I think it’s safe to say that Fair Hills Resort is nestled in the beautiful remote north woods of Minnesota. That’s nice way of saying, “it’s in the middle of nowhere.” However, Fair Hills really isn’t in the middle of nowhere; in 45 minutes you can make it to the Fargo/Moorhead area. But Detroit Lakes only boosts a population around 8,000 people and considering the size of Minnesota, it’s a very small place. For such a small place, it is quite impressive the number of countries that Fair Hills has brought guests and staff from. They include: Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Dubai, England, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Jamaica, Jordan, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Japan, Turkey, Ukraine and United States. That’s 27 countries, though I’m sure I’ve missed a few, and 5 out of the 7 continents that Fair Hills has touched. An impressive feat for a small rural Minnesota resort. The connections that our guests and staff make each summer are worldwide. I wouldn’t be surprised if while traveling abroad I saw a Fair Hills t-shirt here and there.
Once a summer Fair Hills takes advantage of the international connection and puts on “International Night.” The international staff give a presentation about their country and their life and prepare a culinary treat from their culture. The evening is always interesting, informative and delicious. I don’t know who enjoys it more, the staff who get to share their culture or the guests who get to experience a new place for the evening.
The Fair Hills vacation family is big, spanning the globe. You never know when you might run into another Hootenanny lover or hobby horse veteran.