Turtle Chalet on the beautiful Turtle Flambeau Flowage near Mercer Wisconsin
Turtle Chalet on the beautiful Turtle Flambeau Flowage near Mercer Wisconsin
Turtle Chalet on the beautiful Turtle Flambeau Flowage near Mercer Wisconsin
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Turtle Chalet on the beautiful Turtle Flambeau Flowage near Mercer Wisconsin

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Welcome to the Turtle Chalet. Hope you have a great Northwood’s experience. There is nothing like relaxing with family and friends and taking in the tranquil view of the Turtle Flowage.

Feel free to write down comments and any thoughts you want to share with others.


7/27/13 What a wonderful cabin! Had a great week and can't wait to return! Enjoyed the boating, fire pit and loons.. Looking foward to next year in Mercer. We hid a dollar to start the game again. Hint I'd like to fly like an eagle but I am crazy as a loon.

Carl & Gayle Kasperski

Milwaukee, WI


8/2/13 Had a great time. It was a little cold. We found the dollar and re-hid. Clue: It is welcoming as you are leaving. Thanks again.

Jill & Tom Boulden


9/30/12 This is a great setting with beautiful views.  Weather was awesome and fall colors great. Cabin had everything we could need.

The Hammes


9/28/12 Our first trip to the Chalet. We had a wonderful weekend.  Good friends, good food, great golf and absolutely beautiful weather. The fall colors were almost at peak.  You have a very nice cabin and we loved it.  We will be back.  Thank you for sharing it.

Dave and Nancy Laufenberg

Waunakee, WI


9/14/12 This was our first time here...beautiful home...Thank you for sharing it.  We saw lots of deer and some eagles.  We all had alot of fun- campfires, drives to different places, fall colors, drinking....all with good friends.

Greg and Pam Beschta

Appleton, WI


also up on 9/14/12-  Thank you fro sharing your beautiful home! Enjoyed visiting local bars for the "Shake of the Day".  Everyone was very friendly. We had an awesome time on the water exploring the shoreline and saw lots of wildlife.

Dave and Kay Enkels

Appleton, WI


8/26/12 Another great long weekend (our 5th year).  Kayaking was great. Weather was good.  The guys kayaked the Flambeau River and had a wonderful time.  It was worth it.  Shopping and lunch in Minoqua is always a fun filled day.  Stopped in Mercer on a rainy afternoon and spent some time at "Johnnys.  The bartender was a spicy gal and lots of fun. Looking forward to our 6th trip next year.

The Schroeders and Enrights

Waupaca, WI


7/27/12 Very nice cabin.  Especially liked the woodwork. Managed to catch a few smallies and some northerns.  Great swimming weather. Had a good time.

Bruce and Roseanne Doege

Hobart, IN


6/14/12 Super hot start to the week.  Just right for swimming in Lake Superior at Black River Harbor.  Swimming in some pretty big waves, it was great.  Had fun taking turns on some ATV's we rented.  We've been coming to Birch Point for many years.  This was our honeymoon cabin in 1974.  It's so different now. The cabin beautiful, especially the porch.  Thanks so much for a great time.

Peggy, Wally and Bill Eckart

Laura and Alex Chandler


6/26/12 We enjoyed spending my Father's 87th birthday here!  This is a wonderful spacious cabin with a georgeous porch and view of the lake! We fished and hiked, and especially enjoyed lunches at the "Around the Corner Pub" in Mercer.  The table on the porch was perfect for our three-day long monoploly games. (three generations of us playing)  We baked bass fillets and caught 2 elusive walleyes.

Dave and Sharon Chapman

Cambridge, WI


5/23/12 This was our first time at your beautiful home!  Loved the view, porch, huge kitchen, and all the ceiling fans.  The weather was spotty, the fishing was on and off.  But this house and the nightly bonfires made it all add up to fantastic getaway.  Thank you for sharing your piece of heaven.  We want to sign up next year!!!

Becky and Kevin Monahan

Sleepy Hollow, IL


5/8/12  Back again for opening fishing weekend.  Got a bit luckier this year- fish to take home.  Thanks for a great, clean cabin.

