Lochnaiar Inn

1121 Lake Ave , Racine, WI 53403-1924 USA (Show map)

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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.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Wonderful Get-away

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!

A Charming Stay

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.

Serene surprise, gorgeous sunrise

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!

Thankful for the small things!

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!

Beautiful Inn on Lake Michigan

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.

Family Visit

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.

Family reunion weekend

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.

Great B&B

4.2 on August 01, 2016

The place had an amazing view and the owner was extremely nice and helpful.

Lovely Inn, Nice Location

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.

The perfect inn

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.

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Rooms & Rates

Room 4 Lake View Standard

Cozy rooms with queen size beds and views of Lake Michigan. The baths have standard showers.

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

Room 7 Standard Suite

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.

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

Room 2 Premium Suite

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.

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

Room 1 Street View Standard

Spacious room with western exposure for warm afternoons, with a queen size bed. It has a oversized shower that is handicap accessible.

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

Room 5 Street View Premium

Spacious room with Western view to get afternoon sun. Has queen size sleigh bed and an original bath room with empress soaking tub and ceiling rain shower.

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

Room 3 Lake View Premium

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.

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

Room 6 Lake View Standard

Cozy rooms with queen size beds and views of Lake Michigan. The baths have standard showers.

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

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Location Type

Downtown, Lakefront, Lakeview, Secluded, Urban, Waterview


Milwaukee, WI (MKE-General Mitchell Intl.) 26 miles

Directions to property:

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

Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel, Mansion

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 3pm to 10pm
  • Check Out:: 12 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: first night stay, or 20% for a stay longer then 3 days
  • Cancellations: A 48 hour cancellation policy is in effect, except for holidays where a 2 week notice is required. If a reservation is cancelled less then 48 hours / 2 week period immediately preceding the reservation date, the individual guaranteeing the reservation will be charged for the reservation in full. If we are able to re-rent the cancelled reservation, you will not be charged the full amount. ALL cancellations will be charged a 20% cancellation fee. @ WEEK CANCELLATION POLICY: A 2 week notice is required but not limited to the following periods: New Years Eve, Valentines Day, Easter Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend, The Fourth of July, Labor Day Weekend and two days before Thanksgiving through New Years. GROUP RESERVATIONS: (2 or more rooms) require a 3 week notice at all times.
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Shea Leech and Sandra Johnson

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About the innkeepers

I enjoy taking care of people, entertaining, decorating and cooking so it just seemed like a natural fit.

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  • Time Served: 6:30-8:30am / 9:00-10am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Upon Request

Signature Dish

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.


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