Summerwind - Lamont Mansion

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The mansion was once a summer house for the family of Robert Lamont. It is said that a ghost appeared to Lamont, and, thinking it was an intruder, he fired a bullet at it, evidence of which stayed for years in a wooden basement door. After he passed away and a new family moved in, they experienced noises, shadows, and other activity. It is said that they found a human corpse wedged behind a closet and simply left it there, but skeptics doubt this tale. After many bad times for the owners, the house was abandoned in the early 1980s, until investors decided to renovate it in 1986. But it was struck by lightning in 1988 and burned down, and now remains in ruins.

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Geographic Information

Off S Helen Creek Rd
Land O' Lakes, WI
46.19857870876043, -89.4216389805024
Vilas County, Wisconsin
Nearest Towns:
Boulder Junction, WI (12.2 mi.)
Watersmeet, MI (12.6 mi.)
Sayner, WI (15.6 mi.)
Marenisco, MI (18.0 mi.)
Eagle River, WI (21.2 mi.)
Woodruff, WI (24.8 mi.)
Minocqua, WI (26.5 mi.)
Lac du Flambeau, WI (27.5 mi.)
Lake Tomahawk, WI (27.8 mi.)
Three Lakes, WI (30.3 mi.)


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  1. I’ve been highly interested in conducting a field investigation of the site, but have been unable to contact the current owners of the property to see about gaining permission or entrance. If anyone could point me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated! If anyone wants to check the validity of my group, please feel free to visit our main site, Thank you.

    • Comment to The Reeper, Did you have a bad experience there? Obviously! I had an insane experience and just wondering if you ever heard of anyone taking something from the mansion and bringing it home? Boy, do I have a story but too crazy to post on here. Would you be willing to email me and share your experience?

  2. I vacationed in Boulder Junction every summer for more than 20 years. In the 80’s, when the place was still standing, but wasn’t inhabited, a family friend told a very spooky story about this place. He was in high school at the time and went to Summerwind with a bunch of friends just to see what they would find. He said the rooms of the house seemed to change size. Once they went in, they became disoriented and had trouble getting out. He said there wasn’t enough money in the world to make him go back. This was a big strapping guy who went on to become a marine. I never went there myself, but all the locals I spoke to seemed to believe there was something going on there.

  3. I went there last summer. Very creepy it was hard to find. My family lived up there and kinda remember where it was and we honestly kinds stumbled upon it. So odd it is burnt down but the weird part is there is a pile of bricks where you enter. It’s like people take a brick as a keep sake and decide on to or return it.

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