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Wildwood Lodge
Your Northwoods retreat near metro amenities.
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Clive, Iowa
Centrally located in the Des Moines metro.
Pewaukee, WI
A short drive from the Milwaukee metro.

Redefining the home away from home experience.

The Wildwood Lodge is a distinct Northwood’s hotel with locations in the suburbs of Des Moines, Iowa and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Whether you are traveling for business or leisure –  Wildwood Lodge Hotel is your home away from home. Warm hospitality paired with modern amenities create a cabin in the woods atmosphere. Come down for coffee or grab a drink and curl up with a good book by the fireplace. Helpful, friendly staff will provide a warm welcome and ensure you have an outstanding experience during your stay at Wildwood Lodge.

The Wildwood Lodge is owned and operated by Heart of America Group, a Midwestern hospitality and development company. Heart of America offers unique, affordable and comfortable hotels tailored for the leisure and business traveler. Numerous awards and enthusiastic guests have recognized our outstanding hotel services and amenities and that set us apart from typical hotel franchises.

Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Nestled on the border of Pewaukee, Waukesha, and Brookfield, the Wildwood Lodge Pewaukee offers cozy rooms & suites ideal for leisure vacations and business travel. Our convenient location paired with functional event space makes the Wildwood Lodge a prime location for meetings, receptions, and social events. Choose from one of our spacious suites decorated with the northwoods in mind, go for a dip in the swimming pool, or sit down for a hearty meal at the Machine Shed right next door. We hope you enjoy your stay at the Wildwood Lodge Pewaukee!

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Clive, Iowa

A popular destination for leisure and business travelers alike, the Wildwood Lodge Clive is uniquely decorated with the northwoods in mind to provide a cozy & comfortable stay. Conveniently located near prominent business parks and featuring two functional meeting spaces our West Des Moines hotel is the perfect place to hold your next meeting or event. With spacious suites featuring our Seven Layer Sleep System bedding, free WiFi, and warm cookie upon arrival, you’ll feel right at home. We hope you enjoy your stay at the Wildwood Lodge Clive!

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Nestled on the border of Pewaukee, Waukesha, and Brookfield, the Wildwood Lodge Pewaukee offers cozy rooms & suites ideal for leisure vacations and business travel. Our convenient location paired with functional event space makes the Wildwood Lodge a prime location for meetings, receptions, and social events. Choose from one of our spacious suites decorated with the northwoods in mind, go for a dip in the swimming pool, or sit down for a hearty meal at the Machine Shed right next door. We hope you enjoy your stay at the Wildwood Lodge Pewaukee!

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Clive, Iowa

A popular destination for leisure and business travelers alike, the Wildwood Lodge Clive is uniquely decorated with the northwoods in mind to provide a cozy & comfortable stay. Conveniently located near prominent business parks and featuring two functional meeting spaces our West Des Moines hotel is the perfect place to hold your next meeting or event. With spacious suites featuring our Seven Layer Sleep System bedding, free WiFi, and warm cookie upon arrival, you’ll feel right at home. We hope you enjoy your stay at the Wildwood Lodge Clive!

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Trip Advisor Reviews

  • 5 star ratingUpgrade to a suite it's worth it. JT -Thank you for spending 5 days with us, it was our pleasure to be able to upgrade you to a suite. We are happy you had a great stay and we look forward to seeing you again next time.

    J T Avatar J T
    10/28/2017

    4 star ratingReally enjoyed it! It has a wonderful homey atmosphere! The beds were very comfortable, great outside fire area, wonderful choices for breakfast.
    We would've given it a 5, but it's needing some updates, which they are planning very soon. Can't wait to see it when it's done!
    We would definitely stay again!!

    Kris R Avatar Kris R
    10/02/2017

    5 star ratingGreat stay This is our 2nd stay here. Great rooms. Great breakfast. Great staff. Only downside is sort of hard to find, but GPS solves that. Also some of the rooms are being remodeled but does not affect the guest areas.

    Z5164ZZjohno Avatar Z5164ZZjohno
    9/25/2017
  • 5 star ratingWOW! Excellent customer service at front desk while checking in. Really attractive lobby area - just like a lodge! Our room was wonderful! Loved the massage chair, Comfy bed & shower! We'll definitely be back & give rave reviews!

    Laurie M Avatar Laurie M
    9/15/2017

    5 star ratingVery nice stay! Hotel was even nicer than I expected! We stayed in whirlpool suite room 202. I was surprised that there wasn't a mini-fridge, that was the only drawback. They are currently remodeling some of their rooms, but I only noticed the sounds of the work during the daytime hours. They hotel was very focused on cleanliness and smelled nice. The morning breakfasts are a bit more special than your ordinary hot continental breakfast. We stayed 2 nights and I was disappointed that there were only belgian waffles one of the mornings, but there were other... read more

    Alison M Avatar Alison M
    9/09/2017

    5 star ratingI wish there were MORE stars! Dear dcancook - We want to thank you for staying with us at The Wildwood Lodge in Clive. We are blown away with the review you gave us. It is our ultimate goal, that each guest has a great stay and it is what we strive for with each guest. Glad you had a great time and we hope you will join us again soon.

    dcancook Avatar dcancook
    11/03/2017
  • Weekend Getaway We stayed there for 2 nights during the Memorial Day weekend. The hotel is tucked away in the back lot surrounded by other hotels and chain restaurant. It was a quiet location. Check in was quick and we assigned the room in the top floor as requested. Upon entering the room, it was spacious with typical amenities like refrigerator and coffee maker. The door mirror off the bathroom door was taken off leaving the adhesive stain, which is an eyesore but other than that, it looked like a nice clean room. The fire alarm was making chirping sound and a... read more

