Location: Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Size: 222 suites
Meeting Space: 6,600 square feet
Access: 47 miles from Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport
Over the last few centuries, the visitors have flocked to the shores of Geneva Lake in southeastern Wisconsin to enjoy its sparkling lakeside vistas and dramatic bluffs. Wealthy Midwesterners built summer homes on the waterfront, and Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, today is dotted with Tudor lodges, French-inspired chateaus and many Gilded Age mansions. The city has been home to the Wrigley family, of Wrigley’s Chewing Gum, and the Vick family, of Vick’s VapoRub. But it’s the families that stay and play at the Cove of Lake Geneva that get to experience what home feels like in Lake Geneva.
The Cove of Lake Geneva merges vacation-condo living with hotel amenities in a relaxed and laid-back setting along the shores of expansive Geneva Lake. The all-suite resort offers 222 spacious accommodations of varying sizes, each equipped with a full kitchen, a fireplace, a whirlpool tub, and an extended balcony or patio. The resort’s amenities for guests range from in-the-room — including 32-inch flat-screen TVs and high-speed internet — to out-of-the-room, where guests can enjoy all this spacious setting has to offer.
Parking is free for all guests, and so is access to the year-round indoor pool and seasonal outdoor pools, where families can enjoy the oversize adult pool, zero-depth children’s pool and play area, and hot tub. The pool area features a cabana bar with light bites and drinks and has private cabanas available for rent that include cushioned furniture and filled ice buckets. Meeting groups at the resort get the biggest benefits, as they have access to the resort’s professional event planners that are available to ensure a memorable stay on-site.
More than 6,600 square feet of flexible meeting space is available on the property. The resort’s central location makes it easy and convenient for groups to gather on the shores of Geneva Lake. The property is less than an hour from the General Mitchell International Airport and is a 75-minute drive from Chicago’s O-Hare International Airport. No matter where guests arrive from, they will leave feeling refreshed from their time in Lake Geneva.
The four separate meeting rooms at the Cove of Lake Geneva are spread throughout 6,600 square feet of flexible meeting space at the resort. The Promenade is the largest space, and it can be divided into two separate sections or used as one large venue for up to 300 guests. The Lakeshore’s vaulted ceilings and natural lighting make it a prime gathering space for afternoon meetings for up to 125 guests; groups of 12 or fewer guests will enjoy the intimate spacing in either the Sandpiper or the Seagull.
The on-site catering team at the Cove of Lake Geneva is skilled at crafting custom menus to suit the range of dietary restrictions and preferences for each meeting group or event. Breakfast buffets and boxed lunches are favorites for corporate clients; plated dinners and passed hors d’oeuvres work well for receptions and formal gatherings. The planning team also has connections with many of the best local vendors and is happy to recommend its favorites from the preferred list of vendors. Between meetings, guests can hang out and grab a sip at the newly renovated coffee bar lounge that serves Colectivo coffee and a variety of teas.
Brainstorming sessions and productive meetings are powered by the resort’s state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. The professional event-planning staff provides event budgeting tools to keep events streamlined and on track, and it is always available to answer questions or assist with requests. Wireless internet and parking are complimentary for all meeting guests, and the events staff can help arrange travel activities for groups to enjoy between meetings, like a leisurely cruise along Geneva Lake to take in the scenery and gaze in awe at the historic mansions that line the shore.
Before and After
The Cove of Lake Geneva’s prime location along the shoreline of Geneva Lake provides plenty of options for meeting groups to unwind and explore the area by water or by land. While at the property, guests can take advantage of an on-site fitness center, a 24-hour arcade room and indoor and outdoor pools. The resort is just steps from many fantastic shops and restaurants in downtown Lake Geneva and offers easy access to beach bathing or boating along the lake. During winter, groups can ski at nearby Wilmot Mountain or give ice fishing a shot on the frozen waters surrounding the resort. The resort’s friendly front desk is happy to arrange tickets and rentals and make reservations for groups and individuals.