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Wellness on Lake Geneva

Lake Life | The Best Medicine

Relax (ri-ˈlaks), v. To make less tense or rigid. To relieve from nervous tension. To seek rest or recreation. See also: Lake Life

For centuries, people have sought the peace and playfulness of life by the water. The tranquility of the waves lapping on the shore; the enjoyment of splashing in the crystal clear waters; the connection with nature and a heightening of the senses. Lake Life, as we've come to call it, is the  escape from the mounting stresses of everyday life and a reconnection with your well-being.   

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As the only full-service resort on the shore of Lake Geneva, The Abbey Resort is the starting point to a getaway for the mind and soul. From the moment you walk in the door, you will feel the tension ease from your shoulders. You'll be able to slow down, inhale deeply, smile more. Let the calming lake breeze wash over you as you dine on fresh, locally-sourced fare on our patio. Rent a boat and enjoy time on the water as you watch the birds dive to catch their next meal. Reconnect with your family as you laugh over a game of air hockey or play an old fashioned board game, or take some time for yourself and be pampered at Avani Spa.

Welcome to Lake Life. It's the perfect remedy for what ails you.

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Avani Spa

A Lakeside Sanctuary

Avani Spa offers experiences inspired by the unique elements of our area, combining the highest quality products with classic traditions to uplift your spirit and restore your energy. Whether you’re a guest of The Abbey Resort or are looking for a one day escape, the newly renovated spa allows you the space to slow down, breathe deep and center on you. Soothe and rejuvenate your spirit with a massage, body or facial treatment, or bring out your inner glow at our salon. Avani guests are able to take advantage of the tranquil surroundings of the private Avani Atrium pool, outdoor lounge areas, and more. 

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Fresh Fare

Take a bite, a deep breath, and savor the experience of dining at the lake. We have innovative ways of bringing our fresh, wholesome menu items to you so that you can take your time to reconnect with your families, yourself, and what it means to be at the lake. Chef Joshua North works with local growers and producers to bring quality, sustainable ingredients to your table. This farm-to-fork philosophy shows in menus featuring fresh, seasonal vegetables, locally sourced meats, and artisan breads and cheeses. From invigorating juices in Cafe Latte to Vegan Chimichurri Meatballs in 240 West, indulge in the flavor while you take care of yourself from the inside out.

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Out In the Open Air

Not only do you have 90 acres of lakeside property to enjoy, but there are many activities nearby to keep you busy outdoors.

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Explore the Shore 

This path initially created by the indigenous peoples that traveled around the perimeter of Lake Geneva, was declared by the early settlers of the area to always be available to the public. Today, the 26-mile-long Lake Geneva Shore Path is a unique experience for casual walkers, history buffs, nature lovers and fitness fanatics alike. Taken in sections or conquered in its entirety, the path showcases the sparkling lake, natural wonders, community camps, and historic estates, and is located just steps away from The Abbey.

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Get On the Water

Whether you're looking for excitement, serenity, or something in-between, no Lake Geneva experience is complete without time on its pristine waters. Rent a beautiful Cobalt Boat from Gordy's onsite rental office for the hour or the day for the opportunity to steer yourself around the lake, or let someone else do the piloting and reserve a spot on a public tour with Lake Geneva Cruise Line. Quietly meander along the shore by renting a standup paddleboard, or relax along the shore at one of the public beaches. There is no wrong way to experience the lake.

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Hike the Trails

There are many public trails in the area that vary from strolls through open native prairie lands and over flowing streams to exploring lush wooded hills and silent pine forests. We're fortunate to have three different natural areas with trails to hike in our own village. Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy is a hidden gem and local favorite, with many different terrains. White River Park offers areas for hiking, picnicking or kayaking. For the experienced hiker, exploring some of the over 100 miles of trails at Kettle Moraine State Forest is a necessity.

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Shop the Markets

Our area lakes are surrounded by fertile farmlands, tended both by families who have handed their land down from generation to generation and those who have recently adopted Southeastern Wisconsin as their new home. When the season is right, area growers, makers and purveyors come together to sell their goods at some of the many area farmers markets or farm stands dotting the countryside. You'll be able to find everything from fresh local produce and jams, jellies and honeys, to unique gift items and floral arrangements.

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A New Way to Meet

Even when people head to the lake for meetings and events, the relaxing setting and change of scenery clears the attendees' minds and helps to sharpen their focus. In our new era of meetings, events have moved outdoors or are set in spacious indoor layouts in sunlit meeting rooms. Enriching meals using fresh and locally-sourced ingredients are the norm, and break activities can range from breathing exercises or yoga to lake activities or community engagement. Learn more about how The Abbey Resort has enhanced group offerings to help promote personal growth and enhance health and well-being.

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