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 was thrilled with her 18.25 inch Walleye. Caught fishing for crappies. ... See MoreSee Less

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Pat ArenzAwesome fish🐋1   ·  6 days ago

Lillian SimpsonI want to be there. I loved it so much all those years.1   ·  5 days ago

Kelly Sue ReyerCongrats Kelly Sue Reyer1   ·  5 days ago

Tammy BuckleyWay to go Mom!!!!! Congratulations!1   ·  5 days ago

Sherrie AlbertsNice catch!!!1   ·  5 days ago

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Flowering Crab Tree about a week ahead of time. ... See MoreSee Less

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Debbie OlsonBeautiful! Thanks for helping our families make more wonderful memories last week!! Always a great time!1   ·  1 week ago

Janetta MacWilliam StoneIt's beautiful! See you on Saturday.1   ·  1 week ago

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A little cold weather does not stop dedicated fishermen from a great day of fishing

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Duane F. PruettNice catch.1   ·  1 week ago

Dennis McCannBeautiful1   ·  1 week ago

Lillian SimpsonRon and I are planning on coming there one more time as soon as we can find the right to do it. I value all the years that we came. Your parents would be so proud of the greatt1   ·  1 week ago

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Happy Mother's Day! Sending warm wishes and thanks to moms for all they do. We would send you all flowers if we could so hopefully these tulip pictures will do. ... See MoreSee Less

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Pam TegelBeautiful2 weeks ago

David HutsonLovely. And Happy Mothers Day back.2 weeks ago

Debbie OlsonHappy Mother's Day Julie and Linda!2 weeks ago

Ellie Pekarna💓 Beautiful...happy Moms Day to the Fred Thomas Moms too!💓2 weeks ago

Carol PerttulaBeautiful! I'm missing you guys already!2 weeks ago

Sandi Casillas JuliusThey're lovely and the same to you all.2 weeks ago

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2016 fishing opener. Beautiful day to be on the water. Don and grand daughter Julie with their catch of crappies. ... See MoreSee Less

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Duane F. PruettI wish I was there.3 weeks ago

Troy ToddHows the crappie fishing up there ? Water temp ?2 weeks ago

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