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“A nearby getaway” 4 of 5 stars
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The Osthoff Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   101 Osthoff Avenue, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020-0151   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Elkhart Lake
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Deerfield, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A nearby getaway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We visited the Osthoff in March '12. We spend 5 days there and for the most part had a great experience. We tried to get there before dark, as it is off the beaten path and the signage was virtually non-existent. Although it is a straight shot north on the highway, once you hit those county roads, watch out! The hotel is charming and the staff friendly and attentive. However, we were there offseason (which we knew) and the restaurants shared hours, so there wasn't much choice, until the actual weekend. The food is very good though!!! The room was large and very clean. The view was beautiful; overlooking the lake and walking path.
The spa was fabulous, until the weekend, when it was crowded and very noisy with ladies enjoying their girls weekend, completely unaware, or caring, there were others trying to enjoy theirs.
We will try it again, as it did help us unwind, but we would not include a weekend due to the noisy spa and we'd go in a different season, perhaps late spring or in the fall.

Room Tip: We had an end room overlooking the lake. The view was beautiful and it was very quiet. Even with t...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

The company I was interviewing with placed me here for a few days. We stayed in a room with kitchenette and it was great, fulfilling every need. The five days we were there the staff helped us with every request, the grounds were tremendous and the restaurants were great. May have been able to just stay on site and left happy, had we not had work to do!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wausau, WI
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Myself and 7 of my girlfriends shared the 3 bedroom lakeview suite for two nights this past weekend. The room was amazing, spacious with comfortable furnishings and beautiful bathrooms. There were three bathrooms and three bedrooms with a king bed in each of them. Plenty of room for 8 women to enjoy the weekend.
The grounds of the Osthoof are beautiful, reminded us of the resort from the movie Dirty Dancing. The weather was beautiful, 75 degrees in April, so we were able to get out and walk around on some of the trails. I would love to go back in the summer to rent a pontoon and enjoy the lake.
I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Choose a lake view room, such an amazing view.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

It's only Oasis in the middle of what feels like nowhere....lovely views...compfy condo type rooms and you can cook in them if you'd like. I've been to a few retreats and the meetings rooms are nice too. Nice rooms for groups to have a reception. Enjoy!

Room Tip: all the rooms are nice.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Waterford, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

Had another girls weekend (Gathering of Goddesses). The Osthoff was again key in making the weekend as great as it was. Right off the bat we needed an ingredient that we forgot and called the front desk asking if one of the restaurants might be able to supply it. Within a few minutes, there was a knock at the door and our unusual request was met. We had a wonderful weekend. The staff was fantastic (as always). What can I say that I haven’t said before about the Osthoff. Lovely accommodations, lovely staff, lovely hotel. All six ladies in our group wanted to stay longer. Out on the town we were again surprised at the great food served at the Brown Baer. Had the chicken salad on pita bread – delicious! Crab cake sandwich was great as always.

Can’t wait for next spring!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Broadview, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

This will be our third time and our family has grown since the last. We all wish we were there already. Going in Aug. again and this time with two more grandkids. It is a super place for all of us and town is in blocks from the place. Shops are quaint and Ice cream shop is delicious. We have a three bedroom unit set up and all 9 of us can't wait. Perfect place for activities and also rest. Everything is right there. No driving needed. We have stayed away to long. Three years away from this resort is too long. We should come every year.

Room Tip: We have been inside or Lakeside and this time we wanted a change to see the difference so we set up...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milwaukee, WI
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108 reviews 108 reviews
54 hotel reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

The Osthoff is a nice property, I have been coming here for a spa weekend every year for the past 6 years! It is a beautiful location right on the lake, and there are a few good restaurants within walking distance if you want to try something outside of the hotel. The suites are spacious and perfect for a family or girls getaway. We often enjoy wine and snacks on the balcony overlooking the lake.
The Aspira spa is just as nice as many other spas I've been to around the world, I specifically like the room with the hot tub/jacuzzi. The services are normally very good, and we enjoy the spa lunch.
Definitely get a lakeview room, it's well worth the extra $40 or so.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 101 Osthoff Avenue, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020-0151
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Elkhart Lake
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Elkhart Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Osthoff Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 145
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 
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Osthoff Resort Elkhart Lake
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