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More Things to do

We are located in the county seat, so there is almost always something fun and interesting going on around here. Below we list a few activities that might be of interest and dates around which they typically occur but advise you to check the links to the calendars below for more activities and to confirm dates, or call to make sure the businesses are still active.

Antique Shops, Flea Markets, and Thrift Stores (these change periodically so please call first):
~Antique Flea Market at the County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn: Fabulous Antique Market:  May, June, Aug & Sept.
~A Plus Antiques & Auctions - - (262) 728-1844
~Barnyard Bonanza at the County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn: Jan-Mar
~Circle of Friends, Thrift store that sometimes gets antiques, 630 Court Street, Elkhorn, WI & 831 Green Ridge Court, Mukwanago. 262-723-8177. Proceeds from sales support a variety of charitable causes in the area, across the country and around the world.
~Elkhorn City Rummage Sale: June
~Happy Consignment:; 18 S. Wisconsin Street, Elkhorn
~Remember When Antiques & Collectibles: 313 E. Walworth Avenue, Delavan, Wisconsin, (262) 728-8670. There is an antique store across from them.
~9 lives Boutique, thrift store benefitting the Lakeland Animal Shelter (no kill) has lovely items and great prices. 835 Geneva Street, Lake Geneva, 262-248-3122 – I love this place!
~Geneva Street Antiques: - 821 Geneva Street, Lake Geneva (262) 348-9300
~Lake Geneva Antique Mall: 829 Williams Street, Lake Geneva - (262) 248-6345
There are at least two antique stores on Main Street in Williams Bay.
~Maxwell Street Days Flea Market Mukwonago, June-September.

Beach: Yes, with sand and everything just a 3-minute drive up the road from us (turn right out of the driveway and right on to LaGrange Drive). It is a semi-private beach open to residents (and their guests). We will provide towels, and snacks (with advance notice) should you desire them, and a pass for entry.

Boat & Kayak Rentals: The Boat House of Lauderdale Lakes:, 262-742-3898; Delavan Lake Pontoon Rentals:, 262-728-5540; Marina Bay Boat Rentals:, 262-248-4477; Mulligan's Island Boat Rental:, 262-249-1979;
Kayak Rentals: Aura Outfitters in Delavan:, 262- 725-1360; Codie's Kayaking and Canoeing, Lake Geneva, 262-221-0769; Clearwater Outdoor,, Lake Geneva, 262-348-2422.

~Breweries: Duesterbeck's Brewing Company, N5543 County Road O, Elkhorn, WI,262- 729-9771, ; 
~Geneva Lake Brewing Company, 750 Veterans Park, 262-248-2539,;
~Second Salem Brewing Company in Whitewater, 111 W. Whitewater Street, 262-473-2920.

Christmas Santa Train: Generally, the weekend after Thanksgiving and the first three weekends of December

Christmas Parade: First Saturday in December, Elkhorn town square, after all Elkhorn is known as the Christmas Card town because it has been featured on Hallmark cards.

Classic Car Shows: First weekend in August, Elkhorn County Fair Grounds:

Community Theater: All within 15-20 minutes of Ye Olde Manor House Located in Elkhorn Located in Lake Geneva U Wisconsin Whitewater Theater/Dance Department. : Link to theater companies in nearby communities including a Whitewater theater company, Royal Oaks Production, that will organize a mystery evening for groups. The link has a number of community theaters, those most closely located to Ye Olde Manor House are copied above. It is best to check the websites of the theater companies listed on the Madstage website to find the most current schedules.

