WELCOME TO FRED THOMAS RESORT!

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.

Happy first day of Summer! Looking forward to a lot of fun in the water! ... See MoreSee Less

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Beverly Collingon, Chris Finney-Voelker and 23 others like this

Gail BartonThe bouncer looks further out!3 days ago

Bryan StowellAnita and her sisters taught my brother, sister and I how to water ski in that area. 45yrs ago3 days ago

Lillian SimpsonThis makes me sad that I can not be there. We live in Florida just across the street from the ocean and I love it but nothing compares to Fred Thomas Resort. I have wonderful memories of going there all those years.The fishing was wonderful.3 days ago

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The Ritthaler family has been coming for about 40 years. This year they got custom tee shirts. ... See MoreSee Less

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Bonnie Berner NofsingerLove this photo! Jan and I became friends after learning that our cabin was right next to her parents for years and years.1   ·  5 days ago

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Toddler to 6 year old kids doing their thing during kids game night. Shoe retrieval, "digging for buried treasure," and roasting marshmallows for s'mores. ... See MoreSee Less

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Gail BartonI want to be one of the kids!!! Looks like fun.1   ·  5 days ago

Betty GormanSee you in a few weeks!1   ·  5 days ago

Pat HertzfeldtNeed to come back one of these times, miss the trips up there1   ·  5 days ago

Kathy RitthalerAlways enjoy watching the kids' games! They have so much fun!2 days ago

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First full moon rising camp fire of the summer season. ... See MoreSee Less

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Michelle EakerLooks beautiful!1   ·  2 weeks ago

Gail BartonNice!!1   ·  2 weeks ago

Jan Ritthaler-PowersWow, what a gorgeous picture!!!1   ·  2 weeks ago

Ken Vicki ToddGreat evening . I seen the full moon and the camp fire when I was putting my boat in its slip1   ·  2 weeks ago

Lillian SimpsonI want to be there. I miss going there. We did it for many years and always caught our limit.It is so beautiful.We live in Florida across the road to the Ocean. I fish there but I want to be at the Resort.1   ·  2 weeks ago

Shelly Strother MorlanWe miss the lake!1   ·  2 weeks ago

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First bean bag/corn hole tournament of the summer. Beautiful weather and some friendly competition! ... See MoreSee Less

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Sam Ritthaler, Jared Jansen and 23 others like this

Lillian SimpsonI want to come back one more time. I loved the many Years that we went there. It is the most wonderful place to vacation.The fishing is excellent.2   ·  3 weeks ago

Mike BookerBut please, no wagering!3 weeks ago

Ken Vicki ToddSorry I missed this but I had an appointment with some Crappie3 weeks ago

Judy BraunWe hope to return in September. This will probably be our 30th year, at least.2 days ago

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