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Black Point Estate

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Address: 4270 Southland Rd, Lake Geneva, WI
Phone Number: 262 248 1888
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Description: This mansion was once the summer estate of 19th-century beer magnate...
This mansion was once the summer estate of 19th-century beer magnate Conrad Seipp.
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What a beautiful place on a beautiful lake

This is the most beautiful historical mansion. You get a ticket at Riviera Dock or can go online and get it there. Very convenient online. You then board a boat for a 45 min... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is the most beautiful historical mansion. You get a ticket at Riviera Dock or can go online and get it there. Very convenient online. You then board a boat for a 45 min boat trip, past gorgeous homes and you get a nice narrative from the boat operator. I loved the corny jokes he told on the excursion and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I treated my (very fit) mother to a weekend at Lake Geneva for her 73rd Birthday and we truly enjoyed our tour of Black Point Estate. The tour includes a 45 minute boat ride to and from the estate while passengers enjoy stories about the history of Lake Geneva and numerous mansions which surround the Lake. Once the boat arrives... More 

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Woodridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I took the tour yesterday, it was a beautiful day on the lake, the tour guides were informative. I enjoyed the Victorian charm of the house and it was interesting to hear about the history around Black Point. Well worth the trip. Oh yes, climbing the stairs was not bad at all, it barely got my heart rate up.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Worth the 161 steps to reach the house if you are physically able and capable of the hike up. This amazing property is only assessable via Gage Tour Boat that you catch from the Riveria Pier in downtown Lake Geneva. The home's furnishings are authentic as they are the original not reproductions of what might have been there based on... More 

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Northbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We took the Black Point Estate Cruise and Tour on what had to be one of the best days of summer this past Tuesday. And it was the highlight of a perfect day! On the boat: Captain Mike and tour guide/bartender, Evan, did an outstanding job. Their ongoing narrative about Lake Geneva and the magnificent homes and estates on the... More 

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Just took the Black Point cruise with a dear friend. We both enjoy Victorian homes, and this one has been in the family for generations. It is not as elaborate as the Pabst mansion in Milwaukee because it was the summer home of a Beer baron and his family. A linen bedspread bears the original patching as it " was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We very much enjoyed our visit to Black Point Estate. It felt like a trip back in time. As you will learn when you go, the family left many of their personal items along with the house to the state. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the house, the surrounding and the time period. Well worth the... More 

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Spring Green, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Loved our tour of this mansion, Guide was well educated on the family that Ives there and seemed like you took a step back in time!

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

beautiful estate. very interesting history of the family and the house. with the tour allowed more time. tour guide sounded like he could have talked hours about the history of the house and family. and i could have spent more time listening, and looking around.

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Cologne, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The boat tour out to the home was scenic and informative. Amazing and well kept home. Tour guide was very informative!

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