Lake Geneva is only a 90 minute drive from Chicago, yet it seems like a place far away with its quaint, picturesque town. It has been a resort community for decades now, lined with beautiful mansions along the lake. The Lake Geneva area will not leave you bored as it is filled with world class golf, relaxing spas, quaint B&Bs, indoor water park fun for the kiddos, boutique shopping, dining as well as cultural sites. Visitors have access to many outdoor as well as indoor activities, making it a quick and friendly destination for Chicago families.
Indoor/Outdoor Water Park and Hotel
Timber Ridge Lodge
Visit the Moose Mountain Falls Waterpark, an indoor and outdoor water playground, at Timber Ridge Lodge. Timber Ride Lodge & Waterpark is an all season resort and waterpark in Lake Geneva. For a family vacation, this is the perfect place to stay as you have direct access to the water park and admission is included in your hotel stay. Your kiddos will love this place! Timber Ridge Lodge's 50,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor water park will leave your kiddos asking for more and wishing vacation never ended!
If you prefer not to stay at the hotel, you can always purchase a day pass. Since it is only 90 minutes from Chicago, you can always make a day trip to Timber Ridge.
Reserve your hotel stay with free waterpark admission at:
Skiing, Tubing, Sledding, Snowboarding
The Mountain Top at Grand Geneva
If you stay at The Timber Ridge Lodge, The Mountain Top is located in the same Grand Geneva compound. Runs go up to 1/4 mile in length. This is the perfect family ski spot for those who are avid enthusiasts or even if you are a first time skier. For little ones interested in sledding, the small hills make it the perfect spot to experience first time sledding.
Dan Patch Stables has been operating on the Grand Geneva property for many years. Dan Patch Stables offers a fun and safe, equine experience for young and old. From pony rides for the kids, to peaceful carriage rides for couples, they offer something for everyone. Horseback Riding for Ages 7 and Up. Pony Rides for Ages 6 and Below.
Reservations are required.
Please call (262) 215-5303 to make a reservation.
The Dancing Horses Theatre & Petting Zoo
This is a must see for those kiddos that are horse lovers! The Dancing Horses show features an array of horse breeds who perform alongside their trainers in a procession of equestrian artistry. Visually stunning, and performed in a state-of-the-art, yet intimate, 300-seat theater, this live show is truly a must-see!
If you are visiting during the summer or fall, make sure to visit their Petting Zoo on location at The Dancing Horse Theatre. The Petting Zoo is open May to Oct. Situated on a 40-acre venue which serves as home to The Dancing Horses Theater and Echo the talking and singing parrot, kiddos can take sight of 16 species of exotics and over 60 hay-eating animals.
5065 State Road 50
Delavan, WI 53115
Spa and Wellness
WELL Spa + Salon at Grand Geneva is devoted to syncing your mind and body, not your IPOD. Slip into a robe and slippers and renew your senses in an environment of relaxation! Located at Grand Geneva Resort in the same compound as Timber Ridge Lodge.
Golf at The Highlands
Located on the same Grand Geneva compound where Timber Ridge Lodge is located, The Highlands Golf course was originally designed by Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye. This Scottish style course was transformed in 1996 by Bob Cupp and was recently updated in 2006 by Bob Lohmann, with major renovations completed on holes 9, 12, and 15.
Biking at Lake Geneva
Grab your bike, hit the trails and enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Geneva.
Hiking at Lake Geneva
Yearning to explore the great outdoors? Lake Geneva offers an abundance of nature preservation areas around the lake with miles of hiking trails to discover.
Photo Credit: Timber Ridge