T. C. Smith Historic Inn

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


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.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Charming B&B in Lake Geneva

5 on May 18, 2018

Maureen is an outstanding host and prepared a wonderful breakfast on each of mornings there. Our room was well appointed and clean and we used the spa in the master bathroom on multiple occasions. The B&B is within easy walking distance to town, but about a block or two away from the hustle and bustle, so it is quiet in the evenings. There are two very nice restaurants a short walk away, so no driving is necessary. Maureen allows small dogs to stay in the room as well.

Innkeeper Response
It was great to see both of you again. I was happy I could accommodate you on the shorter notice. Enjoyed the Puppy too. I know how you love the whirlpools and the late breakfast opportunity. Again, you enjoyed my favorite two restaurants. See you again real soon. Take Care. Please bring summer to Lake Geneva soon. Maureen

- Maureen (innkeeper)

Our visit to T.C. Smith Historic Inn

4.2 on March 18, 2018

My husband Ken and I stayed at T.C. Smith Inn to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Maureen was very personable and served a wonderful breakfast. We especially liked her dogs - it was nice since we could bring our own dog. We will plan on coming back in the future.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to send a review. It was fun visiting about your previous home in Austin, Tx. during breakfast. I enjoyed watching the three little pups play together too. The others guests had fun with your pup too since they missed their pooch at home. Knowing you enjoyed the egg soufflé so much , you have the recipe to make at home. See you again soon, Maureen

- Maureen (innkeeper)

Ice Sculpture Winter Weekend

5 on February 13, 2018

Maureen couldn’t have been nicer. It was very cozy and warm. Close to town, restaurants, everything. We will definitely stay there again when the weather is warm. Amy & Rich

Innkeeper Response
It was a busy and fun weekend for sure. Be sure the next time you come bring me some ideas on how I can erase 10 years off my looks with the beauty products you represent. Great to hear about your early times in Oak Park. Hope to see you soon. Take Care, Maureen

- Maureen (innkeeper)

Wonderful Stay for Our 25th Wedding Anniversary

5 on January 06, 2018

We stayed at theTC Smith Inn 25 years ago, and wanted to stay again for our anniversary. Maureen could not have been a better host. She gave us a great recommendation for dinner, placed flowers in our room, and found an adorable 25th anniversary keepsake that she wanted us to have. We can't believe we waited so long in between visits!

Innkeeper Response
It was great to have you return. Although the building was a different historic building, the antique furniture, artwork and breakfast presentation was familiar. So fun to visit and share significant stories from the past 25 years. Of course, it is always super to come home again. See you the next time real soon. Take Care, Maureen

- Maureen (innkeeper)

Outstanding hospitality

4.6 on December 30, 2017

Beautiful historic inn in a wonderful resort community. Inn keeper was very knowledgable and friendly.

Lovely Time

4.6 on November 03, 2017

This was our 1st anniversary and our first time staying at a bed and breakfast. The location was perfect. Easy walk to downtown and many restaurants nearby. Our room was exactly as pictured. Maureen was a perfect host the entire time we were there. she was very nice and accommodating. We took a nap on our first day and never felt more relaxed. It was exactly what we hoped for. thanks Maureen!

Highly recommend TC Smith Historic B & B

4.4 on September 03, 2017

Maureen goes out of her way to make your stay pleasant & stress free. Our room was very clean & our bed very comfortable. We will be back.

First time in a BNB

5 on August 28, 2017

This is the first time for my girlfriend and I to stay at a BNB, and we are glad we chose T. C. Smith. We both thoroughly enjoy the hospitality that Maureen provided, she is a great conversationalist who is never lost for words. Made us both feel comfortable with her as if we had know her for years. The room was clean and nicely decorated, with every amenity needed for a comfortable stay. The food was delicious and more then abundant. If you are looking for a great place to stay while in Geneva, this is the place for you.

Innkeeper Response
I am so happy that you chose a B & B for the first time. I know you will try others wherever you travel. Each visit to a B & b is a new interesting time to relax and enjoy your travel time. Although I was the first experience for B & B, I know you will return again whether to stay overnight again or just stopping to say hello if you are making a day trip to Lake Geneva. Thanks you for taking the time to review your experience. Take Care, Maureen

- Maureen (innkeeper)

T.C. Smith Inn

5 on August 02, 2017

Maureen, We had a wonderful time, the room and hospitality were beyond what we expected. We would definitely come back. Loved your dogs. Harriet & Edd

Wonderful Experience

5 on August 01, 2017

Maureen was a great host and was extremely helpful with our stay. The room was very clean and everything we could need was at our fingertips. The breakfasts were diverse and excellent. We hope to return soon!

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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

Nightly Rate: $195 - $265

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

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Location Type

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


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

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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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  • 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.
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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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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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