Category Archives: The Events

The Perch on Pelican Lake – Best of 2019

Summer 2019 served us up some fabulous memories this year! We are counting down our absolute favorite moments and activities of the season in this 10-part blog series! Stay tuned for more additions each week! Coming in at #5… The Perch on Pelican Lake! 2019 saw a brand new, exciting addition to the resort – […]


Retreat at Fair Hills Resort: An Oasis in Lakes Country

Written By Olivia Meline Located on the shores of Pelican Lake in Detroit Lakes, MN, Fair Hills Resort offers their guests a retreat that boasts modern luxury while bringing them back to simpler times. Opening their doors in 1906 and family-owned since 1926, this resort has been dedicated to creating a welcoming, comfortable and fun […]


Group Events on Pelican Lake – Best of 2019

Summer 2019 served us up some fabulous memories this year! From family vacations to parties and & events on Pelican Lake, we are counting down our absolute favorite moments and activities of the season in this 10-part blog series! Stay tuned for more additions each week! Coming in at #8…. A Great Year for Group […]


Total of 81 Big Pelican Cruises – Best of 2019

Summer 2019 served us up some fabulous memories this year! From family vacations to exciting events, we are counting down our absolute favorite Fair Hills moments and activities of the season in this 10-part blog series! Stay tuned for more additions each week! Coming in at #9…. Total of 81 Big Pelican Cruises! Our 50-person […]


The 10 Best Resort Activities during Family Season – Casey’s Favorites

Despite being trapped in the depths of my first (rather startling) Minnesota winter, nothing warms me up more than getting excited about another upcoming summer of family fun and plentiful resort activities. Soon the ice on Pelican Lake will thaw, the sun will shine warmer and warmer, and our lovely families will return again to […]


The Barn at Five Lakes Resort

The Barn is finally finished! Well it has been “finished” for about 3 months now and even though there will always be small projects to continually enhance the space, it’s ready. Perfect for weddings, groom’s dinners, meetings and parties, The Barn is a picturesque venue for any event.  You won’t find horses in this barn.  […]


What is a Hootenanny?

A Hootenanny is officially defined (thank you dictionary.com) as a social gathering or informal concert featuring folk singing and, sometimes, dancing. But more importantly (and more officially), a Hootenanny is the Tuesday night show at Fair Hills Resort featuring folk singing and dancing. The Hoot is probably one of the most anticipated activities each week […]


Tour de Hoot 2011 Success

Tour de Hoot 2011 was a great success! Beth, Larry, Caitlin & Medora traveled around the Midwest and performed 14 shows in 10 days for our loyal guests, new friends and some family.  And boy was it fun!  We saw many Monotone Lawnboys, Pete the Pelicans, little Petes and Wide Mouth Frogs.  We know our […]


SKI ~ SNOWSHOE ~ SNACK

Five Lakes Resort will be hosting an open house this Saturday, January 29, from 11 am – 5 pm. All are welcome to attend. Come and check out the ski trails! Five Lakes Resort is proud to offer over 30K of groomed ski trails for both classical and skate skiers. Five Lakes is also the […]


Nordic Skiing at Five Lakes Resort

A favorite pastime of the winter season for the Fair Hills staff is cross country skiing.  Luckily, Fair Hills staff has the perfect location for hours of skiing enjoyment at it’s sister resort.  Five Lakes Resort has over 35K of groomed trails for classical and skate skiers. Normally this early in December the conditions are […]