Travel + Leisure magazine has unveiled its T+L 500 for 2014, the list of the top 500 hotels and resorts in the world as voted on by readers, and the Osthoff Resort on Elkhart Lake in Wisconsin is among the elite to make the list.
The Osthoff Resort features all-suite accommodations, two restaurants, full-service spa, classic cooking school, year-round recreation, signature events, gift boutiques, and grand conference rooms. It is located just one hour north of Milwaukee, less than two hours from Madison and approximately three hours from Chicago.
In its write-up on the resort, the magazine’s editors keyed in on the Osthoff’s enviable lake location, the food, and the spa: “Travelers feel blissfully off the radar when nestled in at this 240-room property located on the shores of a glacially formed lake in a village with less than 1,000 residents. Food is a major focus here: the resort’s restaurants source produce from local farmers and an on-site garden, and guests can sign up for classes—followed by lengthy family-style dinners—at the L’ecole de la Maison Cooking School. Wellness also gets a significant nod thanks to a 20,000-square-foot spa with a meditation sanctuary and café.”