Minnesota Ice Fishing – Let It Freeze!

Minnesota Ice Fishing Season Is Here! Yep - that was our temperature yesterday morning: a balmy 3 degrees with a wind chill of -17. Yikes! As I took the dog out for a walk today I was unpleasantly surprised by the burn-your-face-off cold wind that was blowing in from the northwest. It doesn't seem that long ago that we were pulling docks out in our t-shirts! But thinking like that will only make us crabby so I've decided to look on the bright side. ... Read more

Here Comes Winter in Minnesota!

Ice Fishing, Snowmobiling and Relaxing Winter Get-Aways Have you ever been driving down a highway and you see something in the distance that you can't quite make out? You know it's something but until you get a little closer you aren't too sure if it's a deer or a mailbox. That's how I feel about the coming winter in Minnesota. The only difference is that I know EXACTLY what is ahead even if we can't see it clearly yet. We've already had several hard freezes ... Read more

Fall Vacations in Minnesota

Fall Vacations - Fall Colors, Fishing and Relaxation! Every year I hit mid-September and feel like I missed something. I feel like I stepped into a black hole/vortex/time-travel thingy in mid-August and emerged in the same spot on a nippy September morning two weeks after the kids went back to school. Where has the time gone?! Sometime during the last 30 days we finished up our summer vacation season, skimmed over the Labor Day holiday, zoomed through the first weeks of school and got dumped (abruptly) into cool ... Read more

Tips For Planning A Family Holiday Trip

Make A Memorable Family Holiday Trip! Have you ever considered taking your family holiday on the road? There are many benefits to doing so! By taking a family holiday trip you eliminate the need for one family to host a large celebration. No one has to clean the house, do all the shopping or set up tables in the garage. And by planning a family holiday trip you maximize your time together because no one has to go home at the end of ... Read more

Snapshots of a Minnesota Family Vacation

A Minnesota Family Vacation in Pictures It's our busy summer season so this week's blog post is kind of a cheater. I'm just going to show you life at Wildwood for the past few weeks instead of telling you about it. Let's just say there has been an abundance of family time, laughter, sun (and rain!) as well as fish frys, sand castles, water-skiing and campfires. July in our part of nothern Minnesota includes an amazing number of ways to spend your vacation. ... Read more

Top 10 Ideas for Northern MN Vacations

Ideas for Fun Things to do on a Rainy Day on Northern MN Vacations! Since it is raining on this fine Father's Day I'm going to give you a run down on fun things to do on a rainy day while on vacation at Wildwood! Go Fish! - Unless it's lightening I say go hit the lake. Fishing isn't usually at its best on a hot, sunny day so an overcast day with a little chop to the water is a great day ... Read more

Minnesota Family Summer Vacation

Plan Your Minnesota Family Summer Vacation! Running a Minnesota resort is a weird kind of but weird. To get open for the summer season we usually have about 5 minutes to get 5 weeks of work done. Kind of like sprinting the first 10 miles of a marathon! This year we added a significant degree of difficulty to our "sprint" with the added work of getting our four new cabins ready for our guests. I would love to say that we ... Read more

Fun Family Vacations in Northern Minnesota

Family Vacations Make Family Memories While growing up we didn't take many family vacations. Our vacations were always trips to see the relatives. I only remember two family vacations when I was young that weren't trips to Grandma's house.  Interestingly enough the one I remember best was a family vacation to a Minnesota resort. We went with my aunt, uncle and cousins and to this day we talk about all the memorable moments. There was the "ugly bug" that lived in some ... Read more

Spring Into Minnesota Golf

Hot Deals on Minnesota Golf at Wildwood Resort We are pleased to be participating with Eagle Ridge Golf Course and Pokegama Golf Course on their Spring Into Golf promotion to get people to stay and play in the Grand Rapids, MN area. Book at least a three-night stay at Wildwood Resort between May 27th and June 6th and get one day of unlimited golf FREE! Additional days of unlimited golf can be purchased for just $35/person. Rate includes cart rental. Call us ... Read more

Entertain Kids While On Vacation!

How to Entertain Kids on a Rainy Day on Vacation! Minnesota summer vacations are the best! Warm days on the beach, cool nights by the campfire and, of course, eating the perfect s'more. So there's nothing worse than having a rainy day when you had planned to spend time on the lake. But you don't have to dread the chaos of being stuck inside with the kids! Save the family vacation with some of these great rainy day activities that will keep ... Read more
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