Plan your trip to Wisconsin
Have a little history buff in you? Wisconsin is packed with historical landmarks, destinations and lodging accommodations. A handful of Wisconsin’s historical resorts date all the way back to the 19th century, where they originally stood as estates for Chicago business men, family vacation homes for summer trips to the lake, and even hideouts for early gangsters like Bugs Moran and the infamous Al Capone!
Featured Historical Resorts and Lodges in Wisconsin
Cornerstone Suites takes an authentic 19th century barn and transforms it into today's breathtaking interior rooms. With its charming Victorian decor and architecture, spacious Great Rooms and the comfortable "crows nest" sitting room, it is true Door County, past and present!
In 1883 this was the site of Gypsy Lodge, the summer estate for a Chicago businessman. Today, The Geneva Inn has been rebuilt to mimic the lodge's original style, and you can learn about other historical Lake Geneva buildings during guided tours on the lake or around the 21-mile Wisconsin shore path.
Back in 1903, having constructed a railroad near the island, Frank D. Stout built this lodge as a family summer vacation spot. Now, more than a century later, the originally-designed buildings are still at Stout's Island Lodge, showcasing the island's history. To experience and feel a part of it all, book your next getaway at Stout's Island Lodge!
The Birchcliff began in 1917 and has continued to retain its relaxing atmosphere and sense of good old fashioned fun with onsite activities like horseshoes, hiking trails and community campfires. Some cabins were built in the 1930s and meticulously restored for use today. Experience the distinct history during your stay today!
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