Dillman's Bay Resort Guest

Just want to thank you for your wonderful hospitality during my stay painting with John Lovett. It was a wonderful experience. I miss Kona, your Golden Retriever, stopping in to say hello in the mornings.

Victoria B.

Thank you so much for your hospitality and kindness. The relaxed atmosphere and friendly guests are just right to get the creative juices flowing.

Jan D.

For our annual strategic planning retreat, we chose to take our staff and their families to Dillman's. It was the perfect setting-a great meeting space, the gorgeous beach and something for everyone to do. We got our work done and still felt like we were on a vacation-how can you beat that?

Susanne T.

We had a fabulous time this past week and want you to know that the Lesher reunion was successful because of the accommodations at Dillman’s. Everyone felt comfortable and relaxed right from the start. We were all impressed with your hospitality and also how well equipped the Annex is for guests. One of my daughters commented that she would happily go to your resort again.

We are so impressed with your resort and all that it offered that we are able to recommend it to our friends. The setting is absolutely perfect and we felt that for our group the Annex was the best place to be.

Ruth L.

I enjoyed Laura's workshop so much! The best collage workshop I've been to ever. I'm looking forward to next year already. It was fun for me to get to know everyone at Dillman's better too on the rides to dinner , the pontoon ride, and just hanging out at the desk now and then. Everyone is so gracious and helpful. Thank you.

Mona K.

Hi Sue and Denny, I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the time we spent with you and your family. The workshop with Tom Lynch was outstanding. He was so giving of his knowledge as an artist and teacher. In fact, I'm already rescuing some of my older paintings. Again thank you so much for this experience, you went beyond the expected.

Delores R.

Just a note to say thank you again. We really had a wonderful family trip. Dillman's was perfect. We all had a great time, especially the kids (they miss their trips to the lodge for hot chocolate every morning). I’ve attached a picture I took of the sunset from our cabin. We put together a collage of great pictures from the trip for my dad’s 91st birthday last weekend. We've also hung up our beautiful print of the boathouse. It looks terrific Denny and it really has us missing the lake. I have no doubt that we’ll be returning again.

Dawn, Monty, Hannah, and Jessica Allen

Dear Friends at Dillman’s Resort – We had a wonderful time at your resort. It is absolutely beautiful and we will definitely be planning a return trip. We are looking forward to our next trip to your lovely location

Liz and Tom S.

What a marvelous resort! We had a great time and hope to be back soon.

Mark and Jan B.

Dear Dennis and Sue – Just a short note here to let you know I’m looking forward with much anticipation to another wonderful 21 years of carving class with you at Dillman’s Lodge. It was and will continue to be one of the most outstanding weeks of the entire year for me. You have always been wonderful to us.

Jack P.

Denny and Sue – Just a note to say hello and thank you for a great week at Dillman’s. I’ve returned to reality and the house-building project, but always hate to come home after such a wonderful week in the peace and beauty of the Northwoods. Cathy’s class was great. She is such a dear person and a wonderful teacher. Hope I can implement some of what I learned. I’ll call you soon and hope to come to a class next year. My week there is a wonderful birthday present. You all make the whole week a joy.


Dennis and Sue – Thank you so much! All three of us thank you for a beautiful vacation. I was most impressed by how neat and tidy everything is and how much we could do to have a happy time. I have never had a better time away from home – even the rain was a pleasure. Thanks again and remember we will be back next summer.

Kate B.

Thank you so very much! We wish that we had more time as your property is beautiful.

Robert B.

Sue and Dennis – Our view of the lake was super! I am glad we stayed in Little Denmark. This place is conducive for creative expressions. To think that you’ve been having this type of workshop for years. So glad Betty and I chose to attend this Elderhostel. I keep learning so much.

Anne Clare H.

Dear Sue and Dennis – Thank you for the $100 Nita Engle scholarship which I received at the May meeting of the Lakeland Art League. I have long admired her fluid techniques and look forward to many more enjoyable experiences.

June S.

Dillman's Creative Workshop Attendees

Thank you for all of your hospitality and good spirit! A workshop week with you is complete happiness, inspiration and pleasure. I thoroughly enjoy myself when I visit and Joyce is a wonderful teacher!

Nancy S.

Hello to Everyone and the dogs,
We would like to thank you for the great accommodations at Grandview East. The place was exceptional, the staff was extremely nice and we were blessed with wonderful weather. We felt totally relaxed and enjoyed our visit tremendously, we did not want to leave this morning. We were pleasantly surprised to see all of the kitchen supplies, the cleanliness of the accommodations and the neatness of the entire resort. You have done a superior job! Thank you for welcoming us to your Resort.

Denise H.

Just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had last week at our reunion. Your resort is lovely - lots of things for everyone to do - and you daily involvement in activities makes it a real family retreat. Want to thank you for your reference to Rusty Putter. I was very happy with the meal they provided on such short notice. This was a wonderful experience for all of us - an opportunity for Tom and me to get to know the younger generations a little better.

Thank you for a memorable experience!

Tom and Simona F.

Thanks for the pleasant art workshop with Bridget Austin. It was an enjoyable experience and I returned home newly inspired and energized. The glorious weather and resort surrounding, an excellent workshop teacher, and very friendly and helpful staff made it all a very special time.

Barbara F.

I'm looking forward to another visit up there--the lake, the loons... I soooo wish I had found your place 15 years ago when Rio our dog was just a year old. It is the absolute most perfect place for person & dog! All the others I tried years ago from St Germaine to Rhinelander to Door County to Hayward never were quite so right as Dillman's.

Marlene S.

A big thank you for another wonderful week last week. It was so special for Betsy, Mike, Steven and myself. You help make it happen for many of us… by providing such an enjoyable resort setting.

John C.

Once you’ve stayed at Dillman’s you are spoiled for life.

Gordon and Pat R.

Dear Dillman’s – We really enjoyed staying with you. Thanks for trusting us with pets, kids and baby. Hope to see you again soon.

P.S. I’m glad my sister and her kids got to experience northern Wisconsin at it’s best!

Joe and Yu-Chin

Hi Sue and Denny, Steph and Todd – many thanks for the great week, especially, of course, for the personal attention to our anniversary. The cake Saturday night was indeed a heartwarming touch – well beyond our expectations. Our appreciation to all of you for a get-away that more than fulfilled all the self-indulged goals we had set for our “celebration”. We wish you the best of luck as you make the changes and continue to develop your beautiful corner of the world.

Jean and Dick H.

Dear Sue – George and I enjoyed every minute of our stay at Dillman’s Resort. Keep up the good work.

Ginny M.

Dennis and Sue, Steph and Todd – Thank you!!! I truly appreciated your giving the scholarships to the Lakeland Art League. More importantly for me was the opportunity to avail myself of the truly memorable Carrie Brown workshop. I returned home exhausted and energized! Your hospitality was unequaled and I plan to tell everyone of your special care to the beauty of your Dillman’s.

Sally L.

Dear Friends – thanks for a truly inspiring, artistically challenging 5 days. I loved it and your resort.

Anne G.

If you can’t be happy here, you can’t be happy anywhere

Amy W.

Dear Denny, Sue and Family – I just wanted to let you know what an awesome art experience I had last week at your place. I not only learned lots, but truly had a blast. Dilman’s is a truly amazing place…a Shangri-La. Thanks for all your help and for making the week so special!

Chris J.

Just took the class from Jeanne Carbonetti and enjoyed it very much. I am glad to know there is a place like yours to have such wonderful “getaways”.