Loon Point is a private resort situated on an 8 acre peninsula. This getaway features 1,700 feet of frontage on Grand Portage Lake. Loon Point is nestled in the heart of the North Woods, yet is conveniently located only 1-1/2 miles from Mercer, WI. It has some of the best fishing in the state on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage. In addition to the Lodge, which comfortably houses up to 8 people, the resort also has a separate 2 bedroom guest house which will accommodate an additional 4. The Lodge is situated at tip of the point and has a breathtaking view of water from its huge deck and enclosed porch. You'll find the amenities more than ample... three bedrooms/ two baths and a fabulous stone fireplace. The picturesque guest house is only a stones throw from the water and a large deck. It features two bedrooms, one bath, kitchen with dining area, and knotty pine living room.
The two-stall wet boat house has a game room and screened in porch on the upper level, complete with a Brunswick Tournament pool table.
This is our 4th trip to Loon Point. The last two times we stayed two weeks and could have stayed longer. It is peaceful, fun, and lots of fresh air. There are over 400 miles of ATV trails out the back door and town is a secluded mile away. We used both the lodge and the cabin and both were comfortable for the large family gathering. Our grandkids spent the days swimming in the lake while moms floated around them and dads went fishing. If you don't want to fish, swim, hike or ride ATVs, there are plenty of places to visit including Mercer, Minocqua, Lac Du Flambeau and Hurley to name a few. There are plenty of restaurants in the area for those who don't want to cook. For those that do, the kitchen is full service. and there is plenty of seating in the dining room. Evenings around the campfire overlooking the lake were a favorite with smores, fireworks and plenty of stories about the days adventures. And, even if it rains, you can rack up the balls on the pool table in the rec room over the boathouse for a game of eight ball. Loon Point is the "up north" place to go. We hope to return for many more years of family fun.
-Bob and Becky, Mpls., MN
We stayed at the main cabin. It was plenty big for 5 adults and 2 children. Lake view was beautiful. Area is great for fishing, shopping, hiking and sightseeing. Enjoyed campfires at night. A great place to stay! Had a wonderful time!
Yep, you heard it right, my family and I have been coming up to Mercer for years now. It is our summer wonderland. To give a quick review from my sons who have gone to Mexico, Hawaii, Bahamas, Florida and other places during our Spring Break, they said "those places are okay but we'd rather go to Mercer". The owner is terrific, there is a reason Debbie and Tom are called "caretakers". It's an appropriate word. The people in town embrass you as a friend, not a tourist, and I also would swear that the deer come out to greet you on a daily basis. The house and cottage are both beautiful. This is my home away from home (in fact, I'd rather live there than my own home). Our day starts with fishing in the morning, swimming and tubing in the afternoon, more fishing, dinner and then a nice evening telling stories at the outdoor firepit. The owner added cable television and we don't even use it. My sons brought up X-box and Playstation and they didn't even unpack them, really, why?? The fresh air, great smells of pine that surround you, the physical activity and then slumber, no t.v., no electronics, and no movies, and this is by their choice, not mine. When we do watch television, it's to go to town to watch our hometown baseball game and share the fun with some of the people in town. You can get your fishing licence at the Trading Post, right across the street is the Wamcom shop where you can find gifts for those at home, Johnny's is a great place to grab a beer and cheese curds, The Pines is good for pizza and great German food (no dress code either), The grocery store is just down the road and you can get everything you need- food, wine and beer (even fresh fish if you don't like to catch them yourself), there is a great specialty shop just right out of town that has unique items such as art, glass wear, jewelry etc.
If you'd like to do more shopping you can go to 30 miles South but really, why??? Everything you need and want is in a 5 mile radius. I've never been up in the winter but I can only imagine it would be stunning.
So, that's my review and no, I wasn't paid to write this, I just truly love it. I was taught to share and this is one place worth sharing. If you go, I can guarantee that if you love tranquility, fishing, swimming, family, fun, laughter, memories, beauty, comfort, and family tradition, this is without a doubt the place for you to embrass all of these things.
Loon Point is in the center of beautiful Grand Portage Lake, great for fishing, swimming, boating/jetskiing, and waterskiing. Located just 1-1/2miles outside Mercer WI. Loon Capital of the World, you are just a stones throw from dining, shopping and night life. There are a number of public golf courses close by, one just north of Mercer. Also located just 15 miles south is a large casino with top live entertainment and fine dining. Horseback riding, hiking, biking, and river rafting are almost right next door.