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Destination Kohler Offers 5-Star Luxury And Gracious Living In Wisconsin

Sep. 11th, 2019

As the only Forbes Five-Star hotel in Wisconsin as well as being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Destination Kohler invites guests to experience gracious living in Wisconsin. Home to six types of accommodations – The American Club®, The Carriage House, Inn on Woodlake, Sandhill, Red Fox and members-only Riverbend – a full-service 25,000-square-foot spa, two pristine golf courses, the three-level Kohler Design Center and much more, Destination Kohler is located in the Village of Kohler, Wisconsin, 55 miles north of Milwaukee. 

As one of the first planned communities in America the Village of Kohler is steeped in history which began shortly after 1873 when John Michael Kohler’s success led to a then cutting-edge factory which housed an immigrant workforce at The American Club®. The full-service resort hotel provides renowned service with a contemporary ambiance in the 144 room building with each room having its own namesake. 

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There are five food and beverage outlets located inside The American Club: The Immigrant Restaurant, The Winery Bar, The Wisconsin Room, Horse & Plow and The Greenhouse. Guests are encouraged to stop by The Greenhouse, a charming antique solarium, for a quick morning bite or afternoon tea or in The Wisconsin Room to dine on farm-fresh cuisine and the ever-popular brunch. For a pre-dinner drink, The Winery Bar is a European-style wine cellar offering nearly 800 wine selections as well as an impressive whiskey and scotch selection for which barkeep Peter or manager Ryan can guide you through. While enjoying a nice sip of your beverage of choice, nosh on 40 award-winning Wisconsin cheeses and delicious small plates. Rich in character and offering impeccable service, The Immigrant Restaurant is the location’s fine dining establishment. As one of the premier destinations for fine dining in the state and consistently ranked as one of the tops in the country, the restaurant is arranged in a series of six rooms paying homage to the style of early Wisconsin settlers: French, Dutch, German, Norman, Danish and English. White glove service is presented with precision offering American cuisine with modern European influences through their a la carte or tasting menus. Note, jackets are required for gentlemen, and reservations are strongly suggested to be made in advance.

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Destination Kohler further offers and expansive and evolving wellness experience for travelers who want to maintain the balance of fun and wellbeing. Kohler Waters Spa is one of only 64 five-star spas worldwide and a premier destination for well-being. The spa offers a wide variety of nourishing treatments or all-day immersion with therapeutic water treatments and other body services. Guests can choose from a selection of treatments from massage therapy, body treatments, energy therapies and hydrotherapy treatments. Known for leading the industry in water experiences, the KOHLER Custom Vichy shower allows highly skilled technicians like Brianna to program choreographed water patterns on the body while freeing her hands to use hot stones on the back and feet to present a full-body exfoliation. Offering a year-round escape, the enclosed rooftop deck with whirlpool, fireplace and lounge is also a favorite among guests


Along with the spa, a multitude of active and outdoor options are just a few steps away. Whether taking a tailored class at Sports Core Health & Racquet Club, waking up to Yoga on the Lake, your journey to healing your body, mind and soul are at the forefront of their offerings. Nestled on the shore of Wood Lake, Sports Core Health & Racquet Club is a membership club, open to

resort guests, offering swimming, tennis, group fitness classes and events to enhance guests’ fitness and outlook on life. Located in The Shops at Woodlake Kohler, Yoga on the Lake offers more than 74 classes a week with floor-to-ceiling bay windows overlooking Wood Lake with both unheated and heated class environments. Also, in The Shops at Woodlake Kohler, Bold Cycle invites riders to get loud, sweaty and fit together with motivating instructors giving high-energy enthusiasm through their classes and step-by-step instruction.


Just a short shuttle ride, River Wildlife is a rustic cabin and a recreational retreat for guests - available only to those with lodging - to escape in the 500-acre wildlife preserve. Maintained in a natural state to preserve native vegetation and wildlife, outdoor adventures are tailored to the seasons and include kayaking and fishing in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter. Advance reservations are required for activities like trapshooting or 5-stand shooting, offered year-round, where knowledgeable guides explain the history of the sport, region and teach you how to be comfortable holding and shooting your firearm.

Destination Kohler is also home to championship golf courses Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run – courses that are all ranked in Golf Digest’s Top 100 and boast some of the most unique and stunning views in the country. The Straits course at Whistling Straits will host the 2020 Ryder Cup, the premier international golfing event, Sep 25, 2020 – Sep 27, 2020. Guests still have a chance to play the revered courses this year, with fall being one of the most popular and beautiful times of year in Wisconsin. The Straits green fairways will look impressive against the golden fescue overlooking Lake Michigan – a scene that will mirror what the international players will experience in 2020. Blackwolf Run was created along the meandering Sheboygan River showcasing all of the wonderous fall colors and natural landscape. Further, along the river guests can enjoy watching the salmon run upstream while they tee off. It's no surprise these courses, paired with the five-star experience at The American Club, continue to be on the top of every golf fans list.

Jarone Ashkenazi

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