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Mercer Wisconsin Vacation Cottage, Cabin, Lodging Rental on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage
Mercer Wisconsin Vacation Cottage, Cabin, Lodging Rental on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage

Mercer Wisconsin Vacation Cottage, Cabin, Lodging Rental on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage

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Welcome to the Flambeau Vista Retreat, LLC...our four-season log cabin lodging located within the Scenic Turtle Flambeau Flowage Wilderness Waters Area. 

Contact: or 715-492-4823 talk or text. 

The retreat is comprised of two cabins, Flambeau Vista 1 (900 square feet of living space) and Flambeau Vista 2 (1,300 square feet of living space).

Flambeau Vista 1, a full-log cabin, was built in the 1940's and remodeled in 2000 to include a split-log addition containing a kitchen, bathroom, and three-season porch. The original section of the cabin contains two bedrooms, a loft and a cozy & comfortable living room. The cabin has modern-day conveniences with the nostalgic charm of an old-fashioned vacation cottage.

Flambeau Vista 2 was originally built in the late 1930's, remodeled in 2006 and also has nostalgic features with modern-day comforts. The new section features two bedrooms, a large loft and a bathroom. The original interior space received a face-lift during the 2006 remodel and has an open concept kitchen, living & dining area and a large three-season room. 

Located on Lake Bastine, one of the natural lakes encompassed by the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage, Flambeau Vista is truly a top-notch year-round vacation retreat!    

WINTER: Reserve now for prime winter dates and request the NO SNOW GUARANTEE (The no snow guarantee is not valid December 20 through January 1). If the snowmobile trails are closed due to a lack of snow your deposit will be refunded in full. With an average annual snowfall of over 200 inches you are most likely guaranteed ample snow cover for outdoor activities! Iron County has over 500 miles of snowmobile trails connecting directly to trails in several other counties. You can easily access the trails directly from our door. You can also try Boondocking - riding off trail on unmarked forest trails. Cross-country ski, snowshoe and fat bike trails are located nearby. Ice anglers can watch tip-ups from the kitchen of Flambeau Vista 1 while enjoying the warmth of the fireplace and a game of cards. Venture just outside our door to jig fish for Crappies, Blue Gills and Perch.
SPRING: Spring and early summer are particularly dramatic times to explore the regions 12 waterfalls. Some cascading over 90 feet! With more than 200 inches of snowfall most years, the melt flows wild through the region's rivers. View the walleyes spawning at Lake of the Falls under the careful eye of the "Walleye Watchers". Open water fishing season for Walleye, Northern Pike and Largemouth Bass begins the first Saturday in May, and Musky season opens the last Saturday in May. Smallmouth Bass fishing is catch and release through mid-June.  
SUMMER: Summer brings spectacular fishing, boating, swimming, wildlife viewing, stargazing, campfires and other outdoor activities. 
FALL: The months of September, October and November are excellent for late season fishing and the time when Walleye begin to feed heavily to fatten-up for the winter. Many trophy Musky are caught in the fall. Hunt and photograph small & large game on acres of nearby public land. Roam the trails and back roads viewing fall colors from your ATV, bike or auto. Fall colors will begin to show in early September and peak in early October.

  • Fully equipped kitchen with microwave, drip coffee maker, full sized refrigerator & range (FV1 & 2)                                
  • Bathroom with shower unit - bring your own towels (FV1 & 2) 
  • Accommodates up to 6 people (FV1) or 8 people (FV2) - registered guests only unless approved, no parties or events are allowed                            
  • Two bedrooms with full sized beds (FV1)                                                                              
  • Loft with two twin beds (FV1)       
  • Full sized futon sleeper (FV1)
  • Two bedrooms with queen sized beds (FV2)
  • Loft with four twin beds (FV2)                                                        
  • Linens and pillows provided for all beds & sleeper (FV1 & 2) 
  • Carpeted open concept living area (FV1 & 2) 
  • Gas fireplace (FV1 & 2)
  • TV, DVD Stereo w/iPod dock (FV1 & 2) 
  • Spacious lakeside three-season room (FV1 & 2) 
  • Deck with charcoal grill & patio furniture (FV1 & 2)  
  • Large lawn (FV1 & 2) 
  • Fire pit - firewood available nearby (FV1 & 2) 
  • Dock with bench available May through mid-October (FV1 & 2)  
  • Boat landing nearby
  • 12-foot aluminum boat with oars - bring your own life jackets (FV1)
  • 14-foot aluminum boat with oars- bring your own life jackets (FV2)
  • Canoe and kayaks - bring your own life jackets (shared use)  
  • Gradual sloping sandy bottom frontage (FV1 & 2) 
  • Located on a lightly traveled blacktop road (FV1 & 2) 
  • Cabin is 50 feet from the water (FV1 & 2) 
  • Mercer and Park Falls 20 miles away
  • Inspected and licensed annually by the Iron County Health Department (FV1 & 2) 
  • Mercer Chamber Member since 2001

