Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Enjoy The Cove of Lake Geneva’s LOWEST Prices of the Year during “Fat Deal Tuesday”!

TODAY ONLY! It’s “Fat Deal Tuesday” at The Cove of Lake Geneva! The Cove’s BIGGEST sale of the year! Whether you’re looking for the best Spring Break deal, the best Summer Vacation deal, or are just looking for a fun and relaxing getaway, now is the time to book your stay at The Cove!

These are the LOWEST prices we’ll be offering at The Cove all year long…we guarantee it!

So, if you’ve ever thought about visiting Lake Geneva, or are a frequent guest to the area, the time is now to book your stay at The Cove of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin’s Premier All-Suite Condominium Resort and Conference Center! The Cove first-class spacious suites offer a fully-equipped modern kitchen, fireplace, whirlpool tub, and patio/balcony. Each suite also comes equipped with flat screen televisions, free wireless internet, cable, and a DVD player.

Plus, The Cove of Lake Geneva is located in downtown Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, within walking distance of exquisite shopping, a wide choice of restaurants, and endless array of outdoor spring and summer activities and events for the entire family, including swimming, boating, fishing, parasailing, jet skiing, canoeing, leisurely sails on the lake, and championship golf offerings.

To take advantage of The Cove’s lowest prices of the year, you must book your stay TODAY! You may do so by visiting the following link: http://www.secure-res.com/res/vn4/checka.aspx?hotelid=3223&ri=129584#resForm.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Book You Stay at The Cove of Lake Geneva for Winterfest 2012

Looking for some winter fun this season? Head to The Cove of Lake Geneva and take part in the annual Winterfest celebration and enjoy the National Snow Sculpting Competition in downtown Lake Geneva this February 2nd – 6th, 2012.

Monday, January 30th and Tuesday, January 31st the 9-foot snow blocks for the event will be being built in Riviera Park. Following the building of the blocks, Wednesday, February 1st through Friday, February 3rd the National Snow Sculpting teams will begin their snow sculpting in Riviera Park from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm daily.

Saturday, February 4th starts the official Winterfest celebration in Riviera Park. Sculpting of the snow sculptures ends at 11:00 am, and from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm, viewers can vote for their favorite snow sculpture. Ballots will be available both in the Winterfest Souvenir Program Book and on site. The ballot box will be located in Riviera Park.

From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm visitors will enjoy entertainment, food, and refreshments, along with children's sculpting, wagon rides, helicopter rides, tethered hot air balloon rides, and sleigh on wheel rides.

The day will also include children’s entertainment in the Riviera Marketplace:

• 11:00 am - The WOZ-Music, Magic
• 12:00 pm - Tom Stanfield - Sing-a-longs
• 1:00 pm - The WOZ-Music, Magic
• 2:00 pm - Tom Stanfield - Sing-a-longs

At 3:00 pm the public will be invited to watch the US National Snow Sculpting Awards Presentation.

On Sunday, February 6th visitors will enjoy viewing the finished snow sculptures all day as well as entertainment, food, and refreshments from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm, and the day’s entertainment will include a blue grass and country band in Riviera Park.

Reserve your room at The Cove of Lake Geneva now to take part in all the weekend’s festivities. Plus, take advantage of great rates with The Cove’s ‘Winter Blowout Sale’! Visit http://www.cove-lake-geneva.com/ to book your stay today!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Team Geneva Heads to the Expedia Conference

Team Geneva will be heading to Las Vegas, Nevada this week to attend the 2011 12th Annual Expedia Conference to represent Geneva Hospitality’s properties including The Cove of Lake Geneva in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and Mike Ditka Resorts in Kissimmee, Florida. The event will be held on December 7th and 8th and will include a welcome reception, tradeshow, learning sessions, and a holiday party.

Team Geneva will be listening to speakers from some of the largest travel companies in the world, as well as be given the opportunity to attend learning sessions where they will hear about everything from maximizing opportunities to the changing consumer trends.

Friday, November 25, 2011

The Cove is a Toys for Tots Drop-Off Location

What better way to get in the Christmas spirit this year then to help someone in need? Well that’s just what we are doing here at The Cove of Lake Geneva and we would love your help.

Through the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, The Cove will once again be accepting new, unwrapped toys that will be distributed to the children in the community to help them experience the joys of Christmas.

The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s goal with the ‘Toys for Tots Program’ is to promote a message of hope to the less fortunate children. They do it with the anticipation that these children will grow up to become responsible citizens by learning about the generous gifts community members can bring to one another.

