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 love this hotel and it’s restaurants. But take your platinum credit card. It is expensive but you get your momey’s worth in excellent service from well trained staff. Rooms are comfortable and spacious, but exploring this charming town and Kohlsr Design Center as well as the hotel grounds. Save time and appetite for the golf courses restaurants and views!
This was our first time staying at the American Club even though we live in Green Bay which is very close. It is the only 5 star hotel in Wisconsin. From the moment you drive up to the time you walk out, you are provided with excellent service. This 100 year old building has undeniable charm and history. Our room had an amazing spa tub, which we say in the Kohler showroom and costs over $8,000. I would highly recommend staying here if you ever get the opportunity. They have amazing golf courses as well.
My wife and I have been making at least an annual trip to the American Club the days after Christmas. The only down side is that the Kohler plant tour is not available at that time. The room is great, the food is wonderful and the scenery. We spend time at Sports Core, one of the cleanest fitness facilities I have experienced. We had dinner and lunch buffet at Black Wolf run and that was great. Love the view and the fireplace. Take time to explore the building. Lots to see and the free tea in the afternoon in the greenhouse. We even had a personal note from the manager in our room welcoming us back! The personal touch is appreciated!!
The hotel has amazing service and made my birthday extra special! Staff are incredibly helpful and go out of their way to ensure you have a great stay. Definitely recommend staying at the American Club!
The room was well appointed electronically and the bathroom was "over the top"! The in-room coffee maker and coffee was the best I have ever seen, however they also have full room service as well. The bed was very comfortable and well appointed with a variety of pillow options. The view from the room was plain - it overlooked their court yard. My overall comment is this hotel, their restaurants, their meeting/conference space and staff uphold a 5 star rating.