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269 Fontana Blvd

Fontana, Wisconsin 53125

(800) 709-1323

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The Full Lake Geneva Experience

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From shopping to watersports, virtual reality to area history, there’s something for everyone in Lake Geneva

The Abbey Resort is located at the center of an area full of recreation, nature, shopping, wineries and breweries, live entertainment venues, rich history, and of course – the lake itself. If you’re looking for relaxation, adventure or education, you will find it in the Lake Geneva area.

Of course, there is plenty to do on-site at The Abbey Resort as well! Rent a boat and go out on the water. Relax by the outdoor pools with a cold drink. Borrow a bicycle and explore the village. Catch a movie in our Immersion Cinema. Or go old school and play board games in one of our lobby areas with the family.

Whether you’re building an itinerary for your family, you and your significant other, or just for yourself, you’ll find the perfect mix of activities when you stay at The Abbey.

Resort Activities

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Our resort activities provide all-day fun for every guest

No matter what your age or level of activity, we have plenty of activities to take part in without even having to leave the resort. At The Abbey Resort, you can escape into a virtual world, lounge by our outdoor pools, glide across the ice on our seasonal rink, or unleash your inner artist and paint your own keepsake to take home with you.

Indoor Activities

Indoor Pool

Open 7:00am - 11:00pm - Monday - Sunday - 7 days a week

No matter the weather outdoors, relax poolside with plush towels, pool toys and comfortable lounge chairs. A hot tub and wading pool complete the fun.

Rainbow Point

This one stop shop to keep your kids entertained and engaged is full of seasonal crafts, games and activities, all overseen by our Abbey Agents of Fun! For a schedule of activities, please see our weekly activities schedule or our seasonal activities guides.

Abbey Extras

Throughout your stay, enjoy a wide variety of indoor activities. An array of board games are always for your playing pleasure, and adults can relax and enjoy our weekly adult-centric "crafts". See our activities department or call 262-275-9901 for more information.

Live Entertainment

Enjoy some of your favorite bands from the Milwaukee, Chicago and local areas.

Bar West Wednesdays - Saturdays 9:30pm - 12:30am
240° West Saturdays during Prime Rib Buffet 6:00pm - 9:00pm
The Waterfront Fridays and Saturdays 9:30pm - 1:00am
240° West Sundays during Sunday Harborside Brunch 10:00am - 1:00pm
Burnin’ Down the Docks Sundays 12:30pm – 4:30pm

Waterfront Gift Shop

At the Waterfront Gift Shop, you will discover an inviting retail selection. 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!

Waterfront Gallery

Enjoy the work of portrait artist Carol Ann Warren. Located next to Rainbow Point.

 

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Pools

Soak up the beautiful summer weather at one of our outdoor pools, including a family pool, hot tub and a kids' "zero depth" pool.  Adults can relax and enjoy a few laps in our adult-only pool and soak in the adult-only hot tub. Weather permitting. Please see our activities schedule for hours of operation.

Fireside S’mores

Whether you savor your s'mores with hot cider on the Harbor Patio during our fall and winter months or at a bonfire pit on The Abbey West End when the weather is warmer, you're sure to have fun making memories! Fireside s'mores welcomes you throughout the year on Friday and Saturday nights with added frequency during holiday time frames and in our summer months.

Abbey Extras

Throughout your stay, enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities. Between May and September, outdoor games and equipment, including bikes, disc golf discs and lawn games are available to be checked out. See our activities department or call 262-275-9901 for more information.

Private Boat Cruises

Book a private cruise of Geneva Lake for anywhere from 2-200 people through Lake Geneva Cruise Line. With a fleet of eight beautiful boats, a romantic cruise for two or a family reunion tour for 50 will be a unique memory that can only be experienced on the lake.  Their boat, the Lorelei, can pick you up in our Abbey Harbor, or any of their other boats can dock at the Fontana Municipal Pier, only steps away from our property. Call 800-558-5911 for more information.

Ice Skating

Whether a beginner or an accomplished skater, take to the ice on our rink on the Harbor Patio. Our seasonal skating rink is open to our guests and to the public. Ice skates are available for rent on a complimentary basis to our guests and for $2 for non-guests. A waiver must be signed at the Activities Office prior to skating.  Limited skate sizes available - check with our activities department for availability.

