Lake Geneva Museum of History…

Lake Geneva MuseumCan you visualize what downtown Lake Geneva might have looked like back in the late 19th century?  Well, to get a really good idea, you might want to consider stepping into the Lake Geneva Museum and take a walk on Main Street.  Complete with homes, stores and a school room, the museum provides an authentic look at the lifestyles of Lake Geneva during a simpler time.   Stroll along and take in the authentic displays including a log cabin, blacksmith shop, dental work station, general store and a fire house complete with a hose wagon from 1890.

Learn about the boats, yachts and private mansions on the lake and how the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad was built to provide transportation from Chicago for wealthy individuals looking for a place to get away from big city life.

Located at 255 Mill Street, in what was once the 1929 Wisconsin Power & Light building, this museum is the product of volunteers spending countless hours to research and gather both items and information, making the museum a place to celebrate Lake Geneva’s history.

The Lake Geneva Museum is a Blue Star Museum and therefore welcomes Active Duty Military members and their families by offering free admission (up to 5 family members with a current ID) beginning Memorial Day, May 25th and running through Labor Day, September 7th.  Active duty military also includes National Guard and Reserve members.

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Price Reduced On This Lake Geneva Lake Front Home in Move-In Condition

All The Work’s Been Done, Ready To Move Right In

Impressive Lake Geneva Lake Front Located on South Shore Drive
If you’re looking for an affordable Lake Geneva lake front that has been updated and is ready to move right in and start enjoying, you owe it to yourself to check out this one. All the work’s been done to this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home located on the South Shore of Lake Geneva. Check out all the details at www.SouthShoreLakeGenevaWaterFrontHome.com.

Contact Bob Webster of Keefe Real Estate in Lake Geneva, WI at 262-348-3233 for more details on the Lake Geneva lakefront real estate market.

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Pedal and Cup…

Pedal and CupLocated on Hwy 120 just a few miles north of downtown Lake Geneva is the Pedal & Cup.   This building constructed in 1910 was originally the site of the Springfield Train Depot.  It is now home to a quaint business offering bike rentals, lunch specials, smoothies and gourmet coffees and teas.

The location is also a great place to do a little shopping if you are looking for a unique gift for that special someone in your life.  They carry a wonderful selection of gifts items including jewelry, scarves, rugs, soaps and salts, notecards and more.  All made by local artists.  Forgot your sunscreen and bug repellant?  No problem, the store stocks a variety of those as well.

The historic building sits directly on the Wisconsin White River State Trail which runs from Elkhorn to Burlington and is a popular 11.5 mile path offering a fairly level grade, making it perfect for cyclists, walkers and joggers.  As a State Trail, anyone over the age of 16 is required to have a pass, which can be purchased before you get ready to ride.  Bicycle rentals are available for all ages and include a bike helmet.  They will even deliver bikes to any hotel within a 10 mile radius.

They opened for the season on May 23rd and hours of operation through the end of June will be (weekends only) Saturday and Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Plan to stop in and check them out.  If you have a bike, bring it.  If not, rent one, grab a snack and pedal away.

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Memorial Day Parade …

American Flag Lake Geneva’s annual Memorial Day parade is this coming Monday, May 25th and we think you should consider gathering with family and friends to attend.  The parade begins at approximately 10:00 a.m. at the corner of Broad and Wisconsin and runs down Broad Street to the Riviera.

Following the parade, there will be a short program at the Riviera that will include musical selections from the Lake Geneva Middle School and High School bands, along with the introduction of several distinguished guests.

One of the true highlights of the day is seeing the members of the Lake Geneva Fire Department in their dress blues, standing at attention in front of a Lake Geneva Fire Department ladder truck as it raises a large American flag extended from the end of the ladder.  It provides a solemn moment for reflection and is an inspirational way to start Memorial Day.

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Hosta Fest…

HostasA shady garden’s dream come true…

Fun, Family Friendly and Affordable!  Make plans to attend the 14th Annual Hosta Fest at Al’s Auto Body and Arboretum in Walworth.  Admission and Parking are free!  The Fest is running for the next two weekends, so you can plan to visit this weekend Saturday thru Monday, May 23rd through the 25th, or next weekend Saturday, May 30th or Sunday, May 31st.  They will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. all 5 days.

