Member Monday: Ice Castles WI

IceCastles_Mary Siversten2The marvels of winter are about to be taken to the next level here in Walworth County. There has been a lot of excitement since the news broke that Ice Castles would be coming to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin in 2018.  Along with excitement, there have been a lot of questions from anxious winter enthusiasts about Ice Castles – Wisconsin and when we get to enjoy the newest winter attraction! I am thrilled to have had an opportunity to interview and learn more about Ice Castles and cannot wait to share the much desired information about this awe-inspiring, must-see winter phenomenon!

Q: Please tell us a little bit about the Ice Castles. 
A: Ice Castles is an awe-inspiring, must-see winter phenomenon that brings fairy tales to life. The frozen attraction is located in six cities across North America. The experience is built using hundreds of thousands of icicles hand-placed by professional ice artists. The castles include breathtaking LED-lit sculptures, frozen thrones, ice-carved tunnels, slides, and fountains.

Q: How and where did Ice Castles get started?
A: Ice Castle began in 2008 when Brent Christensen built an elaborate slide in the front yard of his home in Alpine, Utah, for the entertainment of his kids. He formed his company a year later and built his first large-scale Ice Castle at Midway, Utah’s Zermatt Resort. Since then he has created ice castles all over the United States and Canada.

Q: Who makes the Ice Castles?
A: Each location has a team of builders that are trained to build the Ice Castle. The process is overseen by a site manager, who has worked closely with Brent Christensen to design the castle.

Q: How do you make an Ice Castle? How long does it take?
IceCastles_DanSchykulskiFBA: The Ice Castles are made by hand. Our crews grow roughly 10,000 icicles every day and place them throughout the Ice Castle to provide something for the water to freeze to. Over time the icicles just get absorbed into the ice structure. It is roughly a three month process to build the castle.

Q: How many locations do you have Ice Castle displays?
A: We have six locations across the US & Canada.

Q: Where can the Lake Geneva Ice Castles be found, and what are the hours?
A: The Ice Castle will be located on Riviera Beach, 812 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva. The hours will be announced soon.

Q: How should visitors dress to visit Ice Castles? What is appropriate attire?
A: Dress for winter! Warm clothes and winter boots are best. Shoes and boots with flat soles (like dress shoes or cowboy boots) are slippery and not recommended.
Everything inside the Ice Castles is made of ice and snow, including the walking paths. On sunny, warm days, the ice and snow will melt and the surface can become slippery.
Most people don’t have any difficulty walking through the Ice Castles with or without ski poles. However, if you are concerned about your safety inside the Ice Castles, please make your concern known to one of our staff before entering the Ice Castle. When you enter the Ice Castles, you agree to obey the Ice Castle rules and you accept our Waiver of Liability.

Q: How long does it take to go through the Ice Castles?
A: Typically people spend about an hour in the Ice Castles.

Q: Are there any tips & tricks about Ice Castles that visitors should know or keep an eye out for?
A: Here is a link to a blog post on 5 ways to enhance your Ice Castles experience: 5 Tips to Enhance your Ice Castle Experience

Q: What age range is suitable to visit Ice Castles?
A: Ice Castles is an amazing experience for all ages.

Q: How much does it cost? Where can you buy tickets?
A: Online| Mon. – Thurs. |General Admission (12+): $15.95     Child (4-11): $10.95
Online| Fri. – Sun. | General Admission (12+): $18.95     Child (4-11): $14.95

Walkup (Standby) | Mon. – Thurs. |General Admission (12+): $20     Child (4-11): $15
Walkup (Standby)| Fri. – Sun. |General Admission (12+): $25     Child (4-11): $20

Tickets will go on sale late November/early December. We recommend signing up for updates on our website to be notified when tickets go on sale!

Q: Are there group discounts?
A: Yes we offer 15% discount when you spend $150 or more in checkout.

IceCastles_LakeGenevaFBQ: What made you choose to create an Ice Castle in Lake Geneva, WI?
A: We believe the weather in Lake Geneva is ideal for building and sustaining the Ice Castles experience. Additionally, Lake Geneva’s proximity to Chicago, Illinois; and Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin makes it the perfect weekend getaway for those looking to escape the city. Riviera Beach, where Ice Castles will be built, offers a stunning backdrop that will compliment the beauty of the attraction.

