What an amazing place to stay! It was like going back 100+ years. The furnishings are absolutely authentic and the management and staff are wonderful. The sheets are the softest I have ever slept on -- and they sell them! I will definitely refer my friends to the Allyn Mansion and return myself.
Maureen was very friendly and nice. When we went to our room there was half a pot of cold coffee from previous people and one cup.. The back massage in the shower was broken and could not be used. The advertised whirlpool was the bottom of a shower with a door not really suited for adults. There was a noise in the wall that kept me up most of the night. Only one chair in the room for two people.. Breakfast was not as described. Pastries were a few slices of coffee cake,some fruit and small egg dishes. For over 200 dollars Ive had better breakfasts of biscuits and gravy,waffles, bagels,cereal etc complementary at hotels for less than 100 a night. Would not go back!!!
I had stayed here in 2002 when it was owned by the original owners. It was great then and is great now. The house has had some modern amenities added like radios and tablets in the room. Breakfast was delicious. The new owner was very accommodating. To my surprise one of the original owners still lives in the house. I highly recommend this B & B.
We booked for 2 nights in the Empire room and despite having high expectations, I was amazed that even these were surpassed. Randy and Tammie are amazing hosts, cooking the tastiest breakfasts. The house and room was so comfortable and beautiful, no matter how many times you enter a room something new stands out. Ron explained how his late partner had worked hard to renovate the property to as close to its origin, as possible, very successfully. A beautiful house, wonderful owners, great massage (upgrade its worth it!), amazing food. We arranged for the charcuterie plate and a bottle of port to be in our room on arrival, which was timed perfect and delicious. If you are looking for somewhere different to stay than the usual boring hotel rooms, this is the place!
We stayed for two nights. The room was very comfortable and the bed sheets and pillows were amazing. Was a very interesting place, got to take a tour of the house and learn about the history. Great breakfast, am Vegan and they did a great job accommodating me dietary needs. Would definitely stay here again.
This 1885 East Lake Victorian mansion is a treasure. The restoration that has occurred is remarkable. We enjoyed walking from room to room and viewing the finishes, the furniture, and the amazing painted ceilings. Highly recommended!
My husband and I stayed here for our Anniversary/Valentine's Day. It was wonderful! The Mansion is beautiful! The rooms have modern beds but because it is a Victorian Mansion the furniture in the rooms is not really comfortable, but there are so many other nice amenities it doesn't really matter. We just pretty much sat in the bed any time we wanted to just hang out. We got a free massage and purchased a few more to get to an hour for each of us which ended up being a very reasonable price thanks to the free one. We also enjoyed the nightly wine and beer and conversation with the manager of the Bed and Breakfast Randy. Breakfast was awesome! It can be sweet at times, but I have a sweet tooth so that didn't bother me as well. It is also a unique breakfast with a different twist on things. Randy is quick to accommodate any food allergies or particular preferences as well if they are made known. He also gives a great tour with historical background of the Mansion which is super enjoyable. I hope that we get to go back and I have been telling all my friends and family about it already!
There was no onsite dining, but we found a great place to eat less than a block away. The room was clean and comfortable and had lots of blankets and pillows, the fireplace was a nice touch but the room seemed to be the perfect temprature. The bed was comfortable and the shower hot and hard. Breakfast was great and the innkeeper was very friendly and chatty. It was peaceful and quiet which was very nice. We would definitely visit again. My wife and I had a very nice time here and really enjoyed our stay.
My girlfriend and I celebrated our anniversary here and Delavan/Lake Geneva is a great area for activities. The mansion is absolutely stunning; we just walked around taking pictures and exploring for hours. The only downsides: the fireplaces, which are shown as functioning on the website, do not actually work. Furthermore, the heat was broken in our room, so we were kinda chilly. They have this cool Sonos sound system in each room, but the problem is that there is nearly no music selection from it.. We couldn't find numerous popular artists which was a bummer. They also only give one free massage which is awkward if you're there in a couple.. Overall though we loved it, the food was fantastic, the place was so beautiful, and we hope to come back again.
