March 2011

March 2011 Newsletter

March came in like a lion and it doesn’t look like it will leave like a lamb!

It is almost golfing season!

Last year Wildflower Golf Course was able to open for walkers during the last weekend in March.  We are hoping to see the same weather and maybe see some greenish grass soon!  Do you have spring fever?  It won’t be long before you can stop by and hit a round of golf.  Don’t forget to become a Wildflower fan on Facebook so you can stay updated with current golfing conditions and special deals!

The countdown has begun!

In less than 2 months, we will move out to the resort and open up for the 2011 season.  The staff is being hired, new activities are being planned, menus are being updated and many other surprises are being on.  It’s not too late to still make your reservations.  Many weeks are almost full but we still have availability throughout the summer.  If you have your reservation and are all set to come, check on your friends’ vacation plans, as they may still need a place to come this summer. If you refer a family and they book with us for at least 4 nights, you could earn $350 off your final bill! Sharing with friends was never so beneficial!

Are you on Facebook?

Here is your chance to earn a free treat at the soda fountain!  If you make the Fair Hills logo your Facebook profile picture for 1 full week (7 days) during the month of March, you will earn an ice cream float during your vacation at Fair Hills this summer.  If you are a Five Lakes fan, you can also use the Five Lakes logo as your profile picture and you will earn a Fair Hills treat delivered to your cabin at Lake Five.  If anyone asks about your profile picture, you can tell them how much you love Fair Hills and Five Lakes Resorts and refer them to our website! The rules are as follows:  To begin, go to the Fair Hills or Five Lakes Facebook page and save the logo to your computer.  Upload the logo as your profile picture.  Post a message on Fair Hills or Five Lakes’ Facebook page stating that you are participating and the day you start.  We will keep track of your participation.  You must keep it as your profile picture for 7 full days to win!  Visit the Facebook pages for more details.

Do you like to wear Fair Hills apparel?

Have you ever wanted to design your own Fair Hills T-Shirt?  Now you can!  Be as creative as you can and the winning T-shirt will be available for sale in the gift shop.  The design must be one-sided (only the front of a t-shirt) and use only 1 color in printing.  Submissions can be made to Caitlin at email@fairhillsresort.com or PO Box 6, Detroit Lakes, MN 56502.  We will accept submissions for the entire month of March.  Our office staff will then pick the top 3 designs and allow our guests to vote for the final winner in April.  Get out your pencil and paper and find your Fair Hills inspiration.

Invasive Species

Sad news from Pelican Lake, Zebra Mussels were found in the lake this past summer.  They are not native to the area and therefore have no place in the ecosystem.  There will be a special memo to follow with instructions for those of you that bring your boat to Fair Hills for your vacation.  This is also to serve as a reminder for those of you who fish at Five Lakes, to never bring anything that has been in Pelican Lake to Five Lakes, for example, minnow buckets as they can contain the Zebra Mussel in the egg or larvae stage. And for those of you who vacation at Five Lakes, please remember the rule that no outside boats, canoes and kayaks may be brought to the resort.  Lake Five is spring fed and has a fairly good chance of staying Zebra Mussel free if we all do our part!

Birding Festival

If you are an avid birder, there is an amazing festival in Detroit Lakes, and we have to pass on information about it.  More than 250 species of birds live in Becker County because the Detroit Lakes area is in the heart of a transition zone of tall grass prairie, northern hardwood and coniferous ecosystems. Serious birders flock here each spring for the annual Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds.  More info at: http://www.visitdetroitlakes.com/things-to-do/events/festival-of-birds/

We are also mentioning this because bird watching while you’re staying at Five Lakes Resort is so easy, it’s almost like cheating!

Though we are all developing a touch of spring fever, it has been an amazing winter at Five Lakes Resort.  The trails have been maintained in pristine condition and the open house weekends at cabin 8 have been full of fun, food and friends.  Since the snow isn’t gone yet, there is still time to enjoy the wonderful winter conditions at Lake Five.  There is no excuse not to go out and enjoy winter, whether it be on skis or snowshoes, you will have a great time at Five Lakes!

We all hope you and your family are well and we can’t wait to see you this summer!

Beth and the Staff!