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269 Fontana Blvd

Fontana, Wisconsin 53125

(800) 709-1323


The Lake Geneva Experience

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As the only full-service resort on the shores of Lake Geneva, The Abbey Resort offers unique activities from lakeside dining and boat rentals to the area’s only virtual reality entertainment center, along with resort amenities such as indoor and outdoor pools, family activities, live music, and of course, our full-service Avani Spa. 

Rent a bicycle and explore the village, take a guided tour of a section of the Lake Shore Path, or stay in and watch a movie in the Immersion Cinema. If you're looking for suggestions, ask our knowledgeable concierge team, who are experts in helping you plan the perfect itinerary, or check out our current Weekly Activities document to see the current schedule of events.

We offer recreational activities year-round, from swimming to ice skating. Our Lake Geneva hotel with indoor pool and two outdoor pools provides guests with opportunities for fun, especially with special pools for our youngest guests. Keep up with your workout routine in our fitness center or explore a huge variety of activities, from Frisbee golf on the grounds to boating on the lake. Seasonal activities include bonfires and bike rentals.

  • 90 acres of beautifully manicured grounds
  • Luxurious lake inspired guestrooms
  • Onsite dining*
  • Coffee bar/cafe*
  • Avani Spa (View spa admission guidelines)
  • Immersion Virtual Entertainment*
  • Life Fitness fitness center
  • Aerobic studio with complimentary fitness classes
  • Two outdoor temperature controlled pools - one family and one adults only
  • Indoor temperature controlled pool with separate children's wading pool
  • Hot tub
  • Waterfront Gift Shop
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Flat screen TVs in guest rooms
  • Microwaves in guest rooms
  • Coffee makers in guest rooms
  • Mini-refrigerator in guest rooms
  • Free valet parking
  • Universal car charger
  • Tesla car charger
  • Banquet rooms
  • Multilingual staff
  • Conference facilities
  • Concierge
  • Onsite frisbee/disk golf course
  • Fontana Beach passes (Limited number available per day. Subject to availability)
  • Scheduled transportation to downtown Lake Geneva (subject to availability)
  • Onsite boat rentals*
  • Onsite boat slip rentals*
  • Onsite boat launch*
  • Walking and jogging trails
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Children's Programming*
  • Sports equipment rentals
  • Onsite ice skating rink and rentals (seasonal)
  • Nearby award winning golf courses*
  • Live entertainment
  • Business centers
  • Scheduled bonfires
  • Babysitting
  • Air Conditioning

*Charges may apply to select amenities

Child Care Services

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During the current health situation and for the safety of our guests, all babysitting services have been suspended until further notice.

We at The Abbey Resort and Spa are moms and dads, too, and we know what it's like to search for a trusted person to take care of your children, especially when you're on vacation away from home and your familiar resources. Rest assured our Abbey Activities staff stands ready to welcome your children into our family-friendly resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

Hourly Child Care Services - Whether it's an early tee time, an afternoon spa appointment, or a date night out, feel secure knowing your children are in good hands. Child care reservations can be arranged through the Abbey Activities Department by calling 262-275-9901.

  • Available for children ages 12 and under, 7:00am-12:00am, year-round
  • $15 an hour for the first child; $5 for each additional child of the same family (Price does not include 5.5% sales tax or gratuity)
  • Three hour minimum
  • Two week advance notice required

Group & Wedding Children’s Programming - The Abbey Activities Department specializes in creating and facilitating customized children's programming for wedding, corporate and social groups. We provide excellent child care, high expectations for safety and, of course, over-the-top delivery of fun memories for your kids! From groups as small as 3 to well over 100, our staff is sure to keep all of the kids involved and having fun while the adults are attending meetings, spa appointments or other activities.

For more information about The Abbey Resort's Wedding, Corporate and Social Group Children's Programming, please contact the Abbey Activities Department at 262-275-9901.

Frequently Asked Questions

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If you have additional questions, please contact us at 800-709-1323 and we will be happy to help you.

Hotel Policies

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Q: What time is check-in?

A: Check-in begins at 4 p.m.

Q: What time is check-out?

A: Check-out is at 11 a.m.

Q: Is parking free?

A: The Abbey Resort offers a complimentary valet service and free parking around the resort.

