Gathering Place Resort & Lodge offers a wide variety of things to do to help your family enjoy their vacation at the lake.
What to Do at the Resort
Red Cedar Lake is an excellent fishing lake and its crystal clear waters invite swimming and boating. We also have a sport court on our grounds along with other recreation and play opportunities. We welcome you to come and enjoy our:
• sandy beach, swim dock and swim raft
• kayaks and canoes
• group pavilion and outdoor fireplace
• basketball/badminton/pickleball/volleyball sport court (equipment available)
• playground and sandbox
• children’s beach toys
• campfire rings and walking trails
All are free to use during your stay. In addition, Pontoon boats and fishing boats with motors are available for rent.
Of course, if it’s rainy and cold, you may wish to simply put your feet up and relax indoors. We offer free cable TV, Internet access and Guest Wi-Fi in all cabins and the Lodge.
Tuesdays on the Terrace
When visiting Gathering Place Resort & Lodge, be sure to take in our Tuesday’s on the Terrace Summer Music Series. Every Tuesday between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Gathering Place Resort & Lodge brings in a musician to play on our outdoor stage from 5 - 8pm. We have hosted great talents such as Sam Ness, winner of the 2019 Madison Area Music Award Male Vocalist of the Year and Jeff White, pictured to the right, Singer/Songwriter of “Please Come Back to Me,” the theme song for Spectrum West on Wisconsin Public Radio.
At each event, we offer for sale a terrific summer supper by Cookin’ Up A Storm. Jane Fetting, Owner and Culinary Director of Cookin’ Up A Storm, and her team of experienced caterers provide the made-from-scratch food, which is just delicious! (You must try their decadent deserts!)
So grab a seat at one of our outdoor tables or bring your own lawn chair and enjoy dinner and a show with us. We post specific details each week on our Facebook page including information about the musician, the menu for the week and weather delays or cancellations if necessary.
What to Do Off-site
What can you enjoy while at Gathering Place Resort aside from what we offer on-site? Here’s a list of possibilities if you are looking for things to do in the area:
Multi-use Trails (hiking, biking and ATV)
Ice Age Trail – Hemlock Creek Segment
Ice Age Trail – Northern Blue Hills Segment
Tagalong - Golf
Turtleback – Golf
Shopping and Dining
Specialty Shops (Rice Lake):
Paul’s Pizza Den (Birchwood)
The Birchwood Café (Birchwood)
Lehmann’s Supper Club (Rice Lake)
Casa Mexicana (Rice Lake)
Wicked Whisk (Rice Lake) – Breakfast and lunch specialties
Mandarin (Rice Lake)
Drag’s (Rice Lake)
Pine Ridge (Famous Fish Fry, Stone Lake)
Bar & Grill:
Cheers Bar & Grill at Tagalong (Birchwood)
Bear Tracks Bar & Grill (Birchwood)
Adventure’s Bar & Grill (Rice Lake)
Cedar Lake Grill (Mikana)
Food & Liquor:
Gary’s Grocery (Birchwood, small local shop)
Marketplace in Rice Lake (Rice Lake, larger chain grocery store)
Ed’s Pit Stop (Birchwood, convenience store)
Bluegill Bar & Liquor (Birchwood, Liquor Store)
Gathering Place Resort & Lodge
2738 27 1/2 Ave, Birchwood, WI 54817
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