Dear Friends,

We hope you have been staying well over the past few weeks since our last message, and that each of you were able to enjoy a restful, warm and safe Thanksgiving. We have finally arrived at December, the last month of this seemingly very long calendar year. It goes without saying that all across the globe we have been challenged in ways we have never experienced, and while we are making progress to find a cure the challenges are certainly continuing. It may feel difficult, or nearly impossible, right now to find your holiday spirit this season, but we ask you to dig deep and try with all your might. The world needs the good energy to keep flowing, especially this year. All too often the conversations over the past months have been about what we have all had to give up, how frustrating it has been to change our routines, how the anxiety of the unknown is taking its toll, how we just want to go back to the way it was ‘before’. It is true, we have all had to adjust greatly, some much more so than others. Many people have experienced immeasurable loss this year, and while the voids left in their hearts will never be completely filled their losses do not have to be in vain. Through our positive and giving examples we can keep the spirits alive of those that have gone before us. Through our actions we can offer comfort to those around us and even to strangers on the other side of the world. Let us look into the depths of ourselves and remember what truly matters in life; kindness, compassion and empathy toward one another. These are gifts that may be given at any time, not just reserved for doling out during the holidays. This energy can live within each of us and always be there when someone needs it most. This spirit does not discriminate or judge, it simply gives and breeds understanding and hope. Try to always keep this outlook at the forefront of your mind and particularly over the next few weeks and months as we face the bigger journey ahead. Tell and show the people in your life just how important they are to you, that they are not alone and let your brightness illuminate the path forward for you and for everyone near and far. 

Here at the resort our pace has slowed down as the blanket of winter slowly wraps itself around us. The gentle snowfalls transforming the forests into magical sugar coated wonderlands. The snowbirds foraging for sugar filled berries left behind from the summer. The squirrels searching for every last acorn that they hid in preparation of the months ahead. The lake starting to morph into a mystical frozen tundra. Another season of awe and wonderment awaits us and we are eager to try and capture and share the incredible beauty.

This winter, as our schedules have changed a bit, and we are keeping some of our units open until the end of January. We are so happy to offer guests a winter respite amid the peace and serenity of the beautiful Northwoods. If you are interested in stealing a few moments, please contact us for availability. We would love to welcome you and yours.

Thank you for being a part of our lives and for making it all worthwhile.

With peace, 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 17 will be shipped to arrive in time for Christmas.
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 over 12,500 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 2020 schedule of workshops in watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, collage, pocket sketching, fiber arts and more is online at (Up to date information and amendments to our schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be found here.)

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