Oggie and Purl wanted to wish everyone a Happy 2024 and they can’t wait to welcome everyone back in 2024.

Oggi in the light snow this morning. Its been an adjustment not having snow at Christmas to New Years. We all still managed to have fun including the guests. We call it the winter of the Pivot. Pivoting to all the other fun you can have in the woods

One of the best things is the ice is safe again and it spectacular shape. These kids would not come off the ice, they spent hours skating all over the lake. With cold temps in the forecast we do not see the lake melting again anytime soon. As we get snow, the guys will shovel a rink but until then the whole lake is the rink!

The Stepniewski family took my advice and headed out on a waterfall tour an hour north of us. This is Interstate Falls just beautiful in the ice and light snow.

The kids liked it but wanted to be back skating at the lake

One more waterfall by Saxon Harbor

Happiness back skating!

We are finally starting to get snow with some here and there in the extended forecast starting this weekend.

Snow or no snow there is still fun. We have had guests renting fat tire bikes from Rivers’s Edge in Manitowish to go biking on the Winman trails. River’s Edge delivers bikes to the trail. Several guests brought mountain bikes and did everything from the Bearskin Trail to the Raven Trail. Zipline trails are closest for Mountain and Fat Tire biking

Waterfalls of the Ironwood area like seen above with a trip to the antique stores and pasty shops in Ironwood is a great side trip

Around the resort, enjoying a sauna, hiking our trails, ice skating, campfires, games and puzzles in the cabins have kept everyone busy

Visiting the newly opened Jacob’s 1922, bakery and coffee shop just up the road from the resort will be a favorite for everyone. I had my best bowl of beer cheese soup in a bread bowl I have every had

Troy and I also headed to the other newly opened restaurant/bar. Hilltop has reopened under new management. Awesome and clean are the best words I can come up with. The pulled pork homemade pizza was wonderful Everyday I think the menu is changing as they try out new things. Hilltop will be a must stop for anyone coming to the resort

Troy and I were commenting that will all the new small quirky restaurants we have in Hazelhurst now, we have no need to go to Minocqua for foot. Church Street Social, Jacobi’s 1922, Hilltop, Quiet Side Deli, Pickles on why Y,and of course The Hazelhurst Pub. Such great selection of unique places to eat

For now we will keep our eye out for more snow and hope the forecast is right

Summer confirmation letters went out on Saturday. If you are returning guest, deposits are due in by January 20th. If you do not have a reservation but would like to be on the cancelation list send me an email with dates you can travel between, phone number and cabin size needed. I will now keep a short current list of new guests looking to get in. I will also announce openings on our Facebook page

My New Year resolution is to blog more. I was having trouble getting my pictures to my computer to upload to the blog. I think I have it solved now, so look for more postings. Technology is great when it works right… or operator gets a lesson from younger generation who like to roll their eyes.