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View off the hill this morning.  Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the quiet



Mac sneaking in the picture.. wondering where all the excitement at the beach has gone.  School started today and he is definitely noticing how quiet the resort and our house is this morning




Question is how many compressors does it take to nail down a roof?   The green one, Craig’s new quiet compressor decided to not work for him.  The 2 red ones were borrowed from Tom Lindeman also would not work for Craig.  The little blue one from Craig’s house was not strong enough to operate the nail gun.  Missing compressor is the one he borrowed from Tom at Hilltop.  Tom’s compressor never made it out of Craig’s SUV as while he was picking it up, Troy got the original green one going by pressing the reset button that Craig had never used.  Troy had to admit to Craig that he also had spent a few hours of lost work trying to get the green one operating this winter until he read the manual where he found out about the reset button.  Thankfully neither of them took the green compressor up to John at Minocqua Hardware, who would have laughed at both of them when he pushed the reset button and sent them home with the bill


Back to work on side 2 of Birchwood.  Coming in the driveway now all the new roofs look done from Bayview on down.  Just don’t look at the porch roofs or the other side (Shamrock only has one side roofed and is missing the porch)  Our old roofs with the red roofing are still doing fine but it is nice to see the new roofs cropping up


The signs of Craig being around blue plastic in the trees and  thrown off roofs.  Happily nobody is around to appreciate his mess and  noise.  He has til May 12th to get it done when the first spring guests arrive for Birchwood


Newly upholstered furniture back for Wildflower.  Cushions should be much more comfortable than before


Raft got painted along with all ladders for the white dock and raft.  Anchors, oars and green boats are also in the process of being painted.  The weather is not cooperating with snow in the forecast for Friday

We are making a little change on reservations in June.  We will be accepting nightly reservations up to June 26th on the remaining cabins we have open.  We will have a 2, 3 or 4 night minimum depending on when you are looking at and availability.  I also have a special 4 night opening in July in Norway July 17, 18, 19 and 20th.  If you know of someone that has not come in the summer due to the week rental let them know about this

Beyond the openings in June up to the 26th we have the following openings

June 26 – 3rd Wigwam 3bdr

July 9 – 12th Blackwood 2bdr

July 16 – 23 Bear Den 4bdr

July 17 – 24th Wigwam 3bdr

Juy 17, 18, 19 and 20th Norway Pines 3bdr

July 30 – August 6th Bear Den 4bdr and Blackwood

Check our availability Calendar for openings after August 6th


My favorite pic of the day.  We got an additional 5 inches of snow last night and this morning.  The trees were loaded and it was beautiful to look out off the hill at the snow still coming down through the pines.  Good news is our problems with our plow truck are on the way to being fixed.  Truck has a new exhaust system which was planned for maintence.  The plow on the other hand is a different story.  Troy and Steve spent an entire day last week getting the plow off the truck and up to the shop.  We are at the mercy of the mechanic at the plow shop who is swamped at the moment.  Good thing the folks coming today have 4 wheel drive, as it is going to be a few days yet before the resort gets plowed out.  Maybe we can bribe him with Christmas cookies or cranberry bread



Digging out the old fashioned way.  Between last week and this weeks storm snow is definitely pilling up.  I had skiers out at Winter Park last weekend reporting good conditions.  Vilas County snowmobile trails open on Wednesday and Oneida’s trails open on Thursday.  Looks like it will be a good Christmas to New Years conditions for playing in the snow.  I also saw my first crazy Ice Fishermen on Lake Katherine this last weekend


More pics off the hill


Bows and Bells are up now if we could just get the driveway plowed we will be ready for Christmas