Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, enchants travelers with beautiful fall foliage and spectacular seasonal offerings. Grand Geneva Resort & Spa offers plenty of fall fun for families visiting this season.
The resort’s culinary team serves a selection of fall treats from drinks like pumpkin spice lattes and apple crisp macchiatos to desserts including Dutch apple pie with sour cream, apple cider ice cream and sugar pie pumpkin panettone. Additionally, the resort offers guests a Fall into Flavor deal which comes with two coffees from Grand Central, two desserts from Geneva ChopHouse or Ristorante Brissago and a $50 dining credit. The deal is available Sunday–Thursday, through Nov. 15.
Rent a scooter from Lake Geneva Scooter Tours and Rentals at Grand Geneva. Spend time exploring the resort on your own, or book a guided tour. A valid driver’s license is needed to rent the scooter and guests must participate in a brief, on-site instruction before setting off on their scooter adventure.
Horses and Hayrides
Dan Patch Stables, located on the property, offers guests horseback riding opportunities. Families or couples can enjoy a carriage ride. Pony rides are available for kids. Book a 45-minute guided trail ride across the hundreds of acres of Grand Geneva’s property. The stables also offer haunted hayrides this season. Every Friday and Saturday in October, rides are available 6 p.m.–midnight. The first hayrides of the evening (6–6:45 p.m.) are less scary and designated for younger children. The real scares come on rides 7 p.m. and later. Sunday rides are available Oct. 10 and 31. Hayrides cost $20 for adults and $10 for kids ages 5–10. Children 4 and younger ride for free.
Check the Wisconsin fall color report to help plan your visit for prime foliage viewing.
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