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 BartonNice!1   ·  2 days ago

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Sam RitthalerPerpetually New indeed!2   ·  2 days ago

Ken Vicki ToddPerpetually new! Lookin good1   ·  1 day ago

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A little work at F T R before the Easter Egg Hunt. The 5 cousins bonding again doing docks. Happy Easter. ... See MoreSee Less

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Mike BradleyLooking good men.1   ·  1 week ago

Mike BradleyWitch one is the boss1   ·  1 week ago

Pam TegelHappy Easter1   ·  1 week ago

Gail BartonLooking good...see you soon!1   ·  1 week ago

Betty GormanHappy Easter from Peoria.1   ·  1 week ago

Craig PetersonHappy Easter from the Petersons, Bukowskis, McGrews and Dalys. Looking forward to July😊1   ·  1 week ago

Dennis KnuthHappy Easter from the Knuth's .See ya in May1   ·  1 week ago

Jim N Julie CoonanHappy Easter!1   ·  1 week ago

Ellie Pekarna😀Lookin' good, guys! 💐Happy Easter!1   ·  1 week ago

Jared JansenHappy Easter! Looks like fun! See you soon! Can't wait!1   ·  1 week ago

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Our Tesla electric car charger went online yesterday next to the solar panels. You can now bring your Tesla and power it with the sun! ... See MoreSee Less

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Chris KoeperTesla Charger in Birchwood..............hmmmm1   ·  2 weeks ago

Ronnie Paschel1   ·  2 weeks ago

Ronnie PaschelHow about one for my boat2   ·  2 weeks ago

Paul OlsemDoes this mean Malachi Herscher finally got his new wheels?!1   ·  2 weeks ago

Lillian SimpsonI miss my years going there and catching my limit of fish. They have done a wonderful job keeping it like their Parents did.1   ·  2 weeks ago

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That would be open water on Lake Chetac. Still floating patches of ice in places. And this is Not an April Fools joke. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ronnie Paschel1   ·  4 weeks ago

Ronnie PaschelGet me up there Denny and Kaye Kmiec1   ·  4 weeks ago

John KlenzakGreat! Early ice out this year!1   ·  4 weeks ago

Leane StolkLooks beautiful. I could sit by the lake for hours1   ·  4 weeks ago

Gail BartonLooking good!!4 weeks ago

Chris KoeperDang, that's early!1   ·  4 weeks ago

Fred Thomas ResortNot as early as last year. Ice went out middle of March in 2016. Normal use to be middle of April.1   ·  4 weeks ago

Mike Booker2014 was mid May!1   ·  4 weeks ago

Glenn Petersonwill be there may 28th1   ·  2 weeks ago

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Congrats Aaron Telitz on your first win of the season! We can’t wait to see more of Aaron and his Rice Lake sponsored race car this year in the Indy Lights Series!

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Congrats Aaron Telitz on your first win of the season! We can’t wait to see more of Aaron and his Rice Lake sponsored race car this year in the Indy Lights Series!

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Scott TaylorSo awesome!4 weeks ago

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