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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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This is well worth a visit to this lovely summer home belonging to the Seipp family. All original furniture and paintings Frank is a very knowledgeable guide and so friendly, nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Majorca, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is well worth a visit to this lovely summer home belonging to the Seipp family. All original furniture and paintings Frank is a very knowledgeable guide and so friendly, nice man. You can visit with the cruise line from Lake Geneva and sail around the lake looking at other famous homes . This would be a three and a... More 

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Monee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I really wanted to see this estate, but, knew that neither my daughter nor I could climb the 130 stairs from the boat landing. I called Black Point and they allowed us to drive there. It is a beautiful home inside and out. It has gone thru generations and the last of the family to own it did not have... More 

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Freeport, Illinois
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234 reviews 234 reviews
101 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a great property but the family that donated the home left everything. The caretakers have kept everything. It was hard looking at wonderful 19th century home and shag carpet, dishwasher in the kitchen. Just because the family left the home in a certain state I truly think you need to pick a time period and give the public... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I went on this tour last week with my preteen-aged child and a friend. Taking the boat from Gage Marina on a dreary and drizzly grey day, the boat portion was OK, however the tour operators on that end should do well to add more precise details as to which house we are to be looking at along the way... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If you like history you'll love the this place. Be aware that you can only visit by BOAT! You take a Lake Geneva Boat Line trip and you visit Blackpoint as part of it. I have visited 3 times, and I'm ready to go again. Gorgeous property, high up, with a beautiful view of the lake. You need to climb... More 

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Black Point is really cool to see. However it is quite the hike up the stairs. I had two meniscus tears (didn't know it at the time) so the stairs were extremely painful. I suggest for those with breathing issues, weight issues to take it nice and slow. Stop along the way and catch your breath. I tried keeping up... More 

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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23 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Get a glimpse of a time long gone by visiting the historic Black Point Estate. Only reachable by water and then a long hike up the stairs to the main house based on an agreement to keep the peace with the neighboring property owners. Great views from the top floors of the house and a real trip back in time.

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wisconsin
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is an interesting look at how life use to be on Lake Geneva. You take a boat to get to this property. Once there you have to climb many steps. However, the view from the house of the lake is beautiful. The tour guides give a very good description of what life would have been on the lake in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
68 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Address: Address: 4270 Southland Rd, Lake Geneva, WI
Phone Number: 262 248 1888
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Lake Geneva

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