2.0 on April 13, 2016
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!!!
Thank You for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry you were not happy with your visit to the inn. When you were here you seemed happy with everything. I have called you today to reach out to you to offer you a complimentary visit to the inn. I hope to hear from you soon, although there is not a time limit on the offer to stay at no charge. We did have a real nice visit at breakfast. I was so surprised you were so unhappy with the breakfast. I could have prepared anything you asked for at the time. I would like to add a response to some of your other issues. I'm sorry about the coffee pot issue. I had a guest in that room the night before who checked out late from your room. In my haste in completing all the cleaning I failed to go over my daily checklist before your early arrival. The whirlpool is a standard size whirlpool and standard size door within the elaborate bathing system that is shown on the website. The massage system was not broken. I pointed it out to you that I had recently changed the caulk and mentioned that I would prefer if you did not use the back massage because of a possible leak. So sorry about the single chair in your room. I hoped you would have relaxed in the dining room or the sitting area. I am unaware of any sound in the wall. The rooms are occupied quite often and this is the first time I have heard this. I suspect it was something that I was unaware of. I was home through the day and evening and hoped you would have told me about the noise. The breakfast buffet I served you was 2 egg souffle each, 7 different fruits served individually so you could choose your favorite, yogurt, nuts and a larger tray of pastries consisting of three different types of specialty breads and homemade pastries, choice of juices and coffee . All the food we prepare at the inn is homemade and baked from scratch. The many choices of fruits are always organic. I was unable to serve the asparagus as I usually do because it was unavailable at the three markets I shop at. I always cook from scratch in our kitchen and ovens. Also, we never serve pre-prepared food items like frozen waffles, pancakes and biscuits with gravy. When you make your date to come for your complimentary stay, I will prepare what you request at the time you make your reservation. While you were here you seemed happy with your stay. Next time you return for your complimentary visit I will give you the Belle Marie room which has a king size bed and the huge whirlpool with the separate marble spa shower. That room has a fireplace, television and movie player as well. I am sure you both will be very happy . Talk to you soon. 262-248-1097 Take Care, Maureen
4.0 on March 07, 2016
The room was spotlessly clean and breakfast was delicious. Would have liked a common seating area, though.
Thank you for taking the time to complete a review of the inn. Please tell me more about a common seating area you would of liked to enjoy at the inn. I'm not quite sure what you meant. Maybe I can improve on that idea. Thank You for your suggestion. Talk to you soon. Maureen
5 on February 23, 2016
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.
I'm happy to hear you had such an enjoyable time on your getaway to the Inn. The weather has been great this year, chilly during the week but a nice warm-up each weekend. What Fun! The fact that the Tuscan Bar & Grill is only 1/2 block East is marvelous. Most of the guests enjoy at least one dinner during their stay at my favorite place to eat away from home. A super place to relax with a short stroll back to the Inn. It was fun telling you about all the places that you wanted to see in the town. After your next visit , you will feel like the Inn is your own second home. See you next time. Take Care, Maureen
4.2 on February 08, 2016
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.
Anyway I'm glad the steam bath work well for you. Of course, like you said , now you will always want a steam bath. No more baths. The plumbers came on Monday, found and removed the little tiny stones that were blocking the filter on the hot water for the whirlpool. They put in a variation of a separate clean out so I can check myself on a regular weekly basis so the little stones or sand don't clogged the filter. As you can see I'm still learning new ideas of providing great service even after 30 years at innkeeping . The next time you both come to the inn, I am upgrading you to the Belle Marie room so you can go swimming in the enormous whirlpool in that suite. I hope you use all those Groupon certificates I gave you for the Milwaukee area As you said, see you very soon. Take care, Maureen
5 on February 08, 2016
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!!!
I love to hear that my guests love all the historical items at the Inn from the man's collar box and stays to the linen sheets and pillowcases. How marvelous it would be if we could really return to owning the finer things in life rather than polyester. OK! LOL Actually I'd have trouble getting all the linens pressed since I do not own a mangle. Many of the guests would not know what job a mangle actually does.See you again soon. Maureen
3.6 on January 18, 2016
Went for a weekend overnight stay for a break from work and typical routine.
the weather, I can turn up the outside temperature so you can enjoy more of our great city and the fabulous gardens of the historic inn.
4.0 on January 03, 2016
Beautiful house, Maureen is fantastic. Food was incredible.
4.8 on November 17, 2015
Had a very lovely stay. Maureen was very friendly and made a delicious breakfast. We will be back again.
5 on October 24, 2015
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.
4.2 on October 01, 2015
An interesting home in a convenient location. Maureen is a wonderful hostess with great food and good suggestions.
5 on September 24, 2015
Maureen is so kind, she went out of her to make our stay wonderful. The room was beautiful and cozy, I was very comfortable and slept great :D
4.6 on September 12, 2015
Didn't expect a place this nice that accepts dogs. Proprietor Maureen goes out of her way to make you feel welcome - she made great friends with us and our dogs. Absolutely lovely house and room. Amazing bathroom with Jacuzzi and multi-head shower. Yummy breakfast with best French toast on the planet, also fresh berries with cream - everything homemade. Nice location close to everything in Lake Geneva town. Would definitely go back again.
