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Flavors of Fall

Get cozy this season at The Abbey 

An Abbey Autumn

As the leaves change color and the nights get longer, head to The Abbey Resort and Avani Spa for the best of all things fall. From sipping a pumpkin spice latte on your patio overlooking a harbor sunrise to cozy evening bonfires complete with s'mores and hot cider, we have everything you need to make the most of the season. 

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Mark Your Calendar

We're planning autumn events and activities for all ages including dining events, a special weekend for the ladies, comedy nights and more. This page is your guide to our fall season at The Abbey. Keep an eye on it as we will add more details as the season continues.

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What's Your Fall Flavor?

With so many things to do at the resort and in the area, you'll be able to create the perfect fall experience that suits your tastes.

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Leaf Peeper

Get Out Into Nature

Enjoy the gorgeous golden hues, the sound of crisp leaves underfoot, and the earthy fragrance of fall when you throw on a comfy sweater and head outdoors. 

The Lake Geneva Shore Path is located just steps away from our resort and can provide a walk that lasts a half hour or even a full day. Explore some or all of the 26 mile public pathway around the lake that passes by historic homes, beautiful gardens and local wildlife.

People of any activity level can take in the flora and fauna on a hike at a nature preserve such as Kishwauketoe or in the rolling hills of color in our area state parks. If you prefer to travel by car, ride in style when you rent a classic car from American Classic Rentals and take a ride on scenic Snake Rd.

Want a little history with your time outdoors? Take a drive to Old World Wisconsin and tour over 60 restored historic structures on over 600 acres of property at the edge of the gorgeous Kettle Moraine.

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Appetite for Adventure

Make it Exciting

The falling temperatures doesn't mean you have to slow down. Take advantage of the smaller crowds at some of the area's most popular attractions and make your getaway an adventure.

If you love to challenge yourself and see things from new angles, spend some time at Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures to take on the ropes course or soar through the trees. If you want to see things from a whole new level, take a balloon ride over the area at sunrise or sunset with Lake Geneva Balloon Company.

Wanna go wild? Drive through the unique conservation-focused ranch of Safari Lake Geneva and feed animals ranging from alpacas to zebras as they come up to your car to say hello.

If indoor adventure is more your thing, head to the Lake Geneva Clue Room for 60 minutes of mystery and excitement as you try to escape one of their rooms by decoding clues and solving puzzles.

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Sugar & Spice

Let Your Taste Buds Guide You

The season brings a variety of unique taste sensations that can only be experienced for a short time. The Lake Geneva area is the perfect place to experience them. Start at our own 240 West for the seasonal flavors of fresh farm-to-fork dining paired with stellar harbor views.

Feel like warming up with your favorite adult beverage? Indulge in a Exclusive Maple Bourbon Old Fashioned or one of our other Wisconsin's Original Craft Cocktails. Heading off property? Visit one of the local breweries, distilleries or vineyards for a little education and a lot of delicious flavor. 

Of course, no autumn is complete without visiting one of the local orchards for fresh, crisp apples and ciders, or picking out the perfect pumpkin at an area pumpkin patch.

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Cozy & Content

Retreat Into Relaxation

For some people, the ultimate way to get away is with their feet up, cozy sweater, hot beverage in hand, watching the world go by. If this sounds more like your speed, finding a way to decompress and escape is easy! The perfect place to start is in Avani Spa. Enjoy one of our new services in our renovated facilities and let your stresses melt away.

If you're looking for a laid-back tour of the area, make it a unique one and take a cruise on the lake on one of the beautifully restored boats of Lake Geneva Cruise Line's fleet. Their public tours run every day through the end of October with guided narration and sometimes entertainment and cocktails.

Grab a sweater and your favorite fall coffee at Cafe Latte, then head into downtown Lake Geneva for some leisurely shopping. After a slow-paced day of browsing, cuddle up with some popcorn and a movie at Emagine Geneva Lakes

Fall Events

Save the date for these upcoming events.

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Murder Mystery Dinner: Death of a Gangster

Lake Geneva's history is peppered with stories of gangsters who used the area as a getaway. Get into the spirit of the 1920's with our next Murder Mystery Dinner. You’ve been invited to the Dunn Speakeasy for the wedding of the year! In this “married to the mob” event, you’ll never know who to trust. With the two families merging together, someone is bound to lose power, which means someone else will lose their life!  It's up to you and the other detectives to solve the crime. Bring your appetite for a three-course dinner and dress up in flapper dresses, zoot suits, feather boas and headbands, pinstriped suits and fedoras, or regular wedding attire to get in on the fun.

Saturday, September 24 | 7:00pm-9:00pm | $79 per person

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Pour Your Own Epoxy™ Class

A new way to let your creativity shine, our Pour Your Own Epoxy™ Class will be a great way to not only have a good time, but also create something beautiful, unique and practical! Choose between creating a Charcuterie Board or a Lazy Susan.

Saturday, October 15 | 1:00pm 

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Lakeside Laughs Comedy Night

Our Lakeside Laughs Comedy Night returns! Leave your cares at the door for this evening of laughs. Join us for a great show featuring  amazing stand-up comedians Chris Tani, Dana Ehrmann, and Melanie Mackey, with your host, Jose Montero. A bar and snacks will be available for refreshments.

Friday, October 21 | 7:00pm | $15 per person

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Girls' Getaway Weekend

Whether you're looking for an escape with girlfriends you haven't seen or if you're taking advantage of being a deer widow, The Abbey has a weekend of activities, food and fun lined up for you and your favorite gal-pals. During our third annual Girls Getaway Weekend, enjoy food & beverage specials, a Pour Your Own Epoxy™ Class, mixology class, and morning yoga & mimosas overlooking the harbor. Register for individual events to make the perfect itinerary for you and your best friends. 

November 19-20, 2022 

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Overnight Packages

From relaxing spa getaways to colorful fall adventures, we have the perfect package for you.

The ultimate indulgence

Avani Overnight Package

Treat yourself to a relaxing lakeside getaway with pampering spa services and farm-to-fork dining.

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See Lake Geneva like never before

Zipline Adventure Package

Glide through the trees on this adventure package with Lake Geneva Ziplines and Adventures plus get a $25 dining credit for when you return to the ground.

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Uniquely Lake Geneva

Fall Colors Cruise

Enjoy fall activities at The Abbey and take in the beautiful fall colors along the lake shore.

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Start planning your fall getaway with our

Fall-In-One Package

With a dining credit and spa discounts, we've made planning your Autumn getaway easy with our Fall-In-One package.

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Autumn at Avani

Treat yourself to time for relaxation and rejuvenation at the newly renovated Avani Spa

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Autumn Radiance Weekend with Kerstin Florian

Experience the latest in skin care with Kerstin Florian at Avani Spa! Be the first to try new products, learn fall tips & tricks, and enter to win some great prizes. Join us in the Yoga Studio on September 30th and October 1st where a representative from Kerstin Florian will be providing individualized skin analysis and care for the skin during this transitional season. They will also be offering mini experiences. Purchase a Kerstin Florian product or service during this special weekend and you could win an amazing prize to take home. Gifts with purchase will also be offered. Refreshments will be served. Come join us!

Friday, September 30 | 12:00pm-5:00pm

Saturday, October 1 | 9:00am-3:00pm

Contact Avani Spa for more information at 800-709-1323.

Health and Safety

The health and safety of our guests is our highest priority while still providing a fun and memorable experience. Please note, social spacing and frequent handwashing are encouraged, and public areas are cleaned and sanitized frequently. For the safety of others, please stay home if you are sick. 

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