We have always felt that REALITY STOPS AT THE HIGHWAY when you vacation at Teal Lake. However, in the 21st Century, we must be realistic and there are people out there who will want to reach you.
OUR MAIN LINE PHONE IS 715-462-3631
This is always answered, even at bedside and overnight, and has voice mail. Please give us a warning if you are expecting calls. Many people need time away from caregiving but still must be on call. And some emergencies are not just health related: sitting on the T.V. remote control and de-programming it was an emergency I remember well!
If they explain the emergency, we will come and find you if you are on the lake or on the golf course. We are not prying, but some emergencies are not always so imperative, such as teenage angst at 11 p.m. over the price of a specific pair of shoes - I remember that well too!
PHONES IN GUEST HOMES:
There are still NO phones in our guest homes. In the larger homes, there are often lines in place which can be hooked up in needed circumstances. We have some guests who do order a phone for a week or two but it is expensive (around $200). Ask us which cabins have the ability to be hooked up. It must be ordered a couple of weeks ahead.
Cell service does not reach us reliably deep in the woods. We can identify some spots on the resort where you can sometimes get service, usually for outgoing but seldom for incoming. You can reliably pick up service 8-10 miles down the road toward Hayward.
PUBLIC PHONES with FREE long distance
Since we know that some need to stay "connected" (even on vacation) we offer our guests a normal home phone in the Work Center/Winter Office with FREE long distance and local calls. You can check your cell phone messages, and return calls on a land line with no "can you hear me now" moments. This way you can make the calls, then get back to vacation.
You will not find our fax number listed, but ask us if you need it.
Charge: $5 for up to 5 pages, $1/page beyond 5.
BUT: you must alert us that you are expecting a fax as we can go days without checking it. (The fax in the Work Center is just a backup and will foul up the main one upstairs - ask us if you need to send something out.)
Our Work Center/Winter Office is set up for High speed Internet with DSL. We do have the ability for meetings and special events to go WI-FI but..... we canvassed our guests, and by an overwhelming poll it has been decreed that this resort is "vacation territory." Our guests want availability, but NOT where their kids can sit on it, and NOT at the pool or in the game room on a everyday basis. Our guests want to be able to access it, but then to close the laptop and go back to their guest home and their family on vacation where they can't be tempted!
Internet is FREE. Bring your own laptop - computer not provided. Smart phones and other such devices will be able to pick up the WiFi signal for web use when in the winter office
AFRICAN JUNGLE DRUMS / SMOKE SIGNALS / MORSE CODE
These traditional communications seem to reach us promptly too, because so many people know we try to create an environment beyond reality, away from today's over-communication. When we need to know something, they use the MAIN LINE: 715-462-3631