The ultimate success of this program depends on the generosity of the community and their gracious donations, with not only the intention to help children in need, but to unite all members of this community.

The toy collection will run from November to December here at The Cove.

Friday, November 4, 2011

“The More You Spend, The More You Save Sale” at The Cove of Lake Geneva!

The countdown to Christmas is on and The Cove has the perfect gift for you! For a limited time only, when you purchase a Cove gift certificate, we will enhance the value!

•Spend $100….Get $125!
•Spend $250….Get $325!
•Spend $500….Get $700!

It’s as simple as that! Use them for yourself, your family, or give them as gifts. Whatever you do, don’t miss out on this special offer!

To purchase yours, visit www.cove-lake-geneva.com today! But hurry, this deal won’t be around for long!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Save Big with “THE DEAL” at The Cove of Lake Geneva

Do you like the deals you get with Living Social and Groupon? Well then you won’t want to miss “THE DEAL” going on now at The Cove of Lake Geneva! For a limited time only you can save up to 50% on three of The Cove’s luxurious suites, on stays now through October 1st, 2012!

Here is the offer:

Anchor Suite: One Room Studio Suite - Full Kitchen, Fireplace, Whirlpool Tub. Sleeps 4.

*Option 1: $80 *Option 2: $95

Commodore Suite: One Bedroom Suite with Private Bedroom - Full Kitchen, Fireplace, Whirlpool Tub. Sleeps 4.

*Option 1: $90 *Option 2: $105

Belle Loft Suite: Two Bedroom Suite with Loft and Two Bathrooms - Full Kitchen, Fireplace, Whirlpool Tub. Sleeps 6.

*Option 1: $100 *Option 2: $125

*Option 1: One night stay from November 1st, 2011 to March 31st, 2012.

*Option 2: One night stay from March 31st, 2012 to October 1st, 2012 (Excluding weekends Memorial Day through Labor Day, and Sundays of Holiday Weekends).

For more information about The Cove or to purchase yours, visit www.cove-lake-geneva.com. And remember, this offer won’t be around for long and quantities are limited, so hurry and get yours today!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Check Out What’s Going On in Lake Geneva this Weekend!

The Cove will make an appearance on TV!

The Cove of Lake Geneva will be featured on the entertaining TV show, Discover Wisconsin, as the show’s "Drive to Destination" showcases the town of Lake Geneva this September 17th and 18th, 2011, making this the third broadcast of the Lake Geneva episode.

This episode will feature all the wonderful things that make Lake Geneva the perfect place to visit, as well as a segment on downtown Lake Geneva’s premier all suite luxury condominium resort and conference center, The Cove of Lake Geneva. The segment will also include an interview with The Cove’s President, Sal Sardina.

To view the episode featuring Lake Geneva and The Cove of Lake Geneva, tune into the TV show Discover Wisconsin, Saturday, December 18th at 10am on ComCast/Fox Sports Net, and on Sunday, December 19th at 10am on WITI TV-6 Milwaukee.

Not going to be able to catch the episode one of those days? View the full episode online at: http://kididdel.com/Channels/ChannelView/tabid/66/Default.aspx?rid=gf5OK2mVXvjUXj4LChCODw%3d%3d

Fat Tire Memorial Tour

Have you ever wanted to ride around Geneva Lake in its entirety? Well this weekend you can join hundreds of bikers make their way around Geneva Lake during the Fat Tire Memorial Tour. The event will take place this Saturday, September 17th and will begin at Champ's Sports Bar & Grill (about two blocks from The Cove) and will continue around Geneva Lake with eight other designated stops at sponsoring taverns around the lake.

Proceeding at your own pace, the ride is approximately 21.5 miles with the "rest" stops evenly spaced. The participating businesses include: Champ's, Lake House Tap & Grill, Shifters Bar and Food, The Owl Tavern, Gordy's Boat House, Chuck's Lake Shore Inn, Harpoon Willies, Lucke's Cantina, and Mars Resort Bar & Grill. The ride will be held rain or shine and travels through Lake Geneva, Fontana and Williams Bay with great views of Geneva Lake and Lake Como! Registration begins at Champs Sports Bar at 8:30am and the ride begins at 10am.

For more information, visit http://www.fattirememorialtour.com/.

‘Stay and Play’ at The Cove of Lake Geneva and Geneva National

Enjoy a day on the course during your stay at The Cove of Lake Geneva this weekend with The Cove’s ‘Stay and Play Package’!

