Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Cove of Lake Geneva now offers Grocery Services

With everyone’s schedules so busy these days, The Cove of Lake Geneva has found yet another way to make your stay here a little more relaxing. By adding grocery services to the list of amenities, The Cove gives you one less thing you worry about when planning your visit.

The Cove offers everything from breakfast to dinner to snacks in between, including things like:

               • ½ gallon 2% milk
               • Cereal (your choice)
               • Hamburger buns
               • Ground beef
               • Potato chips
               • French onion dip
               • 12 pk canned soda
               • 24 pk .5L water bottles

All you have to do is visit the Cove Grocery Service page and request what items you will be needing and the quantity of each item 48 hours before your arrival, and all your ordered items will all be waiting in your room for you by the time you arrive. And with the Cove’s fully equipped kitchens including everything from a fridge and stove to utensils and dishes, all your meal needs are sure to be met.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Mural at Mike Ditka Resorts Runaway Beach Club!

Please take a look at these pictures! The mural, installed in the club house was just recently finished. It looks great! The mural depicts Mike Ditka throughout his professional sports career as NFL player and NFL coach.

To view all the pictures as a slide show, click here to visit our Flickr account.

Don’t Miss Out on Extraordinary Rates Special at The Cove of Lake Geneva!

Premiere Southeastern Wisconsin resort, The Cove of Lake Geneva, is offering extraordinary savings to customers who book a reservation online for a stay at the resort between Memorial Day and Labor Day of next summer. Customers can lock into the already record low rates offered this summer, and then take an amazing additional 30% off, but only if they book online now through October 15, 2009!
Guests interested in taking advantage of this once in a lifetime offer should visit The Cove’s website at and click on ‘book now’ to the top left of the home page.

All reservations taken during this special offer are for The Cove’s first-class spacious suites which include a fully-equipped modern kitchen, fireplace, and whirl pool tub. Each suite also comes equipped with flat screen televisions, free wireless internet, cable, and a DVD player. The luxury suites are expected to be booked fast.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mike Ditka Resorts—Runaway Beach Club Advertises in AirTran In-Flight Magazine

Mike Ditka Resorts—Runaway Beach Club has taken out a 1/3 full color print ad in AirTran’s “My Midwest” in-flight magazine. AirTran provides affordable air travel to leisure destinations throughout the United States, including Orlando International Airport, just a short drive from Mike Ditka Resorts—Runaway Beach Club. It is estimated the print ad will be seen by over 600,000 passengers who match our targeted core consumer group. We were also included as part of AirTran’s ‘a-savers’ eblast at position number seven, advertising our great rates. These eblasts, also known as mass emailings, reach over two million people!

Mike Ditka Resorts—Runaway Beach Club Helps Local Charity

Mike Ditka Resorts—Runaway Beach Club has donated an authentic Mike Ditka signed jersey and gift certificate for a stay the Florida resort to a September 11th event that Michael O’Neill and Fernando Smith (former NFL Minnesota Viking) are holding. Funds raised at the event will help support the local community. According to Michael O’Neill, their charity has already clothed, bought haircuts, and school supplies for over six-hundred children.

EVENT: Have a Frightening Good Time at The Cove of Lake Geneva’s Halloween Party!

Believe it or not, Halloween is just around the corner! Do you know what you’re going to be this year? If you’re having trouble, here’s a website that may help you out with some ideas, please click here. Once you’ve chosen an idea, plan to join us here at The Cove of Lake Geneva for a frightening good time!

The Adult Halloween party begins at 7:00 pm and runs through 1:00 am. There will be music and dancing throughout the night, an open bar from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (cash bar thereafter), and costume contest at 10:00 pm awarding first, second, and third place winners. The first place winner wins a free overnight stay at The Cove! But that’s not all—pizza arrives at 11:00 pm!

There’s no need for parents to worry—The Cove is also holding a Halloween party for your children, too! So bring along your kids in their best Halloween costumes. There will be a children’s costume contest between 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm awarding first, second, and third place winners. Pizza will be served from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. It wouldn’t be Halloween without trick or treating—so between 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm children will be able to trick or treat the hallways at The Cove in absolute safety while being monitored. For the remainder of the evening, there will be games and kid-friendly Halloween movies to watch!

The Cove is also providing a babysitting service the entire evening from 6:00 pm – 1:00 am. Youngsters will have pizza, play games, and watch appropriate children’s movies.

For more information on this Halloween event, please check back here frequently. If you’d like to book an overnight stay at The Cove during this event, please click here.

Kissimmee CVB Chooses Mike Ditka Resorts—Runaway Beach Club to Host Guests

The Kissimmee Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), has chosen Mike Ditka Resorts—Runaway Beach Club to host a Joint Travel Agent Polish FAM. During their stay October 22, 2009 – October 22, 2009, the fourteen agents will tour our resort, as well as become familiar with the Kissimmee-Orlando region, including top tourist attractions and theme parks.

Summer is Still in Full Swing at The Cove of Lake Geneva

With average temperatures remaining in the upper 70’s to low 80’s for the foreseeable future, The Cove of Lake Geneva is still in full-summertime mode. Currently there are no plans to close the outdoor hot tub or heated outdoor pool. Lifeguards will still be stationed on duty daily, weather permitting. Guests are fully utilizing the lounge areas around the pool, taking in as much of the late summer sun as possible!

