The American Club
The Midwest's only AAA Five Diamond resort was originally built as housing for immigrant workers of the Kohler plumbing company. Rededicated in 1981, it's the flagship hotel for Destination Kohler, a veritable Disneyland for outdoorsy adults: four world-class golf courses (including the venues for the 1998 U.S. Women's Open and the men's 2004 PGA Championship), the sparkling new Kohler Waters Spa, a 100,000-square-foot fitness and racquet club, and a 500-acre private wilderness preserve. Spend a peaceful afternoon hiking or horseback-riding among the animals, birds, and incredible flora in this protected sanctuary, or pack a picnic and take a tranquil canoe ride down the Sheboygan River. Afterward, exceptional dining awaits in the Immigrant Room, divided into six rooms decorated to celebrate the various European heritages of the area's early immigrants, with dessert in the Greenhouse solarium. Naturally, each spacious guest room features a luxurious whirlpool bath. Rooms from $209; 800-344-2838.