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Kohler Waters Spa, Wisconsin

by Laura Powell



Welcome to Destination Kohler, from five-star lodging and spa experiences to world-class golf and outdoor adventures, there’s no other place like it in America.

When travelers look to book spa getaways, thoughts likely turn to the coasts, or to Arizona, where healthy havens abound. But if you turn inward, you might be surprised to discover that one of the country’s top spa resorts lies in the heart of America’s Dairyland. 

 The town of Kohler, Wisconsin, about an hour north of Milwaukee, is best known for the eponymous company headquartered there. Given that Kohler Co. makes plumbing fixtures, it’s not surprising that water treatments are the star of the show at Kohler Waters Spa. The spa is a highlight of The American Club, a historic five-star, five-diamond resort. 

While Kohler Waters Spa has an overflowing spa menu, the water treatments are a specialty of the house. That’s because the spa director works directly with Kohler engineers to custom-design the perfect soak, whether via a Vichy shower (recommended choices include Glacier Springs or Lavender Rain) or a chromotherapy bathing tub. Even the showers in the locker room are designed with special temperature controls to ensure your body gets heated up—or cooled down—as needed. 

Of course, rooms in The American Club proper come complete with fabulous bathtubs and showers. For an extra cozy wellness cocoon, book a stay in the Carriage House. Since it’s located in the same building as Kohler Waters Spa, you can wander over to your spa appointments in robe and slippers.

Just a hop, skip and a jump from the spa and lodging facilities are Yoga on the Lake and Sports Core. The comprehensive Sports Core Health & Racquet Club offers a wide range of daily fitness classes. Yoga on the Lake holds a full complement of daily classes in a sun-drenched studio with unheated, infrared-heated or outdoor environments that offer ultra-soothing views of the nearby lagoon. 

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