• Aspira Spa
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About Aspira Spa

Aspira Spa is part of the Osthoff Resort, a luxury destination on the shores of Elkhart Lake in southeast Wisconsin. The resort's lakeside property was the original site of the Osthoff Hotel, which opened its doors in 1886 and later became a notorious hideaway for gangsters during Prohibition. The spa emphasizes holistic and organic modalities, as evidenced by the feng-shui influenced design of the 20,000-square-foot facility as well as the incorporation of Asian concepts and alternative therapies (such as chromatherapy) into spa treatments.

Year-round access to a striking natural landscape and peaceful lake views make the Osthoff Resort a popular locale among vacationing families. A game room, indoor pool, wintertime ice skating rink, and summertime day camp are just a few of the resort's kid-friendly amenities. In the vicinity, guests can enjoy seasonal outdoor activities such as cross-country skiing in a national forest and fishing on several nearby lakes. Museums, art galleries, and championship golf courses can also be found in abundance in the area.

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101 Osthoff Avenue, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020 United States
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  • Complimentary Spa Day
    Book an elegant resort suite at regular rate & receive one complimentary spa day valued at $120
    Valid May 1 - Sep 30

Menu of Services

Aspira Spa aims to synthesize and represent the ancient healing principles and philosophies of non-Western cultures. The 20,000-square-foot facility features a color scheme that mirrors the major elements of the surrounding landscape, from blue-green (signifying the lake) to copper (signifying the red clay underneath the spa). Prominent in the spa design are such substances as mahogany and walnut wood and stones indigenous to the region. In addition to 22 wet and dry treatment rooms, the facility encompasses a spa studio for movement and fitness classes, a relaxation lounge with a year-round outdoor whirlpool, a cafe serving spa cuisine, and a serene meditation sanctuary.

Signature Spa Suite Experiences are administered in private treatment suites, each of which has a private fireplace and whirlpool. Experiences range in duration from two hours to 210 minutes and can involve up to four spa clients at once. Inspired by the Native Americans who once gathered at Elkhart Lake, Sacred Waters is an experience that incorporates marine-based elements and therapeutic baths for healing and re-centering.

The alternative-therapy focus of the spa is not confined to the aforementioned suite experiences, however. The toning and hydrating Yin Yang Osmosis Facial can be tailored to either sex according to Asian-inspired concepts of yin and yang. The 90-minute Aspira Chroma Facial integrates chromatherapy, lymphatic drainage, and pressure point massage into a results-oriented treatment that is offered as an individual service or as part of a series.

The Osthoff Resort's fitness center offers round-the-clock access to a full complement of aerobic and weight-training equipment. The resort has an indoor swimming pool and two outdoor pools, one of which is kidney-shaped, the other of which can be used for lap or recreational swimming.

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Chakra Balancing
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Acne/Deep Cleansing
Anti Oxidant Facials
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Back Facial
Botanical Facial
European Facial
Fruit Acid
LED/Light Therapy
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Food/Beverage Available
Locker Room
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Relaxation Lounge
Retail Store
Robes Provided
Slippers Provided
Swimming Pool
Toiletries Available
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Whirlpool, Jacuzzi
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Hair and Scalp Treatments
Hair Coloring
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Makeup Instruction/Application
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Back Massage
Cranio Sacral Massage
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Energy Healing
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Customer Reviews for Aspira Spa (10)