Thanks you so much for taking the time to write a review. You were an amazing couple with two fabulous dogs. They were almost human talking to their grandma. Next time I can dog sit White Sox when you take August to herding trials, so the dogs do not get upset with each other. Hope to see all of you this fall. There is always a different menu but I can make the home made bread and french toast again too. Stay healthy. Maureen
3.8 on September 06, 2015
The stay was great. Froom was quite and comfortable. We liked the scented candles and plenty of hot water to fill the tub. Very nice breakfast of fruits and coffee cake with egg soufflé. Hopefully kids will let us do this again!
4.4 on September 01, 2015
My husband and I stayed here for one night in August and loved it! Maureen is such a lovely lady who helped us book a boat trip and with other info. We also got a room upgrade so could enjoy the amazing bathroom! I can totally understand why people rate her dining so highly as the breakfast spread was fabulous and her cooking skills were second to none. We would definitely recommend a stay at this B&B.
5 on August 31, 2015
My family and I stayed at the T.C. Smith B&B for my wedding. The house was beautiful! So many gorgeous details. Maureen was wonderful and the breakfasts were delicious. I would most definitely recommend this inn to anyone! :) jenny, mark, jonah, & mazey
Fun Weekend with your family and guests. I enjoyed Jonah very much. He was such a little gentleman. He was the best guest with his love of "the best french toast he ever had" Please don't wait until your anniversary to come again. Best luck house hunting. Take Care, Maureen
5 on August 23, 2015
Maureen was a gracious, warm and very accomdating host. Her homemade breakfasts were great and always included fresh fruit plus endless coffee and tea. The room was beautifully furnished and we loved the whirlpool tub! Me, my husband and our dog Charlie can't wait to come back!
5 on August 11, 2015
Maureen was extremely nice and courteous. This is our 2nd time visiting and she remembers facts mentioned previously. The breakfast was very delicious also.
I was happy to see both of you again. Although it has been almost a year since you were here, I really remember so much about each guest. The guests are part of an extensive expansive family of mine. I feel part of your successes and take care in less than memorable experience. I'm expecting you very soon in October. Until then, take care, MAUREEN
5 on August 06, 2015
My husband and I chose T.C. Smith Historic Inn for a quick one-night getaway a few days after our wedding. It was one of the best choices we made! First, we were drawn to T.C. Smith because it was dog-friendly and we were able to bring our 45lb dog along for the vacation. Maureen, the owner, was warm and friendly but did not encroach on our time when we wanted to relax and be by ourselves. The largest room, the Belle Marie, had a wonderful whirlpool and we were also only a block off of the main street in Lake Geneva and a few blocks walk to the lake. Maureen also prepared a five-star homemade breakfast and was a gracious hostess. We would recommend T.C. Smith Historic Inn for a Lake Geneva getaway!
5 on August 04, 2015
Dear Maureen, Thank you for sharing your home with us. Your Granddaughters were precious and we enjoyed meeting them. Our room was very comfy and you really thought of everything. The breakfast was outstanding. We've stayed at many B&Bs and your's is one of the best. Most of all we enjoyed meeting and swapping stories with you. If we come to your area again we will definitely stay with you. Wendy and Bill E.
Thank You for all the compliments. There are always stories to share around the buffet breakfast. Maybe someday soon I will be lucky to have Doire and Mary Elizabeth helping me in the summertime. My older granddaughters helped about twenty years ago with the wastebaskets, candy supplies and personal bath and spa items. The whole concept will make experiencing bed and breakfast more fun. Til next time, MAUREEN
5 on August 01, 2015
We stayed two nights in the William and Mary Room and Maureen was such a gracious host. The meals were outstanding and she makes you feel so welcome. One big advantage Is that the Inn is within walking distance to shops and the lake. We would recommend the B and B to anyone who is planning a visit to the Lake Geneva area. Judy and Ron Jerome
5 on July 07, 2015
I took my mother, aunt and sister for a night to celebrate Mother's Day. Maureen was very nice and made our stay enjoyable. She made a delicious breakfast. It was a pleasant experience.
5 on June 29, 2015
We were in town for a romantic getaway (anniversary) as well as participation in a triathlon held that weekend. Maureen contributed to the success of both of these disparate activities, from providing a good dinner recommendation and a quiet, comfortable environment to accommodating the race schedule with a late breakfast (and the food was excellent). Walking distance to town, the inn provides a great spot from which to operate regardless of what you're doing in the Lake Geneva area. Would recommend, and will stay there again!
5 on June 26, 2015
Warm and inviting and wonderful food. Even asked about what my picky eater husband likes and doesn't like! Highly recommend!
5 on June 23, 2015
Thanks Maureen for another great stay at the Inn. Our stay this time was another prefect end to our weekend get away. The Inn was a welcome and comfortable stop for us on our way back home from a weekend in Door County. It is really great to have a place we can stop and rest for the journey back home the next day. I as always am looking forward to our long vacation in the Fall. The Inn remains our favorite place to start our long vacation to Wisconsin in the Fall and a great place to end the vacation on our way home. You have always made these vacations great. We are looking forward to our 18th year of coming to Wisconsin the coming Fall. Thanks for making all of our trips to Wisconsin a great place to start. I could have chosen to stay anyplace in Lake Geneva, but I have zero desire to stay anywhere else in Lake Geneva other than T.C. Smith Inn. Thanks to you and all that you have done for us when we have been at your Inn Maureen. Vi Lighthall and Max(dog) Lighthall Vi Lighthall and Max(dog).
