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Fair Hills Resort
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

Our group was here for an annual dinner get together. We had our dinner on their HUGE Dinner boat. They take you out for a cruise on the lake. The food was EXCELLENT and hot. Grilled right on the boat. We would definitely return for a dinner cruise. If you are looking for a rustic resort and enjoy a week at the lake Fair Hills is a great place for the family too.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank MidwestTraveler2007
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

We spent a week at Fair Hills with our two children 13 and 11. It is very much a family camp with numerous activities. The cabins are very basic but comfortable: we spent very little time in ours. Although we had a great location right on the lake with a nice deck. It was great to hear the waves each night as you fell asleep. The lake was warm and clean and the center of most activity- at least for us. There is also a nice pool and hot tub. The lobby has pool, ping pong, games for the kids- and adults, as well as an ice cream and snack shop. Many activities on the lake, sailing, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, jumping from the tower, aquacycles. Both of our kids signed up and learned to water ski. We also rented a boat for a morning and toured the lake and went tubing. Kids activities are varied and fun, kickball, boat trips, capture the flag, banana boat rides, teen pizza night. Our kids made friends right away and would love to return next year. The food was of good quality and variety. We had a wonderful waitress from Ukraine, Olga she was so sweet and accommodating. The rang a bell for meals and activities. There were also family activities, closest to the pin contest, ice cream social, giant water slide, bingo, talent show and campfire. We also enjoyed playing tennis, shuffleboard and basketball. The resort allows you to be as active as you would like or just kick back and relax- the perfect combination of activity...no pressure to participate for kids or adults if you choose not to. We met many nice families during our stay. If you are looking for a family friendly, low key, casual, old fashion summer vacation/camp, this is a great place to go!

Room Tip: If available request a cabin on the lake. If you prefer to be away from the activity you may prefer not to be on the lake.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Cindy M
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Fair Hills Resort exceeded all of our expectations. We were looking for a true getaway that would allow us to enjoy our family and get a real break from our hectic busy lives. From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed and were treated like old friends. We have kids that range from 2-17 and each of them had plenty of things to do and quickly made friends with fellow guests. Almost everything is included in the rate (except motorized things) so they were endless things to do and no one complained about being bored all week. It's a wonderful relaxing place. The staff is so friendly and accommodating to any request and they surprised me constantly though the week. I think they've thought of everything here! They even have a bell to ring for meals and activities and allow the children to sign up to have their chance to ring it. Very nostalgic and wonderful place. And none of us wanted to leave.

The food served is homey and the choices are great. The cook will make pancakes in any shape and out kids challenged that by requesting a spider on a web and a peacock... and the cook delivered both! There are so many quaint and sweet things that happen through the week, I am not sure I would even want to spoil it by telling about them here. But trust me when I say that your week at Fair Hills will feel like a month and you will not want to leave. There is a reason that families return year after year. 2013 was our first time at Fair Hills and we made reservations for the next year before we checked out. Our kids have not stopped talking about it and we already miss it.

Room Tip: The cost may seem expensive, but once you see the activities and meals you will realize it's a bargain!
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank sanderson79
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Here, you are right ON the Lake - just as you are at the Restaurant, too. You cannot beat this location, seriously. Impressive facility all around. Great staff and customer service, we thought. Big, super clean room and a nice pool setup, too. One of the great Lake locations in MN and Fair Hills has the best setup in DL region. Lots to do here and I wish I had not been on a business trip so I could have done more while there. We will return late summer and look forward to another stay here.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Stephen D
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

Friendly staff welcomed us for our boys' golf weekend getaway. We did get upgraded to the Ranch House (you can hear waves crashing in on the lake shore from your room) since it was a slow part of the year (mid-May) which was a great fit. The Play & Stay Package was fairly priced, included breakfast (chock-full of gooey caramel rolls, fruit, fried eggs and ham) and a golf course lunch. Great golf course, clean accommodations, excellent breakfast service & food from smiley cooks; these people know how others want to be treated while on vacation and they do it right.
Aside from an excellent golf getaway, this would be a great place to bring the kids for an activities filled weekend of fun. Location is ideal for water activities, excellent food and being around other kids -- ideal for family reunions!
Thanks for an awesome getaway!
The College Boys from Arrowhead Road

Room Tip: We liked the Ranch House but it was quiet during our weekend getaway. It's like a mini-motel of smaller rooms right on the shore of Detroit Lake.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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