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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Kris ShayPERPETUALLY NEW that's why we love it3   ·  1 day ago

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4 Generations of the Witte family fishing together. 97 year old George in the front to 6 year old Keane in the back. Special picture, amazing memories. Keep on fishing. #FTR #BirchwoodWI ... See MoreSee Less

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Debbie OlsonSome of the BEST memories are made at FTR!3   ·  2 days ago

Bob Linning Sr.Only at Fred Thomas!!!!2   ·  2 days ago

Jeni MursauThat's is awesome!1   ·  2 days ago

Lillian SimpsonThat is wonderful. We went there for many years. It is a wonderful place tobe and the fishing was great.1   ·  2 days ago

John KlenzakTremendous picture.1   ·  1 day ago

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Weathermen were wrong again. Today was a fabulous day at the beach. No oppressive humidity or heat, just fun in the sun. It is always cooler at the Lake. ... See MoreSee Less

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