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Maxwell Mansion

421 Baker Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 (Formerly Golden Oaks Mansion)
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Maxwell Mansion
Ranked #4 of 15 Lake Geneva B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My hubby and I held our wedding ceremony at The Baker House and used the Maxwell Mansion as our reception area. The historic mansion is absolutely magical and the new owner, Bethany completely renovated the Maxwell Mansion rooms so we were some of the first guests along with my family for our wedding weekend. She has impeccable taste that is... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I found this inn online and booked it by phone. The accommodations and hospitality of the innkeepers were first-rate. It was a bit pricey, but as I said, everything was excellent, making for good value. Nice room, nice lounge areas and friendly people. And breakfast was terrific. I highly recommend.

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Richfield, Wisconsin, United States
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

My wife and I used to love the former inn-Golden Oaks and we stayed there several times. It was closed for about a year and now has new owners. It is not even really open now, they will take your $, but will not return phone calls or e-mails and badly messed up the reservation for anniversary weekend in Lk... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We stayed here with a group of 5 people. The mansion is the oldest in Lake Geneva and you can feel the history as soon as you walk through the doors! We had a suite that included 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The one bedroom had a queen size bed and a twin, the other room had a King size... More

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

What a wonderful place to stay! From the moment we arrived & received a nice tour & history of the property... until we left with a treat to go, as well as the recipe... Everything was great! After arrival we enjoyed a very relaxing evening at the Juicy Olive Lounge. We loved meeting some of the locals & couldn't stop... More

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Round Lake Park, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

A really neat historic mansion. Walking distance to town. Loved the fact that there was a martini lounge on the first floor. Our stay included breakfast, and there was a very small window of opportunity to get it in the morning (between 8:30-9am). But let me tell you, it was way worth it! Overall, great service, friendly staff, great experience!

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Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

Nice B&B in a good location close to the lake and downtown Lake Geneva. Large room and decent size bathroom. The worst part of our stay and the reason that we will never stay again at this B&B, and why we give it such a low overall rating, is that we got locked out of the main entrance one evening... More

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naggom, Owner at Maxwell Mansion, responded to this review

I can't tell you how disappointing it is to read that you would go on trip advisor and give an overall low rating to us when you even admitted what a great place this was, because of your own doing! Especially because you are the one that locked yourself out by dead bolting the door! The reason that the door... More

Centerton, Arkansas
Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
33 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

Great location in Lake Geneva- a two block walk to lake and downtown area. We stayed in room 202- very roomy with comfy bed and spacious bathroom. Very nice tour of the mansion. Breakfast was delicious- all homemade and served on the enclosed porch. Just coffee/water and pastry for pm snack. There is a restaurant and bar, (closed for private... More

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

Each year I make a point to visit some of the beautiful cities in Wisconsin where I live. This summer I made time to visit one of my favorites. On my recent trip to Lake Geneva I decided I wanted to stay at a Resort Hotel. Rather that registering at a name brand location I chose to pick a location... More

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North Chicago, Illinois
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113 reviews 113 reviews
33 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

We thought it would be fun to go to the Ice Festival in Lake Geneva & found the Golden Oaks Mansion B&B to stay at. It has history that dates back I believe to 1865...It used to have acres and acres of Lake Geneva but slowly sold off to other places to build. It was lovely. They have a TeaHouse... More

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Address: 421 Baker Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 (Formerly Golden Oaks Mansion)
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Lake Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Golden Oaks Mansion Hotel Lake Geneva

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Maxwell Mansion, est 1856, in Lake Geneva, Wi is a charming escape for couples, friends and families to rest and relax in comfort and history. Built originally as the personal home to one of Chicago & Lake Geneva's founding fathers, Dr. Phillip Maxwell, the Inn offers guests picture perfect glimpse into the past. Updated with modern amenities but full of original character and charm the Maxwell Mansion located only 1 block from beautiful Lake Geneva is an ideal place to stay. Mansion grounds and ballroom are also available for Private Parties.NEW! WE ARE UNDERGOING VAST IMPROVEMENTS FOR SUMMER 2013 & WILL BE TRULY ONLINE IN MAY 2013 ... more   less 
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