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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 October 2014

I spent 4 nights at the Osthoff Resort with my wife and two year old son. First of all we loved the resort with just a couple of observations that may be a slight negitive for some. Lets start with what we loved, the rooms were large, comfortable with a large bathroom. It's a short walk into town and we...

1Thank JoeyMtravels
Blue Mounds
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Not only is this a gorgeous and exceptionally manicured property but the room we stayed in was superbly cleaned and well stocked. Very comfortable bed and pillows, wonderful full kitchen with wine glasses for our evening drink. The spa was amazing and I had the most luxurious spa treatment I have ever had. The food at Lola's for dinner was...

1Thank mysharona1970
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Reviewed 28 September 2014

Maybe it's because we were comparing this to the American Club in Kohler, the last four diamond resort we stayed at years ago, but this hotel definitely fell behind them in many ways. We expected certain touches they had, such as robes (especially when you upgrade to a room with a two person jetted tub), turndown service, etc. Not real...

3Thank PharmacySteve
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 22 September 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights with a group of 25-ish. Service was great and the staff was very accommodating! Rooms were clean and quiet despite all the noise in the hallways and courtyard. Kitchens were well stocked.

Thank Amelia G
River Forest, Illinois
Reviewed 15 September 2014

We spent a long week end at the Osthoff Resort during August. The weather was cool and raining but we had a lovely time. The resort is walking distance to a small town that has a framers market/craft show on Saturdays. Very authentic small town bars with great bar food. No, we did not eat at any of the very...

Thank Churchchix
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Reviewed 10 September 2014

This resort has something for everyone. Two outdoor pools, one in door pool and a small but nice beach with shallow water for children to enjoy. There are many room options. We had our whole family with two adult married children and one g'child. We booked a three bedroom. It had two bedrooms in the main area and a lock...

Thank peterpan00
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Reviewed 10 September 2014

Rated four diamonds by AAA. They deserved it and are working hard to maintain the rating. They accommodations provided for a conference and the running of same were excellent. Would readily visit again just for a getaway. Only suggestions would be to bring a night light as the bathroom is unlit, and for the Osthoff to improve its WiFi speed....

Thank LakeDOC66
St. Paul, MN
Reviewed 9 September 2014 via mobile

I came with my family for a business conference. We had a lovely time. This place is the real deal. The beach is beautiful and the pools are very nice. All of the workers were kind and helpful. I wish that we could've stayed longer.

1Thank twincitiestravelers
Davenport, Iowa, United States
Reviewed 8 September 2014

A friend and I were looking for something to do that both would enjoy. We settled on the Breakfast Bakery cooking class at the Osthoff. I have never had such an enjoyable experience. We spent 4 hours prepping dough our first day and 5 hours shaping and baking our second day and both took home 3 boxes of delicious bakery...

Thank Faye K
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 September 2014

We have visited this resort twice now. Never a disappointment. Luxury with friendly service in a really cute little town. Lots of outdoorsy things to do nearby. Nice slice of small town America. Will return to enjoy whenever we can.

2Thank Gemini5930

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Otto's Restaurant
Otto's Restaurant
Cuisines: American
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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.™ ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Osthoff Resort

Address: 101 Osthoff Avenue, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020-0151
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Elkhart Lake
Price Range: $342 - $469 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Osthoff Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 145
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Also Known As:
Osthoff Resort Elkhart Lake
Osthoff Hotel Elkhart Lake
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“This is a huge resort - feels like a mile from end to end. I highly recommend a lake view and a room near the restaurants or spa.”
TimothyJ746, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are very nice...”
rokno1, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Tou may find the rooms in the spa wing best; there's also a hidden gem of a hot tub in the opposite wing that some people enjoy being near.”
Milwaukeetraveler-dj, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask if they have a room with a lake view.”
JoanieM614, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a lakeview room”
FSYMP, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
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