Along with thousands of lakes, pristine forests, and beautiful wildlife, Wisconsin’s Northwoods region is plentiful in local legends. Most locals can tell you something about John Dillinger’s shoot-out at Little Bohemia Lodge in Manitowish Waters, how Dwight Eisenhower would fish on Trout Lake between Boulder Junction and Arbor Vitae, of Elizabeth Taylor spending summers at her uncle, Howard Young’s, home in Minocqua. The idea of a corporation doesn’t usually come to mind Up North. Yet, the Red Crown Lodge is another kind of Local legend in Wisconsin’s Northwoods.
In the early 1900’s, Colonel Stewart, CEO of Standard Oil, wanted to find the perfect spot for his executives to gather. He was among the first to believe bringing colleagues together for leisure would increase their productivity back at work. Colonel Stewart found his ideal location Up North and bought property overlooking Trout Lake. Red Crown Lodge was established in 1922 as a corporate retreat for Standard Oil. For over 80 years, it was the preferred location for meetings for one of the world’s largest corporations. (Today, Red Crown Lodge continues to thrive as a desirable location for not only corporate retreats, but also weddings and special events. Check out Red Crown Lodge online at: redcrownlodge.com)
We take pride in the fact that, of any place in the country, Wisconsin’s Northwoods was chosen as the best combination of natural beauty, relaxation, and outdoor activities. Those remain primary reasons why large numbers of people continue to have a second home Up North. There really is no other place like it.
At Coldwell Banker Mulleady, Inc., REALTORS® we’re also proud of our reputation for integrity and professionalism since 1983. Matching the right buyer with the right seller happens smoothly when you know the territory. Whether you’ve been thinking of purchasing a second home, retiring, or relocating to the area, stop by one of our five offices or give us a call. We’d love to show you around!
(Photos and information from Red Crown Lodge)