As an American, the only way to truly understand the greatness of our country is to see it in person. Many of you, like myself, hated history classes. I spent most of the time staring out the window or drawing circles in my notebook. Recently I had a chance to visit The American Club in Kholar, Wisconsin. I jumped at the opportunity to travel to a place that many people that look like me wouldn’t even think of going.
In 1978, 60 years after it was dedicated, The American Club was placed on The National Register of Historic Places. The Village of Kohler, Wisconsin, 55 miles north of Milwaukee, and is home to the Kohler Design Center and Factory. It is also a recipient of the AAA Five Diamond Resort hotel recognition for 29 consecutive years.
The American Club was actually built in 1918 for immigrants. Many of whom worked in the factories and were not yet American citizens. Which makes this place very American. Immigrants built our entire country. Not just in 1776 but still today. The difference is, a place like Kholar appreciated the diversity and hard work of the newcomers- many leaving family and friends behind. The now hotel was originally for “single men of modest means” most spoke very little English. Today families of all socioeconomic backgrounds will feel right at home.
The tradition of welcoming all has transcended time. All the staff of the hotel is accommodating and friendly. The rooms are decked out. So, if you can’t afford to outfit your next house remodel with all Kholar fixtures, then take a weekend trip and stay at The American Club. You feel like royalty with all the top-notch Kholar offerings from jetted tubs to overhead rain showers.
There is affordable luxury in the mid west. When your planning your next family vacation or annual trip with your buddies; give Florida a break and visit Kholar, Wisconsin.
Words by De’Von Johnson