The American Club
What We Love
- The resort is a two-hour drive from Chicago and a one-hour drive from Milwaukee
- Demonstration Kitchen cooking series, hosted by Kohler’s resort chefs, every Saturday from January through April
- Kohler’s enormous world-class fitness facility, featuring six indoor tennis courts, top-tier instruction, scheduled classes, every conceivable piece of equipment and a restaurant
What To Know
- A six percent resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- The resort is spread out, and some attractions are too far to walk; free shuttles are provided
- Some restaurants and resort facilities operate on limited schedules and the golf course is closed in the winter
- Treatments in the 25,000-square-foot Kohler Waters Spa can be pricey; spa usage fees and minimum service requirements may apply
- The American Club is popular for weddings, events and corporate retreats
- Guests 15 and under are not permitted in the Carriage House Immersion Suite
- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
In the early 20th century, industrialist Walter Kohler hired Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of New York’s Central Park, to build a Utopian factory town for his immigrant workers. Today, Kohler is still an American dream, a four-season resort with world-class golf courses, hotels, spas and restaurants. Its flagship is The American Club, a luxury boutique hotel in which every bathroom is a one-of-a-kind showcase for Kohler’s highest-end spa and plumbing products.
Bed and Bath
Rooms feature heavy down comforters and high-thread-count sheets, wet bars and fine furniture from Kohler’s own lines: Baker, Mark David, and McGuire. But it’s the bathrooms where the company makes its grandest statement. In the main building, they range from very impressive to over the top, each one featuring a signature Kohler “Shower Experience,” which might include steam, chromotherapy lights, massage jets or a combination, while many also have jetted tubs.
Kohler owns virtually every shop, restaurant and hotel in town. The result? A seamless town-slash-resort hybrid in which you can charge everything to your room, from meals at the off-premises Cucina Italian restaurant to classes at Yoga on the Lake. The American Club’s four-star Immigrant Restaurant offers fine dining with a nod to regional traditions, like local walleye, while the Horse & Plow pub serves homemade Wisconsin bratwurst and other hearty Midwestern specialties. The other resort facilities include a 25,000 square foot spa, the enormous fitness and racket club, an upscale shopping center at Woodlake, an 800-acre River Wildlife nature and outdoor sports preserve (for an additional cost), and a litany of tours and scheduled activities.
How to Get There
I stayed at the Inn on Woodlake for a conference and it was amazing. The banquet staff seems to really have everything under control and do such a great job. Cassandra, the concierge, is a local and truly made my stay. She was so friendly and welcoming that I went back to talk to her on multiple occasions. Adam in guest services was equally as friendly. The door staff was very helpful and I can happily say I never had to open the door for myself!! Overall a great location with helpful staff!
1st time to Kohler and The American Club was the best place to stay. Service is fantastic, rooms are warm and charming. Bath rooms are over the top. Nice coffee shop in the middle. Not a lot of extra charges.
This is our second trip to the American Club at Kohler Resort. It was just as nice as the first time. The hotel although difficult to get around at times seem to be remodeled since the last time we were there, three years ago. As usual the staff and accommodations or exemplary. A bit pricey but well worth it, in our opinion, and the golf is as good as any place I've been, including Pebble Beach.