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Lakeside Winter Wonderland

Snowy Days, Cozy Nights

A Magical Setting

If you have only stayed at The Abbey during the warmer months, you'll find a new list of activities and attractions to experience when the temperatures drop. The resort's atmosphere takes on a new coziness and tranquility that you won't find any other time of the year. The lawn on our ninety acre property is covered in a sparkling blanket of snow and the hustle and bustle of the harbor waters are replaced with the reflection of the winter sun off the frozen stillness of the ice. You will be able to use this time to indulge in the comfort of relaxing spa services, browse the shops of downtown Lake Geneva, enjoy the fun of ice skating before you roast marshmallows by the crackling bonfire, or stay in and take in the scenery as you dine on fresh farm-to-fork fare in 240°  West. 

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Activities abound both on property and in the Lake Geneva area. Our family activities never end with movies both indoors and under the stars, crafts for all ages, and of course, our indoor swimming pool. If you prefer the nip of cold air on your nose outdoors, you can walk the Lake Shore Path, just steps outside our door, visit one of the nearby trails for cross-country skiing, or slide down one of the many sledding hills nearby. Visit our Things to Do page for more information on area and resort activities.

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Galentine's Day Celebration

It's all about friendship!

Celebrate friendship with your besties during our annual Galentine's Day Celebration. Experience all of the fun of a girls' day out with creative activities, a little relaxation, and of course - cocktails! Register for individual events to make the perfect itinerary or make it a getaway weekend for you and your best friends.

Galentine's Day Celebration | February 11-12

Saturday, February 11

  • Galentine's Breakafast Buffet | 9:00am-12:00pm | $29 per person. Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, paired with a mimosa, and activities to participate in with your friends
  • Create & Sip Wine Glass Painting | 3:00pm-4:30pm | $35 per person. Create matching wine glasses for your next girls' night. Sip on a glass of wine for a little inspiration.
  • Cocktail Specials | 5:00pm-8:00pm | Head to Waterfront for Galentine's cocktail specials. 
  • Live Entertainment | 8:00pm-12:00am | End the night as you hit the dance floor with your friends in Waterfront.

Sunday, February 12

  • Yoga & Mimosas | 9:00am-10:00am | $17 per person. Salute the Sun through the windows of the Harbor Ballroom during this guided Yoga class. 
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Pour Your Own Epoxy™ Classes

Let Your Creativity Flow!

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, January 14 | 1:00pm

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or

Saturday, February 18 | 1:00pm

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Lakeside Laughs Comedy Night

Warm Up with Laughter

Warm up from the cold with howls of laughter and loads of belly laughs as our Lakeside Laughs Comedy Night returns. Leave your cares at the door for this evening of comedy with headliner Marz Timms, featuring Kieron Harrell with opening act Mitchell Lee, and your host, Jose Montero.

Friday, February 17 | Doors open at 6:30pm | Show starts at 7:00pm | $15 per person

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*Must be 21 or older to attend

Fireside Dining Specials at 240° West

Warm up with delicious farm-to-fork meals and beautiful views in 240° West

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Valentine's Day Dinner

Bring your special someone to 240 West on Saturday, February 11 for an amazing buffet dinner created by our new Executive Chef Luis Quezada and the Abbey Resort culinary team. You'll enjoy an enhanced dining experience with five action stations and unique menu selections. Pair your meal with live entertainment from Tom Stanfield, harbor views and our cozy stone fireplace, and you'll have a Valentine's celebration that won't soon be forgotten.

Saturday, February 11 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm | $65 per person (plus tax & gratuity) | Reservations Required

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Prime Rib Prix Fixe - Saturdays

Spoil yourself on Saturday nights with our indulgent Prime Rib Prix Fixe menu. Three courses of decadent delights are served weekly in 240° West, including shrimp cocktail and an entree of a 12oz. serving of delicious slow-roasted Prime Rib. Paired with harbor views, a roaring fire and the multi-instrumental talents of Tom Stanfield, you'll want to make this your weekly Saturday night escape.

Saturdays | 5:00pm-10:00pm | $54.95 per person

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Sunday Harborside Champagne Brunch

There is no better way to begin your week than with a delicious brunch overlooking the lake. Our Sunday Harborside Brunch menu features some of your favorite breakfast items, savory seafoods, and unique takes on traditional flavors. Of course, you will want to add bottomless mimosas to make the brunch experience complete. Take in the view, enjoy live entertainment, and leave your worries at the door.

Sundays 9:00am-1:00pm | $34.95 adults / $14.95 children

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Friday Nights Out - Steak & Lobster

Enjoy a four-course dinner featuring a 5 oz. barrel-cut Black Angus Filet Mignon and a 5 oz. Cold Water Lobster Tail with a side of White Truffle & Parmesan Mac n' Cheese. Completing the meal are our 240 Wedge salad, a refreshing lemon sorbet, and ending with a delicious dessert of Berries & Chocolate.

