Beautiful setting-yes, you're really on an island with no cars and associated noise. The resort's tag line is Let's Read-and it the perfect place for that. If you like big resorts with lots of people and "action" this is NOT the place for you. They don't even have locks on the doors, which reminded me of Bitter End Yacht Club on Virgin Gorda-anything that reminds me of the BVI is a good thing!
The restaurant was lovely-my husband and I split an appetizer and entree (cheese plate and trout with fingerling potatoes and greens) -they're fine with sharing.
Staff is very un-obstusive which made me feel like I was at a private home (which is what it used to be); somewhere Mr. and Mrs Stout are smiling!
- 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