Q: Are pets allowed at the resort?

A: Pets are not allowed at The Abbey Resort except in cases of trained service animals with prior notification. Guests found with pets will be asked to check out and forfeit their deposit, and a $150-$300 cleaning charge will be applied.

Q: Do children stay free?

A: Children (16 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room.

Q: Is smoking allowed in the resort?

A: The Abbey Resort and Avani Spa is a smoke-free facility. We ask all of our guests to please refrain from smoking in the guestrooms and on the balconies. Smoking in a guestroom or on the balcony will result in a cleaning charge of $200 applied to the registered guest's account.

COVID-19 Health & Safety

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Q: Is it required that I wear a mask?

A: In Wisconsin facial coverings and mask are now required in all indoor public spaces.  We are kindly asking that all guests comply with the State requirement and wear masks out of consideration for others and whenever possible.   

Q: Are your pools open?

A: Yes, all of our indoor and outdoor pools are open. We are limiting the number of guests in our pool areas at a time and some of the seating has been removed to accommodate physical distancing. Our Fresh Frog and Green Leaf programs let you know when our pool seating has been sanitized and made ready for your arrival.

Q: I'm not feeling well and have not been tested for COVID-19. Can I still vacation at The Abbey?

A: For the safety of our other guests and our staff, we ask that you stay home if you are not feeling well.

Q: Why am I not receiving housekeeping service during my stay?

A: To further practice social distancing and to protect both our guests and our associates, in-stay housekeeping is temporarily suspended for stays of more than one night. Our pre-arrival cleaning standards have been enhanced to ensure the highest level of cleanliness. You can learn more on our Health & Safety Page.

Q: Are your restaurants open?

A: Yes, our restaurants are open with socially-distanced seating as welll as more outdoor seating options. You can learn about all of our dining options on our Dining page.

Reservation Policies

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Q: Is a deposit required to reserve a room?

A: Yes. A deposit in the amount of one night's stay, plus resort fee and tax will be charged upon making your reservation.

Q: How old do I need to be to reserve a room?

A: You must be at least 21 year old to make a reservation.

Q: What is your cancellation policy?

A: We have a 72-hour cancellation policy, unless the reservation was booked as an Advance Purchase.

Q: What is the resort fee?

A: For each room booked, a Resort Pass fee of $15 plus tax, will be added daily in addition to your room rate. This fee covers many of the resort's amenities and activities that will enhance your stay, making your time at The Abbey Resort more than just a night in a room, but a true Lake Geneva experience. The following items are included in the resort fee:

  • Nightly movies in Immersion Cinema
  • Hosted family activities
  • Weekend bonfires with s’mores
  • Access to Avani Spa’s fitness center & classes
  • Scheduled transportation to downtown Lake Geneva
  • Bicycle and ice skate rentals (seasonal)
  • Board game rentals
  • High speed internet access
  • In room coffee
  • USA Today (Mon-Fri)
  • Local and toll-free calls
  • Valet parking

Please note: Resort fee inclusions are based on availability and subject to change without notice.

Q: Do you have wi-fi?

A: Yes, we have free wired & wireless internet available.

Q: Are pack n’ plays and rollaway beds available?

A: Pack N' Plays are available upon request but no rollaway / extra beds are available.

Q: Do you have babysitting services available?

A: At this time, all babysitting services have been suspended.

Q: Do you have in-room movies available?

A: Yes, movies will be charged to registered guest account.

Q: Do you have a fitness center?

A: Yes. Our fitness center is located in the spa and is free to use for resort guests 16 and older. We also have fitness classes for guests use.

Q: Do you have guest laundry facilities?

A: Laundry facilities and dry cleaning available to guests.

Q: Am I able to send a fax or make copies?

A: We have a Business Center available for guest use.

Q: Do you have a gift shop?

A: Yes, our unique array of resort wear, jewelry and accessories, wine, gourmet snacks, specialty nautical gifts, candles and children's games and toys make it an ideal spot to shop!

Dining & Entertainment

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Q: What are your hours of operation?

A: The Waterfront is open from 11:00am-10:00pm daily.

240° West is open for Breakfast from 7:00am-11:00am and Dinner from 5:00pm-9:00pm.

Hours are subject to change. Call 800-709-1323 for current hours of operation.

