A step back in time
In an era when traditional family resorts are slowly disappearing in northern Wisconsin, Kimball Lake Resort is one of the few remaining in full operation in the Minong area. Updates for comfort and convenience have been made to the four 70-year-old lakeshore cabins but the vintage accommodations and peaceful surroundings remain familiar to the many families who have been making summer vacations a habit here through two or three generations.
Meet the Owners
Pete and Ann Miller bought Kimball Lake Resort in June of 2000, leaving professional careers behind and moving from the La Crosse WI area to live here fulltime in October of that same year.
Pete had worked 21 years in the sports department at the La Crosse Tribune while Ann had worked 10 years at Chileda Institute, a residential home for children with disabilities. Ann continued to work full-time in Spooner and Shell Lake caring for disabled adults but retired from that position in 2014 to devote full-time to our resort business. We are life-long residents of Wisconsin.
We intend to preserve, protect and improve the long tradition of an owner-operated northwoods family resort, appealing to everyone looking for a peaceful vacation on small, clean lakes.
Kimball Lake Resort was built by Walter and Anna Koch from the Chicago area in the late 1930s. The Kochs (who also used the spelling Cook) began the resort operation on the west shore of Lower Kimball Lake with a small home and 3 cabins. A fourth rental cabin was built in the early 1940s.
The resort has been in continuous family-owned operation since then, going through four ownership changes after the Kochs. Don and Betty Lake purchased the business in 1961 and sold to Marvin and Irene Ulm from Indiana in 1978. Jack and Marge Lewis of Streator IL bought the property in 1987 and eventually sold to the Millers in 2000.
Welcome to our resort
Owners Pete and Ann Miller
Max waiting for his guests
Our home and office