Category Archives: The Guests

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 […]

Top 10 Highlights of Summer 2018

This past summer gave us another round of exciting and entertaining memories from guests and staff alike. Here are 10 of our favorite stories of the summer: 1. 2018 was the year of staff weddings! We love when those Fair Hills romances turn into lifelong love. This summer, we had TWO staff “I do’s.” First, […]

Relaxation Station

As summertime rolls around, I find that my mind wanders more and more…thinking about reading outside by the pool, wearing nothing but my swimsuit, a coverup and a nice sunhat and drinking an Arnold Palmer. Ooh, and grilling out. Man, my dad can cook a mean burger or steak. I drift away from responsibilities and listen to carefree, […]

Getting Started

Hello, lovers of Fair Hills Resort! Welcome to our blog. Allow me to introduce myself… My name is Tanzi Propst and I am a senior photojournalism major at the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism. I will be graduating in May and moving up in the world, assuming all goes well. I enjoy photography, writing, […]

Doing the Pelican in Norway

Ann Kinney doing the Pelican in front of the Jostedal Glacier near Skei, Norway on June 22, 2010

Doing the Pelican in Maine

Duffie & Sally doing Pelican in Maine…

Pelican Dance in Glasgow

Got a Pelican Dance? Plesae send it our way. This is Lily and Aine outside the Hootenanny Pub in Glasgow, Scotland:

Limerick Contest

We are going to have a limerick contest!!!! Winner gets 3 nights, 4 days at either cabin 8 or 9 at Five Lakes Resort, subject to availability between January 5 and March 5, 2010. Rules of the contest: It must contain something about skiing at Five Lakes It must be in standard limerick form- 5 […]

Fair Hills Pelicans

It’s always fun to see a pelican on Pelican Lake. Some folks like to have our early morning coffee outo n the deck before the breakfast bell rings to keep an eye out. Well for those folks we have good news – they’re here!

A lot of family and a little alone time – that’s a vacation!

Here’s another story from Niki Pappas, a guest who has been visiting Fair Hills for more than 10 years! Thanks to Niki for taking the time to talk to us and sending a fantastic picture! I was introduced to Fair Hills because my parents had a lake cottage on Pelican Lake, on Goslee Beach just […]