Frequently Asked Questions

Following are a few of the most frequently asked questions for planning for a trip to Driftwood Lodge.
Feel Free To Call With General Questions, To Check Availability and/or Make a Reservations 630-803-8036.

Policies, Terms & Conditions


A 25% deposit is required to guarantee a reservation. Deposits can be made with Check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or Amex. Credit Card information can be entered (not required) when making a reservation through website (cards are not automatically charged).  Credit Card charges will incur a 2.5% charge. Your credit card will be charged unless you notify us that you will be paying by check. Checks should be mailed to: 8365 Drifwood Place, Minocqua, WI 54548.  Deposits must be received within 15 days of your reservation request or your request will be made available. We will confirm your guaranteed reservation via e-mail. The deposit applies to the last day of a reservation and will not be refunded for any reason in case of check-out before expiration of reservation.


To receive a deposit refund, less a 25% service charge, we require a ninety-day or more cancellation notice. Cancellations less than ninety days can only be refunded, less 25% service charge, if we can re-book your room.  All refunds will be made by check and mailed. No refunds will be given for cabin or boat rentals due to inclement weather.

Balance Due

Your balance is due before the last day of your stay.  Balance can be paid by Check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover or Amex.  Credit card charges will incur a 2.5% charge.  Please visit the office to pay off balances, rent a boat, purchase Driftwood gear or make your next reservation.

Check In & Check Out

Check-In time: 3 p.m. or later
Check-Out time: 9 a.m. or earlier
During the Summer Season there are NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy.  You will be assessed a $50 charge for every 15 minutes past check out time.  During Spring/Fall Seasons, it may be possible to arrange in advance for an earlier check-in (noon – 3 p.m.) or a later check-out (9 a.m. to noon) without any additional charge.

NO - Pets, Smoking, Fireworks

Sorry, No Pets

We like them, but for sanitary reasons and out of regard for other guests, it is not practical for us to house them.

No Smoking

Smoking is not allowed in cabins, near other cabins, on beach or on boat dock.

No Fireworks

Linens & Towels

Bed linens are included

Bath and kitchen linens are not included

Items We Provide

Kitchens in Pine Point, Land's End, Bayview, Eagle's Nest, Driftwood Manor, Edgewater and Pine Aire include:

  • conventional four-burner stove/oven
  • microwave oven
  • upright refrigerator/freezer
  • pots/pans
  • dinnerware
  • glassware
  • flatware
  • utensils
  • coffee maker & filters
  • toaster
  • paper towels & napkins
  • dish soap & sponges
  • trash bags

Compact kitchens in Birchwood and Lakeview are 40 inches wide and include:

  • two burners and a single kitchen sink in the counter top
  • 7.7 cu. ft. refrigerator with separate freezer
  • overhead microwave oven and additional cabinets including cookware
  • pots/pans
  • dinnerware
  • glassware
  • flatware
  • utensils
  • coffee maker & filters
  • toaster
  • paper towels & napkins
  • dish soap & sponges
  • trash bags

Bedrooms include:

  • Linens, blankets, pillows and comforter
  • Sleeper sofa linens available upon request. Please let us know in advance if possible.
  • Pack-N-Play available upon request.  Please let us know in advance if possible.

Bathrooms include:

  • floor mats
  • toilet paper
  • trash bags

Outdoor items include:

  • picnic tables
  • Weber grills
  • playground area
  • beach & camp fire area
  • canoes, kayaks, standup paddleboards, life jackets, cushions & paddles

Items You Should Bring


  • linens - dishcloths and towels
  • paper plates
  • plastic wrap and aluminum foil
  • coffee grounds
  • sugar and spices
  • salt and pepper
  • food and beverages
  • special appliances - blender, mixer, etc.
  • specialty baking items - cupcake tins, casserole dishes, etc.


  • linens - facecloths and body towels
  • blow dryer, curling iron, etc
  • all personal toiletry items


  • picnic tablecloths
  • charcoal and lighter fluid
  • citronella candles
  • mosquito repellent
  • beach towels
  • beach toys
  • lawn games
  • fishing equipment and bait
  • boating accessories

If you would like additional information regarding any items on this list, please do not hesitate to contact us.

For your shopping convenience, a Wal-Mart Super Center and Trigs Grocery Store is located in Minocqua on Hwy. 70 West, approximately 1 mile west of Highway 51, only 8 miles from Driftwood Lodge.