Most of our guests come to the resort for fishing, swimming, boating, and relaxation. In addition, we have a swing set and sandbox for the kids, a basketball hoop, and a game room with a ping-pong table and sports equipment. We have an extensive library of books and magazines for our guests to enjoy.
Many of our guests enjoy a visit by boat to the Joyce Estate on Big Trout Lake. The estate, which was built by Chicago’s Joyce family from 1917-1935, originally consisted of 4,500 acres and 40 buildings constructed out of local timber and stone. It was nothing short of spectacular for its time, and included its own lodge, guesthouses, golf course, and seaplane hangar. In 1972 Beatrice Joyce bequeathed the estate to the federal government, which removed several buildings and restored others. Today the estate is managed by the National Forest Service. Visitors can wander the grounds, tour the old buildings, and have a lakeside picnic.