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Things To Do

Summer at the Lake

Warm Weather | Harbor Waves | Fun in the Sun

It's Time to Get Away!

Summer has finally arrived! Grab your gear and get to The Abbey Resort for lakeside fun from the minute you check in the the moment you say goodbye. Fill your days with family activities, delicious dining, poolside relaxation, and live entertainment - and that's just at the resort. There's plenty to experience around the area as well, from boat cruises to magic shows, shopping to hiking, and everything in between. Start planning your Lake Geneva vacation now and make it a summer to remember. 

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After a year of unique stresses, the same boring walls, and more Zoom meetings than you can count, now's the time to break away and enjoy a change of scenery on 90 acres of lakeside property. Start your planning here by checking out all of the things we have to do at the resort, then expand your schedule with things to do in the area. With so many things to do, you'll never hear "I'm bored!" while you're here.

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Pick Your Path to the Perfect Escape

Whether you seek an itinerary full of new adventures, a quiet getaway and change of scenery, or a mixture of anything and everything, The Abbey Resort is the perfect starting point for your Lake Geneva summer experience.

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Thrill Seeker

Get Your Adrenaline Pumping

If the phrase "Slow Down" isn't in your vocabulary, you might want to try some activities that keep you going while you're here. Rent a beautiful Cobalt Boat from Gordy's on-site rental office and get out on the clear waters of the spring-fed lake. You can add a wakeboard or tube to the rental to make it even more thrilling.

If you're more into the exhilaration of challenging yourself and seeing new sights, spend some time at Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures to take on the ropes course or soar through the trees.

Prefer seeing things at ground level? Take a drive through Safari Lake Geneva and get an up close and personal experience with exotic animals from the best seat in the house - your own car. 

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Nature Lover

Head Into the Great Outdoors

The temps are warmer and the days are longer, so take advantage of the time by getting out into the fresh air. 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.

Make a splash and soak in the sun at one of our outdoor pools, or head to the Fontana Beach which is known by locals to be the best beach on the lake - only a block away from our front doors.

Take in the flora and fauna at one of the many nature preserves or public parks in the area, or if you prefer your nature a bit more manicured, book a tee time at Abbey Springs Golf Course overlooking the lake.

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Escape Artist

Relax and Unwind

For some people, the ultimate way to get away is with their feet up, listening to great music, cold 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 at our own Avani Spa, which offers a full menu of relaxing services along with an adult-only indoor pool, full-service salon, outdoor cabanas and more. Spend a few hours or the day to reset your mind.

Take a tour of the lake on one of the beautifully restored boats of Lake Geneva Cruise Line's fleet. Their public tours run every day of the week with guided narration and sometimes entertainment, cocktails or even ice cream.

Speaking of entertainment, we have music venues just minutes away that boast some of the most popular tribute bands in the Midwest and occasionally some of the original acts themselves. Check out the lineups at Belfry Music Theatre and Music by the Lake and purchase your tickets before they sell out!

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Flavor Trekker

Let Your Taste Buds Guide You

Let's face it - food brings us together. Laughter is shared over drinks and memories are made around the table. The Lake Geneva area offers so many options and flavors, you'll have to return time and time again to try them all. Start at our own 240 West for fresh farm-to-fork dining with stellar harbor views, or enjoy the homegrown flavors, local brews and live entertainment at Waterfront.

Want to learn more about the stories and processes behind some of your favorite drinks? Visit one of the local breweries, distilleries or vineyards for a little education and a lot of delicious flavor. Go even deeper and sign up for a cooking class at the Lake Geneva School of Cooking.

Get a true taste of the area by visiting one of our local farmers markets in the communities that run many days during the week and pick up fresh produce, locally-made jams and jellies and even unique gift items.

Summer Adventure Packages

Make your getaway an adventure with these seasonal packages that will turn your vacation into a once in a lifetime experience.

There's no better way to get the Lake Geneva Experience

Check In & Cruise

Stay at The Abbey, enjoy a $50 dining credit, and take in a guided tour of the east end of Geneva Lake.

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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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More Packages

We have many more fun-filled Lake Geneva package options to choose from. Call us at 800-709-1323 or visit our packages page to learn more!

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Events & Activites Not to Be Missed

Add these events to your calendar and you won't need to worry about FOMO.

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Camp On-A-Lake

Welcome to Camp On-A-Lake! Our lakeside kid’s day camp offers memorable experiences that are not only fun, but adventure driven and embody what Lake Life is. Our daily camp incorporates activities on the land and on the water with a rotating schedule of themed activities including sand sculpting, games, bonfires, crafts, and more! We'll even have days full of Summer Magic and Water's Edge Art. Kids will enjoy endless fun as they discover more about themselves, learn new skills, make friends and enjoy the sunshine, all while Mom and Dad relax and enjoy their time at The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa.

