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.

Time to feature some large mouth bass. Fred with the help of his daughters caught this beauty the lake. Joe P. caught his big twin bass of the main pier. ... See MoreSee Less

17 hours ago

Patti Stone, Jean Ferber and 11 others like this

Ellie PekarnaWay to go, Dad(Gramps)!!16 hours ago

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Jean FerberLOVE your happy face Joe! Vacations are SO good!6 hours ago

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Northern Pike mania from end of last week spilling over into this week. ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago

Larry Olthoff, Roger Whaley and 23 others like this

Gail BartonWow!!1 day ago

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Aaron Telitz had a dream race weekend in his home state, at Road American. Friday set a new qualifying record in a Pro Mazda car, giving him pole position for both race's Saturday. Won both races on Saturday. So proud. ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

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Chad BeckerCongrats!1   ·  3 days ago

Laura Blankers JonesWow!! That is really cool!! Congrats Aaron!!1   ·  3 days ago

Candy HayesGreat job!1   ·  3 days ago

Steve TaylorWay to go Aaron Telitz2   ·  3 days ago

Gail BartonCongrats...I knew he could do it!!!1   ·  3 days ago

Deanna L MummThat's so awesome.... Go Aaron!! Dan got online and read all about it yesterday.1   ·  3 days ago

Robin RollinsThat's wondeful Aaron!!1   ·  3 days ago

Amy LomaxThat's amazing! Way to go Aaron!1   ·  3 days ago

Chris KoeperATTA BOY!1   ·  3 days ago

Tim KnottFabulous!1   ·  3 days ago

Mike BookerHey, we know that guy!!1   ·  3 days ago

Richard KolleI listened to qualifying and watched both races on line. Aaron sure knows how to play to the home crowd. Total domination. Keep it going, Aaron!1   ·  3 days ago

Mary Beth BrubakerCongratulations!1   ·  3 days ago

Hanne Ritz Fleroncongratulation to all,1   ·  3 days ago

Ellie Pekarna🎉 Way to go, Aaron !😀1   ·  2 days ago

Dan DillonCongratulations Aaron ~~~~~~~~~~~~~[]O==O]]]-1   ·  1 day ago

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Great week of fishing continues. Tom with his 21 inch walleye. ... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago

Amy Summers Podobinski, Melanie Fausch and 23 others like this

Lillian SimpsonI want to be there. We spent many good years going there. It is like Heaven on Earth. You could never find another place like it.1   ·  6 days ago

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End of a great day of fishing at the Fred Thomas Resort. Preston with Dad Scott caught these beauties. The largest Bass is 19 inches - 6lbs and was released. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

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Deb BeauchampAnd you too Scott👍1   ·  1 week ago

Tracy SmithBetty Gorman you better hurry and get up there! All the fish will be gone!1   ·  1 week ago

Leanne EarhartGreat fish!!1   ·  1 week ago

Amy LomaxThat's a nice bass!1   ·  1 week ago

Lillian SimpsonI have been there many times and it is a wonderful place to be.1   ·  1 week ago

Debbie KinghamHave been there several time with Uncle Ron and Aunt Lil, beautiful place. Wonder memories with them.1   ·  1 week ago

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