Visiting Edwards

Visiting Edwards in person is the best way to choose an instrument. Three hours in the Pro Stop will enable you to play many different instrument combinations. Ultimately, you will be fitted to the horn that is perfect for you. In order to make your fitting fun and productive, it's important that you have a stress-free trip to Elkhorn. To help with this, the following information has been provided.

Appointments
Edwards takes two appointments a day Monday through Friday. An average session can last anywhere from 1½ - 3 hours. The first appointment slot is 8:30 am - 12 pm. The second is 1:30 - 4:30 pm. Please make your appointment three to four weeks prior to your visit. Appointment slots are reserved further in advance during summer months, spring break, and the holidays.  Be sure to visit Return & Exchange Policies before your visit.

We want to provide the best customer service possible and this includes informing you of our policies before you make a visit to Elkhorn.  If you have any questions, please ask them before your visit, during your visit, and during your two week trial period.  Our goal is to satisfy you 100% with the quality of our instruments and the fitting process.

Getting Here
The closest airport to Edwards is Milwaukee (airport code MKE), which is 45 minutes away by car. O’Hare International in Chicago (airport code ORD) is the second closest with a driving time of 1.5 hours. Chicago Midway is the farthest from Elkhorn at 2-2.5 hours. If you are able, advance book a flight into Milwaukee to have a relatively stress-free trip. The traffic is much easier to navigate, as well. The flights into Milwaukee can be competitive with Chicago’s airports if you book far enough in advance.

We recommend using the maps below in order to arrive safely at our front door. Google Maps doesn't do well when you input our address manually.

Directions from Milwaukee's General Mitchell Airport

Directions from Chicago's O'Hare

Airport Shuttle Service
Airport Connection
(414) 769-2444
www.mkelimo.com

Things To Do
Lake Geneva is a nice resort-style town ten miles from Elkhorn. There are a lot of Chicago people there in the summer, but the lake provides some nice scenery and there are plenty of tourist shops where you can spend money.

The Kettle Moraine State Forest is fifteen miles from Elkhorn. Hiking and mountain biking trails can be found here. There is also some great road biking available in the surrounding area. The General Store is a bike shop in La Grange. They can take care of your biking needs. Visit www.backyardbikes.com to rent a mountain bike and plan your adventure. In the wintertime you can also cross-country ski and snowshoe the trails in the Kettle Moraine. The necessary equipment can also be rented from the General Store. Great sandwiches and coffee are available. Tell Mike that Christan sent you.

For those that one to ride some fantastic roller coasters, Six Flags Great America is located in Gurnee, Illinois.

In addition to the above activities, there are a number of fantastic golf courses in the area.

Checklist

  1. Edwards Instrument Co.
    530 S Hwy H
    Elkhorn, WI 53121
    (262) 723-4221

    Get a map from your house or destination airport to Edwards at Yahoo Maps. Cross reference your Yahoo map with an actual map just to be 100% sure of directions.
  2. Make sure you have a car rental confirmed before you depart for Milwaukee’s Mitchell, Chicago's O'Hare, or Chicago’s Midway airports.
  3. Make your hotel reservations in advance. Southeastern Wisconsin is a tourist area and hotel rates will fluctuate with the seasons.
  4. Book your appointment three to four weeks in advance.
  5. Bring two contrasting pieces of music to your appointment. Plan on playing both while getting fit to your Edwards.
  6. Bring your mouthpiece. We have Edwards and Griego mouthpieces available to try in house.
  7. If the door at the Edwards building is locked when you arrive, please go two buildings down to Getzen. They will announce your arrival.

Hotel Accommodations

  1. Hampton Inn Elkhorn (4 miles from factory, most food options, pool)
    40 West Hidden Trail
    Elkhorn, WI 53121
    (262) 743-2360

    Use the following to get a better rate at the Hampton Inn:
    1. Call the hotel directly and mention you are with Getzen (corporate ID # 2702251)
    2. If you forget to mention you are with Getzen while making your reservation, simply let the front desk associate know during check-in
  2. Americinn (1 mile from factory)
    (262) 723-7799
    Hwy 67 & I43
    Elkhorn, WI
  3. Best Western (12 miles from factory)
    (262) 248-9181
    300 Wrigley Dr.
    Lake Geneva, WI
  4. The Cove of Lake Geneva (12 miles from factory)
    (262) 249-9460
    111 Center St
    Lake Geneva, WI
  5. Super 8 Motel (7 miles from factory)
    (262) 728-1700
    518 Borg Rd.
    Delevan, WI
  6. Hawthorn Suites Kenosha - Pheasant Prairie
    7887 94th Avenue
    Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
    (262) 942-6000
    Includes kitchen facilities

Eating in Elkhorn
(listed from cost efficient to expensive)

  1. Lukes-Market Street Italian Sandwiches
    (262) 723-4676
    117 W. Market St.
    Elkhorn, WI
    Great Charbroiled Chicken Sandwich ($2.79). Get everything on it with provolone cheese & French bread. (Get the small fry as the large is disgustingly huge)
  2. Larducci’s Take Out Pizza
    (262) 723-6668
    20 Washington St.
    Elkhorn, WI
    Loaded large around $15 - $20.
  3. Moy’s Restaurant
    (262) 723-3993
    3 N Wisconsin St.
    Elkhorn, WI
    Chinese food. $5 - $9 per person for lunch. Dinner dishes increase in price.
  4. Moose Creek Bar & Grille
    (262) 723-8844
    N4403 Cty Tk H
    Elkhorn, WI
    Just down the street from Edwards but totals $10 per person by the time you’re done with lunch. Sandwich/burger place.
  5. Anthony’s Steak House
    (262) 248-1818
    W3354 Hwy 50
    Lake Geneva, WI
    Great steaks. 70s decor but a good place to eat. $15 - $25 per person .
  6. Red Geranium
    (262) 248-3637
    393 E. Edwards Blvd.
    Lake Geneva WI
    Fancy dishes, not a great wine list, expensive entrees ($20 - $30 dinner).

For more detailed information on southern Wisconsin restaurants, please visit the GazetteExtra Dining Guide.

Mailing Address

Edwards Instrument Co.
PO Box 440
530 S Hwy H
Elkhorn, WI 53121


Phone & Fax

Toll free: (800) 562-6838
Local: (262) 723-4221
Fax: (262) 723-4245