We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Geneva Lake

Address: Lake Geneva, WI
Website
Improve this listing
93%
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing, Motor-boating, Swimming, Walking
Owner description: Get this straight: The city is Lake Geneva, the lake is Geneva Lake. Hop aboard a classic yacht for...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing, Motor-boating, Swimming, Walking
Owner description: Get this straight: The city is Lake Geneva, the lake is Geneva Lake. Hop aboard a classic yacht for a cruise around the second deepest lake in Wisconsin (135 feet deep and 21 miles around) which is the focal point of a popular resort area also known as "the Newport of the West."

Hotels near Geneva Lake

Write a Review

206 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    140
    52
    11
    0
    3
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lake Forest, Illinois
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
4 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

No need to travel to the East Coast with Lake Geneva less than two hours northwest of Chicago. Enjoy sailing on the lake, the free shore path walk, a round of golf or the many wonderful restaurants. A great family or couples vacation spot. While the summer is beautiful, late Spring or Early Fall exhibit Lake Geneva at its best... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beloit, Wisconsin
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I have used a lot of guides in the Geneva lakes area and I'll be coming back to fish with Scott . We wanted to mainly catch smallmouth on Lake Geneva, although I am sure he can help with any freshwater species. We caught 7 keepers and many others in 4 hours. Scott is friendly, explained what he was looking... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Charles, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Love that this lake is an easy drive from where we live. Its just a straight drive up IL Route 47, an hour drive up to and hour and a half in heavier traffic coming home. It is a beautiful lake town with plenty of restaurants, little shops and hotels for different budgets. It has enough activities to suit most... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Marion, Illinois
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Beautiful lake. Small shops, lots of history. Enjoyed the restaurants. We went off season it was quiet. Took a very relaxing boat cruise around the lake. Carriage ride around town.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
44 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a gem of a lake and surrounding area. So much to do and something for everyone. Besides lake activities the town has a great vibe to explore with theater and museum and great restaurants too!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Libertyville, Illinois
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Beach, walking paths, nature, zip lining, boating, shopping, beautiful views! Wonderful places to stay - Grand Geneva, Geneva National, the Abby, B&B's, hotels. It is all there.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amritsar, India
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It will not be wrong to say that being on the lake for some time will remove the fatigue accumulated through out your life. It is a large size lake situated in beautiful surroundings. The word famous flower clock is located on its side.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I had a horrible experience with a guide I hired on lake Geneva.He was rude and sarcastic to me and my family.He even got very angry when I didn't tip him at the end of the trip-will never set foot in this place again john trossen was his name I believe

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We were at a resort on Geneva Lake for a wedding. The area is beautiful with so many different things to see.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boulder, Colorado
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is our first trip in a 5th wheel to Lake Geneva to visit family. We are actually staying at Coachman Terrace RV Park near the lake...a great place to stay if you are in a motor home. My sister gave me a tour of the town...loved it. The homes on the water are actually humongous mansions...just gorgeous! The homes... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Geneva Lake also viewed

 

Been to Geneva Lake? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Geneva Lake staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?