Find Your Bliss
The natural beauty surrounding the Kohler Resort is enhanced by the Arts & Crafts charm of the eponymous village itself.
In this town about 60 minutes north of Milwaukee, with Lake Michigan nearby along with smaller lakes and woodlands, a comfortable early 20th-century dorm for workers at the renowned Kohler kitchen and bath business (still family-owned and headquartered here) was, decades ago, converted into what is now Wisconsin’s only Forbes five-star hotel, The American Club.
While some visitors are drawn by the resort’s two Pete Dye-designed golf courses, one of which replicates the famed St. Andrew’s, Scotland course (which is also owned and operated by Kohler), the Kohler Waters Spa has long been its own reason for a visit.
Guests can stay at The Carriage House, which houses the spa, or The American Club nearby. For the ultra-private, the Sandhill Cabin beckons, sitting on 350 acres, but only a 10-minute drive away.
You would expect a company whose original business was based on water to feature a spa that emphasizes therapeutic water treatments, and it does—perfectly. Try the detoxing Magnificent Wrap, a full body exfoliation, followed by a mineral bath and a seaweed wrap containing 60 essential minerals and trace elements. Also memorable is the Bamboo Bliss treatment: carved bamboo wood “sticks” are warmed, then used to dramatically ease tension during a massage.
Bliss is exactly what it is. kohlerwatersspa.com