Ice Skating in Walworth County

ice-skating-3002574_1920Ice has created many magical experiences for the Lake Geneva area this winter. In January, we were fortunate enough to welcome Ice Castles to the Riveria Beach in Lake Geneva. This magical outdoor experience, no doubt, has given guests a new appreciation of the beauty and wonderment of ice.

However, nothing beats the classic winter tradition of lacing up a pair of skates and taking to the ice. Whether it’s skating arm-in-arm with a loved one or teaching your kids to skate for the first time, nothing compares to the wintry magical feeling of gliding across the ice.

Bring your own skates to any of these Walworth County rinks. Rentals are available where noted:


Lake Lawn Resort | 2400 E. Geneva Street
Rentals available at front desk; $5 per hour

East Troy

Adjacent to the East Troy Public Library | 3094 Graydon Avenue


Courthouse Square (Veterans Park) | 100 W. Walworth Avenue


The Abbey Resort | 269 Fontana Boulevard
Rentals available at front desk; $2/pair

Reid Park | Lake Street

Lake Geneva

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa | 7036 Grand Geneva Way
Rentals available at the ski shop; $10/pair

Flat Iron Park | 201 Wrigley Drive
Rentals available through Clear Water Outdoor;  Free for used, $5 for new

The Ridge Hotel | W4240 Hwy. 50
Rentals available at front desk; $8/pair


Rotary Park | Casey Lane



For more winter activities check out our “Winter Fun” section in Things to Do at

Treat Your Valentine To Something Sweet!


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 –

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.
$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.

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







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.

Valentine’s Day In Walworth County: How Sweet It Is

Valentine 16 GraphicThe most romantic day of the year is right around the corner and the Lake Geneva area has romantic dinners for two, couples spa packages, lover’s getaways, dancing and more to celebrate with your sweetheart.

Lover’s Getaways
Grand Geneva Resort – Experience the Love At First Bite Package overnight package at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva. Your overnight stay includes a romantic dining experience that includes a specially prepared menu of aphrodisiacs – food and drink that is classically believed to stimulate desire.

The Mountain Top – Spend this Valentine’s Day enjoying the scenic views atop The Mountain Top at Grand Geneva with their Lift Of Love overnight package. With lift tickets, rentals, Apres Ski cocktails and even chocolates, this package is sure to please the adventurous Valentine’s Day couples.

Indulgent Spa Treatments

 What could be more perfect than indulging in a couples’ massage for Valentine’s Day?

Calladora Spa – The Calladora Spa at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan has a Couples Rendezvous package that will make you fall in love with your Valentine all over again as you are pampered with a couple’s massage and a champagne toast.

WELL Spa – The WELL Spa & Salon at Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva would like to spoil you with a variety of spa specials including Cupid’s Cupcake Body Scrub, Cupid’s Massage, Cupid’s Spell Manicure and Pedicure, and the Wine and Chocolate, Me Time Transformation Facial.

Romantic Dinners
If dinner for two is what you have in mind for treating your Valentine, there are many local restaurants offering decadent dinner specials.

Staller Estate – Staller Estate Winery is hosting a Wine and Dine, offering a five-course meal prepared by The Black Sheep restaurant. The menu items were carefully chosen to perfectly compliment Staller wines.

Hunt Club Steakhouse – Take your Valentine to a dreamy steakhouse nestled in the woods in Lake Geneva. The Hunt Club Steakhouse’s Eat Your Heart Out Valentine Three-Course Special is a sweetheart of a meal. Ginger Spiced Carrot Bisque or Poached Pear Salad followed by Braised Prime Short Rib, Pesto Crusted ORA King Salmon or Grilled Rack of Lamb. Seal the evening with champagne, New York Cheesecake or Chocolate Molten Cake… and a kiss

Lake Lawn Resort – Entice romance at the Valentine’s Sweetheart Dinner for Two, hosted at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan. This romantic meal starts with a Love Potion Raspberry Champagne Cocktail. An Artisan Lettuce Salad with Pomegranate and Blue Cheese begins the meal. Horseradish Dijon Herb Crusted Artisan Bistro Filet with Red Wine Sauce and Smoked Mushroom Sauté is paired Grilled Shrimp and Roasted Tomato Herb Concasse Duchess Potato, and seasonal fresh vegetables complete the main course. Dinner concludes with Warm Cherries Jubilee Crepes and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream for dessert.

The Trout House – If seafood is what seduces you on the most romantic day of the year, then the Valentine Couple’s Dinner at The Trout House at Rushing Waters will tantalize your taste buds. The Valentine’s Day special is a divine four-course meal that begins with Oysters on the Half Shell or Shiitake Mushroom Tartlet. Roasted Cauliflower and Pomegranate Salad or Shrimp Bisque followed by the main course of Clove and Nutmeg Crusted Pork Tenderloin with a Caramelized Pear Tossed Sautéed Spinach and Wild Rice Pilaf or Soy Citrus Glazed Salmon with Tarragon Whipped Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus. All of the deliciousness is topped off with White Chocolate Pomegranate Cheesecake or Flourless Chocolate Cake for dessert.

