It 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.

From 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.

We invite you to come join our resort family for a memorable Up North vacation where friendly, caring attention shines daily.

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. Choose from cozy lakefront cabins and condo units that are ideal for families, couples and fishermen. Featuring fully equipped kitchens, large screened porches, wifi and cable TV,  you'll find everything you need! Spend a day fishing on the lake where the Bass and game fishing is excellent and the pan fishing is unexcelled, or head out to the nearby casinos, or visit the Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward.

   3rd and 4th generations

Of the Thomas Family 

If you are looking for a traditional up-north Wisconsin resort, this is it. Spend long summer days on the water or relax in the shade, surrounded by our well-kept grounds. Spring offers the fishing opener, while autumn lights up the area with vivid colors and cooler days of fishing and scenic drives. ATV enthusiasts will find county trails less than a mile off the resort. For a great Northern Wisconsin resort experience that will become a treasured tradition, come stay with us.