Perfect for a Romantic Getaway off of the Beaten Path, On the Wooded Lake Shore.
Shirley and Monte Lamer
About Shirley and Monte Lamer
Year round residents as of November 2016. We are both retired and in our 60's. Monte retired in 2016. He worked in the field of power generation - coal and natural gas fired power plants and Biogas/Digesters. Shirley is a retired ICU Registered Nurse. We are active and love to travel. Our children were born in Fairbanks, Alaska. We have a son and a daughter who are both in their 20's. Our daughter lives in St. Cloud, MN. She owns a Switchel beverage company called SUPERIOR SWITCHEL. Our son is a fish biologist and is currently working for the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources in Rhinelander. He currently is living at home. We have a long history of providing lodging for tourists. Monte was raised on a nearby lake resort, where his Dad still lives. That resort has been in continuous operation since the 1930's. We have provided lodging to tourists since we were married in 1989, first in Alaska for 9 years with 6 cabins for visitors to Denali National Park and now here in northern Wisconsin. We love to travel and stay in family owned/operated rentals as much as possible. We meet new friends when we travel and we hope you will too, with us! We also own a Florida Condo VRBO rental in Indian Shores, FL on the Gulf Coast - 9 miles south of Clearwater Beach and 25 miles SW of Tampa International Airport. Its VRBO listing # is 1630331 Look us up during the WI off-season or anytime as it is available year round. It is a 28 day minimum rental but at times we take less than that if you are the only renter within a 30 day period.
Shirley and Monte Lamer purchased this Studio in 2003
Why Shirley and Monte Lamer chose Tomahawk
Monte purchased this land in 1988 - the year before we were married. He was living in Alaska, since 1975, after he graduated from Tomahawk HS. Monte's paternal great grandfather, owned a majority of the property on the eastern Deer Lake shoreline along Deer Lake Road and on other local lakes. His cousins inherited or purchased some of the land later on. Monte was raised here, a half mile down the back road on the next lake west - Crystal Lake. His great grandparents, then his grandparents and now his Dad, still own and operate the family resort - Pine Cone Ranch Resort. Shirley started coming to Tomahawk with her family when she was 8 years old in 1967. Her parents had cottages on Lake Nokomis and would come up every weekend. Shirley's family met Monte's family that first year her parents built. After we were married in Tomahawk in 1989, Shirley moved to Healy, Alaska from Madison, WI. Monte had already built a home and 2 rental cabins on his 12 acres of land in Healy, just outside of Denali National Park. The following year we opened Healy Heights Family Cabins in Healy, Alaska. We built 4 more cabins for tourist lodging. We owned and operated the business for 9 years and were full from May thru September with up to 28 guests a night. In 1998, we sold and moved back to Wisconsin to be closer to family. That was when we started to use this lake property with our young children, then aged 3 and 7. We purchased a travel trailer and stayed in it on this land, for a few years when we came up north from Marshfield, WI on weekends. We then custom built this lake home in 2003.
What makes this Studio unique
This is a peaceful, quiet setting in the woods and on the lake with nature and it's sounds all around. It is a beautiful property and we love to share it with others. You will feel like you are in your own little world here and life's stresses will be forgotten when you drive down our long winding driveway to this sanctuary. It is our little slice of heaven, away from it all. During the long cold winters when the lake is frozen over, we USED to put out our ice fishing shack on the lake. Now our son does it and we are snowbirds a lot of the time. When the loons return as soon as the lake opens up in late April or early May, we love to hear their variety of calls, knowing that they are back with us again. We excitedly watch for the presence of their baby chicks on their backs while gliding through the water. It is a very welcomed sight to see that they have hatched another chick or two. The smell of camp fires, the sounds of frogs and crickets at night, crows cawing in the morning, pileated woodpeckers drilling a tree, seeing eagles flying overhead, tall pine forests and enjoying clear lakes are all part of our love of living up north at the lake. My favorite times of the day are early morning just after sunrise and the evening, just before sunset. Watching the sun set over the lake from the dock, is very special along with watching the fish surface on calm-water evenings and the great blue heron, bald eagles, deer, rare black bear, ducks, loons and geese going about their day. Nature abounds here. You will feel the draw and hopefully become a part of it also. There is something very special about being "up north at the lake." We are also on Facebook! Look for: Lamer Suite on Deer Lake, Tomahawk, WI.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Can smoke outdoors.
