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Stout's Island Lodge

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2799 27th Street, Birchwood, WI 54857
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

If you love the outdoors, backyard games, and horrible food you are in luck! Stout Island Lodge is a fantastic get away. We took a short boat ride out to the island provided by the staff free of charge. Once we were out on the island we were able to relax, play some lawn games and imagine simpler times. All... More 

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Island_of_Happy_Days, Manager at Stout's Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear philjonesminneapolis, First of all, thank you very much for your feedback. We truly appreciate that you took the time to let know how we are doing. Guest feedback is invaluable in improving our operation. I couldn't help but laugh at your review--you truly have a great sense of humor! I completely agree that those tacos are probably the saddest... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

I really enjoyed my stay on Stout's island. It is truly a beautiful place and a nice combination of rustic and upscale. The lodge is gorgeous and our room was beautiful. I feel like the one downfall of the lodge is the food however. It is fairly pricey and is mediocre at best.

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Thank Stephanie H
Island_of_Happy_Days, Manager at Stout's Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Stephanie H., Thank you for your feedback! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. It is definitely our goal to be exactly that: upscale but still rustic. That is what this lodge was built for! We sincerely appreciate your feedback especially in regards to the food. I am so sorry that your dining experience did... More 

Bloomington, Minnesota, Usa
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67 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We loved this place! We stayed at the end of the season so I can't comment on all the outdoor amenities that summer travelers can partake in but we saw them all. Kayak, paddle boards, water-bikes, canoes, tennis. This place was very scenic and loads of charm. The compound is expansive and cool to walk around. The "Great room" was... More 

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Island_of_Happy_Days, Manager at Stout's Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear DSWeimer, Thank you for you lovely review! I am so happy that you enjoyed yourselves. I am glad we could make it extra special for you. We are all happy to give 110% where ever we can. Thank you again for your feedback and we look forward to your next visit! All the best, Emily Riechers Assistant General Manager More 

Blaine, Minnesota
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This resort has beautiful grounds. We went in the fall and the colors were fantastic. We stayed in the main lodge with another couple. We were so happy to be going to the island for the weekend. The ferry ride over was on time and the driver was very pleasant and helpful with our bags and getting our luggage to... More 

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Thank Sandy F
Island_of_Happy_Days, Manager at Stout's Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sandy F., Thank you for your feedback Sandy. We are always looking for ways which we can improve the Stout's experience and you review will certainly help in that goal. Here are a few of my reflections on specific aspects of your review. We 100% hear you on the wood. What an awful little thing that can ruin the... More 

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The best of everything. Rustic cabin with all the amenities, view of the lake, lots of comfortable chairs to sit around the wood burning fireplace. We stayed in Harry 2. My husband and I just returned from our weekend away at Stout's and we could not be more refreshed. Everything is taken care of, you just show up.

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Island_of_Happy_Days, Manager at Stout's Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear jgassistu, Thank you SO much for your kind words. I am so thrilled you enjoyed your visit to Stout's Island Lodge. We hope to see you again next year! All the best, Emily More 

Rochester, Minnesota
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We spent 2 weeknights on Stout Island. My 3 young boys and I met up with 2 of my sisters and their families there. We all stayed in the Gardeners' house. The room we were in (#3) was nice and had plenty of space for the 8 cousins to play board games on the floor. The toilet wasn't working properly.... More 

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Island_of_Happy_Days, Manager at Stout's Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Monica A., Thank you for your feedback! I am so happy you enjoyed your stay. To your point, the plumbing is very old, but it does work and I apologize there were any issues during your visit. We did a major overhaul to the plumbing this year so that should have fixed any underlying issues. I wish there was... More 

Saint Joseph, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

My fiance and drove up to visit Stout's this month for two nights. We're getting married there next summer and had yet to see the place! It met and exceeded all of our expectations. We absolutely loved every second of it!! It's a BEAUTIFUL place, our room was awesome (the fireplace was so nice for the chilly nights!), and our... More 

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Thank Kelly S
Island_of_Happy_Days, Manager at Stout's Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kelly, You are such a doll. Thanks for leaving a review--we are SO excited for your wedding next year. Thinking about and planning weddings is what we love to talk about all winter and we look forward to them all year!! We know yours will be a real treat too. :) Thank you for your feedback and sharing your... More 

Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I must start off by saying that the Island has a very comfortable feeling and the staff was great and personable. It has a beautiful lodge and grounds and one can imagine how difficult it was to build. I had no idea how much hill walking we would have to do and it certainly took a toll on us. When... More 

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Thank 612Judy
Island_of_Happy_Days, Manager at Stout's Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 612Judy, Thank you for your feedback. I am happy to hear that your felt the service was great and that you are happy that you visited us. I am sorry that it wasn't quite for you--sadly there isn't much we can do about the size of the property or the hills, but you could certainly rent a room in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Stayed two nights and after the first night we made reservations for the next year same time! The fall colors we heavenly to look at and loved all the little nooks on the island to sit and look. Dinner was amazing. Breakfast and lunch didn't have much for choices but did the job. This is a great place if your... More 

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Thank D&T W
Island_of_Happy_Days, Manager at Stout's Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear D&T W, Thank you for your feedback! I am so happy that you were able to enjoy the fall colors at their peak. Glad you enjoyed the food and we look forward to your visit next year! Thanks again! Emily Riechers Assistant General Manager More 

Minnesota
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25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

This was our second two night stay at Stout's Island. Last year we could not believe how fantastic all of our meals were. Chef Mike was outstanding. We enjoyed ourselves so much, we invited my wife's brother and his wife along this year. Mike was no longer there and the food was good...but just good. Frank the bartender was great,... More 

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Thank JohnandJanMinnesota
Island_of_Happy_Days, General Manager at Stout's Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you for taking the time to tell us and others about your experience at Stout's Island Lodge. I apologize you did not receive our response, which was sent from my GM email address rather than a reply to your original email. I am thinking now this was a mistake as it must have been filtered into your... More 

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