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Experience gaming, movies and events in our Lake Geneva entertainment center

Go beyond reality in The Abbey Resort's latest entertainment venue, Immersion. Experience the future of gaming in our virtual reality entertainment center, enjoy your favorite movies or cheer on your team on the big screen in the cinema and watch your friends as they test their skills while you relax with food and drinks from the café.

 

Immersion Virtual Entertainment

Step beyond the flat screen of video games and become a part of the action as you move freely in a virtual environment. Using high powered gaming PC's, the fully immersive HTC Vive Head Mounted Display and a pair of hand controllers, you're not just playing the game - you're a part of it. Choose from a library of games and experiences that test your skills and enter one of our four VR stations where you leave The Abbey behind and enter a virtual world, create the unimaginable or test your skills in fantastical settings.

Reservations highly suggested! 262-275-9080

 

Immersion Cinema

Watch your favorite team on the big screen or experience epic movies in our cinema. Sit in one of our comfortable theater seats and watch the crystal clear picture on our 90" screen while the sound surrounds you, pulling you into the action. Watch our Activities Schedule document for showtimes.

 

Immersion Café

Recharge and refuel with items from the café. Hot dogs, brats and popcorn to beer, wine and soda, you'll have what you need to get back into the game. 

Pricing & Policies

Pricing

15 minutes - $15.00 per person
30 minutes - $25.00 per person
60 minutes - $45.00 per person

Social Events

A party at Immersion will be something your friends will be talking about for a long time. Packages for 8-20 people include game time along with food and beverage. Call 262-275-9080 for pricing and details.

Corporate Teambuilding

Bring your group to Immersion for a teambuilding event that's out of this virtual world. Work together to laugh, create and inspire in a venue unlike any other in the Lake Geneva area. Our Abbey Immersion staff will work with you to create an experience for your group that is tailored to the theme of your event. For details, please call 262-275-9080.

Rules & Restrictions

  • A waiver must be signed for any/all participants using the Virtual Reality equipment. A parent/legal guardian signature is required for any person under the age of 18 years.
  • Participants must be at least 8 years old and 48" tall to play any Virtual Reality games.
  • We do not recommend this experience to those who are pregnant, have epilepsy or a heart condition.
  • Some games may cause motion sickness. We ask that you stop and inform us immediately if you feel uneasy at any point. There will be no refunds should you feel motion sickness during your session.
  • Concessions are available at the café. No outside food and beverage is allowed.

Event Calendar

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Find out what bands are playing, what area events are going on and what specials we have running by calling us directly at 800-709-1323.

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Access to Lake Geneva is only steps away from your room

Are you ready to set sail?

Guests of The Abbey Resort are welcome to take advantage of our Lake Geneva, Wisconsin marina on Abbey Harbor. We offer the only protected marina on the Lake featuring 407 newly-renovated slips. Some of these slips are available for guest boats, with overnight privileges like hook-ups and wireless Internet.

Marina Information

Check-in time: 4:00 pm
Check-out time: 11:00 am
Sunday - Thursday nights: $75/night
Friday - Saturday nights: $100/night - 2 night minimum
Holidays: $100/night - 3 night minimum
Stop by the Front Desk when you arrive for trailer tag & parking information
Includes 110v power & water hookups, plus Wi-Fi access
Slip sizes: 8.5' beam (wide) and 40' length and smaller

Boat Rentals

If you don’t have a boat of your own, don’t let that keep you from getting in on the fun of riding the waves. Gordy's Marine, with a rental office at the Abbey, has 20-foot and 22-foot Cobalt Blue Bowriders, docked in the Harbor, ready to go! The boats seat 6 to 8 people and are available for hourly, half-day and full day rentals.

Visit their office near the Waterfront or call 262-275-2163 to reserve your boat.

Local Activities

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There’s only one Lake Geneva, Wisconsin – Make the most of your time here!

Rich in history, full of excitement and distinctive to the area – the attractions in Lake Geneva are not to be missed. Whether you take a walk on the Shore Path, enjoy a guided cruise on the lake, marvel at a magic show or hit the links at an area golf course, no matter how long you stay, your itinerary will be full of memory-making activities. Get around easily by taking advantage of our complimentary scheduled shuttle service to downtown Lake Geneva or by using the Uber or Lyft services in the area. Explore all of the incredible things to do in Lake Geneva, and at the end of the day, return to the blissful retreat of your resort accommodations.

Outdoor Recreation

Abbey Springs Golf Course

Enjoy premium golf that’s both challenging and beautiful. Only 2 miles from The Abbey, you won’t want to miss the view from the 17th tee.