MaryLee and Bill Rudersdorf

Wisconsin Dells,WI



9/17/11 Back again for a getaway weekend just the two of us this time. Just love this cabin. A lot of R&R. Small walleyes, didn't keep any. Nice musky got away... Found the second missing dollar......

The Kissling's

Sussex, WI



8/28/11 This is our 4th trip to the Chalet and once again we had a great time! The weather was exceptional the water was terrific for kayaking. Although we did not find the dollar we had plenty of fun and giggles looking for it..The group ventured over to Sportsmans Landing this year while the gals pillaged the shops in Minocqua. They found some great pottery and treasurers at the Odozark Art Gallery in Mercer as well. We enjoyed the pizza at the Dear Lodge on FF, great bartender and service. We had fun playing shuffleboard at the Gateway-enjoyed our visit and will return to our homes and work well rested!! Thanks again.

The Enright's

Waupaca, WI


8/19/11 We came to Mercer to visit relatives who live on the flowage. We LOVED the Turtle Chalet. Very relaxing, beautiful views.

The Kelvers,

Wadsworth, IL



8/13/11 We enjoyed your beautiful spacious cabin. We especially liked the large screen porch. The lake view was amazing!! We didn' have much luck fishing but didn't know the flowage well enough. However had a follow from a musky of a lifetime, approximately 55 inches long. Maybe next time we'll have better luck. The peace & quiet was so relaxing. We had a great weather only one rainy day. We could have used a few more days as the week went too quickly..

The Skerhutt's

Spencer, WI



8/6/11 The scenery is beautiful-the water,loons and eagles. We even saw a porcupine along one of the banks while fishing. Caught two good size bass. We ate at the Gateway and their lamb chops were fabulous. Dennis at Little Bohemia was fun. Thanks for everything!!

The Balaam's

Lake Mills, WI 



7/23/11 This has been the best vacation to northern Wisconsin EVER!! We laughed & giggled like children into the wee hours of the morning!! Our vacation was filled w/horseback rides, a trip to Bayfield a day on the pontoon exploring the flowage. We swan daily and grandbaby fed the a family of ducks that visit the beach each evening. The loons and eagles were a special treat but the highlight of our trip was a big bear we sighted crossing the road on FF. We hope to book this cabin again for next year when we get home! Thank you for sharing your piece of heaven with us!

The Stern's

Beecher, IL



7/16/11 Great time, great fishing-Walleye & perch-Weather was hot & sunny in the the beginning cooler towards the end of the week. Shopping in Minocqua, dinner @ Little Bohemia & and a 21st birthday! Good times, Good times...

PS Loved the internet!!

The Kissling's

Sussex, WI



7/2/11 Had a great time at Turtle Chalet!! The cabin is absolutely beautiful! The fishing was ok. We definetely will be back in the future with family and friends. Thansk you so much for letting us stay in your home!

The Barber's

Naperville, WI



9/30/10 This was our first trip up to the northwoods and we hoping for some R&R as well as beautiful fall colors-We weren't disappointed. We had a great time. It was very peaceful and quiet-a big change from our everyday life! We got in some fishing and took some time to drive up copper falls-awesome! Thansk so much for allowing us to use your home We had a great time..

The Heeren's

East Moline, IL




8/29/10 Our 3rd trip to the beautiful northwoods and Turtle Chalet! The weather was incredible on this trip, all sun with beautiful days & nights. The loons were singing, the water was great. We ventured in some different directions with our kayaks and saw the falls and had a great time! Thanks again for sharing your beautiful and scenery lakefront property. We are leaving relaxed and renewed.

The Enrights's

Waupaca, WI



5/3/10 Our 3rd trip to the Turtle Chalet. Terribly windy and tough fishing but the beautiful northwoods ambiance of the cabin made our trip great. Thanks again!

The Rudersdorf's

Wis. Dells, WI



8/24/09 Thanks you for another wonderful extended stay at your cabin. We had a great time. We went to Murray's Landing for a day and kayaked the water and saw several eagles perched atop the trees they were majestic! We hope to make the trip at your cabin a regular event each year!