Q: How long will Ice Castles be in Lake Geneva?
A: Typically we open late December and stay open until early March- weather permitting. We hope to return again after this season!

Q: Are there special events planned?
A: Yes, we will have Ice Princesses and fire performers. Details will be on our website within the next few weeks.

Q: Can pictures be taken in and of the Ice Castles?
A: Yes, and we want to see them (#icecastles)! Keep in mind that we do not allow tripods, blocking off of any part of the castle, or any props.

Q: Where can people share their experience? (Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
A: We love to see guest photos! Tag us on social media:
Instagram     @icecastles_

For more information about Ice Castles WI and their upcoming announcements, check out the Ice Castles website and sign up for their newsletter updates, or follow them on their Facebook page.

Also visit the Walworth County Visitors Bureau events calendar
for up-to-date information on Ice Castles, Winterfest 2019
and other great winter fun!


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.

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.

Rejuvenate, Relax and Unwind in Walworth County


Looking for a little pampering and R&R? Kick back, unwind and indulge with everything from full-body massages, exfoliating sugar scrubs, seaweed baths, skin renewing facials, manicures, pedicures, and more right here in Walworth County.

If you’re local to the area, or are passing through on a getaway, you’ll find a top-notch assortment of spas to pamper your every need.

Avani Spa at The Abbey Resort – Fontana
Escape to the tranquil oasis of the Avani Spa. Avani is a 35,000 sq. ft. resort featuring 17 private treatment rooms. Additionally, Avani offers a stunning atrium pool, dry saunas, whirlpools, steam rooms, indoor and outdoor lounge areas, relaxation areas with fireplaces, and complimentary beverages and fruit.

Avani offers nine different massage options. The Signature Massage combines Avani’s most popular massage services into one delightful pampering experience. This 75-minute service is an aromatherapy massage that combines Swedish massage therapy techniques with deep tissue massage, and concludes with reflexology on your feet.

To further pamper your body, Avani has a distinct selection of scrubs and wraps. Their Silk Bath Wrap will leave you “smooth as silk” after having a complete body exfoliation, a remineralizing seawater bath, a warm gel and a hydrating body milk soak.

Furthermore, Avani offers an array of facial and salon services.


Calladora Spa at Lake Lawn Resort – Delavan
Reach a state of complete bliss at the Calladora Spa. Their “cottage feel” allows for true comfort throughout the entire spa. Calladora offers 10 individual treatment rooms, couples services, an indoor pool and hot tub, eucalyptus steam rooms, signature treatments, and a room service menu.

Revitalize your skin with Calladora’s Exfoliating Sugar Scrub. This 25 or 50-minute treatment uses Green Tea & Lemon Grass sugar scrub, that is followed with Green Tea & Lemon Grass moisturizer. Your skin will thrive on the nourishment and leave you feeling rejuvenated.

Calladora VIP Treatments are the ultimate in comfort and privacy. Indulge in the perfect escape that will leave you tucked away for either two hours or the entire day. Once you enter the VIP treatment room and hang your robe, Calladora will take it from there. Either alone or with someone, you will receive a definitive treatment that will leave you ready to soak in the whirlpool tubs until you reach utter relaxation.

Calladora additionally offers spa services for the hands and feet, facials, waxing, massage therapy and a complete selection of salon services.


Clear Waters Salon & Day Spa – Williams Bay & Lake Geneva
With two locations on Geneva Lake, Clear Waters Salon & Day Spa is the only full service day spa with medical affiliation in southeastern Wisconsin. Services at Clear Waters include: hair care, nail care, makeup, bridal, therapeutic massage, body care, waxing, skin repair, and advanced esthetics.

The Detoxifying Herbal Mud Wrap at Clear Waters will nourish your body with a purifying seaweed and mineral mud poultice. Sealed in a warm wrap and infused with aromatic botanicals, this 50-minute treatment will nurture your skin and leave it feeling smooth and hydrated.

Advanced Esthetics at Clear Waters is headed by a medical team of two, and provides safe, effective and advanced skin care within their spa. Services offered range from Botox to Laser Hair Removal, to facial peels and Microdermabrasion. You will be able to experience the best of both worlds by combining the Advanced Esthetics treatments with the soothing spa environment.


