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The Osthoff Resort

101 Osthoff Ave, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020-1976
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20-08-20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-08-20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 hotels in Elkhart Lake
Travellers' Choice
The Osthoff Resort, in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, is a premier AAA Four Diamond resort located on 500 ft of recreational lakefront. Offering a casual atmosphere within its elegant surroundings, The Osthoff Resort provides a romantic getaway for couples, while year-round indoor and outdoor activities, provide a family with many opportunities to enjoy spending time together. Our conference center offers spacious and well-appointed ballrooms and meeting rooms to assist in the productivity of retreats and conferences for our group guests. A host of seasonal getaway packages are available providing guests varying options for a holiday vacation. Whether spring, summer, fall or winter – The Osthoff Resort is your place in the lake.™
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Tennis court
Kids club
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Regena Allen-Wilson wrote a review Yesterday
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Enjoying Birthday Fun With My 5 Year Old Daughter Jo’Nahya. My daughter had so much fun at her last birthday gift that she’s already asking if she can go back to Osthoff Resort. Planning another trip soon. #2ndHome
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Nylkoorb wrote a review May 2
Madison, Wisconsin72 contributions13 helpful votes
I’ve been to the Osthoff Resort many times, and I’m never disappointed. I love the architecture and the wooded landscape, with easy access to lake activities. The restaurants on the property offer plenty of menu options, and the spa services are a must. Can’t wait to go back.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: Ask for a lake view.
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Lynn W wrote a review Feb. 2021
1 contribution4 helpful votes
I made a reservation online in December of 2020 for a weekend get away with my daughters. When I booked the rate stated 138.00 per night for a total of 276.00. When I arrived at the resort they charged me 331.00 per night even though I had the confirmation that stated 276.00 for 2 nights. I realize that their website made an error, but I should not have had to pay for their error. Of course I got no resolve from any one at the reservations desk. I also put my complaint in writing with no response. Very disappointed with their lack of follow through as well.
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Date of stay: February 2021
2 Helpful votes
Response from Jamie Skelton, Marketing at The Osthoff Resort
Responded Feb. 24, 2021
Hello Lynn, I spoke with one of our Front Desk Managers and I'm happy to hear that she was able to explain the bill - that you had just made a partial payment (deposit towards the room) that was paid when you booked, so the remaining balance was just due. Please know that all the prices on our website are all accurate for your next visit with us - we'll be adding more spring and summer packages this week, so stay tuned! I also heard you were able to enjoy a great day at Aspira Spa! I'm sure the whirlpool was much needed on the chilly, snowy days we had. We'll see you again soon!
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andrea_christine14 wrote a review Feb. 2021
Chicago, Illinois3 contributions
My boyfriend and I have stayed here twice -- once in the summer and once in the winter. We are in love with this place. The staff, our room, the amenities. It is our happy place, and we plan to make this a twice-a-year tradition. In the summer, you can't beat the lake and lakeside bar, especially with live music on the weekend. In the winter, we cozied up at the Elk Lodge and chatted with Cassie, our awesome bartender. We rave about this resort to our friends and family. The town itself is also worth checking out! Lakeside Cafe and Paddock Club were definite highlights -- yummy food and amazing staff.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Response from Jamie Skelton, Marketing at The Osthoff Resort
Responded Feb. 18, 2021
Good morning, andrea_christine14! What a great start to my Thursday, by reading your review on the first thing of my agenda today! We often hear that many guests make it a plan to visit twice a year and I'm so happy you do too! Even as staff, we're all looking forward to the live music along the lakefront, not only by us, but also at Shore Club and Siebken's Resort. It's always nice to have three options with a short walk around the corner. We'll be sure to share your comment to Cassie as well! Thank you, for sharing all of this with our visitors and we look forward to your next visit!
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Karrie lynn wrote a review Feb. 2021
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This was our 1st time visiting the Osthoff resort. What a Wonderful relaxing time with family we had. Sitting in front of the huge fire place was cozy, warm and the other guests were friendly. All staff members were wonderful too! We look forward to our next visit!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: Lake view was beautiful!
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Response from Jamie Skelton, Marketing at The Osthoff Resort
Responded Feb. 8, 2021
Hi Karrielynnknuppel! I'm so glad you had the chance for a relaxing getaway and got to cozy up by the fire in the Elk Room. What makes our jobs so easy, are the wonderful guests who are so kind and appreciative. If we could, we would sit by that fireplace and chat with you all day! It makes us very happy that your first stay was memorable and we know that the second trip will be just as fantastic with new memories to add on. We'll see you again!
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US$253 - US$343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Osthoff Resort
Which popular attractions are close to The Osthoff Resort?
Nearby attractions include Vintage Elkhart Lake (0.4 km), Farmers Market (0.4 km), and Fireman's Park (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Osthoff Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Osthoff Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Osthoff Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Osthoff Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Osthoff Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Off the Rail Cafe, Paddock Club Restaurant, and Gessert's Ice Cream and Confectionery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Osthoff Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is The Osthoff Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Elkhart Lake.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Osthoff Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Osthoff Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Osthoff Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wade House (8.2 km).