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.

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 week ago

Julia Elaine BryantBeautiful!1   ·  6 days 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   ·  6 days ago

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Beautiful sunrise and beautiful bass. Thanks Greg. ... See MoreSee Less

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When you get up early to go fishing you get to see spectacular sunrises. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ronnie PaschelWill be there this Sunday, can't wait! See you all soon, I mean the fishes in the lake.2   ·  1 week ago

Jill Gibson FinneganBreathtaking!2   ·  1 week ago

Pam TegelBeautiful.2   ·  1 week ago

Duane F. PruettHeading that way.1   ·  1 week ago

Cole N Deb RichesonOh my... Needs a frame1   ·  1 week ago

Elizabeth MartinOr when you get up early and put the Biscuits and Gravy on!1   ·  1 week ago

Shelley Freedlund HershbergerSpectacular!1   ·  1 week ago

Ellie PekarnaI've seen that gorgeous sunrise from my cabin...love it!!1   ·  1 week ago

Julia Elaine BryantGorgeous!! Yea mornings!1   ·  1 week ago

Gregg HoffmanEarly in September is not nearly as difficult as early in June yet still so rewarding.1   ·  1 week ago

Max RollinsWow1   ·  1 week ago

Jason HorwathHere's a different shade of it. It amazing how quickly the colors change.1   ·  1 week ago

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Jason having great success fishing for Walleyes. Caught and Released these 25" walleyes. We are not sure what scared the one walleye. ... See MoreSee Less

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John KlenzakNice Walleyes! Nice to see them coming back so well.1   ·  1 week ago

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Not the sunbathers we want on the bongo. Time move bongo to its winter home. ... See MoreSee Less

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