July 2010

Happy July
The waterslide – some of us love it, some of us fear it. If you’ve been someone at the sidelines watching your older brothers or maybe your granddaughter go down the slide we have the video for you. http://tinyurl.com/2f5swgq The thrill of the ride without the grass in unmentionable places! What else have we been doing? We’ve been practicing our Hootenanny songs – we’ve got some new ones and some special guests. (We don’t want to give away the game but we think you’ll be gaga over our new ladies!)

A few reminders about Five Lakes Resort
We just added a bunch of guest email addresses from Five Lakes – welcome! As you know, Elaine decided to retire from her responsibilities as the housekeeper last summer.  If you didn’t get the info on the change, here’s what’s happening. There will be someone checking in with you on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  When you arrive there will be double the amount of towels in your cabin for the amount of people you have indicated will be staying in the cabin.  If you have more or less in your party, please contact us so we can make adjustments.  Housekeeping duties include changing out your towels, removing your trash and recycling, and checking to see if you need any other supplies.  The lack of daily maid service is reflected in the reduction in the rates in 2010.   As before, Max is available if you need something and he’s there almost every day.  His cell # is 218 841 8166.

Quick reminders:
— 4 p.m. check in and 10 a.m. check out
— Pets are not allowed at either resort.  If we find you have a pet in your cabin, a pet & cleaning fee of $50.00 will be charged to your bill and your pet will need to find other accommodations.  We can assist in finding a suitable boarding house.
Looking for more info/connection to Five Lakes? Please check out our newest online addition – the Five Lakes Facebook Page:http://tinyurl.com/2fhhtxc

BOATS BOATS  BOATS
We have had to make a couple of changes with our boats this year.  Between insurance coverage and inexperienced drivers we are down to one rental speedboat, the Bayliner.  If you are interested in renting a boat for a week, we have information from J & K rentals out of Detroit Lakes.  They will deliver any day of the week, there is a $2/mile delivery charge and they require a $750 deposit.  Their phone number is:  218 847 7291.  Some of their prices are below:
$1,000/wk= 12 person pontoon
$1,200/wk= 14 person pontoon boat
$1,300/wk= 20’ deck boat
$1,400/wk or $325/day = 17’ ski boat
$225/weekday= Jet skis

FM Walleye
Each June the fishermen in the FM Walleye group come to fish in Pelican Lake. This year there were 92 teams competing!! The biggest fish was a 7.99 pound walleye. Boats galore and great weather!! Check out the pictures on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/album.php?aid=178723&id=38736878356&ref=mf (You may need to “friend” us to see them.) http://www.facebook.com/#!/fairhillsresort

New Family Discount
Fair Hills Resort is offering a new family discount of $350 to any family whose stay includes at least two paying adults for a four-night minimum stay on the American Plan between June 26 and August 7, 2010. When you check out, we will deduct $350 off your bill for your immediate family. It’s a vacation you will remember for a lifetime. The $350 is available to either the family that recommends a new family, or for the new family who stays, but unfortunately, not both.  We can split it between both parties if you agree to that.

Wild Weeks at Fair Hills August 7-14 and August 14-21, 2010
We’re got some special treats in store for families who stay these weeks, such as childcare available for the little kids (0-4) most mornings, bonus cocktail hours, added kid activities, some chances at free golf at Wildflower. In short too much to mention in an email, but just check out the list here: http://www.fairhillsresort.com/specials.html If this sounds good but you can’t make it for the full week, we totally understand and would love to have you come up for as many days work into your schedule.  We’ll still treat you to a wild and wonderful vacation!

Referral Bonus at Lake Five
You get  $100 for each new family that you send to Five Lakes Resort. Either the new family can book their own and gets the discount, or the referring family can get the $100. The referral can only be used toward the referring family’s stay the same year.  In other words, the referring family will not just get a check in the mail if they tell someone but aren’t staying themselves. The stay must be 4 days in length during the dates of May 1-Oct. 1. http://www.fivelakesresort.com/spcials.html

Looking forward to seeing you soon!  Beth and all