Boat Rentals

Gordy's Marine and Jerry's Majestic Marine are convenient to our hotel, offering boat, stand-up paddle board and waverunner rentals, plus parasailing excursions and more. Gordy's has an office right in the hotel near the Waterfront and can be reached by calling 262-275-2163. To reserve a boat at Jerry's Majestic Marine please call 262-275-5222.

If you are near downtown Lake Geneva, stop by Elmer's Lake Geneva Boat Line for ski boat and pontoon rentals, waverunners and sailboat charters. For more information and reservations call 262-248-6206

Marina Bay Boat Rentals, also in downtown Lake Geneva, offers a wide selection of rental power boats, from family runabouts to personal watercrafts. For more information and reservations call 262-248-4477

Lake Geneva Canopy Tours

Lake Geneva Canopy Tours has an Eco Adventure for everyone! Challenge yourself on the High Ropes Excursion or for the ultimate thrill, traverse zip lines, sky bridges and more in the Canopy Tour.

Wilmot Mountain

Wilmot Mountain, operated by Vail Resorts has made skiing, snowboarding, and tubing an easy, accessible, affordable and fun trip for the whole family since 1938.

Alpine Valley

Ski or snowboard a variety of mountain trails, from green to black diamonds with the longest run of 2,500 feet. During warm weather mountain biking and golf reign.

Paradise Miniature Golf Course

Paradise Miniature Golf Course is a beautiful 18-hole mini golf course in just off downtown Lake Geneva.

Big Foot Beach State Park

Big Foot Beach State Park is 271-acres and on the shores of Lake Geneva, which includes a campground, lakeside picnic area and miles of hiking and cross-country skiing trails.

 

Uniquely Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva Cruise Line

Get out on the water of scenic Lake Geneva when you hop aboard a narrated lake tour. Choose from a range of cruises including family-friendly ice cream socials and the historic U.S. Mailboat Tour. Between Thanksgiving and New Year's, hop aboard the magical Santa Cruise and visit Santa at the North Pole.

Safari Lake Geneva

Safari Lake Geneva is a unique conservation-focused ranch for a variety of species living in virtually free-range conditions.

Lake Geneva School of Cooking

The Lake Geneva School of Cooking offers entertaining, culinary classes for the cooking enthusiast, whether novice or gourmet.

Lake Geneva Clue Room

You have just 60 minutes to unravel the mystery and escape the room. Choose one of three rooms and work together solve the puzzles.

Lake Geneva Balloon Company

Get a unique view of the Lake Geneva area from the air. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience when you glide over the treetops and take in the sunrise over the lake.

Downtown Lake Geneva Shopping

Explore this charming town center, where you'll see beautiful historic homes, and enjoy shopping, dining, and antiquing. During the holidays, downtown really sparkles.

 

Area History

Lake Geneva Shore Path

This peaceful waterfront pathway winds around the 21 miles of Lake Geneva's perimeter, passing by historic landmark homes, beautiful gardens and local wildlife.

Black Point Estate

Take a guided tour of one of the oldest mansions on the lake. Built in 1888 by Beer Baron Conrad Seipp, the estate is part of the Wisconsin Historical Society and can only be accessed by boat via the Lake Geneva Cruise Line.

Geneva Lake Museum

Geneva Lake Museum will take you back in time to see the life and lifestyles of the inhabitants of the Lake Geneva area from the native dwellers to the early 20th century.

 

Shows & Spirits

Tristan Crist Magic Theatre

This one of a kind performer wows audiences with wit, heartfelt stories, jaw-dropping illusions and gut-wrenching escapes! Named Lake Geneva’s #1 attraction.

Dancing Horses Theatre

The Dancing Horses Theatre is a unique Wisconsin attraction and a must-see for horse lovers. Admission also includes an exotic bird show and you can add on lunch or dinner.

Belfry Music Theatre

This historic theater has been transformed into a music venue that features entertainers who perform songs from some of your favorite artists.

Music by the Lake Concert Series

Enjoy the sounds of some of your favorite bands each summer at this outdoor lakeside venue.

Staller Estate Winery

Staller Estate's vision is to create a multi-satisfying experience exemplifying our regional Wisconsin wines. Enjoy a complimentary wine and cheese tasting upon arrival.

AEppelTreow Winery

Makers of elegant ‘hard' ciders, draft, table and dessert and ciders, small batch whiskey and fruit brandies, AEppelTreow loves to share the history of apples and alcohol working together.

