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Tim Wightman

Member since: 2002
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Beautiful Executive Lake Home on Peninsula with 657 ft Lake Frontage

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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657 feet lake frontage on Spider Lake surrounded by 2 acres of tall pine trees

Welcome to our paradise in the northwoods! We are located on a secluded lake peninsula. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee on our beautiful deck overlooking the clear waters of Spider Lake in Mercer, the premier lake in Northern Wisconsin. Walk down the stairs to your personal dock and take your boat out to fish, tube, ski or whatever your pleasure. Stroll our 657 feet of private lake frontage and enjoy an evening bonfire at the lake's edge. Summer or winter, our lake lodge offers you all the comforts of an upscale resort with the privacy you desire.

With over 3,000 sq ft of finished living space you have plenty of room to spread out and enjoy your stay. We have decorated our home with beautiful rustic log furnishings. We have three bedrooms and a bonus room that will accommodate eight adults. The house also has three full bathrooms, two stone fireplaces, a finished entertainment area that includes a large screen TV, shuffle board table and bar for your enjoyment. The kitchen is fully supplied for all your culinary needs. A washer and dryer are provided for you convenience. Three seasons room and large outdoor deck with gas grill.

If you are looking for wildlife our guests normally see, deer, turkey, bald eagles, loons, flying squirrels, pileated woodpeckers and more... Our retreat offers our guests the privacy they want while only being 5 miles from stores and restaurants of downtown Mercer.

Please click on our VIDEO to see more of this beautiful lake home.


If you love those aspects of a vacation that can delight and motivate you, that can rekindle the wonder, the passion, the fun & excitement of life, then the quality & amenities of our lake retreat and the beautiful vibrant natural treasures that surround it will be the correct prescription for you. Add to these delights the large variety of engaging and pleasurable activities in the vicinity of our lodging and you have a recipe for the perfect vacation.

All of these enlivening features assure that our guests will leave Tall Pines with a rejuvenated, positive energy and refreshing outlook on life.

Come...Let us help show you the way to fulfill your vacation dreams.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Tim Wightman (Property Manager)
Member since: 2002
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Tim Wightman

We are a family of 8 who love everything about the outdoors. There is no better place to enjoy summer and winter activities than the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

Tim Wightman purchased this house in 2013

Why Tim Wightman chose Northern Wisconsin

We have been enjoying summer and winter vacations in the Manitowish Waters/Mercer area for over 20 years. We have been looking for the perfect home for our family of 8 to enjoy. When we found Tall Pines, we knew it would be the perfect vacation retreat for our family, friends and future renters.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the 657 feet of beautiful lake frontage on secluded 2 acres surrounded by tall pine trees. Being at the top of the hill looking down on the lake provides fantastic views.

The house is very comfortable and spacious with plenty of room for a large family.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I have surveyed several sites and probably a few hundred vacation properties. This property, by far, met and exceeded all of my needs. I am looking forward to August!!
Jan 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Beautiful Executive Lake Home on Peninsula with 657 ft Lake Frontage
average rating of 4.952381 based on 44 reviews

Excellent home and great location. Very clean as well.

  • 4 of 5

My family was thrilled with the overall experience and would recommend this home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Mt. Horeb, WI

A place to make memories

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this property. The home is beautiful and the location could not be nicer. It sits on a peninsula with lake views from everywhere in the house. It is very clean and comfortable for a family with private space for all. My grandson loved the bonus room with the bunk beds. The three season room was a nice surprise. That was our “jigsaw puzzle room.” We went canoeing and rented a pontoon for the week, which we used every day. Spider Lake is beautiful and we went fishing at least once a day. Mosquitoes were bad but that did not stop us from having a fire. I loved the exercise of the stairs going to the lake, but it may not be for everyone. This is a great property which I highly recommend for making family memories. Thank you so much for the use of your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Wonderful Lake Cabin Experience

  • 5 of 5

An incredible property at peaceful location with beautiful views. Check in and check out made very easy and accommodating. Very well done. Highly recommend to all.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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1000% better than words and pictures can describe

  • 5 of 5

We came up from Chicago for the Memorial Day weekend. I knew that I booked a special house from the pictures and prior reviews. My wife & I were blown away upon walking in the front door. Really a first class experience. I strongly recommend this home for anyone wanting some luxury on a family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed our short but sweet stay at Tall Pines! From the owners to the management company, all aspects were very well suited for our stay. The process was friendly and the location was superb! Beautiful setting, amazing architecture and the continuous Bald Eagle sittings were an exceptional bonus!

Looking forward to going back in the near future and spending more time! Thanks again and best regards!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
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Rice Lake, WI USA

First Class

  • 5 of 5

Once again, this place served as our home for the weekend. First class owners delivering a first class experience. Way to go. Thank you for the memories!!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Manitowish Waters Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Multiple in Mercer, Manitowish Waters, Winchester
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Tahoe Lynx Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US 51
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Multiple in Mercer, Manitowish Waters, Winchester
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Indian Mountain, Big PowderHorn, Blackjack
Car: necessary

Fishing and boating on Spider Lake right from your own private dock - 352 acres and 49 feet deep. Species of fish include walleye, muskie, northern pike, smallmouth bass and panfish. ******************** Paddling the Turtle River - Connects 17 different lakes including Spider, many launching and landing locations, 27 miles of intermediate paddling, Class I and II rapids. ******************** Hiking, Biking, X-Country Skiing & Snowshoe on the MECCA Trail System - The trails are open year round for hiking and biking in the summer and offers 28km of cross country trails for skiing and snowshoeing. ******************** Waterfalls - You will find 11 waterfalls in the surrounding areas. Some are easily accessible while others are located off the beaten path.

******************* Hunting - Big game of white-tailed deer and black bear to the smaller game of wild turkey, grouse and waterfowl. Public hunting grounds consist of over 377,000 acres throughout the county. ******************** ATV/UTV - Largest All Terrain Vehicle trail system in Wisconsin, with over 250 miles of picturesque and demanding trails. During the winter, ATV's are welcome on most Iron County snowmobile trails. ******************** Alpine Skiing - Four major downhill ski areas for your pleasure; Big Powderhorn, Blackjack, Whitecap and Indianhead Mountains. ******************** Snowmobiling - 450 miles of groomed and signed trails and 200 inches of snowfall during snowmobiling season - the stage is set for another great season. ******************** Memorial Weekend ATV Rally features trail riding and poker run during the spring bloom. ******************** June - Lupine Junefest Bike Tour event is a ride, not a race and is part of an all-day festival that encourages outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the Northwoods & the native spring wildflowers. Distances of 10, 26, 28 or 48 miles along paved roads. ******************** July 4 - Mercer's 4th of July Celebration has the best fireworks display in the Northwoods, a parade, games, food, arts/crafts and live music. ******************** August - Annual Loon Day Arts and Craft Show featuring over 250 vendors, flea market, food, kids games, music and the famous Loon Calling Contest. ******************** October - Pumpkin Run ATV Rally features trail riding and poker run during a fabulous changing of the fall colors.


Rates & Availability

Mercer House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Jun 10 2016 - Aug 27 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Off Season Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Weekend 2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 4th Week 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day Week 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

$500 Security Deposit Refunded Within 14 Days of Rental if No Damage

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Mercer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Master Bath
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , Main Level
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower Level
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Main Level
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Main Level
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Lower Level
    Bonus Room - 1 bunk bed , Lower Level
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We have installed a house generator that will provide power in case of electrical service disruption.

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