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“Big room, good food, nothing happening in town”
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Siebkens Resort
Chicago
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“Big room, good food, nothing happening in town”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

My husband and I took a trip around Lake Michigan, up Michigan, down Wisconsin, then back to Chicago. This was our last stop on the trip. We took a room in the new condo building rather than the old hotel part after reading the reviews. The bathroom is big and the walk-in shower was nice (but if you're older, wear flip flops because it was very slippery).

The room was very big and nice and had a big deck. Some of the condos in the building are for sale in that resort, and after staying in that room, I doubt I would buy one. Seemed like kind of poor construction. Some of the plugs didn't work (the one our coffee pot was plugged into and nothing we could do would make it work) and some of the light switches made loud noises when turned on. The door handle to the sliding glass door to the porch was loose and some of the 6x6 boards holding up the porch were cracked. (Just an aside.)

But as a one-night stay, the room was delightful. No refrigerator though, so if you just drove through Wisconsin and bought a bunch of cheese, get a cooler and some ice before stopping there.

The young woman who checked me in was not very helpful and kind of sour (maybe it was the end of her shift), but when I went back to get some ice (there is none available in the condo building), the other young woman (pretty with long black hair) was very helpful and friendly.

We had a great meal at the tavern and Lucas, our server, was great. We saw later, sitting on our porch, that the servers in the tavern had to run down to the main restaurant building to get all the food and drinks. They certainly got their exercise. We were tired just looking at them.

We found absolutely NOTHING to do in Elkhart Lake, but by that stage in our trip, we were happy just to veg out a little.

Room Tip: If you rent in the newer building wear flip flops in the shower. Very slippery in there.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 2011

My husband and I were on our honeymoon elsewhere in WI when he was asked to make a trip to Appleton for work detouring us to Elkhart Lake for 2 days. Given the short notice for change in plans we looked at both Siebken's and the Osthoff but settled on Siebken's because of the difference in price. ($99/night for a deluxe King room vs. $225/night for a king room).

We stayed in the newest part of the resort's property and were able to park in the underground parking lot - an added bonus but probably not the norm once the condo units are sold. The room was extremely clean with new furnishings and large bathroom.

None of the resort's restaurants were open while we were here due to it being mid-week but Osthoff's is just across the street with Otto's restaurant open 7 days a week. Not a bad compromise for the additional savings!

Room Tip: I'd pick the new units located in the building on the corner of East and S Lake rather than the...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 10, 2011

We stayed at Siebkens because we have small children, and wanted a place we could put the kids to bed and sit out on a patio or balcony and have a couple of drinks, instead of just sitting in front of a TV. We got a 2 bedroom condo, and I have to say, the pictures on the website do not relay how big the place is. It is huge, and the veranda is huge, although you can't really see the lake for the trees. During the day, the kids would run around the veranda while we ate breakfast or lunch on the table, and there was plenty of room for the kids to run around. However, at night, the place turned into a scene from the movie Arachnophobia. I suspect that the people who clean the place have not been there at night, and we looked around at all the condos, and they all looked like they needed a good power washing. We tried to sit out at night and have a couple of beers and relax, but it's hard to relax when you are surrounded by spiders. It did give us something to talk about, and we definitely were not bored. There were spider fights, and we would place bets on which one would win. There were cute little ones that we would root for to catch a bug in their web. And there were big ones-really big ones. None ever came near us, like I said, the porch is really big, and we just sat towards the middle. But by the third night we just couldn't do it again and sat inside and watched Letterman.
Besides this, we really enjoyed the place. The pool was smallish, but nice, the hot tub was clean. The beach, which is across the street, was small but nice, with a shed with beach toys for the kids. The place had a washer/dryer, which we didn't think we would use but ended up using it every day, and got to come home with clean clothes, which was great. I wake up lots of times at night and turn the TV on if I can't sleep, and there was no TV in the bedroom, which I missed, but I could have gone in the other room if I wanted.
Overall, we would come back again, it was pricey, but you do get a really nice place for the price.

Room Tip: Seemed in the office like a lot of people were upgrading from the hotel room to the condo, would def...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Siebkens Resort

Property: Siebkens Resort
Address: 284 S Lake St, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020-2135
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Elkhart Lake
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Elkhart Lake
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Siebkens is a landmark, turn-of-the-century resort purchased by Laura and Herman Siebken in 1916. Located on pristine Elkhart Lake, Siebkens is currently owned and operated by the fourth generation of the Siebken family. Guests will find relaxed surroundings, abundant with antiques, interesting people, great conversation, innovative cuisine and exciting night life. Lodging choices include deluxe and standard hotel rooms and one, two and three bedroom condominiums. Amenities include, two restaurants - The Stop-Inn Tavern and The Main Dining Room. Other amenities are Sissy's Coffee and Ice Cream Shoppe, an outdoor pool and hot tub, live entertainment in the historic Stop-Inn Tavern, meeting facilities, and our private sandy beach. Golf, shopping, water sports rentals and a day spa and salon are all within steps of the property. In our authentic resort surroundings, abundant with history, you will find interesting people, great conversations, even greater stories and a warm, friendly atmosphere. We welcome you to visit us sometime soon. You'll see why so many of our friends and guests return year after year. ... more   less 

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