Heidel House Resort & Spa, located in central Wisconsin, sits on a 20-acre estate on the shores of Green Lake—the deepest natural lake in Wisconsin and an ever-popular resort destination. The resort has a colorful history dating back to 1945 with growth and expansion as recent as an addition in 2006. Surrounded by rolling hills and lush forests, the lakeside resort is a go-to spot for year-round recreation. During summer, you can explore nearby trails on foot or by bike, looping past native prairies and wetlands.
The hotel’s Evensong Spa was named one of the top spas in the country in 2012 by Spas of America. The spa's focal point is a labyrinth constructed from ceramic tiles and river rocks that occupies 2,000 square feet, with glass-window walls that frame the enchanting woodland scenery. During your stay, you’ll receive 20% off select spa services such as an Inner Journey Massage and a 7 Circuit Facial.
Heidel House Resort is home to several restaurants with lakefront views. A Wine Spectator award winner since 2002, Grey Rock serves gourmet dinners such as walnut-encrusted walleye with roasted tri-color potatoes ($24) and 7-ounce filet mignon ($30). The lounge is a stylish spot to sip specialty cocktails, especially on Saturday nights, when pianists and harpists play live music from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. You can also use your $25 dining credit at the Sunroom, a bistro-style café that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner; grab a spot by the floor-to-ceiling windows and dig into chocolate-dipped banana pancakes ($8.95) or the Fire & Ice Salad ($9.50).
Green Lake, Wisconsin: Lakeside Resort Town with Year-Round Fishing Opportunities and 19th-Century Homes
Green Lake is a picturesque community located in the heart of central Wisconsin. It contains nearly 28 miles of shoreline dotted with bluffs, rock formations, and beautiful Victorian homes. Year-round fishing opportunities, wildlife art centers, and a range of other recreational activities give visitors plenty to do here.
Northern pike, walleye, bass and catfish are just a few of the many fish you can catch from Heidel House’s pier or from a rental boat. Miles of trails welcome hikers in the summer. For a glimpse into Green Lake’s cultural history, head to Thrasher Opera House, located a mile from the hotel. A legendary movie house and social gathering place in the early 1900s, the landmark has since been restored and now hosts concerts and theater shows.