Rush Creek Distilling

Started by four guys with a passion for creating authentic craft spirits including two types of Whiskey, homegrown Vodka and a hand-bottled botanical Gin. Tours, Tastings and Live Music on most Saturday nights.

Geneva Lake Brewing Co.

Founded by a father-son duo in 2011, their creations have become fast favorites in the area. Experience how the local brew is made and enjoy the fruits of their labor in the Tap Room.

 

Sweet Indulgences

Blue Heaven Ice Cream

Located across the street from The Abbey, this new escape for sweet treats features 24 flavors of hand-dipped premium ice cream, including dairy- and gluten-free options and freshly baked cookies and brownies. (Opens Memorial Day weekend)

Kilwin's Lake Geneva

This purveyor of all things sweet is a Lake Geneva tradition. Watch them make their delicious hand-paddled fudge or treat yourself to their original recipe ice cream. 

Yogeeze Frozen Yogurt

Create your own frozen concoction with an array of frozen yogurt flavors and over 40 different toppings at their shop located in downtown Lake Geneva.

Something Sweet

If it's sweet, you'll find it here. Bulk candy, taffy, gourmet chocolates, soft serve ice cream with FLAVORBURST, hand-dipped ice cream, smoothies, assorted fresh baked goods, and retro candy!

Group Getaways

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Groups are made up of people with individual interests, strengths and weaknesses. We can help you find the perfect activities that will engage all of the members of your gathering, both on our resort property or in the Lake Geneva, Wisconsin area. Whether you're reconnecting with family, getting together with your best friends or reuniting with old classmates, you'll find the perfect activities at The Abbey Resort and in the surrounding area to fit your group's needs. 

Our Activities Department is available to help tailor structured teambuilding activities for your group. If you want private meals that will wow your crew, contact our Convention Services and Catering Department to start planning. If relaxation and quiet are what you crave, contact our Group Spa Coordinator to plan a day at Avani Spa. Get more ideas and information in the sections below. 

Call 800-709-1323 to start planning your group activities!

Enjoy lake life

You can't get the complete Lake Geneva experience without time on the water. Join one of the many boat tours on the lake or charter a private tour for your group on one of Lake Geneva Cruise Line's fleet of 8 beautifully-renovated historic boats. If you're looking to do a little fishing on the second-deepest lake in the state, or if you want to get the gang out for some water sports, consider renting one of the Cobalt Boats docked in our harbor, operated by Gordy's Marine. Looking for a little adventure on the waves? Look no further than our friends at the Geneva Lake Sailing School. Take part in a three hour tour skippered by a sailing instructor, get a lesson in skippering, or participate in a teambuilding activity specifically designed for the members of your group.

Relax at Avani Spa

You'll never have to leave the comfort of the resort when you share time with your group at Avani Spa. This oasis of relaxation includes an adults-only pool, whirlpools, saunas, steam room, and exercise facilities, along with a full selection of spa and salon services. Our group spa coordinator will help customize packages and prearrange spa services and dining needs for your entire party. 

Upgrade your spa visit with time in our private Sanctuary Suite. The suite accommodates up to ten guests and features a private whirlpool, outdoor patio and flat screen TV. Food and beverages can also be ordered.

Contact our group spa coordinator at 262-275-1860 to create your personalized Avani Spa event.

Gather around the table

Great meals have a way of bringing people together in a way that is truly special. Whether you're looking for a lavish banquet in one of our private dining rooms or taking in a Wisconsin tradition at our Fish Fry at Waterfront, you'll be sure to have a memorable experience at The Abbey. Groups from 3 to 300 can be accommodated in our many venues, and menus ranging from sweet and salty snacks to award-winning BBQ to farm-to-fork cuisine are yours for the choosing. 

Contact our Conference Services and Catering Department at 800-709-1323 to start planning.

Get active

If you're more the type to get out and get moving, there are amazing indoor and outdoor activities for you to choose from. Have some adventurists in your group? Get your heads in the trees at Lake Geneva Canopy Tours. Prefer to take in the scenery from the comfort of a cart? Gather a few foursomes and hit the links at one of our area golf courses. Want to take in a little history? Our activities crew would be happy to take your group on a guided walk of a section of the Lake Geneva Shore Path. Does your group need a little brain stimulation? See if you can work your way out of one of the escape rooms at Lake Geneva Clue Room. Want to escape reality? You won't have to leave the resort when you book some time for your group in Immersion.