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December 2011

We wouldn’t be true Minnesotans unless we talked about the weather.  And this fall – well, it has been WONDERFUL!  The temperatures have been warm, the sun has been shining and the roads have been excellent to drive on.  Even the squirrels and the chipmunks have been so happy because of the over abundance of acorns!  What’s been happening and what’s in store for December?


Sunset at Five Lakes Resort

Five Lakes  The ice is just thick enough to walk on and skate along the edges.  With so little snow cover (at the time of this writing) it’s been easy to do fall work.  Beth, Dan, Lisa, Steve and Marg have been cutting wood, and working on the BARN.  It will soon be ready for at least three weddings and a banquet this coming year!  The place where the teens used to sleep on “Teen Night Out” in the 1970’s has had a complete makeover.  There are new horse stalls made from the horse barn that was torn down at the University of Minnesota, Crookston.  The main level is going to be a perfect spot for indoor cocktail parties, ladies luncheons and meetings for smaller groups.  Unfortunately for Gunner and Chester, the barn is now too nice for them to live in!  The hay mow has a new floor, and will be getting a deck on the south side with a lift to help folks go up and down the steps.  More on that in later updates!

Emily just finished making the maps for the cross country ski trails.  The largest cabin, Cabin 9, that beautiful log cabin nestled in the woods, is available for rent ALL WINTER LONG.  It can hold up to 10 people!  It has a beautiful kitchen, living room and loft, a wonderful log interior and exterior, and a cozy fireplace for those long winter nights.  See photos of the cabin on fivelakesresort.com/cabinnine

There is over 30K of both classic and skating trails groomed in the winter along with unlimited areas and trails for snowshoeing.   If there’s going to be snow, you have to embrace the season, and Five Lakes is the perfect Minnesota getaway.


The fog rolls in at Wildflower Golf Course

Wildflower Takes a Winter Break!   More than 130 golfers filled the course the weekend of November 13th.  I guess that they just needed to get in as many rounds as possible and “get it out of their system” before they have to wait till the spring opening.  The grounds crew continued their work through November to assure you have a great golf experience again next summer!

Reservations!  Did you get your email?  Garnet has sent an email to all of the guests who made a reservation for 2012.  Did you get the email?  Check your inbox if it hasn’t arrived, and contact her at garnet@fairhillsresort.com.  Feel free to call us at the musical number of 218-847-7638 or the toll free (less musical) number of 800-323-2849.  The deposit is due January 15th, and after that date we release your cabin, unless other arrangements have been made.

6 Day Special for 2012 at FH!  Want to be at Fair Hills in 2012, but don’t have a FULL week to spare? Maybe this will help!  We are offering two different 6 day specials, with great rates.  Sunday to Saturday, June 17-23, and Saturday to Friday, August 18-24.  Check out the great rates online at www.fairhillsresort.com/specials

$350 Fair Hills Referral Discount: This applies to current guests who refer a new family to Fair Hills! The new family must stay between June 23 and August 17, 2012. The new family must book a reservation for at least 2 adults and for a minimum of 4 nights. The discount will be taken off your 2012 final bill.  Do you need additional brochures to give to your friends?  Just let us know and they’ll be sent right away.  This information is also available online at www.fairhillsresort.com/specials.



Talent Show Act

Talent Show Tip!  There are so many talented guests who enjoy singing and playing in the talent show.  Now would be the time to look for those karaoke or backing tracks for your performance.  We have had lots of success finding written music and words on Musicnotes.com and several other music related websites.  It also means that you have all winter long to practice up.


Are you friends with Pete on Facebook?

Facebook Friends?  Are you missing the videos from the summer, photos from the past, pancake pictures, Wildflower course updates, Lake Five fishing reports, staff updates, and weekly news about Fair Hills, Wildflower and Five Lakes?  If you’re not on Facebook, well… it’s time!  The technology isn’t going away, and is only getting faster and better!  Yes, you can even see it on your phone, too!  We are so excited about all the news, trivia, photos, and comments from the Facebook pages of our three locations!  Don’t let these wonderful pages be just for the “youth” and the tech savvy adults.  We’re looking to be your “friend!”

24270 Co. Hwy 20
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501



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