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A little about Lake Geneva

Nestled on the northeastern shores of Geneva Lake in southeast Wisconsin, Lake Geneva has been a resort community since just after the Civil War when wealthy Chicago families discovered the site and began building summer homes amidst the lush countryside. Today, the elegant, often historic estates still ring the lake and the famed 21-mile shore path continues to allow access to the backyards of these majestic homes allowing unprecedented views of magnificent landscape architecture. Less than one hour from both the Chicago area and Milwaukee, Lake Geneva boasts a wealth of unique dining and shopping options, and lodging choices with the latter ranging from luxury spa resorts to rustic inns to lovely B&Bs. The area also offers splendid golf courses designed by such icons as Trevino, Player, Palmer, Nicklaus and Dye: pristine nature areas; and a wealth of attractions.

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The history of Lake Geneva

Originally called "Muck-Suck" (Big Foot) for a Potawatomi chief, the city was later named Geneva after the town of Geneva, New York, located on Seneca Lake, to which early settler John Brink saw a resemblance. Geneva, to avoid confusion with the nearby town of Geneva, Illinois, was renamed Lake Geneva; later the lake was renamed Geneva Lake. Railroad access from Chicago made the area a popular summer retreat for the barons of wealth in lumber, cattle, oil, steel, cement, manufacturing, and durable goods (e.g., Morton Salt, Wrigley Chewing Gum), with mansions and large homes such as Stone Manor and Black Point built on the lake from the 1850's, through the heyday of the Roaring 20s, and up to the present day. The city was then known as "The Newport of the West." In the early automobile era, the city hosted the first modern drive-in motel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and later during Prohibition smaller lake towns around the area became a haven for Al Capone and other mobsters

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201 Wrigley Dr
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

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Businesses in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Here is a collection of local Lake Geneva, Wisconsin businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.


Galerie Matisse


32 years of experience


Geneva Art Pottery


A place to see and appreciate


Baker House 1885


Ranked as the #1 Hotel in Wisconsin-Trip Advisor 2012


Bella Vista Suites


Lake Geneva's stunning all-suite boutique hotel


Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva


Located in the heart of it all


Maxwell Mansion 1856


European style Inn


Mill Creek Hotel


Lake Geneva's most charming


Dancing Horse's Theater and Animal Gardens

Museums / Attractions

Dinner Theatre experience beyond compare


Fireside Dinner Theater

Museums / Attractions

More than you'd ever expect


Studio Winery

Museums / Attractions

Art and our own artisan wines


Boatyard Bagel Co.


Fresh, organic and tasty


Lake Geneva Creperie


Delicious Crepes, Panini, and a wide variety of Italian Gelato




The premier Lake Geneva dining experience


Sprecher's Restaurant and Pub


14 World-class Wisconsin brewed beers


Tuscan Tavern and Grill


Italian Cuisine and various American dishes, gluten free available


Creative X-Pressions Salon and Spa


Relax, Renew, Rejuvenate in our full service salon and spa




The finest in men's clothing and accessories




Fun, funky, trendy styles from head to toe


Maple Park Antiques


From the 1800's to the mid 1950's


My Sister and Me


Whether you like classic or new urban vintage


Plum Crazy


A unique shopping experience i