Elkhart Lake, Your New Winter Getaway

Elkhart Lake
Photography by Elkhart Lake Tourism

By Katie Wood

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 all Midwest resorts by the readers of
Condé Nast Traveler magazine, the AAA Four Diamond Osthoff Resort sits at the entrance of the quaint community and is the largest of three resorts that share the area. The Osthoff is considered a Wisconsin tourist landmark, and is known for its stunning lakeshore setting, distinctive architecture with lake-view porches, spacious suites, and award-winning Aspira Spa.

Foodies will enjoy the L’ecole de la Maison Cooking School within the Osthoff Resort, which provides hands-on training from a classically French-trained chef. Attendees can expect to prepare a wide selection of dishes, from seasonal soups to a traditional French Christmas dinner complete with a Bûche de Noël.