Just got home from 2 nights at Manderley Mansion....a beautifully restored victorian mansion from the 1880's. Stayed in the warmth & comfort of "Millie's" room complete with fireplace and whirlpool tub. Our hosts, Andy & Marie have done an unbelievable task of restoring this home. Every room is filled with antiques and period furniture...Andy has created the most beautiful stained glass windows....what a treat to enjoy breakfast which included freshly made banana bread and warm blackberry muffins in a dining room with 6 foot tall stained glass windows.
This was a week-end trip with 2 other couples. The 6 of us enjoyed the living room area with gas fireplace for relaxing and talking with Andy & Marie who are extremely knowledgeable on the history of the area and offered many tips on sites and dining. They have an "extensive" library of books on Milwaukee and Wisconsin in general.
Each late afternoon we found "treats" in the common area to enjoy.
And yes the floors creak, but if you were 120 yrs old, you would creak too...just part of the charm and warmth of history.
Great place, great breakfast, wonderful hosts!!!