PIne Forest Lodge

Summer openings: Alder (3 bedroom) and Hemlock (1 BR with 2 double beds) are open Aug. 10-17.  Cedar (2 BR) is open August 24-31. Give us a call if you are interested in something.

Welcome to Pine Forest Lodge in Mercer Wisconsin.  You'll find a unique combination of either modern or rustic cabins with all the privacy and conveniences of home.  Here you will find a 1/2 mile of lake frontage and 40 acres of land attached to our resort for your recreation.  There are miles of trails on our property for you to explore.  You won't find that anywhere else in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin.  We are only open May through October now.  (Call and leave a message for requests for information.)  Home phone is best May - October, 715-476-2241.  Off season, our preferred mode of communication is via e-mail:, or try our cell phone at 715-776-2241.  Cell phone is unreliable during the resort season as we use it only off site.

We have 8 cabins to choose from. Our modern or rustic cabins are fully equipped with blankets, professionally-cleaned linens, pillows, a fully-stocked kitchen, dish towels and soap, stove/ovens, refrigerators, microwaves, toasters, coffee makers and bathrooms with either showers or tubs. Cedar has a rock fireplace, Maple and Ironwood have gas fireplaces. A mix of log cabins and more modern homes gives a perfect choice for every taste.  Just bring your bath towels, bath soaps, paper towel, coffee filters, games, books and magazines.  There is an excellent grocery store in our town, only 3.5 miles away.

Pot luck night is Monday (summertime) at 6:30 p.m. and is not mandatory.  It's a great way to meet who is here for your week.  Just bring whatever you were planning for dinner to the lodge and we all share.  We provide lemonade, plates/plastic ware and napkins.

We are much like a family camp, guiding many outings (if requested), providing lessons and offering educational information (when wanted). Enjoy the horse shoe pit, the campfire pit, basketball court, croquet and hammocks. The lodge has a bar, piano, foosball table, library, games and a full-liquor license for our guests' pleasure.  For everyone's pleasure, we also do not allow fireworks, guns, loud music in cabins, any music (but live) in outside congregation areas, etc.  Please, no dogs that bark a lot.

Accessibility:  Please click on the About Us tab above.  We really try with our cabins, grounds and activities.

(No campers or RV's are allowed to stay overnight on the resort property.)

Rentals:  Summer rentals are generally full weeks, Saturday to Saturday.  Spring & Fall specials are for 5+ day rentals.  We have a 4 night minimum charge.

Reservations/deposits/cancellations:  Its best to call for reservations at 715-476-2241. It can also be done by email ( Our cell service here and often during the off season is not dependable.  So leaving a message on our home phone is usually best. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Receiving a text regarding a reservation is most difficult and least likely to get a reply. Weird - we know, but in a way that’s a good thing about the northwoods.  If there's an absolute emergency, you can call John's cell at 715-776-2241 or Cheri's cell at 715-776-0700.

With new reservations we ask for a deposit within 10 days. Returning customers have until the end of the year to send deposits. We still only take checks and cash for payments.

Cancellations: Deposits are not returned until/if and when we are able to get the cabin rented out again. If we do not get enough time to re-rent the cabin, customers are expected to make good on our losses (pay the balance due). We have a short busy season and cannot afford to leave cabins open. If you cancel and do not pay the balance due and we lose out on a rental because of it, then if you wish to come back, you will have to pay the entire bill in full upon our acceptance of your reservation. If you cancel and we are able to rent the cabin out at full price, we will refund your entire deposit.

Cleaning Fees?:  We do not charge extra cleaning fees for rentals of 4+ days.  With the minimum 3 day rental we add a $50 cleaning fee.  We reserve the right to charge extra fees if the cabin is a huge mess or if there has been damage.


All cabins have been and will continue to be cleaned by our experienced and excellent cleaning crew.

Supply Area: The supply area is in our exposed basement entry through glass patio doors.  There we have everything you will need for cleaning, cooking, baking, grilling utensils, toilet paper - please use our special toilet paper, and many more supplies.

Please bring your own tall kitchen garbage bags, coffee filters, paper towels, and the usual: food, drink, bathroom towels/soaps.  We will provide you with one garbage bag and coffee filters are in the basement supply area if you forgot.

After 26 years running PFL, we are planning to sell one of our cabins per year for the next few years.  Birch, Alder, Cedar, Spruce and Ash already have other owners.  The cabins we'd consider offers on and their asking prices, are Hemlock ($110,000), Maple ($145,000) and Balsam ($135,000).  Ironwood and Aspen are not for sale at this time.  We always hope that a a buyer might want to continue to rent out the cabin that they purchase a bit, so we don't have to displace long time customers out of their beloved vacations, but all that will be required is to honor the reservations for the coming summer (one summer season).  We hope we will be able to continue operating the resort as we have been.

As most of you know, PFL is a great family resort, a quiet place on a quiet lake, and we intend to try our best to ensure that this continues.  Before you call or e-mail John or Cheri to discuss cabins and details for sale, please PLEASE look through our website FIRST to save a lot of questions.  General resort rules will also apply to all owners.