Just came back from a lovely stay at the Ole Manor House in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Though this was my first time at this property I have many years of experience at B&Bs all over North America and Europe. This is one of the most charming B&Bs and certainly the most gracious hosts I have encountered.
This splendid, well maintained old home, together with the 3 acres of grass, trees, benches, chairs and even a few meandering deer, is an oasis of peace and old world charm.
The house, lovely restored and maintained by previous owners, and even more so by the new owners, John Anderson and Karen Fulbright-Anderson, takes you back to a quieter, slower pace of life.
John and Karen are splendid hosts and fascinating people to just sit around and chat with. The breakfast they carefully prepare is outstanding.
Elkhorn is centrally located. My primary daily distination was Lake Geneva and I found the fifteen minute drive easy and pleasant.
I was impressed with the entire lake area in this part of Wis. I will visit again...and will definitely stay with John and Karen at their lovely home.
- 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