Nov. 30, 2018 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – In 2015 Barbara Johnson published a book about Timmer’s Resort.
‘Timmer’s Resort at Big Cedar Lake …a journey through time.’
The hardcover coffee table book is filled with black-and-white photos and facinating nuggets about the Timmer family, the cozy resort, and the historic atmosphere.
Johnson wrote the book following a request from George and Judi Prescott. Below is a segment from the book about guests and Timmer’s Pebbly Beach.
By 1900, the earliest resorts around Big Cedar Lake were feeling the continued benefits from the booming economy. Many of them, including Timmer’s, enjoyed the repeat business from loyal and returning guests arriving from Milwaukee, Chicago, and St. Louis each summer as well as new visitors being introduced to the lake and to Timmer’s by family and friends. The Timmers found that, for the third time in less than 20 years, they would need to expand their lodging and upgrade their facilities to meet the expectations of their growing clientele.
Construction began on the first of several sleeping cottages. A bathhouse – also known as the boathouse – was added at the shore so guests could change in and out of their bathing attire at the beach. A large dining room was built adjacent to the farmhouse/hotel building to more comfortable serve the guests’ meals, which were included in the price of their lodging.
‘Timmer’s Resort at Big Cedar Lake…A Journey Through Time’ can be purchased at GPMS, 2412 W Washington St, West Bend (cash or check). Also at Timmer’s Resort or email Barbara Johnson at [email protected]
The book sells for $28.40 + tax for an even $30.