Casey’s Top 10 Favorite Activities

Despite being trapped in the depths of my first (rather startling) Minnesota winter, nothing warms me up more than getting excited for the upcoming summer! Soon the ice on Pelican Lake will thaw, the sun will shine warmer and warmer, and our lovely guests will return again to their summer vacation home at Fair Hills. […]


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 […]


Fair Hills Fairy Tales Vol. I

Hey Guys! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Amanda! Or, better known as “Commander” around the shores of Pelican Lake. I am the Wedding Venue Coordinator for Fair Hills Resort. I am a 26 year old who is living out my dream of being a wedding coordinator at one of the best […]


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, […]


A Wedding and Events Open House~ May 15

Are you looking for the perfect place to celebrate your next big event? From family reunions, to corporate retreats, showers, birthday parties, anniversaries, celebrations of life or your rehearsal dinner or wedding you will find the perfect spaces to do just that at The Barn at Five Lakes or Fair Hills Resort. On Sunday, May […]