The Lawson House Bed & Breakfast

10265 W. Forest Home Ave , Hales Corners, WI 53130 USA (Show map)


A 1914 Prairie Style Bungalow built when Hales Corners was a rural farming community is now decorated in the original Mission Style with many Arts & Crafts highlights. This charming remembrance of an earlier time gone by gives you the opportunity to relax by the large fireplace or walk around the 1850's Farm House, Milk House & Summer Kitchen. Located in Historic Hales Corners just 15 minutes Southwest of downtown Milwaukee and it's many Summer Festivals and many other attractions. The Lawson House is close to Shopping Malls, Golf Courses, Dining of all levels and the Whitnall Park complex.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining5


5 on September 24, 2014

This was a magical place to stay. Beautiful rooms (the Wisconsin Room is bigger than it looks in the picture). And warm hospitality. Julie had special muffins and english muffins for one of us who is gluten-free. And then when we left a pair of shoes behind, they mailed them to us before we even realized that we had left them! Great location, easy access to Milwaukee. Would recommend this place wholeheartedly for a romantic weekend, or for a family stay. This was a truly memorable experience, and we're very grateful to Julie and Jerry.

Wonderful Weekend Getaway!

5 on May 23, 2012

We had a wonderful time during our too-short stay at the Lawson House. When we entered the beautiful home, there were cookies, wine and chocolates waiting for us on the sideboard in the dining room. Wonderful and interesting books lined the bookshelves making me wish I'd had more time to read them. The towels in our bathroom were soft and fluffy and the sheets were silky smooth and sensous! And don't even get me started on our Sunday morning breakfast! DELICIOUS!!!! I would recommend The Lawson House and Julie & Jerry Ziemer to everyone!

Like being home

5 on August 25, 2011

What a wonderful experience! We stayed for five nights in the prairie room, and we felt like we were home. Jerry and Julie are wonderful hosts, and we will stay there anytime we go to Milwaukee.

Great getaway

4.8 on August 18, 2010

Julie and Jerry were wonderful hosts. They have such neat decor and furniture in the house. The house and area are surprisingly quiet for such a busy street and it's not too difficult to get to and from Milwaukee- as long as you have a car. Breakfast (Saturday) was absolutely wonderful, but very filling! It would have been nice to have white towels, however thick, fluffy and pretty their towels are. Overall it pretty much couldn't have been better.

Relaxing get away that is next to everything!

5 on May 01, 2009

Jerry and Juile offered the nicest stay. They were so very polite and paid attention to special details. Their home is lovely, and we can not imagine anyone not feeling welcome in this lovely mission style home! We will be back!

Marvellous Place

4.6 on December 24, 2008

We stayed in Julie's and Jerry's B&B place for 3 days and felt just welcome. All rooms are designed with an individual charm, in a rustic style. When we came home in the night after long trips, the hosts had lit the fire in the guestlounge. Every morning, we came to the dinner room, a varying and delicious breakfast was already prepared for us, and we sat together with other guests for a nice breakfast talk. It was one of the most pleasent welcomes we got throughout our trip around the Great Lakes. Quiet location, nice hosts - would go there again. We would recommend this to anyone who has a car and doesn't mind being a 5 minute drive out of the town centre.

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Rooms & Rates

Prairie Room

Arts & Crafts and Mission style are the decorating themes for this largest of the bedrooms. It comes with a large river rock fireplace and a beautiful 4 post mission style queen size bed facing the fireplace. Full bath is located in the room. Weekend rate: $135.00;Monday-Thursday rate: $95.00

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $135

Wisconsin Room

Wisconsin is a lot more than just Up North. In this room youll find a nice assortment of items and pictures representing the many reasons why Wisconsin is a true 4 season vacation getaway. The room features a large in room bathroom, beautiful queen size bed, electric fireplace & a comfortable reading / writing alcove. The only thing missing is the Lake Weekend rate: $115.00 Monday-Thursday rate: $85.00

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

Nightly Rate: $85 - $115

New York Room

A more refined time from the 50’s greats you in this room. It is decorated with an assortment of New York pictures, magazines and memorabilia from many trips to the Big Apple. You’ll get the feel of a New York apartment in a Hales Corners bungalow. There is a large new private bath attached. Weekend rate: $115.00 Monday-Thursday rate: $85.00

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

Nightly Rate: $85 - $115

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Location Type



Milwaukee, WI (MKE-General Mitchell Intl.) 8 miles

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Summer Festivals, Brewer Stadium, Whitnall Botanical Gardens, Wehr Nature Center, Mitchell park Domes, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Fireplace, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, VCR

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk, Internet Service, Radio, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Relaxing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only In designated areas
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: No deposit required, will hold the room with Visa or MC
  • Cancellations: There will be a flat $25 cancellation fee, if it's less than 24 hours it will be the full room rate for one night.
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Monica Tennie

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Weekdays - continental breakfast 7:30 to 9:30

  • Time Served: Weekends full breakfast 9:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

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