Just about 90-minutes from downtown Chicago, you’ll find an epic Wisconsin getaway waiting for you. Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark share the same exquisite grounds on more than 1,300 acres of rolling hills, hiking trails and blooming daffodils. Check out the award-winning, AAA Four-Diamond all-seasons resort, ideal for a weekend or couples getaway. In this idyllic Lake Geneva setting, you’ll find the WELL Spa + Salon with treatments as well as fitness classes, two challenging championship 18-hole golf courses, three excellent restaurants and The Mountain Top, a ski and snowboard facility.
If you’re more into relaxing in a Lazy River, head to the Timber Ridge Lodge with its 50,000 square foot Moose Mountain Falls Waterpark. Dare you navigate the two 35-foot slides that create an epic 300-foot adventure full of twists and turns? For a little calmer ride, take a tube and meander through the Lazy River. Younger guests can splash around on the swings, slides, spouts and a playful new water table.
At Timber Ridge, we stayed in a one-bedroom suite that featured queen size sofa beds, fireplace, LCD TVs and a full-size kitchen with fridge, stovetop and microwave. Other amenities included complimentary wireless Internet, bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and jetted bathtubs. Timber Ridge’s one-bedroom suites can accommodate four people with four waterpark admissions. The two-story, two-bedroom suites can accommodate six people with six waterpark admissions. Additional passes can be purchased separately.
Dining Options or Just Poolside
Head on over to Smokey’s Bar-B-Que House, currently open for breakfast or dinner. We started with the Wisconsin Cheese Curds, rich and flavorful and you can only get ’em once you cross the border, the Wisconsin border that is. I ordered the “When BBG Met Burger” that was juicy and delicious with a tangy sauce. For lunch, we carried out pizza from the Hungry Moose Café and ate around the pool. Private cabanas for rental are also available. The Hungry Moose also offers a great selection of cocktails and local beer. Want to indulge in something a little more upscale? Head on over to Grand Geneva via the complimentary trolley and enjoy fine dining at one of their many chef-inspired restaurants.
Activities Add Up to Tons of Fun
Go horseback riding along the pristine trails from Dan Patch Stables, right on the premises. For other challenges, try Laser Tag or mini-golf.
New Ways to Have More Fun
Starting Memorial Day through Labor Day, Grand Geneva will once again shoot off a grand display of fireworks every Sunday night, adding to the excitement of your stay. How about zipping around the rustic roads on a scooter? Or renting a classic American car from the 1940s to the 70s? Grand Geneva can take care of it all.
In the Area
You’ll find historic downtown Lake Geneva the quintessential town filled with charming shops, elegant boutiques, great eats and of course, the beach. Cruise on Geneva Lake and ooh and aah at the marvelous homes of Chicago’s industrial millionaires.
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