The Historic Wisconsin Mansion That’s Now A Unique Hotel With A Private Speakeasy

It’s nearly impossible to imagine Lake Geneva without all its lakefront estates and elaborate houses. But long before there was a Wrigley Mansion or Dreihaus Estate, there was Maxwell Mansion. It is the first large-scale house built in Lake Geneva back in 1856 by Charles Maxwell, who served as Illinois State Treasurer and City of Chicago Physician, among other prominent posts. Now, this sprawling estate is an upscale, opulent hotel full of all kinds of amazing details you’ll want to discover.

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Address: 314 S Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI, 53147.

Learn more about Maxwell Mansion and make reservations on their website. For the most up-to-date information and more gorgeous pictures, head to their Facebook page.

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