While other areas of the country view Labor Day weekend as the “unofficial” end to summer, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is still abuzz with exciting outdoor summer activities and events for the entire family, including swimming, boating, fishing, parasailing, canoeing, leisurely sails on the lake, and golfing championship course offerings.

Mike Ditka Resorts—Lighthouse Key Offering Rates As Low As $99

Mike Ditka Resorts—Lighthouse Key is offering unbeatable rates for as low as $99! Imagine staying in a four-star resort for less than a $100 a night! Well, you can if you act fast, and book a reservation. Please click here for reservations. Although summer has ‘unofficially’ ended in other parts of the country, in Central Florida the summer never ends! In fact, temperatures become even more comfortable, and more suitable for long days at the large area attractions. Also, with school back in session, you won’t be standing in long lines!

Mike Ditka Resorts—Runaway Beach Club rates starting at just $49!

Looking for amazing end-of-summer rates while staying in Orlando, Florida? Look no further than Mike Ditka Resorts—Runaway Beach Club. Visit Travel-ticker or Kayak today to book a stay at rates as low as $49 per night when booked by September 20, 2009. Mike Ditka Resorts—Runaway Beach Club is located just 2.5 miles from Walt Disney Resort and just minutes from other Central Florida attractions. Click here to see all the first-class amenities offered at this Florida resort.

Monday, September 7, 2009

UPDATE: The Cove of Lake Geneva “Discover Wisconsin” Episode

This past week, filming for the Discover Wisconsin episode featuring The Cove of Lake Geneva continued! The crew was last here in July filming footage, and returned this past week with host Stephanie Klett to film more of the resort and Lake Geneva attractions. Currently the tentative airdate is set for March 2010, so be sure to check The Cove’s blog for future updates! WITI Fox Channel 6 airs Discover Wisconsin episodes at 9 a.m. every Sunday morning for Milwaukee area residents.

Contest Winners Have Dinner With Mike Ditka

Various Mike Ditka Resorts—Runaway Beach Club contest winners enjoyed a relaxing evening of drinks, dinner and conversation with “Da Coach” Mike Ditka this past August 27th at his namesake restaurant, Ditka’s of Oakbrook. Ditka was able to talk one on one with all the guests, and sign autographs throughout the evening. Each of the winners participated in various contests, awarding them the once in a lifetime opportunity to wine and dine with the former NFL Coach of the 1985 Super Bowl Champions, the Chicago Bears.

Click here to view pictures from the event.

Don’t forget, Mike Ditka Resorts holds frequent contests. Click here for all current contest information, and see how to be the next big winner. You never know—you may win a dinner with Mike Ditka!

Windsurf Caracola!

If you’re looking for some reliable, thrilling fun, you may want to test your skills at windsurfing while visiting Isla Margarita. The island is famous throughout the world as being one of the best locations for the sport. In fact, Isla Margarita hosts Professional Windsurfing Association competitions each year. With its favorable geographic location in proximity to a nearby isle creating a consistent side shore wind, and shallow, warm water, the conditions are usually primed for windsurfing year-round. Generally though, the wind season runs from November until May, with the windiest months being January to March.

On any given day, allow the warmth of the morning to heat up the atmosphere, causing the winds to pick up in intensity. By mid afternoon, usually they are blowing at their peak. The winds of Isla Margarita create ripe conditions for all skill levels.

Professionals and beginners alike flock to El Yaque Beach, also known as the windsurfing capital of the world, located on the south side of Isla Margarita. The beach is three-quarters of a mile long with side-shore winds. The waters are shallow along the beach out to about 300 yards, making it suitable for beginners. Professionals venture out further to where the waters become rather choppy, with swells up to five feet.

If windsurfing is not for everyone in your family or group, it’s fun to just sit back on the beach and watch the surfers practicing their tricks and maneuvers!

EVENT UPDATE: Lake Geneva Wine Festival

The 2009 3rd Annual Lake Geneva Wine Festival promises to be an exclusive experience at inclusive pricing. You can find ticket information by calling 262-245-8635.

Friday, September 11—Seminars and Opening Night
Saturday, September 12—Seminars and Grand Tasting & Luxury, Lifestyle Auction
Sunday, September 13—Champagne Brunch/Golf or Chef Demo/Tasting

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

EVENT: Don’t miss ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ at Universal Studios Florida®!

Amusement Today calls Halloween Horror Nights “the country’s Best Halloween Event”. For only a limited time, on select nights during September and October, Universal Studios Florida® theme park is transformed into a truly terrifying landscape of horrors. This event is definitely not for the faint of heart! Those who dare will experience a nightmarish labyrinth of haunted house, outrageous live shows, and electrifying scare zones while an army of mutants, monsters and maniacs roam the darkened studio streets.

Stay at Mike Ditka Resorts—Runaway Beach Club while visiting Central Florida for this must-see experience of a lifetime! For reservations, click here.

For more information on Halloween Horror Nights, click here.