The Shawano Lake Inn

Published April 4, 2024

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 The Shawano Lake Inn

Decades ago, after roads were developed around Shawano Lake, hotels and cottages existed for those wanting to experience nature and recreation. In the early days of the automobile, one of those establishments was the Shawano Lake Inn.

Peter Lundquist, the proprietor of the Shawano Lake Inn, had the inn built for $40,000 on the shore of Shawano Lake, six miles from Shawano. It could be accessed via automobile or the train stopping in Cecil. The inn had twenty bungalows which you could rent for $30 per week and twenty rooms in the Inn. It also had a dance pavilion and garage for 40 cars.

It was “a refreshing place to rest for those tired businessmen or women who have grown weary of social demands.”

The inn had all its drinking water coming from an artesian well and boasted its restaurant supply coming from “fine farms ensuring a bountiful supply of fresh vegetables and pure cream, and milk produced by up-to-date methods under certified mile conditions.”