We stumbled upon the Pickwick while researching Wisconsin B&B's. About once a month my wife and I try to get out of Chicago for a weekend.We're not made of money, and need to keep it within a couple of hours from the city so we gave Pickwick a try. I am glad we did!
If you want to veg out watching HBO from your bed after exploring exciting local recreation options you‘ll be disappointed. But if you are looking for a well kept, easy going small town getaway full of hospitality & big tasty breakfasts, I highly recommend the Pickwick.
We stayed in the Arthur Conan Doyle room for 2 nights and it was both spacious and cozy. The decor was unique and interesting, but not tacky or overboard. All rooms have gas fire places that turn on or off by hitting a switch,ideal for a winter visit. The hosts are very friendly and accommodating. Breakfasts were huge, homemade and delicious. Another big plus: there was a mini fridge in the hallway (happened to be outside our door) packed with Mike's hard & wine coolers, free for the taking.
I'm not sure if it’s the AC vents or thin walls,but a lot of sound carried through the rooms.I really appreciate privacy & peace when I'm trying to escape big city living, so this was a bit of a turn off.
Another thing to note:there is almost nothing to do in East Troy Wisconsin. A few blocks away is "the square”, which has a handful of restaurants, pubs and shops.This plus no TV in the guest rooms, and you could find yourself very bored if you don't plan ahead.There was wi-fi, so we didn't miss TV all that much, and we took a couple of drives to Milwaukee and nearby towns to keep us occupied. Lastly, there was a bucket of old children's bath toys in the bathroom closet, which I found to be a little odd, especially since they claim to not accommodate children.Maybe not a huge deal, but that's why I knocked off a star for cleanliness. Otherwise the room was very clean and well kept.
And did I mention breakfast is huge and delicious?
Overall we had a great stay, and I’ll definitely come back.