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Historic-Mansion Tour and Victorian Tea for Two or Four on Select Saturdays at The Baker House (Up to 53% Off)

Lake Geneva

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A butler recounts tales of the timeless mansion’s past, sanatorium, and speakeasy while guests enjoy formal tea and sweet delights

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Promotional value expires Apr 1, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Valid only Saturdays 2PM-4PM. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $32 for historic-mansion tour and tea for two (a $64 value)
  • $60 for historic-manison tour and tea for four (a $128 value)

Gather with friends at this historic lakeside mansion filled with antiques, and sip teas fireside while enjoying sweet selections prepared by an award-winning pastry chef. The house butler gives visitors a Tea & History presentation, regaling them with Victorian anecdotes and mansion lore, after which groups spend 20 minutes exploring the historic rooms. Guests are encouraged to don their fanciest hats for their visit or borrow one from the house’s Grand Hall Hat Collection, which boasts more than 200 chapeaus. House tours take place on select Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Advanced reservations required.

Baker House 1885

Mrs. Robert Hall Baker built a lakeside summer residence in 1885 that she called “the Redwood Cottage.” Despite the humble name, Emily Baker’s residence was no quaint bungalow. She commissioned a Queen Anne mansion, now restored, that still houses 17,000 square feet of living space with a peaked turret, 30 lavishly appointed rooms, 13 fireplaces surrounded by hand-carved mantles, antique tiles, and a lakefront garden. Since its days as a summer retreat for Emily and her five children, the house has led a colorful life. It thrived as a Victorian sanitarium for wealthy patrons suffering from nervous disorders, a Prohibition-era speakeasy, and a boarding-house for Playboy Club burlesque dancers, before becoming a restaurant and lakefront hotel.

Today, renamed the Baker House in honor of its founder, the mansion is again a private residence that doubles as a luxury inn, restaurant, and portal through time back to the Gilded Age. Visitors can listen to the house's player piano in the music room, play backgammon in a game room, and sip glasses of wine fireside. In scenic settings lauded in USA TODAY as a romantic destination, guests enjoy dishes from a menu that features artisanal Wisconsin cheeses and charcuterie, filet mignon, and butter-broiled lobster tail. Rather than sitting in one central dining room, guests are seated throughout fire-lit parlors while lounging on wing-back chairs and overstuffed fringe couches overlooking Lake Geneva.

Visitors who want to indulge further in a Gilded Age fantasy can spend the evening in a luxury hotel suite decked in dramatic decor, working fireplaces, ornate woodwork, and SPA bathrooms with steam showers. A personal butler is continually on staff to tend to guests' needs.


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91% of 47 customers recommend

  • “The service was excellent, and the staff knowledgeable of the fascinating history of the house itself. ”

  • “My husband and I would both LOVE it if there was a deal to stay overnight at The Baker House. We cannot afford the normal rates, but would snap up a Groupon to...”

    “My husband and I would both LOVE it if there was a deal to stay overnight at The Baker House. We cannot afford the normal rates, but would snap up a Groupon to celebrate our anniversary if there was a half-off or equivalent deal!”

  • “It was a lovely afternoon tea, I'd purchase another groupon and take more friends next time!”

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    Lake Geneva

    327 Wrigley Dr.

    Lake Geneva, WI 53147

    +12622484700

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