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“Pretty and Clean”
Review of The Osthoff Resort

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The Osthoff Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Elkhart Lake
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Des Moines, Iowa
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47 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Pretty and Clean”
Reviewed 2 October 2011

We've stayed all over Wisconsin from Lake Geneva to WI Dells to up north. This is the cleanest resort I've seen. Loved how spotless is was. Also, enjoyed the pools and beautiful grounds. The lake is crystal clear. We wished it were a little warmer so we could have jumped in. The spa was pretty. Breakfast buffet also very good. We will likely be back. Paddock Club yummy in town.

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This morning my partner was angry because someone came to tell him and my duaghter to leave our room while I was in the spa spending $90 plus dollars. We had made an arrangement w/the front desk last night that it would be okay for them to stay until I finished at 1pm. Not. the case. The front desk woman on the second of Oct. with blondish hair was RUDE when I asked to use the phone to locate them after I'd finished my spa treatment and couldn't find them. Please see my other reviews. I usually don't complain, but please make sure this kind of rudeness doesn't happen again to guests who are spending more money at your hotel!!! Other than her and being asked to leave, the hotel was great. But my partner was very upset, as you can imagine, when asked to leave the room. Too bad, because we really loved the property and amenities. Beach is beautiful!!

Room Tip: liked the fireplace and spa tub in room
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Poynette, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

My wife and I have stayed at the Osthoff Resort on numerous vacations. Our room has always been well appointed, very clean, and extremely comfortable. The staff has been very courteous and helpful. The location could not be nicer any season of the year. During the fall take a ride through the Kettle Moraine area to view the spectacular colors. During the summer the lake is a beautiful place for a picnic and swimming. You can dine at their restaurant which is exceptional or drive a short distance to St. Anna for one of the best steaks you will ever have. Best to get there early because the place fills up fast. Our family plans on having a reunion there after Thanksgiving. The area is breathtaking - enjoy.

Room Tip: You will be well pleased with any of the suites.
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  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

We stayed in a 2-bedroom suite with our infant and two friends with their toddler - a very comfortable suite fitting two travel cribs easily. Liked the kitchen for storing snacks and drinks and we had a pretty view of the lake entrance.
We stayed Sunday-Tuesday so it was very quiet but we loved the Sunday afternoon music at the lakefront got us right into vacation mode. The lake in early June was still quite cold so we hit the pool the following day.
The onsite restaurant was lovely,had great wine pairings and we all enjoyed a few cocktails.
The rooms had a 'midwest' decor but was tasteful and the master had a nice sinker tub.

  • Stayed June 2011
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Chicago
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

I cannot say enough good things about the Osthoff. It's a hidden gem just 2 hours north of Chicago. Very easy to get to and offers many fun things to do. I went with my husband and kids ages 5 thru 11 and we stayed 3 nights. The resort is very clean with a friendly staff. We stayed in a 2 bed 2 bath condo and it was enough room for the 6 of us. It was very comfortable and the full kitchen was a great bonus for us. We did eat out for dinner and never had a bad meal. The town is within walking distance and the shops are cute and interesting. The little ice cream shop/house is charming next to the Siebken hotel. 1 minute walk from Osthoff. The kids club at the Osthoff was perfect for our kids. They wanted to do everything. Tie dye shirts, pet rocks, flubber...what more could you want? Quick 1 hour classes were excellent. Both the indoor and out door pools were spotless as was the hot tub. The grounds are perfectly maincured and the flowers were beautiful. The beach was fun and clean. Elkhart Lake is crystal clear and very nice. I recommend the evening pontoon trip around the lake--the sunset was excellent. My husband hit the golf course (Quit Qui Oc) twice and said it was very nice and affordable. Walking distance from the resort or a 2 minute car ride. The spa is wonderful. Very relaxing and comfortable. The yoga class was great. Wished they offered yoga everyday. Thanks Osthoff. We will be back for sure.

Room Tip: We faced the lake and it was a great view. 3rd floor. The view on the other side would be of the p...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 September 2011

We were two couples having a getaway from Indiana and stayed in a 2bedroom 2 bath full condo unit overlooking the resorts beautiful grounds. We enjoyed swimming in the clear lake and taking a sunset sail from the resort on the lake. Everything you would need is here.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Plymouth, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 28 August 2011

Beautiful condos with gorgeous grounds...picturesque lake. What more could one want?! And the Baked Berry Pancake at Otto's, one of the on-site restaurants, was the best breakfast I've ever had...YUMMM!!!!!!

Room Tip: A lakeside condo is worth a few more bucks because the view is worth a million!
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Oak Lawn, IL
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Reviewed 26 August 2011

First time here. Just a few hours north of Chicago. Kind of a blend of Grand Floridian and Hotel del Coronado. Superb interiors with rich dark heavy oak trim and only the best furnishings. Staff mostly young and eager to please. The fish were not biting but the pontoon boat ride was wonderful. High class crowd. No dirt bags or jerks. Well worth the extra buck to show your family or others a good time. I will be back soon with a group.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Property: The Osthoff Resort
Address: 101 Osthoff Ave, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020-1976
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Region: United States > Wisconsin > Elkhart Lake
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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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