By Brian Jewell
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Baker House is one of the original Lake Geneva “summer cottages,” and its owners have worked to restore it to the luxurious look of the Roaring ’20s. There’s an elegant entryway, a music room with a player piano, a library and a game room, not to mention a beautiful patio and garden with phenomenal views of the lake.
Although the house has guest rooms and offers a la carte dining, it most excels as a venue for group receptions or meals. The owners and staff dress in Gilded Age apparel and invite guests to don one of dozens of whimsical hats in their collection for an evening of historic fashion. Events feature signature cocktails and inventive appetizers such as “lamb lollipops” as well as a sunset toast.
Groups can also arrange to have a tour of the historic property, as well as a dramatic performance or murder mystery dinner.