A Peaceful Weekend in Lake Geneva

Have you ever heard of Maxwell Mansion in Lake Geneva? I recently stayed there and had to share my experience! Well you pull up to Maxwell Mansion, you feel like your going back into time.

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In the Spring of 1855 prominent Chicago Surgeon and real estate prospector Dr. Philip Maxwell started construction of a large, handsome summer dwelling in Lake Geneva on land he had acquired years earlier, which at the time was “lakefront” property. The estate was named “The Oaks” in honor of the centuries-old trees surrounding the mansion.

We walked past the front area, past the beautiful gardens to check in..

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It was peaceful & a simply smooth check-in.  Then we we’re walked to our room.  The customer service is top notch & everyone was so pleasant!

The rooms are gorgeous and so comfortable! Look how adorable the bed is:

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And the jaczzui tub lights up different colors!

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The grounds at the Maxwell Mansion are literally beautiful!

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We had dinner at the Baker House!

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The Baker House is actually owned by the same people & is walking distance from the Maxwell Mansion.  Built in 1885 as a summer residence for Mrs. Robert Hall Baker, (Emily), the 17,000 square foot, 30 room, Queen Anne Mansion was first named “Redwood Cottage” with the exterior shingles being made all from the great Californian Redwoods.

Even though it rained and down poured that night, it was a pleasant and quick walk.   You walk into the Baker House & you are surrounded by vintage hats.  They encourage their guests to grab a hat and have fun with it during their dinner experience.  I highly highly recommend the cheese platter and amazing chocolate fondue! It was extremely delicious.  I had the steak & it was average, but the cheese platter and fondue we’re out of this world!

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After a relaxing evening, we went back to the Maxwell mansion to relax and enjoy the evening.  We sat outside our room to relax in this area on top.  It had couches and comfy pillows.

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The only downfall is they have quite time at night, so you have to whisper around the campfires and outside which is kind of hard when you are talking.  Regardless it was a pleasant evening.

Then we enjoyed a beautiful champagne brunch the next morning overlooking the water at the Baker House. It was a delicious brunch.  They had many breakfast items and you ventured throughout the House to enjoy different types of food.  The only downfall is there are lids on the warmers and it’s hard to take each lid off, hold your plate and grab food all at the same time.  The atmosphere is extremely relaxing and enjoyable.  Again, the staff are top notch throughout both locations!

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We ended our Lake Geneva experience with an amazing historical boat tour through Lake Geneva Cruise Line.  It was a phenomenal experience. Extremely relaxing and very informative! We enjoyed it very much!

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Overall the Maxwell Mansion & the Baker House have everything you need combined between the two locations.  I can’t wait to bring all the family there and stay there again soon!  I think it’s amazing place for a weekend getaway to relax or bring the whole family and rent out a few rooms!

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10 Responses to A Peaceful Weekend in Lake Geneva

  1. Nicole says:

    I love the cheese!!

  2. Steve says:

    I always go to Milwaukee or Green Bay. Sounds like I’ve gotta make a weekend trip to Lake Geneva! What is the downtown area like? Is it congested or quite?

  3. Mandy E. says:

    Cheese & the Dells!!!

  4. Trina says:

    I agree that the cheese platter looks amazing! My favorite part of Wisconsin and Lake Geneva is the cheese.

  5. Jessica says:

    Not a fan of either Baker House or Maxwell. There are so many other enjoyable & fun places to stay

  6. Kevin says:

    We always stop at the cheese castle.

  7. Patty says:

    Love that bed and I love Lake Geneva

  8. Chris says:

    Wisconsin has the most beautiful scenic drives. I love that we live close enough to visit often

  9. Amy M. says:

    It’s a tie between cheese curds and the beautiful lakes!

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