~Alpine Valley: throughout the summer
~Bluegrass festival, Sept, East Troy:
~Concerts in the Park: Lake Geneva: July-August:
~Music by the lake: Concerts are held June-August:
~Rock the Barns: October-March, Elkhorn:

County Fairs/Festivals: Yes, County Fairs. They do still happen, and we have one once a year over Labor Day weekend in Elkhorn at the county fairgrounds:

Crafts: Nailed It DIY Studio, where you can make signs and other fun projects:

Festivals--Art & Craft Fairs & Other Festivals:
~Arts and Crafts Fair, East Troy, June:;
~Art in the Park in Lake Geneva, August!
~Venetian Arts and Craft Festival in Lake Geneva, the third week of August:
~Maxwell Street Days Lake Geneva, August
~Kettle Moraine Studio Tour, Every fall.
~Octoberfest: October, Elkhorn's town square; http://www/
~Holiday Craft Show, November, Elkhorn:

Dancing Horses and Animal Gardens: Dancing Horse show and petting farm. They also have a famous parrot...yes, a famous parrot who appeared in a nationally televised Volkswagen commercial. in Delavan 5065 State Road 50: 262- 728-8200

Food Events:
~Burger Throwdown: May, Lake Geneva
~Chocolate Festival: in May , Burlington:;
~Cheese, Pies, and more: The Elegant Farmer has food events throughout the year, including popcorn, maple syrup, pie and cherry celebrations January through March and cheese celebrations and an ice cream social during the summer months, and apple and pumpkin picking in the fall.;
~Corn and Brat days: Generally the last weekend in July first weekend in August, Elkhorn:
~Dairy Breakfast: June, Elkhorn
~Food Truck Festival: May, Veterans Park, Elkhorn
~Pork Chop Cookout, June Elkhorn
~Rib fest, July, Elkhorn:
Jr. Beef Steak Cookout, July, Elkhorn:  ~
~Taste of Lake Geneva, September, Flat Iron Park
~Wine Festival, Lake Geneva: April

Fishing: Rushing Waters Trout Fishing N301 County Road H, Palmyra, 800-378-7088(15-20 minutes away). They also have a restaurant. There is also fishing in the Lauderdale Lakes just across the road from us.

Golfing (within 5-10 minutes of YOMH): Evergreen Golf Course,, N6246 US Highway 12, Elkhorn, WI, 262-723-5722; Lauderdale Lakes Golf Course, N7498 Country Club Drive, Elkhorn, WI, 262-642-1690 (across the road from us)

Hiking, Biking, Cross Country Skiing, Runs: We are a 6-minute drive from the Kettle Moraine State Park where you can hike, bike, and cross country ski, depending on the season. There are also various races, marathons, triathlons and mega marathons (yes mega and I'm talking 50 and 100 miles), throughout the year. In fact, there is a 100 mile endurance run over a weekend in June...because that is how long it takes to run this race! There are also 38 mile, 50k and 100k races that same weekend:

Historic Tour: Old World Wisconsin/ (10 minutes away)—It is really very interesting—they have homesteads from the various groups of people who settled in Wisconsin, a blacksmith, general store, a farm and activities throughout the year, including a wine and food festival with wineries from around the state showcasing their products. They also have many events throughout the year from farmhouse dinners to historic beer brewing:

Horseback Riding within 15-20 minutes of Ye Olde Manor House Best to call first so that you don't have to wait for a guide:
~Fantasy Hills Ranch Limited, (262) 728-1773, 4978 Town Hall Road, Delavan, WI 53115.
~Kettle Moraine Ranch
(262) 594-2122, W379 S9446 Hwy. S, Eagle, WI 53119 (Go 67N to Hwy S; turn left)
~Rancho del Rio
(262) 594-5131, S103 W36093 Hwy. 99, Eagle, WI 53119
~Swinging "W" Ranch
(414) 594-2416, S75 W36004 Wilton Road, Eagle, WI 53119

Horse Shows—If you'd rather watch horses than ride them, we have horse shows at the County Fair Grounds nearly every weekend from May - Oct

Hot Air Balloon Rides:

Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my: There is an animal sanctuary, Valley of the Kings, about 27 minutes from us. The owners rescue and provide a safe retreat for exotic and other animals: 262-736-9386; You need to contact them in advance of visiting.
~I know it sounds crazy, but there is also a safari in Lake Geneva: And, Llamas (or alpacas...I really don't know the difference; they are both adorable), horses, ponies, sheep and donkeys and let us not forget the cows: can frequently be seen grazing in fields that bucolic or what? There is also an alpaca farm about 15-20 minutes from us which has a gift shop:

