Those familiar with Wisconsin know there is way more to the state than cheese. Glacier-carved sandstone, bustling towns and pristine Lake Superior and Michigan are just a few beautiful destinations that make Wisconsin quite a magical place to visit. From the Dells to secluded islands, spectacular resorts have found themselves a slice of northern paradise to call home. Wisconsin offers resort stays, from the luxurious to the family friendly.
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Perfect for families or groups with just adults, Kalahari Resorts Dells does a great job incorporating the interests of all age groups. There’s an arcade, which also features a golf simulator, the indoor pool has a swim up bar and there’s a 21 and up outdoor pool area. Basically, it’s an indoor wonderland that can be enjoyed year-round—experience thrill rides like the swinging pendulum G-Force, or fly down waterslides. Rooms and other parts of the hotel have a safari theme going on, which younger ones particularly love.
Formerly the Lake Geneva Playboy Club Hotel, the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa is now an ultra-swanky Wisconsin getaway near the lake. Housing a renowned golf course known as The Brut, enthusiasts come from far and wide to play a challenging round. An additional course known as The Highlands is also nestled in the stunning 1,300-acre property. Come in the spring or summer to see a rush of tulips and daffodils coats the land in color, relax with a lava shell massage at the spa, enjoy the water park or outdoor pool, hike, horseback ride, dine at the Italian restaurant or chop house—we could keep going.
The most gorgeously simple pool sits right up against Sturgeon Bay at Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort. Another pool resides indoors along with a sauna and fitness center. Little charming touches like murals and cozy furnishings give Westwood a welcoming ambiance. Hike, bike, kayak—here it’s easy to escape. You also have to try an authentic Door County Fish Boil while in town.
Blue Harbor Resort magically stretches down a sliver of coast in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, pressed right against Lake Michigan. Architecturally, it looks somewhat reminiscent of a cottage-like sandcastle, if that makes sense. Rooms and villas are ultra cozy and cleanly decorated with a white and navy color pallet. Slides, a lady river and obstacles can be found at the indoor water park. From fine dining to an onsite Starbucks, there’s always a place to grab some tasty treats. The on-site spa rounds out the resort feel.
Right on Delavan Lake, Lake Lawn Resort includes shuttling service anywhere within a five-mile vicinity. A generous amount of other perks like a free hour of equipment rentals, welcome reception invitation and live entertainment are included. All the resort staples are here— a championship golf course, three pools, a spa. But the dining is a bit elevated with three diverse restaurants offering everything from lobster rolls, gelato and pizza – there’s even an on-site cafe also serves Starbucks coffee. An arcade and mini golf will keep the little ones happy.
Nestled against Lake Delton in the Wisconsin Dells, is Cliffside Resort and Suites. The homey resort features both indoor and outdoor pools with hot tubs—outside you’ll find a pretty sweet water slide. Guests get passes to a famed nearby water park, and there’s a pier extending out to the lake for fishing. Kids can end the day in the game room while adults relax by the outdoor fire pits. This is a wonderful mix of resort and outdoor life.
Situated on Miscauno Island, Four Seasons Island Resort is an early 1900s resort surrounded by the Menominee River and north woods. Original features can still be seen throughout the grounds, such as the striking steel bridge. A spa, indoor saltwater pool and jacuzzi welcome guests to rejuvenate, while a golf course, kayaking and other activities will never leave one bored. Casual and fine dining options are offered on the island, as well as sweet treats and all day breakfast at the adorable 1940s era soda fountain.
Peering out toward Elkhart Lake, The Osthoff Resort is large, while still having a home like charm. Rooms are traditional and the adorable indoor pool is accented by a hand-painted mural. Many come for the spa, which features whirlpools, a sauna and cafe with refreshing smoothies and cleansing food options, but the location offers year-round activities whether in the warmth of the summer or in the fluffy snow. Four other restaurants reside on site, so you can fully unwind for your entire stay, without ever having to get in your car.
Stunning, polished, stylish, sleek—so many words describe Lodge Kohler in Green Bay. For you football junkies out there, Lodge Kohler is right across the street from Lambeau Field, and just down the street from the hall of fame. If you opt for a luxurious suite you get the perk of a terrace, and when eating at the rooftop restaurant the stadium is within view. Rejuvenate in the hydrotherapy or steam rooms at the spa, in between phenomenal treatments, or just spend the day soaking in the indoor pool.
With what could easily be dubbed as the best indoor water park at any resort in Wisconsin, Wilderness Resort sprawls over hundreds of acres in the Wisconsin Dells. Being America’s Largest Waterpark Resort, prepare yourself to be impressed by 500,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor waterpark fun. Bumper boats, go carts, black light mini golf, zip lining and escape rooms are just some of the other activities to overwhelm the senses, in a good way. Food is always available somewhere, whether it be poolside or at a sit-down restaurant on site. Rooms, condos, villas and cabins are spread throughout three sections of the huge property.