Stout's Lodge is a beautiful place...the kind you only see in Ralph Lauren ads or magazines. It was quiet...almost too quiet for the kids (pre-teens and teens) yet was full of charm, Adirondack style. Allison's cabin is gorgeous and the 240 degree view upstairs is amazing...like a tree house. Unfortunately we didn't book rooms with a kitchen, so we ate lunches and dinners at the lodge but the entrees were in the $20's to $30's for things other than PB&J or grilled cheese, so it got terribly expensive for a family of seven. The fishing under the boathouse was like nothing the kids have ever experienced...constant fish!
I was quoted a rate and reserved the rooms in full on my Visa card, but was then charged nearly $200 extra for the week upon finalizing my check-out bill, which has still not been credited to me. Off season Stouts is managed by a firm in St Paul who has not been responsive. I'd go back again if I was able to correct the problems from the first time...live and learn!
- 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