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Restaurant Week | Dine in Lake Geneva for a Great Cause

Lake Geneva, WI (April 24, 2017) – Lake Geneva Restaurant Week is back to help you kick off your summer with ten days of delicious dining.  This year’s foodie-favorite event, held June 2 – 11, offers the opportunity to get together with family and friends to dine out and indulge.  Diners are guaranteed their appetites will be whet and cravings will be met with participating restaurants serving special prix-fixe meals for breakfast at $8, two-course meals for $10 at lunch and three-course meals for $25 or $35 at dinner. With twenty-five participating restaurants, there will be plenty of options for food and libations to combine with a long list of indoor and outdoor activities and events held during Restaurant Week.

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Follow these tips to get the most out of Lake Geneva Restaurant Week:

Spice it Up

More than two dozen restaurants throughout the Lake Geneva area are participating in Lake Geneva Restaurant Week. So celebrate the areas talented chefs and try something new. Chefs will be offering popular menu items as well as creating new culinary delights to enjoy. Between meals, participate in some of the events offered during Restaurant Week including oil and balsamic tastings, cooking classes, escape room mysteries, zip line and dine, golf, live music, and more.

Share the Experience

The only thing that makes a delicious meal better is sharing it with the special people in your life. Lake Geneva Restaurant Week is the perfect time to connect with old and new friends and family.

Pick Your View

From restaurants set in luxury resorts to those overlooking the lake to those in the walkable downtown area and everything in between, the choice is yours when it comes to view and ambiance. Check the detailed list of participating restaurants and their menus for a variety of fine dining, family friendly, bistros, and pub and grill options.

Plan Ahead

Reservations are highly encouraged as this event attracts thousands of residents and visitors. Some restaurants will take reservations by phone, website and OpenTable, whereas others do not take advance reservations. Details are available in the restaurant profiles on the Restaurant Week website.

Stay for a Night or Two

Several area resorts and hotels are offering special packages that include savings or extra amenities during your Restaurant Week stay. This is a reason for a long weekend or arrive mid-week for less competition for your restaurant reservations.

Support Your Favorite Cause

Lake Geneva Restaurant Week features a unique charitable aspect to the dining experience, the Charity Check, which allows you to vote for a participating charity to receive a $5,000 donation. So at the end of each meal, cast your ballot to support your favorite cause. Sponsored by Lake Geneva Country Meats, this year’s non-profit organizations are Black Point Estate & Gardens, Lakeland Animal Shelter, Lake Geneva Youth Camp, Never Say Never, Side by Side, and United Way of Walworth County.

For more information on the delicious Lake Geneva Restaurant Week or help planning your getaway, call (800) 345-1020 or go to www.visitlakegeneva.com.

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About Lake Geneva

Situated on the shores of Geneva Lake in southeast Wisconsin, the Lake Geneva area is a four-season recreation, resort and meeting destination easily accessed from Chicago and Milwaukee. Steeped in rich history, the area is known for its beautiful estates built by Chicago notables after the Great Chicago Fire. Many of these early mansions, and newer modern homes, can be viewed by walking along the areas one-of-a-kind, 21-mile Geneva Lake Shore Path.

Those who escape to the Lake Geneva area find pristine surroundings in every season and a wealth of leisure activities including three season golfing, on the water options, spas, boutique shopping, events and entertainment. From luxury resorts to quaint bed and breakfasts and plenty of dining choices, there are options to fit the needs of every type of visitor. Plan your visit by calling (800) 345-1020, visiting www.VisitLakeGeneva.com or by downloading the VISIT Lake Geneva app.

About VISIT Lake Geneva

The official Chamber of Commerce and destination marketing organization for the Lake Geneva area, VISIT Lake Geneva promotes the economic development of the area by increasing visits from tourists and business travelers, which generates overnight lodging and increases customer traffic for restaurants, retail, attractions and events. VISIT Lake Geneva provides meeting and event support and increases the visibility of the area via VISITLakeGeneva.com and the Official Lake Geneva Visitors Magazine. A non-profit, VISIT Lake Geneva is funded through a combination of room tax, partnership dues, grants, sponsorship and advertising co-ops.

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Keefe Real Estate is a proud sponsor of Lake Geneva Restaurant Week.

Welcome Diamond Mortgage

Earlier this year, Keefe Real Estate entered into a strategic partnership with Diamond Residential Mortgage Company.  Diamond has been a part of the Keefe family over the past two years and, moving forward, they will become an increasingly more prominent part of our office.

Christine Clark, Division President, and her team at Diamond have developed relationships with many of our agents and have already worked a number of deals with them.  In addition to our agents trusting Diamond, the Keefe leadership team has gotten to know Diamond’s senior management team and both are excited about this partnership.

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Christine Clark, Division President

 

Diamond began on the foundation of creating a more family-orientated business.  This family-focus made the partnership between Keefe and Diamond an easy decision.  Both companies are family owned and share similar missions of providing top notch service to customers, while making a difference in the communities we work in.

