I’m not sure which part of The Osthoff Resort I enjoyed most.
Was it my huge suite, complete with fireplace, jetted tub, sunny balcony, separate living room and kitchen? Was it the calm of the Aspira Spa and the massage I had in one of its fireplaced treatment rooms? It might have been the cooking class where I learned to make French onion soup, potato-crusted walleye, beef tenderloin and a chocolate caramel dessert. Or it might have been all the delicious food I ate, much of it coming from the resort’s organic gardens (my dinner at Lola’s on the Lake and my berry pancake one day at breakfast were real highlights). Was it the views of Elkhart Lake, both from within the hotel and out on the lake itself? High up there was the friendly feeling throughout the town of Elkhart Lake and the kind and professional service of The Osthoff’s staff.
The Osthoff Resort is the biggest property in tiny Elkhart Lake, a resort town with a surprising amount to do and an abundance of excellent dining. The Osthoff is busy all summer long with families and couples enjoying the atmosphere and services. It’s easier to find a quieter time to visit at other times of the year, and just as much — maybe more — to enjoy. There are special events throughout the year, like a Christmas market and a Mother’s Day jazz concert.
The resort is an AAA Four Diamond property 19 years in a row. It hosts conferences, weddings and events, as well as couples and families who want a relaxed lakeside vacation.
Motorsport enthusiasts will love visiting during nearby Road America’s vintage auto races, as the parade of old cars of all types is right outside The Osthoff (be sure to book well in advance).