FAQs

We hope the information below will be helpful while preparing for your visit with us. If you need additional information or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

General Arrival: We have free high-speed internet in nearly all units. All our condominiums and lodge rooms have access, plus most lake homes and golf villas do as well. If your unit does not have wireless access, the main lodge is a wireless hotspot for your internet needs. 

Pet: Pets are not allowed in all units, please make special arrangements for accommodating your pet. We do have a limited number of pet-accessible units available for an additional pet fee.

Technology: Our Front Desk can help with all your business needs as well. Services such as color printing, copies, computer use, faxes (send or receive) and A/V equipment are all available for your use at a nominal fee.

Summer Vacation Tips

Read: SummerLetter.pdf

We recommend you reserve your marina equipment prior to your arrival so you can be assured of the proper boats. They are available on an hourly, daily and weekly basis.

Dock: Dock space is available to all our guests on a first come basis. If you prefer to have a specific dock space, please do so in advance. The charge is $50.00 for the week or $8.00 per day for a reserved slip.

Towels: Personal towels, beach towels and kitchen towels are not provided in the summer for our weekly rentals. As housekeeping units, all bed linens are furnished, but not housekeeping servicess. All daily stays do receive all linens and housekeeping service. If you're staying with us for the week (or longer) and desire housekeeping service, it is available for an additional fee.

Grills: Cottages and golf villas have charcoal grills. There are also charcoal grills in front of each condominium building. 

Youth: A recreations program is available for children 6 years and older. Younger children may attend most activities if accompanied by an adult or baby-sitter. The program typically runs the third week of June through August.

Golf: Special golf rates are available at Forest Ridge on a daily or weekly basis. Family passes are also available. In addition, our golf pro offers special rates for golf lessons to all of Lakewoods guests.

Housekeeping: As housekeeping units, consumable items like paper products are provided at check-in but not replaced during your stay. Additional items you may want to bring to make your summer vacation more enjoyable: bug spray, suntanning lotion, flash lights, paper towels, toilet tissue, garbage bags, coffee filters (most are Mr. Coffee), facial tissue, dishwasher soap, laundry soap, and charcoal with lighter fluid. 

Winter Vacation Tips

Parking: Register your vehicle information with Front Desk at check-in in case we need to move vehicles to accommodate snow removal equipment. 

Use designated trailer parking areas for storing trailers. You may want to bring a trailer hitch locking device to secure your trailer and contents.

Ice Fishing: Ice fishing is also very good on Lake Namakagon and we fish houses available. Reserve an icefishing house in advance to ensure use during your stay. 

Outerwear: Bring proper clothing for your winter visit. Even though the average temperature is 20 F, it is not unusual for temperatures to be well below zero with windchills -30 F. 

Equipment: We recommend you reserve your rental equipment prior to your arrival so you can be assured the proper equipment for your activities. Snowmobiles, and snowshoes are available on an hourly, daily, and weekly basis at our marina.

Spring and Fall Tips

Outerwear: Bring proper clothing for your stay. It is not unusual for temperatures to change 50 F or more in a two-day period this time of year. It may mean more packing, but having an extra layer or some shorts is worth it.

Rentals: We recommend you reserve your marina equipment prior to your arrival so you can be assured of the proper boats. They are available on an hourly, daily and weekly basis.

Reservations: Although businesses are often quieter this time of year, the areas many Spring and Fall events may surprise you. Call ahead for dining reservations and tee times at area businesses to ensure availability and seating. Check our calendar of events for activities that may interest you during your stay. 

Golf: Special golf rates are available at Forest Ridges on a daily or weekly basis. Family and group passes are also available. In addition our golf pro offers special rates for golf lessons to all of Lakewoods guests. Named "Best Place to Play" by Golf Digest, it's one of the finest examples of Northwoods Golf anywhere.

If you have any questions please call us at 1-800-930-6657