The Olympia Resort Hotel, Spa and Conference Center in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, will host the Feast of Tabernacles in 2016.
One advantage of moving to the Olympia Resort Hotel, Spa and Conference Center is that it will potentially save the Church $31,000. Another advantage is that, for the first time in Wisconsin, most brethren will be staying at the same location at the host hotel. If possible members are encouraged to stay at the Olympia Resort Hotel.
Daily church services, Bible studies, family dance and other activities will all occur at the Olympia Resort.
Oconomowoc’s many lakes and rolling woodlands offer both rural and metropolitan interests. Oconomocwoc is located 35 miles west of Milwaukee, 55 miles east of Madison and 120 miles north of Chicago. A stroll along the tree-lined streets of Oconomowoc seems like a trip back to the turn of the century. Many old, restored mansions and houses of a time past dot the city.
There will be plenty of places to eat and shop to choose from in the area. Johnson Creek Premium Outlet Mall is about 20 minutes away. At the Oconomowoc downtown shops, show your room key from the Olympia Resort and get special offers and discounts at participating downtown businesses.
Abundant restaurants are very affordable and offer numerous ethnic fare, including bistros and pubs and lakeside views.
All can experience golf, antique shopping, biking, boating, parks and forests, spas, specialty stores, galleries, museums, breweries and wineries.
Kids and children will want to visit Imagination Station (a 16,000 square foot playground) and the Children’s Play Gallery. It is filled with interactive exhibits to encourage learning through hands-on, creative and interactive play. Exhibits include a pirate ship, construction area, stage, market place, arts and crafts, science area and more.
A self-guided, two-mile historic walk around Fowler Lake was designed to give a glimpse into Oconomowoc’s past when it was known as the “Newport of the West”—from the 1870s to the 1930s. Oconomowoc’s great beauty attracted the wealthy from Milwaukee, Chicago and St. Louis, who built palatial summer homes on the lakeshores and arrived by train every summer. Other recreational options include Ebert’s Greenhouse Village, Kettle Moraine State Forest, Southern Unit, Old World Wisconsin, Ten Chimneys and Waukesha County Lake Country Trail.
Housing: If staying at the Olympia Resort Hotel and Spa doesn’t work for you, there are additional homes and condos for rent are found online. These are primarily privately owned homes and condos, but if you need additional help for housing, please call (970) 484-5878 or e-mail USFestival@ucg.org.
Location of Services: Olympia Resort Hotel, Spa and Conference Center, 1350 Royale Mile Road, Oconomowoc, WI 53066