Your Private Oasis Awaits

These are extraordinary times.

We all share an unprecedented sense of anxiety, uncertainty, and isolation, but we also know that we must continue to live our lives hopefully with our loved ones, recognizing that the way we do so must change for an as yet unknown period of time. We would like to offer you several unique summer options, both this summer and in the future.

Stout’s Island Lodge is an incredible, expansive romantic retreat on a private island in a remote area of Wisconsin, located just over two hours’ drive from the Twin Cities. The island estate complex was originally built as a summer retreat for a lumber baron and his family in 1903. Stout’s Island Lodge offered then, and still does, rustic elegance in a rich natural environment - an immersive escape for you and your loved ones.

New This Summer: 2020 Seasonal Rental

In light of the current health crisis, for the first time ever we have created an exclusive experience for a few select individuals, couples, and families wishing to practice responsible social distancing without sacrificing the timeless, priceless experience of a summer getaway.

Translation: Let’s get you out of the house and away from all of this.

We are limiting this offer to between 20 and 30 families. You may choose a selection of rooms, suites, or cabins that suit your needs.

No one else will occupy your private space this summer - to insure its safety.

With full access, you can come and go as you please, with private boat rides to and from the island. By restricting access to summer-long rentals only, we curtail exposure and promote a much more private and safe experience. And if you own a motor boat, sail boat, canoe or kayak that you would like to leave at the island, we can accommodate.

Resort Amenities

All resort amenities will be available, including our restaurant, which will operate without a dining room per government mandate and for your safety. You’ll have full access to an affordable chef-crafted menu with take-out, picnic and room service options. Social distancing will be strictly enforced for your safety – but with two entire private islands available totaling 17 acres, thousands of feet of shoreline, this is going to be the cushiest social distancing of all time.

You can spend as much or as little time as you want. With a full summer rental, this is your private, on-demand oasis. The lease will only permit access for immediate family household members, and for the protection of all guests, lodge operations will strictly comply with state and CDC guidelines as they evolve.


Rates begin at $4,500 from May 15th - August 15th and $3,000 from August 21st – October 18th. Since we take the comfort and safety of our guests seriously, this exclusive offer can only be available to a few select families. Contact us today to ensure your spot, and transform a daunting and uncertain summer into one filled with priceless, timeless family memories.

We are sold out for the May – August 15th timeframe, but we are still taking inquiries for the Aug 21st – Oct 18th timeframe.

Property Ownership

The Island complex is organized as a condominium. We have decided to expand the number of owners by selling vacant lots for new construction, existing cabins, and condo units in the main lodge and outlying buildings. Owners will have the option to use their property exclusively or participate in a rental program.

New for Next Season and Beyond: Private Club Membership Options

Stout’s Island Club

A limited number of private memberships are being offered to share the island with the private property owners at certain times during the season.

Contact Stephanie Rupp with any questions or to make your reservations for this summer:

We are sold out for the May – August 15th timeframe, but we are still taking inquiries for the Aug 21st – Oct 18th timeframe.