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Historic Mansion Tour Near Lake Geneva

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Historic Mansion Tour Near Lake Geneva

Historic Mansion Tour Lake GenevaFor most visitors, falling in love with Lake Geneva and the surrounding area is the easy part.  Whether you come for the water, glorious sunsets, historic mansions, charming boutique shops, delicious restaurants or thrilling adventure, it’s easy to see the qualities that keep visitors coming back generation after generation. But Lake Geneva is more than just a fun place to spend a few days during the summer; it’s a historic destination rooted deeply into the lives of many Midwesterners.  The resort community of Lake Geneva had its start in the days following the Civil War, when wealthy Chicago families built summer homes around the lake.  Our very own Allyn Mansion is the perfect example of such homes. Tours are now being operated at our historic mansion, offering visitors an unforgettable glimpse into the former grandeur of Lake Geneva’s high society life.  Book your room at the Allyn Mansion Bed and Breakfast, where you, too can enjoy the opulence of these storied days gone by.

Historic Mansion Tour

Though there are many beautiful historic homes ringing the shores of Geneva Lake, there are very few of them open to the public, as they are still occupied by descendants and family members of the wealthy Chicago businessmen who built them.  Just outside of Lake Geneva in the quiet town of Delevan, you’ll find our beautifully and artfully restored historic mansion, the Allyn Mansion.  History enthusiasts and lovers of fine architecture can now enjoy a tour of this historic home built by E. Townsend Mix, a prominent architect during the 19th century. This 1885 Eastlake Victorian home has been featured in over 40 magazines, thanks to the historic specificity with which it was restored. In addition to that, the Allyn Mansion is also on the state and national register for historic places, and was a recipient of the grand prize nationally for historic restoration.  You won’t find a finer example of a fully renovated historic mansion near the shores of Lake Geneva.

historic mansion tour Lake GenevaAs you tour our historic mansion with our incredibly knowledgable innkeepers, you’ll learn details about the home’s architect, E. Townsend Mix, the Allyn family themselves, the history of the mansion, the men who restored it, and about it’s current and future intended use.  Throughout, you’ll enjoy the impeccably restored home and period furnishings, meant to replicate life as it was once lived in this historic mansion.  Tours will last approximately one hour, cost $15 per person, and will be offered Sunday – Friday at 1:00 p.m.  As an added bonus, touring our historic mansion earns you a $10 credit towards a future stay with us, to be used within 12 months. No where else in Lake Geneva will your lodging experience be such a rewarding one.  Our boutique hotel brings you not only the quintessential Bed and Breakfast, but the opportunity to intimately experience life as it once was for one of Lake Geneva’s wealthiest and most prominent families.  The Allyn Mansion is more than a place to stay; it’s a destination.  Book your rooms with us today for an experience you’ll never forget.