Williams Bay is a charming village located on the West Shores of beautiful Lake Geneva. Lake Geneva was developed in the 1800’s as a retreat for the wealthy of Chicago…commonly referred to as the “Newport of the West”. Today, it remains a popular destination for thousands of people seeking a getaway. “The Bay” is among the most desirable location on Lake Geneva. Williams Bay is home to a beautiful lake side park including a beach for family enjoyment. The park also has a public boat launching facility. Friendly restaurant owners welcome guests with options from eating outside in beachwear to fine dining with delightful views. Shop owners enjoy assisting customers in their treasure-hunting. Many Williams Bay businesses are owned and operated by local families who treat you like one of their own. “The Bay” is centrally located and is minutes from both downtown Lake Geneva and Fontana.
Williams Bay is less than 10 minutes from Fontana and downtown Lake Geneva with its specialty shops and galleries. Our property is about 300 feet from the waterfront and provides great access to the 26 mile lakeshore path which leads hikers around the entire shoreline of Lake Geneva – a popular pastime. Beach passes are available for use during your stay. Several boat companies are available at the lakefront for boat, jet ski & kayak rentals. There are over 25 outstanding golf courses in the Lake Geneva area, including Geneva National and Grand Geneva, nearby. Enjoy concerts in the Summer or downhill skiing in the Winter at Alpine Valley Ski Resort within 30 minutes.
Lake Geneva is the largest and deepest lake in southern Wisconsin. At 5262 acres, 7 miles long and 135' deep at its deepest point, Lake Geneva is a cold water spring fed lake. Geneva Lake offers the most pristine, stream fed, bluewater in the Midwest and arguably the country, which attracts anglers, sailors, boaters and water sport enthusiasts alike. Leisurely cruises, on restored historic yachts and replicas of paddlewheel steamers, carry passengers past stately, lakefront, summer mansions, including impressive Victorian estates.
The Geneva Lake area features many championship golf courses, gourmet restaurants, boutique shopping, beautiful parks and sandy beaches, live music by the lake, community festivals, art fairs, hiking/biking trails (Kettle Morraine State Park),marathon/triathlon events, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, cinemas, and extensive nightlife. The winter boasts many activities such as downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, iceboating, ice fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, sledding, ice skating, ice hockey, and snow sculpture competition. And there is always the local watering hole for a delicious hot cup of chili. No matter what you are looking for, Geneva Lake will always exceed your expectations!!!