PIne Forest Lodge
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.) So preferred mode of communication year round is via e-mail: email@example.com, or if its an absolute emergency, try our cell phone at 715-776-2241.
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 and Birch have rock fireplaces, 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 which offers curb-side service if wanted.
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 (currently closed due to virus), 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, etc. Please, no dogs that bark a lot.
(No campers or RV's are allowed to stay overnight on the resort property.)
All cabins are fogged with an anti-virus spray after the cleaning crew goes through.
Reservations/deposits/cancellations: Its best to call for reservations at 715-476-2241. It can also be done by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 as many rental places now do (unless you're staying less than the minimum days), but when there is an extraordinary mess we will impose an extra charge if the cabin is left that way in the future.
With only the minimum 3 day rental (instead of a week) we add a $50 cleaning fee in the off-season only. We reserve the right to charge extra fees if the cabin is a huge mess or if there has been damage.
Virus Cleaning: All cabins have been and will continue to be cleaned, all surfaces wiped down and the entire cabin FOGGED with a bleach and/or anti-virus cleaning solution after every use. We have purchased a fogger, which will be used to disinfect the spaces, surfaces, etc. So please be assured that we will do everything we can to keep the virus from spreading. Even though no one, and no company can guarantee that they will be completely virus-free, we will do everything in our power to keep the virus from spreading.
Please bring your own coffee filters, paper towels, quilts and/or comforters, and the usual: food, drink, bathroom towels/soaps. We are still supplying mattress pads, pillows with a pillow case protector, sheets and a single blanket. We put most linens in plastic bags, but make the large bed in each cabin for you. Do not open the plastic bags of linens on the other beds unless you are going to use that bed. If they're not opened, then we don't have as much laundry.
Thank you for understanding.