Fridays | 5:00pm - 10:00pm | $49 per person

Avani Spa 

Stay warm and melt into relaxation with treatments at Avani Spa.

Peppermint Enhancements

This season, enhance your manicure or pedicure with peppermint oil and a special peppermint scrub. Indulge in the invigorating fragrance of the season as you soothe and exfoliate your skin. Ask about this limited time offer when you book your service.

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Weekday Savings

Experience the relaxation and rejuvenation of Avani Spa for less when you join us during the week. Get 20% off your service of $50 or more on Mondays through Thursdays. Call 800-709-1323 or click the link below to learn more.

*Based on availability. Excludes 12/26-29, 2022 and holidays. May not be combined with any other offers or promotions. Offer expires January 31, 2023.

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Resort Activities

You don't have to go far to experience both fun and relaxation when we have so much to do on property. Download our Weekly Activity Schedule to see what's going on!

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Ice Skating

Glide Across the Ice

Perfect your figure eights on our outdoor ice rink located on our Harbor Patio. Whether you're an accomplished skater or an absolute beginner, you are invited to take to the ice during the day with the bright winter sun over head or at night with the glow of cafe lighting and fire pits. When you've skated to your heart's content, warm up with a hot chocolate from Cafe Latte or something a little stronger from Bar West.

Our seasonal skating rink is open when weather allows and available to our guests and to the public.* Ice skates may be rented 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. 

*Rink is available to the public Sundays -Fridays and may be closed to the public due to high guest volume, especially on holidays (MLK, President's Day). Check our Weekly Activities document for hours. Limited skate sizes available - check with our activities department for availability.

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Indoor Pool

No matter the weather outdoors, you can still relax poolside with plush towels, pool toys and comfortable lounge chairs. A hot tub and wading pool complete the fun. Check our Weekly Activity Schedule for current hours.

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Live Entertainment

During the winter season, lose yourself in the the sounds of live music on weekends. Multi-instrumental musician Tom Stanfield performs during our weekend specials in 240° West and then moves into Bar West on Friday and Saturday evenings. The ever popular D'Lite Duo hits the stage in Waterfront every Saturday night from 7:00pm - 11:00pm. Our Weekly Activity Schedule has all the details.

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Family Activities

We have a lineup of fun activities for all ages every day of the week. From crafts and board games to bonfires and scavenger hunts, you'll never worry about getting bored. Download our Weekly Activity Schedule for the latest lineup

Area Winter Attractions

There is plenty to do on property, but that is just the beginning of the Lake Geneva Experience. Visit some of these area attractions to round out your escape.

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Lake Geneva Winterfest

Celebrate the Fun of Winter

For 27 years, Lake Geneva has celebrated all things winter during their annual Winterfest celebration. This year is no exception with the outdoor festival taking place February 1-5. Located in Downtown Lake Geneva, this event also hosts the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship where teams from across the country create immense works of art that will put your typical front yard snowman to shame. Along with viewing the snow sculptures, take part in other activities such as beach bonfires, ice bars, and more. You can find more information on their website. 

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Ice Castles

Ice Castles is a completely unique experience. Tunnels, thrones, slides, and fountains make this as fun for the family as it is for couples. Come during the day to witness the ice cast in a cool blue or visit at night to see colorful LED lights transform the castle’s structure. 

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Downhill Skiing

We are fortunate to have top tier ski hills located just a short drive away. 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 is a favorite where you can ski or snowboard a variety of mountain trails, from green to black diamonds with the longest run of 2,500 feet.

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Geneva Lake Museum

Enter the museum doors and take a trip back in time to see the history of the Lake Geneva area. See the life and lifestyles of the inhabitants of our area from the native dwellers to the early 20th century. Don't miss some of their special exhibits with special focus on maps, the history of Dungeons & Dragons (coming soon), or the immense Ceylon Court estate that used to grace the lakeside. 

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Tristan Crist Magic Theatre

The Tristan Crist Magic Theatre has been named Lake Geneva's #1 attraction, and for good reason. This unique performer wows audiences with wit, heartfelt stories, jaw-dropping illusions and gut-wrenching escapes. You and the whole family will be enthralled by his amazing talent and showmanship.

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Overnight Packages

Whether you're looking for relaxation or adventure, something for yourself or for the family, we have just the package for you.

Click the links below or call 800-709-1323 to make your reservations.

A little something for everyone

Overnight Packages

Whether you're looking for a family getaway or a romantic escape, we have just the package for you.

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Treat yourself to relaxation

Avani Spa

A full menu of spa and salon services awaits you in the lakeside oasis of the newly-renovated Avani Spa.

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Wellness on the Lake

Escape from the mounting stresses of everyday life and reconnect with your well-being.

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Delicious dining with a view!

Lakeside Dining

Our full service restaurants offer local flavors, farm-to-fork dining, live entertainment and more!

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Health & Safety

The health and safety of our guests is our highest priority while still providing a fun and memorable experience. 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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