Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin is a charming town in southeastern Wisconsin that has been selected by Midwest Living Magazine as one of the “Best small town getaways in the Midwest”.
One of the claims to fame of Elkhart is the Road America road race track. The road race track is set on scenic property among the rolling Kettle Moraine Hills on a 626 acre property. The track is the site of international motor sport events, with celebrity drivers. Road America attracts over 700,000 visitors a year, generating $60 million annually.
Elkhart has more to do than watch car and motorcycle racing. During the summer months people can go to the sand beach and swim in the lake. Water activities include swimming, boating, water skiing, jet skiing or sailing. Watersports, a ski school, provides equipment rentals including kayaks, sailboats, paddle boats, fishing boats and pontoon boat. The Kettle Moraine State Forest has 14,500 acres of beautiful land to hike and bike on. Scuba diving to explore Lake Michigan’s underwater shipwrecks of 1880. Explore the Hetty Taylor and the Seleh Chamberlain (call 608-272-2832 for information).
Golf at the Quite Qui Oc Golf Club. Ride horseback on 150 acres of beautiful Kettle Moraine trails at Elkhart Lake Horse Park. The horse park offers horseback riding lessons, horseback riding trail tours and horse boarding (920-207-3977).
Tour the Elkhart Lake Depot Museum, which is a 100 year old railroad station will memorabilia. Henchel’s Museum of Indian History houses a collection of Indian artifacts. Fishermen can fish for trout as Henchel’s Trout Farm.
The Osthoff Resort
Elkhart Lake, WI
Elegant Four Diamond Resort set near the activity of the town, but is still away from it all. The resort makes terrific summer escape or winter weekend getaway. Guest suites have living room with gas fireplace, private balcony, dining area, full kitchen with appliances and one to three bedrooms.
Guest rooms include king sized bed, private balcony and bathroom with two person whirlpool bath.Resort amenities include beaches, swimming pools, whirlpools, fitness center, tennis, basketball, volleyball, game room and arcade. The Aspira Spa offers a range of papering treatments for the mind, body and spirit. Spa services include specialized body treatments, chromatherapy and Vichy shower treatments, specialty facials, ,spa pedicures, manicures, salon services, sauna and whirlpools. Dine on the premises, at Otto’s Restaurant, Lola’s on the Lake, or Aspira Spa Cafe. AAA Four Diamond. 800-876-3399.
Lola’s on the Lake
Fresh regional cuisine in the delightful, elegant restaurant. Diner entrees include roasted fennel and crab stuffed sole, pecan crusted walleye, Juniper Berry Lamb Shank, Herb Grilled Veal Chop, Apple Smoked Bacon Pork Tenderloin and more.
Casual American restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Siebkens Resort in Elkhart Lake
Family owned resort was purchased in 1916 by the great grandparents of the owners. Three historic gust buildings, decorated with Victorian furnishings, nd surrounded by tall trees and beautiful lawns. Dine in the tavern or in the dining room. 920-876-2600.
Victorian Village Resort
The resort has three different buildings Victorian Inn has 46 rooms and 3 suites. with an attached indoor swimming pool. Lakeside Suites is a condominium building with 12 units convenient to the outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, beach, Tiki Bar and Bistro. . The Grand Victorian Lady is the newly renovated Schwartz Hotel, originally built in 1882. the condo units have two to three bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace and fully equipped kitchens. 920-860-9988.
Campers can find campgrounds at: Hoeft’s Resort & Campground in Cascade, Westward Ho Camp Resort with campsites an cabins in Glenbeulah and Road America On-site Camping for tents and RV’s in Elkhart Lake.
Elkhart Lake is a getaway destination that offers the excitement of road racing, watersports and peaceful scenery in the Kettle Moraine Forest. Elkhart Lake is about a hour’s drive from Milwaukee, about a 2.5 hour drive from Chicago, Illinois and about a 5 hour drive from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The nearest airport is the Sheboygan County airport for smaller aircraft and private jets.
Information subject to change. Contact resorts for further information.