Feast in Walworth County this Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving marks the true beginning of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. There is a frenzy of planning and preparation for this holiday, from coordinating family visits to packing up everyone in the car. Give yourself a break this year! Resorts and restaurants throughout the Lake Geneva area have opened their dining rooms and invite you to host your family at their Thanksgiving feasts.

I do know that there are some of you who love hosting friends and family at your place. To-go options (offered at select locations) save you time in the kitchen so that you can still enjoy an amazing chef-prepared meal, along with more quality time with you family! But don’t forget to reserve your’s now; some order deadlines are as early as a week prior to Thanksgiving!

With Thanksgiving 2018 fast approaching we invite you to enjoy one of these dining options to round out your Thanksgiving plans:

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Fontana | 800-709-1323
10 am – 5 pm (buffet)

Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Delavan | (262) 749-4621
11 am – 3 pm

Crafted Americana at The Ridge Hotel
Lake Geneva | 262-249-3800
Buffet 11 am – 6 pm
Plated 6 – 9 pm

The Frontier Restaurant at Lake Lawn Resort
Delavan | 262-728-6000
11 am – 6 pm (buffet)

Geneva Chophouse @ Grand Geneva Resort
Lake Geneva | 800-558-3417
10 am – 3 pm (buffet)

Grand Ballroom @ Grand Geneva Resort
Lake Geneva | 800-558-3417
11 am, 3:30 pm (buffet)

The Grandview Restaurant at The Geneva InnThanksgiving_food on table
Lake Geneva | 262-248-5680
12 – 6 pm (family-style)

Grand Cafe @ Grand Geneva Resort
Lake Geneva | 800-558-3417
4 – 9 pm (buffet)

The Hunt Club Steakhouse
Lake Geneva | 262-245-7200
12 – 8 pm (three course menu)

Ristorante Brissago @ Grand Geneva Resort
Lake Geneva | 262- 249-4788
5:30 – 9 pm (reservations required)

Stefana’s Lakeside Dining
Lake Geneva | 262- 249-4788
5:30 – 9 pm (reservations required)


Pre-Order / To-Go


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Elkhorn | 262-723-5722
Place order by November 18

Crafted Americana @ The Ridge Hotel
Lake Geneva | 262-249-3800
Place order by November 19

Geneva National Clubhouse
Elkhorn | 262-245-7026
Place order by November 14

The Frontier Restaurant @ Lake Lawn Resort
Delavan | 262-728-9155
Place order by November 19

No matter what style of meal you choose this Thanksgiving, may you enjoy good food paired with good times with family and friends. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Go to VisitWalworthCounty.com for more information on all of these Thanksgiving options and more.

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6 Great Restaurants to Start a New Thanksgiving Tradition

celebration-315079Start a new tradition this Thanksgiving and let one of these great restaurants treat you to a feast.

  1. 240° West at The Abbey Resort, Fontana – The Thanksgiving buffet runs from 10 am – 5 pm.  Check out the menu.
  2. Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva – There are 5 options for dining at Grand Geneva this year:
    • Geneva ChopHouse Thanksgiving Brunch from 10 am – 3 pm.  Check out the menu.
    • Grand Ballroom Thanksgiving Buffet from 1 am – 4 pm.  Check out the menu.
    • Grand Cafe Breakfast Buffet from 6:30 am – 1 pm.  Check out the menu.
    • Grand Cafe Thanksgiving Buffet from 4 – 9 pm.  Check out the menu.
    • Ristorante Brissago Thanksgiving Dinner from 5:30 – 9 pm.  Check out the menu.
  3. Crafted Americana at The Ridge Hotel, Lake Geneva – The Thanksgiving Buffet runs from 11 am – 6 pm.  Check out the menu.
  4. The Geneva Inn, Lake Geneva – The Thanksgiving Buffet runs from 11 am – 3:30 pm.  Check out the menu.
  5. Frontier Restaurant at Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan – The Thanksgiving Feast Buffet runs from 11 am – 7 pm.  Check out the menu.
  6. Hunt Club Steakhouse, Lake Geneva – The Thanksgiving Dinner runs from 12 – 8 pm.  Check out the menu.

Happy feasting and have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends & family!

