Places to Stay During Women’s Weekend 2021

With Women’s Weekend coming up in less than three weeks, it’s time to start thinking about places to stay in Lake Geneva! The hotel options we include on this list either have deals for the weekend or have supported Women’s Weekend in our goal of raising funds to donate to New Beginnings APFV. So when you’re looking for places to stay, keep these amazing businesses in mind!

  1. Maxwell Mansion

Upscale bespoke historic mansion hotel, with period/antique furnishings, rustic-chic and barn-themed décor, updated technology, a speakeasy, cocktail bars and lounges, and ballroom, located in downtown Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. If you stay two nights you get 10% off, but make sure to use the promo code “YOUGOGIRL” when you book your stay.

  1. Comfort Suites Lake Geneva

Enjoy a stay at the Comfort Suites Lake Geneva while in town. This hotel offers great lodging for all. Mention you are staying for Women’s Weekend and take advantage of a discounted rate offered exclusively for the event. The discounted rates for Thursday, May 13th and Sunday, May 16th will be $89 while on Friday, May 14th and Saturday, May 15th, the rate will be $119.

  1. The Cove of Lake Geneva

Set just off the lakeshore and steps from a variety of downtown Lake Geneva restaurants, shops, and entertainment options, The Cove offers a convenient location to visit many places in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Check out the indoor and outdoor swimming pools! Click this link for the discounted rate for our event!

  1. Geneva Wells Motel

Enjoy our friendly atmosphere and all that Lake Geneva has to offer! Geneva Wells Motel is well maintained, clean and provides spacious rooms with modern amenities. For Women’s Weekend, Geneva Wells Motel will be offering a 15% discount rate for Friday, May 14th and Saturday, May 15th.  Make reservations directly by calling Geneva Wells Motel and mentioning you are attending for Women’s Weekend.

  1. Lake Lawn Resort

Lake Lawn Resort is located along two miles of Delavan Lake’s shoreline and is the ultimate destination for year-round leisure getaways, family retreats, weddings, and group meetings! Lake Lawn Resort is just 90 minutes from Chicago, within minutes from Milwaukee, Madison, and Rockford, and located just outside of beautiful Lake Geneva.

  1. Harbor Shores

Located in the heart of downtown, Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva Hotel in Wisconsin is just steps away from the beautiful Geneva Lake and key area attractions. Be in the action downtown when staying here for the weekend. There is a special rate per night based on double occupancy with the use of this coupon code: “WWPC21”. 

  1. The Geneva Inn

The Geneva Inn is the perfect waterfront hotel destination for your next getaway. See why guests rave about this waterfront Lake Geneva, Wisconsin hotel. Mention you are staying for Women’s Weekend and enjoy a 10% discounted rate for your reservation.

Small Businesses to Support in Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva is a hub for many small businesses. Every time you visit, you might find a new small business that you haven’t visited before. All of the small businesses listed on this blog post have supported Women’s Weekend in our goal to raise funds to donate to New Beginnings APFV, so show these places some love the next time you visit. 

  1. Pesche’s Greenhouse

You can find everything you need for springtime at Pesche’s Greenhouse. With a wide variety of gardening must-haves, this is a place gardeners cannot skip. If you’re shopping for birding or beautiful garden decorations, Pesche’s will have what you’re envisioning. Additionally, if you’re looking for the perfect bouquet for any occasion, Pesche’s Greenhouse will provide you with the best customer service to ensure that your bouquet dreams come true. 

  1. The Candle Mercantile 

Not only can you buy candles at The Candle Mercantile, but you can also make them yourself! With a collection of hand-selling oils, you are able to create a signature scent that is specialized to your desires. The Candle Mercantile doesn’t just sell candles though, you can also craft your own room spray, body spray, diffuser, or even a set of wax tarts! They also welcome groups of people for any event, so next time you’re in Lake Geneva, stop in here with a few friends and design the perfect scent! 

  1. C.R. Goodfinds 

C.R. Goodfinds has a little bit of everything for you and your home. Located in historic downtown, this store has home decor, apparel and accessories, art from local and regional artists, antiques, and even gourmet food! So if you’re on the search for a store that will satisfy all of your shopping desires in one stop, C.R. Goodfinds is the place for you. 

