The location of this B&B is ideal. A close walk (2-10 minutes) to good food, shopping, and the lake! The Inn has a welcoming, warm, comfortable feeling. Our room was beautifully decorated with Victorian furniture, clean, quiet, relaxing and it felt very private. Breakfast was fresh fruit, juice, pastry, and Maureen's special egg dish. Delicious! If you're looking for a place to stay, look no further, this is it!!!!!
My boyfriend and I stayed here right before Christmas, and had a wonderful time. The walk to downtown was very short, and the shops were very cute and decorated. A lake is also nearby which was fun to walk around. The breakfasts were phenomenal, and we got to eat them in our room in bed as we watched our favorite show on the complementary iPad. The free wine and cheese was a very nice touch as well. --Allison Schedin
The Bailey House in Williams Bay is a beautiful home with a wonderful history. The hosts Karen and John are very gracious and fun to chat with. Their breakfasts are something right out of a gourmet magazine. The rooms were as advertised and the home and grounds are all beautiful. We stayed in The Smythe Suite and it was even bigger than the pictures implied. We have stayed at quite a few B&B's over the years and while the homes have been from good to great, the meals are sometimes lacking but not here. This was all good and in a nice quiet community a small ways from Lake Geneva.
A couple of times a year my wife and I get away for a 24 hour date. We have gone to a variety of very nice places. We have to say this is the most beautiful place we have ever stayed. The restoration and the decoration of the home was absolutely gorgeous. The only thing more beautiful in the home was my wife. The house alone is enough reason to stay at Allyn Mansion. But to add to the stay, our hosts were also wonderful. From a pleasant tour of the home to the wine reception to the breakfast to the wonderful conversations our entire stay made us feel like we were truly welcome. The people make this place as much as the home makes the stay. Finally, all the extras are wonderful also. The beds and sheets are luxurious and comfortable. The amenities are marvelous and only improving. We look forward to future stays at the Allyn Mansion. Thank you for a great getaway.
Well I can't say enough about the Lazy Cloud. We have been going since 2007 we are at 39 stays so far. The staff is wonderful and I have made so many friends there. The food is outstanding. The rooms are so clean and neat never once have we had a problem. The grounds are very well kept up. I can't think of one thing bad to say about the Lazy Cloud. 39 stays and counting pretty much sums it up. Can't wait to go back this summer. Keep up the great work everyone.
Enjoyed our stay, it has wonderful charm and the rooms are all unique! The breakfast was delightful, and if you enjoy coffee come here it is the best! The breakfast is served on fine china! We were the first guests as the mansion re-opened and more amenities are to come such as a spa etc. Plan to visit again, and very near Lake Geneva area!
All the previous reviews regarding this place drew us to the Inn. What a beautiful romantic getaway in one of the most beautiful towns in the state of Wisconsin. Every modern amenity is available and you will feel like you have the home to your self. Walking distance from every bit of shopping and entertainment available. Quite, cushy King size beds with 5 star linens. A large jet tub, WIFI, cable, I could go on and on! We are going back in Autumn 2015 for our wedding anniversary and we are actually going to look to buy property there for our summer home! Maureen the Mistress of this Victorian Home is very sweet kind and gentle and does a 5 Star breakfast as well. YOU WILL BE ENCHANTED! Some pluses... Whirlpools Fireplaces Period rooms Very close walk to the beach of a 5500 acres crystal clear Lake GENEVA! 5 Star Italian Restaurant & 5 Star Breakfast Restaurant 1 block away 2 ski resorts nearby
My husband and I have stayed at many bed and breakfast inns throughout the years and truly consider T.C. Smith Historic Inn as one of our favorite.The location is perfect with nearby shops and excellent restaurant one block away.The owner Maureen made our stay a wonderful experience. It is wonderful get-away close to Chicago. Winnie and Rich
Our stay at the Pleasant Street B&B could not have been any better! It was the perfect place to surprise my love for his birthday. The accommodations were excellent, the food was fabulous and fresh and Randy offered excellent customer service and hospitality. We would definitely stay there again and again! Thank you for everything Randy!
I stumbled across this B&B and am so grateful for doing so. Our stay was phenomenal with a romantic, well appointed room, terrific food (the truffles are a must), and warm hospitality. I had no idea such a fantastic place was so close to home. We shall return again and again and my wife and I highly recommend this B&B.
My boyfriend and I wanted three days away from Chicago, and to try new things. So we went to Lake Geneva, after researching a few B&Bs, I came across T.C. Smith. The location is great, the house was beautiful, and the food was delicious! Maureen was a great innkeeper!! She was waiting at the door for us and very friendly! The inn had a vintage feel with updated features. We stayed in the Belle Marie Room, which featured a king size bed, double sized jacuzzi tub, and separate shower. The bed was very comfortable with a lot of pillows as well as blankets which was a nice touch. Since we went in winter not knowing all of the shops close around 5 pm, we were in our room earlier then we are used to, we were happy she did have wifi as well as cable as to some inns didn't have these options. The breakfast she made was so good! She changed things up each day and made everything from scratch! With my boyfriend being a chef he really appreciated that!! She allows you to pick your breakfast time so we were able to sleep in, and she had fresh fruit, hot coffee, and orange juice everyday on the table before we came down. She made egg soufflé one morning with three different meats, and five different cheeses as well as pastries. The second morning she made french toast and sausage, as well as pastries, that she makes herself. When we checked in she also checked to see if we had any dietary restrictions. She also adds great conversation during breakfast! Over all great experience and would love to come back!! Maureen was a wonderful innkeeper, who made us feel welcome and comfortable!! She gave us both a big hug and said she would love us to come back in summer!! That we will!
