Minnesota Snowmobile Weekends

Groomed Snowmobile Trails, Fresh Snow and Perfect Weather!

I think all of us can agree that winter has been pretty long so far. And the fact that it is only mid-February might make some folks head for the nearest airport to escape the cold. However, Mother Nature has finally given us a break this week with perfect snowmobile and x-ski trail conditions, fresh snow for grooming and "warm" temperatures to enjoy it! Guests staying at Wildwood over the last few weeks are reporting near-perfect snowmobile trail conditions with all local ... Read more

Can We Snowmobile Yet?

We awoke to temps in the 20s this morning.  The chill in the air has the bite of winter and I couldn't help but think about snow.  And do you know what snow makes me think of?? Minnesota snowmobile season! We're getting ready to pull docks out of the lake and put our boats in storage. When that happens we move our snowmobiles to the FRONT of the storage shed for easy access. It's a seasonal right of passage and the ... Read more

A River Ran Through It

 This is a re-post of the April 5th blog that I deleted! In March we were blessed with a chance to get away and enjoy a wonderful family vacation.  We spent some time on the white sand beaches of the Mexican Riviera and it was wonderful!  This year we went back to a resort we have visited previously and it was so interesting to have the same "returning guest" frame of mind that our repeat guests have when returning to Wildwood Resort. We knew ... Read more

Let’s Talk About a Minnesota Summer Vacation

We just got another beautiful Minnesota snowfall.  Looks like close to 8 inches at our house and once again the trees are flocked and roads are snow-covered.  Lots of people around town were disgusted by the snow since it had gotten so warm last week.  However, I see the snow as a sign of the coming spring!  March snow is as much a part of the summer cycle as the first sunburn on pasty white skin.  Not as painful, of course, ... Read more

Mid-Winter Fun

I took this photo earlier this week when I drove into the resort one evening.  It's probably just a pretty sunset to you but to us it represents the promise of a coming spring!  That fact is hard to believe when the temps outside are into the teens below zero. However, just a few short weeks ago the sun was setting so far to our south that we wouldn't see it set at all in the afternoon.  Now it has moved ... Read more

Winter Vacations in Minnesota

Jay and I really do love our life.  I've said before that resorting isn't for everyone and that's true.  Some people think we're lucky because we get to go fishing "whenever we want" in the summer.  In reality we rarely get time to ourselves in the summer and we NEVER take a full day off (let alone a weekend) between May and the end of September.  However, yesterday I was thinking about our wierd life as we drove out of Wildwood on ... Read more

Perfect Snow Conditions!

Go ahead, ask me...  Ask me how much fun we had yesterday on our weekly snowmobile trip!  I'd say it wasn't great..it was PERFECT!  While we don't have as much snow on the ground as we did in 2011 the snow conditions on the trails are gorgeous.  Yesterday we rode 130 miles with friends and most trail conditions were fabulous even though not all the trails had been groomed after the recent snow.  The day was chilly to begin with - about ... Read more


Last winter in Minnesota was a huge disappointment with its lack of snow. And after a freakish rain ruined our snow earlier this month we thought that this winter might be a repeat of last year.  However, we got a lovely storm Monday night which dropped about 4 inches of snow at Wildwood and 8+ just to the north of us.  The warm temperatures that accompanied the storm was also a nice surprise.  After spending a week or more in the double digits ... Read more

Winter is a Wonder at Wildwood Resort

As I approach my middle age and experience the maturing of my body I think I recognize the source of Mother Nature's erratic weather patterns: she's is menopausal!  Rain?  In January?  Did she forget where we live?  This isn't the rainy season.  It's supposed to be the SNOWY season!  Mother Nature needs hormone therapy, STAT!!! Needless to say the rain that we experienced at the end of last week has pretty much ruined the snowmobile trails.  We snowmobiled three times last week ... Read more

Baby It’s Cold Outside!

The weather has turned very winterish all of the sudden!  Nighttime temps are dipping into the single digits and as crazy as it sounds we are happy about it.  The other night I was running some things between cabins after dark.  It was one of those winter nights when everything was still and since there was no moon the sky was just blanketed with stars.  Somehow the crispness of the air brought all those stars into sharp focus  It was the kind of night about ... Read more
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