AS always, thank you for all the compliments to the inn and myself. This year was special too since I was able to join you for dinner. Max is like one of my grandchildren that comes to visit me several times a year. You know sometimes he does not want to even get in your vehicle to go home. am so much looking forward to your arrival in the fall again to celebrate your wedding anniversary. Some weekends, I have so many people celebrating anniversaries that I could have named the inn "The Anniversary Inn". See you in a few months. Until tenh, take care, Maureen
5 on June 16, 2015
Great place the rooms were clean and comfortable The food was great Maureen was very friendly and informative and accomidating I would highly reccomend this place to any one
5 on June 04, 2015
We could not have asked for better accommodations -- everything was top-notch! A charming property within easy walking distance to the downtown and lakefront. Our room was beautifully decorated with a nice spacious bathroom. Breakfast was superb and put the finishing touch on an extremely relaxing weekend. We highly recommend and will DEFINITELY be back. Thanks, Maureen!
Thank you so much for the Top Notch rating. My goal is to have all my guests feel welcome and comfortable in every season of the year.
5 on May 19, 2015
Hospitality and charm! The room we stayed in was darling and we will be back. We had a lovely stay!
5 on May 18, 2015
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!!!!!
Thank You for you great review. I especially enjoy the reviews when my guests enjoy the antiques and fine art at the inn. When you return I will be making the homemade bread for the French toast. The weather will be warm so you can enjoy the gardens too.
4.4 on April 27, 2015
Very friendly excellent service and accommodation. Relaxing setting. We recommend and will probably return in the future
5 on April 20, 2015
Have been in B&B around the world, and this wonderful experience at this inn can only compare with European luxuries, sterling silver, china, fine artwork, wonderful food. Simply fabulous.
Happy to hear that the finer amenities are appreciated by my recent guests. See you again very soon.
5 on April 16, 2015
We were extremely pleased with our innkeeper Maureen from the first phone call requesting information; then booking our stay; and the flexibility she allowed us to have with our check-in time. We had an unexpected snowstorm the night before our arrival and she was very accommodating to us. The furnishings in the house and in our bedroom were quite elaborate and very in tune with the age of the house and the period of time We even had our own fireplace (electric) in the bedroom , which added a very cozy touch !!! The bathroom suite was a total pampering experience with all updated state of the art facilities just like your own private spa..whirlpool, body shower, ; all kinds of soaps, lotions, candles, very plush towels and lots of them , spa robes, etc. Maureen prepared the entire breakfast from scratch and it was delicious. not only did she serve it to us in the elegant dining room, but she sat down and ate with us and involved us all in lively conversation. We were very impressed with our stay and would certainly consider staying there in the future.
5 on March 09, 2015
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
I am so happy that your winter experience of the inn was all you hoped for and more. The weather was beyond cold so you had lots of time to enjoy the amenities at the inn. Looking ahead to celebrating your anniversary with you in the fall. Take care .
4.8 on March 02, 2015
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
It is always great to see you both again. Although the winter trip was rough, you had a super anniversary weekend. I promise the weather will be so much better near the end of May. I really appreciate your compliments. Thank you so much.
4.4 on December 16, 2014
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!
I'm so happy you had such a great experience at the inn. All your compliments are well received and appreciated especially since you work in a type of business that caters to visitors in the Chicagoland area. See you again in the summer.Take Care, Maureen
5 on October 31, 2014
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.
It is great to hear from business travelers too. During the week , there is more time to relax after a busy day working hard. I know I'll see you again as soon as your next month schedule is set up. My favorite part of being an innkeeper for business travelers is meeting new guests to make comfortable when they are traveling away from their home.
4.4 on October 25, 2014
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.
4.4 on October 16, 2014
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.
5 on September 22, 2014
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.
I'm so excited that you enjoyed all the fine art and antiques at the inn. The greatest part of owning a historical inn is to live in and enjoy the daily routines of meeting new people as well as caring for the building and preserving it's history. I have had so many wonderful experiences with the guests for over thirty years. Thank you so much for all your compliments. I'll be seeing you again very soon.
5 on August 26, 2014
Thank you for everything good food and good service
5 on August 25, 2014
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
I'm so excited after hearing from young guests that usually book a room at a hotel to finally convert to a new and great experience at a B & B. Monday morning was a super day for visiting with both of you. I know you are returning soon. Take care until I see you.
4.2 on August 23, 2014
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.
Thank you for your review. I'm still looking for an artful luggage stand for the rooms.By the time you visit next time, I should have my idea in place.
5 on August 18, 2014
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!
4.0 on August 16, 2014
Very Short Walk TO Downtown areas and Beach.Free Upgrade on our Room.
5 on August 13, 2014
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!
