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.
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.
Lakeside Brick Festival
A Brick Builder's Paradise
Hop in the car and head to The Abbey Resort for a winter weekend filled with LEGO® displays, fun activities and interactive workshops for brick-building enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. Your admission includes access to multiple rooms of LEGO® exhibits built by fans and hobbyists, along with indoor and outdoor activities for the family. Purchase your timed tickets online in advance or at the door (based on availability).
January 15-16, 2022 | $10 per person (Workshops additional) | Timed ticket required
Galentine's Day Celebration
It's all about friendship!
Celebrate friendship with your besties during our second 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 12-13
Saturday, February 12
- Yoga & Mimosas | 9:00am-10:00am | $15 per person
- Create & Sip Event | 2:00pm-3:00pm | $45 per person
- Cocktail Creation Class | 4:00pm-5:00pm | $30 per person
- Harborside Bonfire | 7:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday, February 13
- Yoga & Mimosas | 9:00am-10:00am | $15 per person
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 an iced seafood platter with crab legs 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 | $49 per person
Sunday Harborside Brunch a la Carte
There is no better way to begin your week than with a delicious brunch overlooking the lake. Our Sunday Harborside Brunch menu featuresan extensive brunch sampler along with 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
Wine & Dine for Two - Sundays & Thursdays
Make it a date night with our special three course prix fixe menu for two and a bottle of Imagery wine. Choose from select starters and entrees, enjoy a delicious dessert, and pair it with your choice of Imagery Wines. $60 per person. 5:00pm - 9:00pm *Limited to parties of two.
Sundays & Thursdays | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | $60 per person
Friday Nights Out - Steak & Lobster
The best of land and sea are yours on Friday nights. Enjoy a 5 oz. barrel-cut Black Angus Filet Mignon and a 5 oz. Cold Water Lobster Tail, along with a salad of endive and arugula, maple balsamic vinaigrette, gorgonzola and toasted walnuts and ending with a delicious apple poached in port wine topped with whipped cream and chocolate for $49 per person.
Fridays | 5:00pm - 10:00pm | $49 per person
Introducing Kerstin Florian Products
WELCOME WELLNESS this winter and all year long with KERSTIN FLORIAN.
We are so pleased to announce that Kerstin Florian skin and body care and treatments are coming to Avani Spa! A lifestyle brand steeped in European spa tradition yet modern, user-friendly and uber-effective, Kerstin Florian promotes proper nutrition, regular exercise and peace of mind in addition to care of the face and body as part of a holistic approach to wellness. Whether you immerse yourself in a body treatment or reveal your most radiant skin with a custom facial, a Kerstin Florian treatment is sure to leave you refreshed, relaxed and uplifted.
Peppermint Spa Services
Indulge in relaxation along with the invigorating fragrance of peppermint with these special services that are available through February.
- Peppermint Manicure | 50 Minutes | $50
- Peppermint Pedicure | 50 Minutes | $65
- Peppermint Massage | 50 Minutes | $145
Avani Hours and Services
As we undergo a renovation in all areas of the spa, we have set up a temporary facility in another part of the resort to provide the same relaxing spa treatments and beautifying salon services you expect from Avani. Click below to see a menu of services available during our renovation.
Open Daily 9am-5pm
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lake Geneva Winterfest
Celebrate the Fun of Winter
For 26 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 3-7. 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. Complimentary scheduled shuttle service available to and from the resort.
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.
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.
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.
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.