Christmas House Bed & Breakfast

116 10th st , Racine, WI 53403 USA (Show map)

About

Majestic historical mansion within walking distance from Lake Michigan and Downtown Racine. We are also a short drive from Milwaukee and Chicago. 4 beautiful, unique and roomy suites located on the third floor of the home. These rooms all have their own private bath, mini refrigerator and microwave. This home displays great craftsmanship. It lends itself to relaxing in beautiful surroundings. Our breakfast is comfort food with a twist of delicious. PLEASE NOTE; Our rooms are on the third floor with no elevator.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Super cute bed and breakfast. I enjoyed my stay and the breakfast was so good!

4.4 on February 27, 2017

Great say :)


Wonderful

4.8 on October 14, 2016

Pamela and Ann were amazing. Very knowledgable about the area and the building. The breakfast was delightful and we did not leave hungry !

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind words. We love to cook and serve breakfast to our guests. I am glad you enjoyed your time in Racine and your stay with us. Please come back again.

- Anne Yust (Director)


Making Memories

3.4 on October 14, 2016

Our room was spacious and well appointed. No service was performed on the rooms each day. Meals were tasty, well prepared and presented, but the menu was standard fair and featured very little if any gourmet offerings.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your comments. We normally do not service our rooms each day unless the guest asks. This is to conserve. I am sorry we may have missed the opportunity to assist you better with regards to your room needs. Maybe next time you come to visit we can make breakfast a bit more special for you. Thank you again for your feedback. It helps us to grow as we go.

- Anne Yust (Director)


Most amazing place to stay!!

5 on August 23, 2016

We stayed in the Tranquility room. It is a very beautiful and comfy/cozy room. The owners and everyone there were amazing people. Very helpful and very nice to talk to. The place altogether is a beautiful place to stay. It actually made my husband want to buy a house like it and move there!! Thank you all for everything. It was a nice relaxing vacation!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you! We love to help make our guests feel at home. I am happy to hear you had a wonderful relaxing vacation. Please come for another visit soon.

- Anne Yust (Director)


Outstanding!

5 on July 29, 2016

We spent a delightful 5 nights at this lovely Victorian home in the Tranquility Suite. Everything from the linens and towels to space in the room and bathroom, and the charming hosts were all fantastic, top-notch. The rooms have everything you would except in a modern hotel Keurig coffee maker (regular coffee available at breakfast as well), refrigerator, wifi, and bathroom amenities like soaps and lotions from a local provider (great products), and a hairdryer. The breakfasts were something to behold. They provided something for everyone: fresh fruit salad, homemade muffins (it is worth a trip just for the blueberry or cranberry/almond muffins), a special main dish each day such as shirred eggs, French toast, pancakes with the special syrup, quiches, and more. We often skipped lunch since we were so full from breakfast. The bed was extremely comfortable as were the recliners in the room. Downstairs had plenty of space to find a spot both inside and out. The wrap-around porch is excellent to relax on after a day of exploring the area. We were often joined by one or more of the hosts. You can tell they not only love this special house, they love Racine, providing many recommendations for sites to visit as well as restaurant. Everythng about this Bed and Breakfast was excellent. We look forward to returning next year.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for the great review. We love to make people happy and enjoy the place we love. Breakfast has always been something we love to eat and so we like to share our love of cooking and baking with our guests. Sharing our wonderful house and city with visitors is a joy. We are glad you had such a good time and welcome you back soon.

- Anne (Director)


Christmas House review

5 on March 09, 2016

Our very gracious innkeeper and hostess made sure our every need was addressed. The home is gorgeous and filled with personality. The added focus on community support and interaction makes this place super special!!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words. Please come back and visit!

- Anne (Director)


Friends for life

5 on January 05, 2016

Your Previous Reviews 5.0 star rating 7/24/2015 This place is awesome. Pam the owner was great. I now have a friend for life. Ann did a great job of setting it all up. They made us feel as if we were part of the family. Pam's husband came in we had dinner, everything was great. Look forward to going back next year. Thanks again for everything. Rick

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind words. We look forward to your return visit.

