Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Have Fun Shopping in Lake Geneva This Fall!

During your visit to Geneva Hospitality’s The Cove of Lake Geneva this fall, be sure to spend an afternoon shopping. So grab you best girlfriends, pick up your favorite fall drink from one of the many coffee shops, and spend an afternoon shopping the local boutiques around town. Below are some of the ‘Must Stop Shops’ you should take a peek in.


At Absolutely Home you'll find stylish furniture from designers like American Drew, Kincaid, Lexington, Vanguard, Craftmaster, Ashley & more. Absolutely Home also features distinctive wall art, mirrors, and clocks, as well as unique lamps, accessories and gifts.


9 Lives Boutique is an award winning resale shop, where 100% of the profit goes to the Lakeland Animal Shelter. 9 Lives carries furniture, high-end clothing, artwork, jewelry, and household items.


Beadology is full of color and creativity that is sure to send you on an amazing bead adventure! Workshops and classes are available to learn beading techniques. Beadology prides itself with ‘Made in Lake Geneva Jewelry’ crafted by artisans that range from published designers to emerging innovative artists.


Tre's Belle Boutique is a women's apparel and gift boutique. The boutique is filled with beautiful merchandise from designer women's apparel to the perfect gift for someone special. Whether you’re looking for a picture of the Eiffel Tower or a beautiful piece of jewelry that originates from France, you’ll feel the French influence throughout the store. The boutique offers garden and home decor, specialty gifts, jewelry, handbags, accessories, lotions, and vintage furniture.


Whether you are looking for a gift for someone special, or a special gift for yourself, you will find a unique selection of distinctive gifts and fashion accessories at The Purse Connection. The Purse Connection is sure to please you with their fabulous selection of designer inspired purses, such as the latest styles in handbags, evening bags, clutches, wallets, watches, homemade soaps and more.


Global Hands is a fair trade shop offering gifts, clothing, jewelry, home furnishings, coffee, tea and chocolate. Their inventory is unique and best of all every purchase you make contributes to a life of hope for the artists, farmers, and families who create them. Each item is hand-crafted by artisans in over 35 developing nations of Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Each item is made from natural materials reflecting the country in which it was made.


This store features women's fashions and accessories including its nationally recognized vintage jewelry collection. Unique antiques, architectural salvage, lighting, furniture, and stained glass accompany "Funky" giftables, gourmet foods, and lots of luxuries.


Notice, Accessories for Living is a part eco chic and part just cool boutique. The shop features gifts ranging from newborn bamboo hoodies, "piperoid" paper robots, whiskey rocks for the person over 21 and lots of jewelry. Notice also carries home decor and awesome framed mirrors.


Allison Wonderland has been family owned and operated since 1972. They carry a variety of unique toys, games and beautiful dress ups. They also offer a large variety of safe, educational toys and games.


Paws For Treats is a premier pet products provider of Lake Geneva. Pets are always welcome in Paws where the product lines include custom made bowls, beds, collars and leashes, clothing, toys, bath and hygiene products, all natural treats and the highest quality foods. All products at Paws are proudly made in the United States of America, without exception.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Check out These Upcoming Events in Lake Geneva!

Discover Lake Geneva Bridal Showcase

Are you a future bride or groom and looking to get married in the Lake Geneva area? Then you won’t want to miss the upcoming Discover Lake Geneva Bridal Showcase on Sunday, September 26th from 10am to 1pm at the Riviera Docks.

The Lake Geneva Cruise Line is hosting its first annual wedding and bridal showcase with over 40 vendors on display on six of their boats. The event will include samplings of catering, cakes, and champagne from top vendors. Other services on display include florists, photographers, musicians, venues, bridal wear, stationers, linens, salon services and more!

Be sure to stop by and check out The Cove of Lake Geneva’s booth. The Cove will be located on the Groom’s Boat and will be giving away a free two night stay at the resort, plus other great discounts!!

This is a free event.

Lake Geneva Hope Walk

Join your friends and family this Saturday, September 25th for the 3rd Annual Lake Geneva Hope Walk. The Hope Walk is a noncompetitive walk along the beautiful Lake Geneva Shore Path to help support and educate on the prevention of breast cancer.

The walk begins with registration and a start time between 7am and 9am at Library Park in Lake Geneva. The walk will start at Library Park and have participants walking to Williams Bay and back, but participants can turn around at anytime. The round trip walk is 14 miles and will take about 5 hours to complete.

