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493 Wrigley Dr, Lake Geneva, WI 53147-2115, USA    
 
 
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Bankai LLC

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Circa 1847. Built as a summer estate, this Carpenter Gothic inn does feature nearly a dozen of its namesake gables. Accommodations include rooms in the main house, as well as the restored coach house that is idea...


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Perfect dog-friendly AND romantic getaway!

My husband and I had 24 hours to get out of Chicago while my mother in law watched our kids and we absolutely found the perfect place with Eleven Gables. We truly hope to be regulars. Gary is a wonderful person, he made us feel comfortable immediately and never bothered us. He gave us great tips about hikes to take with our dog, unbeatable spots. The inn was spectacular, it had a great authentic and unique feel to it -- it was also completely clean and everything worked, no problems. We were so happy, we didn't want to leave.
Brooke Laufer

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Great lakehome

The fall weather was just what we needed for some quiet together time and this Geneva Inn was quiet a relief from the city life. The leaves were still on the trees despite the rain of the last few days on our way up. The inn was very quiet with the restaurants not on the same floor. The view of the lake was great even though most of our stay in the rooms were at night. The place was very clean and neat and the manager, Joe, was very helpful with suggestions of were to go after the race. Nint. try the craft beer place in town for a nice buzzzzzzzzz.
Chris Walker

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Will be back when weather is better

Well, I stayed there for five nights. The place is fairly inexpensive and you get the place where to stay over the night and in daytime you can hang out in pier, if you have to plan your trip, browse the web or just to have some snack. They have a free Wi-Fi, which is fast so you can watch netflix if it is cold and rains like it did most of the stay. You get to have free coffee and tea with granola and yogurt on the front porch in the morning. The location is great, right in a heart of Lake Geneva and the lake shore path
patict kelly

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We'll be back

My fiance and I made a trip to Lake Geneva and stayed at Eleven Gables. It was wonderful! The location is perfect- it took us five minutes to walk downtown, the lake is directly across the street from the Inn, and it's off toward the end of a quiet street corner. We walked back and forth in between downtown and the Inn several times of the day. There's also a private pier that you have access to as a guest. The owner, Gary, is a very sweet man with an adorable red hound dog. Both are super friendly. My fiance and I had a great little talk with Gary in the morning about dogs and rescue shelters. Gary seemed like a really nice guy- he gave us several recommendations for restaurants and told us about a beautiful path around the lake. The room itself (The Rose Room) was cute, quaint, and totally reminded me of something out of 1940. I loved it! The Inn was great too- nothing modern or new about it. Because the Inn is so old (I think it was built in 1847?), the halls are creaky, the walls are thin, and you can hear people's conversations in the hallway. However, that's expected and part of the charm of staying at a B&B as opposed to a hotel chain down the street. The breakfast was very minimal (granola and yogurt with coffee) but there are several cute breakfast places down the street. We're definitely coming back soon and next time, bringing our dog
Lori Emanuele

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Great little hotel

Very nice! I recently stayed here for a wedding and was not disappointed. From the reservation process through checkout the staff did not disappoint. Everyone was extremely nice, courteous and professional. The Hotel was very peaceful and quiet, a quaint laid back vibe. We parked our car in the parking lot and walked our entire stay. The room was very nice, well put together and extremely clean. Most everything about the room was normal hotel including the average size bathroom. The toilet was an oversized high rise one, which was a nice touch, all modern toilets should be this size. We replaced the old ones in our house years ago and well worth the upgrade. Glad to see some hotels are starting to catch on. The highlight of this hotel is the location. They are exceptionally centrally located on the lake from the wedding venue. I'm not a water skier, but the lake looked great. We did enjoy walking on the lake path though, and had some fun ringing the expect a Magical Bell! The backdrop for the wedding was absolutely exquisite! A beautiful white gazebo was the perfect setting and everything seemed perfect. After attending a wedding, dancing and a few cocktails my only disappointment was getting something to eat after hours. Room service shut down pretty early, no vending and the mini-bar was kind of sparse on the food. All in all, it was a nice stay! If you go to Lake Geneva be sure and check out the Yogurt Shop, I believe it's called Yoggzzes. It is an great example of automation and simplicity with no waiting, a truly one women show. All in all a very pleasant time in Lake Geneva .
Errow Baker

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Yes,Yes and will Be Back for More Q

This was our second stay in the Cottage at the Eleven Gables. Previously, we were in the room with a lake view and King Suite, which was a two-room suite with a king bed. The cottage was very private and had two rooms, since we brought our nuffie and golden along this time. With refrigerator and microwave, there was nothing more we needed to snuggle buy the fire for the two rainy days we stayed. The innkeepers, Frank and Claire, are a delightful couple who really seem to put great effort in ensuring the comfort and satisfaction of their guest. They showed us were the lake path begins in front of the property so we could walk the dogs in the morning, and told us about the Miracle wall down the path. It is well worth the trip, even if the weather is cold. We took our cure for the dogs and went along with the rain. The inn is a sort distance to the main shopping and dining areas of downtown Lake Geneva while being secluded away from traffic noise. There are no immediate buildings or businesses surrounding the cottage which adds to the peacefulness as well. The cottage isn't the "poshest" place we stayed, in compared to the suites at the inn. It doesn't need to be. It is exactly what we look for: clean, comfortable accommodations at a reasonable rate. It will be our "go to" place when we plan a trip to Wisconsin, and we'll definitely be back. Lake Geneva Lakefront. A very eclectic 1850’s Carpenter’s Gothic Inn/B&B with cottage and ice house for families and ‘friends’. We are located three blocks from downtown Lake Geneva’s Rivera on the lakeshore path, in a quiet estate setting-- close to downtown but not in the downtown. The inn has a lakefront view, private pier for swimming either people or dogs, and fishing. All rooms have private baths and include a continental breakfast and free WiFi. Live web-cam. Must love dogs!
Nancy Parks

