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!
- 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