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!