Flambeau Vista Retreat, LLC
Kathy Reinhard
P.O. Box 151
Park Falls, Wisconsin 54552

Please call between the hours of 9 AM and 9 PM. If you leave a voice mail message your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Text 715-492-4823   


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Mercer Wisconsin Vacation Cottage, Cabin, Lodging Rental on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage

Flambeau Vista Retreat, LLC
Kathy Reinhard
P.O. Box 151
Park Falls, Wisconsin 54552


715-492-4823 (talk or text) 

Please call on land line between the hours of 8 am and 10 pm. If you leave a voice mail message your call will be returned usually within 1 hour.   


These are some of the comments from our guest books. We thank our guests for being our best spokespeople and for giving us the opportunity to share the awesome Turtle Flambeau Flowage experience with them throughout the four seasons! 

We had a wonderful time again :) Trails were great and returning to the cozy cabin was a fabulous way to end the night. Thanks for a great weekend. See you again soon! Go Pack Go!

We came for a quick snowmobile getaway. The weather was perfect and the trails were fantastic - it was the best snowmobiling ever. The location of this cabin for snowmobiling access is great! We visit the area frequently, but brought friends with us on this trip to introduce them to the Northwoods. We were overly impressed with the accommodations and all that you offered us! The quality, integrity and cleanliness of the cabin is exceptional! All of the special details and amenities were appreciated such as the bath & kitchen soaps, comfortable beds and furniture, abundance of kitchen appliances & utensils and warm snuggly blankets that were tucked everywhere! You haven't forgotten a thing! Kids had a great time exploring the loft, shoveling the deck and sledding down to the lake. It was so nice to vacation with all of the conveniences and comforts of home. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and we are happy there was a blizzard at home so we could stay an extra day! Also, Scott & Kathy we were extremely pleased with your friendliness, promptness and attentiveness from our initial inquiry through the final night of our stay. You are incredible! Thank you! Rockford, IL 

Had a great time! Wish we could stay a week, the trees are really beautiful, the cabin is awesome, just like being in heaven here, we hope to come back. Thanks so much Scott & Kathy we really needed this to wind down the summer. Park Falls, WI

Dear Scott & Kathy, Thank you for a great birthday weekend get-away! We loved your beautiful cabin & the wonderful hikes and waterfalls in the area. It was wonderful to visit with you and let the dogs run around – it’s always fun comparing Vizsla “notes & antics”! Piper had an absolute blast! We will be back! Thanks again! Minneapolis, MN

What a beautiful place to stay. Everything was so nice and clean and thank you for the gift of jam. Even though the weather was quite cool, we sure enjoyed the beautiful scenery and the many games we played on the back porch. The week went by so fast and we hated to have to pack up and go home. Thanks again for a wonderful time.

Had a great time...cabin is awesome! Great weather, comfy sleeping. Hortonville, WI

We all had a wonderful time up here! Everything was great from the pouring rain to the hot sun. The pontoon ride was just amazing. I didn't realize how big the lake actually was! The cabin is beautiful & I thought it was the coolest thing that you conserved the old cabin and just added on. It is beautiful and it was worth the long hike up. Racine, WI

"Tuesday we ended up with 7 crappies and 2 walleyes. Wednesday we ended up with 9 crappies and 3 walleye with the biggest walleye being 19". Thursday we ended up keeping 3 crappies and 1 walleye throwing back 3 bluegills and 1 crappie. By the sounds of it we had a successful fishing trip compared to others who ice fished yesterday. Used the wheelers to get out on the ice as there was only approx 12" of ice out. The cabin was beautiful and spotlessly clean and we enjoyed our stay here on Lake Bastine. Although Trivial Pursuit proved challenging we enjoyed all the cabin had to offer. Thank you:)!"

