Resort near Lake Como’s shores features multiple restaurants, a coffee bar, and access to nearby Lake Geneva
Hotel at a Glance: The Ridge Hotel
The Ridge Hotel is nestled near the wooded southern shore of scenic Lake Como. The glacier-carved body of water serves as a stunning backdrop for myriad activities in and around the resort, including jogging, hiking, and bird-watching trails. Take in the lake’s sweeping views while enjoying handcrafted entrees, craft beer, or cocktails at the resort’s restaurant, Crafted Americana.
- Grab some Colectivo specialty coffee or wine at bean + vine located near the lobby of The Ridge Hotel.
- Indulge in an herbal body wrap at the onsite spa.
- Take a dip in the indoor pool or in the seasonal outdoor pool.
- Mission-style artistic touches color each well-appointed guest room. Many units offer views of the lake.
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 the winter, outdoor activities range from sledding and cross-country skiing in Big Foot Beach State Park to ice-fishing on Geneva Lake. There’s also plenty to do indoors, such as the Geneva Lake Museum, which takes visitors back in time with re-created late 19th- and early 20th-century shops.