November 2009


Happy Thanksgiving
We have so much news this month, we’re going to dive in as soon as we remember to say – we are thankful for family and friends like you!

Tour de Hoot, coming to a city near you!
The Monotone Lawnboy has made plans for the offseason. He wants to be in the Hootenanny so much he’s taking his show on the road. (Check out our poster online: http://fairhillsresort.com/poster.pdf) Here are the dates so far:
Jan 4 – Sioux Falls, SD – Holiday Inn City Center – 7:00 pm
Jan 5 – Omaha, NE – Holiday Inn Conference Center – 7:00 pm
Jan 6 – Des Moines, IA – location TBD – 7:00 pm
Jan 7 – Cedar Rapids, IA – Crowne Plaza – 7:00 pm
Jan 8 – Carol Stream, IL – Holiday Inn – 7:00 pm
Jan 9 – Lincolnshire, IL – Marriott Convention Center – 2:30 pm
Jan 10 – Burnesville, MN – Holiday Inn – 2:30 pm
Jan 10 – Eden Prairie, MN – Hilton Garden Inn – 7:00 pm
Jan 11 – Vadnais Heights, MN – Holiday Inn/Jimmy’s Conference and Catering – 7:00 pm

Housekeeper retiring from Five Lakes
Elaine has finally wrung out her last mop at Five Lakes Resort.  After a few years of our begging her to stay, we had to have a retirement party for her, and wish her well.  There will be some changes with this event; if you’re a Five Lakes guest, you will be getting a letter in the mail detailing the changes.

Let it Snow!
Five Lakes Nordic is ready and waiting for snow.  We have more trails than ever now we just need the snow. (Check out the trail: http://fivelakesresort.com/skitrail.html) Give us a call if you want to know more. Remember, we have cabins available at Five Lakes all year round: http://fivelakesresort.com/winter.htm

Five Lakes Ranch
The barn construction is nearly complete…well we have walls and a new floor. We’ll be posting pictures on the blog soon. It’s been fun to watch.

Limerick Contest – you could be a winner
We are going to have a limerick contest!!!!  Winner gets 3 nights, 4 days at either cabin 8 or 9, subject to availability between January 5 and March 5, 2010. (Get the details – and see a sample written by Beth on the blog)  You can submit as many entries as you’d like!   http://feeds.feedburner.com/fairhills

New Rates are online
Rates are out on the website for Fair Hills (http://www.fairhillsresort.com/rates.htm) and Five Lakes (http://fivelakesresort.com/rates.htm) 2010 season.  You’ll be getting an email around the fist of December reminding you if you’ve made a tentative reservation, it’s time to send in a deposit to hold your cabin.

No shirts, no shoes – we can help
Well we don’t have shoes but we are selling a wide range of shirts: T-shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops… check ’em out: http://picasaweb.google.com/FairHillsResort/FAIRHILLSONLINECLOTHINGSALE?feat=directlink#

Jerry Struthers
We wanted to post an update on longtime guest, Jerry Struthers. On November 13, she had a stroke. Although her survival chances were slim, she beat the odds and is starting her slow but amazing recovery. Learn more (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2799550&id=38736878356). Cards and letters are welcome: 5253 Nolan Parkway Stillwater MN 55082.

Happy Thanksgiving from Beth & the Crew!