November 2011

Autumn view from the Lobby Roof.

It’s already November! The resort closed October 9th and today is the final day of taking docks in so we should be ready for winter at 4:30 today. Yesterday Lisa and I were working on the long dock by cabin 45 and saw a baby, teenager and papa Muskie! Projects are happening all over the place with Gordy putting a new deck on 39A and 40A, a new roof is happening over the library in the lobby (and some other cabins), a few cabins are getting bathroom updates, and there are always new beds and linens to be purchased! We try and take into account all of the comments you leave for us each week, and make as many happen as possible.

While Fair Hills is shutting down, Wildflower has been seeing golfers come out to enjoy the amazing October weather we’ve had this year. The guys do seem anxious to get to their projects however, and they’re doing what they can while people are still playing.

Five Lakes Resort is where we’re gearing up right now. The barn rehab is in full swing as we’ve booked 3 weddings there for next fall. The cross country ski season is going to happen soon too. There hasn’t been a year that we’ve lived in Minnesota and not had snow. There will be miles of groomed track for skiing, and trails marked for snowshoeing and bird watching (for which Hebe loves to come out)! We have cabin 9 available for rent during the winter out at Five Lakes if you’d like to book a getaway, with or without kids. It’s so beautiful (AND SO QUIET!) in the winter. http://www.fivelakesresort.com/winteractivities

We are including a few fun photos that haven’t made it to the Facebook pages. One of my favorites is when we were short staffed for the last two weddings, Barb and Dave “got to” help with pots and pans. Dave had so much fun he volunteered to do it next summer! Barb is sticking to the morning walks and water aerobics! Another fun job this fall was scraping off the seaweed and zebra mussels attached to the Big Pelican. Another great job that Barb and Dave “got to” help with! The fun never ends around here.

That reminds me that we will start hiring staff for 2012 in the middle of January. If you have someone in mind that you think would work out well as a member of the Fair Hills Staff, have them check out the information/application on the website at http://www.fairhillsresort.com/employment.

Finally, Garnet wants to make sure that I tell you all to be watching your email for a letter from her about your reservation for 2012. She’ll be emailing them starting now and all will be sent before Thanksgiving so if you need to chat with family or friends about vacation plans, you’ll have the information you need. If you don’t get your info, please give a call or email her at garnet@fairhillsresort.com as we’ve had issues in the past with spam and email filters getting in the way!

Finally, heartfelt thank you to all of you who were with us this summer. We love being your summer vacation home and are so honored that you choose to trust us with making your family memories.

Fondly, Beth, Dave and Barb, Garnet, Caitlin and a whole bunch of others who make this place tick!!!