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Baker House
327 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva, WI 53147   |  
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Ranked #1 of 14 hotels in Lake Geneva
Chicago, Illinois
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“Journey Back in Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

After reading the reviews on The Baker House my wife and I decided to give it a try. Needless to say the reviews had it right. What a wonderful experience. We drove in early to have their Sunday brunch before checking in to the hotel. Katrina greeted us at the reception area and from then on we were treated to wonderful food, a fantastic suite and outstanding service by the staff. Katrina gave us a tour and some historical highlights of the property before seating us at our table. Brent was our butler and he made the stay at Baker House a journey back in time. He showed us to our suite and the second floor lounge areas for guests with the wonderful antiques and period décor. It captured a snapshot in time when the house was at it's prime and how the people might have lived in such elegance even if it was only their summer cottage. Brent was always available and provided us with fantastic service during our stay. Both brunch and dinner were excellent and the sunset toast was a delight. Check out went smoothly and we received a little treat basket for our drive home. During our stay we were treated more like family than a guest in a hotel. Will be back to the Baker House again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

The Baker House is a fabulous place to stay.
We went there, my husband and I, to spend 3 nights in this unusual place.
We received a 5 stars welcome. The butler was particularly friendly and welcoming.
We had a complete visit of the House and they gave us a glass of champagne.
Our room (Bordeaux room) was fantastic. Each detail was carefully thought.
It is really a place out of time. The staff is dressed up and it is really nice.
There is a background music which is very nice and relaxing.
You have really the impression to be a VIP.
The breakfast is particularly good: great coffee, fresh fruits and especially good croissants, and pains au chocolat.
We had the opportunity to taste also the restaurant and the food was really good too.
Of course, the price is expensive but having this experience once in your lifetime is priceless!!!
If you go to Lake Geneva, do not hesitate to stop at the Baker House. It is worth it!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Woodstock, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Step back in to restored elegance in Lake Geneva, Wi. when you arrive at this beautiful property on the shore of Geneva Lake. Guests are greeted by a friendly staff eager to serve you and help you enjoy your experience to the fullest. In particular Jonathan and Bethany are there to ensure your visit is unique and unforgettable. We were also fortunate to meet an amazing staff member from the culinary staff named Debbie Mindham. An honorable mention goes out to Kelsey as well. Trust me when I say you've never been to a place like Baker House because there is no place like Baker House.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 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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Vandalia, Ohio
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We have been to Baker House for their Sunday brunch - fabulous selection, never stuffy, very fun especially since we got to select our own chapeaus! Been there for a Girls' Night Out for dinner in the summer - wonderful food. A sweet ritual of toasting the sunset on the front lawn with champagne and live music - some of the women wore their own fascinators! If you didn't bring your own - they have ones you can wear. Great menu with small and large plates. One of the downstairs parlors had a pianist who sang and she was great - wonderful to enjoy a drink and the music.

However, best of all - we stayed in the Champagne suite a couple Fridays ago- waited on by two butlers - Jonathan in the evening who started us off with champagne and Brent in the morning. The room was divinely decorated, the bed so wonderful, you never wanted to leave it. Lovely fireplace and in-room music. But you have never seen such a bathroom, gigantic room - smoked mirrors, chandeliers, a show with a hand-held spray, and overhead rain shower and various shower jets. There is also a surprise that gave us a laugh in the bathroom. If there wasn't a tiny bit of silliness to the place it would be really stuffy. However, it was never stuffy. Jonathan was delightful - very friendly and took care of us in the evening; Brent was wonderful - brought us our coffee and croissants along with fruit in the small sitting room facing Lake Geneva - great view no matter what time of year. If you want to be pampered but might be afraid of trying something so grand - don't be scared. Walk - no, run to Baker House. We'll be going back in the fall. Can't wait to try all the rooms. It's a 7 hour drive for us but definitely worth it. Thank you, Baker House owners and staff - we're coming back!!!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary at the Baker House last weekend. The moment we arrived, we were greeted by the costumed bellman and the butler. After a tour of the upper level (just for guests!) and our lovely Champagne Room, we settled into a parlor seat with cocktails in hand. Our room was beautiful with a small view of Lake Geneva and a warm fireplace. The bathroom smallish to put out a lot of personal items but the fur covered bench, the heated floor, and the awesome shower all make up for it! I loved all the choices for shower water spray! We placed one of the adorable cards on our door -"Over the moon so please let us swoon"- and did not get disturbed by a soul until our coffee and continental breakfast trays arrived at our preselected time the next morning. We were sent off with a basket of bottled waters and cookies. What a truly decadent and wonderful time!!

Room Tip: We loved the Champagne Room but would also like to try the Black and Red room some time! All four ro...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Louisville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

It seems as if our experiences just keep getting better all the time. I have to attribute that to trip advisor and steering clear of problems. This place is great! The staff are super friendly and do whatever it takes to make your stay a great experience. We stayed in the tower room and it was perfect. The steam shower is something to experience. One of the neatest places we have been to and will certainly return.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I could not have been more pleased with my time at the Baker house. From the food to staff to accommodations we were pampered and cared exceedingly well. This is the kind of place you don't want to miss!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Baker House

Address: 327 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Lake Geneva
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 hotels in Lake Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Indulge Yourself at Lake Geneva's NEWEST, MOST LUXURIOUS Boutique Hotel on the lake. Designed with a hint of vintage glamour, and a dash of old world aristocracy you will be completely swept away to a world of Gilded Age living within this decadent lake-front mansion.Every room has lake views and original working gas fireplace, stretch out across the signature "Baker House Bed" with King size, hand-made mattress by OSTERMOOR and travel back in time as you melt into the softest sheets you've ever experienced. Guests are provided with room service, private bar and lake view dining room as well as private Butler and exclusive access to the English gardens during the day and reserved garden pavilion for al fresco dining & cocktails in the evening. The "Baker House Bath" is rumored to be ranked as one of the "Sexiest in America". Select between decadent steam showers built for 2 with rain head and multiple massaging sprays or submerse yourself in an over-sized soaking Jacuzzi tub with aromatic bath salts. All baths are equipped with heated marble floors, state-of-the-art Grohe fixtures and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries.For your convenience and enjoyment, modern amenities of flat screen television with DirectTV, in room Wi-Fi, refrigerators, safes and hair dryers are standard in all rooms.BEST Panoramic Views, Lakefront Garden Lounge, Listed on the NATIONAL REGISTER of HISTORIC PLACES, 13 Original Fireplaces, Decadent Furnishings make the Mansion suites a truly memorable time for every guest. ... more   less 
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