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Stout's Island Lodge

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I was excited for this small vacation as they are few and far between for us. I am sad to report that it was a waste of precious vacation time and money. I was disappointed from the start. The boat house where you check in is an example of what is to come. It is rundown, smelly, and the furniture...

Thank Amy P
Emily R, Manager at Stout's Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Amy P, Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback about your stay with us. I am truly saddened that you were so thoroughly disappointed with your visit and our accommodations. If you will allow, I would like to address each of your points individually: The Shore House waiting area/on-shore waiting area: Admittedly, it needs some TLC...

Hayward, Wisconsin
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Our last trip was good, but this one was fantastic! We stayed in the upper level of the main lodge, and our friends were just across the hall. There was a screen porch at the end of the hall where we could all sit and play cards or dice. The weather was perfect. Staff was very helpful and friendly. The...

1Thank TCYooperDude
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Reviewed 25 August 2016

He had a great time on Stout's Island. Old, but well kept buildings. Let's say its very rustic. They have lawn and indoor games to play. Trails to walk by day and fire pits to sit around after dark. There's a lot history to this place. Many years ago it was a private vacation residence. There is one of Wisconsin's...

3Thank vette079
Mason City, Iowa
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Stout's is just that, built on an Island. Everything on the island was built with materials brought to the island in the winter on the ice. It is everything that a lodge should be. The rooms are done in a rustic motif that makes you feel like you stepped by into the 1940s or so. My family took up 3...

2Thank Harold P
Maple Grove, Minnesota
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We had shore lodge 4, which is probably the biggest and best on the island, plus bunk room #4, and a friend stayed in room #5 which adjoins them. We do this trip with 7-8 families every other year. The island is a very laid-back, relaxing atmosphere. You need leave your stress on the mainland, and if you follow a...

1Thank TTfromMN
West suburbs Illinois
Reviewed 5 August 2016

You park on the 'mainland'and are picked up by an hourly pontoon boat. The island has beautiful gardens and grounds with wonderful water views in all directions. Lodge and other buildings historic and charming. Free use of canoes, kayaks etc. Clay tennis court and croquet too. Variety of rooms and accommodations. Restaurant food good but it took a while to...

1Thank jerrytomsolo
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

A little slice oh heaven there. Great place to unplug and unwind. Attended a family wedding and it was amazing. Staff is fantastic, friendly, and accommodating. Good was yummy. Lodging was great. Loved the outdoor games, kayaking, hiking trails. Mosquitos are relentless as you would expect. Bring your bug spray! Stars are amazing at night. Great group, family, or couple...

Thank Stephanie M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The lodge and cabins all are beautiful. The carved redwood is amazing. Pick any spot on the island and the view will be phenomenal. You can always see the water and the landscaping is lovely. Staff was very attentive. We have already booked our next visit.

1Thank Teacher30
Woodstock, Illinois
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We visited the lodge for dinner as part of our annual vacation to the area. Forty years and this was the first venture to the island resort. Our mistake was waiting this long. Be prepared for a less than 10 minute boat ride to the island. Plenty of history and remarkable Adirondack style original architecture. Dining areas are a real...

2Thank stickney2016
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We LOVED Stout's Island Lodge! We first learned of it through a show on Wisconsin PBS. Only criticism is the food in the restaurant was average - although I heard people saying the trout was very good. Beautiful setting - great history - attentive staff - exceedingly well-kept - a lot to do. We want to go back right now!...

2Thank SusieMilwaukee

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Stout's Island Lodge

Address: 2799 27th Street, Birchwood, WI 54817-9242
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Birchwood
Price Range: RM660 - RM1,414 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 43
Also Known As:
Stout`s Island Hotel Mikana
Stout Island
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“Appears to be great views from all/most rooms.”
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 of 5 bubbles MSPTraveler9, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles amytF2979QF, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I loved the lodge for the rustic ambiance but cabins of various sizes range from 'quaint' to pretty modern.”
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