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“The Island of Happy Days”

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Stout's Island Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Birchwood B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 14, 2006

Stout's Island Lodge is a vintage Adirondak style "camp" that reminded me of vacationing upstate New York as a child-- rustic and gorgeous. My room in Allison's Cottage had a view of the treetops and the lake. Evenings always included a fire in the lodge's fieldstone fireplace and fabulous dinners with a northwoods theme. The desserts are to die for. No television or noise. Lots of canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, croquet on the lawn, and footpaths for walking. I spent the weekend in a haze of happiness and peace. When the time came to leave, it wasn't easy. I will be returning every summer.

  • Stayed: October 2005
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7  Thank etsmith
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Reviewed September 18, 2005

I spent three nights at Stout's Lodge, and although I had a good time, I wasn't impressed. I had read a glowing article about the lodge in Minnesota Monthy, and it inspired me to plan a trip there. Although the lodge is very beautiful, it is not in the best condition. The bathroom in our room was really in bad shape, and the game room was falling apart. In fact, the whole boathouse looked like it was about to fall over into the water. The breakfast was stale muffins and cold cereal. The staff was indifferent. I would have stayed again if it was $80-100/night, but I paid $200/night and did not feel like it was worth that.

  • Stayed: September 2005
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9  Thank LizJMcM
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Reviewed June 2, 2004

Have made several trips to The Island of Happy Day's over the last several years and can't wait to return. Each experience has been Awesome! The people. The food. The accomodations. And have recommended it to others, all of whom have enjoyed their experiences. It's an opportunity that shouldn't be missed!

  • Stayed: August 2003
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4  Thank HawkStevens
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Additional Information about Stout's Island Lodge

Address: 2799 27th Street, Birchwood, WI 54817-9242
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Birchwood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Birchwood
Price Range: $149 - $319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 43
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

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