Things To Do Around Geneva Lake

Seven Oaks recommendations for Dining In & Around Lake Geneva

There are many great restaurants in the Geneva Lake’s area , that we at Seven Oaks Bed & Breakfast enjoy, including Sopra Bistro and Cafe Calamari for a special evening out. In addition, there are many options for more casual dining or carry out like Oakfire Pizza  which is directly across from the lake and Mama Cimino’s  who offer both carryout and delivery – because you may not want to leave the comfort of your cozy cottage .

The Lake Geneva Chamber of Commerce website has more information on local area restaurants , which will give you more information of the restaurant styles and cuisine.

Lake Geneva

Barrique Bistro & Wine Bar

Hunt Club Steakhouse

Medusa Grill & Bistro 

Oakfire Pizza

Sopra Bistro

Sprecher’s Restaurant & Pub


Gordy’s Boathouse Restaurant & Bar

Chucks Lakeshore Inn

Williams Bay

Cafe Calamari

Pier 290

Privato Private Events & Live Music



Geneva Lake Boat Tours & Activities

The absolute jewel of the Lake Geneva area is  Geneva Lake  itself  – an 8 mile long, 135 foot deep, glistening glacier cut lake. On its shores are the city of Lake Geneva, and the villages of Fontana-on-Geneva-Lake, and Williams Bay.

In the summer season regular boat tours are available leaving from the Riviera Boat Dock in Lake Geneva (  Boats and other water sports equipment can be rented for your enjoyment at the waterfront. (Elmers, Marina Bay, and Clearwater Outdoor).

Hiking, Biking, Skiing & More

Enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding and a great variety of other outdoor activities in and around Lake Geneva. Hike all, or a portion of, the 22-mile footpath around the lake taking in the natural beauty of the lake and marveling at some of the man-made old mansions and spectacular newer homes that front on the lake. Enjoy cycling or biking in the nearby countryside.

Alpine Valley Resort   located 30 minutes away, offers downhill ski slopes in the winter and a series of outdoor concerts in the summer. Downhill skiing is also available at the Grand Geneva resort – a ten minute drive.

Aerial Adventures at 302 E. Townline Rd in Lake Geneva , features a High Ropes Challenge Course, Climbing Tower, and 2 Zip Lines 900′ long & 600′ long all in a naturally wooded setting. Opens daily mid-April through October.

Kettle Moraine State Forest

The Kettle Moraine with its great trails for hiking, off-road biking, horseback riding and cross country skiing, in season, is a short 30-45 minute drive. The La Grange General Store offers everything you need to make your outdoor adventure an experience of a lifetime. They have bike and ski equipment rentalsnew and used sales, accessories, clothing, gifts and a cafe/deli all in one cool hangout.

Lake Geneva Canopy Tours

Just 5 minutes from downtown, Lake Geneva Canopy Tours & Outdoor Adventure Center offers 100 acres of outdoor adventure and fun.  Their zip-line tour provides a thrilling, staff-guided, adventure through the tree canopy.  The tour consists of 9 zip-lines, 5 sky bridges and 3 spiral staircases and finishes with their 1200′ dual “racing” zip. Their High Ropes Course Excursions offer an obstacle course in the trees, that consists of 16 unique elements that challenge while offering plenty of choices, so that each participant can create their own route through the course.  If you like mountain biking, they offer over 12 miles of wooded mountain bike/hiking trails, and customized team building experiences for groups.  Learn more at or by calling them at 262 248-9271.


Hawks-View-300x286There are some spectacular golf courses in the Geneva Lake’s area.

Within 5 miles of Seven Oaks Bed & Breakfast , Hawksview Golf Club  offers a challenging 18 – Como Crossing – and an upscale par 3 course – Barn’s Hollow. The Grand Geneva has two 18’s, The Brute, featuring numerous water hazards and  numerous traps and The Highlands, a links style course.

Within 10 miles, Abbey Springs is a picturesque, challenging course with lots of oaks and several demanding uphill and downhill holes. Geneva National has 3 well manicured, challenging 18’s – The Palmer, The Trevino and The Player, all worthy of their namesakes.

See individual course websites for additional information.

Salon & Spa Treatments

abbeyspa-300x134We are able to offer you the opportunity of getting a massage in the comfort of your suite, call 414-324-2496 for details and pricing and mention SevenOaks to Dale at Element Massage Studio.

For a day of treatments at a local Spa we have a special offer in association with Mia Faccia in Lake Geneva – a 10% discount off any service with a discount card available from Seven Oaks reception, book early to avoid disappointment Saturdays are particularly busy.

Day spas abound in the Lake Geneva area as well as individual shops providing hair and nail care or massage.

Special Seasonal Events

Various festivals or special weekends are offered in the local area including the Chocolate Festival in Burlington in late May, the Venetian Festival in August and Winterfest featuring the National Snow Sculpture on a weekend in February in Lake Geneva. The later summer finds many local communities hosting corn roasts and barbeques. Click the link to see the latest happenings in the Lake Area Visit Lake Geneva