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.

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   ·  5 days ago

Lesley Koehler WolfeInteresting!1   ·  5 days ago

Donna MoravecI remember the white siding and what a surprise it was as the cottages changed to green.1   ·  5 days ago

Kevinkevin ZintheferNice never know1   ·  5 days ago

Erica BentleyIt would be cool to use that wood in a project for that cabin!5 days ago

Bob Linning Sr.It’s like a treasure hunt1   ·  4 days 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   ·  2 weeks ago

Pam TegelAnother reason to be there.1   ·  2 weeks ago

Gail BartonNice!!!!1   ·  2 weeks ago

Robert ChildressGreat!! Miss our Wisconsin days.1   ·  2 weeks ago

Mark BringgoldNice to see you guys hope you had a good Thanksgiving1   ·  2 weeks 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   ·  2 weeks ago

Ray HartmanNothing like a Northwoods Christmas.....1   ·  2 weeks ago

Clara MooreHope you had a nice thanksgiving. Have a merry christmas1   ·  2 weeks ago

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Bedroom addition closed in on cottage #6. ... See MoreSee Less

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Kris Shaywoo hoo cottage 6!1   ·  2 weeks ago

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Finally got our first snow of the season and just in time to help deer hunters. Lake is still a long way from freezing over though. #ftr #birchwoodwi ... See MoreSee Less

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Gail BartonPretty...but...keep it up there! Lol2 weeks ago

Ken Vicki ToddYuck! You can keep it. Lol2 weeks ago

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Pam TegelBeautiful1   ·  1 month ago

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Janet RoddewigGorgeous! !1   ·  1 month ago

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