The Enright's

Waupaca, WI 



8/16/09 The deluxe cabin ws excellent but the fishing was slow. When you did catch fish you had a chance at a big one.. My son(12 yr) caught the Musky of a lifetime-41" long right near the cabin. We caught a mixed bag of fish. We went golfing and took in the Lumberjack show in Woodruff. We fished Wilson Lake and caught a bunch of panfish. We had a lot of campfires at night and enjoyed the variety of animal life along the lakefront. Even saw a black bear on the banks. Thanks again for the cabin.

The Ritzel's

East Dundee, IL



7/16/09 Thanks again for the use of your cabin. We a great time again. Caleb & his cousins had a great time swimming at the beach & jet skiing on the flowage. The weather was great. On our raining day we enjoyed the large porch. We went to town twice and ate & the Pines,which is the best restaurant.

The Briski's

Appleton, WI



7/10/09 The cabin is great, very comfortable with a beautiful lake view.We enjoyed the loons. Fish fry at the Pines was great. Also breakfast at Tom's is worth the visit. The weather was pleasant all week. Teens find that you can send & receive text messages on the porch. Thanks for sharing your vacation home.

The Paternosters

Denver, CO



7/4/09 The cabin and scenery are beautiful. We picked the wrong week becasue the fishing was real good. But everying else was really nice.

The Campbell's

Ligonier, IN



6/13/09 Awesome week on the flowage! Lovely cabin & weather was perfect. Musky action was fun & two small ones were boated. Smallies a bit hard to find but did give us us top water action. Will miss the loons crying early n imorning & late evening. A perfect vacation spot!

Thanks for everything.

The Charais's

Baraboo, WI



5/13/09 Thanks for sharing the Chalet!! A great place to stay. We enjoyed the porch every evening. Fishing wasn't the greatest but did manage to catch a few keeper walleyes. Everyone around were helpful and friendly. Thanks for the stay!!

The Olinske's

Negaunee, MI



8/24/08 Had a great time kayaking on the Flowage. The weather was great and the accommodations were awesome. Can't wait to come back up again!!

The Enright's

Waupaca, WI



8/7/08 Thank you so much for a beautiful stay! The place was great. The weather was good and the fishing was excellent. We caught a TON of walleyes. Almost caught a musky(it went after the walleye on my line next to the boat) The dogs loved swimming in the lake. We come here every summer and hope to be back again next year!!

The Klyczek's

Munster, IN 



7/25/08 Thanks so much!! We loved your cabin and really enjoyed the breezy back porch. The cousins all had a great time sleeping together in the bunk beds. We saw an eagle land at the point with a fish. Thank you again!!

Eddinger & Wolf Family

Eau Claire, WI



1/10/08 We enjoyed the Chalet very much. We rode 500 miles in 5 days. It is our first trip to the Chalet but not our last. The place is very accommodating. Saw deer next door at night and within 30 ft of the cabin. We thank you very much for allowing us to use this great house.


St. Paul IN



9/4/07 We had an awesome time here the Chalet. We enjoyed the peaceful views, watching the loons on the flowage and howling wolf calls in the distance. We are planning on making the Chalet a yearly trip! Hoping the water level will be higher next time! Thank you for sharing!

The Kotowicz’s

Appleton, WI



8/12/07 We had an awesome time at this cabin. It is very nice and perfect for our family. There were beautiful sunsets every night. Every single day had gorgeous weather. Thanks again!

The Hartfiel’s

Neenah, WI



7/28/07 This is our first trip to Mercer, we brought our ATV’s and rode 160 miles of trails. We rented a fishing boat, no luck fishing but enjoyed the lake. Our kids, age 11 & 7 enjoyed the beach area and noodles. Great home to enjoy our vacation & the immense wildlife- eagle, loons, ducks,deer, bears,turkeys, squirrels. Thank you for sharing!

The Comer’s.

Dallas Center, IA



7/21/07 My husband’s family has been coming to Mercer for almost forty years. This was our first time here at the Turtle Chalet. The cabin was excellent, the neighbors were great. The loons woke us up some mornings & sang us to sleep at night. Thanks for the memories, hope to be back again next year.


Appleton, WI



6/30/07 Ate at the Pine Lake Lodge and Gateway. Both places were excellent. Wives went Kayaking. Fishing was actually great! We found enough walleyes and plenty of smallmouth. Largest walleye was 18.5 inches and 19.5 inch smallie. The walleyes were 7.5 ft deep off the humps. The cabin beach was out of this world. Saw a loon on a nest. It had 3 eggs. We’ll be back!