"Thank you for the use of your cabin. It is so quaint with it's rustic charm and beautiful lake views, so clean and well equipped. We are frequent visitors to the Flowage area, however it has been some twenty-five years since we have rented a cabin on Lake Bastine. Those old memories were fond ones, however now we have lovely new ones from staying at your cabin retreat. This place is by far the nicest place we have stayed at in the area. Thanks again Kathy & Scott for the enjoyable time!" Sheboygan, WI

"Fishing great first three days, all seven of us took home fish. Mostly crappie with some small walleyes. Wednesday we mostly we stayed in the cabin and watched movies. It sure is nice to have a warm and cozy cabin. Thursday fair, few fish. Friday snow, we left at noon. The Gang"

"Thanks for a whole new experience on the flowage. Cabin was perfect! And the fish were biting! Looking forward to next year.

"Beautiful fall color, crisp cool air and a first place win for Ken & Tim in Donner's Bay Walleye Tournament! Thanks for the great weekend!"

"We all had a wonderful week - who would think you never needed sweatshirts in September. Mostly sunny & warm with cool nights. Enough fish for a fish fry. A lovely place to play Scrabble, word puzzles and enjoy the grandchildren. A great canoe trip around the Big Island (including a portage into Merkle). Everything is first class - the cottage, the canoes, the fire pit. Thank you, Thank you!"

"Amazing! This being our first real vacation together, Bryan & I didn't know what to expect. I, of course, packed everything except the kitchen sink. Soon found out that is was not necessary. Scott & Kathy pay close attention to the little things. The weather stayed nice for us, mid 60's. No swimming, not very good fishing, but the cabin is cozy, the view is gorgeous, the neighbors were friendly and the peace and tranquility seep into your skin. I could go on for days talking about the amazing time that we had and how beautiful it is here, but you really have to be here to understand it. Even our dog (Rocky) enjoyed it. He may have enjoyed more that us :). Thank you Scott & Kathy. You have inspired us both! P.S. Already planning for next year!" Joliet, IL  

"Thank you for the hospitality, the cabin was awesome! The weekend was overdue for all of us and much appreciated. We look forward to a return trip to improve our musky luck!"  

"Cozy cabin with everything we need, pontoon boat rides (lots of fun), canoe rides (5 year old learned how), campfires (5 year old helped mom build the perfect 1-match Girl Scout fire), bicycle ride, backgammon, puzzles (I left a new one for you), sitting on the dock, loon calls (loon family was around all week), eagles flying overhead, osprey (checking out and sitting on the new nest), kingfishers (fishing by the cabin), deer, humming birds, cute antics of chipmunks (sitting inside the bird feeder hogging the seed). We had a wonderful, relaxing week. Thank Shane for the pontoon, would love it again next year. Thanks for the cabin! I WANT TO LIVE HERE FOREVER (5 year old). See you next year!!" Dixon, IL   

"This is one of the best cabins we have stayed at! My mom liked how you thought of all the extras we might need, and my dad enjoyed the view to the lake from the screened porch. My sister and I took the canoe out almost every day. And, because the temperatures were on the cool side (70's) the fireplace was really cozy! We all especially liked the loon calls at night because we don't have them in Southern Wisconsin....Thank you!" Walworth, WI

"Perched high the Flambeau Vista...the summer lake laps the sandy shore carrying its cargo of dip and bob ducks, crawling crayfish, plump bass & crying loons. Overhead the eagle soars circles amid puffy clouds that pillow the sky so blue and the full glory trees clap as a warm breeze jostles their leafy hands. Hrummm - busy hummer sips the nectar storing, storing for the glory of summer is short, but the summer memories last a lifetime. Thank for the lovely retreat." 

"Once again thanks for a wonderful week. Its our 4th summer and we still find new things to do. We went biking in Manitowish Waters at the Discovery Center on some very nice trails. Then we took the boat to Wilson Lake & caught some smallies. Spent a day on the chain of lakes. During the rain Brett learned how to play Monopoly - thanks for the games to play. Our dog Brook loved her week on the lake. She never did catch a duck, but boy did she try." Horicon, WI

"We had a fantastic week all around! The weather was perfect, the trails, and fun on the lake. The cabin is beautiful and perfect for our needs. Thank you for providing such a wonderful place for us to enjoy. We are already looking forward to next year!" 

"Opening week of Walleye. Fantastic cabin, super hosts, great fishing. Will be back and tell all our friends."

"Thanks so much for the beautiful cabin. Chip had a great time on the trails. Gizmo & I enjoyed the relaxation. Hope to be back to visit you again soon." Arcadia, WI

"PBR Racing Team was here! Thanks for the great stay!"

"WOW! Its a winter wonderland up here. The snow & trees are beautiful. We really love your place and we're glad we got the opportunity to come up & enjoy it. Hope to return sometime soon." Muskego, WI

"Thanks for a well equipped and clean cabin. The weather was quite cool, so no swimming was possible, but we enjoyed ourselves anyway! The men were able to catch some fish on Saturday." Lake Summerset, Il.

