Minnesota Family Resort Vacations

Minnesota Winter Trail Reports – Grand Rapids, MN

Local MN Trail Reports for Snowmobilers, Ice Fishermen and X-Skiiers Since the big snowstorm that moved through northern Minnesota after Christmas we've been getting lots of calls about snow conditions! The snow was exciting from the perspective that it ushered in the first real chance to get out and ride snowmobiles or x-ski. It was NOT exciting from the plowing and shoveling perspective! ;) The ice depth on Bass Lake is more than 12". So far Jay has not been able to get ... Read more

Ice, Ice Baby! Are You Ready to Ice Fish?!

It's Minnesota Winter Vacation Season It’s hard to believe but we’ve been making ice for more than two weeks already! We have not ventured out on Bass Lake yet but other locals have. We've seen lots of early (crazy?!) fishermen sitting out there on buckets. After the cold weather we’ve gotten for the last several weeks we’re guessing there are 5+ inches of ice out on the lake. It’s been many years since we've had measurable ice before Thanksgiving! I took my first ... Read more

Fall Colors are Just Around the Corner

It's Time to Plan for Your Fall Get-Away I can't believe our fall season is just around the corner! I'm sure that if I looked back at previous blogs I'd say that line in every single late-August-early-September blog. I know that school supplies have been out since July but I've mostly ignored them because it was still summer.  Fall was a loooooong way off in my mind. But today I realize that I can't tell myself that anymore. The girls start their ... Read more

Family Reunions at Wildwood Resort

7 Things to Consider While Planning Your Minnesota Family Reunion Anyone who has ever planned a large group vacation or outing will tell you there are some pitfalls to being the planner. The family reunion planner has an even greater degree of difficulty because it's...well...family. :) Jay and I are starting our 20th season at Wildwood Resort! That's a lot of spent observing the average American family on vacation. As a result, we've developed some opinions about what works and what doesn't ... Read more

Calling All Girlfriends!

Grab Your Girlfriends and Head North! Today is April 12th and it snowed last night. :'( Usually we are gearing up for Minnesota Fishing Opener and talking about family vacations to Wildwood. But today Jay got the plow truck out and cleared the drive. Wow. Waking up to snow was a low blow to our Spring Fever! I'm tempted to sit in my office and pout today but I'm not going to do that. Know why? Because in spite of Mother Nature's temper ... Read more

Wildwood – Not Your Grandfather’s Ice Fishing Resort

There's More to Life Than Just Ice Fishing (No, Really!)   I was sitting here earlier on Superbowl Sunday looking out at a bright, beautiful winter day. It was so pretty out there that it made my heart hurt. But it was also so cold out there that it would have made my skin hurt! Winter in Minnesota ain't for sissies, as all those Superbowl visitors will attest - but winter at Wildwood can be. I'm a fair weather fisherman. I like to ice ... Read more

Winter Update – Ice Fishing, Trail Conditions and More!

Current Conditions at Wildwood Resort Happy New Year! Among our wishes for the New Year is our hope that you and your family are healthy and happy, that work is steady, the kids are good and that you find some time for recreation this winter. So far it's been bitterly cold so I think we all deserve a little fun! Snowmobiling at Wildwood Before living here I never would have guessed that conditions have to be just right for making good ice in northern ... Read more

10 Things Guests Love About Wildwood Resort

Sharing the Love at Wildwood Resort! Back in August I asked our Facebook fans to tell us their favorite things about Wildwood. As usual, our people came through in a BIG way and as I look back at their responses and pictures they shared I can't help the big smile on my face. Seriously, our guests are just the best ever!! So here it is - our list of the Top 10 Things Guests Love About Wildwood Resort: 1. SUNSETS- I probably could have guessed ... Read more

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Wildwood in the Fall

Move over, Summer.  There's a new season in town... I don't know if you've noticed or not but summer is almost over. The back-to-school retailers would have you believe summer is over in mid-July when they start pushing you to buy folders and No. 2 pencils. However, by this time of year it really is true....summer is moving on out and fall in Minnesota is on the horizon!  Fall Colors Minnesota fall color tours are the prime reason most folks head north in ... Read more

Minnesota Summer Vacations

Top 5 Reasons to Vacation at a Minnesota Family Resort VACATION - It might seem obvious but not everyone vacations. Sometimes you truly can't afford the time off. However, for most of us it really is possible to sneak away for even a few days at a time. Jay and I often forego a winter vacation because we can't afford it or the girls are too busy or the resort is too busy, etc. The truth is, however, that we CAN carve time ... Read more
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