Andrew Tate Building #200
With its high, "Boom town" false front and center gable, this rectangular clapboard building is one of the oldest remaining commercial structures in Bayfield. It was built in 1883 by Andrew Tate, one of the town's first settlers, who ran a drugstore on the site. A self-taught lawyer, Tate became a prominent civic leader. Over the years he held the post of school superintendent and county treasurer and served as Bayfield's first district attorney and its first judge.
First & Washington Condo #203
With a great downtown view of Basswood Island, First & Washington Condo #203 is just 1 block to the north from the main drag of Bayfield, WI called Rittenhouse Ave. Walk 1 block to the east and you will find the Madeline Island Ferry entrance and a beautiful beech! On the first floor of the Washington Condo's you will find The Captain's Spirits (wine, beer, & liquor) along with Superior Body Massage & Spa, and a Salon.
The Pilot House is the original location of the Island View Hotel 1897-1916 destroyed by fire. The Pilot house was built in and completed in 1994. Built by a contractor for his family, he would later sell The Pilot House and it was converted into a Bed and Breakfast about 2006. Each of the 4 Pilot House Rental Suites have private bathrooms with tub and showers, King Beds, Flat Screen TV's and the best views of the Lake, Harbor, and Madeline Island in all of Bayfield! With great views you do pay a small price, a very steep black top driveway. In 2016 Jack & Marie Armstrong purchased the Pilot House.