Internship Experience – Summer 2019

Summer 2019 gave us a fabulous crew of interns that worked throughout a variety of departments at Fair Hills! One of our Front Desk Interns, Lauren Montgomery, hailing from Greenwood, Indiana shares her perspective of a summer internship with us. Read below: My summer as a Fair Hills Front Desk intern was one I will […]


Flip the Switch to Summertime in the 50’s!

We were just tickled to find this lovely review on TripAdvisor, documenting a guest’s stay at Fair Hills Resort. Thank you for such kind words, “McHopper from Tallahassee,” and we’re so glad you enjoyed your vacation here. Review of Fair Hills Resort Posted July 22, 2018 While there is wifi, there’s no TV. Wise parents […]


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 […]


From NJ suburbs to Lake Country Minnesota, becoming a Recreation Director

For the past two summers, I’ve had the privilege to spend my days in the heart of lakes country Minnesota as a Recreation Director for Fair Hills Resort. Guests and families from across the world come to vacation for a week at our destination on Pelican Lake, and a long activity itinerary awaits them. Vacationers […]


Office Answers – Thanksgiving 2018 Edition

Thanksgiving reminds us to focus on the good, recognizing and feeling truly thankful for all the things that make our lives so wonderful. Some of the members of our winter office staff gave their answers to this question: What’s the one experience for which you are most grateful for this year? (Besides, of course, another fabulous season […]


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, […]


The Monarchs at Fair Hills

These days butterflies need all the help they can get! Every year at Fair Hills, guest Jeff Maruyama, collects Monarch eggs or caterpillars to give these beautiful creatures a hand in ensuring their survival. Our staff and guests make sure they have fresh milkweed everyday to eat and then all carefully watch the caterpillars create their […]


My Internship Experience- Shelby Singer

Being in the first group of summer staff to arrive, my first impression when driving into Fair Hills and walking into the lobby was ‘what am I getting myself into’. The lobby was in shambles with the newly laid carpet leaving everything out of order. As the weeks went on, more summer staff arrived, and the […]


My Internship Experience- Casey Picillo

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – a quote from author Neale Donald Walsch, a Pinterest favorite, and the perfect way to summarize my experience here at Fair Hills Resort. Before accepting this recreation internship position, I had found myself stuck in a rut back home in Indiana. I lived at home, […]


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, […]