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Top Reasons to Stay at The Abbey in the Fall

This Autumn, fall in love with The Abbey Resort's beautiful grounds, perfect lake location and fun family activities. The Abbey has got as much going on in the fall as we did in the summer. With a variety of events going on around the area and many activities and spa specials happening here at the resort, The Abbey is the perfect fall escape.

Fall Colors 

Wake up to the smell of fall leaves at The Abbey. Wisconsin and Lake Geneva, are known for their beautiful colors in the autumn trees. As the weather becomes crisp and the sleeves get longer, the trees evolve from bright greens to an array of orange, yellow and red. Take a scenic drive on Snake Road or a boat cruise in Lake Geneva to get the best of the colors of fall. Did you know that Lake Geneva was ranked number 9 on America's Best Towns for Fall Colors?

Family Activities

Join us for fall family fun by the bonfire or even cuddled up in the theater. The Abbey offers a variety of crafts and games throughout the fall season. Try turkey bowling, pumpkin painting and other family-friendly fall themed crafts. Whether you roast a marshmallow or just warm up by the fire, you won't want to miss the fun harborside bonfires. Every weekend enjoy bonfires with complimentary s'mores and hot apple cider. Also, join us on our holiday weekends for double the activities and double the fun! Columbus Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving Break are all very popular weekends. You will want to book your stay early to ensure you don't miss out on the many activities we have in store for you.

Spa Specials

Warm up next to the roaring fireplace in the tranquility room, with a great novel in hand. Book an appointment at the Avani Spa for ultimate relaxation. Indulge in a pumpkin spice massage, an autumn quench body wrap, or autumn mist manicures and pedicures, all are offered this season. Release the tension of summer and start over fresh after a day in the Avani Spa. 


Abbey bicycle rental isn't only offered in the summer but also the early months of fall as well. Take the family on a bike ride through Fontana to breeze by the town. The Abbey Activity Department rents different types of bikes to guests at no charge! Grab a map and ride up to Duck Pond or to the park with a backpack full of picnic supplies for the ultimate fall experience.

Boat Show

Head to the water for the annual Antique & Classic Boat Show, held at The Abbey. The show features antique and classic runabouts, as well as utility, lapstrake, outboard, and Streblow boats; boats are on display throughout the weekend for free public viewing. The general public as well as guests are encouraged to attend to enjoy the beautiful boats, live music, great food, and local vendors. The Kettle Corn sold on the harbor is a definite must-try! The boat show is held September 24th and 25th with a parade at 4:00 pm on Saturday.

Pearce's Farm Stand

Pearce's Farm Stand provides the very best locally grown produce. They offer a variety of items to satisfy your every craving for seasonal, fresh, fruits, vegetables and more. Bring the entire family for the fun experiences and stay for the many awesome opportunities they offer. Families can enjoy their large jumping hay bales, corn maze, helicopter rides and hay rides to the pumpkin patch. They also offer a haunted house and hay ride in October. Don't miss out on the fun, only a few minutes up the road from The Abbey Resort!

Apple Barn Orchard & Winery

Take a scenic drive on over to the Apple Barn in Elkhorn, Wisconsin less than 12 miles from The Abbey. The Apple Barn is an enjoyable experience with beautiful landscape, sights, sounds and aroma of nature all around you. On the weekends, walk between the canopied apple trees and enjoy the cool fall breeze with the sweet smell of wild flowers. Hand pick apples while sipping on warm apple cider. They also offer a pumpkin patch and hay rides as well. The Country Store is also open for your leisure, buy a caramel apple, fresh cider donuts or chocolate chip cookie for the ride home.


Lake Geneva Oktoberfest is a family festival in downtown Lake Geneva. Bring your entire family down to enjoy pony rides, bouncy houses, German music, children's performances, brats, potato pancakes, cider donuts, the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-In and Sprechtoberfest's beer tent! Stroll through the lovely shops and find many sales and discounts going on around town. While in the area, walk along the lake path and take in the beautiful fall colors everyone loves so much. This event is held on October 8th and 9th.

Lake Geneva Canopy Tours

Lake Geneva Canopy Tours provides year-round, sky-high adventure with a 2.5 hour Canopy Tour. With 16 different obstacles, it offers both mental and physical activities for participants of all ages. There are 8 different zip lines at Canopy Tours, the longest one being about 841 feet. This is the perfect way to spend a day with the family and it teaches you to work together and support each other. Fun fact, one of the zip lines takes rider to 45 mph, making you go as fast as a car.

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Unwind Weekends

Join us for a throwback to the days of The Abbey's fine dining restaurant, La Tour De Bois. The weekend's events will be held in the restaurant's former location, The Abbey A-Frame, and include a cooking demonstration, wine tasting event and 5-course wine dinner. These Unwind Weekend package also includes, overnight accommodations, 20 percent off discount on Sunday Harborside Brunch, 25 percent off discount on Spa Services booked prior to arrival and lastly, two complimentary drink tickets for Friday in Bar West. Visit our website for a full agenda and the calendar dates that these weekends are taking place.
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