Magic Show: Yes, there is magic and you can see it in Lake Geneva at the Tristan Crist Magic Theater:

~Queen Nails: 24 S. Wisconsin Street, 262-743-1868
~US Nail: 58 W. Market Street, Elkhorn, 262-723-1030
~Rockwell Salon: 11 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn, 262-379-1589
~Salon 67: 400 Seymour Court, Elkhorn, 262-723-4467

Massage Therapy—All within 10-20 minutes and some* will make Manor House visits
~Chiron Massage and Reiki, LLC: Thereasa Wirkus, 262-379-2022, Elkhorn
~Essential Yoga & Fitness*: 262-949-9642
~Eve Moora* 262-374-3818—Elkhorn
~Megan Zytkiew* 262-729-5311--Trigger point therapy; Swedish massage
~Anna Pearce* 815-276-2423—Life in Motion
~Rita's Wells Street Salon 262-248-3970
~Healing Muscle Therapy* 262-515-7035
~Jasmine Salon and Spa: 262-581-4742
~White House Salon and Spa: 245-5171

Quilting: We are happy to host quilting groups. Below are quilting supply shops in Elkhorn: The Quilting Connection:; Sawdust and Stitches:

Restaurants & Supper Clubs (we've listed those that we've visited and/or our guests have and thought were good)
~Annie's Burger Town: Very casual. Fish Fry on Fridays. Has a carhop in the summer. 262-723-3250; They have fried veggies as well and will deliver.
~The Black Sheep – --located in Whitewater (about 15-20 minutes north of us), the Black Sheep's chef was on a food network competition and won. 262-458-4751. Generally has a vegan/vegetarian selection on the menu
~Cafe Calamari: Italian restaurant in Williams Bay about 20 minutes south of us. Our guests who've been there rave about it.
~Brissago – --- Italian --Lake Geneva--slightly upscale (about 20 minutes south of us)-262-558-3417
~Calabria – nice Italian restaurant about 10 minutes away in Elkhorn, a block away from the town square. They will also prepare really delicious Mexican food--how's that for versatility? They generally have a vegan/vegetarian selection(s) on the menu.
~The Chop House – Upscale steakhouse—Lake Geneva
~The Dinner Train -- 262-642-3263
~Fiddlesticks – --casual, nice decor, and very good food (website only shows the lunch menu; they are only open for dinner on Friday night). In addition to the fish fry they have other entrees—beef, chicken, pasta, etc., and one of the best veggie burgers we've ever had (about 5 minutes south of us)
~Heart & Sol Cafe--, casual, fresh, tasty healthy fare, including vegan and vegetarian suggestions.
~Holy Cannoli: very nice Italian restaurant 2 minutes away on US highway 12. Our guests who've been there rave about it. They have a few vegetarian and vegan selections
~Lake House Bar and Grill: This is a relatively new restaurant and we don't have any intel on it yet. The owners are quite nice though and that counts for something...N7033 US Highway 12, 262-742-3300,
~Lauderdale Landing: W5625 West Shore Drive, 262-495-8711, Our guests who've been her like the food and the view.
~Los Tres Hermano: nice Mexican restaurant located on the town square at 31 N. Wisconsin Street, Elkhorn, 262-379-1658
~Moys – Good Chinese restaurant about 10 minutes away in Elkhorn on the town square; will make anything with tofu.
~Pizza Ranch: Serves pizza and other meals; located about 5 minutes from here and will deliver:; 262-723-7880
~Sabai Sabai has delicious Thai food, sushi, and outdoor dining during the summer. 262-812-4114
~Sperinos—Italian restaurant located about 5 minutes from us.; 262-723-2222
~Someplace Else is located on the town square and has a nice selection of tasty items. ; 262-723-3111
~Super Burrito is a Mexican restaurant/grocery store that serves delicious Mexican food. It has a few tables on the side of its supermarket and has takeout. (262) 723-3933
~The Trout House at Rushing Waters Fishery N301 County Road H, Palmyra, 800-378-7088 (15-20 minutes away)

Supper Clubs near Elkhorn
In Delavan:
~The Village Supper Club:
~The Duck Inn: --an historic restaurant about
In Palmyra:
~The Nite Cap InnGuests told us this place has delicious fried chicken.
In Lake Geneva:
~Anthony's Steak House –

Retreats: We gladly host retreats and group gatherings of all types and can develop customized retreats for you and your friends, colleagues and family.

