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The Heart and Soul of Kaminski’s Chop House

When you’re deciding on someplace to eat, it is so tempting to pick a restaurant where you’ve already dined. You know you like the food, and you don’t want to risk being disappointed. Returning to the same restaurants can be a hassle-free way to eat out while you’re staying in Wisconsin Dells. However, repetition while dining blocks the ability to gain new experiences. Stray off the beaten path, and join us at Kaminski’s Chop House where dining is about more than just the delicious food, it is about the heart and soul of the experience.

The Heart

The heart of every restaurant is their food, and Kaminski’s has a big heart. Kaminski’s Chop House is one of America’s top 10 chophouses, and it’s not difficult to see why. The chophouse features top-of-the-line cuisine crafted to perfection from farm to plate. An arrangement with the nation’s premier meat supplier brings corn-fed beef, inspected and selected by master butchers, to your table. Kaminski’s choice of dry-aged, center-cut beef shows the importance we place on quality – and frankly, quantity too. Oversized servings of meat, seafood and sides allow you to bring the heart of Kaminski’s back to the comfort of your own home as leftovers. (Which we might add, the leftovers are just as good as the bites you took in-house.)

The Soul

If the heart of every restaurant is their food, the soul is the dining experience. From the moment you walk into Kaminski’s to the time you leave – the experience is incomparable to any other Wisconsin Dells’ restaurant. A window seat at the chophouse will give you access to the scenic beauty of the Wisconsin River. Beginning with a view like this will leave you questioning how the experience can get much better than that, but we can assure you – it continues to exceed expectations. The Kaminski’s team provides a level of service unlike anyone else. Kaminski’s Chop House gives guests an inside look at their cuts and portions before they order – letting you tailor your meal to your exact desire. Your Kaminski’s server is there with more than just your food – they’re there with an overabundant knowledge of the food that will be prepared for you.

Tonight, treat yourself to more than the typical dining experience. Treat yourself to the heart and soul of Kaminski’s Chop House. Finally, finish your night in the cozy comforts of our Wisconsin Dells condos right here at Chula Vista Resort.

Check out some of the photos from our most recent visit to Kaminski’s Chop House, and share some of your own on Instagram with #KaminskisChopHouse.

Employee Spotlight: Brad Sigmund

Our Employee Spotlight Series will take you behind the scenes to meet the people who make up Chula Vista Resort. Get to know our amazing team and how they have been a part of the Chula Vista journey.

This segment of our Employee Spotlight will feature the General Manager of Kaminski’s Chop House, Brad Sigmund. Kaminski’s is a three-time award-winning restaurant and their delicious table side, Mashed Potatoes Fully Loaded, was recently named in the top five of Travel Wisconsin’s “15 Stops for Wisconsin Comfort Food.”

1. How has your position changed since you first started at Chula? 

I started at Kaminski’s in 2010 part-time bartending. From there I became the bar manager. This was when I fell in love with wine. From this position, I became a restaurant Swing Manager, and I had the opportunity to work in several of the dining outlets at Chula Vista. The opportunity came knocking again when the General Manager position opened at Kaminski’s in December 2012, and I have held that position ever since.

2. Why did you choose to work for Chula, and why do you stay? 

A former coworker was serving at Kaminski’s, and that was the main reason I started. I remember coming into the restaurant for the first time and seeing the lounge with all of its high-end liquors. I was pretty intimidated, to say the least. Over the next few months, I would study constantly so that I wouldn’t make any mistakes. The staff was very welcoming and always willing to help me. I just loved the camaraderie and level of professionalism that the staff displayed.

3. What is your favorite part about working at Chula? 

I’m a big history buff, and Chula has been woven into the history of the Wisconsin Dells, even before the Kaminski family purchased the resort in 1951. I try to imagine what it was like “back in the day.” I love hearing stories from long-time guests and staff.

Taryn Christine Photography ©2015

4. What has surprised you most about working here? 

Chula is where I met my wonderful wife, Krissy. I definitely did not expect that while interviewing at the Chop House. It has been amazing how the staff here has become like family to me.

