Dear Friends,

We trust and hope that you are all staying well. We would like to take a moment to wish all of our Jewish friends, family and neighbors a very Happy Hanukkah with peace and love for the year ahead. Hopefully everyone is figuring out how to safely celebrate their holidays this season, as we still need to work together to bring this pandemic to an end. It is continuing to take extra efforts on all of our parts and many of us are on the verge of exhaustion, but the consideration and respect for one another will be well worth it in the immediate and in the long run. While the usual travel, traditions and gatherings may not appear the same as in the past, that does not mean our spirits have to be diminished. Try to find the strength within yourself to spread joy through your daily gestures, your acts of love and generosity, by saying hello and smiling with your eyes even as your mouth is hidden behind your mask. It is not the norm by far, but then again nothing has been the norm this year. However, kindness and compassion can always be the norm and be the constant message. The world over is strong, the light will continue to shine and it begins within each and every one of us. Thank you for doing your part now and always.

This year we are keeping some of our units open for winter guests that need a little respite. We have adorned the outside of the lodge and buildings with festive attire, to further encourage the warm feelings of the holidays. We may have a few spots left, so please contact us for availability.

We also invite you to visit our new online gift shop filled with wonderful items to remind you of your favorite slice of paradise anytime of year. All orders received by December 18 can be shipped Priority Mail to arrive by Christmas.

Thank you again for being beacons of bright light in this world. Keep shining!

With our love and gratitude,
Sue, Denny, Steph, Todd, Scott and James

Please enjoy our images as we continue to capture the beauty of the world around us.  

P.S. If any of you have found inspiration in our photographs that have resulted in drawings or paintings, we would love to see them and share them! Please email your works to art@dillmans.comsubject line: INSPIRED MOMENTS – DILLMAN’S

writing by James Deskevich
photography by Scott Robertson and James Deskevich
Give the gift of Dillman’s this year and make someone’s season bright from the comfort and safety of your own home! Visit our new online store to choose from stoneware ornaments, branded apparel, art prints, gift certificates and more!

All orders received by December 18 will be shipped to arrive in time for Christmas.
has recorded a watercolor demo of poinsettias, just for Dillman's.

We are in the final stages of organizing our 2021 art workshop offerings and will be sending out our brochure soon! In the meantime, you may review our 2021 roster.
Mark Your Calendars!
We are pleased to announce… that Dillman’s Creative Arts Foundation was one of four prestigious recipients of the recent Wisconsin Tourism Joint Effort Marketing Grants!

This funding will be allocated to:

• Our annual Live at The Lake concert to be held at the resort on Saturday June 19, 2021
Featuring the musical talents of Pura Fe and Cary Morin.
• A Woodland Arts Workshop to be held Sunday June 20 through Wednesday June 23.
More details to follow soon so please check back so you may get your tickets and reserve your spot well in advance!
13277 Dillman's Way, Lac Du Flambeau, WI 54538
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Dillman's is a nostalgic vacation getaway on a lush, private peninsula with boating, beaches, tennis, biking & more. Perfect for family vacations, reunions and retreats our resort can accommodate guests in larger lake homes, charming lakeside cabins, contemporary townhouses and motel style units, and a rustic guesthouse. Pets are welcome. For special travel packages and promotions please visit

In addition to our family resort, we also offer art workshops through the Dillman’s Art Workshop Retreat which was founded by Sue and Dennis Robertson in 1978. Through the years our retreat has hosted thousands of students for art workshops at Dillman’s Bay Resort in Wisconsin and various international locations. The 4 and 5 day workshops are offered in lakeside art studios as well as plein air. Students are invited to bring their friends and family along on the trip to enjoy the relaxing resort environment. Local artists are also welcome to attend classes on a day student basis. The average class price is $70 per day. Information about our 2021 schedule of workshops in watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, collage, pocket sketching, fiber arts and more is online at

While continually striving to keep our workshop pricing competitive, we recognize that the costs may still be beyond the means of some. With that in mind partial scholarships / honorariums are available as we are committed to offering art workshops because learning is a life-long and fulfilling process. To apply please visit