Heritage House, Wisconsin

Heritage Retreats, Fontana, Lake Geneva after hours

There are only so many fancy stitches and stickers in this world. When it's time to take a break from crafting, you won't have to look far. While Fontana (full-time population: 2400) lies on the "quiet side" of Geneva Lake, many year-round attractions are a short walk away. Be sure to ask the Noyers, your hosts, for suggestions.

Heritage House is on Main Street, not far from a number of restaurants, a world-class spa, antique/vintage shops and more. Be sure to stroll over to the Abbey Resort boutiques just a block away.

Places to eat:

For a great break from crafting, rent a boat!


Wintertime R&R around the lake
Lakeside, peek outdoors in January and you might see an iceboat regatta or a few anglers. If you're hardy, venture a walk along the public lakeside path to see the second, third or fourth homes of the super rich Fontana's lakefront is dotted with fine estates. If you are very fit and the weather cooperates, the 26-mile path circles the lake.

For a little more sizzle drive to Lake Geneva (population: 7200); its downtown has a movie theater, retail/specialty shops, and plenty of bars and eateries including local favorite Popeye's.

2012 Wintertime Events

  • Late November-early January (6 weeks)
    Christmas in the Country, Grand Geneva resort; drive through the illuminated grounds, check out the shops.

  • First weekend in December:
    Festival of Lights, downtown Lake Geneva

  • Jan. 20-22
    Great Chefs at the Lake; The Abbey Resort and Fontana Spa, Fontana

  • Feb. 1, 2012 (Wednesday)
    Annual winter festival and snow sculpting competition, downtown Lake Geneva

  • There's more: Check for event updates. Events subject to change, call to confirm.

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