Elkhart Lake in the Spotlight

  • 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 >


  • Elkhart Lake | Sheboygan County, WI   This is the family-friendly lakeside getaway that children and grown-ups alike will remember for years to come. First, there's the idyllic waters of enchanted Elkhart Lake, ideal for kayaking, row boating, or an afternoon dip. Or, there's the docks, where you spend an afternoon reading with occasional glances up to take in the blue-green twinkle of the lake's surface.... MORE >


  • It's easy to relax on the balcony of a historic resort hotel in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, gazing out at the signature lake.   "Dial down with intention," is how Lola Roeh, general manager of the Osthoff Resort describes it. Many people believe you need to take a big city vacation to dive into fine dining, interesting conversations and distinctive lodging, but you can find all that in... MORE >


  • Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin   They don’t call Elkhart Lake “a legendary Wisconsin getaway” for nothing. This 150-year-old resort community is a time-honored summer destination, but watersports aren’t the only attractions here. Visit during the winter to explore snowmobiling trails or enter the Winter Autocross Series at Road America (one of the world’s top road racing circuits). Book a country cottage near the center of town... MORE >


  • By Katie Wood - The Cottage Journal   If you’re looking for a weekend getaway that captures the feel of a quintessential winter wonderland, look no further than Wisconsin’s charming resort town of Elkhart Lake. With amenities for the whole family—from horse-drawn wagon rides and plentiful shopping to exquisite dining and lodging options—it will be hard to leave this cozy respite.   Recently ranked in the top five among... MORE >


  • Whether you’re empty nesters celebrating your newfound freedom or someone just looking for a great destination where you can plug and while away the afternoons together, I may have found the Holy Grail in an Elkhart Lake vacation. As we drove past vast, wide open spaces on the one hour drive from Milwaukee airport, I could literally feel my shoulders drop and my breaths... MORE >


  • It seemed like a perpetual summer, and Elkhart Lake was my liberator. There are some getaways you just know will stay with you forever, and for me getting to experience Elkhart Lake was one of them.   I’ll start at the very beginning: Back in the spring I found a lump in my breast. As you can imagine worry set in, but worry took a back... MORE >


  • 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 >


  • 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 >


  • Elkhart Lake: Stylish, Relaxed   This quaint lakeside village veritably oozes charm. There are white clapboard resorts with porches and cupolas, sandy beaches, tiki bars, and a pretty brick promenade, all positioned to take best advantage of the Mediterranean-like blue waters.   According to Kathleen Eickhoff, executive director of Elkhart Lake Tourism, “business owners here are front and center.” In fact, it’s not unusual for guests of The... MORE >


  • Check out the full article from Taste & Travel Magazine featuring The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, below. ... MORE >


  • Thrills and Hills in Elkhart Lake At the northern tip of Wisconsin's kettle moraine, an old resort town still draws a crowd.   In its entire 150-year history as a resort town, Elkhart Lake rarely has been a sedate place. The early resort owners loved entertainment and built opera houses, dance halls and theaters. Then they put in casinos, and gambling became so commonplace that placing a... MORE >


  • 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. Osthoff Resort The Osthoff Resort was my home base during my... MORE >


  • Looking for a vacation village in Wisconsin? Elkhart Lake, located just an hour north of Milwaukee, is a quaint yet lively small town packed with a variety of fun things to do and delicious dining! After I was invited to visit and tour the area, I compiled this weekend itinerary for you to save to plan a weekend getaway to Elkhart Lake, WI.   Last week,... MORE >


  • By Donnie Sexton GoNOMAD Travel Writer   The village of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin feels like a slice of Americana that has stood the test of time.   A light breeze can bring the locals out to test the waters at Elkhart Lake. (photo courtesy Elkhart Lake Tourism  I’m reminded of my early childhood where all the neighborhood kids played endless games of hide and seek until it turned dark and... MORE >


  • Summer or Winter, Elkhart Lake is a hidden gem of diverse experience! by Deborah Grossman - Jul 15, 2018   Elkhart Lake is a treasure trove of leisure pursuits. Enjoy swimming, boating, and bonfires on the beach? Car racing, hiking, or biking? How about shopping at a traditional German-style Christmas Market without crossing the ocean? Located on pristine Elkhart Lake in east-central Wisconsin, the town offers fun for all seasons.   Native Americans... MORE >


  • By Ruksana Hussain   For the ultimate lake resort vacation this winter, head straight to Elkhart Lake - a lively lakeside community for leisure and hospitality, located in the heart of Wisconsin's Kettle Moraine State Forest.   Stay at The Osthoff Resort – This luxurious all-suite historic hotel boasts a four Diamond rating from AAA. The resort is also home to Aspira Spa, L’ecole de la Maison cooking school, Otto’s... MORE >


  • You Should Think About Visiting These Small Town Treasures   An hour north of Milwaukee’s urban hustle-bustle, this tiny resort community combines a gorgeous waterfront and crystal clear lake with fine dining, quaint shops and renowned road racing facility, Road America. While visiting, pamper yourself at award-winning Aspira Spa, inside the AAA Four Diamond Osthoff Resort.   Read the full article here.... MORE >