February 8, 2015
Quickie with my husband
My husband and I wanted a quick spa getaway. The Aspira more than fulfilled our wish. My husband who has had many a massage said the 80 minute Swedish massage he received at Aspira was hands-down the best ever! I enjoyed a 50 minute Aromatic Relaxation massage which was everything it was advertised to be. The best for me though was the Biodynamic Facial. As a woman of a certain age, with roseacea and living in the Midwest in February, my skin needed some attention! This facial felt great, the technician was personable and professional, the products were first class and my face feels refreshed and rejuvenated 24 hours later. Both my husband and I are experienced spa goers and both came away quite impressed with Aspira. We definitely plan to visit again
wen k
December 19, 2014
girlfriend getaway
we went there for a girlfriend getaway weekend and mainly just to catch up. We are regular spa goers, so, we felt quite comfortable at this spa setting to relax. So, facility wise, we really enjoyed ourselves. In terms of the service, I got a massage which was good (not the best, but not bad). my friend got a facial and she said it was ok as well. For a girlfriend getaway, it did the trick. I think its more in the day spa category than a "destination spa". but since we are in the midwest, it was fun to go.
August 22, 2013
Loved it
GREAT! Loved it, very nice experience...relaxing!
May 3, 2010
Hari-Om made this the BEST spa experience I have ever had
When I go on vacation, it is when I am burned out, stressed out, and have gone from workaholic to a lifeless zombie. On my first day at the Osthoff, I got the Reiki Healing treatment, performed by Hari-Om. It was revelation. It was as if I had found this positive, energetic, and healthy person that was trapped in a shell of anxiety, tension, stress, and negative energy. Hari-Om helped me shed that old skin and find my inner self. He is a healer. I have absolute faith that the healing power of Reiki, performed by Hari-Om, can change your life and help you find your inner peace. I felt lighter, happier, and completely relaxed after just one treatment, although I came back for a total of three. He also made me feel like he tailored the experience to match my needs, it was very personal. He is professional, kind, but also took his time, I was never rushed. Hari-Om is the heart that is the essential ingredient to Aspira Spa.
April 14, 2010
Wonderful Off Season Packages
A friend and I stayed at the hotel and enjoyed the spa in March 2010. We took advantage of the girlfriends getaway package which included a $250 spa credit! We were extremely impressed by both the hotel and the spa. The spa was very relaxing and offered a great menu of services. I enjoyed a facial, massage, scalp treatment, and ritual bath. I enjoyed the facial and massage but was unimpressed by the scalp treatment and espeically the bath for what I paid. Cedars Massage: being massaged by the fireplace was a great experience and my massuse was very good and professional. The technique she used was more broad strokes on the whole body vs. 1 area but I enjoyed it. Traditional Facial: enjoyed not only the facial but also the massage on hands and feet. The table folded you up so it was very comfortable lying there. I had a hard time leaving! Ritual Bath: this was basically 25 minutes of soaking in a spa tub in a treatment room. I could've done the same thing in my room. Would've liked to have a full body scrub or some other treatment in conjunction with the bath to make it worthwhile. If you don't have a spa tub in your room, I could see doing this treatment. Scalp Treatment: I would've expected more of a scalp massage in a relaxing enviornment but instead had more of a hair washing in the salon area. I enjoyed the robe and slippers and there is a small outdoor pool and seating area in warmer weather. Would recommend that the spa provide more beverage options besides tea and plain water as well as snack like nuts and/or dried fruit. This area is very quiet and not much is open in the off season so if you go, expect to spead a lot of time on your own relaxing. Overall, I strongly recommend coming here!
April 5, 2010
My visit to aspira spa was a relaxing one. I recieved a facial and pedicure. My facial was so relaxing that I amost fell asleep. I really enjoyed my pedicre also the chair was amazing. I felt truly relaxed I can't wait to go back for another visit.
January 9, 2010
Great vacation
The resort is gorgeous and the spa a wonderful retreat. Wish I could have spent more time there. I didn't like the auto-tipping though - seemed tacky for a resort of this caliber.
April 3, 2008
A Wonderful Gem Just a Few Hours From Chicagoland
I found the Aspira Spa at the Osthoff Resort when I was looking for a last minute anniversary getaway. We totally enjoyed every minute of our time at the spa. First up was the couples massage. The "SpaSuite", which includes a large whirlpool tub, shower, sofa and fireplace, was beautiful and the massages were great (I can personally recommend Serena as giving the best massage I've ever had). The additional hour you're allowed to stay in the suite really makes for a great romantic experience. All of the other services I received at Aspira were really nice, including the chromatub bath and a pedicure. The only possible thing I can complain about is that since we planned this last minute, it was very difficult to find services that we were able to schedule. Most important for us was the couple's massage, which we were able to schedule, but very early in our stay, we would have preferred a later time. We both would have liked to try out more services, but there just wasn't many slots available. We definitely will plan ahead better next time (and there will certainly be a next time!). Overall, it was a great retreat, period.
March 17, 2008
A work in progress
I've been to the Aspira twice now, once a year for a girlfriends spa weekend. Note: we go in March/April so the hotel & spa are not very crowded. From the photos I've seen, this place is hopping in the summer which might change the experience quite a bit. Scheduling is difficult, not everyone knows what they are talking about, and it can be hard to get the appointments you want (all due to inexperience or indifference I fear), but once you are there, the experience is great. The massage therapist know what they are doing and are incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. I had my first "energy treatment" this year and was blown away by therapist Jennifer; it was kind of odd, but opened up a whole realm of possibilities that these treatments could be more than just relaxing. Highly recommended, and I'd ask for Jennifer because I think it's the kind of thing where experience is important. (It's extremely esoteric, but worth investigating.) The scalp treatment is a must, as is the Hamman (my friend has had this twice). They have added, I am told, a customized massage which will broaden their offerings; currently most of them are relaxing, pampering as opposed to theraputic. (I had the Ying Yang on Friday and the Four Palms on Saturday. On Sunday Ray Lynn, who did my scalp treatment which included some neck and shoulder massage noted the obvious knots in my upper back which clearly hadn't been noticed by the three massage therapists who had worked on me during the weekend. A clinical or swedish massage probably would have remedied this, but I couldn't fathom ordering up yet another massage! I just thought someone should have mentioned it earlier.) The spa areas are very nice. Plenty of places to relax and unwind. They need to do a better job when the spa is quiet of making sure everyone is using their "spa voices" and not intruding on the peace and quiet enjoyed by the most of the people there. They lack a steam room, aromatherapy room, or swimming pool attached to the spa. I used to go to the Fontana Spa at the Abbey in Lake Geneva which has a fabulous spa set-up with more room and amenities in their spa, but it's not as nice and new as Aspira. Outside of the spa, enclosed with more lounging chairs is another whirlpool. Last year they turned it on for us in April. Absolutely fabulous experience. We ordered some snacks, sat in the steamy water while the air temps were in the 40s I'd imagine. Definitely a cool experience. (This year they wouldn't put it on for us.) Spa hours are a sticking point. They are not really set in stone and everyone I spoke with had a different answer as to when the spa was closing for the evening. After a treatment, I just want to veg out and relax which is not always possible when you are worrying that you are holding up the staff. There is a wonderful little restaurant attached to the spa (dine in your robe) which is nice but under utilized. Food was good, service good. It's kind of unfortunate that I have anything bad to say about the Aspira because I had a great time. If their staff was more experienced, chances are everyone would know what a fabulous place this was and it'd be impossible to get appointments....thus killing our spa expereince. But I guess you take the good with the bad. It's unpretentious in attitude, relaxed, in kind of a clueless way....maybe it's just Wisconsin?! The Osthoff itself is amazing, a one of a kind hotel, well worth the visit itself. Elkhart Lake is quaint. Very picturesque. It's very quiet and very relaxing all around. (Be forewarned that the vacant hallways in the winter months can remind one of "The Shining"....eerily reminiscent actually.) Enjoy!
June 26, 2006
Fabulous! The best experience ever...
I was completely blown away by The Aspira Spa. It's an oasis in a morraine (that's little hill, in Wisconsin-speak). My facial was top-notch (The Elements Facial) and the meditation room is like being on another planet. Not to be missed in this lifetime!
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Facilities & Amenities