5. What do you wish other people knew about Chula Vista Resort? 

[I wish people knew] the history of the property and the Kaminski family. Most people think that we are just a large corporation, when in fact, Chula Vista is a family-owned business. It is exciting to not only see the past of Chula but also the future – it is a constant evolution.

6. What piece of advice would you give to a new employee? 

Walk around the property and get to know other outlets and its employees. Ask questions. Start up a conversation with our guests. Learn about our history and respect the journey the resort has taken.

7. What accomplishments at work are you most proud of? 

I love my job. Kaminski’s Chop House has a tradition of excellent food, service and atmosphere. Many of the staff I have worked alongside for years. I get to share awesome experiences with guests each day. How can I not be proud of that?


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Spring Break Your Way in Wisconsin Dells

Things are starting to defrost in Wisconsin Dells, which means we are quickly stepping into spring. Chula Vista Resort is prepped and ready to go with all things Spring Break – including our Spring Break special.

Book your Spring Break getaway by 4/5 and save up to $100. Whether you’re planning a spring break adventure for your family, your friends or just you – Chula Vista has the three ingredients for a perfect Wisconsin Dells spring break.



1. Waterpark Fun

When you think of waterparks, you think of Wisconsin Dells, and Chula Vista’s indoor waterpark is the ideal setting for everyone in your family. Lost Rios Indoor Waterpark is geared for all ages. We have everything from our Incantika Kiddie Play Area to the Flyan Mayan Up Hill Water Roller Coaster. If you’re looking for a more relaxing ride, we have it. You can lie back and relax as you wind through the gentle currents and flowing waterfalls of our Rio Rapids Action River.

2. Food Options for the Whole Family

Another important part of Spring Break – the food! Cheer on your favorite sports teams on our large flat-screen TVs while enjoying your favorite drinks and pub food at Kilbourn City Grill. Order pizza while you’re lounging poolside, from Luigi’s Pizzeria or visit Crash Landings Waterpark Snack Bar. Don’t forget to stop at one of America’s top ten chophouses, Kaminski’s Chop House, during your stay. We even have Sunday brunch at The Tavern Restaurant. Chula Vista has all the dining options for your entire family covered during your Wiscospring break getaway.

3. Relaxation

Spring Break is the perfect opportunity to slot in some relaxation time. Relax in our Outdoor Hot Springs set against the tower Norway pines along the Wisconsin River. You can also add a relaxing spa service to your stay at the #2 boutique spa in Wisconsin, Spa del Sol.Click here to book your appointment! 

It sounds almost impossible to have a vacation where you can play, eat and relax but at Chula Vista Resort – we make it easy! Book your spring getaway by 4/5 and save up to $100!

Winter Getaway Ideas in Wisconsin Dells

Turn off Netflix and check out these ideas for your winter getaway in Wisconsin Dells at Chula Vista Resort!

When the cold settles in in Wisconsin, it can be hard to come up with winter-friendly activities. It’s too cold, it gets dark too early, or it’s snowing. Have no fear; Chula Vista Resort is here! We have compiled a list of ideas for your winter getaway in Wisconsin Dells.

Ski Package

Looking for a taste of winter and a splash of summer? When you book our Cascade Mountain Ski Package you will receive all-day lift tickets to Cascade Mountain! This winter getaway in Wisconsin Dells offers all the benefits of spending a day out on the slopes with the whole family PLUS all the benefits of staying at Chula Vista Resort! Slide down the slopes by day and our waterslides in Lost Rios Indoor Waterpark by night!

Spa Weekend

We all need a little pampering now and then. Now is the time! Spa Del Sol offers tons of treatments including manicures, pedicures, massages, facials, body treatments and more! When you indulge in a full weekend of relaxation and rejuvenation for your winter getaway in Wisconsin Dells, you will not regret it. We even have package options to keep your weekend on budget!

Foodie Fun

Kaminski’s Chop House is one of America’s Top 10 Chophouses and a must for all the foodies out there! Shareable portions, well-paired wines, a variety of seafood delights and hand-cut, dry-aged beef will be almost too much for your taste buds to handle.

