Fair Hills Resort: Spotlight Retreat

Written by: Geneva Nodland

Fair Hills Resort is home to many special memories for family and friends, but they host another group of individuals who have quite a bit of fun. Companies from all different areas and industries have traveled to the resort for games, boating and loads of fun. The team at Spotlight was recently welcomed by Fair Hills Resort for just that!

Working with the Fair Hills team was seamless. From planning the events to preparing the menu to any other logistical pieces, our day went off without a hitch. They executed all of the activities and took care of everything so that our team could enjoy our retreat.” -Jenny Johnson

When we think of “work retreat” many different things could cross our minds, but your next office trip might be closer than you think. Fair Hills Resort, located on Pelican Lake near Detroit Lakes, offers a variety of accommodations for conferences, retreats, workshops and more. Spotlight visited the resort for a day full of team-building activities, delicious food and good company.

Arriving at the resort, our team was welcomed by the Fair Hills Resort staff and was shown around the main area at the resort. We spent our morning in the Pavilion, a spacious area that doubled as a minute-to-win-it challenge ring and a meeting place for our group.

Planning a meal for your family can be stressful, so planning a meal for the entire office? That’s not something that you need to worry about when it comes to this visit. The Fair Hills team worked with us to cater a delicious meal for our group.

The highlight of the day was being a part of the annual Big Pelican Boat launch, where their 55-foot boat is launched into the water for the first time that year. Once in, our crew loaded onto the boat and got a cruise around the beautiful Pelican Lake, complete with a full food and beverage service on board.

Fair Hills has a variety of amenities and spaces to host whatever your company might need for your visit to the lake!

No matter who your company is, or what you do, you can find a fulfilling day at Fair Hills Resort. They have hosted groups ranging from exercise equipment companies to religious groups to class reunions to farm credit services to tech companies—the sky is the limit for the team at Fair Hills!

Once we docked, we waited our last few moments at the resort in the lobby, some around the crackling fire, some talking with new friends, and, yes, some visiting the gift shop.

From the easy planning beforehand to the impeccable service while visiting, and even to the heartfelt goodbye as we loaded onto our bus back, our team was thoroughly impressed with our retreat out to Fair Hills Resort!

Fair Hills Resort

24270 Co. Hwy 20
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

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Geneva is an Editor at Spotlight Media and writes for Fargo Monthly, Trendsetters and Fargo Inc. She is also a professional photographer.