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Lake Geneva, It's Always Been The Place
www.lakegenevawi.com | Official Site of Lake Geneva Area Convention & Visitors Bureau | 800-345-1000

Mill Creek Hotel
Lake Geneva's most charming and tranquil "all-suite" boutique hotel, downtown, steps away from dining, shopping, and the lake. Complimentary WI-FI and underground parking plus Flat screen TVs, DVD players, whirlpool tubs and a fireplace in each suite.

Let us help customize a package for your special getaway.
Visit our website @ www.MillCreekHotel.com or call 877-MCH-LGWI

The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa
Discover Lake Geneva's classic lake side retreat, The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa. Take advantage of our "summer's end" special rates on select August and September "HOT DATES", beginning at just $99 per night plus tax and resort fee. (Some restrictions apply). Book your Holiday party or event before September 30th, 2011, and you can receive a rebate of up to 10% on your total spend, plus a certificate for an overnight stay For details call 1.800.709.1323 or visit www.theabbeyresort.com

Come See How Something Old, Can Be OH SO NEW, where history comes to life daily & lavish parties are thrown nightly. In the spirit of the great "summer cottages" of yesteryear, the BAKER HOUSE has recreated a world of Gilded Age living. DINE in decadently furnished parlors, SING along at the piano in the music room, PLAY croquet in the lakefront garden, SAVOR fine wine in the library. SLEEP in the most luxurious hotel suites ever to grace the lakefront. Bakerhouse1885.com.

Holiday Inn Club Vacations At Lake Geneva Resort
You'll love this relaxing retreat tucked away within the tranquil Wisconsin countryside. This luxurious resort offers sophisticated and spacious villa accommodations, most with fully equipped kitchens and living and dining areas, plus free high-speed Internet access. With access to award-winning resort amenities including an Equestrian Center, a 20,000 square foot spa, championship golf, an indoor pool and waterpark and multiple dining options, you're set for a truly memorable getaway experience.

Chance to win Lake Geneva Getaway
One night's stay at LakeLawnResort
Four tickets Lake Geneva Cruise Line
Full Lake Tour
Two tickets for Lake Geneva Canopy Tours

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Wednesday, August 31 through Tuesday, September 6 7:00 AM until midnight all days except Labor Day with closing at 9PM
One of the oldest fairs in the state of Wisconsin, established in 1849. FUN for the entire family. More Info

Saturday, September 10th 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
On the lake, George Williams College, Williams Bay Refined to a singular Grand Tasting experience for novice and connoisseur alike. Exceptional wines from around the world paired with delectable food samplings by local award winning restaurants and retailers. Culinary demonstrations, wine seminar spotlights, raffle and auction. Wine Lover's marketplace. All proceeds benefit local charities.
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Saturday, September 17th 8:30 Registration, 10:00 Ride Starts, Champ's Sports Bar & Grill, downtown Lake Geneva
Fun bicycle ride on paved roads around Geneva Lake. Approximately 21.5 miles with nine designated "rest" stops. Pig roast at completion. More Info

Friday, September 23rd through Sunday, September 25th 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – The Abbey Resort, Fontana
Showcasing more than 125 antique and classic watercraft from the Midwest and North America, the show is a spectator event showcasing marine amenities and accessories. Admission is complimentary. Great food and beverage; live auction.
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Friday, September 23rd through Sunday, September 25th Lodge at Geneva Ridge, Hwy. 50 west of Lake Geneva
Begins Friday evening with reception; Saturday is the classic car parade through downtown Lake Geneva at 11:00 AM. Poker runs through the Geneva Lake Area. Sock Hop Saturday night.
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Lake Geneva Getaway Winners
You too can be a real winner of a “Lake Geneva Getaway” package valued at approximately $500. These people did

JAN Robert, Oshkosh, WI
FEB Roxanne, Burr Ridge, IL
MAR Cori, Peoria, IL
APR McKenley, Madison, WI
MAY Kory, Gahanna, OH
JUNE Paulette, Naperville, IL
JULY Gregory, Rock Island, IL

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A dazzling autumn by design

The secret behind Lake Geneva's magnificent fall color display

Due to a little known secret, the Lake Geneva area has always been the place for the most dramatic, longest lasting autumn display. The next time you take a drive in Lake Geneva in the fall, you can thank America's foremost landscape architects for the spectacular view.

When many of Chicago's elite built estates on Geneva Lake beginning in the late 1800s, they didn't stop with just their mansions. Several went on to hire America's foremost landscape architects to design the grounds. For estates like Wrigley's Green Gables, a top request was to have the longest lasting color display possible. So, architects carefully selected landscapes that yield specific colors from a wide species of trees and shrubs. Beginning in early September, trees begin to be dotted with yellow accents, followed by bursts of burnt orange, dashes of fiery red and ending with a finale of caramel brown in late November.

According to John Notz, Jr., a Chicago lawyer and amateur historian, these "artists" who help paint the area with beautiful fall colors include John Charles Olmsted son of the founder of American landscape architecture; Jens Jensen, Danish landscape architect of Humboldt Park in Chicago's West Town neighborhood; and Olof Benson, designer of Chicago's Lincoln Park North Pond.

Several substantial landscape projects around Lake Geneva, including the estates of Hutchinson, Harris, Swift, Bartlett and the Yerkes Observatory, were designed by John Charles Olmsted. He was heavily influenced by his father's work, especially having grown up in a small home in the middle of Central Park during the construction of his father's design for the park. The brothers, John Charles Olmsted and Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. went on to create the largest landscape architecture firm in America.

Lake Geneva Canopy Tours
The newest attraction to the Lake Geneva Area! Discover the thrill of flight on this 2-2.5 hour ZIPLINE ECO-ADVENTURE. The Full Canopy Tour features 8 ziplines in the canopy of the trees, 5 Skybridges and spiral stairways. Or challenge a friend to the Dual Racing Zipline where guests zip side by side over 1,200 feet of cable at speeds of more than 40mph! Hiking & Biking Trails, Picnic Area, Free Parking. Reserve your tour online!

Discover Lake Geneva Bridal Showcase!
Sunday, September 25th 10am-1pm Riviera Docks, Lake Geneva

Step aboard 6 beautiful boats, each decorated by our top wedding professionals. Sample catering, cakes & champagne for our premiere vendors. Other services on display include: florists, photographers, musicians, bridal wear, stationers, linens, salon services & more. No cost to attend, but registration is recommended. Call 800-558-5911 or visit our website for more details.

Live Jazz & Gourmet Tasting
Saturday, September 10, 2011. The Cornerstone Shop & Gallery is a proud sponsor of the Lake Geneva Wine Festival and celebrating with live jazz and local culinary delights from Geneva Bay Market & Gifts. Wine Festival posters are available, and we'll hold a drawing for a wine-themed gift basket. Save the Date to "Be Inspired" on October 15th. Visit our website or Facebook page for more information on both events.

Your food, wine and music destination!
Located on the scenic shores of Lake Como in the historic French Country Inn. A fine dining restaurant serving Contemporary American Cuisine with Mediterranean influences, utilizing local organic produce and serving sustainable products. Live Music six days/ week, including Bash on the Bayou every Sunday. Dinner Monday – Sunday at 5pm., Sunday Brunch from 11am - 2pm. (262) 245-5756 or visit our website for reservations.