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.

Arlene and her two great large mouth bass, 16" and 17" ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

Andre Mitchell, Jared Jansen and 23 others like this

Gail BartonBoth great catches!1   ·  2 days ago

Ronnie PaschelNice catch, hope there is some left when I get up there, save a couple for me please1   ·  2 days ago

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First time guest Derek and his stringer of nice crappies. ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

John Moyle, Dennis Kmiec and 23 others like this

Ronnie PaschelNice, save some for the Kmiecs, and me and my brother,DP the Paschels😜😝😊1   ·  5 days ago

Truman StoneWay to go! Don't catch them all will be there next week. Good eating.1   ·  5 days ago

Lillian SimpsonI miss going there every year and always brought our limit home. We always had them cleaned and they did a great job,We live in Florida just across the road from the Beach. The fishing is great.1   ·  4 days ago

Ann Shepherd HainesI bet he'll be back 😃1   ·  4 days ago

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1st fish picture of the season. Don and Arvid finally had good action. Water temperature coming up and crappies starting to bite. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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Nancy BookerWish I was there! Nice catch!2 weeks ago

David HutsonWhere's Aaron? He should clean all those in about 10 minutes!😂2 weeks ago

Max RollinsBlake Wolfe, ole wisky!2   ·  2 weeks ago

Gail BartonHope they keep biting!!!1   ·  2 weeks ago

Mike BookerLooks like decent size too!1   ·  2 weeks ago

Lillian SimpsonWe went there for many years. We live in Florida now and that would be too far to go. I have wonderful memories of all the many years that we there. We always caught our limit and we would give the neighbors who did not fish some.1   ·  2 weeks ago

Ken Vicki ToddGood start to the year. What is the water temp now? I'll be there in three weeks1   ·  2 weeks ago

Ronnie PaschelCan't wait Denny and Kaye Kmiec, oh and Fred and Rosy L and The one and only DP!!!😜🍺🍻😉😉1   ·  2 weeks ago

Kathy Aitken RaschI see a perch!1   ·  2 weeks ago

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There is going to be a lot of fish counting on Big Lake Chetac this year. As resort guests you will have the option of participating in the Lake Use & Fishing Success Survey. You can pick up the survey forms in the resort office. AND you may also be stopped on the lake while fishing by Donna, who will be doing a Creel Survey for the Department of Natural Resources. These surveys will provide valuable information for future lake management. Fishing Opener this Saturday, May 6th. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

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Lillian SimpsonI want to be there one more time. I have wonderful memories of all my times we went there. We always caught our limit.We live in Florida now. We are just across the road to the Beach.1   ·  3 weeks ago

Kathy Aitken RaschI remember one year when Mom & Dad were still with us & the ranger came to the boathouse to count our fish. Their last time was 2006 so it was before that.3 weeks ago

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This pair of loons has been hanging around the resort for the past few days. Hopefully we will see a baby or two catching a ride soon! ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Patrick Steadman, Janet Roddewig and 23 others like this

Joy GarrisonListening to the loons is so peaceful1   ·  4 weeks ago

Louisa MurzynGreat news! Any baby sightings yet??1 week ago

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