  1. Cornerstone Shop & Gallery

The Cornerstone Shop & Gallery is home to the latest in boutique fashion, home decor, and gifts. This shop offers the latest trends from companies like Joseph Ribkoff, Vera Bradley, Frank Lyman, Umgee, Michael Aram, Mud Pie, Demdaco, Mariposa, John Medeiros, Spartina, Hobo, Vietri, K & K Signs, and many more. Next time you visit Lake Geneva, make sure to stop here to see what all of the latest trends in fashion are. 

  1. Allison Wonderland

Allison Wonderland truly is a wonderland for kids. If you’re visiting Lake Geneva with your children or need to pick up a gift, Allison Wonderland should be one of your destinations. This shop has a variety of products ranging from games, art supplies, books, stuffed animals, and so much more that any little one would love to have. 

Restaurants, Bars, and Cafes to Visit in Lake Geneva 

When visiting Lake Geneva, there are so many dining options to choose from. To help you decide where you should go, we’ve compiled a list of restaurants, bars, and cafes that highlight the different experiences you might be seeking in Lake Geneva. Many of the dining and drinking options listed are sponsors or event hosts for Women’s Weekend 2021, so stay on the lookout for special offers and experiences!

  1. Topsy Turvey

This brewery not only has great products, but it also has an amazing atmosphere. For Women’s Weekend 2021, Topsy Turvey will be the host of a cornhole tournament. So grab a partner and sign up for this single-elimination cornhole tournament before the spots fill up! You won’t want to miss out on the grand prize and amazing memories Topsy Turvey has to offer. 

  1. The Baker House

The Baker House has a historical presence in Lake Geneva that you are able to experience in a variety of ways. For this post, we want to highlight the fine dining aspect of The Baker House. Before you even try their food, you will be mesmerized by the historic mansion and lakefront garden. When you register for Women’s Weekend 2021, one of the events you can sign-up for is a Baker House Brunch. Here, you can enjoy your choice of Egg Sardou or Steak and Eggs with unlimited champagne and mimosas. 

  1. Northsiders

Northsides has a variety of dining and drinking options for Lake Geneva visitors. They also have a 6,000 square foot outdoor patio where you can experience the environment of Lake Geneva while enjoying their drinks and food. Additionally, Northsiders will be hosting trivia for Women’s Weekend 2021 on Friday, May 14th. If you register for Women’s Weekend, you can get $1 off drinks all weekend at Northsiders and if you sign up for trivia, you will be treated to a free drink and an appetizer for your team of four. 

  1. Avant Cycle Café

Ever wondered what a café mixed with a cycling shop looks like? You don’t have to wonder anymore! The Avant Cycle Café provides amazing customer service with a great Atmosphere. Their shop and café will also be the check-in location for Women’s Weekend 2021. So when you’re checking in, make sure to grab a cup of coffee and possibly rent a bike for the day! 

  1. Thumbs Up Saloon 

The Thumbs Up Saloon is where you should be if you’re looking for delicious drinks at the best party bar in Lake Geneva. They have a variety of beers and specialty drinks to enjoy while spending time with your friends. They also have special offers for many days of the week, so check them out the next time you visit Lake Geneva!

Reasons to Register for Women’s Weekend 2021

If you didn’t know yet, Women’s Weekend 2021 registration is up and running! We missed you last year, so this year we have plenty of fun-filled events and opportunities to make up for lost time! April 15th is the last day to get our early bird registration fee, so sign up before this deal is gone! Even if you wait, here are some reasons why you should register for Women’s Weekend 2021.  

  1. Events and Workshops 

There are so many fun-filled events and workshops that you can choose from. We have wine tasting, trivia, a fashion show, yogalaties, a cocktail cruise, a cornhole tournament and many more events and workshops to partake in! Check out our Women’s Weekend website for more information on our events and workshops! 

  1. Prizes and Raffles 

This year, we’re giving out hundreds of dollars worth of prizes. These raffles are offered at many of our events, but we also have a raffle for registering! Many of these raffle prizes are provided by our event sponsors, so you may get merchandise and other fun prizes for entering into these raffles. 

  1. Virtual Scavenger Hunt 

We decided to add some covid-friendly fun this year with our virtual scavenger hunt! For this, we will have a variety of locations for you and your friends to visit where you will take pictures of you at each location and post these on Facebook as proof of your involvement. This way, you’ll not only be able to have these fun pictures of the weekend, but you’ll also be eligible to win a prize for participating in the scavenger hunt! 

  1. Special Offers 

During Women’s Weekend, many businesses are joining in on the fun with special deals and offers for Women’s Weekend participants. Our highlighted hotel options included on the website have a variety of deals to take advantage of, as well as a number of our other event sponsors. So check out the Lake Geneva Women’s Weekend website to see what offers are available!

