Lake Lawn Resort is a resort in Delavan, Wisconsin, United States. It is located on the shores on Delavan Lake. From Chicago, Lake Lawn Resort is about a 90 minute drive. From Milwaukee, it's almost a 60 minute drive. Lake Lawn has its own private airport. The resort is located off Highway 50 (Geneva Street), near Interstate 43. The resort started a renovation project on July 25, 2005.
The north shore of Delavan Lake, where Lake Lawn Resort resides, was occupied by Indians as early as 1000 B.C. The resort's construction unearthed many artifacts from these tribes that are currently on display throughout the resort. The first hotel was built there in 1878 as a place for members of The Mabie Circus to stay. The circus was eventually bought by Barnum and Bailey and the hotel was sold. Under the management of Barnum and Bailey It became a retreat for the employee's of Common Wealth Edison, People's Light and Coke Company and the Public Service company of Northern Illinois. At this time one of the stage elephants passed away. Being baffled by not knowing what to do the circus owners ordered that the elephant be pushed out onto the middle of the lake when it was frozen. Then when the the ice melted the elephants corpse would sink under the water. The hotel was opened to the public in 1936. In the 50's and 60's the hotel was expanded, and an indoor pool, a health club, a convention center and a restaurant were added. The resort continued to expand by adding more guest rooms, a golf course, and an outdoor pool. The resort underwent many ownership changes between 1990 and 2005. During this time the name of the hotel changed from being Lake Lawn Lodge to Lake Lawn Resort for business reasons. Each change brought upon a round of renovations to public areas, guest rooms or the golf course.So much water…So many possibilities.
At Delavan Lake, the sun never sets on the fun. We offer watersports of all varieties: everything from Pontoons for the family to speeding across the Lake with friends on a Regal Bowrider.
There’s no shortage of simpler pleasures: the lake, at 2070 acres and a maximum depth of 56 feet, makes for an idyllic swimming hole. Whether you’re looking for high-speed thrills during the day or a leisurely swim at dusk to watch the setting sun, the Lake is the spot for fun.
Variety is the spice of life. And good dining.
There are times when you have to ask yourself, “Can I really eat another incredible meal from a famous chef and his award-winning staff again?”
Sometimes you just want something a little more casual, like a dining experience the whole family can enjoy. Or maybe you just need to treat yourself to some delicious pizza and ice cream.
We understand completely. That’s why Lake Lawn Resort offers a wide range of dining experiences. From the elegant Frontier Restaurant and Lounge, featuring fabulous fare from local legend David Ross – what fine dining in Wisconsin should be-- and spectacular views of the property to the fun and lively atmosphere of the Terrace Grill and the Lookout Bar.
Of course you always have the option of our delicious in-room dining menu.