Weekend Getaway at a Bed and Breakfast by a Peaceful Lake near Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Elkhorn, Wisconsin (United States)

Weekend Getaway at a Bed and Breakfast by a Peaceful Lake near Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Nature Lodges
1 unit
3 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
Pets allowed

Accommodation Description

  • Kid-friendly
  • Pets allowed
  • Swimming pool
This weekend getaway in a bed and breakfast lodge is located in near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and can accommodate three guests. It provides them with one bedroom, one full, private bathroom, and a private balcony. The bedroom features one queen-size bed, one twin-size foldaway bed, nightstands with bedside lamps, a drop-leaf desk, and a rocking chair.

In the bathroom, guests will find a toilet, a sink, and a walk-in shower. Linens, towels, fluffy bathrobes, and environmentally-sensitive toiletries are provided. Other complimentary amenities include Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a hairdryer, magazines, books, concierge services, beverages, and a gourmet breakfast.

On the private balcony, guests will find two chairs, a set of nestled tables, and views of Lauderdale Lakes and the lodge's perennial gardens. In the lodge, guests will also have access to a number of common spaces, including an indoor swimming pool, a living room, an atrium, a gathering room, and a dining room. Outside, guests will find two patios outside the pool and cottage-style gardens with a variety of seating areas, including two terraces and a deck. Please see the Facilities section for more details about the breakfast and the common spaces.

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Bathroom
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Sink
  • Hairdryer
  • Queen-size bed
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Deck/Patio
  • Toiletries
  • Linens and pillows
  • Twin/Single bed
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Indoor pool
  • Air conditioning
Inside the lodge, guests will have access to a number of common spaces, including an indoor swimming pool, a living room, an atrium, a gathering room, and a dining room, where a complimentary gourmet breakfast is served daily. Indoor amenities also include Wi-Fi, board games, playing cards, fluffy bathrobes, and concierge services. Outside, guests will find two patios outside the pool and cottage-style gardens with a variety of seating areas, including two terraces and a deck.

The swimming pool is heated and surrounded by a deck with lounge chairs and a music system that has an iPod docking station. In the living room and atrium, guests will find comfortable sofas and a television with satellite service, a DVD player, and a library.

The dining room provides guests with an elegant setting in which to enjoy their breakfast, which features a variety of teas, coffee, juice, cereals, and hot dishes, with a menu that changes every day. Examples of dishes include German apple pancakes, Belgian waffles, cinnamon raisin French toast, omelets, scrambled eggs, scrambled tofu, and sausage. Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options can be provided upon request.

Guest Services

  • Front desk service
  • Breakfast
This site can host weddings, retreats, reunions, and other special events. Please contact the host for more details.

Location + Surroundings

This bed and breakfast lodge is located in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, where it is situated on a three-acre site full of verdant trees, cottage-style gardens, and a peaceful koi pond. The gardens are frequently visited by a variety of birds, including bluebirds, blue jays, bowerbirds, cardinals, doves, hummingbirds, yellow finches, and woodpeckers. Right across the road, guests will find the Lauderdale Lakes—an interconnected series of lakes with 900 acres of surface area in total, full of northern pike, largemouth bass, bluegill, and walleye.

For the enjoyment of the lake, pontoon and deck boat rentals are available at the Boat House, which is just a six-minute walk away. Another four minutes of walking will bring guests to the Lauderdale Lakes Country Club, where guests can golf right beside Mill Lake. At nearby Pleasant Lake, guests will also enjoy access to a semi-private sandy beach.

The surrounding area abounds with antique shops, flea markets, community theaters, concert venues, restaurants, wineries, orchards, and opportunities for outdoor recreation. About 15 minutes to the east, guests can go downhill skiing and snowboarding at the Alpine Valley Resort. About 13 minutes to the west, guests will find the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest—a 56,000 forest divided into multiple units spread out through southeastern Wisconsin. Altogether, the forest offers 250 miles of hiking trails, 130 miles of horseback riding trails, 150 miles of snowmobiling trails, 100 miles of cross-country skiing trails, and 75 miles of biking trails.

Next to the forest, guests will find more trails at the Clifford F Messinger Dry Prairie and Savanna State Natural Area, which is home to a variety of grasses, flowering plants, and oak trees. The landscape here and in much of the surrounding region is distinguished by kettles and moraines—geological remnants of the mighty glaciers that once made their indelible mark on a landscape that was covered by massive sheets of ice in prehistoric times.

The site is about 50 minutes from Milwaukee, where the nearest international airport is located.

Activities

General activities
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Wine tasting
  • Horseback riding
  • Wildlife watching
Adventures and sports
  • Biking
  • Golfing
  • Winter sports
  • Zip-lining

Guests can go swimming, fishing, and boating on the Lauderdale Lakes and Pleasant Lakes, with boat rentals available right down the road at the Boat House. They can go golfing at Lauderdale Lakes Country Club, which is also right down the road.

For hiking, biking, horseback riding, snow shoeing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing, guests can head to nearby Kettle Moraine State Forest and the Clifford F Messinger Dry Prairie and Savanna State Natural Area. For downhill skiing and snowboarding, they can head to the Alpine Valley Resort. Zip-lining is available through Tree Top Trek and Lake Geneva Canopy Tours.

For antiquing, shopping, dining, and entertainment, guests will find a variety of antique stores, flea markets, restaurants, wineries, orchards, and community theaters in the surrounding area.

Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed additional charge
  • No smoking
  • No parties

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days
Moderate: You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.
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Additional Information

Dogs are permitted with an additional daily fee, assuming that other guests do not have any objections; guests should therefore contact the host about bringing dogs in advance.

Well-behaved children are welcome.

Smoking is not permitted.

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