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The French Country Inn on the Lake

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W4190 W End Rd, Lake Geneva, WI 53147-5202
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20/09/29 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/09/29 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Lake Geneva
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Finding an ideal romantic small hotel in Lake Geneva does not have to be difficult. Welcome to The French Country Inn on the Lake, a nice option for travellers like you.

Guest rooms offer air conditioning and a refrigerator, and The French Country Inn on the Lake makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the small hotel, including outdoor furniture, a picnic area, and an outdoor fireplace. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

Close to Wisconsin state park (2.0 mi), a popular Lake Geneva landmark, The French Country Inn on the Lake is a great destination for tourists.

While you’re here, be sure to check out Anthony's Steak House, one of the restaurants in Lake Geneva with filet mignon on the menu, which is a short distance from The French Country Inn on the Lake.

Lake Geneva is also home to Black Point Estate, a popular architectural building that is not too far from The French Country Inn on the Lake.

The French Country Inn on the Lake puts the best of Lake Geneva at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Fishing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese
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rookkey wrote a review 19 Jul
Madison, Wisconsin
The manager and staff were extremely friendly and helpful; absolutely top notch. They really went out of their way to make our stay awesome. Free kayaks (seated and whatever the standing ones are called) and the lake not too busy, so was really peaceful to just take them out whenever we wanted. The balcony on the lake was nice, right up near Lake Como.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: Seems like they all have lake-facing balconies
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spyman2015 wrote a review 16 Jul
Lincolnwood, Illinois
Very nice location on Lake Como, only 10 minutes from Lake Geneva. Quiet, fairly picturesque. We had first floor room with patio and nice view of the lake. We were welcomed warmly. Due to Covid, no continental breakfast, only bagged breakfast to go. Selections unimaginative (yogurt, bottled juice, chilled danish and prepackaged breakfast bars). King bed was comfortable, and there was a separate sitting room. All good, but the bulbs should be brighter for reading! Tub was in the bedroom proper which was turnoff for us. The shower doors were difficult to slide open and closed - quite sticky. The shower valve is set up backwards, i.e., get hot water before cold. Should be fixed before someone scalds themselves!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: Get a room with a lake view.
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kim p wrote a review 16 Jul
Reserved a room at this Bed and Breakfast with the thought that it would include a breakfast. Rooms do not look anything like they do online. Advertised as having a balcony and the room did with great views of the water. The only downside was that the balcony is not private and my neighbors were blasting John Denver which made relaxing on the balcony impossible. The breakfast in the morning was a bag that I was given at the front dest with granola bars and yogurt. No thanks. Will not book again. Very dirty and run down. No thanks.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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C K wrote a review 11 Jul
We stayed for 2 nights in different hotel rooms. The rooms themselves are worn down, much more than shown in the photos. However the views of the lake are spectacular and some of the best water views in the area. Unfortunately though the current amenities are not aligned with what the hotel has advertised. We called the day prior to booking and were told to expect a continental breakfast delivered to our room each morning. Upon arrival, we learned that due to covid, breakfast was available for pick up in the lobby, which was understandable to us, expect for the breakfast offered was anything but congenital. Breakfast bags included a granola bar, string cheese, bag of trail mix, pre-packaged muffin, beef stick and yogurt. This is a complete departure from what was conveyed to us as well as the breakfast photos that love online. This was a huge disappointment and main reason we choose this property. Additionally, we paid a hefty price for our room due to the last minute booking and popular weekend to travel to the area. We had agreed to the price over $500 for a suite…however upon arrival we saw signs posted in each room that the hotel will not charge rates over $500 for a stay. Needless to say we will be following up with our booking site to for a refund and BBB as this is clearly in conflict of what the hotel has advertised.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rob wrote a review 10 Jul
McHenry, Illinois
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This was our third time staying here, and it just keeps getting better!! Eric, the General Manager, along with the ownership, continue to make significant improvements/updates to the property. This is truly a hidden gem in the Lake Geneva area, along with their resturaunt, Savoy. The Inn is set in a secluded area right on Lake Como. The rooms are very nicely appointed, especially the Luxury Rooms and the Cottage rooms. The service that Eric and his staff provides is stellar!! The guest experience is truly the priority here, and it’s apparent in every area of the operation. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, in an intimate setting, with great views of a lake, a great resturaunt on the property, no crowds or traffic, and stellar service, you will find it all here!! My girlfriend and I travel a lot, and take many weekend getaways, and this is by far our favorite place to go! I can’t recommend this place enough!!!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$153 - US$283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesWisconsinLake Geneva
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The French Country Inn on the Lake
Which popular attractions are close to The French Country Inn on the Lake?
Nearby attractions include Tristan Crist Magic Theatre (7.4 km), Belfry Music Theatre (3.1 km), and Black Point Estate (3.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The French Country Inn on the Lake?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The French Country Inn on the Lake?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The French Country Inn on the Lake?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The French Country Inn on the Lake?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The French Country Inn on the Lake?
Conveniently located restaurants include Egg Harbor Cafe, Kilwins Lake Geneva, and Simple.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The French Country Inn on the Lake?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The French Country Inn on the Lake offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The French Country Inn on the Lake?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to The French Country Inn on the Lake?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Historic Steppingstone (5.7 km).
Does The French Country Inn on the Lake have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.