Owner-Operator Resorts are a Cut Above the Rest

When it comes to hospitality, the owner-operated resorts of the Whitefish Chain are on the ball. These "mom and pop" clusters of beautiful cabins and rooms by sandy shorelines have become known not only for their amenities but for their personal touch. Situated all around the shores of the Whitefish Chain,  owner-operated lodgings are perfect for family getaways.

Many guests come for the amenities, but return because of the kindness they receive. That's because the resorts around the Whitefish Chain treat their visitors not just as guests, but as friends. Guests at the vacation lodgings around the Whitefish Chain know that their concerns are always heard and addressed. Finding that they are far from being another number in a computer's reservation system, guests at these resorts return year after year, sometimes for generations. Owner-operators go the extra mile to befriend their guests, forming personal relationships beyond the role of the host. Owner-operators tell stories of how they and their guests watch each others' children grow and exchange Christmas cards in the winter.

Owner-operator resorts meet demand with the amenities that guests know and love, like sandy beaches, internet connections and cozy cabins, but they set themselves apart with unique offerings that generations of guests come to love.

At Black Pine Beach Resort, owner Lynn Scharenbroich has created a magical garden complete with multiple fairy scenes, beautiful places to sit and a water feature. Children can write a note to the resident elf and receive a poetic, rhyming response the next day!

At Boyd Lodge, weekly events bring families and guests together. All the fixings are provided for S’mores night around the campfire, under the stars, and tie-dye t-shirt day is always a fun (and colorful) afternoon. Other resorts, too, have qeekly activities for their guests.

Towering Pines has a host of activities for families with young children, both on and off the water. Water bikes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and inflatables are popular by the shore, and oversized connect four, a mini golf course and a nature trail are all big hits on land with kids of all ages.

These features mean that guests find themselves in unique lodgings with all the amenities they need and want- plus a personal touch.

Owner-operated resorts are often also set apart by the fact that their ownership is a family affair that spans generations. At Boyd Lodge, Mike Schwieters is a third-generation family owner. Many other resorts are run by the family. Parents take the lead with help from their children. Those kids grow up on the resort grounds, with cabin cleaning as their first job and resort guests as their first friends. Later, grandchildren of the owners enjoy the beach with the children of guests, playing together.

So take a look at all the owner-operated resorts of the Whitefish Chain and find yourself at a unique vacation destination that sees you as more than just a number.

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