Facilities & Amenities

Elkhart Lake's spectacular surroundings provide a wealth of vacation activities for visitors regardless of the season. The Osthoff Resort's Pleasures Program helps families take advantage of what the area has to offer during the summer months and holiday season. Activities for children only and for the whole family are included, from morning Coffee Cruises and kiddie cooking classes to all-ages hayrides and beach bonfires.

The property's 500-foot sand beach includes picnic areas, grills, a playground, and a volleyball court. Paddle boats, kayaks, canoes, and sailboats can be rented through the hotel, and larger parties can enjoy an afternoon excursion on a pontoon boat that can accommodate up to 12 guests. In winter, a pond provides an ideal locale for ice skating. A tennis court is also available for guest use.

In the towns surrounding the resort, winding rural roads and pastoral scenery invite mountain bikers to pedal away (bikes can be rented through the property). Ice fishing, sledding, and sleigh rides through the snow-swaddled winter Wisconsin landscape can be arranged as well. Kettle Moraine National Forest is situated 15 minutes from the resort by car, offering more than 50,000 acres of rolling glacial hills, lakes, and restored prairie. Equestrian, hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing trails of varying difficulties total nearly 300 miles.


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Rooms & Dining

Rooms & Dining

The Osthoff Resort's 245 guest rooms feature either woodland or lake views. Accommodations range in size from 305 square feet for a guest room (28 square meters) to 2,309 square feet (215 square meters) for a three-bedroom corner lakeside premier suite. All rooms have king-sized beds, private balconies, and two-person whirlpool baths, while suites come with additional luxuries such as dining areas, washer/dryers, and extra living space.

Two on-property restaurants offer casual dining for lunch and dinner in a lakefront setting. Lola's on the Lake is a 100-seat eatery with large windows that face Elkhart Lake and the surrounding hills. Guests can enjoy eclectic cuisine that highlights local and organic ingredients. The family-friendly Otto's provides casual fare and a children's menu in addition to seasonal outdoor patio dining. Among the American favorites served are club sandwiches, light pasta dishes, steaks, and personal or family-style pizza. Many of the menu items at Otto's are also available poolside.