T. C. Smith Historic Inn

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

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REKINDLE YOUR SPIRIT WITH SPACIOUS HEATED WHIRLPOOLS, BACK MASSAGES, STEAM BATHS and SPA SHOWERS BY GROHE. The FIREPLACES are warm & cozy! Built in 1865 , the Historic Inn is 2 short blocks north of downtown Lake Geneva, in the Maple Park Historic District. EXPERIENCE the Grand Victorian era. Each room features a wood fireplace and an inviting whirlpool. Enjoy all the rooms which exhibits exquisite 18th & 19th Century furniture, fine art and antiques , and grand Oriental rugs 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, 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. Planned late arrivals are OK too. All guest rooms have a fireplace, flat screen TV, VCR, radio and an alarm clock in each of the rooms. A large video library of 600 selections available free.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Cute Historic Inn with Spectacular Service

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.

Innkeeper Response
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


Tc smiths B and B

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!!!


Very nice and cozy and accomodating

3.6 on January 18, 2016

Went for a weekend overnight stay for a break from work and typical routine.

Innkeeper Response
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.


Wonderful experience

4.0 on January 03, 2016

Beautiful house, Maureen is fantastic. Food was incredible.


30th wedding anniversary

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.


Wonderful experience!

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.


a great stay

4.2 on October 01, 2015

An interesting home in a convenient location. Maureen is a wonderful hostess with great food and good suggestions.


It was a pleasure

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


Dogs love visiting Grandma!

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.

Innkeeper Response
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


21st anniversary

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!


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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 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

Alexander Room

Enjoy American walnut antique furniture amidst several landscape paintings. New shower bath.

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

Location

Location Type

Maple Park Historic District, Downtown, Lakefront, Lakeview, Small town, Wine country

Airport

La Crosse, WI (WSE-La Crosse County) 40 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Fine Dining, Yerkes Observatory, Spacious outdoor environment, Snow- boarding, Wine tasting, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Spa, Mansion

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Childcare, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fridge, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Spa, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Casual use of Designer Kitchen, Microwave, Refrigerator, Stove

Room amenities

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

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, Live Entertainment, Historical Tours, 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 8:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Within the spacious courtyard.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Prior approval
  • Childcare Provided: Yes available with prior arrangements
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes dogs only with prior approval
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: usually for the summer & fall weekends as well as holiday wwkends
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Please understand all reservations need to be guaranteed 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 21 days prior to the arrival date, there is a processing fee of $20.00 per room PER NIGHT. Any cancellation made within a 21 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

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Art History and Art collections, Architecture, Historical Preservation Traveling through out Europe, Medicine and Health, Rescue of dogs and cats, Antique Car collections, antique and Porcelain 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 , Picnic Lunches, Late Night Snacks


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! Buffet of many fruits, homemade pastries and breads Super French Toast made with homemade glazed, cinnamon raisin bread Yogurts, Cheeses and Cereals on request


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