We’re Open!

Dear Guests/Friends of Konkapot Lodge,

First and foremost, we hope each and everyone one of you is staying safe and healthy at this unprecedented time in our history! The coronavirus pandemic is touching almost all aspects of our lives, and we want to assure you WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER! Welcome Bear wants to welcome you back! We are pleased to announce we REOPENED May 26, 2020 for your lodging accommodations, and better than ever!

To promote your safety and security during your stay and while we navigate the current pandemic, the lodge is following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, the American Hotel & Lodging Associations “Safe Stay” best practices standards, and the use of the Federal Food and Drug Administrations’ (FDA) approved cleaning disinfectants. As such, we are equipped with sanitation stations,, check-in barriers at the front desk, non-invasive temperature checks for staff and guests at check-in, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for staff, Grab-To-Go continental breakfast and guestroom touch-ups only upon request. As an added feature and benefit, we have equipped all guest rooms with coffee service! All other services remain the same, including complimentary casino coupons for three area casinos.

For those of our clients whose lodging certificates were unusable during our shut-down, we will honor an extended expiration date of two months. Please reach out to us with questions, comments or concerns! We want you to be able to redeem those certificates!

We are excited to provide you with the comfort and cleanliness you’ve come to expect at the lodge, with the added benefit of knowing how we are responding to your lodging needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Be sure to check out our current weekday specials, and book through our website for great deals! With beautiful summer blooms and refreshing clean air in Wisconsin’s near Northwoods, now is the time for your getaway!
Konkapot Lodges’ mission remains the same: To exceed our customers’ expectations for a comfortable, clean and unique lodging experience, and to foster customer friendship and loyalty,”

We hope to see you soon!
Annishik, (Thank you)
Patricia L. Merckes
General Manager | Konkapot Lodge | (715) 787-4747

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.

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!

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.

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”.