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
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Perfect Dog Vaca for My Ridgeback

4.0 on March 28, 2017

This was the perfect dog vacation for my Rhodesian Ridgeback.

Great Bed & Breakfast Family Experience

3.8 on March 07, 2017

Maureen the inn keeper was very hospitable, friendly to our entire family. The breakfast was much to rave about.Enjoyed our stay, and the kids were allowed to play freely.

Pleasant stay

3.4 on March 06, 2017

The location is an easy walk to downtown and the room was clean, quiet and cute. Breakfast was fresh and tasted great. Maureen was very accommodating and fun to talk too.

Great place to stay in Lake Geneva

4.4 on January 09, 2017

Very good food and warm atmosphere. Maureen is very knowledgeable about the area and directed us to some nice restaurants. Loved the fact that she accepts dogs at the B&B!

What a charming place! Like staying with family!

4.0 on November 21, 2016

If you want a perfect little getaway off the beaten path yet close enough to walk to everything Lake Geneva has to offer, look no further. Like stepping back in time, you will be delighted as soon as you walk through the front door of this old Victorian-era inn and see the green-carpeted staircase, antique furniture, old photos, and many 'conversation pieces.' Maureen is absolutely the most comfortable innkeeper--instantly treated both myself and my little dog like family members--and she sets a scrumptious banquet of fruit and pasties before you for breakfast at the time you choose. And the rooms? WOW, I could have stayed lounging around in my beautiful room for a long time. Clean, cozy, and full of charm! LOVED the classic paintings adorning the walls and the plush warmth of the bed. Nothing is skimped here. There's even a TV in every room with VHS tapes you can borrow, and a warm non-wood burning fireplace. Nice hot water for the shower too. Sure, it may cost a bit more but this is no ordinary place to stay! Adding to the proper ambiance are her two adorable singing canaries. How perfect. Bed and breakfast experience to be remembered most fondly and enjoyed again and again if you can! Thanks Maureen, my dog and I plan to be back soon! :-)

Great Bed and Breakfast with old fashion charm

5 on October 23, 2016

We were extremely happy with our weekend stay at TC Smith Inn. The house is very charming and located nicely restaurants and the beach. Maureen is a wonderful hostess. She was very helpful with planning events, even getting us discounts. Her breakfast was delicious and she was able to work with my GF allergy. Best of all, we could bring our small dog. Will definitely stay her again. Thank you Maureen for a wonderful stay.

Great stay!

5 on October 23, 2016

We were so lucky to find a dog-friendly B&B, and Maureen was very welcoming. We had a great time!

Dog Lovers

4.0 on October 04, 2016

We enjoyed our first B&B experience The room was comfortable The food was Excellent n the conversation exceptional We will be back Thank You

A great time in Lake Geneva

4.8 on September 06, 2016

We had a lovely stay with wonderfully attentive service. The home is charming and in a beautiful historic neighborhood close to Main Street. Would stay there again.

Nice but too cluttered

3.2 on August 27, 2016

Room was small and very cluttered. Could not even find spot for my luggage. Food was delicious and fresh from garden and plentiful. Maureen was very friendly and accommodating.

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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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