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One of the grandest homes in Racine’s historical district, the Lochnaiar Inn (from the Gaelic “on the water”) is majestically situated high atop a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. With its unparalleled panoramic view of the lake and adjacent parks, you will soon forget where you are and relax in a grand experience. Our restored English Tudor inn with its seven spacious guest rooms. Each of our rooms or suites displays its own personality, and is uniquely decorated and furnished for the visitor looking for that extra degree of comfort and pampering while away from home. Boasting canopied four-poster beds, private baths with luxuriously deep empress tubs and pedestal sinks, gleaming wood floors and fresh-cut flowers are standard fare, while several rooms include cozy fireplaces and Jacuzzi. For the business traveler we also have fax machine, wireless internet and laundry service. Lochnaiar Inn is situated just a short walk from downtown Racine and the thriving marina area, where you’ll find a variety of recreational activities and festivals year-round. Whether you are looking for that quiet refuge from the world, a comfortable window seat to curl up and read your favorite book, or a wide variety of recreational opportunities, The Lochnaiar Inn experience is a treat you won’t soon forget.
5 on October 06, 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay at Lochnaiar. We were warmly greeted, and Shea filled us in on the history of the building. The décor is beautiful, and the breakfast was delicious. We were on the 3rd floor and had a great view of Lake Michigan. There is a bike/walking path along the lake that we hoped to use. Unfortunately, it was windy and raining while we were there. Hope to return soon!
4.6 on September 08, 2016
My husband and I enjoyed a lovely stay at Lochnaiar Inn. First of all, the lighting was so lovely in the first floor dining and seating areas with lovely Lake and Garden views. The wine, cheese and sausage the first night were very tasty. Bed was very comfortable. Decor throughout the entire facility was fresh and beautifully done. Would definitely stay again, but next time for two nights.
4.6 on August 20, 2016
We just wanted a spot where we could unwind with a view of a lake. What a wonderful surprise the Lochanair was! Charm and serenity incarnate overlooking the blue expanse of Lake Michigan (gorgeous sunrise!). Our room was spotless and comfortable. Delicious breakfast. Owners strive to make guests at home with amenities like coffee, tea, cold drinks and snacks. Our fellow guests were a delight. Highly recommend the Lochanair!
4.6 on August 17, 2016
Lochnaiar is such a beautiful and serene place to visit. The Premium suite is AMAZING! The shower alone is the most relaxing, amazing, and perfect for more than one reason. The jetted extra large tub is absolutely perfect with candles and bath salts for added extras! And the view is spectacular! So the room was BEAUTIFUL, PERFECT, and AMAZING, but the owners are just as AWESOME, KIND, and WELCOMING with all the little "extras" from an upgrade just because they felt we may need a little extra, to the wine and cheese from 5-7, the refrigerator in the hall filled with various sodas and drinks, to the snacks and York peppermint patties. There are games and movies available to use as you wish, and the home is decorated so beautifully and serene. Thank YOU, because YOU made our visit to Racine worth the trip!
4.2 on August 13, 2016
Great location on the lake in Racine. We took many walks along the lake front and through the historic homes neighborhood. Gorgeous decor, great shower. We were there during the week so didn't get to experience the breakfast other than breads, boiled eggs, etc. They did have Bendsen's Kringle every morning.
5 on August 12, 2016
While in Racine, I had a sinus infection so stayed in our beautiful room for the bulk of our visit. I can't think of a more comfortable or accommodating place to be while feeling under the weather. Thanks Shea for being so helpful.
4.6 on August 08, 2016
Lovely room on the third floor. Nice amenities on each floor, and also wine and cheese in early evening.
4.2 on August 01, 2016
The place had an amazing view and the owner was extremely nice and helpful.
4.8 on July 28, 2016
This is a luxury inn without the price. Stayed here for a weekend with some members of our family. Didn't expect the level of quality of accommodations we had here. The interior decoration was tasteful done. We enjoyed wine and cheese hour and continental breakfast as well as a tasty, sit down breakfast between 9 and 10am. The place is spotlessly clean. There is a nice 3-mile loop along Lake Michigan that takes one to a fishing pier and marina. Town of Racine is not too far.
4.8 on July 25, 2016
My stay at the Lochnaiar was the highlight of my visit to Racine. The inn is beautifully appointed inside and out. The beds are super confortable and the bathrooms are spacious and even beautiful! The hosts are friendly, helpful and always accessible. The amenities and aesthetics abound. The unobstructed view of Lake Michigan is magnificent. The location is ideal - near downtown but on a quiet street. I highly recommend the Lochnaiar.
Originally the childrens playroom this bright and cheery suite has views of Lake Michigan with a king size sleigh bed overlooking the real flame fireplace. There is also a seperate sitting area with a sleeper sofa and comfy chair for relaxing. The spacious bath has jacuzzi tub with shower and a pedistal sink.
Our exquisite Master suite features a queen size bed with lovely views of Lake Michigan and the fireplace with original mantles. French doors lead to your own private sunroom with sitting area and table and chairs. A perfect place for morning coffee. The bathroom has a freestanding double jaccuzi bath overlooking another original fireplace and a massive walk in shower. It also can be attached to room 3 for use as a two bedroom suite.
Lovely room on second floor that can also be joined to the Master Suite to create a two bedroom suite. It has a pretty mansion queen size bed and a double window with window seat that looks out over Lake Michigan. There is also a real flame freplace that completes the room. The original bath has a deep soaking empress soaking tub with ceiling rain shower along with pedistal sink.
Downtown, Lakefront, Lakeview, Secluded, Urban, Waterview
Milwaukee, WI (MKE-General Mitchell Intl.) 26 miles
Coming from I-94 take exit 325 Hwy 20/ Washington Ave. Take Washington Ave down to merge with 14th St veer to right on to 14th Street. Drive East to Lake and turn left on to Main Street and drive North to 11th Street. Turn right onto 11th Street and drive East 1 block to Lochnaiar on right side of street
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Night life, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Tours, University, Zoo
Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel, Mansion
Air conditioning, Bike rental, Board games, Ceiling fans, Childcare, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access, Wired internet
Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Upon Request
Egg Cups with Smoked Apple Sausage
This dish was handed down to us by my mother who makes it on our family weekend breakfast. It consists of eggs, heavey cream, ham or bacon, and seasoning cooked in a cupcake pan for delicious, fluffy egg baskets. Pair that with our delicious apple smoked sausage and you have a great start to your weekend.