Came up here with my girlfriend for a one night getaway. The inn is of very cool construction from the 1800's, and Maureen (the proprietor) was an absolute delight who continues to keep the inn in great shape. We spent a lot of time talking and getting to know more about Lake Geneva while enjoying the myriad artwork and decorations throughout the space. The William and Mary Room we stayed in had an awesome steam shower, plus a sweet, old Victorian style tub. Unfortunately, we didn't get to use the tub or whirlpool due to an issue with the water heater, but she's been having some work done on it. Before we checked out, Maureen cooked us a delicious breakfast with a full fruit spread, then gave us some deals to local spots to check out before we left. All in all, it was a lovely experience and we would love to stay here again.
The items in this home are amazing, a beautiful collection! The room William and Mary room was tremendous!! The barroom shower state of art with the charm of the claw foot rub- the owner pays so much attention to detail!! Everything you could want ice bucket with other accessories and coffee maker extra bathroom and bedroom linens provided all in the room!!!
We enjoyed a one-night stay at the Allyn Mansion during the holidays. The restored mansion is beautiful, both inside and outside, and we especially liked the house tour after breakfast. The cheese and wine/beer reception gave us an opportunity to mingle with other guests. Breakfast was very good and included a couple of items that we have not had at other B&Bs such as the oatmeal entrée. When I declined one of the courses because it did not meet my dietary requirements, Randy soon appeared with a substitute. A complimentary massage was given since none of the guest rooms have a whirlpool and there was even a guestbook in each room, similar to one that you would find in a hotel. Our room had beautiful stained glass windows and a comfortable bed. The mansion is conveniently located within a short walking distance to downtown shops, restaurants, and historic murals painted on buildings. Randy responded promptly and positively to several suggestions and comments we made after our stay. The B&B reopened under new management in the middle of 2015 and continues to undergo changes, improvements, and finetuning. We believe that ongoing and proposed changes will enhance stays at this beautiful property. I would definitely recommend an overnight here.
My husband and I had a great stay here. Reine was very accommodating and made our stay very enjoyable. The room was very charming along with the rest of the house. Beautifully decorated for Christmas. I would recommend the Eagle Centre House to anyone looking for a step into the past without sacrificing the luxuries of today. Thanks Reine!
We stayed at the Inn to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Each room has a lovely view overlooking Lake Como. Our spacious room had a vaulted ceiling, Jacuzzi tub, 3 sided fireplace, sitting area, refrigerator and coffeemaker. The continental breakfast in the morning was good.There's so much to do within couple miles, but the room and grounds are so beautiful, why leave? We had a wonderfully relaxing and romantic get-away!
My wife and I stayed in this beautifully restored 1880's era mansion for three nights recently and it was a real pleasure. Away from the crowds of Lake Geneva but a short drive there as well as to many of the other sites of the area. What makes this B&B special is the people. Tammy was a wonderful hostess and we were treated so well that we missed the pampering when we had to leave. Breakfasts were ample and delicious and they even took care of my vegan diet without a problem. The mansion itself is worth the trip and it is furnished with authentic period pieces throughout so take the time to stroll through it. The massage was quite nice also and I recommend that you get it. If you are looking at this area, stay here. You will not regret it.
We loved our experience at T.C Smith Historic Inn! A charming haven in a tourist town- delightful for a great get-away experience. Wonderful host, incredible price, perfect location. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a B+B in Lake Geneva area.
My husband and I had a great anniversary weekend. Service was awesome, food was wonderful and room was great. We received a great recommendation for and Italian dinner and they made reservations for us and told the restraunt about our anniversary so the restraunt also provided dessert. The mansion was beautiful, the October colors were great and we were 11 miles for Lake Geneva. We could not have asked for a more relaxing weekend.
Great one-night stay, LGBTQ friendly and affirming. Great atmosphere, unique rooms with rich history. Enjoyed tour of the mansion, delicious breakfast, and enjoyed the extra amenities like massages (Shelley was amazing!!) and cheese and beer in the tower (with a great view). Highly recommend and hope to return.
this place was wonderful. from tammy's greeting, to the massages by victor, to the delicious breakfast and historical information from randy the innkeeper and ron the owner of the house.... it was topnotch service from the get go. we stayed in the bishop's room. absolutely gorgeous. can't say enough good things about this place. stunning inside and out!
We had a very nice stay on a Thursday night and absolutely loved it! The owner and innkeeper are fantastic and have a plethra of history about the mansion and its past. We had also visited a B & B the night prior, and it was very nice as well. Make no mistake about this property, it is not just a "large house" B & B, this is a full blown mansion. Book it now!!