But wait, there’s more! The Tavern Restaurant now offers a Sunday brunch with melt-in-your-mouth options like Red Velvet pancakes and Cinnamon Toast Crunch French Toast. And that’s not all, Chula Vista Resort offers tons of dining options for all our food lover

s out there!

VIP Package

Make yourself a Chula Vista Resort VIP when you book our VIP Package. This crowd-pleaser option includes unlimited drinks, meals, discounts around the resort and more!

Haven’t found the winter getaway in Wisconsin Dells you were looking for? Have no fear! Chula Vista Resort offers tons of other packages, specials and deals! Book your stay today! Call (855)388-4782 with questions or to book your stay over the phone.

Four Essential Ingredients to your Valentine’s Day Romantic Getaway in Wisconsin Dells

Chula Vista Resort has all the essential ingredients to cook up the best romantic getaway in Wisconsin Dells.

The cold seems to have dissipated a little bit and just in time! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Why not treat that special someone to a Valentine’s Getaway in Wisconsin Dells? Chula Vista Resort has all the essential ingredients for the perfect romantic getaway. Let get all the ingredients together for your romantic getaway!

1. Dinner

Chula Vista Resort has multiple dining options on site, but for the purposes of your romantic getaway we recommend Kaminski’s Chop House and The Tavern Restaurant’s Sunday brunch.

Kaminski’s Chop House provides the perfect atmosphere for a super romantic date. The menu features numerous delicious options with sides design for two including loaded mashed potatoes and Green Beans Almondine. Our staff can help you pair wine with your meal and there are even dessert options available to put the finishing touches on your dinner.

Finish off your weekend with brunch a the Tavern. This brand new menu features options like Peanut Butter Cup Pancakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch French Toast, Mimosas and the Ultimate Bloody Mary.

2. Spa time

Is there anything more intimate than a couples massage? Spa Del Sol offers a Sweethearts package which includes two 50-minute massages, aromatherapy, a bottle of wine or champagne to go, specialty chocolates and a Spa Del Sol gift bag.

3. Outdoor Hot Springs

There is no such thing as too much relaxing and the next ingredient for your romantic getaway in Wisconsin Dells proves that. Before or after your spa treatment spend some time relaxing in our Outdoor Hot Springs. This giant outdoor whirlpool offers heated concrete decks and a two-story adobe fireplace while you relax and enjoy the calming waters and natural surroundings.

4. Inner Child

The last thing you need for your romantic getaway in Wisconsin Dells is your inner child. Waking up that sense of adventure adds an element of fun you can only find in Wisconsin Dells. Laugh and splash among our 80,000-square-foot, multi-level indoor water park in Wisconsin Dells then dry off and challenge each other at Pesos O Plenty arcade.

Start mixing up all the ingredients you need for your Valentine’s Day getaway by booking your stay today! Call (855)388-4782 with questions or to book your stay over the phone.

Tips for starting 2018 on the Right Note at Chula Vista Resort

Chula Vista Resort has everything you need to start 2018 on the right note!

The holiday season is coming to a close and 2018 is fast approaching. It’s time to forget all the toils and troubles of 2017 and start 2018 off on the right foot! We have gathered some tips together to help you do so with us at Chula Vista Resort. Cheers to the new year!

Plan a Spa Day

Forget about your cares for the day and spend some time at Spa Del Sol. It’s just steps away from the door of your Wisconsin Dells lodging. You deserve a little rest and relaxation! Select any number of treatments and spend some time in our Outdoor Hot Springs! Let your tension melt away with one of our seven massage services, rejuvenate your skin with a facial service, exfoliate your skin with a body treatment or spruce up your nails with a manicure or pedicure! We also have a number of specials and packages available! Book your appointment today!

Treat yourself

It’s easy to get so swept up in day to day activities and forget to treat yourself. Not this year! Plan a night out at Kaminski’s Chop House! You won’t have to cook and you can indulge in the sublime pleasures of hand-cut, dry-aged beef, well-chosen wines and extraordinary service. Make your reservation now!

