The deer hunters that stayed at the resort had good success with all of them getting deer and enjoying some decent late fall weather. Shortly after deer season we went from fall to winter in a heartbeat. The temperatures dropped rapidly and all that wind we were experiencing in autumn blew in several storms right before Thanksgiving. The night before Thanksgiving the lakeshore temperatures were in the 40’s so when the storm hit the rain started coming down in sheets. Areas away from the lake saw up to a foot of snow! The snow is pretty thin right now by the lake because of all that rain, but if you go inland just a few miles there is up to 30 inches of snow already! We have been skiing on the Pioneer Loop now since Thanksgiving and we hope to get most of the system opened up after the next significant snow. Great early start to our winter sports season!
The time frame between Thanksgiving and Christmas is considered the Low Season along the North Shore. We are taking this time to deep clean cabins, rooms, and the entire restaurant. But the most appealing projects we have going on right now is the Main Lodge restoration. In late fall we pulled up all the old carpet in the main lodge to unearth 1500 square feet or Maple Hardwood floors. This past week the Lodge was closed because we had a professional come in to restore the floors back to their original luster. Claude O’Neil has been flooring for almost 40 years across the state. With that much experience you expect the best and he did not disappoint. As you can see in the pictures the floors look absolutely beautiful! Matt is also painting the ceilings and the walls in the lobby and behind the front desk. We hope to have everything done before Christmas for all of our guests and visitors to enjoy. Happy Holidays from all of our staff!