To book the package, call Geneva National Golf Club and choose how many nights you would like to stay at The Cove of Lake Geneva and how many rounds of golf you would like to play on Geneva National’s Championship Courses. Then sit back as the reservations team builds your individualized package "to a tee." Guests will also be given the opportunity to chose from three different courses at Geneva National, as well as two levels of ‘Stay and Play Packages’, one which includes an 18-hole round per person per day or one which includes unlimited golf per day.

All ‘Stay and Play’ packages can also be completed with a meal or two at Geneva National’s award winning restaurants.

For questions or to book your ‘Stay and Play Package’, please call Geneva National Golf Club at (262) 245-3020 or e-mail golfpackages@gnresort.com.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Walworth County Fair is in Town!

Don’t miss the 162nd Walworth County Fair, going on now through September 5th. Established in 1842, The Walworth Country Fair is one of the oldest state fairs in state of Wisconsin!

Below is a list of the highlights of this year’s fair:

Thursday, September 1st:
7:30pm - Badger State Tractor & Truck Pulls - Grandstand

Friday, September 2nd:
11am - Carnival Reduced Ride Prices – Midway until 6:00 pm
7:30pm – MONTGOMERY GENTRY– Grandstand

Saturday, September 3rd:
10am - Antique Car & Tractor Parade – Grandstand
12pm - Harness Races – Grandstand
7:30pm – RODNEY ATKINS – Grandstand

Sunday, September 4th:
12pm - Harness Races – Grandstand
7:30pm – THE DOOBIE BROTHERS – Grandstand

Monday, September 5th:
1:45pm - Demolition Derby - Grandstand
4pm - Demolition Derby - Grandstand
6:30pm - Demolition Derby – Grandstand

For a complete list of events for the 2011 Walworth County Fair, please visit: http://www.walworthcountyfair.com

Monday, August 8, 2011

Don’t Miss Lake Geneva’s 49th Annual Venetian Festival!

There is one Lake Geneva Festival you will not want to miss this year… Venetian Festival! Venetian Fest is a five day festival that takes place August 17th – August 21st at Flat Iron Park, across from The Cove of Lake Geneva, in downtown Lake Geneva. The festival includes everything from a carnival with exciting rides and games, musical entertainment, local cuisine, and a craft fair, as well as a water ski show, lighted boat parade and the area’s largest fireworks over Geneva Lake on the last day of the festival. Below you will find information about the 5 day event.

Looking for a place to stay while attending Venetian Fest? Check out The Cove of Lake Geneva! The Cove is located directly across the street from Venetian Fest, which means you can park your car and enjoy the festival without ever needing to drive! For information, please visit www.cove-lake-geneva.com and don’t forget to take advantage of our ‘End of Summer Blowout Sale’ going on now!

Carnival Information:
Hours: Wednesday - Thursday 5PM to 10:30PM
Friday 5PM to 11:30PM
Saturday Noon till 11:30PM
Sunday Noon till 10:30PM
Location: Flat Iron Park and Seminary Park
Ride Specials: $20 Wednesday & Thursday 5PM-10PM and Saturday Noon to 5PM

Craft Fair:
Saturday August 20th and Sunday August 21st
Hours: Sat 10AM - 6PM, Sun 10AM - 5PM
Location: Library Park - Lake Geneva Lake Front Main Street - Hwy 50 West

Band Lineup:
Wednesday, August 17th: 8PM-12AM "Big Al Wetzel & Bushwood Allstars"
Thursday, August 18th: 8PM-12AM "Petty Thieves"
Friday, August 19th: 8 PM-12AM "The Toys"
Saturday, August 20th: 12PM-3PM "SLM Jam Band"
8PM-12AM "Dot Dot Dot"
Sunday, August 21st: 12PM-3PM "Tom Brusky Variety Polka Band"
8PM-12AM "Chasing Amy"

Water Ski Show:
Wonder Lake Ski Team
Date: Sunday August 21st
Hours: Starts at 6PM
Location: Geneva Lake Front

Boat Parade:
Date: Sunday, August 21st
Hours: Dusk
Viewing Areas: on Geneva Lake right in front of Library Park in Lake Geneva and the Riviera

Fireworks Show:
Date: Sunday, August 21st
Hours: 9PM (Sundown)
Viewing Areas: Library Park, the Lake Front, Riviera Beach, and Flat Iron Park in down town Lake Geneva

Monday, July 11, 2011

Stay at The Cove of Lake Geneva and 'Beat the Heat'!