5 on August 09, 2014
Maureen is a very good cook
5 on August 05, 2014
Of all the wonderful assets you will find at TC Smith Historic Inn, the hostess Maureen is the best. As soon as you arrive you are welcomed like part of her family. I don't think Maureen knows a stranger and is a delight to visit with. And no better time that over one of her marvelous breakfasts. If you go away hungry it won't be her fault. The accommodations are equally as unique. Genuine antiques, original artwork and interesting bibelots in every room. The bathrooms feature jacuzzi whirlpools and a steam bath with lots of fluffy towels to pamper yourself. I have stayed here at least twice a year for the last 4 or 5 years and I wouldn't stay anywhere else in the Lake Geneva area. I wish I could find a Bed and Breakfast half so nice in the other places I travel. I will be back in October, Maureen. Hold that room for me. Catherine
WOW! You make me sound more unique that the newly restored iron fence surrounding the property. Some days I almost feel that old, 159 years. Thank you for all the compliments. Your favorite room has your name on the door again. I've stirred up a new recipe for you visit in October.
5 on August 05, 2014
The T.C. Smith Historic Inn provided a great environment for me and my boyfriend for an overnight stay. The Inn is within walking distance from all the shops and the beach, and breakfast the next morning was delicious and personalized. We had a variety of fruit and an egg souffle. Our hostess was warm, kind, and great company. We stayed in a newly renovated room. I heard the other rooms were amazing too, and we hope to spend a longer time at the Inn in the near future.
3.4 on August 03, 2014
The room was a little small but this was the first time we've stayed in a B&B in many years. Also the air conditioner was undersized and didn't cool adequately. The breakfasts were very good and Maureen was very friendly. We loved the dog friendly atmosphere and the location.
5 on July 27, 2014
We had a wonderful visit in this historic Bed and Breakfast. Maureen was so helpful with suggestions of what to see and restaurants we might enjoy. We had never been to Lake Geneva before so all of her tips were appreciated. The Inn is filled with so many gorgeous paintings and pieces of art you could spend a day inside just viewing her things. The added bonus of it being a pet friendly Inn made it a perfect place for us to stay. Maureen's delicious breakfast with all homemade pastries was a special touch. I would highly recommend this Inn for anyone looking for a lovely, welcoming and pet friendly place to stay. It's location is perfect for easy access for all Lake Geneva has to offer.
5 on July 21, 2014
My fiance and I stayed there for just one night but we had a wonderful time. Maureen was super helpful with places to eat or visit which was apprecieated. Breakfast was tasty and filling and a great start to our day. We loved our room and plan to visit again.
Let me know when you are coming again. I will order even better weather and a bottle of wine to celebrate the wedding. See you in the late fall. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the historic inn, Maureen
5 on July 21, 2014
My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary weekend. We loved it and our big dog did too!! The owner was very accommodating to make foods that my husband could eat, he's on a gluten free diet. Only 2 blocks from downtown, location is great!! We can't wait to stay again!! Free beach passes are also included with your stay which was a plus too!! Highly recommend!
I'm so happy that you loved your anniversary weekend at the historic inn. I throughly enjoyed learning about all his classes to become a certified therapy dog.I loved having Bronx, your Akita. He was super. I really liked his gentle behavior. I have this new idea of posting the dog guests photos at the inn. When you have a moment please send me a photo by email so Bronx can be the first on the board. See you next time. Thank you for taking the time to review the inn, Maureen.
5 on July 11, 2014
Rooms are beautiful, the bathrooms awesome. Had a Great Time!
3.8 on July 11, 2014
We stayed at the B&B for one night, fortunately, because the bathroom in the room has no door (I don't remember the name of the room). The innkeeper is very special, friendly and she's a great cook, the breakfast was very good! It's a perfect place for one night, max two.
4.0 on July 05, 2014
Thank you Maureen! Enjoyed the personalized breakfast and your pastries and soufflé. 2 blocks from downtown is a huge bonus. Your recommendations were very helpful for us too! Thanks again.
4.4 on July 01, 2014
I had no idea what to expect staying at a bed and breakfast since it was my first time. Maureen made this stay amazing. The fact that it was dog friendly was awesome. The entire family had a wonderful time.
4.6 on July 01, 2014
We will return
3.2 on July 01, 2014
My boyfriend and I went up to Lake Geneva for a triathlon and were bringing our dog. There were only about three places that allowed dogs and this was one of them. Maureen was the innkeeper and she was extremely helpful throughout the whole process. She is very kind and hospital. The food for breakfast that she cooked was delicious. Her property is super close to the town which is a huge bonus and she's near some great restaurants. The room was clean and we enjoyed the historic feel of being back in time. We would definitely stay here again.
3.8 on June 27, 2014
We wound up needing to spend a few days in Lake Geneva so we could visit my mom as she underwent surgery at Mercy Hospital there, and since we never go anywhere without our 10-year old Yorkie, we were thrilled to find a B&B right downtown that welcomed our furry little friend. T.C. Smith is truly dog-friendly. We and our pet were perfectly comfortable there, and appreciated being right in the heart of town, within easy walking distance of all the restaurants and shops, the beach and farmers market, a quick drive over to the hospital allowed us to see my mom every day. The Inn isn't posh - more like grandma's house and cooking than a five star resort, but that's part of what made it so perfect in this case. The Innkeeper Maureen was as adorable, kind and attentive as the best sort of grandma. We had plenty of fresh fruit, good coffee, and tasty breakfast treats to eat. Our pet was perfectly welcome to run around the place and had a blast. And we felt perfectly comfortable leaving her there for a few hours at a time, just as we would in our own home.
