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.

Progress being made in cottage #5 ... See MoreSee Less

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Anita ThomasReally really nice!!!2 weeks ago

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Ted let Scott pull up this beauty last night. And back down the hole it went after pictures. Those are really huge gloves. It was a 22 - 24 inch walleye. ... See MoreSee Less

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Gail BartonNice!!2 months ago

Gail BartonMerry Christmas to all of you!!!1   ·  2 months ago

Janet RoddewigMerry Christmas to all at Fred Thomas resort!1   ·  2 months ago

Kathy Aitken RaschMerry Christmas & Happy New Year!1   ·  2 months ago

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We have ice! View from Ted Telitz house yesterday looking out into the bay and past the Fred Thomas Resort. Not sure it would stay. ... See MoreSee Less

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Debbie OlsonAmazing view! Congrats on your new home Ted!1   ·  3 months ago

Pam TegelBeautiful view.1   ·  3 months ago

Carol BakerBeautiful so many memories visiting the g smiths cottage once a year jerry just turned 92 thanks for the pictures and I love your review in "resorts of Wisconsin"1   ·  3 months ago

Gail BartonBeautiful1   ·  3 months ago

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Working on cottage #5. Never know what you will find as you rip into a remodel project. Here is the white siding from what once was the outside of the cottage. ... See MoreSee Less

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Jill Gibson FinneganLots of fond memories in Cottage #5 for the Gibson clan!1   ·  3 months ago

Lesley Koehler WolfeInteresting!1   ·  3 months ago

Donna MoravecI remember the white siding and what a surprise it was as the cottages changed to green.1   ·  3 months ago

Kevinkevin ZintheferNice never know1   ·  3 months ago

Erica BentleyIt would be cool to use that wood in a project for that cabin!3 months ago

Bob Linning Sr.It’s like a treasure hunt1   ·  3 months ago

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Start of the Christmas Season. Main Street Hayward for the Lure of the Lights. ... See MoreSee Less

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Jill Gibson FinneganLooks beautiful!1   ·  3 months ago

Pam TegelAnother reason to be there.1   ·  3 months ago

Gail BartonNice!!!!1   ·  3 months ago

Robert ChildressGreat!! Miss our Wisconsin days.1   ·  3 months ago

Mark BringgoldNice to see you guys hope you had a good Thanksgiving1   ·  3 months ago

Lillian SimpsonI miss the wonderful years that Ron and I spent there. The fishing was always great. We live in Florida across the road from the Ocean.1   ·  3 months ago

Ray HartmanNothing like a Northwoods Christmas.....1   ·  3 months ago

Clara MooreHope you had a nice thanksgiving. Have a merry christmas1   ·  3 months ago

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