    Tim N Avatar Tim N
    6/04/2018

    Amazing Getaway Weekend This hotel was FANTASTIC! From the friendly staff to the great room, we enjoyed it all. And at a great price! There were towel art swans on the jetted tub. The room layout was great. The in room jetted tub was the best we've ever used, and I've gotten them in many hotels, some that I paid a lot more for the room. The breakfast in the morning was great. They were preparing the scrambled eggs right in front of us! There is an outdoor firepit that looked very inviting, we just ran out of time to try it. But... read more

    Greg V Avatar Greg V
    6/04/2018

    Hidden Gem I was driving cross country from east to west, was tired and really needed a place to relax and sleep. I found this hotel using a different app because the price through trip adviser was higher. I was very pleasantly surprised when I found the hotel and the welcoming outdoor gas fireplaces by the main entrance. The lobby has a very woodsy, rustic theme and made me feel very welcome. There was no line to check in and the person at the front desk was extremely friendly and helpful. I was also very surprised to learn that upon check-in you... read more

    TRLWI Avatar TRLWI
    6/04/2018
  • Nice, Dog Friendly Hotel This is the 2nd time we've stayed here with our labrador. The hotel is decorated in an "up north " decor. They put dog rooms on the 1st floor with easy access to the outside. The rooms are clean, beds comfortable and a great hot breakfast. Plus. They only charge $15 for your dog. Very nice and accommodating staff.

    W685BVmaryr Avatar W685BVmaryr
    6/04/2018

    Exceptional Customer Service & Very clean rooms. I booked a room for my adult special-needs sister and her husband, also special needs at Wildwood Lodge and once again they received exceptional service. My sister & Brother in Law always enjoy the complementary breakfast and one of the desk clerks noticed my Brother in Law did not know how to operate the waffle maker and offered to make his waffles for him! Everyone both my family and I came in contact with were professional and kind, Also, the room was spotless as well as the bathroom. This is the third time (1x/year) in this hotel and they continue... read more

    arnoldrkaa Avatar arnoldrkaa
    6/04/2018

    Fishing and Hunting Lodge The rooms are clean and comfortable! The breakfast choices are outstanding. The staff are professional and friendly. If I closed my eyes, I would swear I'm in a hunting and fishing lodge! All the comforts of home away from home.

    Bill R Avatar Bill R
    6/04/2018
  • Awesome! Everything was better than great. The staff cared and made sure to accommodate my every need. Not to mention the breakfast and snacks from 5 to 7pm! I have no complaints and will use The Wildwood Lodge for all my personal trips in the future.

    Jimmy O Avatar Jimmy O
    6/04/2018

    My Experience Whirlpool was excellent, enjoyed the breakfast,staff was very guest friendly, decor was phenomenal,you could definitely tell the housekeepers work extremely hard to maintain the cleanliness of the hotel, total toot in my books!

    Jtaylor1996 Avatar Jtaylor1996
    6/04/2018

    LOVED IT! My husband and I needed a time alone getaway, we chose Wildwood Lodge. We stayed for 2 days and enjoyed every minute of our stay. Our room was clean, super comfortable, and spacious. I love the decor of the whole place! We ate complementary cookies, warm and yummy, each day. We enjoyed the free breakfast each morning. The evening lounge was very nice. Our favorite was swimming and hot tubbing. The staff were phenomenal, always said hello with a smile, made us feel so welcome. We eill definitely be back!!

    A TripAdvisor Member Avatar A TripAdvisor Member
    6/04/2018

Trip Advisor Reviews

  • J T Avatar
    J T
    5 star rating

    Upgrade to a suite it's worth it. JT -Thank you for spending 5 days with us, it was our pleasure to be able to upgrade you to a suite. We are happy you had a great stay and we look forward to seeing you again next time.

    10/28/2017
  • Kris R Avatar
    Kris R
    4 star rating

    Really enjoyed it! It has a wonderful homey atmosphere! The beds were very comfortable, great outside fire area, wonderful choices for breakfast.
    We would've given it a 5, but it's needing some updates, which they are planning very soon. Can't wait to see it when it's done!
    We would definitely stay again!!

    10/02/2017
  • Z5164ZZjohno Avatar
    Z5164ZZjohno
    5 star rating

    Great stay This is our 2nd stay here. Great rooms. Great breakfast. Great staff. Only downside is sort of hard to find, but GPS solves that. Also some of the rooms are being remodeled but does not affect the guest areas.

    9/25/2017
  • Laurie M Avatar
    Laurie M
    5 star rating

    WOW! Excellent customer service at front desk while checking in. Really attractive lobby area - just like a lodge! Our room was wonderful! Loved the massage chair, Comfy bed & shower! We'll definitely be back & give rave reviews!

    9/15/2017
  • Alison M Avatar
    Alison M
    5 star rating

    Very nice stay! Hotel was even nicer than I expected! We stayed in whirlpool suite room 202. I was surprised that there wasn't a mini-fridge, that was the only drawback. They are currently remodeling some of their rooms, but I only noticed the sounds of the work during the daytime hours. They hotel was very focused on cleanliness and smelled nice. The morning breakfasts are a bit more special than your ordinary hot continental breakfast. We stayed 2 nights and I was disappointed that there were only belgian waffles one of the mornings, but there were other... read more

    9/09/2017