We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Maxwell Mansion

Visit hotel website
Traveler (145)
Room & Suite (51)
Dining (8)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Come see how something Old Can Be Oh, So New! The Maxwell Mansion, est 1856, in Lake Geneva, WI is a secluded haven for travelers surprisingly in the heart of downtown. Idyllically set on three manicured acres of gardens less than 2 blocks to the lake it is a true escape for couples & friends looking to relax in comfort and be surrounded in history. Built originally as the personal home to one of Chicago & Lake Geneva's founding fathers, Dr. Phillip Maxwell, the Inn, Stables & Carriage House offer guests a picture perfect glimpse into the past while still enjoying the desired luxuries of a modern day bon vivant. Guests can enjoy a leisure day at the compound at the pool, playing bocce ball, sipping elixers in the Apothecary Bar or relaxing around the open firepit. 27 Completely renovated rooms both in traditional design and our signature Ur'Barn (Urban Barn) decor with Wisconsin reclaimed barnwood keeping its full original character and charm. Mansion, gardens, grounds and ballroom are also available for Private Parties.NEW!
Read more
Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
Show more
Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Good to know
Hidden Gem
Hotel links
Visit hotel website
Hotel virtual tour


Full view
86Good for walkers
Grade: 86 out of 100
12Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
8Attractionswithin 0.5 km
38Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 168
  • 39
  • 12
  • 8
  • 5
Time of year
Traveler type
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
The carriage house was amazing! Giant tub with jets and updated decor. You will have no choice but to relax and unwind! The bed was spacious and a perfect compliment to the wonderful space. Definitely going back!
Read more
Two couples were coming to Lake Geneva and my husband chose this place. It’s a beautiful building with lovely looking suites. We stayed in the main building and our friends stayed in the Stables because it didn’t have stairs. Our room had a queen bed with attached bath. We faced
Read more
A stay at Maxwell Mansion is not your typical hotel experience, which is what made it memorable. The mansion has two sections; the main house and the carriage house area. We stayed on the first floor of the carriage house. If you're looking for something luxurious with lots of
Read more
We got a king room in the newer carriage house. Urban barn theme which was cool. Also love the atmosphere of the actual mansion, but chose the room we did for easy access to the outside. Great location for walking everywhere in town to eat & drink. Cozy room to unwind in.
Read more
My husband and I recently spent a weekend at the Maxwell Mansion to celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary. We were warming greeted by a gentlemen at the front desk area (in the old living room) and given a detailed & informative tour of the mansion. We stayed in the newest
Read more
Album Categories
All photosTravelerRoom & SuiteDining Family and Play AreasBusiness Center & Event Rooms
CARRIAGE HOUSE - Lofted Whirlpool King (23)
CARRIAGE HOUSE - Lofted Whirlpool King (23)
Photo provided by managementMaxwell Mansion
Louisa May Alcot
Copper Tub
We were never informed of the possibility of renting vintage cars. I can’t answer with a definite no but we didn’t even know that was an option.
1 vote
I don't think so. I'm not sure though! Honestly, the parking lot is gravel. It would be hard to get around in a walker or wheelchair
0 votes
Show all answers
YES! The pool is open 7 days a week 9am-9pm Memorial Day - Columbus Day.
1 vote
Show all answers
Unlimited activities...best source for info is VistLakeGeneva web site - hope to see you soon!
1 vote
Show all answers
"We had a first floor carriage house room and the upstairs tenants were a bit heavy footed in the morning. Otherwise, great room!"
"The 2nd floor Carriage House rooms are quaint with a cool outside porch."
"We took our dog. Very expensive pet fee. But, we were able to bring him."
"The upper floor of the carriage house was great!"
"Our Carriage House room had an amazingly comfy bed!"
US$185 - US$280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
golden oaks mansion hotel lake geneva
Golden Oaks Mansion
United StatesWisconsinLake Geneva
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing