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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, family games 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 enjoy live entertainment, 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 days a week - Please see our activities schedule for hours of operation

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.

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
Waterfront Saturdays 8:00pm - 12:00am
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.

Make & Take

Artist Catherine Urban from The Urban Art Studio guides our guests through creating works of art during our monthly make and take events. 

 

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.

Immersion Entertainment Center

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

Escape the real world in The Abbey Resort's entertainment venue, Immersion. Enjoy your favorite movies or cheer on your team on the big screen in the cinema, challenge your family members to a one of our rotationn of games like billiards or air hockey, watch your friends as they test their skills at one of our crane games, or play a favorite board game at one of our tables throughout the room.

 

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.

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. Bring your boat and launch from our ramp in the protected marina. Just stop by the Front Desk when you arrive for trailer tag & parking information.

Park & Launch Service $50 per day

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: Relax, fish or speed around the lake when you rent a boat for a few hours or the whole day.

Lake Geneva Ziplines and Adventures: They have 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: Operated by Vail Resorts, this popular skiing spot 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: A beautiful 18-hole mini golf course in just off downtown Lake Geneva.

Big Foot Beach State Park: 271-acres of state park land 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. 

Safari Lake Geneva: A unique conservation-focused ranch for a variety of species from Alpacas to Zebras living in virtually free-range conditions.

Lake Geneva School of Cooking: Offers a wide range of 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.

Ice Castles: In Lake Geneva, the most wonderful time of the year begins when the ice castles come to town. Tour every nook and cranny in daylight or witness LED's light up the ice at night. 

 

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, and is just steps away from our front door.

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: Go 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.

Dungeon Hobby Shop Museum: Explore the beginnings of the worlds of Dungeons & Dragons, the creators behind them, and play the games for yourself.

Old World Wisconsin: Learn what it was like to be an early immigrant living in Wisconsin by exploring over 60 restored historic structures on over 600 acres of property and engaging in hands-on activities.

 

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: 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 beautiful outdoor lakeside venue.

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

Rush Creek Distilling: Started by four guys with a passion for creating authentic craft spirits including two types of whiskey, vodka and gin. Tours, tastings and live music on most Saturday nights.

Duesterbeck's Brewing Company: Set on a 150 year old farm, this microbrewery features a delicious variety of beers and is a favorite of locals and visitors alike.

 

Sweet Idulgences

Blue Heaven Ice Cream: Located across the street from The Abbey, this escape for sweet treats features 24 flavors of hand-dipped premium ice cream, including dairy- and gluten-free options and freshly baked treats.

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, hand-dipped ice cream, smoothies, assorted fresh baked goods, and retro candy!

Lake Geneva Pie Co.: The name says it all. Handmade pies of all shapes and sizes using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Dine in or carry out.

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. 

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.