Our Story

We're glad you're here. As 4th generation cranberry farmers in the local area, heritage is important to our family. We purchased Alderwood Resort in 1988 to honor the family vacation traditions that Alderwood has been a part of since the 1930's. Whether you visit to relax or to find adventure in the area's natural beauty, we hope you are inspired by our community's quality of life and return soon. 

Be here, on Alder Lake.
The Bartling Family

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We're located just 6 hours north of Chicago and 4.5 hours from Minneapolis. Follow US Highway 51 North approximately 20 miles north of Minocqua. Turn left on Bakken Road and follow for 2 miles. Turn left on Townline Road South. After ½ mile, the road turns sharply to the right and changes names to Alder Lake Road. Continue on Alder Lake Road for 2 miles. Turn right onto Alderwood Lane and continue to the right.
Alderwood Resort's Cabin Property: 13028 Alderwood Lane, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545
Please note:
The Brick House is located on a different property from our main resort property.