A winter getaway at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan outside Lake Geneva. Fun for families and couples with plenty of activities and great food.

Looking for a fun, safe getaway, without driving too far? Look no further than Lake Lawn Resort where you never have to leave and have access to beautiful Delavan Lake. Located just outside Lake Geneva in Delavan and situated along two miles of Delavan Lake, Lake Lawn Resort lets you escape from the ordinary without being traveling too far. Read on to find out why Lake Lawn Resort makes for a wonderful weekend getaway with the family AND for couples. (Yes, we had a date night too!)

Disclosure: Our family was provided a complimentary stay at Lake Lawn Resort.  I was not required to express a particular point of view, and all opinions are my own.

Safety First at Lake Lawn Resort

As far as staying safe, Lake Lawn has hand sanitizer stations everywhere, masks are required indoors, markers are placed on the floor of the hotel and spa lobby to indicate where to stay art, and staff had face masks on. Here is their COVID-19 policy.

Our Room

Plenty of lodging choices are available at Lake Lawn Resort depending on your needs. Since we were bringing their grandmother (aka “Lola” in tagalog), we needed a room that fit 3 adults and 3 kids. We stayed in the Lodges Queen Loft in the Shorewood East building. Our lodge-style room had two comfortable queen beds as well as a full bathroom on the main floor  while the loft comfortably fit two twin beds and a half bathroom. Although my husband and I would have preferred our own private bedroom, we thought this configuration worked out well. The kids were happy to hang out upstairs with Lola!

Check out the full tour of the room on my Instagram stories.

Epic Sunrises

Lake Lawn Resort’s prime location overlooking Delavan Lake meant we could experience amazing sunrises. As you know, one of my favorite things to do is explore the resort bright and early so off I went enjoying a quiet stroll on the walking path along the lake. I basically had the resort all to myself! I can only imagine how beautiful this view of the lake during the warmer months. No matter the weather, I highly encourage a stroll here.

A winter getaway at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan outside Lake Geneva. Fun for families and couples with plenty of activities and great food.

Dawn on the skating rink on Delavan Lake

 

Get Your Coffee On

After my morning sunrise walk, the Isle of Capri Cafe opened up. Serving good ‘ol Starbucks coffee, this was perfect for satisfying my coffee fix. They also serve a variety of breakfast sandwiches, breakfast burritos, fruits, and parfaits. Perfect for a grab and go breakfast!

Tip: Head to the Isle of Capri for stone-fired pizza, sandwiches and of course, ice cream!

Friday Fish Fry

Fridays in Wisconsin should only mean one thing – Friday Fish Fry!  At Lake Lawn Resort, we had it at Lookout Bar & Eatery. The fish fry is big enough for most appetites but if you so choose they offer a kid-sized serving, or 2 or 3 pieces. Not only did we have Spotted Cow battered cod but it came with the goodies like hush puppies (excellent!) yummy house made apple sauce, coleslaw, a roll, and your choice of potato pancakes or fries. And at the suggestion of our server, pairs well with an old-fashioned. Everything was excellent and oh-so-tasty!

Do yourself a favor and make sure to start with the cheese curds. Note to self: When cheese curds are involved, start with two orders of it. The kids devoured it and hardly left any for the adults! And make sure to end your dinner with a S’mores cookie, toasted marshmallows sandwiched between chocolate chip cookies. Delish!

 

Igloo Fun

No doubt dining in an igloo elevates any dining experience, so I was super excited to see that Lake Lawn offered a Lakeside Igloo Adventure. The sun was shining bright and the temps in the 40s, so we were more than comfortable without the heater on or jackets in the Igloos.

Tip: Book online; reservations are for 90 minutes and are cleaned between seatings.

Choose from items to share like the Family Batter Platter full of fried goodies like cheese curds (yay!), chicken tenders and corndogs. Other shareable items include the inventive bao bun sliders and street style tacos. A winter getaway at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan outside Lake Geneva. Fun for families and couples with plenty of activities and great food.

Tip: We are obsessed with the grilled chicken Caesar salad. It’s SO SO good. Plenty of parmesan, croutons, and flavorful grilled chicken. Even the kids would have second and third helpings!

 

Outdoor Winter Activities

Lake Lawn Resort offers activities galore! In fact, we didn’t have time to do it all on our weekend visit. While walking along the lake path, we spotted an obstacle course and couldn’t pass it up. Definitely a fun way to let out energy!

We continued to Lakefront Landing, Lake Lawn’s activity headquarters, to borrow equipment for all the winter activities offered: ice skating, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and sledding. Let me tell you, we all had a BLAST!  The kids had fun skating circles around us adults on the frozen lake! (Rest assured they check the ice every morning to make sure it’s safe.)  And for the first time my crew and I tried cross country skiing. It was so much fun! So much that we also did it again the next day.  As a fan of snowshoeing, I couldn’t wait to try it again.  And you’ll be glad to know these rentals are all free to resort guests!