5 on June 18, 2014
My husband and I have been staying at T. C. Smith for many years and have really enjoyed each and every stay at the Inn. Maureen has always made our twice a year visits very relaxing and comfortable for us. Maureen went way out of her way to make a visit by my sister who was extremely ill with cancer a very special occasion. My sister and I were both extremely thankful for all that she did to help Kathy during her visit to the Inn. Her care and understanding was very much appreciated by both Kathy and I. I look forward to each and every visit to T.C. Smith Inn. See you again in October Maureen can't hardly wait!
As always, it is wonderful to see you several times throughout the year. We are like family.. I remember well when you called me to share the sad news about Jack, my favorite pooch. Recently it was extra fun when we went out to enjoy pizza together. Looking forward to seeing all of you several times in October. Take care!
5 on June 17, 2014
This was our first time at a B&B and we will make it appoint to come here every year now for our anniversary! It was charming, quiet, and comfortable! Maureen was a wonderful host and truly goes out of her way for her guests!
I love to welcome newcomers to the B& B experience. Fun and enjoyable guests are the principle reason I choose to continue being an innkeeper for 29 years. Hope to see you in the fall. Be sure to bring Charlie.
5 on June 17, 2014
Wife and i have been staying here for17 years. Came for our honey moon liked it so well we come back every year for our aniversery Would not be afraid to reccomend it to any one
4.8 on June 10, 2014
My husband and I had a wonderful weekend getaway for our anniversary. The tc Smith Historic inn was very charming and welcoming Maureen is such a great sweet lady I will definitely go back. Breakfast was so good she provided fresh fruits and her eggs were delish...very relaxing. ...
5 on May 28, 2014
This was our second stay at TC Smith Historical Inn, it was wonderful, Maureen is the sweetest thing, lots of fun and so much knowledge about the area. Her cooking is the best, breakfast is always delicous and never boring. Our pet Marley loves it there, the rooms are so comfortable and the location is great. Very close to the main strip, walking distance to everything. If you decide to stay here you will be very happy.
Great guests like both of you make the work mostly fun. Marley has booked again for August so you will be returning soon.
4.0 on May 03, 2014
My husband and I recently spent 3 days at the T.C.Smith Historic Inn. Maureen was extremely accommodating and attentive to all detail. Her wonderful breakfasts started our day perfectly, and the central location of the Inn was perfect for strolls to the beach and around town. We look forward to returning in the future!
4.4 on April 27, 2014
Great service. Within walking distance to Lake Geneva, beach, shopping, bars, restaurants, but off the main road.
5 on February 24, 2014
Service was perfect
5 on December 31, 2013
My husband and I along with our 10 year old english springer spaniel stayed this past weekend. What a joy to have great service by Maureen. She is very welcoming and her dog Forest is very friendly and well behaved. He got along great with our dog that was invited down to eat breakfast each morning. We loved that we could choose the time we had breakfast served in a four hour window. It allowed us to sleep in and get some much needed rest. Each morning we had a choice of five fresh fruits, fresh baked pastries, orange juice, water with lemon, and fresh coffee and tea. One morning we had a delicious egg dish that had canadian bacon, cheese, onion and other vegetables and the next morning we had homemade french toast along with canadian bacon and sausage patties. The rooms are fantastic, especially the big whirlpool with the back massager. The inn is in a great location because it is a couple blocks off Main Street so you are close to everything, but then when you return you are far enough away from the commotion that you can enjoy peace and quiet. We will definitely be returning because Maureen and the Lake Geneva area are dog friendly and offer great hospitality. An example is I left one of my winter hats at the inn and she packaged it up and had it shipped to our home in Milwaukee. I thought it was in the car or an unpacked bag still, but it showed up in the mail today!!! Thank you Maureen for the great experience, Kate, Ryan, and Rascal
OK Rascal, your comfy spot under the dining room table is waiting for you to return in June . I'm so happy that all of you had a great experience relaxing at the Inn, downtown and along your walks about the lake. I got such a kick out of lowering the heat for Rascal. Be sure to call near your graduation in June to take advantage of your complimentary room during the week. You really received the hat quickly. I could not imagine being in Milwaukee with such cold weather without your warm hat. See you next time. Take Care.
5 on November 30, 2013
Maureen, The 3 of us had a great time. Our niece was married at the Geneva Grand Labor Day weekend. Your hospitality was superior along with your cuisine. You took great care of my husband and I but especially Buddy when we went to the wedding and reception. There were absolutely no worries or concerns about leaving our Yellow Labrador with you and Forest. Thank you for everything. Sorry I did this review so late. Very busy after the wedding. Steve and Debbie
I am so glad all of you enjoyed your weekend. Forrest has been missing Buddy and is looking forward to your return. All summer he has been filling in with following many Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. We have had seven visits throughout the summer. Hunter and Lucky were here for 4 days, on day 5 he went upstairs at about 9:30 looking for them, and trying to figure out how to survive the day with only mom. What else is new? Forrest has a new red coat with flannel lining, also last week he graduated from dog therapy school. I'm well and looking forward for the restored antique iron fence being installed in the spring. Thanks for sending your review! Take care, Maureen
4.6 on October 08, 2013
I cannot wait to return! The private baths and size of rooms are perfect for a get away!! The time there was amazing and it was home away from home! Thank you again for the wonderful experience and I look forward to seeing you again!!!