"We had a fabulous week - the weather was great! We loved the cabin and will sooo be back! Thanks for the rescue! Glad we had the opportunity to be the first...NOT:). Thanks again and we're sending morels!" Rockton, IL  

"Thanks so much for the use of your beautiful cabin again this year. Our 4 year old wants to live here forever! The sunsets are so pretty and also the sunrises over the lake in the canoe. We could not have asked for more wonderful weather. I sure missed the hummingbird feeder this year. I also used some of your flowers and driftwood for the background of my daughter's senior pictures. This is beautiful and peaceful up here. See you next year."

"Thank you for a great family vacation. This was our second time here & we love it! Our son & his wife from San Diego, CA & our daughter with her hubby and our two grandsons from Liverpool NY had a great time...our grandson Jacob caught his first fish (3 1/2 yrs. old) what an experience for him." Marshall, MN.

"Wow...what a great cabin! All the small touches really made us feel at home. The 4-wheeling was fun & cold, but the fireplace warmed us right up! We are so happy to have found this place & will certainly be back! Again - thanks for the bottle of wine and a great honeymoon retreat!"   

"You guys did an awesome job with the cabin. I can't believe that we were able to find such a great place on short notice! We brought our friends from Pennsylvania to the Northwoods for their first time, and they all want to come back here soon. Your cabin is so beautiful and in such a nice location...I'm glad we were able to find your website :) Hopefully we'll all own snowmobiles next winter so we can try some of the trails around the cabin. We plan to come back here whenever we can, maybe this summer, if not next winter. Thanks for the wonderful memories!"

"We had a wonderful family vacation in the Northwoods. The cottages were beautiful and so cozy. Our families enjoyed snowmobiling during the day, sledding down the hills with the kids or just hanging out playing games. Our evenings were spent making meals and all sitting together reflecting on our day and family stories. We look forward to our next trip up here with more family. From our family to yours - thank you!"

"- 22 on the Reinhard's porch...but the car all is well & cozy! We, & our part-time guests have had a great week. you provided us all the "small things" which make a stay so pleasant after discovering that the mouse in the kitchen wall was really the fish clock chiming the hour, Ginny let me put the spatula away & come into the living room with everyone else! Our best to you & many thanx!" 

 "A big greetings from Europe. I and Dan had the most lovely time in the Reinhard's cabin. Thank you for such a nice opportunity to spend our holiday in your unique, cozy cabin with such warm, romantic environment. I like a lot the design of your cabin. Keep going like that and we are looking forward to spend our free time again in such a lovely cabin like yours. A big hug from Belgium."

"Your cabin is really cozy. We love your fireplace. The loft is so cool. Our whole family loved staying here. Thank you!" Poynette, WI 

"Another great hunting season at Flambeau Vista 1. Looking forward to Flambeau Vista 2 next year. You really make it feel like home here! See you next year :) P.S. Thanks for making my first hunting trip feel like home." DePere, Wisconsin

"You got it right when you redesigned "the cabin" and kept the original "bones". It is a special place! The setting didn't hurt either! Getting up in the morning and seeing the mist and reflection of the trees over the water is one of the things I will remember. Thank you Kathy & Scott for providing a memorable environment for a much needed R & R. Appleton, WI"

"We totally enjoyed the beauty of this cabin & the gorgeous lake & setting. The cabin has all the amenities you need - all the details & decorating - you know Kathy & Scott put a lot of time into this place. Remember to hold hands up here! P.S. I'm glad Kathy is a "neatnik"!"

"As usual, we are packed up and we must be on our way home but wishing we could stay. So beautiful and peaceful up here. Thanks so much for the use of your cabin again. I finally got to see the kingfishers I hoped to see. The canoe is a GREAT addition to everything else. I loved early morning (6 AM) rides across to the inlet to watch the loons and kingfishers, turtles and muskrats. Even seen a muskrat nest. Saw the osprey nest and watched the babies out flying. Hummingbirds and other various sm. animals are always fun to watch. See you next year." Dixon, IL

"Flambeau Vista 2 exceeded our expectations. We had a wonderful week filled with swimming, fishing, camp fires under the stars, wildlife, and plenty of rest and relaxation. The local festivals were fun too. You have a beautiful place here with its "up north" decor and the kids loved having their own beds up in the loft. It was great to see you again and we will be back next year. Thanks again." Racine, WI