“Wearin’ o’ the Green” for St. Patrick’s Day in Walworth County

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Everyone’s a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day…! Walworth County is no different, so come celebrate with a variety of ways to show off your green attire, while enjoying the ever popular corned beef & cabbage, shamrock cupcakes, and a mug or two of green beer, plus a few other surprises mixed in.

Start early and get yourself ready for the big day, as on Sunday, March 12, the Delavan Lions Club will once again be serving up their annual St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner at the Village Supper Club (1725 S. Shore Drive, Delavan) from 11:30am to 7pm. Expect all the trimmings with this, from succulent corned beef, sweetly steamed cabbage, Irish potatoes, carrots, horseradish, baked chicken, to fresh rye bread with butter. Adults $12 / Children ages 6-12 $6 / Children ages 5 and under Free. Going 54 years strong, this is an annual event not to be missed!

Another early temptation on Sunday, March 12, is Irish Fest at Hawk’s View Golf Club (7377 Krueger Road, Lake Geneva). Corned beef, cabbage and carrots, as well as baked chicken, will whet your appetite for all things Irish, while being entertained by the Evan & Tom Leahy Band and the Trinity Irish Dancers. Adults $15 / Seniors $12. Something to tempt all the senses and it’s never too early to get your Irish on!

Looking for an entire weekend of green? Lake Lawn Resort (2400 E. Geneva Street, Delavan) has plenty of it planned for the holiday weekend! Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 19, they will offer all things Irish from breakfast through to dinner. Start with O’Malley’s Breakfast Skillet, then corned beef & cabbage for lunch, a Creme de Menthe Andes Candies Chocolate Mint Cupcake as an afternoon treat, and Guinness-braised lamb shank with all the trimmings finishes it off for dinner. There’s sure to be something green in a mug found later on in the evening as well!

Celebrate shamrocks and shenanigans during Crafted Americana’s St. Patrick’s Day specials from Friday, March 17 through Saturday, March 18. From lunch offerings of Irish poundies, Guinness fish & chips, and reuben sandwiches, to dinner plates of traditional corned beef & cabbage, shepherd’s pie and bangers & mash, you’re sure to find something Irish to your liking! Late night from 10p to midnight, top off the day with reuben sliders. Put on your green and make the scene at Crafted Americana, at The Ridge (W4240 Highway 50, Lake Geneva).

Popeye’s is setting aside their usual All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry on Friday, March 17, for their favorite celebration of the year – St. Patrick’s Day. Specials start at $3.99, with corned beef & cabbage starting at $5.99 and offering three portion sizes to choose from. There’s no excuse to not get enough here, and Popeye’s guarantees green beer and lots o’ fun!

Whatever your tastes or ethnicity, you can’t deny being a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and celebrating it in Walworth County. Come show us your way to wear green! For a full list of events, visit the Walworth County Visitors Bureau’s Calendar of Events at VisitWalworthCounty.com.

 

Treat Your Valentine To Something Sweet!

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The most romantic day of the year is February 14.  Do you need help finding that perfect getaway or perhaps a nice evening out on the town?  We are here to help.

Check out the list above for dining & entertainment options or indulge in a getaway with special packages & deals listed below –

Calladora Spa
Rest & Relaxation Retreat Looking for a little R&R? Come to Lake Lawn Resort where we have paired our restful guest rooms with our relaxing Calladora Spa in our Rest & Relaxation Retreat. This one night package can be booked for multiple nights and includes overnight accommodations in the room type of your choice, $100 in Calladora Spa credit per night, and $50 food and beverage credit per night valid at any of our onsite restaurants.
Package details: Blackout Dates, Restrictions, and Saturday minimum night stays may apply Advanced reservations are strongly suggested for the Calladora Spa and Frontier Restaurant Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion Pricing varies depending on the date and room type selected Any remaining portion of the credit upon checkout will be forfeited
Couples Getaway An important aspect of any relationship is spending quality time together. Bring your other half to Lake Lawn Resort on our Calladora Couples Getaway. This getaway is for two nights in the room type of your choice and includes a 50-minute Calladora Couples Massage in our Calladora Spa and $100 food and beverage credit valid at any of our onsite restaurants.
Package details: Blackout Dates, Restrictions, and Saturday minimum night stays may apply Advanced reservations are strongly suggested for the Calladora Spa and Frontier Restaurant Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion Pricing varies depending on the date and room type selected Any remaining portion of the credit upon checkout will be forfeited

