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The Osthoff Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Elkhart Lake
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 7, 2013

Fun on the lake. You do not have to travel too far from Chicago for a great resort experience. Close to town. Good drinks. Private beach. Can rent boats and go tubing. Had a great time with friends. Will definitely visit again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

I went to the Osthoff Resort for a two day conference for work. The Osthoff Resort is beautiful and the holiday decorations almost put me in the holiday spirit. A lot of time and energy is put into the facility and it was set up well for our conference. Staff is polite and attentive. The food was very good at both the conference and in Otto's restaurant. There was a large holiday shopping opportunity with over 100 vendors. However, it was outside in a heated tent and I was anxious to begin my journey home or I would have stayed a little longer to browse. I would definitely visit again!

Room Tip: A long walk from front desk to hallways to elevator to room. Older individuals should ask for a roo...
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

Staying at The Osthoff was one of my very best hotel/resort experiences. From reservation to check out, I cannot think of one disappointing thing during the entire time. I would highly recommend The Osthoff to anyone looking for a peacefull get-a-way.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

Stayed at the Osthoff for a wine pairing dinner at Lola's restaurant. It was fantastic. The room was really nice and a very comfy bed. Some other reviews say the housekeeping wasn't good but we found everything clean and neat. The staff was very friendly. Have only stayed there once before but will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

I went to a Women's Retreat with my church and honestly I didn't want to go back home. Besides the fact that I have two small kids, early morning walks at the lake, awesome, quality food provided for us by the resort and the level of service provided by the employees at the resort definitely gave me what I was looking for. It was definitely worth the short drive from Chicago and I'll look foward to when I can return.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

The Osthoff Resort is huge! It is tucked away amid lots of farmland! The customer service at the front desk was pretty good...although she could have explained a little better how to get to our room...there was construction. Once we got to the room we were very impressed. Nice big suite with full kitchen...stocked with utensils....pretty much everything you need! Nice sitting area and big bedroom. Bathroom with shower and whirlpool tub. We ordered room service for breakfast which was ok. We ate at Osso's for dinner and it was very good. Do go into Elkhart Lake and try some of the restaurants. We ate at Paddock's and it was EXCELLENT! Excellent service, excellent food! We went to Sheboygan and ate at Field to Fork....very good! It is off season right now so it was very quiet...which was fine with us! I imagine the Osthoff is very busy during peak season. We did get a couples massage at the spa....very over priced...it was nice but too expensive!!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

We decided to stay at The Osthoff resort for our weekend getaway because we had read wonderful reviews about this resort. Each review we read was spot on! This is an excellent place to go on a weekend away. We had a 1 bedroom garden view suit which was very spacious and a wonderful patio that looked out at the garden. We even had a small view of the lake. The grounds are just beautiful! The fall colors we picture perfect. Staff very friendly and the spa was AMAZING!!! We had dinner at Lola’s on the Lake which was again beautiful views of the grounds and lake. The housekeeping could do a little bit better job of dusting as the stove in our room didn’t look like it had been dusted in several weeks. The bed was not that comfy and could use new bedspread. Other than that we really enjoyed this resort.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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GoldenRule3, General Manager at The Osthoff Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2013

Dear Meggan F,

Thank you for choosing to spend your getaway weekend with us. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here at The Osthoff.

Thank you, also, for bringing a few housekeeping service issues to our attention. Your experience has been shared with the appropriate managers and will be addressed with our housekeeping staff. Regarding your bedspread, you will be pleased to know that all bedspreads, resort-wide, are being replaced with signature white cotten duvets, milled exclusively for The Osthoff, by the end of the year.

Thank you, again, for staying with us. We look forward to serving you when you return.

Sincerely,

Lola Roeh
General Manager

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Additional Information about 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: $227 - $292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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