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Ye Olde Manor House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 2 Elkhorn B&B and Inns
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Really enjoyed our stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at Ye Olde Manor. We were warmly greeted by Karen and John. Our room was extremely spacious, very tastefully decorated, and extremely clean. We liked how we could choose our breakfast, and thought the food was very good.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Belleville, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

This was our first trip to Ye Olde Manor House. We have been traveling to this area since 2006.
We were warmly met by Karen & John Anderson upon our arrival. We felt immediately at ease with them, as they gave us a tour of the B&B before showing us to our room. Along the way they noted where we can enjoy some beverages- wines at the dining room buffet; soda, juice and water in the hall minifridge. Also, nice touches and appointments in our room. Our breakfasts were wonderful- a full choice breakfast choice such as steel cut oats, fresh cut fruit, eggs (prepared differently each day), pancakes, waffles or french toast, choice of breakfast meat, potatoes and coffee. I like that they have vegetarian and vegan choices available too- they are truly prepared for every guests needs. These meals powered us up for the day ahead, whether we spent the day in Lake Geneva or mountain biking in Kettle Moraine State Park. We look forward to returning to this place and our gracious hosts. It is one of our top 5 place to stay!

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Waterloo, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012

John and Karen truly made us feel like we were most welcome in their home on the weekend of June 29- July 1, 2012. My family and I visit a different bed and breakfast in Wisconsin every summer and we felt that this B and B was probably one of our favorites. First of all Ye Olde Manor was EXTREMELY clean, the pool was most inviting, the meals were delicious(especially the french toast) with the table beautifully set, the rooms were tastefully decorated and most importantly, John and Karen made us feel relaxed and comfortable in their home. A real treat in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2012

We spent the weekend of June 15/16, 2012 at this great place. We had a wonderful stay at Ye Olde Manor House B & B. John and Karen host with such excellence it must be commended. The whole house (including the pool area) is tastefully done and very welcoming. Every detail is accounted for. We arrived on the Friday evening from Chicago and decided to have a refreshing swim in the indoor pool. Nice. The background music added to the ambiance. After which, at our hosts suggestion, we enjoyed the fish fry at Fiddlesticks Cafe. Breakfast at YOMH is phenomenal and my gluten-free needs were catered for. To top breakfast off, we got to converse with our highly personable hosts.

The house is in close proximity to Kettle Moraine State Park, about a 10 minute or less drive, where we cycled and walked knowing we'd return to our lovely accommodations.

We highly recommend YOMH B&B. Thanks John & Karen.

Nancy W., Chicago

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2012

Karen and John are absolutely lovely people who go out of their way to exceed expectations.

Fluffy robes and custom soaps w/lovely Ye Old Manor House logo in private bath, a minifridge in the hall with sodas and water, bottles of wine on the counter if you want a glass... freshly made iced tea in the afternoon and of course, the pool.

The breakfast was complete indulgence (spotted Karen actually scrambling our eggs in the blender -- brilliant trick to make them extra fluffy) which included a flan from their new vegan food business and delicious mango-pineapple jam on warm home-made scones.

Not surprisingly, the house was spotless and a really lovely cottage chic decor. Also v. conveniently located -- about 1.5 hours from Chicago, probably 45 mins from Milwaukee and about 15 mins from Lake Geneva and our favorite hike/x-country ski park Kettle Morraine.

But what I enjoyed most about the trip was chatting with Karen and John. They're fascinating people who've retired from the fast lane after decades in New York for a quieter (tho think busier) life in a beautiful part of WI.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

This was my second stay with John and Karen at YOMH. The first was in 2010 with my older daughter and 2 friends after a concert at Alpine Valley. We arrived back late, trying to be quiet, and were off to sleep in lovely, clean rooms with comfy beds with private baths. Next morning, John served a great, huge breakfast for us and entertained us with tales of Housing Authority court case tales from when they worked and lived in New York.
The second stay was May of 2012. For her 16th BD,my younger daughter asked if we could take 6 friends to the same B&B I took her sister to in Wisconsin. I called Karen and asked if she would be willing to do an afternoon tea for the girls and I. One of the girls is on a gluten free diet, and I let Karen know in advance. When we arrived the table was set with lovely tea cups and saucers, silverware, plates and chargers. Each place setting had it's own tea pot and Karen had a large variety of teas for the girls to choose from. She prepared the most wonderful, homemade treats! Some gluten free selections for the one girl, which we all sampled and thought were fantastic. After tea, the girls went up to their room which had a king bed, and 2 twins and a good sized private bath, changed into swim suits and they were in the pool, playing volley ball until dinner time. They suggested a dinner spot down the road, which had really good pizza and salads. In the morning we had another great breakfast, and again with gluten free meal for our special diet girl. John and Karen went above and beyond for this special trip for Taylor's birthday, everything was wonderful, Thanks!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012

I have to admit, the main reason we chose this B&B over the others in the area was due to the indoor pool. However, we would return due to the quality/cleanliness of the rooms, the tasty breakfast each morning, hospitality of the owners, and of course, the indoor pool.

The Ye Olde Manor House was just what we were looking for in a getaway weekend. From the moment I booked the reservation, the owners were extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms are all in very good (updated) condition and we appreciated the air conditioning during an extremely hot weekend. The indoor pool was a huge plus, as was the satellite radio and indoor speakers.

We enjoyed the location of the B&B, as it was located somewhat close to Lake Geneva and a short trip away from the Elegant Farmer. However, being located in Elkhorn, you are more limited with surrounding dining options and you must drive anywhere you go.

We can't say enough about the quality (and quantity) of the breakfast served. The night before you are provided with the menu for the next day, including your choice of two meals (typically an egg choice with hashbrowns, pancakes, etc), choice of breakfast meat, coffee/juice, and fresh fruit. They put a lot of pride in their cooking and we appreciated it.

Overall, this is everything you are looking for in a B&B.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ye Olde Manor House Bed and Breakfast

Property: Ye Olde Manor House Bed and Breakfast
Address: N7622 State Road 12, Elkhorn, WI 53121
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Elkhorn
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Elkhorn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ye Olde Manor House Bed & Breakfast has eight bedrooms, all with private baths. We have several spacious gathering spots — a spacious living room with a satellite TV, DVD player, and library, a comfortable dining room, a large gathering room and an Atrium with an indoor water garden. We have an indoor heated swimming pool surrounded by a spacious deck and comfortable furniture. We also have two terraces, two patios and seating throughout our lovely gardens. We are located across the road from the 900 acre Lauderdale Lakes, just 40 minutes south of Milwaukee, less than 1.5 hours from Chicago, and 15 minutes north of Lake Geneva. We are within a 5-15 minute drive of several golf courses, restaurants, antique stores, hiking, biking, and ski trails, and Alpine Valley, an outdoor music venue. It is a perfect spot for retreats, weddings, reunions, meetings, and to relax, renew and rejuvenate. Our visitors come as guests and leave as friends. ... more   less 

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