Christmas House Bed and Breakfast

Building Information

Building Information: 
The Colonial Revival mansion was built in 1893 by Emily Baker, widow of Robert H Baker of the “Big Four” that incorporated JI Case Company now known as CNH. This was also once the home of AJ Horlick. The mansion has 7 fireplaces, 8 bathrooms and is over 9,635 square feet. It was once the dorm to nurses in the St. Luke’s Hospital nursing program from 1950 to 1985. During this time it was called Benstead Hall. In 1987 the hospital opened up the mansion to host the Christmas House for Cancer benefit, which is how it got its name.

Visitor Experience

Visitor Experience: 
Visitors will see the beautiful details on the outside of the home as well as the grandeur once they walk through the front door. Handsome woodwork, high ceilings and original parquet flooring are all on display. We are the historical landmark you can touch. On the first floor for viewing will be the spacious living room, the grand dining room with built in sideboard and the beautiful library with Cherrywood ceiling. Tours of the third floor bed and breakfast rooms may be available depending on occupancy.


116 10th Street
Racine, WI 53406



9:00AM to 5:00PM

Event Permissions:

Photography Permitted: 
Photography Permitted
Filming Permitted: 
Filming Permitted

Building Accessibility:

Not accessible to persons with disabilities

Restroom Availability:

Restrooms will be available for visitors