Fontana Paddle Company
Valentine’s Specials Valentine’s Day is about love, and we LOVE our customers. So we have almost the entire store on sale. Come in for In Store Only specials. Drastic clearance on a few SWEET boards new and used. All boards and accessories are 25% off or more. Expires 2/14/2017.
Every board purchase comes with:

Free storage till spring
Layaway option
Store Hours: Tuesday through Friday 8am – 4:30pm
Saturday, Sunday, and Monday by appointment only

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Snowbody I’d Rather Love Valentine’s Package Shout it from The Mountain Top if you’re in love! 
Spend this Valentine’s Day skiing, snowboarding, and enjoying the scenic views from The Mountain Top at Grand Geneva. This heartwarming winter package is sure to please the adventurous couple.
One night stay in a deluxe guest room
Two lift tickets for one day of skiing or snowboarding
Ski or snowboard rentals for two
Two Apres Ski Cocktails
Anderson Candies on day of arrival
Valid February 1 – February 28, 2017. Valid Sunday-Thursday. Package is subject to availability. Package does not include nightly resort fee and taxes. Please cancel 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid penalty of one night’s stay plus tax. Not valid toward group bookings.
The Snuggle Is Real Valentine’s Package Its lovely weather for this overnight package for two. First comes love. Then comes marriage. And somewhere in there is a cozy ride on a horse-drawn carriage. Snuggle up with your special someone for a sleigh or carriage ride and a romantic dinner for two.

Two-night stay in a deluxe guestroom
Horse-drawn carriage or sleigh ride together (weather permitting)
Grand Geneva blanket to snuggle up with as you wind through the 1,300-acre property
15% spa discount
Romantic dinner for two at Geneva ChopHouse or Ristoranté Brissago ($150 dining credit)
Valid February 1 – February 28, 2017. 72 hour advance reservations are required. Advance reservation is required for carriage or sleigh ride. Call (262) 215-5303 to reserve your carriage ride. Package is subject to availability. Package does not include nightly resort fee and taxes. Please cancel 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid penalty of one night’s stay plus tax. Not valid toward group bookings.

Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva
Valentine’s Special 
You’re our number one crush! So with that said, we want to be your host for you and your significant other this Valentine’s Day. Stay with us February 12-17 and enjoy a Complimentary Upgrade to a Lakeview with Balcony and Complimentary Bottle of Wine!
$89.00 Sunday-Thursday
$129.00 Friday
Must be 21 or older to book this Special. Not valid with any other offer/discount. Advanced reservations required. Based on availability. Some other restrictions may apply.

Tattered Leaf Designs Flowers & Gifts
Delivering Love On Valentine’s Day
 Let Tattered Leaf Designs add that special touch for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day.
Dozen Roses starting at $29.95 ( wrapped)
Delivery starts at $39.95
Special Valentines Delivery is only $10.00 within 10 miles
Personalize your token of love with our unique line of
candles, jewelry, gifts, candy and custom made Valentine cards
3 ways to order – Order early for best selection! Ordering is easy and fast go on line, email, or call – http://www.tatteredleafdesign.com

