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Spring has sprung. The warm rays have got the snow melting and our maple trees running Our filter set up for our maple sap. We are very high tech. That is a dog leash that we hang the filter from off the top deck. We filter out little bits that fall into the sap Filtered […]

There is just something about a warm March afternoon when you actually feel warmth from the sun and you leave your winter coat in the house Guys headed out to the wood pile to discuss how to cut these big pines up for fire pit wood Big logs are not their favorite Much discussion First […]

Mack would like to announce the start of spring rates. The cabins start at 145/night. Right now we have openings to fit all size groups in March and April. May is booking up Check out the website availability page for details on exact dates and cabins open Summer we have a few openings June 3 […]

We are all dreaming of summer as winter goes on We have a winter storm closing in tomorrow We headed out on the red trail with the dogs. We were watching Penny this weekend. Mack stayed back by the fire The valley of darkness is always one of our favorites on the red trail. The […]

It has been a great winter week with folks up enjoying all the northwoods has to offer with new snow Fresh snow in the driveway and the pines I took these at twilight with the lights on. I love the way the cabins look with fresh snow and getting dark. Reminds me of a Terry […]

I had a beautiful set of sunset pictures shared by Brent Geilenfeldt. He was out ice fishing and caught these Beautiful thanks for sharing Brent! I need to check with him to hear what was biting We had some beautiful fresh snow fall Wednesday morning. Right now we are booked out Friday and Saturday this […]

It was a quiet but cold day. Day three of cleaning cabins after the weekend and the guys were getting a little tired of cleaning. Next thing I know there is a ladder in front of Muskie. I remind them that the cabin is rented on Friday. Things have to be done by Friday. I […]

It has been fridged out and taking pictures and exposing my fingers to the elements has not been on my top list of things to do.  However today I knew the weather broke as we had ice fishermen out in the middle of the lake.  I knew it was ok to go outside I took […]

It is that time of year that a lot of energy goes in to keeping the ice skating rink open.  So far the rink has held up well.  Cold temps are the answer to a good rink.  Steve was blowing it off in the sunset getting it ready for the weekend This past weekend we […]


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Mack would like to report that it is warmer out and is acceptable to pose in the snow once again.   Temps in the 20’s feels like a heat wave.  Mack was romping in the snow turning on cabins with me this morning The resort has gotten busy again after New Years.  I think folks […]