Additionally, Diamond provides a focus on creating products that agents AND customers are asking for.  To top it off, they provide great service and ease of access.  We couldn’t ask for better partners to help both businesses move forward.

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We’re looking forward to a strong partnership with Keefe and Diamond!

 

 

 

Keefe Knows and Shows Over 40 Public and Private Lakes Near IL/WI Border

Ever dream you could just jump in the car in and be at your own lakeside retreat in under two hours?

If so, that’s a wish that can come true – more easily than you might think.

“People are often surprised to learn that there are more than forty public and private lakes in Southeastern Wisconsin, nearly all within one or two hours of Chicago’s North Shore,” said Chris Devincentis, Vice President -Managing Broker of Keefe Real Estate, which specializes in Wisconsin’s Southern Lakes Country.  “We are lakefront specialists, and our agents offer buyers access to a huge variety of public and private lakes across three counties.”

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Keefe, which is headquartered in Lake Geneva and has six additional Southeastern Wisconsin offices, has been a trusted name in vacation home real estate since 1943.  The large family-owned independent brokerage company has long been the go-to resource for Illinois lake-lovers of all kinds – from sailors to powerboaters, canoeists to fishermen, beach-lovers to nature enthusiasts.

“Our area offers lake living for almost every lifestyle and interest, and budget, too,” said DeVincentis, who has lived and worked in the Lakes Country area for over twenty years.

The biggest and best-known lakes are Geneva Lake and Delavan Lake.  Keefe covers these popular lake areas with extensive reach – and their generations-old networks often afford their clients access to rare finds and opportunities even before they come to market.  Each of these lakes has its own Yacht Club, and several private Lake Associations offer a strong sense of community, even for part-timers.  The most lavish of lakefront homes on Geneva Lake are priced in the millions, with private piers and swimming areas among just a few of potential luxury amenities.  But, there are also smaller homes, townhomes and condos on and off the water, in a wide range of prices, too.  The same is true on Delavan Lake, another coveted destination for Chicagoans for generations.  Another large lake option popular with sailors is Lake Beulah, about a half hour north of Lake Geneva, with its own Yacht Club, too.

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For those seeking medium-sized lakes, there are many to choose from, each with its own unique feel, value and identity.  For example, north of Delavan and Elkhorn is the ever-popular Lauderdale Lakes chain, and beyond that is Whitewater Lake, among many others.  Back to the east is Browns Lake, Eagle Lake, Tichigan Lake and Wind Lake. Along the state-line is Twin Lakes, Powers Lake and Paddock Lake.

Some of the lesser known treasures of the region are the myriad small lakes that afford quiet respite and gorgeous views, and where the residents enjoy lakefront recreation from small piers and beaches, and traverse the water on paddle-boats, canoes and kayaks.  Some of these, like Turtle Lake are public. Others, like Blue Spring Lake, are private communities.  There are also many individual country retreats which feature spring-fed swimming ponds, fishing holes, creeks and wetlands, all of which provide beautiful nature vistas and private wildlife viewing every season of the year.

For more information, visit KeefeRealEstate.com or call 800-616-0537 to speak with one of their knowledgeable agents about the area.

VALENTINE’S DAY IN LAKE GENEVA!

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Valentine’s Day in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is always a great time. Looking for fun things to do in Lake Geneva during this time? Look no more. Thanks to www.visitlakegeneva.com Keefe Real Estate has all the details of items you need to make your Valentine’s Weekend in Lake Geneva everything you are looking for. (Oh, and it’s a three day weekend too!)

FROM VISIT LAKE GENEVA!

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa (Valentine’s Special) – Package includes an overnight stay in a deluxe lake king guestroom, $100 dining credit, hand-made chocolate truffles delivered to your room, and a 20% discount on full price spa services.

Hampton Inn (Sweetheart Package) – Package includes two night stay, $50 gift certificate to Charley O’s or Pier 290, a bottle of champagne & chocolates in your room upon arrival, and their on the house Hot Breakfast.

Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva (Valentine’s Day Package) – Package includes one night stay, box of chocolates, $50 dining certificate to Sprecher’s, and continental breakfast.

Lake Lawn Resort (Valentine’s Sweetheart Getaway with Couples Massage) – Package includes two nights lodging in a Lakewood or Lodges Single King or Double Queen guest room, one 50-minute Couples Massage in the new Calladora Spa, and Valentines Sweetheart dinner in the Frontier Restaurant.

The Abbey Resort (Date Night Package) – Package includes overnight stay, admission to the Avani Spa, fitness center, & all aerobics classes, Avani Spa gift, nightly turndown service, in-room movie, champagne & truffles delivered to your room, and a complimentary appetizer with dinner at Fontana Grill or The Waterfront.

While you’re in the area, check out one of the local wineries – like Staller Estate Winery & Northleaf Winery – or any one of the great local theaters.  Even if an overnight stay is not in your budget, you can enjoy a romantic night out at a great local restaurant.  For details on these attractions & more specials, visit us online at www.visitwalworthcounty.com or call 800-395-8687!