The American Club
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Hey all! I'm glad that you have decided to follow my blog. I will try to update this as much as I can throughout my trip in New Zealand. Tomorrow, February 3, is our travel day; Kyle and I fly out of Chicago at noon. We will land in Auckland at 6 am on Wednesday, February 5 (11 am Tuesday-Wisconsin Time). I will update you when we land in Auckland to let you know that we have arrived safely! Take care mates!
... to share his 27th birthday together. We had just enough energy to enjoy lunch with him before heading to our final destination... bed! There's nothing like your own bed after a long journey. We had a restful slumber, but it took a couple days to get re-adjusted to the time difference, waking at 3:30 am. But, all is good. Till next time...
Motorcycle: 9 miles The S.S. Badger departs at 2:00pm so we have a little time to relax this morning. An antique shop is next to the motel so we peruse inside. A few things grab our interest, but we know we are packed tight! Next we take a ride to the docks and recon the area. The ferry ride is four hours long and ...
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Golf to die for, service the wisconsin way
OK lets start, the river course is awesome, whistling straights now a legend, but the hotel can not keep up with the splendor of the golf experience. We spent three nights here just before the ryder cup on what was a perfect golf trip....the hotel is very nice but with 5 diamonds and 5 stars we expected a lot more and we could not quite figure out what was wrong...this looks like a five star property, the guest to staff ratio is awesome, people to help you everywhere, the attitude is right, no one ever responds without a helpful feel but it just did not feel right....the rooms were nice, the baths are dated and could use a refresh (surprising seeing this is KOHLER!), the spa was great...we finally figured out what was different, not wrong, but different than our favorite resorts at pebble or a mandarin or four seasons - the staff were all local people. They really wanted to help but most of then have probably never even been to chicago, forget being wordly....the lack of diversity in the resources shows through from the asst mgr level down...everytone said sure, no problem to our requests, and I am sure they wanted to help, but most just didn't get it or could not figure out how to execute....anyway, go for the golf, forgive them for the food and wine (one retaurant said they gave up the Riedel glassware because they broke it too often and we had to drink a $300 bottle of wine in $1 jellyjars on a stem, another restaurant couldn't decant our wine because another diner was using the decanter (they really only have one!)).....expect 4 star property with 3 star service and 5 star golf and you will be fine.
We'll go back
My husband and I just returned from our first trip to the American Club - on the way home, we were planning our return trip! The hotel itself is very warm and cozy. Our room was smallish, but very well appointed with luxurious robes and more pillows than we could ever use. Also the down comforter was a very nice touch. The golf was fantastic! We were there on a rainy day, but still played and had fun! If you can, go to Whistling Straits even if it's just to have dinner or a snack. The setting is magnificent! We also tried the spa - allow yourself ample time to just hang around. We did not, and it is a mistake we will not repeat. Surely worth the time and money!
My husband and I visited Kohler for our anniversary based upon rave reviews from friends and colleagues. Upon entering the Kohler property we were almost instantly disappointed as it resembles a huge office park. We stayed in the Main hotel and although the staff and their service is gracious the hotel itself is in grave need of updating. The carpet in our room was stained and for how well Kohler's reputation is in regard to their bathrooms the bathroom in the room seemed old and dingy, particularly the tub. We went to look at the menu for the Immigrant room and again were unimpressed. It seemed to be very average food with extremely above average prices. My husband and I live in the city of Chicago and dine out frequently at more high end establishments and Kohler can not be compared. At this point we were so frustrated we decided to leave early and cancel my spa treatments and his golf the next day. The one positive I can say about the hotel is that they did refund our money no problem. Kohler is by no means a 5 star hotel... maybe the service is up to par but even the best service at a Ramada would not make it a 5 star hotel.....
A perfect Weekend Getaway!
Needed to getaway and unwind and this was the perfect place to do that in! The service is spectacular...the spa is the perfect place to unwind..it is beautiful and relaxing and the food is good. We will definitley go back!
Everything Done Perfectly
My wife and I spent 1 night at the American Club Carriage House and it was absolutely perfect. She took advantage of spa services the morning after our stay and I spent time louging by the very relaxing relaxation pool. This hotel and spa are absolutely perfect. The room and beds were fantastic and the in-room whirlpool was very nice. I was most impressed by the professionalism of the hotel staff - from valet and bellman to the housekeeping staff - their training program must be outrageoous. Kohler is also great since everything is linked together - you can get a hotel shuttle from most anyplace. We shall return!!
