Our Most Unique Offering

Guest’s of Stout’s Island Lodge can now enjoy exclusive use of Van Reed Island. Van Reed Island is a historic and romantic three acre private island, with a four-bedroom summer home located on its highest point, just east of Stout's Island Lodge.

Van Reed's spacious 2,200 square-foot summer home, with expansive wraparound outdoor decks, is perfect for a unique romantic couple’s getaway, or gatherings of families, friends, or multiple couples. A pontoon rental is included for those that do not bring their own boat(s).

This charming summer house features 4 bedrooms (5 beds), 1 full and one 1/4 bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, and sunroom. Spacious decks surround the cabin on nearly all sides. There is currently an A-Frame building that is connected to the cabin that is not currently in use, but which will be a lodging option for children in the near future.

Guests will be able to access the entire cabin, and they will enjoy private access to the 3 acres of gorgeous wooded grounds and hundreds of acres of private shoreline. The island features easy access to Stout's Island Lodge by boat. There is a swim raft serving the island.

Maximum Number of Guests: 8

Van Reed Island Amenities

Rental of Van Reed Island includes full use of all amenities at Stout's Island Lodge
Pontoon rental included with every stay
Ferry service (scheduled ahead of time)
Lawn games
Swim raft and docks
Docking for guest boats and/or rental pontoons
Large campfire & barbecue areas
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Stout's Island Lodge

Guests have full access to Stout's Island Lodge (built in 1903), subject to only a few dates (below) when Stout's is entirely reserved for private events. Stout's is one of the premiere National Historic Landmark Adirondack-style great camps in the Midwest.

Some amenities to enjoy are the lodge's award-winning restaurant, the boathouse game room, the Great Room (including a bar and plenty of books and boardgames), Boathouse (with ample fishing supplies), canoes, kayaks, water bikes, clay tennis court, croquet lawn, labyrinth, swim areas, and much more.

Dates that the Stout's Island Lodge resort amenities are not available to Van Reed Island guests due to Stout's being reserved for a private event:

  • June 2–3
  • August 4–5
  • August 27–28
  • September 15–16

Red Cedar Lake

The Lodge's three islands are located in the middle of six mile long Red Cedar Lake, a stunning lake located in northwestern Wisconsin, just a few miles from Birchwood and Rice Lake, and approximately two hours from the Twin Cities by vehicle.

It is a part of a chain of three interconnected lakes that cover over 3,500 acres. Red Cedar Lake is the largest lake in this chain, covering over 1,800 acres and boasting over 37 miles of shoreline.

Red Cedar is named after the red cedar trees that are found in the surrounding area. You can guess where the adjacent Balsam and Hemlock Lakes got their name.

The lake's clear, clean water is perfect for swimming, boating, and fishing. It is home to a variety of fish species, including walleye, northern pike, muskellunge, smallmouth bass, and largemouth bass, making it a popular destination for anglers.

Stout's Island Lodge

Guests of Van Reed Island are free to enjoy all of the activities and amenities that Stout's Island Lodge has to offer.

Island Dining

The Stout’s Island Lodge restaurant is located in the Main Lodge. The main dining room features a wood burning fireplace and expansive views of the lake to both the north and the south.

The menu changes regularly based on what foods are in season. It features Midwest Regional Cuisine using indigenous and cultivated ingredients from the American and Canadian Midwest.

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Area Amenities

In addition to the beautiful natural scenery in the area, there are many local festivals and dining and shopping options to keep our visitors engaged year-round.

Tagalong’s golf course is also a wonderful excursion for Stout’s Island Lodge guests, and is one of only a handful of fantastic local golf courses.

Festivals & Activities