Camp-On-A-Lake | Daily June-August | Ages 6-12

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Burnin' Down the Docks

Every Sunday, Memorial Day Weekend through September, enjoy live music, cold beer and mouth watering BBQ from The Abbey's award winning BBQ Pit Masters from 12:00pm - 5:00pm! Don't miss live music from some of the area's most popular bands from 12:30pm - 4:30pm. You'll find our lineup on the event calendar.

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Make & Take Events

Artist Catherine Urban from The Urban Art Studio guides you through creating works of art during our monthly Make & Take events. Have fun with old friends and new and enjoy a glass of wine as you create a summer-themed masterpiece. 

Next Event: Sunday, August 15 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Murder Mystery Dinner - A Dance With Death: A 50's Sock Hop Gone Sour

When a death on the dance floor of this 1950's prom ruins the party, it's up to you to figure out whodunit. After a delicious dinner, trade clues with other party members and gather information from the suspects to find the murderer. Immerse yourself in the fun by wearing 50's attire or puffy sleeved prom dresses.

Friday, August 6 | 7:00pm | $79 per person

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Dockside Brewmaster Series

We've got brewmasters from some of the most popular craft breweries on tap to visit The Abbey this summer. Beer tastings, special activities and perfectly paired four-course dinners will all be on the menu. Visit our event calendar or stay tuned to this page for more details.

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Summer Spa Specials

Call 800-SPA-1000 to book your services.

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Paddle & Pedi

Your body, mind and feet will thank you after this package that combines a feeling of balance and strength with pampering services. Take advantage of this summertime special to explore the shores of Geneva Lake during a two-hour stand up paddleboard session followed by a relaxing 50 minute Avani signature pedicure. 

Paddle & Pedi Package - $90 

*Offer valid Monday - Thursday, June 1 - August 31, 2021. Based on availability. Taxes and gratuity not included. Reservations requried. Must reserve 2 weeks in advance. No other discounts apply.

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Summer Refresher Package

Give yourself a day at the spa with our Summer Refresher Package. This day package includes a 50-minute Relaxation Massage, a Mango Body Scrub, Avani Pedicure and spa access on the day of your services. 

Summer Refresher Package - $230 (Reg. $270)

*Offer valid June 1-August 31, 2021, Monday-Thursday only, excluding holidays. No other discounts apply.

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Summer Midweek Spa Special

We've made it easier for you to get in a little relaxation and rejuvenation this summer with our midweek spa special.

  • Receive 10% off all 50+ minute services regularly priced at $75 or more.
  • Receive 15% off all 75/80 minute services.

*Offer valid June 1-August 31, 20121, Monday-Thursday only. Excludes holidays. No other discounts apply. Discount is per person only and cannot be shared.

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Summer Mango Services

You'll love how your skin feels after these tropical treatments! Repair sun-damaged or dehydrated skin with paraben-free mango treatments. It's the ultimate treatment for hands, feet and body.

  • Mango Manicure | 50 Minutes | $50 
  • Mango Pedicure | 50 Minutes | $65 
  • Mango Body Scrub | 25 Minutes | $75 
  • Mango Massage | 50 Minutes | $145 

*Services available June 1-August 31, 2021. Based on availability. No other discounts apply.

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Father's Day Spa Package

Give your father the gift of a day of relaxation at Avani Spa. Our Father's Day Spa Package includes a 50-minute Deep Tissue Massage, a Gentleman's Facial, and complete access to spa amenities on the day of services.

Father's Day Spa Package - $220 (Reg. $275)

*Valid June 18-21, 2021 only. Based on availability. May not be combined with any other offers.

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Teen Services

Take advantage of the summer break and schedule some relaxing time with your teen at Avani Spa. Our "It's All About Me" teen spa services were designed with the needs of guests age 13-15 years old. Choose from the following:

  • Teen Massage | 25 minutes | $75 
  • Clear Skin Facial | 25 minutes | $80 
  • Youth Manicure | 25 minutes | $40 Monday-Friday
  • Youth Pedicure | 25 minutes | $50 Monday-Friday
  • It's All About Me Teen Spa Day Package | 2 hours | $200 Mon-Fri

*We ask that a parent complete a Teen Consent Form for all services scheduled and that an adult remain at the spa for the duration of the teen's services. Certain areas of the spa are adults only. No other discounts apply.

Health & Safety

The health and safety of our guests is our highest priority while still providing a fun and memorable experience. Please note, masks or face coverings are required in all indoor public areas, and event capacities for indoor public spaces have been reduced. 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.