Great Lakes Vacations


Seasons come and go in the Great Lakes area, but the outdoor fun never stops.

During the spring and summer months, boating, golfing and hiking are the activities of choice. Hunting takes precedent in the Midwest during the fall months. And in the winter, guests strap on their ice skates and skis, or tour vast stretches of unspoiled beauty by snowmobile.

Near the shores of Lake Michigan, a pair of Wisconsin resorts offers several opportunities to get away and play. Resort-style living here means hitting the links, the tennis courts, the lake - or simply heading out for a scenic hike.

Venture west and you'll find Iowa's great lakes, also known as the "Corridor of Opportunity." Here, Spirit Lakes offers everything an outdoor enthusiast could possibly want in a get-back-to-nature getaway: golfing, fishing, boating, ice fishing, cross country skiing and more.

Four-crown luxury, and more outdoor fun, can be found in Minnesota, where you can enjoy access to a private lakeside beach or one of Golf Digest's Top 100 courses in America. Experience all that this region has to offer any time of year. Book your Great Lakes vacation today!
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West Oaks
Arnolds Park, IA US
West Oaks invites guests to enjoy luxurious living on West Lake Okoboji, the deepest, most popular lake in a chain of 5 spring-fed, glacial lakes. In the summer, there are unlimited recreational opportunities right outside the door. Guests in the off-lake units enjoy bedroom Jacuzzis, while those on the lake can step onto a patio overlooking the water. At the resort enjoy the two outdoor pools, the indoor pool, community room and more.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 11:00
Check-in Days: Saturday

Important Information
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Security deposit required upon check-in at the resort.
Clover Ridge
Panora, IA United States
At Clover Ridge, you'll find so many ways to enjoy your stay. In addition to the inviting shores of Lake Panorama, where you can spend your days sunning and swimming, you can hit the links at the 18-hole Lake Panorama National Golf Course, which also includes practice greens and a driving range. Two outdoor tennis courts and an outdoor swimming pool offer even more ways to relax, and you can keep up your workout routine at the Fitness Center. When you've worked up an appetite, the on-site restaurant offers a variety of flavorful dishes.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Sunday

Important Information
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Multi Floor With No Elevator Access: Yes
  • Amenities and area attractions are seasonal.
  • Minimum age check-in is 21.
  • Housekeeping fee: Housekeeping Fee for Reservations less than 7 Nights: There may be a 34.00 to 49.00 U.S. dollars for all units, per stay.
  • You must contact the resort in advance if arriving after 5pm. 641-755-3050
Sunrise Cove at Village West
Spirit Lake, IA US
This resort is a journey into America's great outdoors with all of the creature comforts of a fine resort. In the winter months, engage in ice-skating, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling through the countryside, or ice fishing. The indoor heated pool, hot tub, and mini-golf course will keep you warm and toasty when its chilly out. In the warmer months, enjoy boating, and fishing right off on Village West's sandy beachfront. Enjoy a gorgeous biking and hiking trail as well. Additional amenities include conference facilities for company trips, shops, bar, on-site restaurant, boat rentals, exercise room and indoor and outdoor pool. This is a perfect getaway for active families.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Sunday, Friday, Saturday

Important Information
  • Minimum age check-in is 21.
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Contact the resort prior to confirming the vacation to request any special needs during your stay.
  • Resort cannot honor unit upgrades or moves.
  • Some units will have stairs leading to and within the unit as well.
  • Resort has 3 levels and not all are accessible by elevator and require stairs to access.
  • Please check with resort for smoking policy.No smoking in units: could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
Holiday Inn Club Vacations Fox River Resort
Sheridan, IL US
Holiday Inn Club Vacations Fox River Resort is located along the shores of the Fox River. The seven-acre stocked lake provides an ideal environment for outdoor fun such as canoeing and fishing. Waterskiing and boating are not allowed on the lake. Resort activities feature an outdoor pool open Memorial Day through Labor Day, an executive nine-hole par 3 golf course, miniature golf, tennis courts, basketball courts, and volleyball. Pirate’s Cay Indoor Water Park is 31,000 square feet of indoor, year-round fun! The water park features a bucket dump with a pirate-themed splash play area, lazy river, and four slides. The completely glass-enclosed recreational area is climate controlled and features a retractable roof for pleasant days. The entry building includes Subway® and Mama DeLuca’s® Pizza, a souvenir gift shop, The Sand Bar for cocktails, arcade, along with party/event space, changing rooms, and showers. Please visit for hours of operation and event updates.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Friday, Saturday

Important Information
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Multi Floor With No Elevator Access: Yes
  • Security deposit required upon check-in at the resort.
  • Fees or deposits are charged for some amenities.
  • Credit card imprint required upon check-in at the resort.
  • There is a fee for waterpark admission.
  • Mandatory fee: Security deposit is 115.00 local currency. Only Credit Cards accepted Imprint required at check-in
  • The 1-N-3 Year Rule applies to all HICV resorts. If you own at Fox River you may travel back to the resort annually. 1 in 3 year rule means non Fox River owners cannot confirm again for 3 years to the month down to the start date of the week confirmed 3 years prior. Members can confirm other HICV resorts the next year.
  • Owners must have their week reserved or deposited a minimum of 30 days in advance of the start date for the spacebank to be verified. Owners cannot deposit on line. Owners must call 800-613-0310.

Iven's on the Bay (Breezy Point, MN). Although Iven's is a great choice for fine dining, the upscale restaurant's dress code is anything but haughty ("wear what makes you comfortable"). Expect fresh seasonal dishes prepared with herbs from the restaurant's own garden.

The Okoboji Fudge Factory (Spirit Lake IA). Watch fudge as its being made, and then sample a finished batch. Among the more than 40 items on the menu: truffles, chocolate creams and hand-dipped Bear Paws. A variety of crafts and other souvenirs are also available.


52 Deacon's Lodge. Touted as Arnold Palmer's first design and rated as one of America's Top 100 public courses by Golf Digest, this championship course is built around three wilderness lakes. Of course, this is just one of literally hundreds of great courses to play throughout the Great Lakes region.

Catch your dinner. You name it, you can probably fish for it: walleye, bass, muskie, crappie, sunfish, trout, bluegill. There are 420 lakes just within the Detroit Lakes area of Minnesota alone.


Historic Holmes Theatre (Detroit Lakes, MN). The Playhouse 412 theatre group and other performers will entertain you in the remodeled auditorium.

RiverEdge Galleries (Mishicot, WI). This art gallery with outdoor sculpture garden along the banks of the East Twin River was once a meat market.

Go for a scenic drive (Detroit Lakes, MN). Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you drive around the lakes and wooded areas in this area of Minnesota, and stop at one of the many painters' and potters' studios along the way.


Schroeder's Department Store and Red Bank Coffeehouse (Two Rivers, WI). Visit one of the country's oldest independent department stores, family owned since 1891, for additions to your wardrobe. Then rest your feet in the coffeehouse where you can enjoy a wide selection of some of the world's finest coffees.

Wren's Nest (Spirit Lake, IA). More than 75 artisans display their handcrafted creations here year-round.