The Cove of Lake Geneva is once again a proud sponsor of Southeastern Wisconsin’s ‘Beat the Heat’ program this summer!

‘Beat the Heat’ is a safe, controlled environment where all licensed drivers between the ages of 16 and 20 are given an opportunity to drag race against area police officers and their friends. ‘Beat the Heat’ takes place at the Union Grove Raceway on select Saturdays throughout the summer (see the upcoming races below).

Here’s what the program is about:

This program was originally designed to educate youth about the dangers of alcohol and substance abuse while operating a vehicle, and has evolved into a program that keeps teens from illegally drag racing, which is equally as dangerous. So rather than street racing, this gives teens a safe and controlled environment to fulfill their need for racing at high speeds.

Here’s how it works:

Licensed drivers are invited to come out to the track on race day, where they will need to sign up. If you’re under the age of 16, you will need to have a parent or legal guardian with you the first time to get you signed up. Next, you will have your vehicle inspected to make sure it meets all the guidelines set by NHRA. If you’ve never raced here before, and want to learn a little more about what to expect, there will be police officers and other racers available to talk you through what to expect. Then it’s time to hit the track! Trophies are awarded at every race and awards are given to the top point earners at the end of the season.

Upcoming Races held from 11am to 3pm:

• July 23rd
• August 6th
• August 13th
• August 27th
• September 24th

For more information about ‘Beat the Heat’, visit www.sewbeatheat.org.

Looking for a place to stay while attending ‘Beat the Heat’? The Cove of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin’s premier all suite condominium resort and conference center, is located in downtown Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. The Cove offers spacious suites featuring flat screen televisions, fireplace, whirlpool tub, fully-equipped modern kitchen, and a private patio or balcony. The suites also feature free wireless internet, cable, and a DVD player. This Wisconsin luxury resort boasts a large indoor and outdoor heated pool, outdoor children’s pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, fitness room, sauna, even an arcade-styled game room for the kids. Summer activities include nightly ‘dive-in’ movies by the pool for the entire family, live music, poolside massages, full service tiki bar, and private cabana rentals. To make your reservation, visit www.cove-lake-geneva.com.

The Cove is very excited to once again be a sponsor of this great event, and we’ll see you at the races!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Upcoming Events this July in Lake Geneva

Concerts by the Lakefront

The place to be is Lake Geneva every Thursday night for Concerts by the Lakefront. The concerts take place in Flat Iron Park across from The Cove of Lake Geneva at 7pm. All you need to do is bring a blanket or chair to relax on as you enjoy a wonderful night of music by local musicians.

Farmer’s Market

Be sure to check out the Lake Geneva Farmer’s Market every Thursday from 8am – 1pm. The Farmer’s Market, at the Historical Hall, is within walking distance from The Cove of Lake Geneva and takes place until October.

EcoFair 360

This July 8th through the 10th learn all about the different ways of living green during EcoFair 360 at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn! The weekend will consist of over 200 exhibitors, speakers, and demonstrations that will cover a variety of topics including ways to green our land and homes, how to green our tables with what we eat and how we cook, and how to invest in a green life. Plus, throughout the weekend you can see different alternative vehicles on display, learn how to install LED outdoor lighting, purchase outdoor furniture built from reused materials, learn about different green, cost effective home products, and so much more!

And don’t forget to bring your kids! The fair will be offering a special Kids Zone with activities gear specifically towards them, and you can even make a whole day out of the fair because they’ll be offering great food choices the whole family will enjoy with a menu full of items from local restaurants.

For more information about the daily activities taking place, visit http://www.ecofair360.com/.

Country Thunder

Country Thunder is right around the corner, so make your reservations at The Cove today! This year’s event will take place on July 21st– 24th, 2010 in Twin Lakes, WI. Only 15 minutes away from The Cove of Lake Geneva!

Country Thunder is one of the Nation’s Premier Music and Entertainment Festivals offering off-the-chart music to thrilling amusements and unique merchant vendors. The action packed annual four-day music festival features over 20 chart-topping country music artists such as Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Zac Brown Band, Martina McBride, and Lady Antebellum.

To make your reservations, visit http://www.cove-lake-geneva.com/.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

When traveling with children, your hotel room will most likely get a lot of use due to naps, changing clothes, meal and snack times, etc. At the same time, you will also want to book a hotel room that is close to activities, as children tend to get worn out more quickly with lots of transportation, and you will want them fresh for the activities you have planned.

