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“I Wish I Had Booked Elsewhere” 3 of 5 stars
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W4232 West End Rd, Lake Geneva, WI 53147   |  
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Ranked #7 of 15 Lake Geneva B&B and Inns
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“I Wish I Had Booked Elsewhere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2009

Based on the positive reviews on TA, I was looking forward to our visit here. Unfortunately, it really was not what I'd hoped it would be. Most other reviewers were happy with their experience, and ours was not all negative. The lakefront location and the views are great. The hostess tried to be helpful However, overall it was disappointing for us. For the right people, this could be an enjoyable place to stay.

The positives: Great location and views. Price OK for the size of room, but the condition was not good. Had the condition been good, it would have been a bargain. The hostess was helpful.

The negatives: There was no wireless internet access available to guests because they did not know the password. When I made the reservation, I specifically asked if they had internet access, and was told that they did.

The room was in need of an overhaul, with the condition of things approaching shabby. Three light bulbs were missing. They were replaced, but it just demonstrates poor maintenance.

The floor of the bathtub was dangerously slippery, especially when using the liquid soap they provided (no bar soap). There was no rubber mat to avoid an accident.

The television reception was poor.

The freezer had old food in it from other visitors.

When I made the reservation, we agreed on french toast for breakfast because someone in our party didn't like egg dishes. For breakfast, we had an egg dish.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2009

What a great place. We recently stayed three nights in a suite -- with enough room for 2 adults and 2 children. The beds were comfortable, and the Inn is right on Lake Como, so if you are interested in visiting Lake Geneva, but would like a break from the hustle and bustle of the area, I would recommend staying here. You are only 10 minute drive, max, from Lake Geneva, but you are on a smaller lake, not as much boat traffic. You can sit out on a deck and enjoy the lake side views. Great restaraunt right next door. I agree with the other reviews, breakfasts were great.

They have a large selection of DVDs, and a wonderful communal living area that looks out over the lake.

I would recommend this place to my friends in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2009

We were looking for a relaxing place to get away for the weekend and the Water's Edge was just that. We loved sitting on the deck overlooking the beautiful lake and hearing the birds singing on one of the first warm days of spring. Marge and Dom were very inviting and we enjoyed talking with them and learning more about them and the history of the area. The Inn was very clean, quiet, comfy and the breakfasts were delicious. We would like to return some day.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2008

This Bed and Breakfast is fabulous. I stayed here with my girlfriend and both of us enjoyed our stay here immensely. We simply had a great time. The host and hostess were very nice and treated us like we were part of their family. We don't have one negative thing to say about this place. We will definitely go back soon.

  • Liked — The Spa Shower and Privacy
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  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2004

We first spent a weekend at this beautiful B&B a little over a year ago, and have returned there several times since. The ambience of the inn and the warm welcome of the innkeepers makes it feel like visiting someone's beautiful home. It's a great place to relax and lose the stress of everyday life. Beds are comfortable, TV/VCR in each room, beautiful dock and decks where you can sit out and enjoy the sounds of nature. And oh, what delicious breakfast is served! Enjoyed it so much that we even gave gift certificates to our sons to enjoy an overnight. Looking forward to the next weekend we can get up there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2004

We spent a wonderful family weekend at Lake Geneva. I travel a great deal and stay at hotels all week so we decided to take a chance on a bed and breakfast. Our family joined us for our stay and we plan to continue this new tradition at Water's Edge yearly. We stayed in a suite at the Water's Edge that had a very comfortable king size bed , sitting area with dvd/vc player, private bath with 2 showers and a huge bathtub. We had a beautiful view looking out over Lake Como. The host and hostess were very welcoming without being intrusive. breakfast on both days was served on a beautiful deck over looking the lake. We had a homemade frittata with all the trimmings one morning and delicious french toast with fresh fruit the next. The sunsets on the deck in the evening were spectacular along with complementary drinks and several tasty treats offered. Our hosts arranged a special Italian family dinner for all of us at the Water's Edge one evening. It was fantastic!! All this for what a regular hotel room at one of the oher resorts would have cost me! I would recommend this place to anyone visiting the Lake Geneva area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2004

Great Place to relax with it's beautiful scenery. Close to all attractions. Excellent hospitality and Breakfast. We will return!

  • Stayed May 2008
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: W4232 West End Rd, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Lake Geneva
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #7 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Lake Geneva
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