Is anyone out there asking “what’s an arboretum”?  If so, read on, because as you all know, we are a wealth of information.  An arboretum is a botanical garden that showcases not only trees, but a large variety of plants as well.  This event will allow you to explore the only arboretum outside a municipality in Walworth County and view over 450 varieties of hostas currently being nurtured on the grounds.

The event will take place rain or shine (umbrellas provided) and affords you the opportunity to purchase at least 175 varieties of hostas from starter size plants to mature specimens.  Additional perennials will also be available for purchase. All proceeds will be used to maintain the arboretum.  Don’t miss a chance to enter drawings to win mature hostas, and note that if you arrive between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 24th and May 31st you will receive a free hosta.

Great News!  Sam’s concession stand will be serving Delbrook’s Golf Course Greenies BBQ Brisket Sandwiches along with other concessions.

We have attended this event several times over the past few years and we can truly say that the experience is truly beyond words.  You would never even know that this place is there if you weren’t looking for it, but when you walk over the hill and into the gardens the view is absolutely breathtaking.  We usually buy a couple of the brisket sandwiches and walk back into the garden, find a picnic table and sit and enjoy our lunch.  The sandwiches are awesome and the surroundings are even better!  This place is a MUST DO on the list of things to do in the area.

Al’s Auto Body and Arboretum is located at W6866 N. Walworth Road in Walworth.
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Garden Fair…

Fontana Garden ClubEveryone knows that Memorial weekend is traditionally the weekend to plant your gardens and flower beds.  Some years we are lucky enough to enjoy unseasonably warm weather, while other years we wait anxiously and ask “will Spring ever arrive”?  Unfortunately, this year has everyone still asking if Spring is ever going to come.

While the upcoming weekend forecast is not looking particularly favorable, we think you are probably safe in beginning to get some flowers in the ground and the Garden Fair in Fontana is a great place to start your shopping.

The Fontana Garden Club and the Geneva Lake Conservancy will be hosting their annual flower, plant and garden art sale this Saturday, May 23rd from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 24th from 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the corner of Porter Avenue and Mill Street.  Garden Club members will be on hand at their “Rain Barrel Education Booth” to offer helpful gardening tips.  There will be lots to choose from with a large selection of perennials, colorful annuals and garden art.  Perennials are provided by local gardens, while annuals come from Jurg’s and Pesche’s.  The Garden Club is also having a homemade pie sale, so plan to take home something to treat yourself after you’ve planted all your great finds.  The Garden Fair will take place rain or shine.

The Fontana Garden Club is a non-profit group that supports community projects, and uses the proceeds from this sale to award scholarships to local students majoring in environmental programs.

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Lake Geneva Lake Front Real Estate Auction is Successful

Lake Geneva Lake Front Auction
Well you may have heard over the last several weeks about the Lake Geneva lake front real estate auction that was scheduled to take place today in Lake Geneva Wisconsin. I was there in attendance and have to admit I really didn’t know what to expect or what the outcome was going to be. I’ve been in the real estate business in Lake Geneva for over 35 years and although there have been attempts at other real estate auctions over the years, this was the first of this type that I’ve encountered where the attention and high level of interest was due to the fact that it was being billed as an “Absolute” auction with no reserve and no minimum bid. What appeared to be an off duty Walworth County Deputy Sheriff stood in the driveway, responsible for crowd control and making sure only pre-screened and qualified bidders made it inside. The tension was relatively high as the bidders gathered in the living room of the home waiting for the start of the process, the requirement of being present was to have wired in or brought with them a $150,000. cashiers or certified check. I was there representing a client who was out of town on business, participating in the process over the phone. It was a little difficult to tell the exact number of “bidders” as many appeared to be accompanied by friends, family members or consultants, I would estimate the number was between 15 and 20. Out of respect to the parties involved and the fact that the property has not actually closed, the high bid was well “in excess” of $5 million just to satisfy your curiosity in case you may be regretting not attending and thinking you missed out on a chance to buy it for “a couple million”. The high bidder was a current Lake Geneva lakefront property owner who obviously had a high level of knowledge and understanding of Lake Geneva property values. The property is very impressive and in positively move in condition and even though the offering was unfurnished, the high bid actually included the furnishings and beautiful wooden boat. The level frontage and spacious lot were just under 2 acres in size and the home has both an indoor and outdoor pool so the new owner is assured of enjoying a fabulous time at the lake, no matter the season or the weather conditions outside.

