Top Reasons to Stay at The Abbey Resort
- It’s situated on a scenic 90-acre plot on Geneva Lake’s western shores.
- There are several onsite restaurants including the new 240° West and The Waterfront, which serves barbecue and beer. Enjoy your drinks while taking in live entertainment at these two establishments.
- The recently renovated guest rooms come with beamed or vaulted ceilings, high-definition flat-screen TVs, and patios or balconies.
- Rent a boat at the large marina, which also features parasailing rentals.
- The onsite Avani Spa offers massages, facials, body wraps, and aromatherapy. After a recent renovation, the spa has been upgraded with a women’s locker room with showers, bathrooms, steam and inhalation rooms, as well as makeup stations.
- Guests are in good company: The Abbey Resort has welcomed Presidents Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush, as well as Michael Jordan and Oprah Winfrey.
- The resort features an indoor pool and two seasonal outdoor pools (one of which is adults only), a children’s arcade, live entertainment on weekends, and bonfires on select nights.
Note: the regular indoor pool is available to all guests. The atrium indoor pool located at the onsite spa has an entrance fee or can be accessed with the purchase of a $50 spa service or purchase a $25 spa day pass.
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: Lakeside Mansions and Historical Museums
Located within 90 miles of Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison, Lake Geneva has become one of the Midwest’s most popular destinations for recreation. Geneva Lake—a gaping gulf of fresh water ripe for swimming, leisurely sails, water skiing, and tubing—is the resort town’s biggest draw in the summer. Admire the scenery by taking a stroll on the Geneva Lake Shore Path, a 21-mile walkway planned by early settlers that stretches around the entire lake. Along the way, you’ll pass expansive gardens and the opulent estates that helped the town earn the nickname “Newport of the West.”
In summer, outdoor activities include cruises on Lake Geneva, canopy tours, boating, and walks along the lake paths. There’s also plenty to do indoors. The Geneva Lake Museum takes visitors back in time with re-created late 19th- and early 20th-century shops, and the 1897-era Yerkes Observatory is home to the world’s largest refracting telescope.
During the fall, admire the scenery and changing colors by taking a stroll on the Geneva Lake Shore Path, a 21-mile walkway planned by early settlers that stretches around the entire lake. Along the way, you’ll pass expansive gardens and the opulent estates that helped the town earn the nickname “Newport of the West.”