Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What’s happening at Geneva Hospitality’s Resorts This Week?

MDR and Cove Summer Sales
This week is the last week of Mike Ditka Resorts ‘Sizzling Hot Summer Special’! Book 3 nights at Mike Ditka Resorts – Runaway Beach Club and receive a $50 resort voucher to be used in the gift shop or at the tiki bar!

This week is also the last week of The Cove’s ‘Sizzling Hot Summer Special’! By booking 3 nights at The Cove, you will also receive a $50 resort voucher to be used in the gift shop or at the tiki bar!

Hurry and book now! These offers end 7/31/10.

MDR Memory Contest
Do you remember watching Mike Ditka play during Sunday football games? How about coaching? Have you ever run into him at one of his restaurants? Tell us your story about Ditka and you could win dinner with him! All you have to do is share your favorite Mike Ditka memory with us for your chance to win dinner with “Da Coach” at his restaurant in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

Just submit a paragraph or two about your favorite memory of Coach Ditka. Whether it was while you were sitting on the couch with your dad watching him on a Sunday afternoon or that one time you ran into him at the airport, we want to hear your story!

Send your submissions to

Stay tuned for other ways you can win ‘Dinner with Ditka’!

Country Thunder Giveaway from The Cove of Lake Geneva
Last week The Cove of Lake Geneva sent out an e-blast asking our most loyal guests to tell us the 5 major upgrades that have taken place at The Cove since it opened. The first person who responded to us with all 5 correct answers won 4 FREE tickets to Country Thunder on Thursday night to see Eric Church, John Michael Montgomery, and Sawyer Brown. They also received accommodations in a luxury 2bed/2bath Belle Loft Suite at the resort for the night!

Did you know?
Geneva Hospitality has over 35 years of expertise in the hospitality industry!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Take Part in the Fun in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

LAKE GENEVA CRUISE LINE - Lake Geneva Cruise Line is one of the areas premiere attractions - a must see experience when in the Lake Geneva area! A variety of boat tours are available, all of which offer an in-depth historical narration about the many estates and mansions that line the shores of beautiful Geneva Lake.

CLEAR WATER OUTDOOR - Ready to get out on the lake? Clear Water Outdoor is ready to help! Stop by their store on Main Street and get set up in one of their many Hobie or Current Design kayaks or canoes. They even offer rentals and lessons. Whether on your own or with a group of friends, you'll enjoy this quiet way to get some exercise and enjoy the lake in a whole new way.

MARINA BAY BOAT RENTALS, INC. - Located directly downtown on the shores of Geneva Lake across from the Best Western / Harbor Shores is Lake Geneva’s largest family water sports center, Marina Bay. It has been rated the #1 rental company for over 30 years, and offers such activities as skiing, tubing and wakeboarding.

LAKE GENEVA BEACH – Enjoy a long stretch of sand and water next to the Riviera Pier. The Beach is open Memorial Day thru Labor Day from 9am to 6pm daily. Admission is as follows: children under 6 yrs old are free, 6 to 12 are $3 and anyone over 12 is $6.

BLACK POINT HISTORIC PRESERVE, INC. - The Black Point Preserve House, built by beer baron Conrad Seipp in 1888, is one of the oldest of its type on the lake and the only one open for tours from mid-May through October.

SALON 180 - Salon 180 is Lake Geneva’s only five star, full service beauty salon and spa. Featured in the national magazine “Sophisticate’s Hairstyles Guide” Salon 180 was recognized for its cutting edge hair services, and its trendsetting color and cuts. Spa professionals offer a complete relaxing experience that will leave you feeling fresh and rejuvenated.

GENEVA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB - Featuring three championship courses designed by the masters, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Lee Trevino. Each course is unique in its layout and design, taking full advantage of the mature woodlands, lake views, and rolling hillsides. Each course offers five sets of tees, making a wonderful challenge for the experienced golfer while giving the new golfer an enjoyable round as well.

AERIAL ADVENTURES –This new facility features zip lines, climbing towers, a ‘vertical playground’ boasting 12 different climbs, and bicycle rental (as they are located adjacent to the paved trail). Nestled in the trees and natural landscape, their course is designed to provide you and/or your group the safest and most rewarding experience possible.

