“Life is good, especially when you have a classic hotel to live it in.”
Don't miss out on a vacation stay at one of the most historic—and breathtaking—hotels in Wisconsin! This one-of-a-kind hotel is in Fond du Lac, endearingly known as Fondy! The award-winning hotel design features a lobby decorated in vintage fashion, with crystal chandeliers, porcelain-tiled floors, and black and white panels adorning the pillars and doors. “Hotel Retlaw has been restored to its former historical significance with a remarkable renovation completed in 2019. While the hallmark aesthetics of our property remain, contemporary elements can be found throughout, including stylish and unique décor.” -Hotel Retlaw website
You might be asking, what is Retlaw?! The hotel’s beloved original owner was Walter Schroeder—Walter spelled backward? Yep! It’s Retlaw!
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You might be bidding on this one-of-a-kind hotel, but Fond du Lac will not let you down! Guests also enjoy easy access to the best things to do in downtown Fond du Lac from the hotel. Visit, shop, play, and dine along the scenic east shore of Lake Winnebago. From Fond du Lac to Sherwood, find unique gifts and art, salons and spas, restaurants, and cafes, boating and golfing, parks, orchards and farms. There are always great things to do in Fondy!
Hotel Retlaw History (taken from the hotel's website):
Since the hotel’s opening in 1923, Walter Schroeder (the original owner of the hotel) had a vision to create the Hotel Retlaw as one of the finest hotels in the State of Wisconsin. The eight-story neoclassical hotel in red brick with its cornice and façade detailing shows the attention to detail that was not overlooked in buildings of the era. It’s no coincidence that the name Retlaw, if you haven’t guessed it yet, is his first name backward.
While little has changed on the exterior of the hotel over the past 90 years, the interior has undergone several transformations. The original hotel had 265 guestrooms, which was later reduced to 138. In our current design, we have 121 guestrooms, suites, and residential suites.
The building has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service. This is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. Hotel Retlaw stands today as one of the most richly historic hotels in Wisconsin.
Learn more about Hotel Retlaw: https://www.thehotelretlaw.com/