A winter getaway at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan outside Lake Geneva. Fun for families and couples with plenty of activities and great food.

Tip: Head back here during the warmer months to try boat rentals, mini golf, bicycle rentals, lawn games, and more. 

Indoor Activities

Arcade

If you have arcade-loving kids like I do, the arcade is a blast. Although not so large, the kids were more than happy. The kids of course gravitated to the games with prizes, and we even played a game of air hockey.

 

Tip: Make sure to bring cash for tokens. The arcade is connected to Isle of Capri Cafe which is perfect for grabbing ice cream afterwards. They are closed a couple times during the day to clean and sanitize.

Build-a-Buddy

Love making stuffies? Similar to Build-A-Bear, on specific days kids can make their own stuffed animal at Bucky’s Playhouse. They loved making their own stuffie and naming it. It was the perfect souvenir! If you want to keep the kids busy in the room, grab a few coloring pages and board games to check out. (Masks required.)

 

Splash away at the pool

It’s not a real vacation unless we take a dip in the pool. You’ll be happy to know Lake Lawn has three different pools – two outdoor and their huge indoor pool. Their spacious indoor pool and hot tub is flooded with natural light any time of year. Plus, there are plenty of tables around to lounge around.

Tip: Unless you’re swimming or in the hot tub, masks are enforced. They actually had staff going around informing guests of the policy. 

 

 

Tip: Looking to visit when it’s less busy? We found that mornings were pretty empty. My husband and I visited bright and early at 7 a.m. to use the hot tub and we basically had the pool and hot tub to ourselves.

 

GRAB A SOUVENIR

Need a souvenir? Or some New Glarus beer? The General Store is a pretty cool resort gift shop. Tons of logo apparel (not tacky either!), toys, and decor. You can even buy their private labeled wine here and stock up on New Glarus beer. Like I said, you never have to leave the resort!

 

Perfect for Date Night

Taking advantage of the beautiful evening, my husband and I took a stroll on the lakeside walking path. Don’t miss the photo op with the large Lake Lawn Adirondack chair! As we made our way to dinner, we spotted the beautiful sun setting just beyond the buildings. Perfect way to start our date!

All date nights should include drinks and dinner so we headed to the resort’s upscale dining restaurant, The Frontier Restaurant. I was happy to learn that the restaurant works closely with local Wisconsin Farmers and artisans providing fresh, local ingredients. While waiting for our food, we marveled at the views of Delavan Lake. The full moon lighting up the snow-covered frozen lake added to the cozy and romantic ambiance.

I’ve learned that all meals at Lake Lawn should start with their Caesar Salad – the house-made dressing is phenomenal (So much I wish we could bottle it up and take it home!) accompanied with slivers of Pecorino cheese. Since date night happened to fall on a Saturday, my husband was all for Frontier Restaurant’s all-you-can-eat Prime Rib Special.  Let’s just say he was one happy camper! I was perfectly content with my crab cakes and scallops. Now listen up, all meals at The Frontier Restaurant SHOULD end with the award-winning Mud Pie. Imagine an ice cream pie with whipped vanilla Haagen-Dazs, Baileys and Kahlua on top of an Oreo crust. Ah-mazing!

Although we would have liked to enjoy other activities afterwards (like curling), we admitted that we were too exhausted and too full to do anything else. But we did wake up early at 7 a.m. to enjoy the hot tub together. We had it all to ourselves!

 

ENJOY SOME “ME” TIME

If you’re looking to get pampered, Calladora Spa is the perfect place to let your worries aside and relax. I was treated to a much needed deep tissue massage. My massage therapist Katherine worked wonders and found knots that my body never knew they had. Safety precautions were followed by my massage therapist. Other things offered at Calladora Spa: manicures, facials, salon, waxing services, and more.

*Advance reservations are recommended.

 

Final thoughts about Lake Lawn Resort

Lake Lawn Resort offers plenty for families (and couples!) From spacious rooms and fun indoor activities to amazing sunrises and delicious food, Lake Lawn Resort is the getaway that you need.

 

Tips to enjoy Lake Lawn Resort

  • During the warmer months, you can find other activities to do like golfing, mini golf, outdoor swimming pools, a kiddie pool.
  • Make sure to check out their social channels (listed below) for special deals and giveaways.
  • There’s always something going on at Lake Lawn. For instance, the resort is holding Easter activities like an Easter brunch, an Easter Egg Hunt, free professional family photos, and even an Easter basket delivery! Or how about spring break? They have a fun package from March 19 through April 11 that families can book which includes one-night accommodations, a $50 resort credit per night, $10 game tokens per night for Bucky’s Playhouse, and a Lake Lawn t-shirt for each child to decorate.

Nitty Gritty

Website: https://www.lakelawnresort.com/
Location: 2400 E. Geneva St. Delavan WI 53115
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Around the area

A stop at the super adorable coffee shop Boxed and Burlap is a must.

Find more things to do in Lake Geneva here for families and couples.

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