Island View is a hidden gem. It is a FUN place to go, whether you’re looking for a vacation or supper. We have nine cabins, a fleet of rental boats, gas, ice, ice cream, a bar, a restaurant and an island. We rent our cabins from Saturday to Saturday in June, July and August. In September we take what we can get. The cabins are rented in summer only. We are about 9 miles outside of Mercer, Wisconsin, right on Fisher Lake. You can also boat to Catherine and Cedar Lakes right from here. Fishing is excellent and the scenery cannot be beat. Kids love it here. Adults love it here. Elderly people love it here. Although, it is not the easiest place to get around for those with difficulty navigating stairs or hills. Changing that is on our extremely long To-Do list, but we have not gotten that far yet.
The resort was built in 1927 and to date, Alex and Erin are the seventh owners of the resort. They purchased Island View Lodge on April 29, 2019. With a combined total of absolutely zero cooking, bartending and/or business experience, this should be interesting. *Update: It has been four years. And it HAS been interesting.*
When we took over, we were very fortunate that Island View already had a wonderful repeat clientele, some of whom have been coming for more than fifty years. They like the same cabin the same week each year and we are thrilled to accommodate that. During our time here, we have acquired many more families who make an annual trip here and look forward to booking their next trip before they leave. This is great for us and for them, because when you run into the same people each time you’re here, you’re bound to become friends. You get built-in friends to vacation with!
Affordable Lodging in Mercer, Wisconsin
From Mercer, take J to H to Fisher Lake Road to arrive at the lake. The resort runs along the shore, giving you personal access and great views. Get Directions.
Each of our nine cabins offer unique furnishings and features, but all come with screened porches and your own pier. Check for availability. View Cabins.
Food & Drinks
From All You Can Eat Tacos to a good old fashioned Wisconsin Fish Fry, there is always something of interest happening in da Lodge. Open six days a week during summer. Visit the Lodge.