6 stars! My wife and I stayed at The Baker House for a memorable and incredibly pleasant 20 hours. Upon arrival Jonathan our butler gave us a tour of the house, settled us in our room, and brought champagne on a silver dish for us to enjoy. It is a beautiful space filled with all sorts of antiques, books, and every type of old fashion hat. It is like being in a museum (decorated for Christmas of course), except you are encouraged to touch and play with everything! We stayed in the lovely Champagne Suite. Very luxurious and comfortable. We cleaned up for dinner in the large bathroom with the shower affectionately called ‘The Car Wash’ with 6 shower heads. Dinner was a delicious affair, we were seated in large arm chairs in front of a fire for our multi-course dinner of shared small plates. Started with crab soup, followed by baked brie, chicken sliders, and of course the highlight, a dessert of milk chocolate fondue with many things for dipping. Our cocktails were strong and varied, with the whole dinner managed by our attentive butler. Following dinner we settled into lounge chairs in the upstairs window seat to watch the perfect snow storm from the warmth of our second floor window.
After a wonderful night sleep in the comfortable bed we arose to enjoy, simply put, the Best Morning Meal of Our Lives. It was far beyond a breakfast or brunch, the buffet ranging from breakfast favorites like made-to-order eggs benedict, biscuits & gravy, thick cut bacon, and the best French toast I have ever had (with a bananas foster syrup) to lunch fare like crab cakes, artichoke dip, and roast beef. Of course you can’t miss the variety of colorful dessert tables over-flowing with decadent treats. As we finished our 6 or 7th plate we were visited by Santa, who roamed the tables with warm ho-ho-hos and Merry Christmas wishes.
After packing our bags and preparing to head home, we came to our car to find it had already been brushed clean of all the snow from the previous evening. The service was amazing and the scenery impeccable. We will be back.
- 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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