If you love baths A review of The American Club

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.

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