The Albert’s,

Waunakee, WI



06/16/07 Our 3rd visit-We love this place-Overall fishing was poor; weather hot and the lake level dropped at least 8 inches during our 3 week stay. We walked, rode our bikes to Mercer and back 6 times played golf and fished 3 times with our favorite guide Muskie Mel and thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves again. A great sight was an eagle forced to land right in front of us on the front lawn by harassing crows-Wow!! We’ll be back!!





5/9/07 Cabin and surroundings are great! Fishing wasn’t very good. The professional fisherman said it was because of the early spring in March-spawned too soon or some such story… Anyways lucky we could enjoy this beautiful cabin and fabulous view.

P.S. We recommend “The Pines” for dinner.

The Rudersdorf’s,

Wis. Dells, WI



1/15/07 Thank you for a wonderful time during our annual “Winter Fun” weekend! Your cabin is so cozy & charming. The company is always the best. Since the weather was so warm in Chicago this year spending time in the winter wonderland was even more fun. Skiing at Powderhorn was both challenging & thrilling… We always enjoy going to the Hideaway & Gateway. But most of all spending time with friends & making wonderful memories is what’s most precious!!

The Lang’s,

Mt Prospect, IL



8/25/06 Thanks for opening up your beautiful cabin to other families. It has been just perfect for our family. We enjoyed the sand beach, building castles and digging immense holes and loved the screen porch. We went canoeing & kayaking through Hawk’s Nest outfitters and a huge eagle flew within 10ft of our group, beautiful! Also enjoyed a loon family here in the cove. Drove the pontoon up the falls and only hit a couple of stumps the first time up….Oh, and my husband & kids enjoyed the fishing too!

The Woods

Grayslake, IL



8/19/06 Beautiful cabin! Had a wonderful week, nice weather. Fish didn’t bother us too much but caught a couple Walleye’s and a real nice follow on a musky(40+) Already looking forward to next year!

The Hartfiels

Neenah, WI



8/12/06 Had a great vacation. We enjoyed the cabin very much. The property is just perfect. We kayaked, shopped and built a fire each night. Nice porch. Very comfortable home.

The Moran’s

Waunakee, WI



7/27/06 Sorry, the baby tore out the page! We had a great time! Cabin is excellent. Beach was just right. Hope to be back!

The Cody’s

West Allis, WI



6/30/06 We had a very wonderful week here on the flowage. The weather was very cooperative though the fishing was slow-at least until the last day when I got my first look at a flowage muskie up close! The cabin is awesome and so is this area. We will look forward to another trip.

The Neighbor’s

Hanover Park, IL



6/17/06 We had a wonderful time. Fishing was great. The cabin is beautiful. We look forward to coming back next year.

The Kamarauskas’s

Lockport, IL



6/10/06 Had another wonderful visit(our 2nd). Great smallmouth fishing with Musky Mel. We look forward to our return. The remodeling is terrific! Thanks for everything.

The Nelson’s




 8/11/05 We enjoyed our stay here so much. You have a beautiful “Northwood’s Getaway”. The kids enjoyed the swimming & were well wore out & ready for bed each night. The fishing was good & our son’s girlfriend caught her first fish ever. It was so relaxing to wake up to the loon’s crying each morning. Thank you so much for sharing your “Turtle Chalet” with us. We have a week full of memories & pictures to go with it.

The Abies

Newark, IL



8/5/05 We had lots of fun fishing; we all caught Northerner’s in a small cove  near the cabin. Very exciting! Our kids (9&11 yrs) really enjoyed the sand beach area far more than we anticipated. We also drove to Apostle islands for the day where we rented bikes. We loved the ‘Chalet” and the area. If only we lived closer! Thanks for providing the Chalet to us!

Carson Family

Battle Ground ,IN



7/22/05 Thanks for sharing the “Turtle Chalet” with us! We enjoyed our first trip to the Turtle Flowage area. Loon pairs visited each AM & PM. Sunsets and full moon graced our week.  Thanks for a relaxing week!

The Clark’s

Salem, WI

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