Very Good

4 reviews

1 / 11 The Deer House view from Spider Lake...what we call the Front Yard...



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TripAdvisor Property ID: 8609412

About the area

Mercer is a beautiful north woods resort town, not far from the Upper Peninsula and Lake Superior (great skiing!) to the North, and the boom-towns of Minocqua and Eagle River to the south. The town of Mercer has many taverns, some great restaurants (just down Hwy 51 is the famous Little Bohemia Lodge where the Dillinger shoot out occurred), shopping, and the World's Largest Loon (named Clair). There are cross country ski trails, bike trails, ATV trails and of course, snow mobile trails. Our Deer House is right on the snowmobile trails #17 and close to #8 and #10, and has close access to the ATV trails as well. The Deer House is also near numerous landings to enter the magnificent Turtle Foliage, or you can canoe there from our beach if you are avid canoe enthusiasts! Fishing on Spider Lake is fantastic! This lake is known for walleye, musky and panfish. Use our canoes to paddle down the Turtle River and catch fish there too!

Owner profile

Laura R.

Languages spoken: English



  • Bedroom 1: 3 Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: King bed


  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Bikes
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports

Reviews (4)

Very Good – based on 4 reviews Very Good
4 reviews

“Great Trip”

Reviewed 7 Jul 2016

Very private, enjoyed using the canoe and kayaks, rustic decor, clean water and a few really nice bass and a 26" walleye were caught. Cabin (home) was clean and well maintained. Would defiantly recommend this place to a friend or relative.

“Great Vacation.”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2014

Our vacation at The Deer House was a great time. The weather didn't cooperate for going in the water for more than a few minutes as it was cold and cloudy most of the time, but we did have plenty to do aside from swimming. We enjoyed canoeing around the lake and seeing the loons. There are tons of water toys which the kids used to float on top of the water which was chilly but may have been fine on a hot day. There are several waterfalls nearby; we drove about 45 minutes up to Superior Falls one day, that was a great outing. We drove to Shays Falls about 10 minutes away a different day and were disappointed that it was just a spillway, but we found blackberries so that outing was worthwhile. We had a fire outside at the fire pit one night, and inside in the fireplace another night. The pictures are a little outdated, there is nice new carpet throughout the house and everything was in good condition. There are plenty of games and puzzles inside to occupy time; but no movies to watch that we could find, only a few VHS tapes with a DVD player. There isn't much of a yard for activities, the front yard is mostly taken up by the driveway, septic and trees while the backyard is all wooded hill leading to the lake. That looks to be what most yards in this area consist of, so it goes along with the location. Overall we had a great time and will put this on our list of locations to consider in future years.

“deer house”

Reviewed 18 Feb 2012

overall very happy with it. nice views, easy to get on the lake and trails. only thing that could have made it better is better snow.

“Great week at the Deer House.....”

Reviewed 5 Aug 2009

We had a wonderful stay for 8 days at the Deer House! The house is about three miles from downtown Mercer, which is a quaint little town. The house itself is equipped wonderfully. We WAY overpacked, as all sheets, towels, beach towels, beach chairs, etc. are provided. The kitchen is equipped so well that we easily made a gourmet meal for six one evening. The TV is adequate with basic satellite channels. There were video games, but we're not into those so I cannot comment. GREAT beach area for kids. Wonderful swimming. Lake is very suitable for some boating and fishing. Overall, completely thrilled with our stay. Aside from older carpeting (it was clean and smelled fine, but simply older), the rest of the house is wonderful. And since the older carpet allowed our dog to come, it was WELL worth it!!! The house is PERFECT. Feel free to contact me directly with any questions. I would absolutely recommend this place to friends and family, and will return again!!

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