17 Fabulous One-Stop Weekend Escapes
Bayfield, Wisconsin: Old Rittenhouse Inn
This Queen Anne mansion has luxurious rooms and suites with up-to-date amenities (minus TVs). Gas fireplaces, steam showers, whirlpool tubs and leather-padded window seats make guests feel pampered, while antiques and built-in bookshelves preserve the turn-of-the-last-century home's feel.
When you want to venture beyond your lodging, tiny Bayfield (population: 611) offers stunning views of Lake Superior and activities that include walking tours, bike rentals, kayaking and sightseeing boats to the nearby Apostle Islands. Make sure to work up a hearty appetite for the Rittenhouse Restaurant. The two-course dinner satisfies, but the five-course feast is splurge-worthy (888) 611-4667.