Resort Summer Outlook


THE WEEKEND KICKED OFF THE UNOFFICIAL START OF SUMMER LAKES SEASON. MAJORITY OF PEOPLE IN THE AREA FIND THEMSELVES AT A LAKE FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY. VALLEY NEWS TEAMS ASHLEY BISHOP LOOKS INTO HOW THE SUMMER BUSINESS SEASON LOOKS… WHAT IT COULD MEAN FOR YOU. “THEY WOULD BE A BIG HOLE IN OUR LIFE IF WE DIDN’T COME HERE” DESPITE THE RAINY DAY RUTH TERNES AND HER FAMILY ARE ENJOYING EVERY LAST MINUTE AT FAIR HILLS RESORT. THE FAMILY FRIENDLY RESORT IS LOOKING TO HAVE A GREAT 89TH SEASON. FAIR HILLS RESORT IS MORE THAN CABINS ON A LAKE…THEY HAVE AN ARRAY OF ACTIVITIES FROM FISHING, SHUFFLEBOARD TO EVEN A MUSICAL. “FAMILIES ARE TAKING VACATIONS AGAIN AND COMING OUT FOR A WEEK AT A TIME. IF YOU ARE IN THE AREA AND KIND OF WANT TO GET AWAY FROM IT ALL WITHOUT DRIVING TO FAR, WE HAVE THAT OPTION,” “SOME OF THE FAMILIES THAT HAVE BEEN RETURNING TO THE FAIR HILLS RESORT HAVE BEEN COMING EVERY SUMMER FOR THE PAST 50 YEARS,” “85 PERCENT OF OUR GUESTS RETURN FROM YEAR TO YEAR AND YOUR 50TH YEAR AT FAIR HILLS IS FREE,” ALTHOUGH MANY OF THE RESORT’S GUESTS ARE RE-OCCURRING…IT DOESN’T MEAN THEY DON’T HAVE SPACE FOR NEW FACES. CAITLYN SAYS SHE HAS SEEN NEW VACATION TRENDS OVER THE YEARS. “YEARS BACK A WEEK LONG WAS THE ABSOLUTE NORM BUT WE ARE NOW SEEING A LITTLE BIT SHORTER VACATIONS TRENDING,” CAITLYN SAYS FAIR HILLS RESORTS LIKE MANY DO OFFER SHORTER STAYS. JUST ACROSS THE LAKE AT PELICAN HILLS RV PARK… THE CAMPING SEASON IS LOOKING GOOD. “IT’S PRETTY TYPICAL WERE NOT QUITE FULL ON THE WEEKENDS AND STUFF. WE ARE MOSTLY A SEASONAL PARK AND THAT IS ALL FULL.” THE TERNES FAMILY IS ALREADY COUNTING DOWN THE WEEKS UNTIL THEIR STAY AT FAIR HILLS RESORT NEXT YEAR. “IT STARTS FROM THE TIME WE LEAVE UNTIL WE COME BACK AGAIN,” IN OTTER TAIL COUNTY ASHLEY BISHOP VALLEY NEWS LIVE. FAIR HILLS RESORT SAYS PEOPLE SHOULD TRY TO MAKE RESERVATIONS AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. SOME RESORTS STILL HAVE WEEKENDS AVAILABLE… BUT IF YOU AREN’T HAVING LUCK, THERE IS MORE AVAILABILITY DURING THE WEEKDAYS.

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