"The cabin is beautiful and spacious too! We loved having room to relax. Our #1 goal for this trip was to catch a ton of fish for many meals & with hopes of having extra tor the freezer to enjoy back home. Well, our efforts netted a whopping 4 fish! and a small handful of bites. We managed to split the 8 fillets amongst 6 hungry mouths, & the freezer will have to remain empty until 2008. Since the fishing was slow, we enjoyed many late nights on the porch playing cards and SCRABBLE. (What a wonderful family bonding experience.) Our dogs also loved the vacation, especially jumping off the dock & hours of swimming. Thanks for all the accommodations!" LaCrosse, Sun Prairie & LaFarge, WI 

"The doctor ordered an R & R and we were lucky to find the perfect place to rest. The cabin reminded us of a lake home we used to have. We've never stayed at a place with all the comforts of home. On the flowage it reminded us of Canada w/ beautiful wilderness and sounds and sights of the wild, especially the loon and birds, and bald eagle in flight. Dan had fun with the catch and release small mouth bass and musky. Our last night was spent at the campfire visiting with the neighbor in FV2. Scott & Kathy, thanks for your hospitality. God willing we will be back." Pewaukee, WI & Palatine, IL

"We had great great weather in "mud month" temps approximately 50 degrees. Enjoyed walks along with the rocks and the boys were in heaven riding bikes around here! Your cabin is great - your new cabin is going to awesome too. Thanks again. Duluth, MN  P.S. We saw the walleye spawning. Scott took us there. It was cool. When we went to the big rock we cont get on the big rock. So my dad said to put my foot on his hand and crol on the rock. It was cool."  

"Thank you for the use of your beautiful cottage. We all had a great time snowmobiling, sledding, x-country skiing and just being together. You have a beautiful piece of property. The boys loved the loft :). Hope to see you again."

"Had a great stay. Everyone in the area was very nice and polite. The trail conditions were fair! Had a great time on trail #10 & #17, not so much fun on #9 or #12 (kind of got lost) Ha..Ha,, Can't wait to come back. Thanks for a great place to stay." Saint Joseph, Illinois

 "We had a great get-a-way. The cabin was perfect. Took a trip to Copper Falls. We enjoyed the great view of the lake and the wildlife. We would come back in a heartbeat. Happy New Year!" Arlington, Wisconsin 


"The cabin was awesome, the best one we have stayed in for deer season. We had 2 guys from our group get a deer. We all had fun and hope to make it up again next year." 


"We enjoyed a beautiful fall weekend. We caught a lot of fish in the Beaver Flats on Friday and several nice fish on Saturday. We loved the cabin and enjoyed the surroundings. This was the first trip my brother and I took with our dad in quite some years. Hopefully we’ll be back next year. We had an awesome trip. Thanks for everything." Muskego, Wisconsin.


"We never fished the flowage but we’re glad we came here! The fishing was really good, walleye, crappie, perch, rock bass & northern. We had to work for them though. This cabin is so comfortable & so beautiful. All the comforts of home." Racine, Wisconsin. 


"This was our second stay at the Flambeau Vista Retreat, and it was just like we remembered. Neil worked on his woodcarving project, and I on a cross-stitch project. Our three cockers, Daisy, Cocoa & Lady enjoyed lounging around and barking at the ducks and deer we saw on our walks. As last year, it was very quiet here – which was appreciated." Sheboygan, Wisconsin. 


"The weather was perfect, especially the rain during the night! The three weeks were relaxed and rejuvenating – especially for the fisherman. I read a lot of your books & enjoyed the quiet and lovely surroundings. We perhaps will see you next year, but as a number of our elder friends say – “We don’t buy green bananas anymore”. Thank you for a great three weeks." Louisville, Kentucky.


"Our group has been around to a lot of places over the last 20+ years, recently staying at Flambeau Vista on the TFF, awesome place, and the owners are the best. Scott stops by to see how things are and shoot the bull for awhile. I think he's such a happy guy because of Kathy! Hahahaha! One of our best experiences! Plus the fishing is great." Oconomowoc, WI. 


"Our Valentine weekend – the scenery is beautiful! Our snowmobile trip was exciting and adventuresome. The trails were awesome! So although we spent more time on the trails – it was comforting to come back to a warm and cozy cabin. Thanks for sharing your “Up North” with us!" McHenry, Illinois.  


Flambeau Vista Retreat, LLC
Scott & Kathy Reinhard
P.O. Box 151
Park Falls, Wisconsin 54552

Please call between the hours of 8 AM and 10 PM. If you leave a voice mail message your call will be returned as soon as possible.



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