About E.B. Mayer
I (EB) am a technology professional. I have worked for multiple fortune 500 companies building teams and driving Agile & Cloud transformations. In addition to running Turtle Point Outpost with my husband TJ's help, I'm currently an independent IT Consultant focused on helping companies, teams and individuals reach their potential. I also have deep roots in this area, so in a way I have come home. Though I grew up in Minneapolis, my family is from this area. My Dad and his parents are from the Ironwood / Bessemer area and my Mom and her parents are from the Hurley area. My maternal grandfather built a hunting camp from the trees on his 40 acre plot of land just north of Turtle Point Outpost and I grew up spending time and creating memories that shaped me in that camp in the winter. I also love all things outdoors in Northern Wisconsin and am an avid Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers fan (of course!!!). My husband TJ is an accomplished software engineer that works remotely for a great fortune 500 company. He is an Iowan by birth, but has embraced all things Northern Wisconsin from skiing, to ice fishing, to ATVing, fishing, hiking and all things in between. After he's done building awesome technology for the day, you can usually find him out on the lake - - Ice Fishing in the winter or fishing from his kayak in the summer. He's an avid Iowa Hawkeyes and Seattle Seahawks fan in the land of the Packers and Badgers. TJ has become a bit of a northwoods lumberjack and has learned to fell trees, split logs and build AWESOME fires. He is always busy doing something to insure Turtle Point Outpost is at it's best. When you visit Turtle Point Outpost you will also meet the beautiful dogs of Turtle Point Outpost; Lugene they Greyhound and Eleanor the Borzoi. They are nothing short of friendly, but be careful if you pet them because they will lean on you to insure you don't stop!
E.B. Mayer purchased this Cabin in 2016
Why E.B. Mayer chose Mercer
It was a happy accident that we ended up here. Late in 2015, my cousin and his wife purchased a great new home in Montreal, WI which is about 30 minutes north of here. Being the good and nosey cousin, I went out to the Real Estate website to check out their new house - - it is beautiful! After that, I just started paging through the listings in the area to see what was out there. My scroll immediately stopped when I saw what is now Turtle Point Outpost; I had to click in and see more. I immediately fell in love with the house, the cabins, the lake, the location, everything about it was magical and I showed it to my husband TJ. He too was captivated. We chatted a bit about it that night, but I couldn't stop thinking about it in the coming days. A couple of days later, TJ said to me: "I think I'm about 75% on buying that property in Mercer!". Well, that's all I needed to hear! First, we needed to insure it wasn't too good to be true - - so we engaged a good friend of ours as our Realtor and started asking questions. Everything came back positive. Then, we had to go see it - - maybe it wasn't everything it looked to be in the pictures. We made the 4 1/2 hour drive from Minneapolis to tour the property and the minute we stepped inside, we just knew. From there everything just fell into place. It was clear it was meant to be. We picked up our life and moved from Minneapolis, MN to our own little paradise in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Turtle Point Outpost has quickly become an inviting and comfortable gathering place for our families and friends - - Family 4th of July Celebrations, New Years' Eve Celebrations and even more. We're excited to share a bit of this paradise with you.
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Peace and quiet
We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the rustic setting. The cabin was very cozy and we loved relaxing on the screened in porch. We were amazed at how quiet it was.
Off the beaten path
This location is really out in the middle of nowhere, which makes it a perfect get-away with three cabins on the property. Each has a screened-in porch with a view of the lake, kitchen, bathroom, & 2 bedrooms. There is an available grill & access to fire pits with plenty of chopped wood. The kitchen area had a stove, refrigerator, microwave, & was stocked with kitchen supplies. The bedrooms are small & each was furnished with a double bed. The bathroom had a small shower & was furnished with towels & toilet paper. There were two fans provided. There is also wifi access. The thing we enjoyed most was the pristine lake where we fished for sunfish & perch while listening to the loons. There are inflatables, kayaks, & a paddle boat available but we chose to just stay on the pier. The drive to downtown Mercer was about 4 miles including the long drive from the backroads where the property is located out to the highway. We enjoyed our stay very much. We appreciated the fact that the owners were available if needed & asked if we needed anything, but really left us on our own. I would love to rent all three cabins & have a family reunion up here sometime. I think it would be a blast. Just be sure to bring insect repellent because the horseflies can be crazy when walking on the dirt trail road although they were not a bother by the lake.
Long Weekend in North Woods
Great property on Grant Lake. Quiet and relaxing. Cabin #2had everything we needed for a family of four
The owners, Elizabeth and Tom were great hosts. Although they are just starting out they seem to have a natural ability to run a resort. Saw eagles, grouse, rabbits, squirrels, turtles, deer and a bear looking for smoors. Cabins overlook lake could not be more picturesque. I have been at resorts in Canada, MI, MN, WI, KY and more. I highly recommend their place.
Cute and cozy
Cute little cabin over looking the lake. Everything we needed was available. Hosts were very friendly and accommodating.
Ideal stay in 1940’s heaven! (W/modern conveniences)
Not to big not too small, clean, quaint- all the convenience of a resort- with all the privacy and care of a family owned cabin. This property oozed 1940’s northern charm. There are three two bedroom cabins- in total - so we hope to re book as a larger family. Perfect place for three family’s together!
Fantastic proximity to cycling trails, open roads, tap rooms, and waters sports. We borrowed kayaks on site and spent the morning on the lake (taking in tons of wildlife)- ate lunch and hopped on our bikes for a couple hours! The weather was divine, and EB and TJ were thoughtful and kind hosts. Book this cabin while you can!