Stunning views, private, quiet and relaxing. My husband and I stayed in the shore lodge in one of the few units that have air conditioning and we were very grateful. The shore lodge 2 was beautiful with an oversize tub looking out over picture window of the lake. The main lodge is lovely and air conditioned ( many guests with no ac in their cabins beat the heat by spending a lot of time in the main lodge). The property needs updating and that is to put it mildly. The shore lodge is new so it is great, the main lodge is comfortable, but the docks, boathouse, bridge to walking area, adirondack chairs are all in desperate need of repair. If you are coming with a family you really do need a kitchen unit. The food is very good and quite expensive..and the only problem is the limited menu choices and limited dining times, all requiring reservations. The breakfast would be considered unacceptable at a Hampton Inn because there is limited choices but it is in the dining room , music is playing and view is amazing, so really, who cares. Truth is , despite the obvious need of repairs, we want to go back again and bring our kids. There is something pure, something real about the place that gets under your skin if you let it and it feels very good and very relaxing. If you are ready to really just relax with a good book, a swim, lounge around with no desire to know the time or watch tv, then this is a perfect getaway. Bring your own snacks, make your dinner reservations and just relax.....There are no keys for the rooms....leave the diamonds at home.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stout’s Island Lodge sits proudly in the center of Red Cedar Lake – an 1800-acre lake in northeastern Barron County, Wisconsin. There are two island connected by a 100 ft. walking bridge (given to Frank Stout by Andrew Carneige). The two islands have a combined acreage of 18 acres. All lodging is located on the western of the two islands; the East Island has walking trails as well as a small picnic cabin on the northern tip. Red Cedar Lake is known for its water quality, its fishery and for its relative quietude. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Stout`s Island Hotel Mikana
- Stout Island