Proceeds of this year’s Hope Walk will go to benefit the Aurora Healthcare Breast Treatment Assistance Program.

So get your walking shoes on and help support a great cause this weekend!

Scramble for a Cure

Not much of a walker? How about golfing for a cure? This Wednesday, September 29th the Evergreen Golf Course in Elkhorn will be holding the Second Annual Scramble for a Cure. The outing will be raising money to help fight breast cancer, with all proceeds being donated to Paul Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UW Hospital.

The outing’s shotgun start will take place at 10am and will include 18 holes of golf and a cart. The outing will also include lunch during your time on the course, a buffet dinner and lots of prizes, raffles & more!


Don’t miss Oktoberfest in downtown Lake Geneva this October 8th and 9th! This 18th annual family fun festival will feature music, magic, and a great pumpkin giveaway! You’ll also enjoy wonderful food, craft booths, shopping specials, and wagon rides!

Need a place to stay so you can enjoy the entire weekend event? Book your room at The Cove of Lake Geneva! The Cove places you within walking distance to all the fun!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Check Out These Great Restaurants During your Next Visit to Lake Geneva

220 Cook St. - website:

Bistro 220 boasts an astounding atmosphere and as temperatures fall, cozy up inside where they feature the incredible illusion of outdoor dining! Relax and try the special of the day next to the warmth of one of their glowing fireplaces or watch your favorite team on their 50” Plasma. Bistro 220 offers unique appetizers, superb lunch items and exceptional dinners and, as always, leave room for dessert! Serving Lunch & Dinner - Wednesday-Saturday 11am-Close, Sunday 10am-close.

149 Broad Street - website:

Enjoy this wonderful cocktail lounge & eatery in a European pub setting. Serving garden fresh salads, homemade soups, appetizers, an array of sandwiches, char-grilled burgers, brats, chicken & ribs. Features: Lunch, Dinner, Vegetarian Dishes

811 Wrigley Drive - website:

Nestled on the shore of Lake Geneva, Popeye's offers a spectacular casual dining experience for all sizes. The menu features everything from juicy burgers and sandwiches to hand-cut steaks and seafood. Their specialties include flame roasted chicken and their famous broccoli cheese soup, which have been town favorites for many years! Be sure to join Popeye's every Friday for their award winning All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry. Features: Lake View, Lunch, Dinner, Smoke Free, Handicap Accessible, Vegetarian Dishes

430 N. Broad Street - website:

Ryan Braun's Tavern and Grill, located in scenic and historic Lake Geneva, specializes in Italian classics, mouth watering char broiled steaks and artisan brick oven pizzas. Features: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations accepted for parties of 5 or more

525 Broad Street - website:

Simple Café is committed to using locally grown seasonal ingredients as much as possible, creating familiar foods with an inventive twist. Features: Outdoor Seating, Breakfast, Lunch, Smoke Free

SOPRA 724 Main Street - website:

Sopra combines their extensive years of cooking at top Chicago restaurants and the small town atmosphere of Lake Geneva. French, Italian, and Spanish cuisine, with the occasional Asian influence can be found on the ever-changing menu, highlighting local and seasonal ingredients. Features: Dinner, Smoke Free, Handicap Accessible, Reservations Accepted, Vegetarian Dishes

327 Wrigley Drive - website:

Located on the lake and in the heart of downtown, the Baker House mixes gilded age living with modern day lounging. Instead of traditional dining, guests are invited to enjoy a full menu of "American Tapas" while seated throughout the mansion on wingback chairs and overstuffed sofas. Offering a full bar and full menu in sumptuous surroundings the Baker House is sure to satisfy all of your cravings.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Book Your Next Vacation at one of Geneva Hospitality’s Resorts

Half Price Gift Certificates

What’s better than a nice relaxing and carefree vacation? How about one that’s ½ the price! That’s right…50% off any future 2011 stay at The Cove of Lake Geneva or Mike Ditka Resorts!

By purchasing ½ price gift certificates now, you’ll receive $100 free for every $100 you spend. Pay for a $100 gift certificate, receive $200! Pay for a $200 gift certificate, receive $400!

It’s as simple as that! Use them for yourself, your family, or give them as gifts. Whatever you do, don’t miss out on this special offer!

But hurry…this offer is only available until 9/30! To by your half price gift certificate for The Cove of Lake Geneva, call (800) 770-7107 or if you are looking to buy for Mike Ditka Resorts, call (888) 512-2200.

*Restrictions apply.

September Events in Lake Geneva

• September 10th-11th—Lake Geneva Wine Festival
• September 11th—Taste of Lake Geneva
• September 18th—Fat Tire Memorial Tour of Lake Geneva
• September 24th-26th—Geneva Lake Classic Car Rally
• September 24th-26th—The Geneva Lakes Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show
• September 26th—Discover Lake Geneva Bridal Showcase

Corporate Meetings at Mike Ditka Resorts - Runaway Beach Club

Looking to host a business meeting in the Orlando/Kissimmee, Florida area? Why not do so at Mike Ditka Resorts!

Mike Ditka Resorts has the great meeting facilities and amenities to keep both meeting planners and attendees happy, including: free wireless high speed internet access property wide, a 24 hour business center with print, fax, and computer usage available, and three meeting spaces, including outdoor seating, depending on the size of your group.

Corporate Meetings at The Cove of Lake Geneva
The Cove of Lake Geneva offers the perfect meeting rooms for your next corporate event and with four different size rooms to reserve, The Cove is sure to accommodate your group’s needs. Custom catering menus can also be arranged no matter how many employees are attending, from the area’s premier catering company Celebration on Wells.

Meeting Rooms:
• Promenade- 3,710 sq. ft. with banquet seating for 180 people, classroom seating for 220 people, conference seating for 110 people and theater style for 300 people.
• Lakeshore Room- 2,180 sq. ft. with banquet seating for 140 people, classroom seating for 110 people, conference seating for 75 people, and theater style for 200 people.
• Sandpiper- 405 sq. ft. with banquet seating for 20 people, theater style for 40 people, hollow square seating for 26 people, and classroom, u-shape, or conference seating for 20 people.
• Seagull- 365 sq. ft. with banquet seating for 20 people, theater style for 40 people, hollow square seating for 26 people, and classroom, u-shape, or conference for 20 people.

Located in scenic Lake Geneva, The Cove is the ideal meeting venue for small to large groups. From sales trainings to celebrations, you can count on The Cove of Lake Geneva's meeting and event specialists to plan every detail to perfection.

So don’t hesitate, book corporate meeting with The Cove today!

For more information on banquet rooms and catering menus visit The Cove of Lake Geneva’s meeting room page.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Look What’s Going on Around Town

Labor Day Weekend is upon us

Looking for a last minute Labor Day weekend vacation? Check out The Cove of Lake Geneva in downtown Lake Geneva, Wisconsin! It’s looking like it’s going to be a beautiful weekend in Lake Geneva with the forecast calling for mostly sunny skies and highs in the 70’s.

The Cove will have their outdoor pools open and all the same fun activities that have been enjoyed all summer long including ice cream socials, scheduled kids activities, cabana rentals, and live poolside bands both Saturday and Sunday! This weekend’s musical entertainment will include ‘In Black N’ White’ on Saturday and ‘Kojo’ on Sunday.

Plus, enjoy the Walworth County Fair during your visit to Lake Geneva! The fair is located in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Approximately a 15 minute drive from The Cove. For more information on the fair, please visit

Discover Lake Geneva Bridal Showcase

Visit The Cove of Lake Geneva’s booth at the Discover Lake Geneva Bridal Showcase on Sunday, September 26th from 10am to 1pm.

The Lake Geneva Cruise Line is hosting its first annual wedding and bridal showcase with over 40 vendors on display on six of their boats. The event will include samplings of catering, cakes, and champagne from top vendors. Other services on display include florists, photographers, musicians, venues, bridal wear, stationers, linens, salon services and more!
There is even a Groom's boat with refreshments and Wii games!

This is a free event!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a Halloween-themed special event held on select dates requiring a separate ticket to attend. During the party, guests of all ages are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes to collect delicious candy by trick-or-treat around Magic Kingdom theme park.

The Halloween Party is filled with special entertainment, including:

•Mickey's "Boo-to-You" Halloween Parade
•“Happy HalloWishes” Fireworks Display
•Favorite Disney Characters and Disney Villains in special Halloween costumes.
•Special lighting, music and themes transform special areas of Magic Kingdom theme park into happy haunted hollows.