Grand Geneva Resort – The Love At First Bite Valentine special at Grand Geneva Resort offers a romantic dining experience that will tempt more than just your taste buds. Enjoy a specially prepared menu of aphrodisiacs – food and drink that is classically believed to stimulate desire. Inspired by the Greek goddess Aphrodite, your intimate meal is sure to enhance feelings of love, lust and the personal connection you share with your special someone.

Northleaf Winery – If fondue is your thing, the Northleaf Bistro has the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner for you. Enjoy a bottle of wine with your Valentine and relax over a leisurely, romantic three-course fondue dinner. The dinner starts with herbed cheese fondue followed by filet and shrimp for the main course, and closes with a heavenly Ghiradelli chocolate fondue.

Sperino’s Little Italy – Show your love some amore at Sperino’s Little Italy in Elkhorn.  Treat them to a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, Italian-style. Their heart will be aglow while dining on scrumptious homemade pastas and sauces.

Ye Olde Hotel Bar & Restaurant – Spoil your love at Ye Olde Hotel Bar & Restaurant for a romantic night out. Delight in their special menu including jumbo lobster, fresh salmon, surf & turf, porterhouses, ribeye, and prime rib.

Dinner and Dancing
Looking to romance your sweetie with dinner and dancing? Walworth County has that too!

Rosewood – Rosewood’s Valentine Gala celebrates romance with wine, music and fine dining. Entrée selections include Oven Roasted Rare Sliced New York Sirloin with Sautéed Broccolini, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Cabernet Demi Jus, Roasted Organic Chicken Wrapped in Prosciutto with Fresh Garden Herb Stu­ng, Steamed Tiny Green Beans and Tomato Basil Sauce, Char-Grilled Garlic Herb Citrus Gulf Shrimp, Roasted Spaghetti Squash, Creamy Cheddar Polenta with Tomato Tequila Vinaigrette, and Potato Crusted Tilapia “Oscar Style” with Crab Meat, Charred Asparagus, Sa‑ron Rice, Tarragon Béarnaise sauce. Each selection includes a tossed Caesar salad, fresh baked in-house breads, rolls and creamy Wisconsin butter, coffee, tea and soft drinks. Decadent sweets and a champagne toast are served in the Rosewood Theater.

Lake Geneva Orchestra – Escape to Paris with Lake Geneva Orchestra’s Valentine’s Gala in Paris, hosted at the Riviera Ballroom in Lake Geneva. The ballroom of the Riviera will be turned into the romantic French capital for an eclectic evening of light symphonic music, a high-powered swing band, dancing food and drink. The orchestra’s musical selections will feature French composers and famous Paris-related pieces such as Gershwin’s /An American in Paris/ and Debussy’s “Clair de Lune.” Hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wine, beer, and more will be served in the decorated Riviera Ballroom.

Special Treats
It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without sweet treats and magic!

Northleaf Winery – Swoon your Valentine the Wine and Chocolate Obsession at the Northleaf Winery in Milton. Delight in perfect pairings of chocolate and wine for the perfect Valentine sweet treat.

Illusionist Tristan Crist – Delight your sweetheart with a magical evening at the Illusionist Tristan Christ Show in Lake Geneva. Sweep your love off their feet with an evening full of fun, excitement, and magical surprises!

Celebrate how sweet love is this Valentine’s Day in Walworth County with the many lovely local specials. For more details on Valentine’s Day dinners and happenings, please visit, or call (800) 395-8687.

A Proposal to Top All Proposals: 5 Unique Engagement Spots in the Lake Geneva Area

Every engagement story is special – there’s no denying that.  Whether it’s a simple at-home proposal or written in the sky with a plane, that moment has sentimental value to every couple.  That being said…we’ve looked all around our beautiful area and come up with a sampling (five) of the most unique places/ways to propose in the Lake Geneva area!