Jasmine Salon & Spa – Lake Geneva
Located in the heart of Lake Geneva, Jasmine Salon & Spa will spoil you from head to toe with their wide selection of services and treatments. Offering services for hair, hands and feet, face, and body, there will be just the right amount of pampering to suit your specific desires on their menu.

The Caribbean Therapy Body Treatment at Jasmine will immerse you in the aromas of the Caribbean. The treatment includes a full body exfoliation, a seaweed mask, and a moisturizing massage. A hydrating facial mask also accompanies the treatment. For 90 minutes you will feel as though you’ve left Wisconsin for the tropics and will leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Balance your body with the 60-minute Chakra™ Balancing Massage. Utilizing deep tissue massage, foot reflexology, energy work and guided meditation, enhanced by Aveda Chakra™ Balancing Blends. Your body will feel revitalized and clear of negative energy.

Jasmine also offers customized spa experiences, spa parties, and bridal services. Additionally, if you’re short on time and in the need for a little pick-me-up, Jasmine’s Beauty On Demand selection will rejuvenate you on the spot and leave you with plenty of time to get to the next appointment on your busy schedule.


WELL Spa + Salon at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa – Lake Geneva
Experience a unique wellness experience with the 42,000 sq. ft. WELL Spa + Salon. Offering more than 65 spa and salon services that range from massages to body treatments to advanced aesthetics and more, Well Spa has the treatment to cater to your relaxation desires.

Create a whole body balance with the Black Volcanic Massage at WELL Spa. Heated basalt stones paired with argan oil will cleanse toxins from the body. Massage techniques combined with the heat of the stones deliver the argan oil deep into your tissues leaving you feeling reinvigorated and rejuvenated.

Be revitalized, refreshed and relaxed with The Moroccan Ritual body treatment. This specialty treatment starts with a full body dry brush exfoliation. Following the exfoliation, your body is painted with Moroccanoil® Intense Hydrating Treatment. Next WELL Spa’s Body Buff gently softens your skin, and then the treatment continues by applying the Body Soufflé with therapeutic hot stones, and concludes with a Moroccanoil® Scalp Treatment.

WELL Spa also offers acupuncture and has a full salon and fitness center. Moreover, there are several spa packages available that combine the most popular spa services to give you the spoiling that you deserve.

WELL spa

To learn more about the pampering spas in Walworth County, please go to



Shop Local Saturday: Brick Street Market

Join us every Saturday as we feature a store in the Lake Geneva area!  Get the scoop behind the unique shops throughout Walworth County, and find out what makes them stand above the rest.

This week, we interviewed Laura from Brick Street Market in Delavan.  Brick Street Market is an adorable cheese shop located on the brick streets of historic downtown Delavan.  Their store carries a wide variety of Wisconsin cheeses (and other places too).  They also offer in-store dining (think boutique lunch cafe foods – delicious sandwiches, salads, etc) and events throughout the week.  Check them out soon – but in the meantime, read more about this hidden gem below:

SLS Brick Street Market

Q:  How did your store get its start? 
A:  A career change for me (Laura) after my professional association with both the American Cheese Society and the American Dairy Goat Products Association.

Q:  What kind of items can we find in your store?
A:  CHEESE – and things that go with cheese of course!


Q:  What sets you apart from the competition?
A:  Our knowledge and commitment to quality and service.

Q:  How did you choose the name “Brick Street Market” for your store?
A:  Why, we are a market on the Brick Street in historic downtown Delavan of course.

Q:  What is your favorite part about being a local business in Delavan?
A:  I love the locals, I love the tourists! It’s a big happy family of food lovers!

Q:  How long has Brick Street Market been open?
A:  Our seventh anniversary is July 4th!

Q:  Seven years – congrats!  So, I’m guessing you’ll have an anniversary celebration…any other events/specials coming up?
A:  Several – June 22 is a pop-up art show featuring local artists, and honoring the Wall Dog artists arriving for the big Wall Dog Meet.  On June 23 – we have a Monthly Wine club at 6:30 p.m.  On July 4 – we’ll have a 7th Anniversary of Brick Street Market.

Q:  Which cheese is the “must have” at your store? 
A:  Marieke Gouda Black Pepper, Black Truffle, or Bacon – MMMMM.