DANCING HORSES THEATRE & ANIMAL GARDENS - The Dancing Horses Theatre presents an enchanting Vegas-style performance unparalleled anywhere else. Plus, after the show you can meet their amazing parrots who roller skate, play basketball and sing.

LAKE GENEVA BALLOON CO., LLC - "THE BEST OF CARE IN GENEVA'S AIR." The Lake Geneva Balloon Company offers Hot Air Balloon rides over scenic Lake Geneva area, flying seven days a week at sunrise as well as two hours before sunset.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Great Golf Courses in the Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Area

Geneva National Golf Club

Geneva National Golf Club features 54-holes of golf designed by the masters, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Lee Trevino. All courses offer beautiful grass tees, fairways and greens, as well as five tee boxes offering a great challenge for every player’s skill level and takes full advantage of Wisconsin’s beautiful natural surroundings.

Geneva National Golf Club is only a quick drive from downtown Lake Geneva and Wisconsin’s Premier All Suite Condominium Resort and Convention Center, The Cove of Lake Geneva.

Currently, The Cove of Lake Geneva has partnered up with the Geneva National Golf Club to offer visitors a ‘Stay and Play’ Package. Visitors can now call Geneva National Golf Club to set up their tee times and book their room at The Cove of Lake Geneva, all in one call!

For questions or to book your memorable ‘Stay and Play’ golf package, please call the Geneva National Golf Club at (262)-245-3020 or email

Hawks View

Hawk's View Golf Club, Lake Geneva's only 5 star rated course, features Como Crossings, a championship caliber course and Barn Hollow, a unique 18 hole 2,708 yard short-game challenge course. Hawk's View is located 3 miles north of beautiful downtown Lake Geneva, only a quick drive from The Cove of Lake Geneva.

These courses, designed by Craig Schreiner, are recognized by Golf World as one of the nation's premier golf course architects. Hawks View offers golfer’s dramatic elevation changes, mature trees, open meadows, and lakes and wetlands unique to southeastern Wisconsin.

The clubhouse features numerous banquet rooms and outing venues which include the Red Tail Ballroom, Sparrow Hawk rooms, and Overlook Terrace. Tail Feathers Bar and Grille is opened daily during golf season offering golfers and guests a wide variety of soups, sandwiches, and salads.

Abbey Springs Golf Course

Across the lake from The Cove of Lake Geneva you’ll find Abbey Springs Golf Course. Abbey Springs offers some of the most breathtaking scenery you'll ever experience while golfing in the state of Wisconsin, featuring rolling hills and wooded fairways. On several holes, the elevation changes will provide you with panoramas of beautiful Geneva Lake.

The golf course at Abbey Springs was built in 1971 and was designed by Killian & Nugent, a well-known golf design firm that has laid out many renowned courses in the Midwest, including Kemper Lakes. Abbey Springs is rated a 4.5-star golf course by Golf Digest "Places to Play".

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Many Summer Activities at the Resort’s of Geneva Hospitality

The Cove of Lake Geneva
-Ice Cream Socials every Saturday from 1-3pm to benefit the Give Kids the World Foundation
-Live poolside bands every Saturday starting at noon
-Daily children’s activities
-Cabana rentals which include snacks, soda, and Tiki bar coupons
-Stay at The Cove and Play at Geneva National with the ‘Stay & Play Package’
-Nightly family movies by the indoor pool
-Outdoor children’s pool with water features
-Hang out at the pool with Radio Disney on August 14th
-Daily drink & food specials at the poolside Tiki Bar
-Indoor & Outdoor hot tub

Mike Ditka Resorts
- Ice Cream Socials every Saturday from 1-3pm to benefit the Give Kids the World Foundation
-Free shuttle service to Disney Theme Parks
-Nightly family movies by the outdoor pool
-Daily drink specials at the poolside Tiki Bar
-Zero depth entry family pool with water features for the kids
-Indoor basketball court
-Outdoor hot tub