When Chicago beer baron Conrad Seipp built his vacation home on Geneva Lake, he wanted it to be a true getaway. No expense was spared, except one: a driveway. Seipp insisted that this would be a place that could only be reached by boat. Today, you can follow in his wake and discover a place that’s virtually unchanged from the 1800s. Here’s how you can float your way to this time capsule of a vacation retreat, Black Point Estate.

Boat trips run to the estate daily and the ride includes admission to the home. Learn more here. Interested in exploring more Wisconsin history? Here are 13 hidden gems that hold keys to the past.

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