. The private bath has a bathtub and shower. Stay cool with central air during the summer months

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South Room at Le Chateau

Take in the beautiful views of Lake Superior from the two gabled windows in this third-floor room. Enjoy watching your wood-burning fireplace from the plush queen bed or whirlpool tub. The deluxe private bath offers his and her sinks and a spacious shower. Stay cool with central air during the summer months.

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The Ballroom at Le Chateau

This stunning third-floor guest room was originally the Chateau’s ballroom. Enjoy a comfortable queen bed, cozy wood-burning fireplace and a wall of windows overlooking the gardens. The private bath has a bathtub and shower. Stay cool with central air during the summer months.

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Turret Suite at Le Chateau

This grand third-floor suite is the top of the turret tower, offering amazing views of Lake Superior and Madeline Island from both the sitting room and the bedroom. A gorgeous king-sized brass bed and wood-burning fireplace add to the charm of this beautiful suite. The private bath has a tub shower. The home is cooled by central air during the summer months.

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Rittenhouse Cottage

Enjoy privacy and spacious in our two-story private cottage. The first floor features a comfortable living area with a wood-burning fireplace and wet bar. The upstairs bedroom offers a king bed, two-person jacuzzi tub and shower. Enjoy relaxing on the front porch swing and stay cool in summer months with air conditioning. For families or small groups, the Cottage offers an additional back section with a King bed, full bath, and kitchenette. 

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Suite XII

The Moroccan Suite is our newest guest room, and one of the most popular. This magnificent third-floor luxury suite has Moroccan-influenced decoration including hand-hammered copper and brass lamps and fixtures, supple leather, intricate fretwork, decorative plants and tassels, animal print fabrics, colorful silks, and much more. Features include a double-sided gas fireplace, king size Tempur Pedic bed, private bath, partial lake views, and a two-person whirlpool tub.

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Suite XI

This spacious third-floor suite is one of our most popular. Entrance into the main room reveals a majestic king size bed, writing desk and two window seats offering views of Lake Superior and the wooded ravine. The deluxe private bath features black marble, his and her sinks, and a lavish steam shower. The second room of this amazing suite opens into a cathedral ceiling highlighted by an opulent crystal chandelier. A comfy leather sofa, whirlpool tub and wet bar are just a few of the amenities offered. Guests may enjoy a bit of sunshine and solitude on their own private deck. Air conditioning adds to your comfort during the summer months.

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Suite X

This spacious top-floor King suite, originally the home's ballroom, features the original tongue and groove wood interior, a seating area with a double-sided, wood-burning fireplace, and a massive window seat with sweeping views of Bayfield, Lake Superior, and the Apostle Islands. A double-seating whirlpool is located next to a private bath with tub shower. Ceiling fans and air conditioning add to your comfort during the summer. Room X also has a Queen size sofa sleeper to accommodate up to two additional guests. (A fee of $35/person/night applies.)
 

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Room VI

This spacious second-floor room delicately balances masculine and feminine features. Enjoy the luxury of your king bed and private bath. An overstuffed leather sofa is the perfect place to sip wine beside a glowing fire, while the corner whirlpool tub serves to relax and rejuvenate you. Air conditioning adds to your comfort during the summer months.

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  • Policies

    Deposits

    • A non-refundable deposit equal to the first night's lodging is required to secure a reservation. We accept Visa, Master Card, and Personal Checks.

    Cancellations

    • Cancellations at least 10-days prior to arrival are subject to a $25 fee. The fee is deducted from the deposit and the balance refunded in the form of a Rittenhouse gift card
    • Deposits for cancellations less than 10-days prior to arrival are non-refundable, unless the room is re-rented, in which case the lesser $25 fee applies and a Rittenhouse gift card will be issued for the remaining balance of the deposit
    • Early check-outs are considered cancellations and are charged at full rate, unless the room is re-rerented. Please double-check your dates and plan accordingly

    Saturday-Only Stays

    • Saturday-Only Stays incur a $35 fee

    Travel Insurance

    • Please note that the Rittenhouse Inn can not be responsible for unused rooms due to late or canceled airline flights, family emergencies, threat of bad weather and other travel-related mishaps, or for changes in plans which shorten your stay
    • Vacation Insurance is available from several providers online to inexpensively protect you against covered unexpected events
    • We recommend Travel Guard

    Special Event Deposits

    • A 2-night minimum stay is required for most special event weekends and some holidays. Sat-ONLY stays incur an additional $35 charge
    • A non-refundable deposit of $200 is required to secure a reservation for special events. Visa, Master Card, and Personal Checks accepted

    Special Event Cancellations

    • Cancellations at least 30-days prior to arrival for a special event are subject to a $25 fee. The fee is deducted from the deposit and the balance refunded in the form of a Rittenhouse gift card
    • Deposits for cancellations less than 30-days prior to arrival for a special event are non-refundable, unless the room is re-rented, in which case the lesser $25 fee applies and a Rittenhouse gift card will be issued for the remaining balance of the deposit

    Gratuities

    • 20% Server Gratuity is added to all dining parties of 6 or more
    • For Special Event packages, a fixed gratuity is added to the package price.This amount varies by length of stay and number of meals included in the package, and will be quoted when you make your reservation
    • Gratuities for housekeeping and/or front desk staff are appreciated, but not required

    No Pets

    • In consideration of our guests with pet allergies, we ask that you make other boarding arrangements for your pets during your stay with us

    Quiet Hours

    • In consideration of our other guests, we ask that those in whirlpool rooms limit use of jetted tubs between 10pm and 8am

    Smoke Free

    • The Old Rittenhouse Inn has a No Smoking policy throughout its dining rooms, guest rooms, and common areas
    • Smoking is allowed outdoors and on our porches. We thank you for your cooperation

    No Candles

    • For the safety of all our guests and to preserve our antiques and whirlpool surfaces, the Rittenhouse Inn strictly prohibits the use of candles in guest rooms.