Leaf it to Lake Geneva for Fall Fun
Perched above the wooded shores of secluded Lake Como, Geneva Ridge Resort offers a rustic lakeside escape and perfect base camp from which to run your fall vacation operations. Take a break from suburbia and city living and relish the fall fun to be had in Lake Geneva.
Be a Leafer “Leafer” describes those drawn to Southeastern Wisconsin by the fantastical fall foliage. Whether you hike the 21-mile trail around Geneva Lake, bike the White River trail, scooter along Lake Shore Drive or traverse the oak, maple and aspen splendor along the Kettle Moraine scenic drive, you will be dazzled by the kaleidoscope of color. Check out the fall color report for leafy updates.
Reap the Harvest at Pearce’s Farm Just a few miles southeast of Geneva Ridge is Pearce’s Farm Stand, a favorited stop for locally grown produce (including their famous sweet corn), pumpkins and gourds galore, hay bales, corn stalks and homemade cider donuts. Enjoy the farm’s autumn corn maze, hay bale climbing tower, helicopter rides and haunted barn and hayride.
A Tisket, a Tasket, Fill your Bushel Basket! Specializing in fruit wines, Elkhorn’s Apple Barn Orchard and Winery offers a delightful tasting room as well as u-pick pumpkins and apples (including the rare and mildly tart Holiday blend) plus must-have caramel apples. All just 12 miles from The Ridge.
Savor the Hunt Club’s Seasonal Menu Also for the foodie, the nearby Hunt Club Steakhouse changes up its menu each season to give star billing to the season’s most succulent ingredients. Nestled in the woods in the charming Crane Manor, the lively restaurant features dry-aged prime cuts, fresh salmon, tuna and lobster tail, handmade toasted pumpkin ravioli and famous steakhouse chili.
Take a Full Swing at Fall Golf Enjoy falling temperatures and greens fees (including our fabulous Stay & Play packages) when you take on our neighboring Geneva National, home to three masters-designed courses by Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Lee Trevino. Each award-winning course is at peak condition in the autumn and framed beautifully by the season’s jewel-toned flora.
Bait your Hook Geneva Ridge is steps away from Lake Como, known for its abundant largemouth bass and northern pike as well as COURTESY OF CLUB SCOOT JOCKEYSseveral pan fish. Come reel them in when you stay at the Ridge, which is just a 10 minute drive to Delavan and Geneva lakes, too. If you’re an angler, you’ll be tempted to test all three fishing holes, which each offer public launch ramps as well as rentals and charters.
Yodel-lay-hee-hoo! Celebrate Oktoberfest! All of Lake Geneva is breaking out their lederhosen October 10-11! Come raise your stein at the Ridge or take the family to Lake Geneva’s downtown fall festival featuring food, craft booths, restaurant and shopping specials, hay and pony rides, bouncy houses, caramel apples and more! Rent or bring your moped and rally in the Oct. 11 Scootoberfest with theScoot Jockeys!
Ahoy, Color Cruise! All aboard for a breathtakingly beautiful fall color cruise with Lake Geneva Cruise Lines. Take in the fall foliage along Geneva Lake’s shoreline while admiring some of the area’s most historic estates. With Geneva Ridge’s “Cruise the Lake” package, you receive two tickets for a one-hour guided cruise and may purchase additional tickets at a discount.
Get Cheesy Down on the Farm Sink your teeth into some artisan cheese curds handcrafted at Highfield Creamery, just one quaint town over in Walworth. Thank the resident Jersey cows for their rich milk that makes such a dairy delicacy … and pursue a Dairyland DIY project by signing up for one of Highfield’s cheese-making classes.
Put Another Log on the Fire Wind down and absorb the autumn ambience when you curl up with a cocktail or cocoa by the elongated fire pit on the rambling terrace at Geneva Ridge – or request and reserve our fire pit for s’mores and more! It’s the perfect way to cap the day – and plan for tomorrow!
Make your fall getaway to The Ridge Hotel! Call 800.225.5558 or make a reservation online today!