Known as the Circus Capital of the World, Delavan, Wisconsin, was once the home base to many of the country's most famous big tops. Today, this historic hamlet continues to captivate crowds with an array of world-class entertainment, and it's considered a favorite lake destination for many in the Chicagoland area.
And Delavan's top hotel—according to TripAdvisor users—is Lake Lawn Resort, where this week's Escape gets you a one-night stay for two, Sundays through Fridays, in a Luxury Lodge King or Queen Room, plus a $50 resort credit ($109).
Or, enjoy a one-night stay for two, any day of the week, in the same sumptuously appointed room, and receive a $75 resort credit, plus two 18-hole rounds of golf ($249).
Situated along more than two miles of scenic shoreline, midway between Milwaukee and Chicago, this woodsy, recently renovated resort has been a Delavan Lake destination since 1878.
Each newly updated room still retains its rustic charm, with handcrafted wood furnishings and a cozy feel, while offering upscale amenities like deluxe 300-thread count sheets and spa-style bath products. They also come with a 32-inch flat-screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a private patio or balcony, most with lake or golf course views.
Like the circus, there's something here for everyone. Hit the links on the renowned Dick Nugent- designed championship 18-hole golf course. Set sail from the private marina, where you can rent a pontoon for a day of fishing and swimming. Or, pamper yourself poolside (there are two to choose from).
Skip the hot dogs and cotton candy and opt for fancier fare at Frontier Restaurant, where you can dine on wild mushroom fondue, jalapeño maple-glazed shrimp, and cherry wood-smoked baby back ribs—all crafted by the resort's renowned chef, David Ross. Or, keep it causal at the family-friendly Fireside Lounge, where you can belly up to the bar for a brew as you root for the Brewers on the 50-flat-screen.
Don't wait for the circus to come to town. Instead, go to town with this week's Escape.
PAID VALUE EXPIRES ON March 1, 2020
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON June 28, 2012
Lake Lawn Resort
1-Night Stay for 2, Sundays through Thursdays, in a Luxury Lodge King or Queen Room and a $50 Resort Credit ($109); or a 1-Night Stay for 2, Any Day of the Week, in a Luxury Lodge King or Queen Room, a $75 Resort Credit, and Two 18-Hole Rounds of Golf
- from $109