History

Making memories that last a lifetime

For 68 years Lost Lake Lodge has been offering guests exceptional dining and quiet serenity amidst 80 acres of woods, water, and wildlife.  In 1946 Ray and Fran Schwartz began construction of Lost Lake Lodge.  They opened the restaurant in 1946 and a year later the Schwartz’s built the first two cabins to provide nightly accommodations for their guests.  Cabins 3 and 4 were added in 1949,  5 and 6 in 1950, and 7 and 8 (now Cabin 15) in 1952.  They celebrated their 10th anniversary by building Cabins 9 and 10, and over the next two years Ray and Fran added four more units; cabins 11 and 12 (now Cabin 12) and Cabins 14 and 15 (now Cabin 14).  By 1970, they had doubled the size of the dining room, added a recreation room (the library), enlarged the beach, added new docks and a even put in a nine-hole putting course!

Ownership from 1970 to the present:

When Bill and Ethelmae Carter bought the resort in 1970, they followed the same formula for success, welcoming old and new friends to the expanding lake resort. In 1987, when Tim and Cindy Moore took over, their commitment to preserving the natural setting drew more friends to the relaxed retreat. Doug and Pat Lewis brought their own touch, enhancing restaurant fare and adding dining that overlooks the Gull Lake Narrows. It’s really no surprise the current owner, Rebound Hospitality, includes Brett Reese, whose family has gathered at Lost Lake for years. Together we are committed to preserving, maintaining and enhancing all that makes this place truly unique. The natural setting, perfect location, and dedication to exceptional personal service still drive our vision in every area and we are still happily turning guests into friends and friends into family.