Welcome to Walworth County's Country & Equestrian Estates
Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago are thriving metropolises teeming with professional and recreational energy. However, when you need a respite from the sheer busyness of city life, the county's country life offers a relaxed, sophisticated atmosphere soothes the mind, body, and soul. Located in Walworth County in the lush Southeastern section of the Dairy State, these privately situated properties offers visitors and residents the ultimate in quiet and seclusion.
What to Love
- The abundance of natural splendors
- An approachable, warm, welcoming energy
- Private estates with sweeping views
- Proximity to Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison
Residents relish the outdoors and ample time in nature. Horseback riding, hiking, biking, fishing, golf, and cross-country skiing are widely enjoyed by residents living in the country and equestrian properties. The region appeals to retirees, professionals who work remotely, and families who cherish a low-key lifestyle.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Walworth County boasts an array of impressive eateries. 2894 On Main
, located in the picturesque village of East Troy, is beloved by visitors and locals alike. Casual decor and an inviting ambiance serve as the perfect backdrop for a delicious breakfast of hot-off-the-griddle blueberry pancakes and lattes prepared with Stone Creek coffee.
Those who want a taste of Wisconsin’s storied history needn’t look any further than Wilmot Stage Stop
. The famed steakhouse is rumored to be the oldest dining and taproom in the state. Specializing in traditional, expertly-prepared fare, the menu here teems with high-quality, charcoal-broiled steaks, fresh seafood, and homemade desserts. Its prime location in a lovingly-restored former inn that dates back to 1848 adds to its allure.
You’ll discover another winner in Trevor. Colony House Restaurant
is a lively supper club that features a range of hearty dishes, such as spinach and artichoke dip, porterhouse steaks crowned with sauteed mushrooms, and pan-seared chicken in chardonnay cream.
Ye Olde Hotel Bar & Restaurant
is just as delightful. Located in the heart of Lyons, the tavern and eatery are tucked into a structure that dates back to 1860. Cold water lobster, broiled salmon, and mushroom-stuffed meatloaf are just a few of the gems on their menu. And when residents of Walworth County have a craving for Southern cuisine, they head to the aptly named The Southern Stop
in Genoa City, which features Creole dishes that evoke New Orleans with dishes such as fried okra, hushpuppies, and Cajun chicken gumbo. From The Duck Inn
to East Troy Brewery
, the region is alive with wonderful venues.
Things to Do
Residents throughout Walworth County can indulge in an array of outdoor recreational activities, community events, and festivals.
For locally-harvested produce, homemade baked goods, and artisan treats, locals convene at the East Troy Farmers’ Market in Village Square Park
. Here, residents can sample kettle corn, grass-fed beef, fresh-cut flowers, Farmer John cheese, maple syrup, raw honey, and more. Similar treasures can also be found at The Elegant Farmer
, which features an assortment of gourmet popcorn, sumptuous pies, handcrafted jams, preserves, and caramels.
The region’s rolling countryside also lends itself to vibrant annual fairs, such as the Kenosha County Fair
and the Walworth County Fair
, two annual, hotly-anticipated events featuring delectable foods, arts and crafts, and thrilling rides.
When winter hits, residents have a flurry of ways to savor time in the snow. For one, Alpine Valley Resort
is an optimal spot to exercise your passion for snowboarding and skiing, while Wilmot Mountain Ski Resort
offers skiing and snow tubing opportunities.
Country & Equestrian Estates is near several notable institutions, including: