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T. C. Smith Historic Inn

834 Dodge Street , Lake Geneva, WI 53147 USA (Show map)
4.7
38 Reviews
$145 - $265
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About

REKINDLE YOUR SPIRIT WITH SPACIOUS HEATED WHIRLPOOLS, BACK MASSAGES, STEAM BATHS and SPA SHOWERS BY GROHE. FIREPLACES warm & cozy! Built in 1865 as a private home, the 1865 historical Inn is 2 short blocks north of downtown Lake Geneva. For over 29 years, our family has graciously opening our doors for all guests to experience the luxurious warmth and ambiance of the Grand Victorian era. Each room features a fireplace and whirlpool.All rooms exhibits Fine 19th Century antique furniture and fine art in keeping with the historical significance of the home. The Inn, noted for architectural, historical, and artistic significance is a landmark pre-Civil War home with blending elements of Greek Revival and Italianate in High Victorian Style. The fabulous private baths have GROHE whirlpools, spa showers, massage systems and steam bath units along with many over sized towels, thick robes and custom made spa soaps,bath salts and creams. Accommodations are fully appointed as a luxurious inn plus many of our own fine touches as a surprise. All rooms have hair dryers, curling irons and even CANDLES. Arrival can be as early as NOON. This a great FEATURE that gives you an extra afternoon for enjoyment. Arrivals are scheduled for your convenience. Late Arrivals are O. K. too. All guest rooms have a large flat screen color TV, VCR, radio and an alarm clock in each of the rooms. A large video library of over 600 selections is available at no cost. Enjoy the daily buffet of over eight various fruit choices, homemade coffeecake, pastries and breads, and a hot egg and meat entree. Menu changes are made for vegetarians and gluten free. BREAKFAST IN BED is available to guests if requested at check-in time.

Rooms & Rates

Belle Marie Room

Relive Noble Elegance and Romance with Resplendent French Satinwood Furniture, Ornately Carved Chairs, and a Tabriz Oriental. Accommodations are fully appointed as you can expect in a luxurious hotel plus our personal touches for a surprise! Standard amenities include fabulous private baths with showers, steam units, massage system, double heated whirlpools, color television, VCRs, large movie library, and clock radios. Fine linens, abundant oversized towels, and robes grant additional comfort. Hot entree buffet-style breakfast with fresh coffee and newspaper. Breakfast in bed available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

William and Mary Room

Fabled 18h century grandeur. Exquisite black walnut furniture inlaid with 32 varieties of wood in a floral Marquetry Design. Burled walnut German bas-relief carved armoire. Romantic double Jacuzzi bath. Standard amenities include fabulous private baths with showers, steam units, massage system, double heated whirlpools, color television, VCRs, large movie library, and clock radios. Fine linens, abundant oversized towels, and robes grant additional comfort. Hot entree buffet-style breakfast with fresh coffee and newspaper. Breakfast in bed available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.9

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38 Reviews

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Beautiful B and B

5 on February 24, 2014

Service was perfect


Awesome Bed and Breakfast!

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

Innkeeper Response
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.


Gorgeous B & B

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

Innkeeper Response
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


Maureen what a joy!

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!!!


Anniversary Weekend

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!


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Location

Location Type

Beachside, City, Downtown, Small town

Airport

Milwaukee, WI (MKE-General Mitchell Intl.) 40 miles

Directions to property:

Take W43 to Hwy 120, exit , turn left at the intersection. Continue South on 120 for 13 Miles to Downtown Main St. in Lake Geneva. Turn rightonto Main St. , drive west for one block to Cook St. , turn right and drive north for two blocks. Your destination on Southeast corner of Cook St. and Dodge St.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Fine Dining, Yerkes Observatory, Spacious outdoor environment, Wine tasting, Snow- boarding, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Museums, Antiques, Fine Art, Dining, Historical Tours, Live Entertainment, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Spa, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Stove, Microwave, Refrigerator, Casual use of Designer Kitchen

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Museums, Antiques, Fine Art, Dining, Historical Tours, Live Entertainment, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: Noon to 5 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Prior approval
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes dogs only with prior approval

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: usually for the summer & fall weekends as well as holiday wwkends
  • Deposit Amount Required: Please understand all reservations need to be quaranteed with a credit card, cash or check. Reservations made within a 14 day cancellation period may require full payment at the time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: Although Cancellations can be made up to 14 days prior to the arrival date, there is a processing fee of $20.00 per room PER NIGHT. Any cancellation made within a 14 day period of the reservation will be charged 50% of the total charge or the minimum of a one night visit plus tax. Reserved guests that do not arrive are charge 100% of their stay. ANY CANCELLATIONS must be made with MAUREEN through a telephone conversation. Fax and emails are only used for informational purposes. E-MAIL and FAX CANCELLATIONS will not be accepted for any reason.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Maureen

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

1 Dog , none Others

About the innkeepers

Art History and Art collections, Architecture, Traveling throughtout Europe, Medicine and Health, Rescue of dogs and cats, Antique Car collections, antique and Porcelein collection. Gourmet cooking

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Meals

Breakfast

service in your guest room

  • Time Served: choose bet 7:30am and 10:30am
  • Serving Location: summer & fall in the garden, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Late Night Snacks , Picnic Lunches


Signature Dish

Maureen's Egg Souffle
After having breakfast at the Inn, you can probably skip lunch or snack until 2:00 pm. The Souffle is the perfect combination of egg, ham, turkey as well as six blended cheeses topped off with the perfect touch of selected spices. There is no portion control system here so if you would like more than two souffles , just let us know. Calories are served on the side!


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834 Dodge Street , Lake Geneva, WI 53147 USA (Show map)

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