Kick Start — Inspiring Wisconsin Lake, Mountain & Countryside Resorts

A corporate retreat or company conference is a great way to kick off the year and get everyone pointed in the right direction for the months ahead. Your event can be especially effective when you book at one of these inspiring Wisconsin resorts. Find out why these are some of our favs!

Geneva National Resort & Club, Lake Geneva, WI

Accommodations:  Offering a variety of lodging options, including guest rooms and suites at The Ridge Hotel to boutique villas on the golf course at the newly renovated The Inns of Geneva National, the resort is the ideal location for small groups or large gatherings. Features 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with stunning fairway and lake views and on-site gourmet catering provided by the award-winning culinary team.  

Attractions & Amenities:  The natural beauty that surrounds the Wisconsin resort provides visitors with views of sparking Lake Como, along with Geneva Lake boat cruises, balloon rides, hiking and biking, moped rental, and wine tastings. Have an adventure at Lake Geneva Canopy Tours, shop the unique boutiques and stores in Lake Geneva, or relax at the Ridge Hotel salon and spa.

Why we love it:  Year-round, this stunning resort immerses guests in a true midwestern get-away experience with three championship golf courses, indoor and outdoor pools, on-site ice-skating rink, fitness center and three on-site dining options. What’s not to love?

The Abbey, Lake Geneva, WI

Accommodations:  The only full-service resort on the shores of Lake Geneva, The Abbey welcomes guests with a variety of lodging choices. Check in to one of 334 recently updated suites and guest rooms, or one of the 14 luxury villas.

Attractions & Amenities:  The Abbey boasts six dining options from casual to fine, the Avani Spa and pool, fitness center with fitness classes, two outdoor pools, hot tub, boat rental, outdoor skating rink, and indoor Immersion Cinema. If guests really feel the need to leave the resort (but why would they?) nearby Lake Geneva offers quaint shops, wineries and breweries, and culinary treats galore.

Why we love it:  There is literally a space to meet for every size and type of group imaginable. Unique gathering places include both indoor and outdoor meeting spaces in the Geneva Lake Conference Center, with waterfront and breakout areas, ballrooms and lobby, and the West Shore Pavilion. Outstanding culinary and planning staff help make your event a success.

Heidel House Resort & Spa, Green Lake, WI

Accommodations:  Named Best Conference Center by Wisconsin Meetings magazine, the award-winning resort is nestled on the shores of Green Lake. Classic and lakeview guest rooms and suites offer guests a cozy place to stay and relax.

Attractions & Amenities:  Heidel House offers upscale lodging, lakeside dining, Evensong Spa, plus local attractions such as guided horse-drawn tours, hot air balloon rides, and wine tasting at the local vineyard.

Why we love it:  Team building activities galore, including cruises on the Escapade Yacht, water sports, biking and hiking, golf, snowshoeing, sledding, fat tire biking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing.

Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Center, Sheboygan, WI

Accommodations:  The Lake Michigan resort is famous for its stunning views and its majestic ambience. A variety of comfortable accommodations are available, from 180 comfortable hotel rooms to 64 spacious villas.

Attractions & Amenities:  One of the most scenic areas in the country, nearby Sheboygan invites visitors to enjoy lovely beaches, water adventures including sailing, kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding, the area’s Craft Beer Festival, Pier One Fun Zone, and golf at Pine Hills Country Club. The resort’s five dining options serve up spectacular cuisine with superior views. Guests will enjoy the indoor waterpark, Reflections Spa & Salon, and the Boutique at South Pier located in the lobby of the resort.

Why we love it:  Great for groups, the resort boasts 16,800 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space. Full-service catering, on-site restaurant and lodge, professional staff, year-round activities, and stunning views make this a can’t-miss destination.

Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

Accommodations:  Named 2018 “Hotel with Best Service” by Wisconsin Meeting Planners, the Wilderness Resort invites guests to choose from a variety of lodging options from the Wilderness Hotel to Glacier Canyon, from lake side condos and cabins to a 1,950 square foot Vacation Villa. With 56,000 square feet of functional meeting space the conference center can accommodate up to 1200 people.

Attractions & Amenities:  No matter the season, there is always something to do at Wilderness Resort. Play a round at one of the two golf courses or make a splash at any of the 4 indoor and 4 outdoor water parks. Downtown Wisconsin Dells offers charming shops and restaurants, live entertainment and theaters, museums and exhibits, plus boat tours of the scenic Wisconsin River.

Why we love it:  With nineteen dining options, indoor go-kart trail, lazer tag, lazer maze, sky ropes course, mini golf, outdoor zip line tour, horse drawn wagon rides, and strolling paths  there is no winter hibernating going on here.

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