Sayner-Star Lake Chamber of Commerce
Errington's Cottages Are a Star Lake Tradition
In: Star Lake, Wisconsin, Annual Tourist Brochure, 1982
Sayner-Star Lake Chamber of Commerce
Original Date
  • Bookwood Historical Collection, Star Lake

Errington's Cottages were founded in 1949 by Robert and Eleanor Errington, who before that, were guests at Alvins Twin Pines on Ballard Lake. It became a family project, with Bob and his two sons Bill and Jim building three cabins, before Bob's health forced him to turn the resort over to his two sons.

In 1971, Jim purchased a mobile home which is located at one end of the resort and with his wife, Lois, spent the summer months operating the resort in partnership with Bill. After the death of their parents, Bill decided it was time to sell his share of the business to Jim, who was ready to expand the resort and move from Appleton to Star Lake.

Errington's Cottages now have 4 modern housekeeping cottages, and 2 motel units. Al but 1 cottage are winterized and open year round to serve the snowmobilers and cross country skiers. Jim and Lois have also added sailboats, pedal boats, canoes, fishing boats, and motors to their summer business and are willing to place these boats, for guests and anyone else in the area, on seven surrounding lakes.

The Erringtons, who have 7 children, 2 of who are still at home [1982], are now in the process of completing a log home. This is to be their living quarters and resort office. Daughter, Karen helps with the cottage change-over and Jim says Mike, who is 7 years old, is his Dad's PR man at the resort when Dad has to be away delivering boats and motors.

Errington's Cottages are located on County Trunk K on Little Star Lake, which is a semi-private lake, 96 acres in size, and used mainly for recreational purposes. Guests at Errington's are given the use of fishing boats on 7 different lakes in the area for their fishing pleasure at no extra charge.