Escape to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

By Michael J. Solender, October 15, 2018

Planners dream of a gleaming lake as a central backdrop for their outdoor recreation-focused conference or incentive event.

Add two more picturesque lakes with abundant boating, fishing, water sports and championship golf courses. Combine those amenities with top-rated spas, polished resorts that have meetings down cold, sophisticated dining, and historic venues certain to engage your group and you have Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

Here’s where to stay, play, meet and eat while visiting this Wisconsin jewel.

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

This AAA Four Diamond luxury property (355 guest rooms and 29 villas) sits on more than 1,300 acres and was once home to the historic Lake Geneva Playboy Club. Grand Geneva has 62,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, making it the region’s largest conference facility. Two championship golf courses; swimming pools; horseback riding; tennis, basketball and volleyball courts; a 35-foot climbing wall; and a full-service spa and aerobic studio deliver recreational opportunities. Ristorante Brissago serves upscale northern Italian fare, and Geneva ChopHouse steaks and seafood are among the best in town. Families will enjoy the adjacent Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark.

The Ridge Hotel

Midcentury modern meets hipster elegance in this stylish 144-room property situated on the shores of Lake Como. A total of 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space accommodates groups of up to 500. The Ridge’s inviting public space encourages coworking with Bean + Vine coffee and wine bar and Bar 55 on its spacious veranda. An on-site spa, fitness center, walking trails and lake access add to this amenity-rich property. Three championship courses designed by golf legends Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino and Gary Player, respectively, are accessible to guests through The Ridge’s sister property, Geneva National Resort & Club, directly across the lake.

Lake Lawn Resort

Two and a half miles of Delavan Lake shoreline front this historic property known for hosting corporate groups and boards of directors from nearby Milwaukee, Chicago and beyond since the 1920s. Lake Lawn has 271 guest rooms, a 170-slip marina, tennis and basketball courts, a spa and salon, 18 holes of championship golf and four on-site dining options. With 32,000 square feet of flexible space, Lake Lawn is attractive for exhibitions and conferences.

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