Delighted with the T.C. Inn and Innkeeper Maureen! The home is very cozy with lovey antiques all throughout the home! Super clean and breakfast was scrumptious. Egg Sou-flee. I had two they were so good. Delicious "homemade" coffee cake. Felt very at home in Maureen's charming B&B.
We loved staying in a place with such history. Maureen was very gracious and shared much of the background about the inn. The room was filled with wonderful antiques and pictures. Thanks for being so interesting and giving us a wonderful breakfast.
My husband and I recently spent a night in Lake Geneva at T.C. Smith House which is perfectly located for walking anywhere in town or along the beautiful lake shore. Maureen was a gracious host and served an outstanding breakfast. This is a very clean, quiet home.
My lady and I thoroughly enjoyed it. As soon as we arrived, felt welcome and warm. Lovely, nostalgic place, lovely sounds of classic wood floors. Breakfast were simply works of art each day. Convenient to Lake Geneva and right across from Yerkes Observatory which John recommended. The conversation at breakfast was a highlight. Fireplace was awesome, huge whirlpool tub. Of course, a house this age has minor things that could be updated but they care for it lovely and they more than make up for some updated "finishings" at other places.
We stayed at T.C.Smith mid week at the end of July, 2014. We were blessed with excellent weather. Lake Geneva was hopping and fairly crowded at that time, but never uncomfortably so. T.C. Smith has the perfect location! Three short blocks from the center of town -- an easy walk to everything in town, and painless on-street parking at all times. We stayed in the Belle Marie room. Every amenity was thought of. The bath with large whirlpool tub was just perfect. The room, and the house in general is filled with antiques and fine art. Maureen, the owner and hostess, lives on site. We have stayed at seven B&B's now, and we have found this much preferable to B&B's where the owner is not around. The room, and the house in general is filled with antiques and fine art. Maureen has been collecting for a long time, and she has a story about every item. Maureen has also been operating a B&B in lake Geneva for many years, so she is full of history and other useful information about the town and surroundings. Maureen is the perfect concierge. She steered us to some great eating places. Maureen's breakfasts were just great, and got us started off so well, we had no need to explore some of the well reviewed breakfast places in town. We couldn't have had a better hostess. We have no hesitation thinking of coming back again, or in recommending T. C.Smith to you.
Awesome, awesome, awesome. This b&b has a great atmosphere , is relaxing and quaint. Owners were exceptional at letting you come and go as you please.breakfast was wonderful both times we ate there. Excellent conversation! Would definitely recomend the bailey house to a friend.thanks for a wonderful stay!
I loved this little quaint diamond in the rough. Wasn't familiar with B&Bs in general and found TC on yelp. Saw the great reviews and booked that day. Maureen was amazing and misty was super friendly. Food was great! Mmm! And last but certainly not LEAST! the rooms were adorable and romantic. My boyfriend and I WILL be returning! Beats ANY other accommodation by a landslide! -Xenny & Eric
We spent one night at this B&B and were very pleased with all but one aspect of our room. There was no chair or table or dresser top where we could put some of our belongings. This included the bathroom. Two pieces of furniture in the bedroom were totally covered with "stuff". It was inconvenient to have our suitcase on the floor. The place was very clean, our breakfast delicious and the owner-host is a charming woman.
Maureen truly has thought of everything! From luxury bath accommodations to restaurant-quality breakfasts, T.C. Smith Historic Inn is everything we had hoped for in a bed and breakfast and more. Maureen made us feel welcome and at home and was very knowledgeable addressing any questions or concerns we had about the area. We also enjoyed the comfort and nostalgia that the wide selection of VHS tapes provided. It was also nice to be able to switch to cable on the lovely modern TV if we were so inclined. Make sure to let her know if you are planning to attend any of Lake Geneva's special attractions...she just may have coupons to save you some money!
The rooms were very elegant rooms with a lot of antique furniture that had rich character. I especially liked the art work that was displayed. The service was impeccable! Maureen is the nicest lady, willing to accommodate her guest needs 24/7. The value was great, to be able to stay within walking distance of the lake and all the activities that go on around in the area was so nice. We didn't have to deal with parking all we had to do was put on our shoes and go. Her rooms were very clean and kept. The dining was wonderful. Maureen just asked us what time we wanted to eat and at that time, she laid out a great spread of fresh fruit, homemade coffee cakes, coffee, juice and homemade entrées that were all warm and fresh. It was delicious!