There are a number of other exceptional values in the Lake Geneva lakefront real estate market at this time. A home located in Lake Geneva on over 3 acres of wooded grounds and 160′ of lake frontage with an in-ground pool, cabana and tennis court, known as the Expect A Miracle property is on the market for $6,995,000. The details are here.

The Expect a Miracle Home in Lake Geneva

Another exceptional property is located on the South Shore of Lake Geneva on Basswood Drive. The home is just over 5,000 square feet in size along with an easy to finish walkout lower level of approximately another 5,000 square feet of finish-able area. The home is located on over 3 wooded area, 200′ of ideal almost level frontage and includes an adjacent Carriage house located on a separate tax key parcel. The asking price is $5,495,000 and the details are here.

Lake Geneva lake front on Basswood Drive
If you’re in the market for a more affordable option on the water this home on Bayview Drive in Lake Geneva has been completely updated with an entire second floor addition, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, a fabulous kitchen and master bedroom suite all located on 134′ of ideal level frontage with beautiful panoramic views of the lake. The details are here.

Lake Geneva Lake Front Best Value on the market

For more details on these properties or any other Lake Geneva waterfront homes contact Bob Webster of Keefe Real Estate at 262-348-3233 or go to the best Lake Geneva web site for searching for waterfront homes at www.LakeGenevaProperty.com.

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Morel Mushroom Mania…

LG School of CookingSpring has arrived, and with it comes the celebration of the arrival of the elusive Morel Mushroom.  Join the Lake Geneva School of Cooking on Memorial Day Weekend for Morel Mushroom Mania.  Classes are being held on Friday, May 22nd, Saturday, May 23rd and Sunday, May 24th.

Chef John Bogan and his staff will provide you with everything you need and will guide you every step of the way through preparing a fabulous four-course meal showcasing the Morel.  Begin your class with Kenwood “Yulupa” Brut Sparkling Wine and Parmigiano Popovers.  Learn how to prepare dishes such as Morel Mushroom Bisque, Crab Stuffed Morel Mushrooms and Roasted Kona Crusted Chateau Briand, all in the beautiful surroundings of a professional culinary kitchen.

If you are a mushroom fan, this opportunity is not to be missed.  Don’t delay, register today!  The classes fill quickly.

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Gladiator Assault Challenge…

Gladiator Assault ChallengeLooking for a way to push yourself to the limit?  If so, there is still time to sign up for the Gladiator Assault Challenge taking place Memorial Day weekend at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva?

Test your mental stamina, strength, agility and endurance on the 5 – 7 mile course through the grounds of the Grand Geneva.  Plan to encounter rough terrain and 25+ grueling obstacles as you make your way through the course.  Challenges will be taking place on Saturday, May 30th and Sunday, May 31st.  Registered participants will each receive a Gladiator T-shirt, leather cuff, a free beer and admission into the pre and post “challenge” parties.

If you are not interested in participating in the craziness but would love to come out and cheer on the participants, you can purchase a spectator pass for $10.00.  The pass will enable you to view the activities from several vantage points along the course and will also provide you access to the “after party” which promises live music, grilled food and lots of beer.

Sounds like another fun and unique way to spend the day in Lake Geneva.  Registration is still available online at www.gladiatorassaultchallenge.com.

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Shred Fest…

Shred FestDo you have a pile of confidential papers at home that needs to be shred or burned, but you just can’t find the time or a place to properly dispose of it?

If so, you are in luck!  Walworth State Bank is hosting Shred Fest tomorrow, May 16th from 9:00 a.m. to Noon in the parking lot of their Walworth location.  The bank is offering to securely shred any residential documents at no charge, but donations to Special Olympics are appreciated.

Walworth State Bank is located at 105 State Road 67 in Walworth on the corner of Hwy 67 and County BB.  With identity theft becoming more of a concern every day, this is a great option that makes disposing of your confidential documents safe, easy and affordable.

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