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Romantic weekends in Lake Geneva

From romantic retreats to family vacations, Lake Geneva is one of Wisconsin's most coveted resort towns. In fact, it's been luring sun seekers for over a century. The proof lies in the elegant Gilded Age mansions strung along the lakeside Shore Path. As well as attracting families, Lake Geneva's gorgeous setting has seen it emerge as one of Wisconsin's top wedding destinations. Planning a weekend in Wisconsin? Lake Geneva vacation rentals capture the spirit of lakeside living with beautiful properties set right at the water's edge.

Things to do

Stargazing at Lake Geneva's Yerkes Observatory

For a glimpse at Lake Geneva's gilded past, head to Black Point Estate and Gardens. The 19th-century Queen Anne-style summer home was built by Conrad Seipp, a wealthy Chicago beer magnate. Stargazers will swoon over Yerkes Observatory, home to the world's largest lens telescope. It's topped by a soaring 90-foot dome and markets itself as the "birthplace of modern astrophysics". Wisconsin is known for its lush apple orchards and cideries. Lake Geneva vacation rentals offer the perfect opportunity to stock up on your favorite bottles and enjoy a private tasting session on your waterfront deck.


Family fun in Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva champions sun, sand and splash-happy moments, with Big Foot Beach State Park a favorite with locals. It's also dotted with campsites, so why not spend a night under the stars? If camping's not your scene, you can paddle on the lake or pamper yourself at one of the local spas. Planning on tying the knot in Lake Geneva? With spacious living areas and boutique decor, luxury Lake Geneva vacation rentals are the perfect way to keep your whole wedding party together. Alternatively, why not pop the question as you soar over Lake Geneva in a hot air balloon?


Fiery fall colors in Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva shines in the summer, when Wisconsin enjoys long days and lashings of sunshine. It's a great time to enjoy sun-drenched days by the lake and balmy evenings by the outdoor firepit of your Lake Geneva vacation rental cottage. Fall is a beautiful time to visit, when Lake Geneva's forests explode in a sea of reds, yellows and golds. Things don't slow down in the winter, when Lake Geneva receives a dusting of snow. Layer up for snowshoe hikes through the forest, downhill skiing at Grand Geneva Resort, winter zip lining and more.

Natural features

Cast a line in Lake Geneva

You'll find Lake Geneva tucked away in Walworth County, a scenic slice of Wisconsin surrounded by rolling hills and forested bluffs. The freshwater lake covers a 5000-acre footprint and is filled with bass, pike, walleye and trout. Thanks to its fertile soil, Walworth County is considered one of the state's bread baskets. This means you can devour a smorgasbord of Wisconsin grass-fed ribeye, craft apple cider, freshly caught fish, artisan cheese and more.

How to get there

How to get to and around Lake Geneva

The nearest airport is in Kenosha, WI (ENW-Kenosha Regional), located 25.8 mi (41.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Waukesha, WI (UES-Waukesha County), which is 32.4 mi (52.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Lake Geneva?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 313 vacation rentals near Lake Geneva. From 174 Houses to 22 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake Geneva for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Lake Geneva?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Lake Geneva. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • The Mountain Top at Grand Geneva Resort: 367 vacation rentals
  • Geneva National Golf Club: 319 vacation rentals
  • Moose Mountain Falls Waterpark: 363 vacation rentals
  • Lake Geneva Balloon Company: 352 vacation rentals
  • Lake Geneva Cruise Line: 352 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Geneva listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Lake Geneva?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 174 Houses in Lake Geneva. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lake Geneva include:

  • Cabins: 22 rentals available
  • Cottages: 22 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 95 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lake Geneva?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 77 vacation rentals with pool available in Lake Geneva. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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