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NO,NO,NO.....Do NOt Stay

‘Lake Geneva Lakefront. A very eclectic 1850’s Carpenter’s Gothic Inn/B&B with cottage and ice house for families and ‘friends’. We are located three blocks from downtown Lake Geneva’s Rivera on the lakeshore path, in a quiet estate setting-- close to downtown but not in the downtown. The inn has a lakefront view, private pier for swimming either people or dogs, and fishing. All rooms have private baths and include a continental breakfast and free WiFi. Live web-cam. Must love dogs!’ Sounds good, doesn’t it? What he forgot to mention was that dirt was included and lots of it. We hated to touch things. The paint was peeling and the wall paper was pulling away from the walls. You did not see this until morning because it was so dark. Half of the low wattage was canned lighting was out and the other lamps did not work,NO BULBS!!! The shower was so small and the shower head must have been installed at about 7’ with the water jet facing the wall. It could not be moved so you had to shower with either your back or your front on the wall. Of course, it leaked so most of our towels ended up on the floor so we could walk around. We were shown the refrigerator which of course, did not keep anything cold and would not even make ice. When we arrived the non vented heater was on and the room was hot so we tried to open the sliding door and close the screen. The screen slid right off the track and fell off. The heater on low made the room HOT so we turned it off and by morning we were freezing. The tv had terrible reception with a fuzzy picture all evening,only the 3 main channels,it was ADVERTSED as "cable". The continental breakfast consisted of us plugging in the coffee maker, 4 bananas and a small, open bag of granola sitting on the counter. I had called before we booked the room to make sure that a gluten free breakfast was available and he listed what we would be having including yogurt, fruit, fruit juice, etc. Oh, and when my friend sat on the recliner, it sunk in. It was stained(of undetermined origin) so we stayed away from it. We looked for him the next morning to complain, but could not find him. He had asked for payment the night before when we arrived.!! before we saw the room!!!! The description as advertised is not what we paid for. He totally misrepresented his ‘Inn”.We stayed May 9th,2012 ‘Lake Geneva Lakefront. A very eclectic 1850’s Carpenter’s Gothic Inn/B&B with cottage and ice house for families and ‘friends’. We are located three blocks from downtown Lake Geneva’s Rivera on the lakeshore path, in a quiet estate setting-- close to downtown but not in the downtown. The inn has a lakefront view, private pier for swimming – either people or dogs, and fishing. All rooms have private baths and include a continental breakfast and free WiFi. Live web-cam. Must love dogs!’ Sounds good, doesn’t it? What he forgot to mention was that dirt was included and lots of it. We hated to touch things. The paint was peeling and the wall paper was pulling away from the walls. You did not see this until morning because it was so dark. Half of the low wattage was canned lighting was out and the other lamps did not work,NO BULBS!!! The shower was so small and the shower head must have been installed at about 7’ with the water jet facing the wall. It could not be moved so you had to shower with either your back or your front on the wall. Of course, it LEAKED so most of our towels ended up on the floor so we could walk around. We were shown the refrigerator which of course, did not keep anything cold and would not even make ice. When we arrived the non vented heater was on and the room was HOT so we tried to open the sliding door and close the screen. The SCREEN SLID OFF OF TRACK AND FELL OFF COMPLETELY The heater on low made the room HOT so we turned it off and by morning we were freezing. The tv had terrible reception with a fuzzy picture all evening,only the 3 main channels,it was ADVERTSED as "cable". The continental breakfast consisted of us plugging in the coffee maker, 4 bananas and a small, open bag of granola sitting on the counter. I had called before we booked the room to make sure that a gluten free breakfast was available and he listed what we would be having including yogurt, fruit, fruit juice, etc. Oh, and when my friend sat on the recliner, it sunk in. It was stained(of undetermined origin) so we stayed away from it. We looked for him the next morning to complain, but could not find him. He had asked for payment the night before when we arrived.!! before we saw the room!!!!WE WOULD HAVE LEFT,BUT HE ALREADY HAD OUR MONEY The description as advertised is not what we paid for. He totally misrepresented his ‘Inn”
nancy terry-pepper

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We connected

I stayed at this inn a little while ago. I was amazed at how nice the place really is. It's quaint and quiet. There was a fireplace in my room. The location is perfect - within short walking distance to all of the main attractions in town. And, the hotel has free parking. What a great place to get away from it all. They serve a small breakfast to get your day started on a good note. And the beds are so comfortable you don't want to get up. My dog enjoyed a romp on the lake shore path and was made quite welcome here. Try it once. You will look for excuses to travel to Lake Geneva just so you can stay here. If you are looking for a private, quiet place to reconnect for a night or two you will enjoy your stay here. The house is classic lake house. Thanks! See ya soon!
Anri Buchane

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Very Cosy

My daughter and I stayed here a few weeks ago. I cannot recommend it enough. I have told all my friends. From the moment we arrived Sadie made us feel so welcome. The rooms are beautifully decorated, clean and very comfortable. The food was so so. And best of all was her lovely dog "EB"! My daughter fell in love with EB. They are within minutes of great restaurants, shopping and right on the lake.
Deb P
12/5/2009

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