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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, IL
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9 hotel reviews
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“excellent spot for a getaway!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Believe the hype, the rooms are beautiful, the service is excellent, it's close to downtown, easy to check in to.

Can't say enough. The butler even prepped our cocktails and left them in the little bar area.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Found this randomly while looking for places to go in Lake Geneva and now it's my american friend's family's favourite place to go in Lake Geneva. The glorious cocktails, the well cooked local food, the good service and YOU GET TO TRY ON DIFFERENT HATS! The little girl who loved dressing up and the cocktail loving woman met as one!

You get offers for dressing vintage, and there's a piano bar awaiting your enjoyment!

I recommend this for tourists and locals alike. I loved it and would adore to go back...maybe 2017...*sighs*

Seriously, though! You'd be a fool to miss a dinner here! A FOOL I TELL YOU!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

What can I say?! My husband & I had the most magical night of our life and it was hands down due to the service, coordination, & awesome venue at The Baker House. Anna was our commander in chief for coordinating every detail to ensure our wedding guests were directed appropriately, fed delicious food, and served amazing drinks. She customized our wedding and secured every detail to make sure we were a go rain or shine. The house itself is absolutely stunning and so charming right on Geneva Lake. Our officiant, Jonathan, gave such heartfelt sayings & readings - we were emotional messes in the best way. He personalized the ceremony to include the cute story of how we met from each of our perspectives and I loved it. He also is the butler at The Baker House and makes the stay there so wonderful & easy. It's like staying with family! We had the Bordeaux room with a gorgeous jacuzzi tub & heated floor tiles. Paula worked the whole night to make sure our guests were taken care of at the wedding venue & coordinated all of our bookings for the bridal party which was down to the wire since they had construction going on - but she & Anna exceeded our expectations! The champagne brunch on Sunday after our Wedding was a must do - as the food is delicious! It was a dream come true for our 1920's themed wedding! Thank you so much, Baker House Crew!!!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Bel Air, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My husband and I stayed 2 nights at the Baker House and really enjoyed the experience. The large Victorian home has a wonderful restaurant downstairs, but there are a few rooms upstairs that are lovely. The whole experience was worth the visit. You have a butler available to you the entire stay to take care of you, and they provide a restaurant table overlooking the lake if you plan to eat dinner there. One night they even had a champagne sunset toast on the front lawn, which was a lot of fun. It is pricey, so check out the rates before you book. My one suggestion is that they upgrade the breakfast in the morning from just coffee and croissants (which were delicious, by the way) and maybe include juice, yogurt, etc.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed at the Baker House for two nights. This is so much more than a place to stay it is an incredible experience. What really makes this place so special is Jonathan the butler. He has the most amazing sense of customer service. He was always checking in with us making sure we happy and had everything we needed. While the place is beautiful Jonathan made the entire stay so special.
We ate our meals at the mansion and the food is delicious. The brunch on Sunday has everything and highly recommend it.
We went to the Maxwell Mansion (also same owners) to the Murder Mystery Dinner. It was really fun show and the actors have amazing voices. Another great thing is the vintage car rentals in the parking lot of the Baker House. We walked out and rented the convertible Cobra. We had a fun time driving it around Lake Geneva.
We stayed in Versailles room and it is so beautiful. We loved just looking out the window. Since you have access to all the common rooms upstairs we enjoyed just exploring all the pictures, games and books. We highly recommend spending time enjoying the mansion.
It was a fantastic relaxing time. Thank you Jonathan for making us feel so welcome and special we will be back soon!! PS-Jonathan we miss you and it hasn't even been 24 hours!!

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Mount Prospect, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Have been seeing the Baker House year after year and finally for my special birthday chose to be pampered and welcomed at the Baker House. Our butlers were awesome and took special care of us. It absolutely takes you back in time but with all the modern amenities.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

My first time in Lake Geneva, chose Baker House at the recommendation of a friend who grew up in the area. Perfectly located right on the lake, gracious old school hospitality, stunning, sumptuously designed suites. Complete with butler. The only place to stay in town.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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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): $$$$
Number of rooms: 4
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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