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“A Wonderful Family Resort” 5 of 5 stars
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The Osthoff Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Elkhart Lake
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Family Resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The hotel is almost all suites, from one bedroom to three bedroom. All of them have a small kitchen with range, full fridge and dishwasher. Families will love the three bedroom with two of the bedrooms and a bathroom on an upper level - the living space is huge.
There are two restaurants (and others nearby), a beach, bike and boat rental, two outdoor pools and one indoor, a nice little exercise room, and a small lagoon where you can fish.
The staff is very helpful and responsive to your needs. They will even find a babysitter for you.
We will do our 50th wedding anniversary there with all four of our families.
If you begin a stay on Sunday or Monday, they offer a third night free.

Room Tip: Take a lakeside suite for the best view.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Don L
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We fell in love with the Osthoff so much we had our wedding there this past weekend. The staff is very accommodating to ensure you have a great stay. We are planning to come back each summer to enjoy the lake activities and to unwind!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Endless activities in lovely surroundings with outstanding food and drink!! Our room was spacious with three tvs and a balcony. Perfect size for our family of seven. The water sports were great as we're the beach and pools. My only suggestion would be to hang a huge clock outside by the rentals so we could make sure we returned equipment on time. Every meal was excellent. The beach bar poured generously! The kids said it was our best vacation ever!!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We stay at the Osthoff several times a year and always have a great time! It's a relaxing and fun time for kids and adults. We have young kids and they enjoy the boat rentals (paddle boats, kayaks, etc), beach (which is very clean and shallow for little ones), pools, fishing, bonfire, etc. The lake is beautiful and we enjoy the live music on the weekends and the easy walk into town to visit the shops and restaurants.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank jen s
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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Upon arrival our room was upgraded. What a pleasant surprise!

Room was very nice. Loved the view of the lake and the ponds. Pillows were very comfortable.

Elkhart Lake is a beautiful community. Would stay at the Osthoff again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank MyLadyWI
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Naperville, Illinois
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The hotel is a little expensive for what you get, but they have very nice rooms with good service. The scenery is beautiful in the area. The pool is basic and the food was good in the hotel. I would recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed July 2013
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1 Thank popocass
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We stayed at the Osthoff for 5 nights, during the FCA event. We had a 1-bdrm. condo in the south building, at first very disappointing when we discovered the A/C unit was in the living room, without a second one in the bedroom. The staff was wonderful in adding a portable window A/C in the bedroom in short order. The room was clean and well-equipped. Extra towels, dishwashing soap and paper towels were provided when leaving a note for housekeeping.

The layout of the hotel can make for long walks, so if you're attending functions in the conference area be sure to ask for a room closer to the main building.

Can't say enough about the staff. Everyone was smiling, helpful and followed through even with a completely full hotel.

Room Tip: South building 1 bedroom condos do not have A/C in the bedroom.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Swelldame
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Property: The Osthoff Resort
Address: 101 Osthoff Ave, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020-1976
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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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