Summer is known as the season for traveling, whether it be a quick weekend getaway, or a week long family vacation. Just a short road trip from Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago, lies The Abbey Resort, a beautiful property where you can enjoy the ultimate waterfront vacation in Lake Geneva, WI. They recently hosted my friend and I for a night so that I could share all about it with you!
Lake Geneva is known as the “Hamptons of the Midwest”, and The Abbey Resort is the only full-service resort directly on the beautiful shores of Geneva Lake. Situated on 90 spacious acres, guests will enjoy beautiful views of Geneva Lake from many of the guest suites. The Abbey Resort has a lot to offer travelers of all ages in their gorgeous lakefront resort.
There is plenty of room for everyone at The Abbey Resort, no matter your family’s size. Take your pick between the 334 newly updated suites, or book one of their 14 luxury villas for your stay. Each room is equipped with all of the amenities of home such as a mini refrigerator, single serve coffee maker and flat screen HDTV. Hi- speed internet access is complimentary as well.
The guest suites have a lovely cottage feel, and our second floor suite had a beautiful vaulted ceiling. We had a breathtaking view of the marina from our suite, and stepping out onto the shared balcony gave us an even more up close and personal look. It was the perfect spot for our morning coffee.
Activities and entertainment
You’ll never be at a loss for things to do at The Abbey Resort. Cool off in one of the two outdoor pools, or enjoy the indoor pool. Immersion is the resort’s new virtual reality arcade, where kids can play and escape reality, enjoy a movie and even grab some snacks. Kids can can also participate in daily activities, and limited Fontana Beach passes are also available. The Abbey Resort offers live entertainment on select days/times, featuring music from bands local to Milwaukee, Chicago and surrounding areas.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy the resort on your own as well. My friend and I took a walk through the property, and enjoyed a cocktail on the sandy beachfront. We saw kids playing Frisbee in the courtyard, and couples taking a romantic stroll along the shoreline. There are plenty of walking/jogging trails, as well as bicycle rentals for your enjoyment as well. End your evening at the community bonfire.
You can also experience Lake Geneva on the water by docking your own boat at Abbey Marina, or renting a boat for a fun filled day with the family. Boat rentals are available by the hour, half day or full day.
Relax at Avani Spa
Relax and unwind at the Avani Spa, where you can enjoy the atrium pool, whirlpool, sauna and outdoor lounge area. Book a facial or spa treatment for the ultimate day of relaxation and rejuvenation. Unfortunately, I did not have the chance to check out the spa, since we were there for just a short time and had a full schedule of other things to experience, but I will definitely be stopping in on my next visit to The Abbey Resort.
You can also get your daily workout in at Life Fitness Center or the aerobic center.
The Abbey Resort has plenty of dining options, and they’ve got you covered from your morning coffee to evening snacks. We enjoyed dinner at Waterfront, where we had a gorgeous view of the marina from our table. The entrees for delicious and their cheese curds are to die for.
Breakfast was at 240° West, and I was quite impressed with their buffet, complete with an omelette station! In addition to the buffet, there is a full service menu to choose from as well.
Bar West is known for their signature cocktails, like the Acai-tini, and live entertainment. You can also order small plates and appetizers here.
The Abbey Resort really does have it all, and is such a lovely place to visit for the ultimate waterfront vacation in Lake Geneva, WI. I will most definitely be back to visit again, hopefully for a romantic weekend away with the hubby! If you’re looking for things to do in the surrounding area, check out this post on how to plan a relaxing girl’s getaway in Lake Geneva.