Grand Geneva sits just outside Lake Geneva among 1,300 acres of trees, lakes and rolling hills. The AAA Four-Diamond resort has 355 guest rooms and suites (rates from $159) with mini fridges, free Wi-Fi, private balconies or patios, and tiny TVs embedded in the bathroom mirrors. Three restaurants offer a range of dining options—Ristoranté Brissago (contemporary Italian), Geneva ChopHouse (urban steakhouse) and the Grand Café (casual). There are also two seasonal bar and grills and a specialty coffee-gelato shop.
Geared toward families, Timber Ridge Lodge and Waterpark (rates from $149) is a Grand Geneva-affiliated facility with a 50,000-square-foot indoor water park and spacious suites containing kitchenettes and fireplaces. Although Timber Ridge sits apart from the Grand Geneva property, guests can easily access all of the resort’s amenities via a free shuttle.
Grand Geneva offers fun outdoor recreation year-round with 18-hole golf courses, a riding stable, hiking trails, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and ice skating. And then there's the fitness center, an immense facility with a junior Olympic-size pool, aerobics studio, tennis and basketball courts, cardio theater, 35-foot climbing wall and a wealth of classes. Afterward, book a treatment in the Well Spa and Salon, which features a full complement of services, including manis, pedis, massages, facials and body wraps.