Recently I had the pleasure of staying at the Rittenhouse Inn, in Bayfield, Wisconsin for a weekend getaway. It turned out to be one of the best vacations I have taken in a long time.
It was a snowy day with temperatures hovering around zero. And a wind was blowing snow across the roads as we drove up to the northern peak of Wisconsin where Bayfield is. We arrived at 7:00pm and as we walked into the door we were greeted by the friendly innkeeper. He showed us to our lovely room with a view of Lake Superior.
It was winter so the lake was frozen over. It was also dark when we arrived so we could not see much but our room was so cozy and warm that we did not need to look out the windows.
On one wall of our room we had a lovely fireplace so we lighted it up and sat on the love seat facing the warm glowing fire. The furniture was antique yet comfortable.
We had a lovely sleep on our king-sized bed. In the morning we went down to breakfast and the waiter pampered us with a lovely breakfast of rolls, croissants, parfaits and coffee. That was just the beginning since we also had waffles, eggs and ham. The breakfast was a tasty surprise that filled us up and made us ready to take a winter hike.
We had a wonderful day of sightseeing in the below zero temperatures and when we were done we returned to our comfortable room. We were cold and so we fired up the fireplace and sat enjoying the warmth.
All of the workers at the Inn were so friendly and helpful that we felt as though we were welcome and appreciated. They seemed genuine as they helped make our stay a pleasant one.
As we were checking into the Inn on the first night the Innkeeper asked us when we would be down for breakfast. I thought it a strange question since I just wanted to sleep late and come down for breakfast when ever I was ready. As it turned out it was nice that we had a reservation because the housekeeper came and cleaned our room as we enjoyed breakfast. This was a nice service since we had a clean room right after breakfast and did not need to wait for our room to be cleaned.
The Rittenhouse Inn is a great winter destination. You can find out more at http://www.rittenhouseinn.com/.