Re-Opening May 26th!


Dear Friends of Konkapot Lodge,

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, we will be closed until May 26th, 2020. We made this decision for the health and safety of our
employees, patrons and the general public. Thank you in advance for
your understanding as we work together to prevent the spread of this
devastating viral disease. We look forward to seeing you again in the
near future!

Best of Health to All,
Patricia L. Merckes
General Manager

Welcome to Konkapot Lodge

Konkapot Lodge in Bowler WI is an authentic Native American-owned lodge, open to the public, and located 10 minutes west of Shawano and 35 minutes east of Wausau.

All 28 guest rooms and suites at Konkapot Lodge have a scenic view of the Wisconsin Northwoods. The spectacular hand hewn logs, sourced locally from Wisconsin fallen timber, create a stunning lodge atmosphere for those that appreciate both simplicity and the finer things in life.

The rustic-chic decor welcomes you and makes you feel at home. Our Free Wi-Fi and 100% smoke free environment provide visitors with the conveniences they crave while traveling. Take off your shoes and settle in to our scrupulously clean rooms and suites.


With the BIG Great Room and common areas, plus the Party Pavilion, Konkapot Lodge is perfect for any type of get together like spiritual retreats, family reunions, corporate retreats, bridal showers, girls’ trips, and romantic getaways.  Relaxation Is Our Specialty!


Just around the corner… The Mountain Bay Trail* offers year-round recreation to both casual and outdoor enthusiasts. Bikers, hikers, horseback riders, and snowmobilers are welcome.  Use Konkapot Lodge as your Trail Head entry point. *trail fees apply.


Start your Scenic Bike Tour here! We’re minutes away from the Northern route of Hwy 55, one of the top scenic rides in Wisconsin. You’ll feel right at home using Konkapot Lodge as your home away from home.


Konkapot Lodge’s central Wisconsin location is convenient to all kinds of things to do. Go on The Shawano County Quilt Tour, visit a local winery or brewery, stroll through an Art Tour, shop at a local antique shop or take in the Fall Foliage. So Much To Explore!

Our Creed

We welcome the opportunity to share our rich culture and history with our guests.  The Native American 10 Commandments describes many things that are important to us.  If this poem strikes a cord in your soul, then you need some time at Konkapot.

Rooms & Suites

Let the warm, thick walls of Konkapot Lodge embrace you and provide a great night’s sleep in its natural silence.  The secluded, relaxing atmosphere of our lodge, rooms and suites offer guests the chance to completely relax and enjoy a little time to themselves.  Spacious rooms with over-sized furniture is perfect for snuggling in and stretching out.  Put your feet up!  You’re at Konkapot!

Free Breakfast

Help yourself to a complimentary Continental Breakfast complete with fresh coffee, juice, milk, muffins, tasty Belgian Waffles, danish and a full array of cereals.  Breakfast is served daily from 7am to 10am.

What Our Customers Are Saying

We have stayed at Konkapot several times in spring and fall. The off season gaming package is very reasonable, and we like being in the woods, away from the casino. The staff is very friendly and helpful. There are quiet areas where guests can read or play games. “Relaxing” is the word I would use to describe this lodge.

"Peaceful Getaway in WI"

We have stayed here several times and every time we love it more! It is tucked just off the road, surrounded by trees that are so beautiful in fall.The rooms are spotless and roomy.

The breakfast is just enough to get you on your way. Coffee, juice, things to toast, waffles, yogurt and pastries. The sitting area with big fireplace is so relaxing. As an extra perk, the lodge gives each person a voucher for area casinos in case you’re feeling lucky. We felt lucky just to find this wonderful place and keep going back!

“Woodland Secret!”

Was looking for a place in the region for an over-nighter on my wife’s birthday. TripAdvisor put me off the place I had in mind on the Wolf River, but then I saw Konkapot’s reviews so gave it a go after checking their website – what a lucky find!

Satisfaction reigned supreme; the place has a great relaxing vibe. A warm wood entry made from large timbers from a blow-down in the nearby reservation, nice clean room with Pendleton wool blankets, bathroom with their black bear theme, and working window with screen that we opened to the woods.

Two ladies, both part of the family that owns the lodge, were gracious, friendly, and knowledgeable. My wife was looking for a bit of whitewater to sit in, picnic by, and fish, and we were given instructions to a local place that was perfect. We checked out the Konkapot’s grounds before we left, which include hammocks, a picnic pavilion, grills, fire ring, etc. Highest praise I can give is that my wife and I are already discussing a return trip.

“A Super Find!”

This hotel is definitely a deal! I traveled to Bowler for some quiet alone time and I was not disappointed with this hotel. Room was ample and comfortable. Slept with the window open and only heard a couple of cars drive by during the night.

Breakfast was your normal continental breakfast.My only complaint is that the lobby was so small that the employee was yakking with the other guests and that made for a noisy morning (really wanted to enjoy the quiet morning with a cup of coffee and newspaper). Otherwise, all was well. Would highly recommend it for anyone wanting to “get away”.

“Great Getaway For A Relaxing Vacation”