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Mansions of Lake County
Elegant and famous homes of Lake County

Shiloh House is an elegant 25-room mansion that was built by Zion’s founder, the Reverend John Alexander Dowie, who headed the Christian Catholic Church. Now owned by the Zion Historical Society, the mansion is open for groups by appointment. The society maintains a museum collection in the Shiloh House. Artifacts of the period, many personal items of the late Dr. and Mrs. Dowie are on display.

A leisurely lunch at Savanna House Restaurant fits in well with our mansions tour. The spacious ambiance will give everyone the feeling of the joys of a lazy afternoon. The restaurant takes its name from the lush green forest preserve which is directly behind. Make sure you request the sun room and add entertainment to set the mood.

Or arrange for a special event lunch at Lehmann Mansion. Constructed in 1912 as a summer home for Edward J. Lehmann and his family, theLehmann Mansion has been extensively and beautifully restored to the grandeur of its elegant past. The drive up to the mansion will take your breath away!

Libertyville’s most prominent building, the Cook Mansion was built in 1879 by Ansel Brainerd Cook. Cook, a teacher and stone mason, became a prominent builder and politician in Chicago, providing flagstones for the city’s sidewalks and taking part in the rebuilding after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The two-story Victorian mansion served as Cook’s summer home as well as the center of his horse farm, which provided animals for Chicago’s horsecar lines.

The Cuneo Mansion and Gardens is an historic mansion dating from 1914 nestled on 75 acres of vistas and formal gardens. The Italianate architectureis the work of architect Benjamin Marshall, who was commissioned by Samuel Insull to create a summer villa. Owned by the Cuneo family from 1937-1990, the mansion reflects European architecture and décor, including furnishings and paintings. 

Extend your stay in Lake County! You can include other ‘royal’ attractions such as Tempel Lipizzans who have performed for royalty and Pickard China who has served royalty. Have high tea at infini-tea for the Royal Treatment. Stay in one of our affordable hotels that treat you like royalty. We have over 60 to choose from and are off major highways.

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No matter which route you take, all roads lead to fun in Lake County, Illinois, which is located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Lake County is home to 170 lakes and rivers, 30,000 acres of lush forest preserves, miles of hiking and biking trails, Six Flags Great America, Naval Station Great Lakes, Ravinia Festival and sandy beaches along Lake Michigan's shoreline. Family adventure is around every turn and awaits you in Lake County.
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