Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, for my friend Lisa and I. The trip had been quite relaxing and it was going to be even more so on day three.
We slept late in our suite at The Osthoff Resort . Their apartment-like setups had all the conveniences of home, even a kitchen to store and reheat the leftovers from all the great food we had been eating.
Elkhart Lake is very walkable so we left the car.
Off the Rail is a very popular local spot that’s only open for breakfast and lunch.
Lisa chose a meat-filled breakfast casserole and a banana nut muffin, while I had the vegetable quiche and a chocolate chip muffin. It was all quite good.
If we had more time to go back there, I definitely would try the Freight Train Sandwich: turkey, Havarti cheese, bacon, sprouts, onion, tomato, and a creamy horseradish sauce.
The Osthoff Resort and got our things together in the room before heading to their Aspira Spa.
The spa at Osthoff is definitely one of the best spas I have been to. The facilities are fantastic, with plenty of relaxing areas, including a room overlooking the lake which has a fireplace and a Jacuzzi.
I am not alone in loving this spa, which has been ranked No. 3 in a Condé Nast Traveler poll and named among the Top 100 Spas in the U.S. by Spas of America.
Lisa was doing a Swedish Massage and relaxing in the whirlpool. I was getting the full head to toe treatment!
Eminence products, except where noted:
Coconut Milk Cleanser
Steamed Towel soaked in Elderberry Tea
Crushed Elderberry in a cream base
Gentle Lymphatic stimulation and stimulation of pressure points (reflexology)
Coconut Cream Masque
Firm Skin acai booster serum
Bear berry eye cream
Bamboo firming fluid
Coconut age corrective moisturizer
The body treatment comes from using the waters of Elkhart Lake, considered to be sacred by the Native Americans who once lived here.
The massage with the warm water was soothing and my muscles were ready to melt by the time I left there.
Although we had a late checkout, it was already into the afternoon when we finished at the spa.
We ordered some lunch to go from Otto’s Restaurant, got our things from our suite, and checked out of The Osthoff Resort.
It had been a perfect girls getaway.