Black Point Estate and Gardens evokes the sense of a time and place when urban Chicago families escaped to Wisconsin to spend lazy summer days entertaining guests on the wrap-around porch or sailing on Geneva Lake. Explore the elegant trappings of this magnificent summer estate built by Chicago beer baron Conrad Seipp in 1888 as a family getaway from the heat and bustle of the city. Today’s guestsarrive at Black Point by boat, just as the family did in a bygone era. The Estate is open for tours from May 1st – October 31st. The Estate hosts numerous special events throughout the season as well.For tickets call the Lake Genvea Cruise Line at 262-248-6206. For additional information call Black Point Estate at 262-248-1888.
262.245.7200 | 555 Hunt Club Court, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147
With panoramic views of the Gary Player designed golf course and the western shore of Lake Como, Geneva National’s rustic Hunt Club Steakhouse draws loyal diners year-round with the choicest cuts, winningest wine list and clubby ambience.
Partly visible from Highway 50 in Lake Geneva and set just inside the entrance to Geneva National, the restaurant is housed in a grand gray-and-white Palladian-style estate ensconced among a quaint gathering of cedar, maple and pine trees. Built in 1915, this gracious two-story was once home to plumbing magnate Richard Crane and a retreat for Crane Plumbing’s executives. Its finest hour yet, however, was circa 2013, when the mansion was revived and reopened as the Hunt Club Steakhouse.
Four booths and three tables in the dining room, two bar tables and nine tables in the bar area and a separate private dining room make the setting intimate. Darkly stained pine paneling, a holdover from its days as a hunt club, make it comfortable. A crackling fire, framed by a stone fireplace, creates warmth.
Focus on Excellence
A passion for superlative ingredients spans every inch of the seasonal, fresh menu — from the corn-fed Sterling Silver steaks to the New Zealand Ora King salmon. Aged a minimum of 28 days, each steak is at the top one percent of choice and prime and personally inspected before being allowed into the restaurant.
The most requested starters are the cast iron skillet of warm spinach and artichoke dip as well as the calamari. The 8-ounce filet mignon, 16-ounce ribeye, cedar-planked salmon and steak burger with truffle fries are the most popular entrées among palates, says Hunt Club manager Martha Militello, who adds that few can pass on the menu’s divine crème brûlée and tiramisu. Patrons also embrace the Club’s thematic specials — including the Monday Funday prime rib dinner and Tailspin Tuesday lobster tail — as well as half-off select wines on Wednesdays and daily happy hour from 4-6pm.
Drink to That
Known for artistically pairing food and wine, the Hunt Club hosts monthly five-course meals matched with meticulously selected wines from the evening’s featured vineyard. “All of our wines are carefully chosen by taste, structure and price to match with our distinct menu offerings,” Militello said.
The restaurant’s cellar is so ambitiously stocked that Wine Spectator magazine has eight years in a row bestowed its coveted “Best of Award of Excellence” to the Hunt Club’s acclaimed list of more than 400 selections from notable wine regions across the globe.
Touch of Comfort
As a fine dining restaurant with such high standards, a striking juxtaposition is the relaxed dress code, which Militello said jibes with the restaurant’s comfortable, cordial atmosphere. “Our servers wear denim so that whether you are stepping off the golf course or dropping in after work, you will feel at home here,” says Militello, who hopes each guest is “blown away by the feel of this wonderful old house, the high quality of the food and the dedicated service.”
Taste the Good Life at Lake Geneva’s Local Winery & Music Studio
Not your typical rustic winery, this urban property just outside downtown Lake Geneva blends small-batch, artisan-style wines on-site, where it also houses a recording studio and art gallery. Check out their live music year-round on Saturdays or schedule to partake in one of their Cork & Canvas painting classes (wine included) or sit outside and sip & savor a glass of handcrafted wine and snacks. Studio Winery has its own parking lot and is closed on Tuesdays. Check out the website for details and to make reservations.
401 Sheridan Springs Road, Lake Geneva, WI
Studio Winery Activities
Lake Geneva School of Cooking
Savor an Evening Cooked to Perfection
Whisk, chop, drink, repeat. At the Lake Geneva School of Cooking, you will relish refining your culinary skills – and savor the results. Choose between one of the scheduled daily hands-on classes or book a private event at the school, located in a charming historic parsonage downtown. Whether notice or gourmet, you will enjoy being a student of owner Chef John Bogan, who makes every class entertaining and delicious.
727 Geneva St, Lake Geneva, WI
Lake Geneva School of Cooking Features
Hands-on Cooking Classes
Outdoor Fun for the Entire Family
Nature invites you at every glance – impeccable fairways, beautiful vistas, scenic views of Lake Como, wildlife at every turn, and a community that blends seamlessly with the natural landscape.
Geneva National offers over 3.5 miles of wooded hiking and biking paths for guests to enjoy. Geneva National’s Upland, Lowland, and Grassland Trails are located in distinctively different habitats offering a variety of experiences throughout the year. You will also see an abundance of avian life be viewed in all seasons. Among the more than 100 species sighted here are the Northern Oriole, Sandhill Crane, Belted Kingfisher, Rose Breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Eastern Bluebird, Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron, Great Horned Owl, and more!
Complimentary bike rentals are available to all Geneva National Resort guests who stay at either Geneva Ridge or The Inns.
For more information on our Outdoor Activities available at Geneva National Resort, please call 262.245.7000
I Do…Want An Unforgettable Lake Geneva Wedding
Are you ready to select the perfect details for your Lake Geneva Wedding? Keep Geneva National Golf Club on your list. We enjoy hosting weddings, and our dedicated team of Wedding Coordinators look forward to assisting you in making your wedding day live up to all your dreams and expectations.
Our elegant Grand Ballroom is unlike many you will see, featuring 90 feet of windows offering a breathtaking view of Lake Como and golf courses. The Legends Room also features breathtaking views of Lake Como and the golf courses on a smaller scale. The Pavilion and Lakeview Terrace are perfect settings for your outdoor wedding in Lake Geneva, or cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Planning a more intimate Lake Geneva Wedding? Our Lake Geneva Room is the ideal location to host smaller parties – with a service that is still grand.
Please contact our Wedding Coordinator today to begin planning the wedding of your dreams.
email@example.com (262) 245-7046.