4.6 on September 17, 2013
My husband and I had a wonderful anniversary weekend at the TC Smith Historic Inn. It was our first time at a bed and breakfast and our first time in Lake Geneva. The inn was beautiful, charming, and quiet. Our room was fantastic and luxurious, only the window box was a little rattly, but the attention to detail was lovely. Breakfast was fantastic and Maureen provided some great conversation. She was also a good concierge, recommending places to see and things to do. We would definitely come back again!
5 on September 06, 2013
Arrived on a Monday night after a long weekend of work. Our dogs were well received. Actually you'd think it was a country club at the Inn. Super service, great choices at the breakfast buffet, along with genuine interest in our well being. the innkeeper Maureen has a vast knowledge of architecture, art , history and all the secrets of the Lake Geneva area. Relaxing and fun, we will return again and again .
4.0 on August 18, 2013
My boyfriend and I decided at the last moment to take a overnight trip to Lake Geneva. Little did we think that it was going to be a soldout weekend! After calling every hotel and looking at some very bad choices (and laughing that I would rather sleep in the car) he mentioned to call this historic Inn he spotted while we were driving around. Maureen answered and had a cancelation. We arrived and while checking in I was a little anxious for the downstairs is quite cluttered with antiques, but once upstairs the room was WONDERFUL! I love everything French and fell in love with it. Maureen is a great woman and a joy to talk to also. She set a beautiful formal breakfast table with an amazing spread. We could have sat at breakfast all morning and were joined by the other couple staying. It was great! We will go again and recommend to all. Enjoyable and charming! Thank you Maureen!
The clutter of antiques is so real. I'm trying to thin it out by redistributing some to my family and friends. The next time you come , the inn will be surrounded by an 1875 iron fence I purchased. Currently the fence is being restored by an old time welder and iron designer. Homes were cluttered in the 1800's but I'm trying to change the image to keep up the the desires of a younger generation. It so true that we all had a great time at breakfast. Enjoy the rest of the summer and I'll see you in the fall. Thanks for taking the time for a review. The inn improves one comment at a time.
5 on August 06, 2013
My husband and I stayed a couple of nights at the T.C. Smith, we were really pleased that we found such a lovely place. The location is great, very close to the Lake, restaurants, shops, etc The breakfast was delicious, Misty was super friendly and gave us a lot of good recommendations on the area. Highly reccomend it. Only one advice for the owner: you can use less trinkets in the room so there is more space for guests to put their things :)
Im so happy that you had a great time at the Inn. I hope that I can actually find out which of the guest rooms you recently had so I can attribute less items in the room or the bathroom. Each room is unique so the extra pieces of porcelein or small art glass decorative pieces can be changed around periodically. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts on the decorations. Thank You, Maureen
5 on July 25, 2013
Maureen's attention to detail is outstanding from the beautifully decorated clean rooms which are well appointed with a variety of amenities to the detail she is able to share about the history and on-goings of Lake Geneva. Breakfast was over the top, exceeding my initial expectation and nutritious. I will stay here again and again as there is no reason to look for anything else when everything was right here at TC Smith! A truly private, quiet and relaxing getaway!
5 on July 07, 2013
My husband and I recently stayed at the T.C. Smith Historic Inn in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Since we wanted to take our pug, we found that the T. C. Smith Historic Inn was dog friendly and we booked a stay. Our expectations were exceeded beyond our belief. The room and bathroom were immaculate. Maureen, who owns the Inn, couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. The house is filled with antiques and beautiful décor. The room was not only immaculate but comfortable and inviting. Our little dog settled right in, and Maureen even invited him to breakfast if we wanted. Maureen is an excellent cook and incorporated farmer's market produce into the menu. She made home made pastries every day and presented her fabulous breakfast at whatever time we wanted. Maureen is also an excellent resource for local restaurants within walking distance of the Inn. There was also a lot to park our car in and we took our dog for nice walks around the neighborhood. All in all, we know we will always return to the T.C. Smith Historic Inn whenever we are in Lake Geneva. Again, we highly recommend Maureen and the T.C. Historic Inn to anyone who wants to be pampered in a sumptuous, clean and inviting historic inn!
4.4 on May 31, 2013
This was our first experience staying at a B&B and we were very pleased. Maureen was aexceptional hostess and made us feel at home immediately. The room was very comfortable and the breakfasts were perfect and it was great to able to eat when WE wanted. The location is very convenient to be able to walk to town and not have to worry about parking. I would go back in an instant!
4.6 on April 08, 2013
My husband and I stayed here for our first bed and breakfast. We had no idea what to expect and truly enjoyed our stay. The location is perfect and Maureen is definitely a great host, cook, with a wealth of information. We really enjoyed our breakfast conversation. We will go back.
