History of Kohler
The Village of Kohler, incorporated in 1912, was developed as a garden/industrial community by Walter J. Kohler, son of Kohler Company founder John Michael Kohler. Using the talents of Frederick Law Olmsted, the noted landscape architect who’s designs include New York’s Central Park and the Biltmore Estate’s grounds, Walter Kohler developed one of the nation’s first and finest planned communities. Originally called Riverside within the rural Town of Sheboygan, the village was founded as a model company town in 1900 when the Kohler Company built a new plant at the location in 1900. The village was incorporated in 1912 as the Village of Kohler. Of the original homes, most built between 1917 and 1931, approximately 95% are owner occupied. The Kohler Company continues to retain final authority over the design of home and business additions, outbuildings and fences in the village to keep them within a certain aesthetic standard. (Source: Wikipedia)
Today the concepts introduced by Walter Kohler are being protected and enhanced through the joint cooperation of Kohler Company and the Kohler Village. Artful planning is reflected throughout the Village, in its emphasis on natural and historic preservation and its carefully considered design for residential and commercial growth.
Shopping and Kohler Venues
Kohler offers a very unique selection of shopping. Woodlake is a small and quiet pond-like lake located within the Kohler city limits. Nestled at lake’s edge you can find The Shops at Woodlake; the shops have more than 20 specialty shops and boutiques featuring men’s and women’s apparel, toys, collectibles, restaurants, novelty items, home furnishings, and design stores. In addition to the elite selection of shops, Woodlake also offers Yoga on the Lake, a premier yoga studio. The overall design and focus for Yoga on the Lake is to create a comfortable space where you can experience a connection of body and mind. Rotating objects of art and hand crafted gifts can be found at ARTspace, a gallery of The John Michael Kohler Arts Center. If you are seeking a 5 star relaxing massage, soothing water treatments, nourishing facial and body services, or some pampering you are encouraged to stop in to The Kohler Water Spa! For a taste of arts and entertainment, you will not be disappointed with the American Club Resort; well-known for its commitment to the arts, Kohler Company paired with the John Michael Kohler Arts Center provides a multitude of options to attend.
Local Restaurants and Food Options
One can only think of fine cuisine when thinking about Kohler. Seeped with history and mingled with 4 star flair, the restaurant options in Kohler are more than memorable. Fine dining is available in unique settings such as The Horse & Plow, a casual historic tavern that was once the taproom for immigrant workers at Kohler Company. The Blind Horse, named for a lead horse named Birdy, who once worked on the farmstead turned winery is a one-of-a-kind dining experience. For an experience like no other, you must head over to Craverie Chocolatier Cafe’! A cozy fireplace, a beautiful view of Wood Lake, and wine and chocolate pairings are waiting for you there! Follow this link to learn more about the many food options available to you in Kohler, WI.
Golfing at its Best
Ranked by Golf Digest 2017/2018 for some of the best of America’s golf courses! Kohler features 4 unbelievable golf courses that rank 5 stars across the board for novice and professional golfers alike! Click here to read more details about each golf course…
Kohler Homes for Sale
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