2020 Season Update

We have all experienced or heard the proverbial phrase, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” which is precisely what we did!

The COVID-19 pandemic, border closure, and the Red Lake forest fire all made for what we would refer to as a bunch of lemons, so we decided to make the best of the situation and work on multiple projects to prepare the lodge for the 2021 season.

Jan had plenty of Country Time Lemonade, and all we had to do is get to work and that we did painting, building and repairing decks and boardwalks, completing phase one of our water systems, tearing out carpet, and of course, keeping the camp looking great!

Enjoy the pictures, take care, and get ready for an exciting 2021 season!

The Holiski’s

Project Pictures


The new water tower, ready for the new 1000-gallon water tank, tannin filter, and several other water treatment upgrades scheduled for the 2021 season.

The new water tower, no more climbing that 50-foot ladder to clean and perform maintenance. This is step one of our plan to update our water system for the entire camp.

We also built an addition on to the diesel shed to house our new backup generator, complete with relay switch, and ready to go in case of an emergency.

Jan putting the final touches to the boardwalk and Fish House.

Worked on the boardwalk to the Fish House, replaced boards, a new coat of paint, and added a safety step. Take a close look at how straight it looks, it is the best that I have seen it look in years! Again” Great job” Nate and Ben!

Now that’s a straight boardwalk!

Jan putting the finishing touches to the Fish House Bait House, Boat House and the Outhouse.

Jan putting the finishing touches to the Fish House Bait House, Boat House and the Outhouse.

Jan putting the finishing touches to the Fish House Bait House, Boat House and the Outhouse.

New gear platforms to help move gear to and from the barge.

New gear platforms to help move gear to and from the barge.

Jan added a fresh coat of trim paint the Fish House, our plans next year are to add stainless steel cutting tables and replace the old wood countertops.

Thanks to this crew who made everything possible! Great job gal and guys.

Nate and Ben built a new shore lunch site on Parker Lake “Thanks “to Maya’s supervision

We removed all of the carpets from the rooms of our two-story guest cabin and have the new carpet on order ready to install next spring.

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