Q: Are you open for lunch?

A: The Waterfront is open for lunch every day and Café Latte offers grab-and-go food items.

Q: Do you offer gluten-free options?

A: Yes, we have a special dietary menu available.

Q: Are reservations required and how do I make one?

A: 240° West is the only restaurant that takes reservations. We do recommend making reservations but they aren't required. They can be made online or by calling 800-709-1323.

Q: Do either of your restaurants accommodate people with food allergies?

A: Yes! Let your server know of any allergy and he/she can let the chef know.

Q: Do you offer kid’s menus?

A: 240° West and the Waterfront both provide kid's menus to children 12 & under.

Q: Is there a dress code?

A: While we have no formal dress code and welcome guests in whatever attire they feel most comfortable, the majority of our guests are generally dressed in "smart casual" attire for 240° West and casual for the Waterfront Restaurant.

Q: Is there live entertainment?

A: We offer entertainment every weekend. call 800-709-1323 to find out who and when our entertainers are playing. 

Q: Where can I get coffee in the resort?

A: Café Latte proudly serves Starbucks coffee drinks and delicious breakfast treats, plus grab-and-go food items.

Q: Does the resort offer room service?

A: Yes, room service is offered Sunday-Thursday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. Room Service offers extended hours on certain holidays.

Q: What is the nearest airport?

A: The nearest airport to The Abbey Resort is General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, WI. O'Hare is about an hour and twenty minutes away.

Q: How far is Lake Geneva from The Abbey Resort?

A: The Abbey Resort is located directly on the shores of Geneva Lake making it for a quick 15 minute drive from the town of Lake Geneva.

Q: Does The Abbey provide a list of things to do in the area?

A: Yes, check with The Abbey concierge upon arrival to find out what's going on in the area or visit our website.

Q: Does The Abbey provide transportation to Lake Geneva?

A: The Abbey does provide transportation to Downtown Lake Geneva, however it must be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance with our Front Desk.

Q: How far is Fontana Beach from The Abbey?

A: Fontana Beach is across the street from The Abbey Resort. We do have a very limited number of passes available for our guests. 

Q: What is there to do at The Abbey Resort?

A: The Abbey has 2 outdoor pools, one family and one adult-only pool for usage during the summer season. There is an indoor pool with a children's wading pool and a jacuzzi tub. There is also an onsite arcade, Frisbee-disk golf course, bicycle rentals, scheduled bonfires and an activity center for children. During the summer months, stop by the lake front to our onsite boat rental company and rent a boat for the day. During the winter season, our Abbey Ice Rink is open to guests.

Q: What is there to do in Lake Geneva?

A: Rent a boat for the day or try a stand-up paddle boarding adventure. Take a walk along the 21 miles of the Shore Path, where you'll see majestic mansions. Explore unique stores and grab a bite to eat downtown. Take a guided cruise tour right on the waters of Lake Geneva via Lake Geneva Cruise Line. Golf in the summer and ski in the winter. Check out our Things to Do page on the website for more ideas.

Q: When is the best time to visit?

A: We think that any time to visit the area is the best time. In the summer, you get to enjoy the warmth and water activities of the lake. In the fall, guests like to take in the cool breeze and enjoy the beautiful fall colors in the area. In the winter, many guests enjoy ice fishing, bonfires and ice skating on our complimentary rink. In the spring, The Abbey kicks off spring break activities leaving room for lots to do during your day!

Location and Directions

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Conveniently located just 45 minutes from Milwaukee and Chicago's Northern Suburbs and 90 minutes from downtown Chicago, The Abbey Resort is located on the West end of Geneva Lake at 269 Fontana Blvd. Fontana, WI 53125.


Milwaukee - I-43 South to Highway 67 South to Fontana Blvd, Fontana, WI
Chicago/North - I-294 North to I-94 West to 50 West to Highway 67 South to Fontana Blvd, Fontana, WI
Chicago Western Suburbs - I-90 West to Highway 47 North to Highway 14 West to Highway 67 North to Fontana Blvd, Fontana, WI
Rockford - I-90 West to I-43 North to Highway 14 East to Highway 67 North to Fontana Blvd, Fontana, WI
Madison - I-90 East to Highway 14 East to Highway 67 North to Fontana Blvd Fontana, WI