We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
You added Shady Rest Lodge to your Saves list
8440 Shady Rest Road, Rhinelander, WI 54501
Hotel amenities
Shady Rest Lodge
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Rhinelander
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

8 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We went to Shady Rest for a weekend. We have done many weekends in different locations and for the price of this one the lodging conditions were not the value we have found elsewhere. The lake is very pretty and we enjoyed the sunsets. There are kayaks which we enjoyed to tour around the lake, two paddle boats, one of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

In addition to having family living on Lake Manson, we decided to rent a cottage from Shady Resort to have extra space across the lake. By doing that, we were able to pontoon and kayak back and forth as weather allowed. We were fortunate to have a beautiful Labor Day weekend, high seventies, summer warmed lake water, and lots to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This was our 6th year at Shady Rest. The week is family orientated with activities in the morning ranging from soft ball to go-carting. The afternoons are filled with water skiing, wake boarding, wake surfing and tubing. We're not a big fishing family but others have had good luck catching everything from pan fish to Muskies. If the weather turns... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, Illinois, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

We have been bringing our family to Shady Rest Lodge for 15 years. It is the best vacation we have all year. In fact, one year we took our children to Disney for Spring Break and Shady Rest in the summer and asked them what they liked best. Without hesitation they said, "Shady Rest!!" There are very few resorts in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Rochester, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Our family has vacationed at Shady Rest for 20 years now. We began going when our oldest son was 1-year-old. Over the years, as all three of our children have grown, there has been lots of fun to entertain all ages: daily activities guided by the staff, kayaking, fishing, skiing, tubing, and all kinds of beach play. We've developed close... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Huntington, VT
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

Shady Rest is located on Manson Lake and it's quite pretty. The little beach is great for small kids, sandy and the water doesn't get deep too soon. Unfortunately, if you actually like to swim in the lake and you're older than 8 years, it's rather limiting. The lake is extremely weedy after 3' depth. I do like lake swimming,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Palo Alto, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

We stayed at the Shady Rest in June/2011 and had the best time. We came with our two kids basically blindly to the resort. We found it on the Web and liked what we saw on the Web site and took a chance. So glad we did. They have a great spot on a point in a nice sized lake,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
St Paul
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2010

Our 3rd year at Shady Rest Lodge - another great week. We stayed at 3 other similar spots in years past but return to Shady Rest. Things that are really outstanding: beautiful setting with mature trees etc, great water sports in the afternoons, perfect kid beach, super nice staff. Big breakfasts and dinners always with good fresh fruit and salad... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Shady Rest Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Shady Rest Lodge

Address: 8440 Shady Rest Road, Rhinelander, WI 54501
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Rhinelander
Number of rooms: 21

5 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (5)
Pool/beach area (4)
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay