If you are looking for weekend getaways from Chicago, the American Club is a luxury spa and golf resort located in the Village of Kohler in Wisconsin.

The property offers a wide selection of things to do, including two 18-hole championship golf courses, a health and racquet facility, several restaurants, a wilderness preserve and several shops and boutiques. This is the Midwest's only AAA Five Diamond resort hotel.

Whistling Straits golf course, designed by Pete Dye, features a picturesque setting and scenic views of the Great Lake from each of its 18 holes, making this a great golf destination.

The Sports Core is a private 85,000 square-foot fitness facility offering two indoor swimming pools, six indoor and six outdoor tennis courts, a sundeck with outdoor whirlpool, a two mile outdoor running trail and a number of fitness machines. Guests can join fitness classes, including spinning, kick boxing, Tai Chi, step aerobics, water fitness and children's classes.

If you enjoy the outdoors, you can spend time exploring the 500-acre wilderness preserve. Guests can rent a canoe or fish in the Sheboygan River, located on the preserve. There is also horseback riding in the summer, cross-country skiing in the winter, trap shooting and hunting.

Kohler Waters Spa offers a range of spa treatments with an emphasis on soothing therapeutic water treatments. The wellness center consists of 21 treatment rooms and occupies over 15,000 square feet of space. Many innovative Kohler bathing and showering products are featured in the rooms, including whirlpools, baths, showers, fixtures and faucets. Treatments include bathing and body experiences, massages and facials. Some of the unique treatments are: the Great Lakes Stone massage, Tsunami and Still Waters.

If you are looking for low-fat low-calorie meals, choose from healthy lunch sandwiches and salads, fruit smoothies and gourmet teas and coffees.

Rooms & Food

Guest rooms in the original building are decorated with American memorabilia. All rooms feature a Kohler Whirlpool bath.

Travelers can choose from several restaurants, including a European-styled wine bar, rustic log cabins, and cosmopolitan dining rooms. The Immigrant is the signature restaurant serving international cuisine and fine wine. The restaurant is divided into six rooms with French, Dutch, German Hunt, Normandy, Scandinavian and English themes.

Best Time to Go & Getting There

Go in the summer to enjoy warm weather. You can visit year-round and take advantage of the sports facilities at the Sports Core. The property is about 2.5 hours from Chicago, about one hour from Milwaukee and one hour from Green Bay. The Sheboygan County Memorial Airport, 5 minutes away, is accessible by private air transportation.

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Does the hotel offer packages?

Relax with a spa offer which include specials for couples and girlfriends.

Star Treatment

The "Star Treatment" package starts at $413 per person and includes: 2 massages, 20% off additional massages, and a yoga class.

For Girlfriends

Experience relaxation and rejuvenation with one of your best friends. The Girlfriend's Getaway package starts at $542 per person and includes: Two nights, massages, 20% discount on additional services, Yoga class, and dinner one night.

For Couples

The "3-Day Weekend package" is ideal for couples who like to get pampered together. The package starts at $316 per person and includes: 3 nights, late check-out, 25% off room rates and spa services (Sunday and Monday), Sunday Brunch and a Kohler factory tour.

Chocolate Workshop Lets You Create Your Own Chocolates for Valentine's Day

While everyone is out buying chocolate truffles for their partner on Valentine's Day, you can do even better - make them yourself. The Chocolate Indulgence package gives the opportunity to make your own tasty treats.This really is a gift that keeps on giving. Once you know how to make the the treats, you can continue to surprise your partner at home with delicious new temptations.

The package gives you two nights at The American Club, two tickets to the signature event at The Kohler Design Center and two tickets to the Chocolate Workshop - an exclusive and limited opportunity only for those booking this package - to create your own chocolates in the working kitchen alongside professional chocolatiers. From $540 per person.

If you can't get away for Valentine's Day, surprise your better half with the Celebration Experience package. It includes a romantic dinner, roses on the bed, and 20% off treatments at the spa. Package prices starting at $818 per couple.

Plan This Trip:

Doubles from US $265, depending on the season.

Location: c/o The American Club , 444 Highland Drive, Kohler , Wisconsin , United States , 800-344-2838