Established in 1941 as "Anderson Cottages"  by Clarence (Hildegarde) Anderson.  There were trailers as well as cottages on the property.

In 1961, Anderson sold the property to his daughter and son in law (Tom and Carolyn Jessen).


In 1967, Tom and Carolyn built 3 kitchen apartment units, near The Inn Road. Old Anderson Cottages were torn down and rubble burned. 

In 1977 they added 3 more kitchen units to the South building, and also the North side Motel buildings, and that is similar to what we see today.  


Arbutus Greenfeldt slide image, courtesy Washington Island Archives. 

Your hosts and keepers of the Viking Village Motel, since October 2015.

Paola and the children have lived full time on the island since March of 2016. We all enjoy Island life and our mission is to share our love for the wonderful place we call home. We enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, boating, swimming, snowmobiling, and many other activities that this Island allows us to year 'round.