Come visit Washington Island’s historic West Harbor. Experience our breathtaking sunsets from our beautiful dockside bonfires or from your lodgings attached decks. We have something for everyone at Steffen’s Cedar Lodge, From free standing cabins, to multi unit lodges, to single rooms. We are open year round, have dog-friendly units, and shuttle services with prior request.

Who We Are

Their two young children, 3 year old Colton and 18 month old Dakota have already come close to spending more time on the island than back “home” in Chicago in their young lives.  Dakota was baptized on the Island at the Stavkirke this past August and Colton has been telling all of his friends that he gets to move to Washington Island, he couldn’t be happier about it!


Joining them in this venture is another of Bob & Peg’s grandchildren, Loren Roznai, also from Chicago and possessing the same deep lifelong connection to the island as Adam.  Loren will continue living in Chicago but can’t wait to spend most of her time up here and working to get others to come and enjoy the splendor and beauty of the Island!  


The fact that it is Cedar Lodge bringing her to work here is a bonus for Loren as Old West Harbor has always been her favorite road to take almost anywhere on Island and the views there are only rivaled by those less than a mile down the shore at the family house that started our love affair with the Island.  


Who We Are

Washington Island has been our family’s second home and favorite retreat for over 5 decades. In 1968, after several previous trips to the island, our grandparents Bob & Peg Steffen bought a house on the water off of Lobdell Point Rd (on Moonlight Bay if you have a really old Island map).  Since then 4 generations have been lucky enough to experience island life and some of us could never imagine a life without this wondrous place.  We are extremely grateful to be able to continue the adventure started so long ago by them and thankful that they picked the best spot in the world as their getaway.  

Both born and raised in the Chicago area Bob & Peg’s grandson Adam and his wife Becky could not be more excited to be able to call the Island home for them and their children.  Adam especially so, as he is achieving a lifelong dream of living on Washington Island, one inspired by hundreds of summer trips and the forging of all the best memories.   When Adam met Becky he shared this special place with her and it was instant love, in fact Adam proposed on the family’s property justdown the lake from the Lodge .