America's Best Lake Hotels
Courtesy of Osthoff Resort
No. 15 Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake, WI
Midwesterners know this hidden gem: Elkhart Lake, near the Kettle Moraine State Park, for pontoon boating, fishing, and canoeing. Make your home base the Osthoff Resort, with a staff that’s at the ready to arrange on-the-water activities as well as bonfires three times a week in the summer months (yes, there are campfire songs and s’mores). Don’t miss lobster bisque and pecan-crusted oysters at the hotel’s lakeside restaurant, Lola’s on the Lake.