This is it! There was something about their write up on the Harvest Hosts website that really intrigued us and drew us to stay at Island View Lodge in the Wisconsin Northwoods near Mercer. When we arrived we were warmly welcomed by Erin and soon after befriended by her partner Alex. The two of them abandoned traditional jobs in Colorado to become innkeepers, bartenders, and short order cooks in this remote area but are doing an incredible job of creating an inviting atmosphere that promotes community building. This ninety-four year old resort has nine cabins, available for weekly rentals during the summer, each with their own dock out into the lake and kayaks available as well as a bar/restaurant/community room that serves as the social center for the guests. We’ve found ourselves so drawn to this spot, we’ve actually reserved one of their cabins for a week next summer!