By Brandon Gorman
From posh bathrooms alongside waterfront resorts, to the refined elegance found in the big cities, Wisconsin is home to some of the nation’s most luxurious hotel resort bathrooms. Experience the extravagant “rest” in restroom here!
Nestled on a 300-acre property in Barron County, Canoe Bay Resort in Chetek is surrounded by three picturesque lakes and an abundance of hardwood forest. Named the “Perfect Adult Summer Camp” by Marie Claire magazine, this kid-free resort is bursting with rustic charm. With 27 unique lodging options to choose from, bathrooms at Canoe Bay offer a multitude of amenities. Wall-to-wall cedar paneling, vaulted ceilings, heated floors and large picture windows with beautiful panoramic views are just some of the luxuries you can discover at Canoe Bay. All units offer large Jacuzzi tubs and several offer spacious Finnish saunas and steam showers. Fitness buffs can rejoice too as several bathrooms at Canoe Bay include elliptical machines. Finish off your accommodations with an in-room relaxation massage.
If top-of-the-line luxury is what you are looking for, then go no further than The American Club Resort in Kohler. The American Club holds the distinct honor of being recognized as a Five-Star destination by Forbes, the first and only resort to receive the honor in Wisconsin. Impeccable attention to detail can be found in the bathrooms of The American Club, none more evident than the amenities found in the Eau de Vie Suite. It’s only fitting that state-of-the-art Kohler® products are used in the suite, including the DTV® Custom Showering Experience. With the touch of a dial, water, sound, light and steam come together to create a hydrotherapy sensory experience like no other. Customize everything from the water temperature to the angle and intensity of the spray. An infinity overflowing tub, raised granite double vanity and a 4-paned glass fireplace round out the exquisite bathroom.
First opened in 1893, the history of Milwaukee’s Pfister Hotel is unrivaled. A proud member of the Historic Hotels of America National Trust, the Pfister is home to the largest hotel collection of Victorian artwork in the world and is a proud winner of the AAA Four Diamond Award. Echoing the grandeur of the artwork that line the halls of the Pfister, the bathroom in the Heritage Suite offers sophisticated elegance. Italian white marble runs throughout the spacious bathroom creating a bright and inviting atmosphere. A large walk-in glass shower, double vanity and jetted bathtub add to the polished style of the room. While you’re at it, don’t forget to check the halls for the famous hotel ghost. It’s said that the spirit of founder Charles Pfister still roams the halls to make sure his guests are well taken care of!
Located inside a 100-year-old renovated warehouse, The Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee appeals to both the sophisticated leisure traveler and motorcycle enthusiast alike. Located just a block away from the Harley-Davidson Museum, The hotel has received top marks from Condé Nast’s Hot List, National Geographic’s Traveler’s Stay List, and has appeared on NBC’s Today show. The mix of dark leather, reclaimed wood and exposed brick create a uniquely inviting atmosphere. The bathroom in the Corner Alcove of the Iron Horse boasts a spacious layout with a stylish and modern double vanity. A rich color palette of dark charcoal tile and sage green walls borders a frosted glass walk-in shower. After indulging in the massive dome shower head, relax in one of the Iron Horse’s signature plush hotel robes.
Amenities are aplenty at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva. The AAA Four-Diamond resort is home to two golf courses, a Scandinavian spa, a waterpark and a ski hill. The Frank Lloyd Wright inspired hotel, which originally opened as the nation’s first Playboy Club Hotel in 1968, has plenty of playful perks in their premier bathrooms. Guests can jump into the oversized whirlpool tub, and with the click of a remote, watch as a high-definition television materializes within the mirror. Large showers with multiple jets offer a relaxing experience alongside the hotels very own WELL Spa + Salon products. Luxe marble vanity tops complete the tranquil and relaxing ambiance found within the suite.