January 2009

Winter Wonderland at Five Lakes Resort


Five Lakes for Winter Vacation
Cold enough for you? The best was to get through the cold is to take advantage of it. The snow is the best we’ve seen in many years up here and the trails are in excellent shape!  Come up for a weekend getaway!  Check out Cabin 8 and 9 at Five Lakes Resort and the cross country ski trail. It’s a perfect break for a family or group of friends. There are over 12 miles of groomed trails winding right outside your cabin.  A fun terrain park beckons you to work on hill training and great cruising trails allow you to enjoy the quiet woods. Check out cabins #8 and 8A at (http://www.fivelakesresort.com/cabin8.html) and #9 at http://ts.rtvpix.com/tour/RS/tour.view.php?utl=RS-6688-HKS7KJ-01 or pictures of the area around the resort (http://picasaweb.google.com/dgschupp).

TIME FOR A BRRRREAK?

We’re going to have a drawing for a weekend at Five Lakes, for both cabin 8 and 9.  We need you to see what you’re missing!  If you can get away the weekend of February 28-March 1 register to have your name put into a hat for a weekend in the country!  You can do this by snail mail or by email by just sending something that says “Sign me up” and then include your phone number, address and email address and we’ll let the winners know by Valentine’s Day! That means you only have two weeks to sign up!  Get those schedules whipped into shape and enter to win!

2009 Rates are Online
We posted the 2009 rates on the Fair Hills Resort web site (http://www.fairhillsresort.com/rates.html) and Five Lakes Resort at http://fivelakesresort.com/rates.htm. If you have any questions or want to make a reservation – please give us a call at  800-323-2849  or send us an email email@fairhillsresort.com.

Valentine’s Day or Mother’s and Father’s Day ideas!
Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift? Or thinking ahead about Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gifts?  How about a gift certificate for some golf!  Back by popular demand we’re offering our Stay & Play Package.  It includes two rounds of golf at Wildflower with cart, overnight lodging, three meals, two tokens to the driving range, and 10% off pro shop merchandise (excludes clubs & shoes) for $125 per person in the offseason and $199 during the peak season.

New Staff at Fair Hills

We’re excited to introduce two of our new employees to you via email.  The first many of you already know from her working as a store girl for 4 summers!  Caitlin Pawlowski is a recent grad from Ohio State.  Her first real job was in New Jersey where she worked in the hospitality field before we nabbed her to come live in cold Minnesota.  She will be hiring the new staff and working in reservations with Garnet as well as ripping off wall paper with me, writing newsletters with Larry, taking pictures of all of you, and the list goes on and on.  Her favorite job so far is clearing the snow off the dining room roof with Dan, the maintenance man, and me!  See below.  The other picture is of Margaret Schupp modeling her “Fargo” coat on a dining room drift.

Anna Rasmussen is NEW NEW to FH.  She graduated from NDSU and had been working in sales in Hutchinson MN.  She worked at a resort in northern Minnesota during high school so she knows that when it’s time to clean a cabin, rescue a sailboat, or play volleyball in the guest/staff volleyball game, that she puts her agenda aside, and does the resort thing!!  Her main position at the resort will be working in sales on the corporate side of things so we can stay busy in the shoulder season.  We arm wrestled for the snow shoveling job and I won J

Last but not least, we celebrated a very special ?0th birthday for Garnet a few weeks ago.  If she sounds more mature on the phone now, you know why!  Here’s the cast of characters:  Front row seated are Del, Garnet’s husband, and Garnet.  Standing behind them are Caitlin-old store girl-new full timer, Susan (expecting baby #2 in 6 days) Beth, Karen-the bookkeeper, Anna-the newbie, Justin and Dan Schupp.

Hope you’re all staying warm.  We’ve had more than our share of days where it’s not even getting above 0!  I’ve never seen my car thermometer at -33 but I did one day on my way to the gym a couple weeks ago.  We’re thinking of summer…and you!

Beth