Lakefront Resort with Panoramic Views near Geneva National Golf Club
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, is sometimes called the Hamptons of the Midwest for its massive homes and perfect setting. Situated a short walk from Geneva Lake’s north shore, Geneva Ridge Resort is a secluded property overlooking the neighboring Lake Como. The resort is run in conjunction with nearby Geneva National Golf Club, home to three courses designed by golf legends Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, and Gary Player. Take in scenic Geneva Bay aboard a Lake Geneva Cruise Lines tour with one of two included tickets for a one-hour cruise that offers views of estates along the eastern part of Lake Como.
Upstairs, lakeside and resort-side rooms welcome guests with luxurious accommodations, including mission-style wood furnishings. Consider a visit to the onsite spa and salon, where specialists draw from Swedish, Native American, Indian, and Japanese therapeutic traditions to perform massages and skin treatments. There's also a sauna, a steam room, and indoor and outdoor pools.
You can get nice lakefront views throughout Geneva Ridge Resort, but the onsite Lakeview Grille might have the best vantage point. Peer through the restaurant's wall-to-wall picture windows and you'll see wooded slopes and the shores of Lake Como. In the kitchen, chefs hand carve rib eyes, fillets, and prime ribs and prepare a Friday-night fish fry. Next door, you can grab a cocktail at the Lakeview Lounge and enjoy equally impressive vistas. Another contender for best view is Bar 55, the resort's new outdoor patio bar overlooking Lake Como.
Highlights of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
- Convenient location within 90 miles of Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison
- Geneva Lake: a gaping gulf of fresh water ripe for swimming, leisurely sails, water skiing, and tubing—and the resort town’s biggest draw in the summer
- Admire the scenery by taking a stroll on the Geneva Lake Shore Path, a 21-mile walkway planned by early settlers that stretches around the entire lake.
- Lakeside mansions that helped the town earn the nickname “Newport of the West”
- Go back in time at the Geneva Lake Museum, home to re-created late 19th- and early 20th-century shops.
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