Discover the Perfect 3-Day Family Getaway at The Osthoff

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Nestled in the charming village of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, The Osthoff Resort offers an idyllic setting for a memorable family vacation. Known for its serene lake views and a myriad of activities, this resort promises a delightful escape that caters to all ages. Here’s how you can make the most of a three-day stay at this family-friendly destination.

Day 1: Arrival and Resort Exploration


Kick off your vacation by settling into your comfortable suite at The Osthoff Resort. The spacious accommodations are perfect for families, featuring separate living areas, kitchens, and balconies with stunning lake and woodland views.


Begin your adventure with a stroll around the resort’s beautifully landscaped grounds. The kids will love the outdoor playground, while parents can unwind by the heated outdoor and indoor pools. If you’re visiting in the summer, the private sandy beach is a great spot for building sandcastles or taking a refreshing dip in the lake.

Grab a quick bite in The Elk Room, located within the resort, offering a family-friendly menu with delicious options for everyone. End your evening with a cozy bonfire by the lake, complete with s’mores kits available at the resort.

Day 2: Adventure and Relaxation

Start your day with a hearty breakfast at Otto’s before heading to the nationally ranked Aspira Spa. While parents enjoy a rejuvenating massage or facial, the kids can participate in the resort’s Kid’s Club activities. The Osthoff Resort’s Kids Club offers fun and educational activities such as arts and crafts, nature hikes, fishing and movie nights.

After lunch, embark on a family bike ride. The resort offers rentals, and the scenic trails around Elkhart Lake are perfect for all skill levels. Alternatively, try your hand at paddleboarding, kayaking, or fishing on the crystal clear Elkhart Lake.


In addition to our multiple on-property options, you’re invited to explore the charming village of Elkhart Lake, just a short walk from the resort. Visit local shops, grab an ice cream cone at Gessert’s Ice Cream and Confectionery, and enjoy the quaint, small-town atmosphere. For dinner, consider dining at Harry’s Pizza e Vino, a NEW local favorite known for its Roman style pizza and wine selection.

Day 3: Local Culture and Farewell

Take a leisurely breakfast at the resort before heading out for a morning of exploration. Visit the local farmers’ market if you’re here on a Saturday or Henschel Indian Museum and Trout Farm to learn about the area’s rich native history.


Spend your last afternoon enjoying the lake. The resort’s pontoon boat rentals offer a relaxing way to explore the water, or you can challenge the family to a game of bags. If you’re looking for more excitement, nearby Road America offers thrilling go-karting experiences and seasonal motorsport events.


Conclude your trip with a memorable meal at Concourse Restaurant and Lounge, the resort’s fine dining restaurant, which offers exquisite dishes with a view of the lake. Toast to a wonderful vacation and start planning your next visit.

Final Thoughts
The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, provides a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure for families. With its wide range of activities both on-site and within walking distance of the charming village, every member of the family will find something to love. Whether you’re building sandcastles, exploring local history, or simply soaking in the stunning lake views, your three-day family getaway at The Osthoff Resort will be filled with unforgettable memories.

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