4.4 on February 11, 2013
My husband & I stayed here for my birthday last weekend & everything was wonderful! My husband arranged to have beautiful flowers in the room upon arrival & Maureen even surprised us with a bottle of wine. Location is perfect, you can walk right downtown so no need to worry about driving and/or parking. The big jacuzzi tub was fantastic & the breakfast in the morning was perfect.
4.6 on January 02, 2013
We recently spent 3 nights at the TC Smith Inn. Wonderful breakfasts started our days. We walked to town several times -- just an easy couple of blocks from the Inn, even in the cold, icy winter. The rooms are lovely, but the bedroom we were in was small and very cramped with furniture. There was a fireplace in the room, at the foot of the bed, but we never used it: the room was so cramped that if you sat or laid down on the bed, you couldn't see the fireplace. But the bathrooms in each room, are astounding, and well worth the stay, with whirlpool tubs, steam rooms, amazing showers. We had a terrific time!
4.2 on December 31, 2012
The Inn is situated on a quiet, tree-lined residential street -- plus #1. It is located with easy access to the restaurants and shops of Lake Geneva -- plus #2. Plus #3 is the comfortable room, wonderful food, and warm hospitality provided by innkeeper, Maureen. All combined to make a wonderful stay. I certainly would return.
3.6 on December 02, 2012
We enjoyed our stay at TC Smith Historic Inn. Maureen is a wonderful host. She makes you feel like you're part of her family. She is full of ideas of what to do while visiting and where to dine. We enjoyed the breakfasts that she prepared for us each morning and look forward to visiting there again some day.
5 on October 26, 2012
It was so nice to find a lovely bed and breakfast in Lake Geneva that likes dogs!!! I had a lovely stay and it was so nice that my dog was well received!
5 on October 21, 2012
Maureen's warm and welcoming hospitality was very much appreciated. Her B&B is a quaint historic home within walking distance to downtown Lake Geneva and all events. The rooms are very clean and decorative and Pets are always welcome, a plus for us.
3.8 on September 15, 2012
We stayed for our 10th wedding anniversary and the king-size bed and whirlpool bath in a very quaint home were just what we were looking for.
4.8 on August 25, 2012
We had not stayed at a b&b before and we were extreamly pleased with this first stay. The room was very comfortable and the decore was inviting and quaint. Cleanliness was outstanding. There was a jacucci in the bathroom which provided a welcome resprite at the end of the day. The service which Maureen provided could not be better. The food was delicious the table setting was beautiful and inviting.Tthe conversation with her was interesting and informative. She provided valuable information about the area and interesting attractions. The value was worth the cost. We would highly reccomend this quaint b&b, and will plan to return soon.
5 on August 22, 2012
Can't say enought about the hospitality given by Maureen and the clean rooms .We really wanted to extend our stay, that how much we like the Inn and Maureen. Walking distance to the lake and all activities, We rate this ABOVE OUTSTANDING! Bob and Adrienne Kwiatkowski
5 on July 19, 2012
I stayed for one night at the T.C. Smith Inn and it was fantastic! The rooms were clean and very decorative. The bathroom was immaculate! I was so very comfortable at this B&B. Maureen was very helpful with finding things in town. Her breakfast was amazing! I felt like royalty coming down to three different kinds of fruit, pastries, eggs, coffee, and orange juice. And I was the only guest that morning! She definitely knows how to make her guests feel welcome. I would recommend this inn to others!
4.8 on July 12, 2012
A delightful house within walking range of the best of Lake Geneva, this beautiful historic home was comfortable and lovely. Look forward to staying at TC Smith again.
4.8 on July 04, 2012
This B&B is just a short walk to town so you can avoid the parking meters. What fun to get a little exercise as you walk back to the TC Smith Historic Inn after visiting the shops, having a meal, riding the Mail Boat or just sitting on a park bench and taking in the sun and marvelous breezes off the lake A delicious meal is a great way to start the day and Maureen serves piping hot coffee, fresh fruit, delicious pastry from the local bakery along with and her own special breakfast recipes and delightful conversation. The home is filled with a large collection of glassware and many antiques that Maureen has gathered throughout the years. It was a most enjoyable mini-vacation!
5 on July 03, 2012
We were made to feel very welcomed. The setting is lovely. Our host was very helpful with dining and shopping choices.
5 on May 29, 2012
My husband and I stay at b&b's every chance we get! TC. Smith was one of the better ones. Maureen impressed us with her old world style and antiques. Rest assure no corners were cut in keeping the true antiques. Breakfast was a true Delicious hot meal. SHe was a great tour guide and awesome to talk with. We will return soon.
4.8 on May 28, 2012
First let me say, that this is the perfect place to stay if you are looking to experience Lake Genena as a whole. The proximity to downtown and the lake makes this place perfect. For those not familiar with Lake Geneva, there are few b&b's walking distance to everything. Maureen is the nicest lady ever! She was so accommodating and lovely! Not to mention her stories are hilarious. The rooms are not the most romantic setting ever, but if you want that, stay somewhere outside the downtown area. Maureen loves dogs and will work with you on just about anything. If you find yourself in the area, definitely give her a call!
