In recent years, the word “connect” has taken on a much different meaning. Whether you’re connecting to the internet, checking cell phone connectivity, or observing your LinkedIn connections, the term usually pertains to technology. Wasn’t there a time when you only connected with family and friends?
Stout’s Island Lodge is transporting you back to this time to help you reconnect with your loved ones. A remote location away from technology allows you to bond with those close to your heart. Rediscover your relationships in the natural splendor of Wisconsin’s breathtaking North Woods.
The moment you step foot on the property, you’ll be taken to a place of simple seclusion. There are no televisions or electronic locks in the rooms and Wi-Fi is only available in a single room on the island. In addition, you’ll be 20 miles away from the nearest large town. This is one lodge that promotes human interaction.
"We pride ourselves in encouraging our guests to reconnect with each other and with nature without the interference of TV or other technological crutches,” General Manager Stephanie Laitala-Rupp said. “We are behind the times and we are proud of it."
Without television, you can’t just flip on the flat-screen and claim to be spending time with your family. Instead, you can have conversations about your lives and explore the vast Wisconsin wilderness. The island is surrounded by the sparkling Red Cedar Lake, which teems with aquatic activities like canoeing, fishing, and swimming. Dry off with a hiking trip on the East Island and spot plants and animals you wouldn’t normally see outside of the North Woods like soaring eagles and warbling loons.
Your accommodations also encourage interaction with loved ones. Even when all 43 rooms are booked, Stout’s Island Lodge exudes a sense of serenity and privacy. Spacious rooms are rustic yet refined and feature amenities like all-season porches, wood-burning fireplaces, and private decks. While on the property, you’re sure to meet new friends who share the same passion for the outdoors as you.
"So many friends are made here,” Owner John Rupp said. “We have guests that make friends with people they have never met and before they check out they make reservations to come back with their new friends again. For some, this is the place they come to be together as a family and they come back every year. They are looking forward to their next visit before they even leave."
With an emphasis on family and friends, Stout’s Island Lodge exchanges technology for Wisconsin wilderness, allowing vacationers to reclaim their relationships.