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A Stay at the Maxwell Mansion – Historic Hotels of Lake Geneva

The Maxwell Mansion in Lake Geneva is an experience to remember. Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway from Chicago or from out of town, or are a local looking for a unique evening, the Maxwell Manision should be at the top of your list. This one-of-a-kind hotel is a must see.

Within walking distance of everything Lake Geneva has to offer, you cannot beat the location of the Maxwell Mansion. If you can believe it, the property was once lakefront property overlooking the Gevena Lake. The Mansion was constructed in 1856 by a prominent Chicago surgeon and real estate prospector, Dr. Philip Maxwell.

When visiting, walking around the main Maxwell Mansion building is one of the best parts. The attention to detail is immaculate and you really feel like a time traveler. Within the Maxwell Mansion, there are six traditional style rooms, a speakeasy bar, event space, and more — all with exquisite antique furnishing. You have to visit The Apothecary Bar. It offers vintage vibes, unique drinks. Check out my favorite bartender here.

The grounds of the Maxwell Mansion are equally as beautiful. You’re surrounded by beautiful gardens, lounges, outdoor fireplaces, a heated pool, croquet and bocce ball amusement. No stone (paving stone – ha!) was left unturned. I mean, take a look at these beautiful photos!

I had the pleasure of staying in the Stables building. As it sounds, the building is based off horse stables and has the decor to back it up as an “urBarn” (urban/barn) style space. My King Suite room was cozy and inviting. With Dutch door access, heated floors, and two person peek-a-boo shower. My favorite part: The two-person steam shower. Imagine having access to a 5-star spa steam shower in the convinence of your hotel room. I used it about four times in less than 24 hours, ha!

The Maxwell Mansion really is a hidden gem right there for you in Lake Geneva!

Photos by Sonya Kammes

*This blog post is sponsored by the Maxwell Mansion. All opinions are my own and I thank you all for your continued support of my blog so I’m able to grow and share my experiences*

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