Olde Manor House
Bed & Breakfast
has eight bedrooms, all with private baths. We have several
comfortable areas for relaxing indoors and out, including a spacious
living room and atrium that have a satellite TV, DVD player and
library, a comfortable dining room, and a large gathering room. We
have an indoor heated swimming pool surrounded by a spacious deck,
speakers connected to the atrium TV, an IPod docking station, and
comfortable furniture. The speakers in the pool are connected to the
satellite TV and there is an IPod docking station in the pool area
so you can listen to your favorite tunes while in the pool area. We
also have indoor and outdoor water features, two terraces, two
patios, a deck, and seating throughout our lovely gardens.
A View of Lauderdale Lake from the
of Ye Olde Manor House.
Renew, and Rejuvenate at
Ye Olde Manor House. Luxuriate in
our eight well-appointed guest rooms surrounded by plush furnishings
and beautiful antiques. Stroll around our three acres of lush
greenery and lovely gardens. Relax by our outdoor and indoor Koi
ponds and swim in our indoor heated swimming pool. There are views
of Ye Olde Manor House's lovely cottage style gardens from every
room and Lauderdale Lakes can also be seen from the property.
Enjoy a swim
in our indoor heated Swimming Pool.
delicious breakfasts prepared with the freshest ingredients.
Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and special diet meals are happily
prepared upon request.
Located just outside of Elkhorn, Wisconsin and across the road from
the sparkling nine hundred acre Lauderdale Lakes,
Ye Olde Manor House
is the perfect place for a weekend getaway, a weeklong retreat, or a
longer vacation. We have access to a semi-private sandy beach on
nearby Pleasant Lake, a boat launch on Lauderdale Lakes (boat
rentals next door), and biking (rentals nearby), hiking, and cross
country skiing sometimes by candlelight in the nearby Kettle
Moraine State Forest. Alpine Valley, only minutes away, offers
downhill skiing in the snowy winter months and a renowned music
venue, in the summer months featuring Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews
Band, Phish, and others. There are stables nearby where you can go
horseback riding and we are in close proximity to several golf
courses, with one across the road. Quaint towns with interesting
antique shops and antique fairs, county fairs, friendly cafes, and
wonderful markets are just a quick drive away. There are many fine
restaurants within a few minutes drive and the Friday night fish fry
is a local tradition.
Our goal is to help each guest live a charmed life during your stay
with us. We have the perfect setting for small and large gatherings
~ romantic getaways, intimate weddings, spa weekends, reunions, and
retreats of all kinds. We can provide wedding planning services,
working with you and your budget to help you have the stress free,
beautiful, and memorable wedding of your heart’s desire.
Additionally, with over thirty five years of experience designing,
organizing and facilitating meetings and retreats we can provide
customized meeting and retreat planning services for your group. For
more information call us at 262-742-2450.
We are located approximately 90 minutes from Chicago, 45 minutes
from Milwaukee and Madison, and 15 minutes from Lake Geneva and
Our visitors come as guests and leave as friends.
in our living room with a book from our library,
watch a movie on
the satellite TV,
or play our baby grand piano.
About the Innkeepers
Karen grew up in the Midwest but moved to the East coast in the
1970s. In 2006, we decided that we wanted to move to a small town in
the Midwest so that we would be closer to our families and have a
more relaxed lifestyle. We also decided to pursue our longstanding
dream of owning a bed and breakfast establishment. In October 2007,
John retired from his job as an associate housing court attorney,
Karen became a telecommuter with the Aspen Institute, we sold our
Victorian home in Brooklyn, New York (that we’d spent eight years
restoring and renovating), and moved to
Ye Olde Manor House.
We enjoy old homes and have restored, renovated, and redecorated
this charming English cottage. During our first year here, we
installed a new kitchen, refinished the maple floors in the living
and dining rooms, and installed new oak floors in three guest rooms.
We painted and decorated throughout, using antiques from our
Brooklyn home and from local antique shops and fairs. We love
gardening and managed to do a bit of landscaping when we moved here
before the world, as we knew it, froze. We planted over 400
tulip, daffodil, and crocus bulbs, as well as peonies, hydrangeas,
honeysuckles, and dwarf evergreens. We planted an English garden, a
vegetable garden, a fruit orchard and several more flowerbeds filled
with hollyhocks, foxgloves, delphiniums, pansies, four-o-clocks,
roses, and other cottage garden flowers on our three acres.
During our second year here we added four more guest rooms and an
indoor heated swimming pool. Now we can accommodate up to 20 people
and our guests can swim during the summer surrounded by views of our
gorgeous gardens, and during the winter can do so while watching the
sun or moonlight reflect on the snow.
John loves water features; he maintained a 110 gallon saltwater
aquarium at our home in Brooklyn. While we don’t have quite as large
an aquarium here, we do have several water features. We have a 55
gallon saltwater aquarium in our great room, a water garden in our
atrium, and a koi pond across from the swimming pool. Karen loves
reading conspiracy theory novels and watching comedies, so you can
expect to find some of the most gripping novels and funniest movies
in our living room library available for use during your stay with
is to live fully, laugh often, relax, and enjoy life in a lovely,
retreat setting. Our motto, quite simply, is to treat our guests as
we like to be treated…beautiful art on the walls, wireless internet,
gorgeous antiques balanced with traditional new pieces, high thread
count cotton bed linens, thick and fluffy cotton bath towels and
robes, and delicious breakfasts. We feel that we’ve achieved our
Ye Olde Manor House and we look
forward to making your visit as enjoyable as possible.
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Ye Olde Manor
House is only forty minutes from Milwaukee
and an hour and thirty minutes from Chicago.
We are directly across the road from Lauderdale Lakes,
and only five to twenty minutes from three excellent golf
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