Weekend Getaway at the Grand Geneva

Blogger Mary Krosnjar and Weekend Getaway at the Grand GenevaOk, so hear me out, I know it’s silly to think, but are you ever in need of a weekend getaway during the Summer? Every once in a while I crave a quick little getaway from the city life to something little more serene and peaceful. Anyone else? Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Chicago summers, a little peace and quiet can go a long way! The Grand Geneva is located in Lake Geneva, WI which is only 90 minutes from Chicago – it’s close enough to the city where you don’t feel like you are spending too much time traveling, but far away enough to give you that country feel. Today I’m sharing details all about my Weekend Getaway at the Grand Geneva and how I detoxed for 24 hours by the pool, at the spa and with a little archery!

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As soon as we arrived to the resort, the staff gave us a tour of the proerty and shared a little more about it’s history. Come to find out that the Grand Geneva used to be the Playboy Bunny Club back in the 70’s and had visitors like Sunny and Cher! They have a cute little window set-up dedicated to all the fun memorabilia from that time!

Blogger Mary Krosnjar wearing cream knit dress and brown waist belt
Blogger Mary Krosnjar wearing fringe open toe mules and cream knit dress
After the tour we were taken to our newly renovated Villas – they were amazing! I was drooling over the finishings all weekend! The rooms were so spacious! Our Villa had two bedrooms and a bathroom on the bottom floor, with the kitchen and another bathroom on the top. Each level had it’s own patio so there was ample space for just about anything! Check out this virtual tour of the Villas!

Once we were all settled in we made our way over to the activities area of the resort where we took an Archery 101 class and channeled our inner Katniss. It was SO much fun! Have you ever done archery before? I hit a few targets and it was extremely rewarding, ha!

Before dinner, we enjoyed the final hours of the day’s sunshine by the pool with fresh margarita’s. It was the perfect close to our day!Blogger Mary Krosnjar planning Weekend Getaway at the Grand Geneva

Date Night Dinner

Our Sunday ended with a beautiful dinner overlooking the lake at the resort’s premiere steakhouse – Geneva Chophouse. It was a night filled with seafood towers, creamed spinach and the heartiest potatoes – I was a midwestern girl in heaven! The Chophouse had a fantastic menu with produce sourced from local purveyors – I’m a BIG stickler for knowing where things come from. You gotta know what you are eating right?

For the dinner I wore this super comfortable knit dress with lots of give – I planned this strategically so that I could have room for dessert. I love this look and heres why –

Knit Dress (similar here and here) – Love this knit dress! The one I’m wearing is from H&M, but I found so many similar ones that are all under $50!

Waist Belt – A great waist belt and its under $20!

Mules – The shoes I’m wearing are from Zara and they are out of stock, but I linked a similar pair.

Weekend Getaway at the Grand Geneva
Blogger Mary Krosnjar at the Grand Geneva wearing a cream knit dress

The Morning After

Post dinner we went back to our gorgeous two-bedroom villa and crashed in our super plush beds. It took me all of two seconds to fall asleep and start dreaming of fried cheese curds. The next morning I woke up and made a cup of tea in our villa kitchen before heading off to the Grand Geneva spa. I indulged in a 60 minute signature facial that gave skin that glow it needed following a weekend away from the city! The spa was amazing too – everything was very clean and the esthetician gave great advice on skincare products and things I can do to improve my skin.

Following the spa we enjoyed a quick lunch in the Grand Cafe before heading back to reality. For more details on the accommodations and rates at the Grand Geneva click here. If you are planning an upcoming stay, use the promo code SPORTSANISTA for 30% your next stay in a Villa at the Grand Geneva. Click here for more on how to plan your Weekend Getaway at the Grand Geneva!

Photography by Iron and Honey

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