Q:  Do you offer gift wrapping?

A:  We offer gift baskets in store. Our cheese boxes can be ‘bowed’ to be prettied up!

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Q:  Do you ship, and can people order from your store online?
A:  We do ship – and yes, go to

Q:  Where (and when) can we find Brick Street Market?
A:  We are located currently at the corner of Main and Walworth Ave. We’re open Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday from 10 am – 3 pm, Friday from 9 am – 5:30 pm, and Saturday from 9 am – 5 pm.



Thanks for reading…check back here every Saturday for a NEW “Shop Local Saturday” post, featuring businesses right here in the Lake Geneva area!

Shop Local Saturday: Cornerstone Shop & Gallery

Join us every Saturday as we feature a store in the Lake Geneva area!  Get the scoop behind the unique shops throughout Walworth County, and find out what makes them stand above the rest.

This week, we interviewed Karin Bennett from Cornerstone Shop & Gallery in downtown Lake Geneva.  If you’ve ever shopped in downtown Lake Geneva, chances are you’ve stopped in this beautiful home decor & gift store.  With 10,000 sq. feet of gifts, art, clothing, home decor, and more, this unique store offers something for everyone (our favorite is the amazing aroma of their candle ‘room!’). Read on to find out more about this iconic Lake Geneva shop.


Q:  How did you get your start in Lake Geneva? 
A:  We opened Artopia Shop & Gallery in Lake Geneva in 2004. Artopia featured American artisan jewelry, glass, ceramics, and exotic woods and custom furniture. We were looking for a location to expand, and purchased the Cornerstone Shoppe (as it was formerly known) in 2007.

Q:  How did you choose the name “Cornerstone Shop & Gallery?”
A:  The store was established in 1988 as The Cornerstone Shoppe. We changed the name to Cornerstone Shop & Gallery when we purchased the business and merged Artopia into this location. We still carry an extensive array of artisan items, as well as original art and prints from local artists.

IMG_5261Q:  What kind of items/gifts can we find in your store?
A:  We feature 10,000 square feet of home accessories and accent pieces; furniture and décor; baby and wedding gifts; women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories; fine linens and tableware, including Casafina, Juliska and Vietri stoneware, Simon Pearce hand blown glass, and decorative and functional metalware by Mariposa, Julia Knight and Beatriz Ball; artisan items and original art; as well as cards and gifts for all occasions, books, Lake Geneva and nautical items, and more.

Q:  What sets you apart from the competition?
A:  We are a lifestyle destination. Our every-changing gift and home décor selections and artistic displays are designed to spark your creativity and inspire your imagination! We pride ourselves on our unique merchandise selections and personalized service.

Q:  What’s happening at the store – do you have any events/specials coming up?
A:  Nationally known Illustrator and Lake Geneva native Neal Aspinall will be in for a print signing on May 23rd, and Renowned Artist William Nelson is joining us on July 4th. We’re hosting a cookie decorating demo and tea tasting on June 6th in conjunction with Lake Geneva Restaurant Week, and have a Garnier-Thiebaut Trunk Show scheduled for June 20th. Other exciting summer events are being finalized now; visit our website at for the latest store news, specials and upcoming events.

Q:  Everything in your store is beautiful…but what is the “must have” item from Cornerstone Shop? 
A:  Tabletop, entertaining pieces and candles are popular year-round, as well as gift selections. Lake Geneva and nautical items are popular with the summer crowd, and holiday décor is our top seller in the fall.  (Their holiday displays are BEAUTIFUL – if you haven’t checked them out in the Christmas season, make sure you do this year!)

IMG_5203Q:  Do you ship, and can people order from your store online?
A:  Yes, we ship to customers across the country, and offer online shopping for a variety of products. Our e-commerce offerings are just a small portion of what’s available in the store, but we add new items regularly.

Q:  Do you offer gift wrapping?
A:  Complimentary gift wrapping is available.

Q:  Where can we find Cornerstone Shop & Gallery?
A:  We’re located in the heart of downtown Lake Geneva, at 214 Broad Street (the corner of Broad and Main Streets).  We open at 9:30 am seven days a week. Current hours are until 6 pm Mon.-Thurs., 7 pm Fri. & Sat., and 5 pm Sun., but we will be switching to summer hours soon. Check our website for updates.


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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