Don’t forget about brunch! The Tavern Restaurant is now serving Sunday Brunch! Choose from an array of delicious entrees including red velvet pancakes, salted caramel French toast, classic eggs Benedict and more! Reserve your table today!

Purchase your 2018 Golf Membership

You won’t want to miss a minute of the 2018 season at Cold Water Canyon Golf Course! Purchase your full, weekday or weekend membership and start taking advantage of it today! Our course is located right on property to at the end of the day you can retire to your Wisconsin Dells lodging. Purchase your membership now!

Take a Vacation

What better way to start the year than with a family vacation to Wisconsin Dells? Spend hours in our indoor waterpark and when you dry off take advantage of all our other amenities! We offer topnotch Wisconsin Dells lodging and everything you need on property! You will leave here refreshed and ready to take on another year. Book your stay today!

Thank you for a great year at Chula Vista Resort! Please call (855)388-4782 with questions or to book your stay over the phone. Cheers to 2018!

Top Three Packages to Book this Winter at Chula Vista Resort

Pack your winter with fun when you book these packages at Chula Vista Resort for Wisconsin Dells vacation!

Winter in Wisconsin is unpredictable. However, it is usually safe to say it will be cold and cold weather poses a challenge when you and your family are looking for things to do. Look no further! We have gathered together to the top three packages to book this winter at Chula Vista Resort for something extra fun to do!

Family Fun package

Our family fun package is the perfect Wisconsin Dells vacation for the whole family. It includes a $25 dining voucher, 100 arcade credits, one large pizza, one game of bowling per person and access to our indoor waterpark!

All Inclusive Resort Package

Our All Inclusive Resort Package has everything you need! This customizable deal includes food, unlimited beverages, full use of our indoor waterpark and VIP discounts for Spa Del Sol specialty products. What more could you want during your Wisconsin Dells vacation?

Kaminskis’ Chop House Package


When you book the Kaminski’s Chop House Package you receive a $40 dining voucher to use at Kaminski’s Chop House during your stay. Who doesn’t want a little fine dining during their stay?

Make sure you check out our other packages including our birthday package and our Spa Del Sol Package. You are sure to find the perfect option for your winter Wisconsin Dells vacation at Chula Vista Resort.

Book your stay today! Call (855)388-4782 with questions or to book your stay over the phone.

New Year’s Festivities for the Whole Family at Chula Vista Resort

Cheers to a great year!

Still looking for the perfect New Year’s plans? Well, look no further! At Chula Vista Resort we have fun and festivities for the whole family! You can have a Wisconsin Dells vacation and New Year’s party all in one! Spend the day at our indoor waterpark and join in the celebrations to ring in 2018!


Whether you are looking for exceptional dining or a quick bite to eat, we have it all at Chula Vista Resort! Make your reservations at Kaminski’s Chop House and Kilbourn City Grill today!




Wave goodbye to 2017 in style when you book a condo for the night. These spacious accommodations have plenty of room for the whole family for your Wisconsin Dells vacation in addition to a kitchen!

Bring your Dancing shoes!

Don’t forget to pack your dancing shoes! Starting at 9 p.m. there will be an adults only DJ Dance Party in the Chula Vista Conference Center. Bonus! You can purchase wristbands that include unlimited tap beer, rail alcohol, house wine and soda the whole night!

For the Kids

We would never forget our pint-sized partiers! Starting at 7:30 p.m. there will be a Kids Carnival featuring games, crafts, food, drinks and more! Make sure you stick around! There will be a balloon drop at 11 p.m.

Don’t forget the Teens!

Teens can take on their friends and siblings at a number of arcade games located conveniently in meeting room 1.

So what are you waiting for? Time is running out for one last Wisconsin Dells vacation! Book your stay today! It’s going to be the biggest night of the year! Call (855)388-4782 with questions or to book your stay over the phone.

Your Guide to a Cozy Getaway in Wisconsin Dells

Chula Vista Resort combines luxury and comfort to create the perfect cozy getaway in Wisconsin Dells!

