Dear Friends,

We hope that you are all staying well. We would like to dedicate our message this week to everyone on the West coast of our country as they are enduring the awful tragedies of the raging wildfires. Even here in our slice of paradise the skies are seeing the effects of the smoke caused by the devastation. Please take a moment to send positive energy and healing thoughts to each person and each creature in harm’s way, and let us all pause and reflect to truly appreciate and cherish all of the gifts that we have in our lives.

The poem below comes from one of our long time guests, Bob Lindgren. Bob and his wife Sharon have not been able to visit for a few years, and recently Bob found the following writing in his email drafts folder. It was written on their last visit in 2017 and inspired by Dillman’s and the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins.

Quiet is the first sound.
It expands, intensifies,
Commands attention,
Announces its primacy.
Slowly, other sounds enter.
Lapping waters,
Whispering leaves,
A beating heart.
Listen! A plaintive loon calls
Searching for her, you suddenly see
Morning colors, muted yet intense,
Limning the East, suffusing the West,
Revealing the sun's intended path.
Cumulus overhead inch across the sky
You notice their movement
Only because you have dared
To listen to the Quiet.

Thank you Bob. Thank you all for taking the time to listen to the quiet and find your peace. Thank you for paying the calmness forward to one another and making the world a better place one simple action at a time. And thank you for your support through the years. You make our world brighter.

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

Please enjoy our images as we continue to capture the moments of the days.  

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 / Poem by Bob Lingren
photography by Scott Robertson and James Deskevich (unless otherwise credited)
White Baneberry by Sauntra Dillman Loar

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13277 Dillman's Way, Lac Du Flambeau, WI 54538
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Family-owned since 1918...
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