Rodeo: August, Elkhorn Fair Grounds

Rummage Sales: Keep your eyes peeled; there are always several all summer and sometimes city wide sales, which are reported on the electronic calendar of events (link above)

Scrapbooking: We are happy to host scrapbooking retreats. Scrapbook suppliers near Elkhorn: Joann Fabric and Crafts, 262-249-0371

Snow Sculpting: US National Snow Sculpting Competition, January

Swimming Pool: Right here on the premises. It is indoor and heated to between 84-88 degrees. You can listen to satellite radio or your IPod while you swim, and we have water doesn't get much better than that.

Taxis/Shuttles/Car Services:
~Yellow Cab of Walworth County: 262-378-9177
~Lakes Area Taxi: 262-248-4770
~Senior Cab: 262-949-8294
~Area Lakes Limousine: 262-949-8294
~Luxury Transportation 262-203-6970
~Go Riteway 800-236-5450 (ridiculously expensive)
~Uber: usually gets here in 15 minutes(about ½ the price of Go Riteway)

~Four Lakes Athletic Club, 351 E. Morissy Drive, Elkhorn, 262-743-2000 has 6 indoor tennis courts: day passes are available for the courts and the 65,000sq ft gym; 18.00 for the court.
~Sunset Park, 320 Devendorf Street, Elkhorn, Wisconsin 53121, 262-723-2279, has 6 outdoor tennis courts. They will organize exercise classes to groups upon request.

Trains: If you like to look at and ride trains then the East Troy Train Museum is the place for you: There is also an annual train show in Delavan mid- March (March 21-22, 2020):

Wineries and Orchards: Most are within 10-15 minutes of Ye Olde Manor House
The Apple Barn has orchards for picking fruit as well as an award winning winery -- W6384 Sugar Creek Road, Elkhorn 262-728-3266: Directions: Left out of Driveway. Take a right onto Market Street (at McDonalds). Left turn on Voss Road. Right Turn onto Hwy H. Left turn onto Sugar Creed Road (watch for sign). Apple Barn is 2 miles on right. Parking lot on right.
~Quednow's Heirloom Apple Orchard is a wonderful family owned orchard with over 100 varieties of heirloom apples. They also sell cider and if you are lucky, honey, cider donuts and apple pie (yum!). Coming from Ye Olde Manor House, turn right on County Road ES and you'll be there in a flash. 262-642-9735
~Staller's is an award winning winery: They periodically pair their wines with special dinners at the Black Sheep Restaurant and posts the schedule on their website.608-883-2100: Left out of driveway, Go to County Road A. Take a Right Turn on A. Go about 10 miles and Staller is on your right across from the Duck Inn. 608-883-2100
~The Elegant Farmer is food shop and orchard. They beat Bobby Flay in a pie cooking throw down a few years back and are known for their paper bag pies.
~Valley View Berry Farm – strawberry/raspberry farm. On highway 50 between here and 94. They also have pumpkin picking in the fall.

Yarn Shops
~Artistic Fibers, 324 N. Pine St., Burlington, WI, 262-757-0960,
~Earthcare Suri Alpacas, LLC, 146 N. Honey Lake Road, Burlington, WI , 262-534-4091,
~Linda's Yarns, 2075 Division St., East Troy, WI. 262-642-5205
~Needles n Pins, Delavan, @9034 County Rd A, Delavan, WI, 608-883-9922,
~Studio S Fiber Arts, W8903 County Rd. A, Delavan, WI 608-883-2123,

For the adventurous among you, there are two ziplining facilities in Lake Geneva:  ~Lake Geneva Canopy Tours, 262-242-9871, and
~Tree Top Trek, 262-325-8299,