This was our first stay at Stout Island Lodge even though we only live 15 miles away. I feel that two reviews are necessary, so I'll review the accommodations in this review and the restaurant in another. From the minute we stepped on the pontoon boat for the trip over to the island, everything was perfect. The pontoon driver loaded our bags, completed our check-in, gave a tour and history of the island and lodge, and took our bags to our cabin. He was a very nice young man (Wow, does that make me sound old or what!) and was very helpful as was all the lodge staff. We stayed in the Allison 2 which is the second floor of one of the original cabins. It has been remodeled but retains its rustic charm. The bed was one of the most comfortable I've ever slept on and the chairs were as nice as you would have in your own home (not like motel chairs). The lodge is like a trip back in time (in a good way) and the grounds are gorgeous. We walked the entire property which consists of two islands connected by a foot bridge, the second being a nature trail. The entire walk is about two miles. Truly a great place to stay.
- 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