All-around it was a beautiful weekend. The boat driver/bellhops were great and efficient. The young lady in the office was very informed well informed of wonderful walks and off island shops. The exterior of the buildings had a beautiful rustic look. The interior were a sharp contrast with Whirlpools and many other amenities. The only shortcomings in the island came in my dining experience. The waitress was nice and did a great job, but the was not what I would expect from such a fine established. I order a vegetable platter been told that many of the items were actually from the island. The appetizer came out soak in butter. My wife and I both order the salmon and it out the same. Before eating I was told how much the product comes locally and I was very excited, but instead of tasting fresh flavor I tasted butter. This will not stop me from returning to Stout's Island, however next time I will not be entering their restaurant, for more then a few cocktails. I will also be bringing my own food.
- 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