Waldheim, Oliver's, North Star Lodge
North Star Lodge is the present name of a resort that started in the nineteenth century as the Hotel Waldheim. In 1908 it was purchased by John Oliver and operated as Oliver Lodge until it closed during World War II. During the war it was owned by Joseph C. Aldous, a summer resident of Star Lake, and owner of a cabin built on former lodge property just north of the lodge. In 1944 it was purchased by Herb Theel and Vince Trollen and opened as North Star Lodge. Theel bought out Trollen's interest after just one year. Subsequent to the Theels it was owned by the Morehead and then the Hintz families. Bill Hintz was the manager and operated the lodge as "Hintz's North Star Lodge."
There are three subheadings to this entry, one for the Hotel Waldheim, one for Oliver's Lodge, and one for North Star Lodge. The history of this historic resort will be told in much greater detail, by ownership era, in those entries.
In 2021 the lodge was purchased by a new owner. It is his intention to return the property to its original condition. Accordingly, all of the buildings, including the lodge, were torn down, blacktop removed, and some effort made to restore land contours. So 2022 marks the end of the Waldheim, Oliver Lodge, North Star Lodge, Hintz's North Star Lodge.
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