The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa
REJUVENATE DAY PACKAGE $250 (REG. $330) Enjoy a day at Avani Spa with our popular Rejuvenate Day Package. This day package includes three hours of treatments along with full spa access on the day of your services.
Package includes:
50 minute Avani Massage
50 minute Avani Facial
Express Manicure
Express Pedicure
Full Spa Access On Day Of Service
Valid Monday – Thursday January 1 – February 28, 2017 excluding holidays. Based on availability. May not be combined with any other discount.
FEBRUARY SPA SPECIAL You deserve relaxation and rejuvenation like only Avani Spa can offer! Escape to Avani and enjoy up to 35% off spa services Monday – Thursday.
20% off all 25 minute services
30% off all 50 minute services
35% off of 75/80 minute services
Based on availability, Monday-Thursday only. Valid February 1-28, 2017. Based on availability. May not be combined with any other discounts.
FEBRUARY CHAMPAGNE AND ROSES TREATMENTS Champagne Manicure | 50 minutes
$50 (All Week) Immerse your hands in a warm soothing soak, followed by a gentle scrub with oil free sea salt to remove dead skin cells. Ease fatigue and soften dry skin with an application of luxurious champagne Shea Butter and vitamin enriched moisturizers to the hands and forearms.
Champagne Pedicure | 50 minutes $65 (All Week) Immerse your feet in a warm soothing soak, followed by a gentle scrub with oil free sea salt to remove dead skin cells. Ease fatigue and soften dry skin with an application of luxurious champagne Shea Butter and vitamin enriched moisturizers to the feet and lower legs.
Champagne and Roses Body Scrub | 25 minutes $65 (Mon-Fri) | $75 (Sat/Sun)
Renew your skin for the Spring. This sea salt and champagne Shea Butter scrub gently exfoliates to remove dead skin cells and leave the skin soft and ready for the new season.
Champagne and Roses Massage| 50 minutes $135 (Mon-Fri) | $145 (Sat/Sun) Absorb the rich, renewing bouquet of champagne and rose with our Relaxation Massage. The ultimate hydrating treatment with a powerful blend of Shea Butter, vitamins A, C, D and grapeseed oil will leave your skin lightly fragranced with a soft and silky finish.
Champagne and Roses treatments available February 1-28, 2017, excluding holidays. Based on availability. May not be combined with any other discounts.

The Ridge Hotel
Valentine’s Overnight Package Celebrate your love with a romantic getaway to Lake Geneva. Enjoy the holiday on your time at The Ridge Hotel, as our Valentine’s package is available to be booked Friday, February 10th thru Sunday, February 19th.This Overnight Package Includes:
Overnight stay for Two
$100 Dinner Credit in Crafted Americana
Champagne and Truffles delivered upon arrival
20% Discount on Individual Spa services at The Ridge Spa & Salon
The above pricing does not include tax and resort fee. The above rates are based on double occupancy. Rates are based on availability and subject to change. Not available to groups. May not be combined with other offers. Other restrictions may apply. For all accommodations, check-in begins at 4 p.m. and check-out is by 12 pm.

Enjoy Thanksgiving in the Lake Geneva Area – 2016

Thanksgiving is almost here and we’ve got some dining options for you!  If you’re looking to leave the cooking to someone else this year, we are here to help.  Whether you’d like to have a nice meal at one of our great restaurants, or you’d like to eat at home without any of the cooking.  Large family get-togethers or an intimate dinner for two, we have gathered your restaurant choices for Thanksgiving 2016.

If you’re doing the cooking yourself, check out specials at our local butchers…and don’t forget the pie – our area has great bakeries, including The Elegant Farmer (Mukwonago), Lake Geneva Cannery (Delavan) and Lake Geneva Pie Company (Lake Geneva)!

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240° West at The Abbey Resort | 10 am – 5 pm (buffet)
$39.95/adults, $15.95/children 5-12, under 5 complimentary

Crafted Americana at The Ridge Hotel | 9 am – 12 pm (pre-order carry-out)

Crafted Americana at The Ridge Hotel | 11 am – 6 pm (buffet)
$36.95/adults, $16.95/children

Crafted Americana at The Ridge Hotel | 6 – 9 pm (limited menu)
prices vary

Fireside Dinner Theatre | 11 am – 1:30 pm (buffet)

Frontier Restaurant at Lake Lawn Resort | 11 am – 7 pm (buffet)
$40.95/adults, $18.95/children 4-12

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa |10 am – 4 pm (buffet)
$45-$60/adults

Hunt Club Steakhouse | 12 – 8 pm (limited menu)
$39/adults

Isle of Capri Cafe at Lake Lawn Resort | (pre-order carry-out)

Ye Olde Hotel Restaurant | 11:30 am – 6 pm (limited menu)
$16-$20/adults, $6/children

 

Foodie Friday: National Hamburger Month

We love May in Walworth County for so many reasons. One of the top reasons being National Hamburger Month. Hamburgers are like tradition throughout the Lake Geneva area, and you can sink your teeth into signature beef sandwiches at almost any local restaurant. Here are five sizzling places where you can satisfy your every burger craving.

1. Snug Harbor (Delavan)

Snug Harbor’s Jalapeno Burger will spice up your meal and perhaps even leave you wiping sweat from your brow.  This 1/2 lb., hand pattied burger is seasoned with a special blend of secret spices. Top it off with Jalapeno peppers and pepper jack cheese, and you’ll be digging into one fiery burger!

