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.
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.
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.
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.
Beachside, City, Downtown, Small town
Milwaukee, WI (MKE-General Mitchell Intl.) 40 miles
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.
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
Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Spa, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities
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
Stove, Microwave, Refrigerator, Casual use of Designer Kitchen
1 Dog , none Others
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
service in your guest room
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Late Night Snacks , Picnic Lunches
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!
FIREPLACES & WHIRLPOOLS! A King & Queen Breakfast too. Sunday through Thursday.$145. Call ahead to reserve your favorite guestroom.