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Restaurants/Bakery/Coffee/Catering & Wineries

Elkhart Lake and the surrounding area is well known for the many culinary choices. From pubs to wineries, espressos to muffins, sandwiches to fine dining, pizza to German fare, chocolates to ice cream, you are sure to find what you are looking for.   ... MORE >

11 Ways This Small Town Delivers Excellence: Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

Small town getaway is likely to rival road trip as a travel category, like cruising or beach bumming, after a few days in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Happened to me.   Here it is easy to relax on the balcony of an historic resort hotel, gazing at the signature lake, but the depth and crystal clarity of waters on this lake tipped me off to expect more.   “Dial... MORE >

Get Away to Nostalgic Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

Traveling to the middle of Wisconsin from the Alexandria area seems like a long distance for a lake trip, but a late morning direct flight from Reagan National into Milwaukee and an easy — and scenic — one-hour drive north to the lake had me sitting waterside by 3 p.m.  It was also a lot less stressful than driving to many of the local beaches... MORE >

Vegan Finds in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

The tiny Midwestern town of Elkhart Lake has a population of only 965, yet is remarkably vegan-friendly. I spent a few days in this tiny resort town an hour north of Milwaukee, and fell in love with the lake and the town’s pretty Victorian buildings.   Cruising around in kayaks on Elkhart Lake. Photo by Teresa Bergen. Ostoff Resort The Osthoff Resort was my home base during my... MORE >

Old-fashioned resorts in Elkhart Lake are only part of Wisconsin vacation spot’s charms

Elkhart Lake, Wis., is an old-fashioned resort town, in the best sense of the term. You’ll find no Hyatt, Radisson or Hilton hotels here, no chutes-and-ladders style waterparks and no neon-signed chain restaurants. Instead, it’s a locally owned and operated place, full of small shops and attractions, chef-owned restaurants and a unique and genuinely interesting history.   A group of immigrant German hoteliers first came to Elkhart Lake 150 years ago and built the nucleus of resorts from which this traditional holiday spot grew. Of the six or so large hotels that once existed, three still stand, and... MORE >

An Ecotourism Escape to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

An Ecotourism Escape to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin published in Mother Earth News on June 10, 2016   By John D. Ivanko, Inn Serendipity   What a difference a few miles makes. Just 33 miles northeast of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR in West Bend, awaits one of Wisconsin’s natural treasures: Elkhart Lake.   There’s no surprise why the community is named after its pristine 292-acre Elkhart Lake, first settled by... MORE >

Elkhart Lake, WI - A Chosen Spot - Elks Magazine

Elkhart Lake Wisconsin,  A chosen spot By; Patricia Ann McNair Under inches of new snow, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, is peaceful and hushed.  Children build snowmen and play in the cold, their breath making white puffs in the frosty air.  The lake is the heart of the town, and in winter it is frozen and still beneath the dark, bare limbs of the trees that line its... MORE >

Winter Merriment - Entertain, Decorate, Celebrate

With about 1000 local residents, the quaint resort town in December and January captures the feel of a quintessential winter wonderland, complete with horse-drawn wagon rides, plentiful shopping, and exquisite dining.  It will be hard to leave this holiday respite.   The Osthoff Resort, the largest of three resorts that share the area, sits at the entrance of the lovely community.  Its story began when the... MORE >

Great Food at Elkhart Lake

Luxury Web Magazine, dedicated to the art of living well, recently ran this article by Manos Angelakis entitled Great Food at Elkhart Lake. Luxury Web    PDF   Great Food at Elkhart Lake   Elkhart Lake, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, is a small village (pop. 1,021 in the 2000 census) on the shores of the eponymous lake that attracts epicures because of the high quality food that is found... MORE >

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join us for a traditional holiday tree lighting ceremony to ring in the season. The Elkhart Lake Chamber of Commerce invites you to the village square for some old-fashioned fun.   Santa Claus arrives by Elkhart Lake Fire Department escort at 6:30 pm, so be sure to bring the children and grandchildren. He’s sure to welcome their hugs and listen to requests for favorite toys and... MORE >