Cabin & Lodge Rentals

At the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station (CWES) you will discover a beautiful and relaxing natural area for study and enjoyment.  The public is invited to rent any of our facilities for meetings and special gatherings. We have many buildings available for your group to rent. All visitors staying overnight pay a fee of $20 per person for bunk style lodging. Linen service is available for an additional $10 per set.  

Sunset Lodge
Our main facility features a fieldstone fireplace, wireless internet, air conditioning, and can seat 112 for meals. Rental fees depend on group size and usage. Call for prices. No rental fee applies to groups requesting food service for at least 15.

Walker Lodge
This lodge has separate male and female sleeping bays, restrooms and showers. It has a small central meeting area with a sunken fireplace, tables, chairs, sofas, and wireless Internet. Capacity: 48, Minimum overnight fee of $300.

Scandinavian log cabins (5)
Each log cabin sleeps eight people. The restroom/shower facilities are centrally located just up the path. Electric heat. Minimum overnight fee of $80 per cabin.

Anderson Lodge
Central classroom/lounge area plus stove, refrigerator and microwave. Wood heat. Restroom, shower, and dish-washing facilities just up the path. Capacity: 24, Minimum overnight fee of $200

Trading Post
School groups, summer campers and those renting facilities are welcome to visit our Trading Post, complete with CWES water bottles, compasses, twig pencils, flashlights, t-shirts, books and more. Extend the memories created at CWES with a souvenir!

Firebowl
Many groups use our main campfire ring that is surrounded by large trees, near Sunset Lake, and has been used by campers since 1921. We provide enough firewood for several hours of burning each night.

Challenge Course
With a variety of physically and mentally challenging activities, our course is designed to bring your team together. Each group challenge is based on your goals. Cost: $10 per youth for 2 hours, $15 each for adult groups. Staff to group ratio about 1:12.


We're open all year. Call (715) 346-2937 for more information, prices, and reservations. We suggest making plans for workshops and field trips well in advance of your requested dates since we fill quickly.