Mantrap Lodge

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Location: Park Rapids, MN

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Mike and Lola are once again off to looks like they are having a fun time!!

The Busy Beaver Boys (aka Jeff and Mike) have returned to lounge lizards!! Jeff is sick with a cold and Mike is still finding excuses to go to town!!

The new Busy Beaver girls have taken the lead (Dianne & Natalie)--GO GIRLS!! Thank goodness we are so exceptional at our jobs may be even theirs. We have decided we are the "Employees of the Week."

Lola's weather report: SUN, SUN!!! We are very thankful for some much needed warm weather.

The lake is high, and the flowers are blooming!! It looks to be a great week ahead for Mantrap!

Monday, May 28, 2007


Was he color blind when he picked out his fishing pole??hmmmm?

Lori & John relaxing in the porch~how sweet~

Campfire fun!! Sue, Ali, Secily (the nanny), Julie, Lori, John, Jenny, Helmet, and all the kids!!

The first hayride of the season!! Yipee!!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Lola's weather report:

Lola says it's time to get some rest--sleep, sleep, and more sleep!

Carol and Daryle Jendro, cabin #2 guests. They are on their way home from a weekend full of rain at Mantrap!! Safe travels~ Hope to see you next year!

Leah and Sarah sneaking in the caboose for a tour!! Just love these girls!

What a lovely guest!!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Look at these two cuties. This is Melissa and Adrianna~ They are just the sweetest guests. We hope to see their family next year!

Here is Jenny, Warren, and Natalie!!!

Wow, we sure look good!

Look at that sweet, sweet Warren~

Our fun friends have arrived. Here is "Jenny from the block"!!

Wow, doesn't she look thrilled to be at Mantrap?

She is the coolest gal around!!! Cheers for Jenny~

It's time---Pick Your Cabin!!!

You can't beat this beautiful resort. Call now to reserve your week that can be yours for a lifetime!!

We want to invite you to our little piece of heaven in the Northwoods.

We are gearing up for our Memorial Weekend Rush!! We have guests arriving for the first official season holiday.

We are ready for your arrival~

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Alex the biggest Viking fan!! He is just soooo cute!!

More resort chores are on the way for Dianne and Natalie.

FLOWERS, FLOWERS, and more FLOWERS need to get planted. With all the rain the resort will be in full color.

Here is the birthday boy!! How cool~
What a good-looking guy.

Lola's weather report: It is a gloomy day at Mantrap. We are hoping for some sun.


We all hope you have a great day filled with lots of white cake and chocolate frosting. You are the best!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Happy Birthday to my dancing "hunk".

Love from Dianne.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Lola's weather report:
It's raining cats and dogs today at Mantrap!! Bring your rain gear!!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

The "Busy Beaver Boys" in action.

They are hard at work painting the pool.

P.S. Mike, please stay away from the edge of the pool. We are out of bandages.

The cute Swyter couple!! It was there first time at Mantrap Lodge celebrating their first anniversary. We look forward to their next visit :)

Lola's weather report!! Lola says, "it's sweater weather at Mantrap."

Check out the chilly forecast:

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Mike and Lola are taking a break!

Don't be alarmed by Mike's head wound. While working on the "empty" pool he decided to take a dive to the bottom.

Jeff is enjoying the worlds largest popcorn ball.

(He has just consumed 10,000 calories. He will have to bike an extra 4 hours--poor Jeff)

Mike & Jeff are finished.

The new sign is up! Be sure to check it out on your travels.

Cleaning interviews have begun. We will be hiring the best of the best for our special guests!!

Friday, May 18, 2007

The Gift Shop is up and running!!

Check out the new merchandise.

Dianne and Natalie finished it today. Here is the final result!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


I LOVE IT! :) :)

The Birthday Bash!!

Natalie and Jeff's B-Day Cake, YUM YUM!

(Will Jared get one of these??? May 23rd)

You will have to wait and see :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Yes you've guessed it---THE BUGS ARE BACK!!

Don't forget the bug spray, you will need it.

If Mike would only put one of these in the lodge bathroom...hmmmmm~

Another New Addition~

Mike is hard at work re-modeling the lodge bathroom!!

So many new things to look forward to this summer. GO MIKE!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Natalie will be arriving next Wednesday!!
She is finishing up her finals at the University of Wisconsin Stout, and will be graduating December 2007 with her degree " B.S. Retail Merchandising and Management with a minor in Business." Only one more semester left!

A lot of work still needs to get done before the summer starts, and she is just thrilled to be coming back.

This will be Natalie's third summer working at Mantrap, but she has been coming to the resort as a guest for many years--even before the Wah family took it over 13 years ago!! Her familiarity and "guest perspective" just adds to the overall strength and success of Mantrap!!

She describes Mantrap Lodge as: "Her little piece of heaven."

The resort has been a part of her life as a family retreat for many years, and now it has grown into something truly special!!

Cheers for Mantrap~

Can You Feel the Heat?? It was another beautiful day at Mantrap!!

More progress is being made:

Dianne is hard at work making new curtains for the cabins.

Jeff is also helping her with assemblying the curtain rods.

Haven't heard anything on Mike lately~hummm, what could he be up too??

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Come enjoy the view!!

This is the view guests can expect to have from the porch--how lovely!

Minnow Race Memories~How cute!!