- Anne (Director)


a gem in the making

3.8 on December 22, 2015

My husband and I were seeking quaint accommodations for our final night in the Midwest. We came across the Christmas House, but were hesitant due to some mixed reviews. We inquired by phone and the innkeepers graciously answered our questions. Then, they warmly welcomed and allowed us to observe the accommodations. Their efforts gave us confidence and we chose to stay and were rewarded with excellent hospitality and dinner recommendations. Downtown was lovely; all decorated for Christmas, and our food and service at the Italian restaurant was a true finale to our trip. We concluded the evening with an after dinner cocktail with Pamela as we learned the history of the Christmas House. In the morning, Ann and Pamela prepared a spectacular display for breakfast around our schedule and encouraged us to return and offered additional attractions to consider along our final route. As Ann and Pamela openly stated the Christmas House is a working progress. They requested feedback and sincerely desire to make each guest’s stay special. The room ~Our floors were freshly vacuumed and our bathroom very clean! Our only complaint was although the bed linens appeared newly purchased they were stiff and scratchy and we would have preferred white. Additionally, those with allergies should know they have "furry friends" which they offer to put away to if we were not inclined to pets. All in all, my husband and I agreed that if we are able to visit the area again we would love to return to see the progress!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind and helpful words. We appreciate you taking the time out to give us helpful suggestions. Those scratchy sheets are there no longer! Please come back and stay to take in our wonderful Lake Michigan!

- Anne (Director)


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Rooms & Rates

Grand Suite

Located on the third floor of this mansion is a spacious two room suite with private bath. The view of all of East Park is to be seen from each room. The bedroom is private from the living room by french doors. The bedroom contains a king size four poster bed.

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

Carriage House

3 bedroom 2 full bath fully furnished apartment

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 3 Queen

Studio Suite

Located on the third floor of the mansion, this wonderfully spacious Suite comes with two queen size adjustable beds, private bath, kitchenette.couch and chair. TV, WIFI, DVD player, Dining room table.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Tranquility Suite

Relax in this East facing room that overlooks the yard and has a view of Lake Michigan. Located on the third floor of the mansion, this room has private bath with Jacuzzi tub, a king size bed, and kitchenette.

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

The Glam Suite

Located on the third floor of the mansion, this room has a king size bed, a private bath and kitchenette complete with mini refrigerator and microwave.

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

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Location

Location Type

Downtown

Airport

Milwaukee, WI (MKE-General Mitchell Intl.) 19.7 miles miles

Directions to property:

Take E Layton Ave to S Pennsylvania Ave 2 min (0.7 mi) Head south on S Brust Ave toward E Price Ave 0.2 mi Turn left onto E Layton Ave Turn right onto S Pennsylvania Ave Continue on Nicholson Ave to South Milwaukee 7 min (3.5 mi) Take Douglas Ave to Goold St in Racine 18 min (10.9 mi) Take N Main St to 10th St

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Mansion

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fireplace, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Kitchenette, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00pm/special
  • Check Out:: 12:00pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only We allow smoking in the yard and on the porch.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes We allow children of families.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No We have pets. We can help you find a day care for yours.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We will put a hold on your card unless you pay in advance.
  • Cancellations: You will receive a full refund if cancelling before 14 days from the date of your reservation. Half will be returned within 14 days of reservation. There will be no refund if cancelled less than 7 days from reservation. No call/No Show will result in a charge in full. Cancellations must be received by phone. YOU MAY NOT EMAIL US YOUR CANCELLATION. We will return a cancellation message by phone to inform you if there will be any charges.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Pamela Deskins

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

As a child I visited the Christmas House and dreamed that one day I would live there. With a love and appreciation for the past, I am a preservationist and have restored many old homes with a hands-on approach. This historical landmark mansion is now my home that I want to share with people. I love to go on the hunt for a bargain and when it involves something old that is the highlight of my day.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten-free


Signature Dish

Bird's Nest Breakfast
We love our twist on this delicious old time recipe. We use inch thick fresh bread and toast it right in the pan. Then we top it with a bit of fresh cheddar cheese to make it extra special. Served with seasonal fruit this will start your morning off to a good start.


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