June 1, 2005
The breakfast is made by local women who go all out to make you a homemade, hearty breakfast. You may have pancakes, waffles, quiche, or eggs. You never know, but I promise you it will be delcious. Homemade jams, local sausages, and flaky biscuits are all part of the fare. The presentation is pure five-star hotel.
It's too bad that they don't do lunch or dinner here. The lodge is about 15 minutes from town, and if you want to spend a nice, quiet night at the lodge, you will have to at some point get into your car and drive into town for a meal.
However, if you book the entire lodge, anything is possible here! Over Thanksgiving, we were given access to the 1930s-style, huge kitchen. We were able to cook together and prepare our family favorites. It was dream come true, with all the family having enough elbow room to cook together as a family!
For my birthday, I wanted to have a dinner at the lodge. No problem! If you have the whole lodge Jim and Craig (the hosts) will do everything possible to make the time here your own.
We had a wonderful dinner. It was cooked by Roz and her team, who do the breakfasts at the lodge. It was elegant and delicious. We had fresh walleye from the lakes in the area, beef tenderloin, red potatoes, asparagus with hollandaise sauce, spinach salad with bacon dressing, homemade wild rice soup, and for dessert, we had two homemade treats, German chocolate cake and lemon meringue pie. The cake and pie were better than any bakery. It was filling and outstanding. A five-star restaurant could not compete with this meal.
Spider Lake Lodge will do weddings, birthdays, or any other type of dinner you and your guest have in mind. It can be casual or formal, or it can be indoors or out.
This place has a lot of class, and dinner here is perfect. This is one of the best places to do a small family reunion or get a group of friends together. If you use your imagination, Roz, Jim, and Craig will make it happen.
From journal Turning 50 Wisconsin-Style on Spider Lake