"This property delivered on all it promised. It had all we needed to fully enjoy our time together as an extended family (8 adults and 3 children, ages 7-11). We arrived for our 4-night summer stay to find everything SPARKLING clean, spacious, and beautifully decorated, with all the promised amenities, supplies, and equipment.
The wooded property was beautiful, and we thoroughly enjoyed the clear, cool water of the local rivers and lakes during our stay. We went tubing on the Wolf River, fishing on Anderson Lake, rented a pontoon boat to explore Kelly lake, and used our canoes and small boat to explore Chute Pond.
Unfortunately we were disappointed in the swimming area at Chute Pond, however - the grassy "beach" area was covered in goose and dog poop; despite the "no dogs allowed" signs, a few people did have their dogs with them. We could more highly recommend Holt Park on Kelly Lake.
Probably the "weakest link" for us was the fact that the kitchen was a little small. It didn't work well to have more than two people working in there at a time. There were plenty of place settings of plates/bowls, cups/mugs/glasses, and silverware. Although the collection of pots, pans, and other utensils was somewhat eclectic, we were able to find what we needed to cook and serve all of our meals (except the one night we planned to go out for dinner). There were no storage containers for leftovers, but we got creative with bowls and foil and "made do."
The downstairs bar area was thoroughly enjoyed by the children when we were at the house during the day, and in the evening when we weren't around the fire pit, the adults were able to enjoy a game night in the bar room without worry of waking the children sleeping upstairs.
Patti was wonderful to work with in making our reservations, answering questions about the property, and arranging access when we arrived. She made it as simple and pleasant as possible, with clear and timely communication about all the important details. It was quite obvious that she and her cleaning and maintenance staff have the whole process down to a science.
I would not hesitate to stay at Anderson Lake Lodge again, and I would highly recommend the property to anyone looking for a north woods getaway!"
Guest: Tracy S.
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: August 19, 2015