Sweater season is settling in. Temperatures are crisp and daylights hours are shrinking. It’s that time of the year where we want to curl up with a good book under a fuzzy blanket just watching the kids jumping into damp leave piles. Cue in-room Jacuzzis and fireplaces. Here is everything you need to know to plan your cozy getaway in Wisconsin Dells at Chula Vista Resort.

The Room

Chula Vista Resort offers a variety of different rooms, suites, villas and more to accommodate all of our guests. For your cozy getaway in Wisconsin Dells we recommend a condo or villa. This room styles offer a bit more space for your comfort in addition to a stone fireplace and a personal Jacuzzi. Not to mention, these rooms offers kitchens and kitchenettes so you can dine in the comfort of your room.

The Food

If you choose not to dine in your room, Chula Vista Resort offers plenty of on-site dining options so you do not need to leave the property, or even go outside, to enjoy a delicious meal. Kaminski’s Chop House is one of the most popular restaurants on our property. If you choose to dine there, you are sure to leave feeling full, satisfied and ready for your comfy pants.

The Amenities

Chula Vista Resort offers a wide selection of amenities to enhance the comfort of your cozy getaway in Wisconsin Dells. Beat the chilly temperatures by relaxing in our Outdoor Hot Springs! Complete with heated decks and a two-story adobe fireplace, our Outdoor Hot Springs is the meaning of cozy. Choose from an array of rejuvenating treatments at Spa Del Sol and let your cares melt away! Don’t forget about our indoor tunnel, so you can walk to Lost Rios Indoor Waterpark without going outside, or our complimentary shuttle service that will take you anywhere on the property.

The Deals

We want everything to be as easy as possibly during your cozy getaway in Wisconsin Dells, including the price. Choose from our specials and packages designed to accommodate all our guests.

Book your stay today! Call (888)7778-3602 with questions or to book yours stay online.

Top 4 Things to Add to Your Romantic Weekend at Chula Vista Resort


Create the perfect romantic getaway in Wisconsin Dells when you stay at Chula Vista Resort!

Sometimes you just need a weekend away to reconnect and recharge. A little alone time with your spouse or significant other is a must every now and then. Here, at Chula Vista Resort, we understand that. We have so much to offer you during your romantic getaway in Wisconsin Dells. You can experience adventure, fine dining and more without leaving the property! In fact, we have gathered together the top four things to add to your romantic getaway in Wisconsin Dells!

1.Date night at Kaminski’s Chop House

Kaminski’s Chop House provides the perfect setting for your date night. Choose from a long list of delicious wines to find the ideal selection to pair with your meal. The menu features everything from Alaskan Crab to Prime Rib with delicious desert options for you to share. Right now, you can get it all with our Dinner for Two Special!

2. Couples massage at Spa Del Sol

Relax the day away with that special someone when you book the Sweethearts Package at Spa Del Sol! It includes a 50 minute Swedish Massage each, aroma therapy, a bottle of wine or champagne to go, specialty chocolates and a gift bag. What could be more magical?

3. Heightened Adventures

Get you adrenaline running at Heightened Adventures Zipline and Adventure Park! The park offers four aerial courses you can transverse together and seven new ziplines! Tours are set to the adventurers’ comfort level so it’s the perfect way bond with your significant other!

4. Outdoor Hot Springs

You won’t want your romantic getaway in Wisconsin Dells to end without spending some time at our Outdoor Hot Springs! Set along the Wisconsin River and surrounded by towering Norway Pines, our large outdoor whirlpool features an adobe fireplace and heated concrete decks that create a romantic ambience.

BONUS! Local Wineries

It is easy to add some wine tasting to your romantic getaway in Wisconsin Dells. Chula Vista Resort is located a few short miles from Fawn Creek Winery where you can sip wine, browse the retail options and occasionally catch some live music! If you are willing to travel a little further you can check out Wollersheim Winery, Baraboo Bluff Winery and more!

Customize this and other romantic perks to create the perfect getaway for your and your special someone. What are you waiting for? Book your stay today! Call (888)778-3602 with questions or to book your stay online.