Pack Your Bags!

Pack Your Bags!
March 23, 2018

When you think of weather in northern Wisconsin, “mild” might not be among the first few (or thousand) words that come to mind. But that’s exactly what to expect at Stout’s Island Lodge. During the spring, summer, and autumn months, high temperatures stay in the 60s and 70s, dropping to the 50s (and occasional 40s) at night.

While a range of weather patterns are inherent in this part of the country, the weather overall is remarkably pleasant during Stout’s operating months. We enjoy many summer days when it’s plenty warm enough to jump off the dock. And yet it’s rarely uncomfortably hot, thanks in no small part to the lovely breeze coming off the lake. And when it is a little on the cool side, just stay on the dock—possibly with a cocktail or two.

Wondering how to pack your bags? One of the best things about Stout’s Island Lodge is that the experience is what you make it.

If you’re coming for adventure (fishing, boating, hiking, swimming), pack your swimsuit and hiking or athletic clothes. This being the great outdoors, you’ll may want some bug spray and sunscreen.

If you’re here to relax, restore, and unwind, pack comfortable shoes to walk between buildings and throw in an extra layer so you can enjoy S’mores under the stars.

Our on-site restaurant rivals some of the top gourmet hot-spots in bustling cities, and while there’s no need to dress like you’re attending a gala, we do have some guidelines for attire: The dining room dress code for breakfast and lunch is “island casual” (think: jeans, t-shirts, sandals, etc.). In the evening, the standard is business casual (button-downs, polo shirts, slacks, blouses, skirts, or non-distressed jeans).  Caps or hats are not allowed in the dining room at any time.

When in doubt, pack as though you’re visiting your friend’s stunning summer estate. Because, really, that’s what you’re doing. We can’t wait to see you here. We’ll do our best to arrange some sunshine.