Fred Thomas Resort is a northern Wisconsin premier family and fishing vacation choice for the ultimate “up north” getaway! Situated on the shore of Big Lake Chetac in Northwest Wisconsin, Fred Thomas Resort brings you comfort and hospitality.  Our impeccable accommodations and peaceful surroundings combine to create the perfect northwoods vacation experience.

oldpicIt was the early 1900’s and Fred Thomas was living the life that young boys dream of. He was playing professional baseball. Fred was batting at pitches thrown by Walter Johnson and hoping his line drives would get by the glove of Ty Cobb. His teammates were the likes of Everett Scott, Harry Hooper and Babe Ruth. Fred Thomas was playing third base with the Boston Red Sox. The highlight of his career was in 1918, when he helped Boston win the World Series against the Chicago Cubs. When Fred retired from Baseball in 1924, he knew where he was headed. He, his wife, and small sons were off to the wilderness of northern Wisconsin to build their dream — a resort on Big Lake Chetac.

con-img1From a primitive beginning with no roads, electricity or running water, Fred and his wife, Connie, built a modern-day resort. Fred and Connie were determined to offer the best and the slogan “Perpetually New” has stood as a reminder to that commitment.

The Thomas family continues the management in the Fred Thomas tradition of “Perpetually New”. This concept of continually upgrading the resort’s facilities has ensured beautiful and immaculate accommodations that guests come back to enjoy year after year. Vacationers enjoy more than exceptional facilities when choosing our family owned resort. It is the intangible that makes your vacation experience truly special. It is the feeling of warmth and
hospitality, that unique place in your heart when you know you have come home.

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Gail BartonGorgeous!!!1   ·  2 weeks ago

Lisa Moore SteadmanHere in person and it's BEAUTIFUL!2   ·  2 weeks ago

Marlene PhippsBeautiful.1   ·  2 weeks ago

Ken Vicki ToddWe are just starting to turn colors2 weeks ago

Lillian SimpsonI want to be there.2 weeks ago

Ellie Pekarna🍂Beautiful! 🍂2 weeks ago

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Gail BartonLove the sweatshirts!1   ·  3 weeks ago

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It's not too late to catch peak fall colors. The colors are turning slowly this year and there's still quite a show in store.
You can also treat yourself to crisp fall weather, excellent crappie and perch fishing, and the Bayfield Apple Festival (Oct. 7-9).
Our End of the Year Special means your last night is free (minimum 4 night stay). fredthomasresort.com/specials/
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Pam TegelIt is beautiful.1   ·  3 weeks ago

Hanne Ritz Fleronbeautiful1   ·  3 weeks ago

Erica BentleyPlease tell the colors to wait 6 more days!lol 😊1   ·  3 weeks ago

Gail BartonBeautiful1   ·  3 weeks ago

Craig PetersonBeautiful colors at one of my favorite places. Maybe next year !1   ·  3 weeks ago

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The colors are starting to turn and it's definitely starting to feel like fall. Peak colors expected in the next 1-2 weeks. Take advantage of our fall specials and treat yourself to a fall color tour. Starting September 23rd, stays of four nights or longer get the last night free! fredthomasresort.com/specials/
There are also a number of area fall festivals to enjoy:
*Hayward Fall Festival Sept. 24, 2016
*Stone Lake Cranberry Festival – October 1, 2016
*Bayfield Apple Festival – October 7, 8, & 9, 2016
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Rita HughbanksGet your bags packed, Marlene Strang and Dave!2   ·  1 month ago

Julia Elaine BryantBeautiful!1   ·  1 month ago

Lillian SimpsonSo beautiful. I want to be there. Ron and I spent many wonderful vacations there Always caught our limit. We live in Florida now or I would be there. Maybe next year we can come.1   ·  1 month ago

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