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Black Point Estate

Address: 4270 Southland Rd, Lake Geneva, WI
Phone Number: 262 248 1888
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Lake Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This mansion was once the summer estate of 19th-century beer magnate Conrad Seipp.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This mansion was once the summer estate of 19th-century beer magnate Conrad Seipp.

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Black Point is a wonderful opportunity to step back in time and see life on Geneva Lake as it once was in all its grandeur. The home had remained in the same family since it was built in 1888 and was in use by the family until 2005. The home contains much of the original furniture, rugs, paintings etc. The... More 

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Freeport, Illinois
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102 reviews 102 reviews
60 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you can make it up the over 100 stairs from the lake to the house, you will be in for a real treat. The house is wonderful and the grounds are beautiful.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

This was an excellent experience. The guided boat tour of Geneva Lake provided insight to the history of the entire area. Black Pointe was a fascinating tour of an 1880 era home and the family that lived there thru the years. Loads of original artifacts. Knowledgeable docents provided intimate detail. Overall a tremendous experience I would highly recommend.

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Toledo, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is an interesting house and the person who conducted the tour was very knowledgeable and interesting. Most people come on the tour boat but you can arrive by car also.

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Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The house is beautiful, docents so informative and the grounds and view of the lake awesome. The tour is well worth the price. The furnishings and detail to the integrity of the house and period are perfect.

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Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Good thing I am in shape! 120 stairs. Someone should describe this when reserving tickets. Fantastic tour. Loved the docent. Boat tour out and back was great. Keep up the good work!

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Lake Geneva WI
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A historic site on Lake Geneva. The house was retored to the original which is over 50 years old. The only thing I disliked is that one has to take a boat then use their pier and walk up the embankment. It is a long climb

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Des Moines, Iowa
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36 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

120 steps up, then 120 steps back down. That said, plenty of places to stop along the way. The original antiques are amazing, and docents very knowledgable. The boat tour there and back was narrated by our great Captain. In hindsight, I would have pre-ordered the sandwich or salad for the trip back. They offer youth and adult friendly beverages... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We got the black point boating tour package which includes tour around the lake and will stop by this beautiful house. The tour guide will give you education about the history of the house and also building structures and materials. Very interesting and you should definitely visit !

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Winfield, Illinois, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Access is only from the lakeside dock. Many stairs to navigate to reach the house, but well worth it. The home hasn't been modernized and you can see how summers were enjoyed here a century ago. The boat trip to the house was pleasant.

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