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 ...
It's Not Too Late to Plan a Minnesota Summer Vacation
Minnesota summer vacation season is well underway at Wildwood Resort! We have kids laughing on the playground and playing in the lake on the SUPs and hydro-bikes. We've kicked off Monday night potlucks and twice weekly kids’ activities. The fish are biting (especially the walleye) and the sun is shining (most days) so we are in our happy place!
Traditionally we have few July openings. However, as families get busier the vacation planning ...
Who's Ready to Fish?!
It’s once again that magical time in Minnesota where thoughts turn to live bait and fishing tackle. Tasks involve putting new line on the fishing poles and digging out the life jackets. Plans center around weekends Up North & family vacation after school gets out. Men and women who love to fish are dreaming with eyes wide open about catching The Big One. (Maybe this is the year!) Minnesota Fishing Opener is this weekend and it's shaping up to ...
Tips for Choosing a Resort for Your MN Family Vacation
Jay and I always have a lot of sympathy for the planner of the family vacation - especially if the vacation is going to include multiple families. Coordinating schedules and picking dates for the vacation is always Challenge #1. However, Challenge #2 isn't far behind because after you know the when you must determine the where! Lucky for you we happen to be Resort Experts so we're going to give you some tips for choosing the ...
Calling All Snowmobilers!
Most people we know aren't very happy about snow and cold temps during the winter. But we are doing our happy dance today over the 5" of fresh snow we got yesterday. Trails last weekend were great according to our friends who got out on their snowmobiles. However, we had no decent access to trails from Wildwood until it snowed again yesterday. So I guess I'm saying if you haven't made plans for a Minnesota winter getaway then check us out! We ...
What A Difference a Week Makes!
Just 10 days ago we were experiencing near perfect snowmobiling conditions. We rode with the kids and we rode with friends. And it was good. Today the entire outdoors is an ice skating rink. Thanks to rain and warm temps over last weekend what snow we have left is rock hard. Sigh. Mother Nature giveth and she taketh away. We haven't given up hope, though! There's lots of winter left so we're hoping and watching the sky for the white ...
X-Skiing, Snowmobiling and Ice Fishing Conditions are Perfect!
We finally made it out for a short snowmobile ride this week. Tuesday we took Jay's dad out on his new snowmobile and had a great time. This is his first winter at Wildwood and he hasn't been too happy about the frigid temperatures. He fails to see the beauty of winter when his front door is frozen shut! However, he did buy himself a nice sled and good gear so we were excited to get him ...
Happy New Year, everyone! We hope that 2016 was good to you and that your 2017 is happy and healthy! Please take a moment to read our 2016 Wildwood Newsletter and invite you to share it:
2016 Wildwood Newsletter
Ice Conditions on Bass Lake
Even though we had a very late ice-over the cold temperatures in December have firmed up Bass Lake quickly. Right now there is 12" or so of ice on our end of the lake. We haven't had too many ice fishermen in yet but ...
Ready for Minnesota Winter!
The docks are out and the beach toys are in storage. The laundry room is winterized and the pontoons are covered. I guess our 18th summer at Wildwood is officially in the books!
It's hard to believe that it's already time to start anticipating snowmobiling and ice fishing this winter. There's lots of talk about a very snowy winter and we fully support that! However, we need the lakes and swamps to freeze first and with unseasonably warm temperatures lately it ...
Plan a Fall Getaway to Wildwood!
As much as it pains me to say it - summer is almost over. :( We've had an amazing season under the warm, summer sun but all of the sudden the trees are starting to change and everywhere I look I see back-to-school sales or supply lists. Fall sports have started for our oldest who is going to high school this year and the school calendar has already started bossing us around. We have even been ...