The American Club Resort Hotel is a five-star, five-diamond hotel that has stood as an icon of gracious hospitality for over 100 years.


The series of events that led Walter J. Kohler to build The American Club in 1918 began shortly after 1873 when 29-year-old John Michael Kohler took a cast-iron water trough, added 4 feet and enameled it, creating a bathtub. According to company lore, he sold it to a local farmer for one cow and 14 chickens.

The success of that innovation led to a cutting-edge factory and an immigrant workforce with a need for housing and community. Believing "A worker deserves not only wages, but roses as well,” Walter undertook an ambitious project to build a dormitory that would include a pub, bowling alley and barbershop and would house immigrants and their families for just $27.50 a month. Lessons in citizenship and the English language were taught as well.

In 1981 The American Club reemerged as a full-service boutique hotel. Today this redbrick, Vermont slate building welcomes guests with gracious hospitality that has earned a Forbes Five-Star and AAA 5-diamond rating. We continue to expand and innovate, preserving the traditional charm and welcoming spirit of Walter’s vision, while evolving the one-of-a-kind experiences we offer our guests.

We invite guests to explore all that Destination Kohler can deliver for your whole self, from our FIT-inspired activities to our storied past. Kohler Waters Spa and our four Championship golf courses lead the innovation charge with new services and amenities at every turn.

Surrounding The American Club, the Village of Kohler is one of the first planned communities in America, part of a 50-year master plan created with the Olmsted Brothers, designers of New York’s Central Park.

Nearby, River Wildlife, a distinguished wilderness preserve and dining club, encompasses more than 500 acres of unspoiled land, 5 miles of the meandering Sheboygan River and more than 18 miles of scenic woodland trails.

And a bit further afield, LODGE KOHLER stands in the heart of Green Bay’s Titletown action, while The Old Course Hotel borders the renowned 17th Road Hole of the Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland.

Wherever you find us, genuine warmth and gracious hospitality will welcome you, and call you back again.

Social and Corporate Group Guidelines

We are closely monitoring government policy changes, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, government mandates, and public health advancements and will continue to make changes as necessary or appropriate to our protocols and procedures.

Destination Kohler will adhere to physical distancing guidelines for hosted events. Contact your Destination Kohler representative for additional details and updated venue capacities. 

1. All shared equipment and meeting amenities to be sanitized before and after each use, or be single use if not able to be sanitized

2. All linen, including underlays, to be replaced after each use

3. All meeting spaces to be sanitized at the conclusion of each event

4. All wipeable surfaces will be disinfected by staff before exiting the room (includes chairs, podiums, AV equipment, door handles and other touchable surfaces)

5. All event spaces have been outfitted with ION air filtration units

1. Self-serve stations and buffets are allowed.

2. Beverage Stations are allowed. All attendees are asked to use sanitizer prior to approaching the beverage station. (signs and sanitizing station to be provided by Destination Kohler)

3. Beverage and Break Stations are allowed with ‘grab and go’ items. Destination Kohler to post a sign that states, ‘If any item is removed from table, please dispose of and do not re-placed on table. Thank you.’

4. Condiments to be served in single use containers or individual containers, sanitized after each use or disposable containers

  1. Floor decals will be provided to ensure proper Physical Distancing in the following locations
    1. Registration table
    2. Restrooms
    3. Coffee/Break lines
    4. Served Buffet lines
    5. Bar lines
  2. Seating capacities and floor plans to be reviewed on an event by event basis to ensure appropriate physical distancing that follows the State of Wisconsin and CDC guidelines
    1. Contact your Destination Kohler representative for physical distancing capacities and diagrams
  3. Companies will be responsible to comply with the State of Wisconsin and CDC guidelines when bringing non-registered hotel guests to a Destination Kohler meeting/event:
    1. Health and wellbeing of attendees
      1. If any of your attendees meet the following criteria, please follow the state mandated guidelines
        1. Experienced fever, cough or shortness of breath in the 14 days prior your arrival?
        2. Been exposed to anyone who is exhibiting symptoms or has tested positive for Coronavirus in the 14 days before your arrival?
      2. Distribution of conference materials
  4. Dancing at social events will be permitted with the following expectations
    1. No food or beverages will be allowed on the dance floor
    2. Dance floor capacities will be set based on dance floor size

1. Individual bottled water will be provided complimentary in lieu of water carafes on meeting tables and water stations

2. Multiple Hand Sanitizer Stations and disposable face masks are available throughout the Conference Level. There will be a station in each meeting room to include the following: Hand Sanitizer, Sanitizer wipes and Tissues.

3. Modified Group Amenity offerings in adherence to CDC guidelines

Destination Kohler Employees are vital for an effective sanitation and health program

COVID-19 Training. All employees will receive training on COVID-19 safety and sanitation protocols with more comprehensive training for our teams with frequent guest contact including Housekeeping, Food & Beverage, Public Area Department, Hotel Operations and Security.

Employee Arrivals and Departures. Employee pre-shift meetings will be conducted virtually or in areas that allow for appropriate physical distancing between employees. Larger departments will stagger employee arrival times to minimize traffic volume in back of house corridors and service elevators. Hand sanitizer will be available at each timeclock location and employees will be required to sanitize their hands after clocking in. Our management team will ensure constant communication and proper PPE and sanitation procedures are followed and updated per the latest expert guidance.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Appropriate PPE will be worn by all employees based on their role and responsibilities and in adherence to state and local regulations and guidance. Training on how to properly use and dispose of all PPE will be mandatory. Every employee entering the resort will be provided a mask and required to wear that mask while on property. Gloves will be provided to employees whose responsibilities require them as determined by medical experts including housekeeping and public area attendants, food and beverage personal and security officers in direct contact with guests.

Hand Washing. Correct hygiene and frequent handwashing with soap is vital to help combat the spread of viruses. All Destination Kohler employees have been instructed to wash their hands, or use sanitizer when a sink is not available, every 60 minutes (for 20-seconds) and after any of the following activities: using the restroom, sneezing, touching the face, blowing the nose, cleaning, sweeping, mopping, smoking, eating, drinking, going on break and before or after starting a shift.

Sanitization of Office area and Shared Equipment. Shared tools and equipment will be sanitized before, during and after each shift or anytime the equipment is transferred to a new employee. This includes phones, radios, computers and other communication devices, payment terminals, kitchen implements, engineering tools, safety buttons, folios, cleaning equipment, keys, time clocks and all other direct contact items used throughout the resort. The use of shared food and beverage equipment in back of house (including shared coffee brewers) will be discontinued.