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  • Writer's pictureTravis J. Vanden Heuvel

AAA Four Diamond Osthoff Resort – features top offerings

Updated: Mar 20, 2019

Excellence in Offerings for Guests

Located on the shores of Elkhart Lake, the AAA Four Diamond Osthoff Resort features first-class meeting and banquet space, and spacious, tastefully appointed guest suites guaranteed to satisfy groups from 10 to 1,500. The Osthoff Resort offers 38,000 sq. ft. of elegant, state-of-the-art function space. Whether planning a family reunion, retreat, meeting, conference or convention, the experienced sales and conference services staff helps to plan a memorable event at this premier meeting place in the Midwest.

Aspira Spa ranked #3 in Top 100 Spas of 2017 by Spas of America!

Aspira Spa provides a holistic, organic approach to the spa experience, offering personalized services that reflect the ancient healing wisdom of indigenous Treatments at Aspira – envelop the senses, soothe the body and invigorate the spirit. Aspira embraces an organic, holistic approach to massages, facials and healing therapies.

The satisfying services include specialized body treatments: Vichy shower treatments, specialty facials, spa pedicures,  manicures, salon services, sauna and whirlpools – indoor and out. For example, a specialized facial brings total relaxing and healthy skin results. The excellent treatment provides full  pampering in this beautiful Aspira tranquil setting.

Offerings include a complete range of treatments to soothe the mind, body and soul, or just an invigorating massage at the end of the day.  Private SpaSuites™ designed to complement nature, take in the tranquility, beauty and energy of the lake. Begin your journey here…

Private SpaSuites™ enhance the tranquility, beauty and energy of the spa experience at Your place on the lake®.

Chef’s Choice Restaurants & Cooking School

Executive Chef, Patrick O'Toole

Patrick O’Toole, Executive Chef, explains that the chefs and staff take their preferences from farm to table with their Wellness pasture-raised focus. “Last year we raised 11,000 pounds of vegetables and edible flowers,” notes Patrick. “Our chefs are proactive, and they also work the gardens as a part of the process that leads to their expert cooking and presentation.”

“The focus refers to the food as from sea to table where there’s a heavy leaning on proteins and greens. We’ve tested out vegan diets and found them to be most satisfying. The menu is worked on from a team perspective on our plate, everything we do and think about doing focuses on our plates being healthy.”

“Our smoothie honey bowl is very popular as is the quinoa seeds for salad. Some of the ingredients for this salad includes cabbage, pomegranate, beets and a lemon soy vinegar mix.”

The on campus gardens at the Oshtoff are extensive and continue to grow in keeping with their Wellness pasture-raised focus and menu offerings. Additionally, The Osthoff Resort provides a number of dining options with an emphasis on a relaxed and comfortable dining experience. Menus include traditional favorites, and imaginative regional cuisine prepared by the award-winning chefs. 

Lola’s on the Lake Lola’s offers fresh regional cuisine, an outstanding wine list and delightful décor with beautiful views of Elkhart Lake. Lola’s On the Lake philosophy

Call 920.876.5840 to make reservations.

Otto’s Restaurant offers a full menu of American cuisine in a casual setting. Call 920.876.5857 to make reservations.

Elkhart Inn Rich in history and rich in the tradition of serving classic dishes using locally grown food to family and friends, old and new, just as it has for close to 100 years. Call 920.876.3133 to make reservations.

The Elk Room The Elk Room at The Osthoff Resort offers a great place to gather as a group or individually. With floor to ceiling windows overlooking Elkhart Lake, a cozy fireplace and comfortable lounge seating, The Elk Room is a favorite!

L’ecole de la Maison Cooking  School

A delicious workshop as part of the stay, or a five-hour course in French Cuisine,  is reason to visit. Each step of the way in the cooking class teaches skills to the home chef of today. Visit L’ecole de la Maison.

Room Service The room service menu is available Sunday-Thursday, 7 am until 9 pm, Friday and Saturday, 7am until 10pm.

Banquets The same focus on creativity, flavor and freshness carries over to the banquet menus. 

The Osthoff Resort offers many holiday buffets and special events options.

Osthoff Lake Deck  Serving traditional fun food, refreshments, specialty drinks and live weekend entertainment, Memorial Day thru Labor Day, on the 500-foot beachfront. Limited hours as of Labor Day.

Poolside Dining Guests are invited to dine poolside seasonally, Memorial Day thru Labor Day.

Lakefront Activities – Beach Time

The Osthoff Resort offers the finest lake-shore setting in southeastern Wisconsin with 500 feet of sand beach on beautiful Elkhart Lake. Formed by retreating glaciers, Elkhart Lake has a natural sand bottom and keeps its water clear year-round. The lakefront features picnic areas complete with water sports, grills, bonfire area, a playground, volleyball courts and a concession stand.  Wristbands are given to resort guests to enjoy The Osthoff Resort’s private lakefront/swimming area. The Lake Deck and Recreation Rentals are open to resort guests and the general public.

Osthoff Lake Deck Serving traditional fun food, refreshments and specialty drinks Memorial Day thru Labor Day on the 500-foot beachfront. Open Friday evening and all day Saturday, thru September 26th.  Water sports include Elkhart Lake on an Osthoff watercraft.

Events & Weddings

Weddings & Gatherings Breathtaking natural surroundings and all the premier amenities of a AAA Four Diamond resort make the perfect location for your special event!

Special Events at The Osthoff Resort Join The Osthoff Resort for a variety of special events including the Big Band Gala, Jazz on the Vine, Harvest Moon Ball, Old World Christmas Market and more! Create new memories or reminisce about the past. Leave the details to the Osthoff while enjoying the celebration by Your place on the lake.®

Special Events in the Area There is always something going on in Elkhart Lake and the surrounding areas . For more information, diagrams and capacities, visit the Osthoff Meetings website at

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