Green Lake - Heidel House Resort

Green Lake Defines Fun

Green Lake is the deepest natural inland lake in Wisconsin.  With the deepest point of 243 feet deep, and a monster length of 7 miles long and almost 3 miles wide, there is plenty of “leg room” on our lake.  With sand bars, caves and awesome fishing, the lake sure is the main attraction in our community of Green Lake. But we have plenty of other things to do in case of adverse weather, so we make sure we are able to amuse and entertain, rain or shine!

Defining Fun

The 3 words I would use to describe the Wisconsin brand of fun are...

Free-spirited, original, lasting

The brand of fun in Wisconsin means...

We can help create, relive and revive fond, long lasting memories

Examples of Fun Experiences

To bring fun to life, we provide experiences like...

Encouraging “out of the box” thinking, free flowing creativity, and an opportunity to truly enjoy life’s pleasures.  We offer experiences of getting back to nature, learning our historical heritage, and letting our hair down on a Friday afternoon.  We encourage laughter, not only at each other, but at ourselves.  We provide outlets for creative (and not so creative) energy in the morning, and a relaxing picnic lakeside in the afternoon, and an evening of dancing with friends…both indoor and out.

I know our visitors are having fun because they’ve told us...

That they have been coming back here since they were children.  That coming to Green Lake is not only a vacation they look forward to, but that it’s a tradition.  A tradition with memories that are dear to the heart and that they are creating new memories with their own families now.  They tell us that they keep coming back because of our laid back, open door hospitality; no one is a stranger, and there are certainly no strangers – “just friends we haven’t met yet”

Tips for Others in the Industry

We’re making sure our visitors/customers experience fun by training our staff...

To ask the right questions.  “What is there to do”…is followed by a few quick questions about where they came from, who are they traveling with, and how much time do they have.  With that, we personalize the Green Lake experience.  Whether it be an afternoon of boating, hiking, biking or sight-seeing in Amish Country, a hot air balloon ride or horseback riding…we make sure we help them find just the right mix of things  to do for their family (or group) while they are visiting us.  We have free movies in the parks, free concerts and farmers markets, not to mention science and art workshops (for the young and old) and of course, the ever-popular shopping, we don’t have a shortage of things NOT to do.

Best Partnership Practices for the Industry

Our community collaborates to promote fun by...

Working with all of our entities to create a fun-filled, never-boring experience.  We have several community groups who are all working together to make our visitors and guests have the experience they are looking for to get them to come back again and again.  Each of our groups supports an event or an experience on any given day of the week. 

We’re able to promote the brand of fun by partnering with the Department through...

The website listings of events and happenings in our community and around the state.