Below are a few kid-friendly features you should look for when booking your room:

• Large rooms that will give your kids enough room to move around and play.
• A separate seating area away from the beds/bedrooms that will allow the adults a place to hang out while children nap.
• Kid friendly restaurants that are onsite, or within walking distance, to avoid having to get kids in and out of the car, which can sometimes be a hassle within itself.
• A pool and/or other kid friendly amenities such as organized children’s activities.
• Free wireless internet, as it’s a great and quiet way for you to be entertained while your children are asleep.
• A refrigerator that will come in handy for storing drinks and refrigerated snacks.
• A kitchen that can be used to cook meals and snacks. This is also a plus because your family will save money by not having to eat out at every meal.
• A location which is within walking distance to markets, restaurants, coffee shops, etc., to pick up quick essentials.

Overall, whatever your budget, you should look for an accommodation in a central location that is close to attractions and offers easily accessible transportation or is so close to attractions, no transportation is needed.

If you are planning a summer vacation this year to Lake Geneva and are looking for a hotel which encompasses the above features, but sure to check out The Cove of Lake Geneva at www.cove-lake-geneva.com.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Check Out Some of Lake Geneva’s Great Shops During your Next Visit to The Cove of Lake Geneva!

Clear Water Outdoor
744 W. Main Street www.clearwateroutdoor.com

Clear Water Outdoor, located in downtown Lake Geneva, will provide you with a comfortable atmosphere to shop for casual clothing, yoga, multi-sport, outerwear, ski gear, and footwear. You can also find great accessories here, like hats and bags, books and watches, gear for your dog, and great items for kids. Plus, they carry the latest innovative products from Patagonia, Mountain Hardware, Helly Hansen, Prana, Horny Toad, Mountain Smith, Chaco, Brooks, Montrail, Kelty, and more!

736 W. Main Street
Lola’s offers the latest in funky and trendy fashion styles, where you’ll find everything from jeans and dresses to purses and jewelry. You are sure to have a lot of fun shopping at Lola’s while enjoying their great selection, as well as prices. And as Lola’s says “Once you shop at Lola’s you’ll always shop at Lola’s”.

Trae Chic
723 Geneva Street

Trae Chic’s small intimate boutique featuring apparel and accessories carries a wide variety of designer items that cater to women who are looking for casual and comfortable but upscale and fashionable apparel. Trae Chic, formerly known as "Wild & Woolly", has a clientele who enjoy the personable atmosphere and love clothing with style. Plus, they’re open 7 days a week for your shopping convenience.

728 West Main Street www.abbellimentolg.com

From the heart of the Mediterranean to the heart of your home...when you walk into this charming boutique, you will feel as if you have stepped right into an Italian storefront. Abbellimento will inspire the soul and mind, igniting creativity with exquisite, hand-selected tabletop, décor, and distinctive heartfelt gifts.

Main Street Memories
731 W. Main Street

Stroll down memory lane at Main Street Memories! Here you’ll find timeless toys, old fashion candy, nostalgic gifts, sports and celebrity memorabilia, die cast collectibles, and local souvenirs. So if you are looking to take home some of those nostalgic treasures that invoke warm memories and continue to share them with your family and friends for years to come, be sure to stop in.

Xpress Yourself, LLC
95 Interchange N. www.xpressyourselfstudio.com

Xpress Yourself is a design-your-own art studio, offering the unique opportunity to make one-of-a-kind, hand-painted gifts and keepsakes in a friendly and inviting atmosphere. It's a magical place where a little paint and a piece of pottery turn into a treasured reminder of times spent with family, friends, or even a little time to yourself.

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Cove of Lake Geneva is on GROUPON!

If you’re looking for a great deal at a fraction of the price, you won’t want to miss The Cove of Lake Geneva’s feature on Groupon this week!

The Cove of Lake Geneva will be offering a luxurious Anchor Suite featuring a whirlpool tub, fireplace, and full kitchen for just $90.00 per night...and for those looking for a weekday getaway this summer, this Groupon deal can save you OVER 50% off our normal summer rate!

After purchasing your Groupon, you’ll have one year from that day to redeem it and your Groupon will be valid every day that year, excluding weekends falling betwen Memorial Day through Labor Day, and Sundays of holiday weekends.

To purchase your Groupon, visit www.Groupon.com and look for our offer in the following cities:

-Milwaukee, WI: March 25th - March 27th
-Rockford, IL - March 25th - March 27th
-Chicago, IL: March 27th - March 28th

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