For my birthday, my husband gave me (us) a trip to Kohler, WI. For those of you who aren't familiar, Kohler is small village near Sheboygan about 2 hours from Madison. It's known for top rated hotels, golf courses, restaurants & spas.
We arrived at The American Club just in time for lunch at The Horse & Plow & ordered the most delicious Cheese Curds we've ever had! It's got a wonderfully Wisconsin feel with local beers on tap, great bar food & decor from the original Kohler factory.
After lunch we walked over to the Kohler Design Center & had a blast looking at all the options for kitchen & bath that you could ever imagine! We walked through each vignette, getting ideas for our next house (which we will not be building for many years as we just built the house we are in 1 year ago!). We also learned about the history of Kohler Co., as the bottom level has a museum of the village & the company itself.
This image is in the design center & perfectly exemplifies the beauty, design & functionality that embodies the Kohler Co. brand.
From the Design Center we took a free shuttle (it was freezing outside) to The Shops at Woodlake, walking around & checking out the offerings - home goods, clothing for men & women, art, a stunning tile store, everything for bed & bath as well as great food options. My husband, Beau, is not a fan of shopping, but he was a great sport and went with me to check everything out.
After shopping, we decided to go back to The American Club for high tea at The Greenhouse for some tea, cookies & a little relaxation. This was probably one of my favorite spots in Kohler. It's an antique solarium transported all the way from England & reassembled on the property. It's charming, quaint, cozy & serves yummy tea (I got my coffee-loving husband hooked on tea!)
After resting in the hotel room, we went down for dinner at The Wisconsin Room where the service was as impeccable as the food. The decor was luxurious & comfortable, the food was outstanding. (I had the salmon while Beau had the rainbow trout.) The room is actually the original dining hall of immigrant workers for Kohler Co.
We enjoyed dinner & then decided to explore the hotel a little more & we stumbled upon this gem of a space (pictured below). The design-junkie in me was obsessed with everything from the chandeliers to the molding on the walls!
All-in-all, it was a great trip, full of relaxing, delicious food & some good quality time with the hubs. Next trip, a trip to the spa will be on the agenda!
So what does this blog post have to do with real estate? The short answer is nothing. The long answer is that I'm always looking for new & creative ideas to bring to my clients who ask for suggestions, as well as being able to stay up-to-date with the newest designs. However, that's not the reason we decided to make the trip. We are consistently busy at work and we are very grateful for the business, however, every once in a while it's important to take some time to recharge. I have to say thank you to my husband for giving me some much needed R&R, which he recognized I needed before I knew it myself.
Disclaimer: This blog post is based entirely on my own opinions & experiences. It is not a paid advertisement. All photographs are my own.