  1. Covid-Friendly Fun 

We want to make sure that you are safe while enjoying our events, so we’ve taken many precautions to ensure a covid-friendly experience. We still want you to have the Women’s Weekend experience that you’ve had years in the past, so bring your friends and enjoy everything Lake Geneva has to offer from May 14th to May 16th!

Fun Activities in Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva has a lot to offer with many historical locations, businesses, and stunning views. To help you decide what you want to do during your next stop in Lake Geneva, we created a list of fun activities that you can try.

  1. Explore downtown Lake Geneva

Downtown Lake Geneva is a place where you can never get bored. At every corner, you’ll find something that you want to try out. Although, it can be hard to choose which boutiques to stop at. Good thing we have a blog post for that as well! 

Boutiques in Lake Geneva 

  1. Go to a brewery or winery

Lake Geneva is home to many breweries and wineries. For a brewery to check out, we recommend Topsy Turvey. They have craft beers that are made with the finest ingredients in small batches. For a winery, we recommend The Bottle Shop. They have over 800 wines from around the world that you can buy or enjoy in-store. 

  1. Visit the Geneva Lake Museum 

Learning can be fun too! The Geneva Lake Museum is home to many artifacts and exhibits that share the long history of Lake Geneva. Learning more about Lake Geneva helps make the town come to life. So next time you’re on main street, take a step back in time at the Geneva Lake Museum.  

  1. Have a spa day

After enjoying everything Lake Geneva has to offer, there’s no better way to relax than with a trip to the spa. One of the most popular spas in town is the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa, although they have many other amenities that might catch your interest. 

  1. Walk around the trails in Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva is home to many stunning views that are best enjoyed on the city’s trails. The most popular trail is of course the Geneva Lake Shore Path that wraps around the lake that the city gets its name from. For more hiking trails near Lake Geneva, check out our past blog post. 

Hiking Trails Near Lake Geneva

Boutiques in Lake Geneva

A day in Lake Geneva isn’t complete without stopping at a boutique. Unfortunately, there are so many shops and not enough hours in the day to visit all of them. To help you decide which boutiques to visit, we have compiled a list of Lake Geneva boutiques that you need to stop at during your next day out.

  1. Geneva Lakes Jewelry

This boutique will fulfill all of your jewelry needs. Geneva Lakes Jewelry is a woman owned business with artisan made and environmentally sustainable pieces. You can shop from their collection of jewelry, or you can have a custom order done! Visit their website or in person at 728 Main Street from 10am-5pm. 

  1. Water Lilly 

Water Lilly has fashionable finds for women and children. They are open all week from 10am-7pm and currently have a half price sale for some of their items. Make sure to visit them at 235 Broad Street in Lake Geneva while the sale is still here!

  1. JAYNE 

JAYNE prides themselves on having clothing for women of all generations. Not only are their clothes ageless, they are also absolutely stunning with a wide variety of options to choose from. Located at 771 W. Main Street, this shop is open 10am-7pm everyday. Although, you can also place orders through their website with the option of curbside pickup! 

  1. Tres Belle Boutique 

Tres Belle Boutique has everything you would expect to find in a boutique. They have clothing, bags, accessories, jewelry, and much more! This truly is a hidden gem that is located at 233 Broad Street, open 10:30am-5pm. 

  1. Soho Boutique 

This boutique has trendy clothing with fashionable brands. They have an online shopping option, but if you want to make a stop in person, they are located at 875 W. Main Street. Soho is open all week from 10am-6pm, but on Sundays they are open from 11am-5pm. 

Holiday Events in Lake Geneva

With the Holidays coming up soon, there are some events in Lake Geneva that you’ll want to attend before it’s too late! Today, we’ll be going over a few of these events that you won’t want to miss out on. 

  1. Lights and Heated Igloos at Pier 290

If you were sad to hear that the Santa Cruise wasn’t happening this year, then this will raise your spirits! Pier 290 will be displaying lights from the Santa cruise, and while you enjoy the lights, you can enjoy a meal in an igloo or a heated outdoor canopy! Don’t forget to make a reservation to enjoy this opportunity before it ends! 

  1. Brunch With Santa

At The Abbey Resort, they’ll be having Brunch with Santa on December 20th from 10am-1pm. This is the perfect event for any parents that want their kids to meet Santa this year! You’ll want to call in advance to make a reservation to meet Santa while enjoying a nice brunch. 

