Built in 1903 by Frank D. Stout as a summer estate for his family, this Adirondack-style lodge mixes high architectural details with arts & crafts-style construction for a timeless rustic elegance that is sure to leave you in awe. Surrounded by cabins named for Frank D. Stout’s children and their mother on an 18-acre island in the middle of Red Cedar Lake., the lodge stands apart from typical North woods destinations. Fireplace carvings imported from Italy and beautiful wood carvings and floorboards imported from Germany, Stout spared no expense building his Island of Happy Days—a name engraved on the stone steps of the entrance to this marvel structure.
Arrival / Departure Lounge
Bar / Lounge
Conference / Meeting facilities
Direct beach access
Non-motorized water sports
Parking for boats and trailers
|Check-in Instructions||Our ferry leaves the shore on the hour. Regular check-in is between 3 PM and 8 PM. We recommend arriving 10-15 minutes prior to the ferry's departure. You will park your car in our parking lot and bring your luggage to the dock. Our driver will load your luggage onto the ferry and bring it to your room. The ferry ride is ten minutes long. During the ferry ride, our driver will ask you to review your reservation information and sign your registration agreeing to the terms of your stay. You may visit the office after you arrive to make any modifications to your reservation. The driver will also ask you if you would like to make dinner reservations--please let him know the time and number in your party and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Dining Information can be found at: http://www.stoutsislandlodge.com/dining/
To provide the best service possible to all our guests, dining reservations are strongly encouraged for lunch and dinner service.
Dining Room Dress Code
The dining room dress code for breakfast and lunch is “island casual” (jeans, t-shirts, sandals, etc.). In the evenings the standard is business casual (button-downs, polo shirts, slacks, blouses, skirts, etc.). Jeans and shorts that are not worn, torn, or distressed in any way may be worn during dinner as well. Caps and hats are not allowed at anytime. It is our goal to provide the finest dining experience possible and therefore we ask all our guests to make the best possible effort to adhere to this dress code. However, we still wish for you to relax and enjoy your meal with us--please ask us if you have any questions or concerns.
|Getting There||There are several routes you can take to get to the island. Our address is 2799 27th Street, Birchwood, WI 54817 at the intersection of County Highway V and Hwy 48 (i.e. 27th Street). This is the address of our boat landing on the shore and our parking lot. For more detailed instructions, please visit our website at http://www.stoutsislandlodge.com/about-us/location/.
|Parking||Parking is provided at no extra charge. Guests may park in the gravel parking lot in front of our dock. Ferry runs from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM daily every hour. The ferry leaves the island ten minutes to the hour and leaves the shore on the hour.|
|Things To Do||On the island, there are kayaks, canoes, row boats, and water bikes, table tennis and billiards, croquet and bocce ball, board games, swim dock, meditation labyrinth, a clay tennis court, bonfires every evening in our oversized fire pit, nature trails, fishing, bird watching, and of course, plenty of Adirondack chairs that overlook the lake--perfect for reading a book or just enjoying the view. Area attractions include the Ice Age Trail, Tuscobia Trail, Cedar Side Trail, ATV rentals, the scenic Namakagon river, the Red Barn Theatre, and many more. See our website for more information.
|Business Facilities||The phrases "stunning scenery," "worry-free," and "private island" aren't typically associated with corporate meetings.
Then again, Stout's Island Lodge is anything but typical. This rustic paradise offers the perfect setting for a restorative and productive escape. It's conveniently located just two hours from the Twin Cities, and we have everything you need to get the job done — and have a bit of fun in the process.
Our meeting rooms offer a perfect blend of rustic elegance and modern amenities. We have flip charts, projectors, screens, wireless internet, sound equipment, and more.
Tired of ice breakers and wary of trust falls? You've come to the right place. Plan your very own amazing race, a cowboy rodeo complete with hats and roping (hay) cattle, a bocce ball, tennis, lawn pong, or croquet tournament, a scavenger hunt, kayak/canoe races, or a serene pontoon tour complete with drinks & hors d'oeuvres. We are also willing to get creative—we are happy to help you create your own fun activities for your group!
|Terms and Conditions||A DEPOSIT EQUAL TO FIFTY PERCENT OF YOUR TOTAL ROOM CHARGES WILL BE CHARGED UPON RECEIPT OF YOUR BOOKING CONFIRMATION. YOU WILL RECEIVE CONFIRMATION THAT THIS DEPOSIT HAS BEEN CHARGED AND ITS AMOUNT VIA EMAIL.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY MUST BE BOOKED TOGETHER.
Rates are based on maximum recommended occupancy. There is a $25 charge for each additional guest over 12 years old. Airbeds and pack 'n' plays are available upon request.
Rates include scheduled ferry trips, continental breakfast and use of recreational equipment except motorized boats.
Food and beverage brought from off the island must be enjoyed in the privacy of your room or room's deck or patio. According to Wisconsin Statue 125.32 6a, guests of Stout's Island Lodge are prohibited from comsuming food and beverage not provided by Stout's Island Lodge in the island common areas. Please enjoy our full bar and extensive wine list.
To maintain a peaceful atmosphere on the Island, we require a two night minimum for any reservation that includes Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights. Single night reservations are available Monday– Thursday (excluding holidays).
Rates are subject to state & county sales tax. We accept all VISA, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.