About Us

Meet The Innkeeper

Welcome to our community, our city, our house, the Hamilton House. Built in the 1800s the Hamilton House was saved by the residents of Whitewater from being torn down during the late 1980s. With the help of its city, residents, and area businesses, the Hamilton House was saved and restored to its historical charm and beauty.

Through the years, the Hamilton House was blessed with wonderful, caring, and inspiring innkeepers. It is now my turn to protect, guard, manage, and keep the Inn. Born and raised in upstate New York, as was Dr James Trippe, who originally purchased the land in 1841, I frequently visited friends in Whitewater, fell in love with the area and well let’s just say the rest is history. For generations my family has always worked, in some capacity, in the hospitality industry. As a 1984 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, I am passionate about the art and science of food.

Your Stay

Your stay at the Hamilton House includes a full creative gourmet breakfast inspired by different regions of the world, selections such as Mediterranean Style Eggs Benedict, Mini Quiches, Cheese Souffles, Sweet Orange Maple Ham, Chai Spiced Pear Bread, and Lemon Scones, For a lighter start to your day, try one our creative refreshing smoothies. If you are going hiking on the Ice Age trail or challenging yourself to mountain biking in the Kettle Moraine, I will be happy to prepare a delicious wholesome picnic lunch for your adventure. Come sit in the grand parlor and join us for complementary tastings of wine from area wineries and, of course paired with Wisconsin cheeses.

Whether you’re celebrating something special or just want to get away for a weekend “be our guest” and let me have the privilege of hosting you as I become the next guardian and keeper of the Hamilton House.

Gloria Marie


What Our Guests Say

“Hamilton House exceeded our expectations. My wife and I spent a long weekend at Hamilton House. We came to hike Kettle Moraine. It was our first post-pandemic overnight and we were impressed with the cleanliness. The history, woodwork, and details of this American Queen Anne gem alone are worth the visit. However, the breakfasts were the best part. The owner and chef, Gloria was a tremendous host. We were anxious to hit the trails to work off her culinary creativity. We will visit again.”



What Our Guests Say

“My husband and I visted the Whitewater area due to great biking and the Kettle Moraine Forest nearby. We stayed at the Hamilton House and found our room cozy with comfy linens and the host, Gloria, was great at detail with our dietary restrictions.

Breakfast was outstanding. This 1861 house had many public areas to use like the parlor and porch. We are coming back.”



What Our Guests Say

“Beautiful historic house, very well-maintained, with comfortably furnished rooms and updated bathrooms. New owner is welcoming and attentive. Full hot breakfast served in the dining room at the time we requested. Location is in a historic neighborhood and walking distance to several restaurants. We totally enjoyed our stay. Short drive to hiking trails in the Kettle Moraine.”