  1. Sleigh Rides at Dan Patch Stables

Dan Patch Stables has sleigh rides that can comfortably seat 4 adults. To run their sleigh, they need 6-8” of snow, so make sure to keep an eye on the weather! Since reservations fill up quickly, you’ll want to call ahead of time. 

  1. Gingerbread House Walk 

At the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa, there will be a variety of different Gingerbread houses made by area residents for everyone to see! You can vote on which Gingerbread house is your favorite. This Gingerbread House Walk is open Sunday-Thursday from 8am-8pm until December 29th. Make sure you don’t miss out on this fun opportunity!

  1. Parade of Trees

Similar to the Gingerbread House Walk, The Geneva Lake Museum is inviting residents to view a variety of Holiday trees! Guests of all ages will be given a ballot where you can vote for your favorite tree. This event will be ending on January 6th, so you’ll have plenty of time after the Holidays are over to enjoy this event! 

Lake Geneva Halloween Activities

Lake Geneva, along with nearby cities, have a lot of great attractions to offer this Halloween. So if you’re looking for some fun and safe ways to enjoy Halloween without staying inside all day, check out some of these Halloween activities. 

  1. Ghost Walks

If you want to find out more about Lake Geneva’s history with a spooky twist, then check out the Lake Geneva ghost walk. This ghost walk is sure to have stories that you’ve never heard before, all while walking around downtown Lake Geneva. 

Lake Geneva Ghost Walk

  1. Haunted Hayride

This hayride is first come first serve, so no reservations are required! The event starts at 6pm, but they start selling tickets at 5:45. They also have a new haunted barn attraction this year, so go check out what Dan Patch Stables has to offer!

Lake Geneva Haunted Hayride

  1. Corn Maze

If you’re looking for a fun corn maze this Halloween, then Schuett farms is the place to go! They’re open during the daytime, but this year they’re having some weekends where you can go at night. They also have weekly winners for their corn maze, and if you win, you’ll get a bucket of goodies from Schuett farms.

Schuett Farms Corn Maze

  1. Zipline and Pumpkin Drop

With this fun attraction in Lake Geneva, you can “soar through the air down the Dual Racing Zip Line and aim with a pumpkin to try to hit the center of a bullseye painted on the ground”. You have to have two people to book a time and spots are running out fast, so make sure to set a date soon before this fun offer is done! 

Lake Geneva Ziplines and Adventures 

  1. Pearce’s Farm Stand

This farm has fresh produce from mid July to October, and even offers fresh donuts and kettle corn every weekend! Aside from fresh produce, they have free wagon rides that you can take to their pumpkin patch along with a corn maze. This is definitely a place that you should check out while they’re still open!

Pearce’s Farm Stand

Activities for Fall

Fall has just begun! That means it’s time to start enjoying those activities that are reserved specifically for fall. If you want ideas to add onto your list of fall activities, this is the list for you! 

  1. Make Apple Cider

Making apple cider is the perfect activity for a day spent inside. Not only will it make the perfect drink for any meal, but it will also make your whole house smell amazing! . We recommend checking out an apple orchard near you to get fresh apples for your cider! 

Homemade Apple Cider Recipe 

Apple Orchards near Lake Geneva

  1. Go to a Pumpkin Patch 

If you have a whole day off, going to the pumpkin patch and heading back home to make a jackolantern is the perfect way to spend a fall day. While you’re cutting your pumpkins, don’t forget to save the pumpkin seeds to make a nice snack! 

Easy Pumpkin Seed Recipe

Pumpkin Patches near Lake Geneva 

  1. Make a Pie

This is not an activity exclusive to the fall season, but if you have left over pumpkin or apples from the previous two activities, consider turning those leftovers into a delicious pie. If you’re not the biggest fan of pie, it can also make the perfect gift!

Homemade Apple Pie Recipe

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipe

  1. Have a Scary Movie Marathon  

Everyone has those movies that give them that nostalgic feeling of the fall season. Maybe you want to save some of your favorites for when Halloween is closer, but if you have a few movies that you’ve been wanting to watch, reserve a night to watch a few! This is also the perfect time to sip on your apple cider and snack on some pumpkin seeds. 

  1. Have a photoshoot

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to have a photoshoot, remember that the leaves are only going to be colorful for a few weeks out of the year! Head out to a hiking trail or your local park and you’ll find the perfect spot to take some pictures with the changing leaves. 

Hiking Trails Near Lake Geneva