5 Unique Proposals

  1. Zip lining at the Lake Geneva Canopy Tours.
    For the adventurous couple, this is a great place to get engaged (just don’t drop the ring)!  How cool would it be to zip their eight zip lines and reach that final platform at sunset, only to find a romantic spot all set up, complete with a proposal on one knee?!
  2. From the tower at Allyn Mansion Bed & Breakfast.
    This historic mansion just reopened in downtown Delavan as a bed & breakfast, and it is beautiful inside and out!  The bed & breakfast owners are hoping to add a new option (exclusive for inn guests) of dining/champagne in their tower.  The tower is accessible from a room on their third floor, with a winding staircase leading the way.  The view from this tower is unbeatable – and would be especially great in the autumn.
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  3. In a hot air balloon with Lake Geneva Balloon Company.
    Take in the gorgeous landscape of the Lake Geneva area in this scenic hot air balloon ride.  Their champagne flight is especially perfect for a proposal, as it allows for “plenty of celebration.”  Their balloon flights occur at sunrise or sunset…either time will provide for a memorable view!
  4. On a private boat ride for two with Lake Geneva Cruise Line.
    In addition to scenic public cruises around the lake, the Lake Geneva Cruise Line offers intimate parties & boat rentals aboard a number of their boats.  We especially love the Lorelei, a 41′ cabin cruiser.  This wooden beauty is great for a romantic cruise for two along the shores of Geneva Lake.  Make a stop at one of the local beaches or restaurants and make an entire evening out of it!
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  5. Along the shore path on Geneva Lake.
    This option is free to everyone and unique to the area, as there isn’t another full-lake shore path like it in the United States!  There are many scenic spots along the path for visitors to stop for a picnic.  While you’re enjoying the view, pop the question!

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We’d love to hear from you…do you know of a great place to propose?  Let us know in the comments section!

Your Guide to Walworth County’s Supper Clubs

You don’t have to travel to Wisconsin’s Northwoods to enjoy a true supper club experience. Right here in Walworth County, you’ll find a number of choices that evoke the charm, ambiance and nostalgia of these family-friendly dining establishments that have welcomed a loyal following for generations.

If you’re looking for a lake view while you dine, visit The Village Supper Club on Delavan Lake, situated so you can enjoy a beautiful sunset over gleaming lake waters. The restaurant offers outdoor seating plus a private pier to make arriving by boat an option. Family owned for over 40 years, The Village specializes in American and Italian cuisine and prides itself on homemade menu items made from only the freshest ingredients.


Located between Delavan and Whitewater is the historic Duck Inn. Once a speak-easy during prohibition, today this restaurant conjures up the best of the Wisconsin supper club experience with its expansive oak bar, multiple dining rooms, floor-to-ceiling fireplace and casual fine dining.


Another supper club with a rich past is the Ye Olde Hotel Bar & Restaurant in Lyons, located between Lake Geneva and Burlington. Built in 1860, Ye Olde Hotel was among the first structures in the newly formed village of Lyons, and it was said to be frequented by cattle salesmen traveling from Chicago to this small farming community. Today the restaurant is decorated with artifacts and photos of the town’s past and is known for its great hospitality, tasty treats, dinner, drinks and desserts.


Whether you’re looking for that Friday fish fry, rack of ribs, perfectly cooked filet, or a juicy burger, chances are you’ll find it at a Walworth County supper club, along with the traditional relish tray and of course, a brandy Old Fashioned.


The Duck Inn
N6214 Hwy. 89, Delavan
(608) 883-6988

The Village Supper Club
1725 South Shore Dr., Delavan
(262) 728-6360

Ye Olde Hotel Bar & Restaurant
6070 N. Railroad, Lyons
(262) 763-2701

Skate those winter blues away! [2015]

The Lake Geneva area is full of many great winter activities – including well-maintained skating rinks throughout the county!


The Abbey Resort, Fontana
(262) 275-9000
Public skating available at The Abbey rink, located on the Harbor Patio.  Complimentary skate rental for resort guests; $2/pair for non-resort guests.  Skating is weather dependant and will be open for skating whenever the air temperatures and ice conditions are conducive.

Geneva Ridge Resort, Lake Geneva
(262) 249-3800
Fully lit outdoor rink available to public and resort guests.  Hot chocolate and other concessions available.  Rentals available for $5.

Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva
(262) 248-8811
Public skating at the ice skating rink located under the outdoor Pavilion near the Golf Shop.  Non-Resort guests may use the rink Monday-Thursday only. Resort guests may skate free with their own skates, or rental charges apply.  Non-Resort guests can skate for $5 with their own skates or may rent skates from the Golf Shop.  Rentals available $8/first hour + $3/additional hour.

Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan
(262) 728-7950
Public skating available on the frozen Delavan Lake.  Skate rentals available for rent – $5 for adults, $3 for children.  Open to resort AND non-resort guests!

Library Park, Lake Geneva
(262) 248-3673
Rink is free to the public; bring your own skates.

Pier 290, Williams Bay
(262) 245-2100
Rink is free to the public; bring your own skates.

Rotary Park Ice Rink, Walworth
Rink is free to the public; bring your own skates.

Veteran’s Memorial Park, Delavan
(262) 728-5585
The park is located north of Walworth Avenue, between Terrace Street & Richmond Road along Lake Comus.  The park offers ice skating on a limited basis, on certain dates.

Wildwood Park, Darien
(262) 728-5585
In addition to cross-country ski/walking trails and a sledding hill, this park offers an ice skating area.


Ice-Saktes-SidephotoFor year-round fun & to access our Events Calendar, visit our website.  Do you have something to add to the list?  Let us know!  Comment below with your favorite winter activity or ice skating location.