5 on May 06, 2012
I have stayed in B&Bs all around the free world since the mid 70s, so I know what I'm talking about when I say this one was outstanding, as in a 5-star hotel, wonderful Egypian Cotton linens, fabulous antique furniture throughout the home, bathrooms probably $75,000 each alone. The food would have cost at least $12-15 per person and the customer service -- it was as if I was royalty.
4.4 on April 26, 2012
Found via PetFriendlyTravel.com, I needed a place to stay with my 2 dogs that would afford me the quiet of home and the convenience of ... well, being home. I found it at the TC Smith Historic Inn. From the moment Maureen opened her door to us, we were hooked. The room, full of precious items scattered throughout, to the bath, with a tub bigger than my bed at home, and the warm welcome were just the start. The most delicious breakfasts, with fresh fruit, always a yummy pastry available, and hot dishes cooked however I wanted them ... whenever I wanted them. Movies, classics, romance, comedy, ... something for everyone. Books galore, in the room, in the parlor, in the sitting room ... on a plethora of topics; dogs, flowers, psychology, architecture, etc. The exterior was just as enchanting - a quiet neighborhood surrounds the Inn, and the lawn and garden on the property (including a double swing) are both relaxing and invigorating - and beautiful!! Maureen is a courteous hostess, and it was with a heavy heart that we had to leave her beautiful Inn to come home!
5 on April 04, 2012
My husband and I have always wanted to try a B&B, and I'm so thrilled our first experience was with Ms. Maureen. We loved the charm, history and beautiful little details in the house. Our room was beautiful...like a little haven of love and the whirlpool for 2 was amazing plus it was cool enough outside for us to enjoy the fireplace! The location was super as we walked downtown, (just 1 block away) with all the shops and the lake; which saved on gas. The most special part of our visit was sitting and talking with Ms. Maureen at breakfast, who blew us away with her warmth, good conversation and great french toast! And don't tell anyone but, she even unexpectantly greeted us with a 23rd wedding anniversary gift! Thanks to Ms. Maureen, we are spoiled rotten and new B&B converts! Warm Regards, The Veals
4.6 on February 28, 2012
This is a wonderful place to stay, but it is Maureen that makes the experience so much more than just that. We had the best time talking with her, and she sat and joined us for coffee after breakfast and we chatted for over an hour. An unforgettable experience.
4.0 on December 12, 2011
This was a pleasant stay. We really enjoyed our time here. It was a great breakfast.
5 on November 26, 2011
As I stood looking upon the Inn,it was apparent that the owner was indeed concerned with details. One would have to witness the glorious,true victorian painting theme of this magnificent building,the gable ends consisted of 3 or 4 shades of green. As I stared Maureen came out for a very warm and honest greeting of "welcome".From entry through the entire weekend the sensation never faded-only heightened-beyond my imagination. What a host,Maureen was familiar with history,cultural exchanges,the surrounding restaurants,all of it, but most of all-how to make one feel comfortable and at home. Period surroundings that one could look touch and enjoy. What a room,huge vintage bed,great lighting,all the do dads one does not use.The bathroom would easily compete with any on the planet-marble floors-steam sauna shower that had endless instant uninterrupted hot water! I am a traveler that basks in relaxation and did so. Maureen went to a private bakery for breakfast treats-outstanding hand made pastries-fresh fruit and juices with an endless supply of fresh and wonderful coffee that surely was brewed with great care. Fine dining within 1 block-shops around the corner,the great Lake Geneva almost visible,a park just across the street.The "Best Quiet" I have never heard. While I have been there several times I will continue to go their should I be within a 350 mile radius and consider myself well blessed to say "Thank You Maureen".
5 on November 18, 2011
The room that I had, and I had my choice of all, was amazing. All were amazing. The bathrooms are so incredible I defy anyone to find a better bath in all of Lake Geneva. Easily the size of most peoples living rooms with a full Jacuzzi like tub that you never want to get out of. I don't just mean a tub that has a whirl pool function, I mean a tub that is about 5 ft. by 5 ft. that you and your significant other could easily find yourselves drifting away in. All of downtown Lake Geneva is a very short walk away, within two blocks, so anything you would like to do is very accessible. I found myself eating frequently at the Mexican restaurant located right downtown across from the movie theater, OMG that food was good! One block this way is another great restaurant and nightclub, and a couple of blocks that way is the Library, beach, lake, boats, tons of shops, Caribou, Pot Bellies, Starbucks, Champs, anything you could want is right there.
5 on November 15, 2011
My husband and I stayed at this Inn and it was just wonderful. It was very close to downtown Lake Geneva. The bedroom and bathroom were beautiful and the breakfast was excellent.
5 on October 25, 2011
Maureen provided lots of use full information about the area and the breakfasts were superb. the rooms were very clean and the bed was very comfortable would not worry about recomend this to any one will be going back
4.4 on September 03, 2011
Shopping, dining and the lake were within a short walk from the Inn. Maureen prepared outstanding breakfasts and joined us at the breakfast table where we had very pleasant and interesting conversations.
3.8 on August 15, 2011
Maureen provided a welcoming environment with fun stories and great recommendations. Her breakfasts were out of this world!