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Please notify Alderwood as soon as possible if a cancellation is necessary. Cancellations result in a loss of your $300 non-refundable deposit paid for the reservation. Deposits are not able to be refunded or transferred. If a reservation is canceled and another guest fills the dates, the current year guest will receive the first choice to return the following year. 

Check-in after 3pm + check out by 9am:

Check in after 3:00pm at your leisure. The cabin will be unlocked with the keys on the kitchen table. The Brick House’s lock code will be provided in your welcome email.

Please check out before 9:00am and review the Check-Out Instructions in your guidebook. Kayaks, canoes, and rowboats need to be returned to the boat area before you depart - contact Becca Bartling if you are not able to return your boats. Prior approval is needed for early arrivals and late departures.

how do I make a reservation?

Visit our Book Now page to request your desired available dates and property. We will reply within 24 hours. We require a $300 non-refundable deposit to confirm the reservation. By paying a $300 non-refundable deposit you are agreeing to the terms and conditions in your Rental Agreement. Upon receipt of your deposit, we will send you a confirmation email. We do not require a separate security deposit.


An invoice for the rental total, less your deposit payment, will be on the table when you arrive to the Property. Please leave your payment on the table or provide another method of payment before you depart.
Payment methods include: check (payable to Alderwood Resort: 13028 Alderwood Lane, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545), Venmo (BeccaBartling), Zelle (, or credit card (with a 3% fee). Please contact Alderwood Resort if you prefer to pay via credit card.

limited occupancy:

Overnight occupancy is limited to a maximum of five (5) persons in our 2-bedroom cabins, eight (8) persons in The Lodge, and eleven (11) persons in The Brick House. Occupants are considered to be older than 2 years of age. Prior approval is needed if additional overnight occupants is necessary. Exceeding the occupancy without prior approval will result in your party being asked to vacate the Property without a refund.

When do you start taking reservations for next year? 

Reservations open one year in advance. Our current guests have the first choice for the same property for the same dates the following year. Our rentals have high demand, so join our newsletter and our Waiting List to stay up-to-date on openings and cancellations. 

Season of Operation

Alderwood's red cabins are open May to mid-October. The Brick House is open year-around. 

are boats provided?

Cabin Property: Yes! Cabins share a rowboats, kayaks, and canoes. All boats are stored near the lake by Beachview Cabin. You may attach an outboard motor to your rowboat (rented locally or your own). All boats must be returned to the beach area prior to your departure. 

The Brick House: Yes! Two single kayaks and a rowboat are located on the waterfront for your use. The Brick House does not have access to additional items located at our cabin property. 

Life Jackets: In accordance with Wisconsin state law, life jackets are required for each person in canoes, kayaks, and rowboats. We provide a few Type II Adult life jackets (the classic orange PFD). Please bring your own if you and/or your children plan to do water activities.

covered boat shelter:

Boats can be parked under our covered boat shelter in a first-come, first-served order. Slips are 12' by 22' and have power outlets.

closest grocery store?

The closest grocery store, Trig's Village Market, is a 15 minute drive in downtown Manitowish Waters. Snow's Market, a 20 minute drive in Mercer, is well known for their beer and liquor selection. Larger grocery stores, like Walmart, are located in Minocqua. 

water level on the Manitowish Chain of 10 Lakes:

Beginning on October 1st until ice out (end of April), the Manitowish Chain of 10 Lakes experiences a 3 to 3.5-foot water draw down. The lower water level means you may not be able to access all lakes on the chain during the drawn down period, especially for boats with larger hulls. 

Are pets welcome?

Bayview and Beachview Cabins are pet-friendly in May, September, and October with a $75 pet fee. By paying a non-refundable deposit, pet owners agree to the guidelines listed in our Pet Policy.

Where to launch a boat?

1) Wild Rice Lake, located at the end of Townline Road South. This is a free, public boat launch.
2) Greer's Pier Marina, located on Spider Lake. This launch is a fee launch.

our location

 Our address: 13028 Alderwood Lane, Manitowish Waters WI 54545