Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Abbey Resort and Spa

The Abbey Resort is a great place for a mini vacation. My "Girlfriend Group" love the accommodations and the amenities. Last weekend five of us made the trek up to the Abbey (2 1/2 hour drive from Chicago) for some pampered R&R.

Thursday afternoon we arrived at the Abbey.

There are three restrauants, The Helm (piano bar), conference facilities and gift shops all conveniently located within the Abbey complex.

The Avani Spa provides a complete menu of excellent spa services including men's and ladies' lockerrooms equipped with dry sauna and steam rooms, whirlpool and shared swimming pool. (There has been some renovation at the Abbey. More to come. To the right of the whirlpool are the steam, sauna, and swimming pool.)

We spent some time at pool side: reading, talking, chillin'. On Friday morning we ordered breakfast near.

Counter at pool area. Magazines and newspapers are available.

At the pool area, there is complimentary, fruit, coffee, tea, and juices. There are also a number of classes available for the guest.

Sis Mona as we start our walk along the lake front. It was a beautiful day. The sky was clear and it was about 45 degrees.

A few of us decided to take a walk along the lake on Friday afternoon. The sun was shinny, the sky was clear, the air a little crisp. The perfect mix for an enjoyable fall stroll around lake Geneva.

This view is of the Abbey at the end of our trek about the lake area.

Beautiful homes and condominiums are etched across the skyline along the lake front. In the surrounding area, there are some great shops and restrauants for those who want to venture beyond the resort grounds.

This is one of many mansions along the lake front area. Many of the houses were closed up for the winter. Lovely real estate.

This time around, not so many photos of the group, but a view of the Spa and lake Geneva.


  1. What a gorgeous place and the view of the lake area…just Awesome! That pic of the lake area would make a fantastic post card.

  2. What a great place to relax.
    Beautiful area!

  3. The picture of the lake alone is relaxing, so being there must've been even more so. Glad you enjoyed it. :):):):)


  4. What a funny fact. I always thought "Lake Geneva" was only in Switzerland.
    Beautiful area!
    Greetings from Switzerland,

  5. Thanks for sharing!! It was relaxing just looking at the pics :) .

  6. This looks so peaceful and definitely a place for R&R

  7. The photo of the house is just spectacular!!

  8. Thanks for the pictures and info about The Abbey! I have been to Lake Geneva once but stayed at the Grand Geneva, which wasn't as nice as the Abbey looks. My favorite quick getaway area is Union Pier/New Buffalo, Michigan.

  9. I'm so made you didn't take me with you. LOL!

  10. What a nice lil vacation! Very relaxing!

  11. Hope you had a wonderfully relaxing time. The place is beautiful.



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