Lakefront Resort with Award-Winning Spa
Heidel House Resort & Spa sits on a 20-acre estate on the shores of Green Lake—Wisconsin’s deepest natural lake and a popular destination for outdoor recreation. Surrounded by rolling hills and tall oak trees, the resort is a go-to spot for year-round recreation. In the winter, you can skate around the resort’s ice rink or explore the landscape via sled, snowshoes, or cross-country skis.
The hotel’s Evensong Spa was named one of the country’s best by Spas of America in 2013. The main attraction is a labyrinth constructed from ceramic tiles and river rocks that occupies 2,000 square feet and features glass-window walls looking out on woodland scenery.
Heidel House Resort is also home to several restaurants with lakefront views. A Wine Spectator award winner since 2002, Grey Rock restaurant puts an innovative twist on steaks, seafood, and other staples. For breakfast or lunch, pop into the Sunroom, which serves Colombian coffee and offers great views of the lake. BoatHouse Pub offers lunch and dinner options in a casual setting.
Green Lake, Wisconsin: Waterfront Resort Town with Year-Round Fishing Opportunities and 19th-Century Homes
Green Lake is a picturesque community located in the heart of central Wisconsin. Set along the banks of the state’s deepest natural lake, the town has nearly 28 miles of shoreline dotted with bluffs, rock formations, and beautiful Victorian homes. Year-round fishing opportunities, miles of hiking trails, galleries displaying wildlife art, and recreational activities give visitors plenty to do here. Pike, walleye, bass, and catfish are just a few of the types of fish you can catch from a pier or rental boat.
For a glimpse into Green Lake’s cultural history, head to Thrasher Opera House, a vaudeville venue and later movie theater that was a popular gathering place in the early 1900s. The landmark has since been restored and now hosts concerts, plays, musicals, and comedy shows.