First Class All the Way!
This was our best get-away ever. I took my husband to The American Club for 2 nights for his 40th birthday. It was incredible. The rooms are beautiful and very well appointed. The history behind the resort is fascinating. The food was wonderful, especially at Cucina. The Kohler Waters Spa was so relaxing that it was easy to briefly forget about everyday life. Exactly what we needed. I would highly recommend this resort to anyone looking for a first class relaxing get-away.
Fabulous Room, Food and Golf
spotless rooms, TOP shelf golf, food was very good.
Would defintiely return.
Can't get enough
Only an hour away from home but its like being a thousand miles away.
There is such a variety of things to do that everyone leaves satisfied.
The Immigrant Room is something special - excellent food presented in a five-star flair. For a dining experience a little out of the ordinary, pay the $15 for access to the River Wild Life game club. Included with the fee you'll not only have access to the wildlife preserve, which is a beautiful place to hike or cross country ski, but you'll also be able to enjoy a cozy dinner in the log cabin style lodge. You won't be given a menu, the waitress will tell you your options for that day, usually only 4 or 5 entree selections to choose from and they will vary from wild life to fish to something more basic for those who aren't as daring. Be sure to save room for the home made desserts.
A trip to the American Club is not complete without a visit to the Spa.
Facials, pedicures and massages abound. I can't wait to go back in November!
If it seems a little pricey - go in the off season (Nov - Apr). enjoy one of the special fairs or fests going on such as Choloate Fest!
If you love baths
Went to the American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin to celebrate summer. We stayed at the Carriage House which is located above the spa facilities across the street from the large, historic American Club.The town of Kohler was delightful. Yards were full of flowers and it is the one of the first planned towns in America. Only one mall in town and it is also well planned.Included in the $359 ( including taxes) a night room was use of a hugh work out facility located 1/2 a mile down the road. Two indoor pools, one for adults and a well stocked weight room. Classes were extra. $12 for 1/2 hour step class. Other 1 hour classes also $12 each.Breakfast, afternoon tea and cheese, beer and wine are offered to guest staying at the Carriage House. Each set up is appointed with cloth napkins and tasty treats. Wisconsin beers are provided from 5-7.We had reservations for both of the famous restaurants at the American Club. The first night we tried the Wisconsin Room. Several large parties were also there and that made the room a bit loud. Nothing spectacular on the menu. We tried the Mushroom soup, a salad and the duck. Soup way to salty and the duck presentation was ordinary.After studing the menu for the Immigrant Room we canceled our reservation. The only unsually item was Elk chops.The rooms on one side face an alley and we had room 482 which is next to the service elevator. Lots of banging while the gals are on their cleaning mission.We were expecting bigger baths, since this is the town of bathroom fixtures. Our bathroom was normal size. It did have a jacuzzi tub and golden fixtures.The spa has some interesting baths. Although they are not advertised enough on the web page so I didn't know about them before we arrived. The daily fee is included for Carriage House patrons.The best deal is the river bath. Set in a private large room ( about 500sq ft) with a fireplace, path of river rocks, large bath and shower with massage table. For $88 you walk on rocks to sooth tired feet, take a bath and have a moisturizing massage.Other private room feature other types of baths. You can add a full massage to any.I had a traditional massage for $135. Nothing special. My advice is to try one of the baths.The town was built with the factory at it's center and it is well worth the 3 hour investiment to take the factory tour. It starts early at 8:30 AM and is led by retired factory workers. It is unusal that they still take tours into a working factory. You see th efoundry fires and feel th heat of the pottery. In fact it is so warm the male workers work with out any shirts on.A program to bring artists into the metal foundry and the ceramics pottery is a great plan that began back in the 1970's. In the next town over they have a show place for the art pieces that are made by the visiting artists as well as other installations.Art classes are also taught and open to the public. Other events and plays are also offered. Before you book ask about the art center events.They offer a few discounted nights, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Memorial Day and Discover's Day are 50% off the rate. A great savings.For $170 it is a terrific deal. For the $359 we paid each nightthe breakfast should be a full meal not continental. Perhaps they could also include a welcome basket. Snacks are in the honor bar but paying $5,50 for a can of M&M seems a bit much.
How civilzed, how romantic, how marvelous
Ah ....! That's what I say first when I think of the Kohler resorts. For a really special experience, take a spa weekend package. The rooms, the robes, the refreshments, the relaxation... It's worth every penny! You will feel rejuvenated.