Sperinos PubPizzaBurger2. Sperinos (Elkhorn)

The Pub Pizza Burger is a made from 1/3 lb. of Sperino’s very own homemade Italian sausage. The patty is topped off with grilled onions and green peppers, fresh Mozzarella cheese, tomato basil sauce, and is served up on a toasted Brioche bun. Combining a hamburger with a pizza makes for one devilishly delicious burger.

SprechersCurdBurger3. Sprecher’s Restaurant & Pub (Lake Geneva)

Sprecher’s Curd Burger rings Wisconsin through and through! This fresh Angus Steakburger is topped with yellow and white cheese curds, onion straws, sauce made with Sprecher’s own Witty beer, and is encompassed in a toasted onion bun. Add your choice of a side, and you most definitely won’t be heading home hungry.

4. Hawk’s View Golf Club (Lake Geneva)

The Adobe Guacamole Burger from Hawk’s View was made famous at the 2015 Burger Throwdown event, and there’s no doubt why. This scrumptious southwest-style burger is smothered in adobe peppers, avocado, red onion, seasonings, cilantro, and Cheddar cheese on a toasted bun. You’ll be daydreaming of a place out west as you devour this tasty little treat.

Lookout Burger from Lake Lawn Resort5. The Lookout Bar & Eatery (Delavan)

The Lookout Burger at Lake Lawn Resort’s The Lookout is a finger-lickin’ good burger that has TWO 1/2 lb. Angus beef patties layered with Cheddar cheese, bacon and BBQ pulled pork on a warm potato roll. Add some natural cut steak fries and you’ll have a meal fit for a burger king. If all that deliciousness alone wasn’t good enough, you can even add a draft of Miller Lite for a buck to top it all off.

Which hamburger is the best, you ask? In all honesty, we have NO idea. We love our burgers like Carl loved Ellie, and we enjoyed every burger we ate, so you will have to be your own judge!

Can’t get enough of Walworth County’s burgers? Find more burgers throughout the county on our website.

5 Unique Dates in the Lake Geneva Area

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply wanting to spice up an ordinary weekend, Walworth County has many unique attractions for an unforgettable time out!  Here are FIVE unique ideas to take that special someone on in the Lake Geneva area.

1 – A Magical Evening

TristanCristLakeGenevaTake your date to the newest attraction in Lake Geneva: the Tristan Crist Magic Theatre. Illusionist Tristan Crist promises to deliver an incredible evening of laughs, jaw-dropping illusions and gut-wrenching escapes! There is no doubt that this magical evening will leave you and your date mystified by the performance and wanting to come back for more.

2 – Ballooning Over the Lake

LGBalloonCompanySurprise your date with a sunrise hot air balloon ride with the Lake Geneva Balloon Company. Glide over the Geneva Lakes area and take in the stunning sights from a bird’s eye view. Not a morning person? No worries, they also have flights 2.5 hours before sunset. Each one-hour flight ends with a delightful champagne toast making this an adventurous, yet romantic, date idea.

3 – Dinner Train

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If you’re looking for an unusual place to take your date out to dinner, then the East Troy Electric Railroad is the perfect place for you and yours. Enjoy a delicious dinner on the train as it makes a leisurely trip to Phantom Lake, pauses on the shoreline, and then heads to Indianhead Park. Savor a sweet dessert and after dinner drinks on the return trip. Dinner trains are limited and only run a few times each year, so make your reservations early!  This unconventional restaurant will certainly be a date night to remember.

4 – Take a Cruise

LGCruiseLine-SunsetTourSit back and enjoy the ride with a Lake Geneva Cruise Line Sunset Dinner Tour, aboard the Grand Belle of Geneva. A delectable meal of Tenderloin Medallions, Chicken Marsala and Shrimp Scampi will be served on the boat while touring Geneva Lake. Your romantic dinner will be complete as you view the stunning mansions along the lake shore and marvel at the brilliant setting sun.

5 – Murder Mystery Dinner

BakerHouse-MurderMysteryIntrigue your date with a night of history, mystery and suspense at a Murder Mystery Cocktail Party at the historic Baker House. It will be an entertaining evening of mock  murder and faux fatalities in a real-life version of CLUE.