No pets allowed.
Children not allowed
A child can accompany a parent or adult
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
Shoes off inside at door.
No fish cleaning inside suite.
No smoking outside next to an open door or window.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Our suite was nice, neat, and clean. Easy to find and close to town. We will stay again when we come to this area. Thank you.
Thank you for staying with us! We hope you will return. We do offer a discount for repeat guests who book through us.
What a very special place and host and hostess! This was much more than we were hoping for.
Shirley answered every question quickly and thoroughly. The grounds and the suite were immaculate and perfectly equipped. We listened to the loons on the lake and watched the eagles (4 of them!) right outside our door!! What a delightful place to get away to!
Highly recommended Northwoods Suite
Shirley and Monte have a beautiful property located on Deer Lake. They are very welcoming hosts. The suite, with a cozy Northwoods decor, was outstanding and exceptionally clean. It had everything we needed for our stay.
The property was beautifully landscaped with areas to relax or enjoy a bonfire. My husband and I would definitely stay here again in the future.
Thank you for your review! I am glad that we were able to meet your expectations and that you found our listing to be accurate. We strive for 100% satisfaction with all of our guests. We enjoy meeting each and everyone of our guests and you were wonderful to host! We hope that we will see you again as a repeat guest. Remember that we offer a discount to all of our repeat customers who book through us!
a very nice place to stay
We really enjoyed our stay at Lamer’s Cottage. The room was nicely furnished and tastefully decorated. It was very, very clean. Shirley is a very good hostess and checked to see if their was anything we needed. The yard is very nicely landscaped with many beautiful plants and flowers. It is very private and relaxing——a beautiful area on the lake. This is one of the nicest places that we have stayed at.
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! We always strive to make our guests stay the best that it can be. We also have the highest standards for cleanliness and maintenance. We want all of our guests to feel that they have gotten their money's worth when they stay with us.
Shirley and Monte have created a little bit of heaven on their property. Everything is exactly as posted... and more. We went there to enjoy the lake and bike trails. We used their very high quality kayaks and with the gorgeous weather were able to go out many times. There is fairly short, on quiet residential roads, access to the Hiawatha trail which links to the Bearskin Trail north for biking. Oh, and there's this crazy ice cream store with a single scoop the size of a pint!! Now, let's not overlook the gardens and sitting areas of the property. This home could be on a garden walk... easy! You have full access to the multiple sitting areas on your short stroll to the lake. And Shirley has put together remarkable reference material on area attractions and things to do. Hope they keep offering this room, we'll be back.
We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us at Lamer Suite on Deer Lake! We strive to make everyone's stay as positive as we can. We hope that you will visit us again.
Amazing and can’t wait to go back!
Thank you! We always strive to satisfy and "amaze."
We encourage repeat guests with future discounts and cost savings.
Lots to do! Visit the online Tomahawk Chamber website for more info along with our Guide Book and other online searches before your arrival. We are also on Facebook! Lamer Suite on Deer Lake, Tomahawk, WI.
There are numerous ATV trails in Lincoln and the surrounding counties for your use. They allow ATV's in Tomahawk on designated city streets.
We are just 1.7 miles off the Bearskin State Park Trail and Hiawatha Trail for Biking, hiking and Snowmobiling! Easy to access from our property for a day of biking. We have personal bikes that our guests may use around the property/area.
Motorcyclists love to ride the back roads of northern WI. The Annual Harley Davidson Fall Ride for MDA is in mid September which draws thousands of motorcycles to the area.
July 4th is a huge celebration along with Pow Wow Days, and every month has special events.
We are 4.5 miles north of Tomahawk, 17 miles west of Rhinelander, 25 miles south of Minocqua and close to many north-woods destinations.