Announcements & Happenings
February 21, 2017
Welcome to our new Web Site.
We have been online with our new web site for several weeks now and everything seems to be working properly. New reservations are being made and submitted using the form included and we are getting requests for more information via the “contact us” form. Each morning that I update my reservation program, the “Availability” chart also updates so you can see exactly which cabins are available. The site offers many new features and should be much easier for guests to navigate. The new features include:
• New Graphics
• Google Maps
• New Photo Galleries
• Cleaner Links
• A totally new “Availability” chart directly connected to the resorts Reservation software.
• Designed for use with all computers, tablets and smartphones
• And much more.
I am looking forward to the new season. The last few days have been very warm, our snow and ice are melting and thoughts are turning to open water. Actually, the lake is covered with water right now since it has been raining and melting all day. Things are going to start changing quickly now although I’m sure we still have some surprises from this winter before it’s over. For those interested, one up-coming event is our annual “Ice Out Contest”. We run the contest on our FaceBook page and we’ll start accepting entries about the middle of March. Keep an eye on the Pine Ridge Resort FaceBook page. Click the icon at the top of each page on this web site.
Please let us know if you have any questions about the resort or our cabins. There are several weeks this coming summer that are completely filled but there are many other weeks with openings in both our two and three bedroom cabins.
I would like to offer our sincere “Thank You” to a couple of people who made the new site possible. First, Jeremy Hier, a long time guest, took most of the photos of our cabins and, over the years, has provided us with many photos of our wonderful wildlife that you will see throughout the site and in the photo galleries. Jeremy still considers himself an “amateur” photographer but his work for us was of the highest quality. His studio Is “BlueEagle Photography” and he can be found on FaceBook under that name.
Shelly Summer, of Midwest Captions in Brainerd, spent many, many hours designing and building the new website. The last couple of weeks before we went live were full of changes and alterations as we reviewed the emerging site, preparing for publication. Shelly was all patience. Her knowledge, expertise and professionalism made the site’s construction go very smoothly.
One of the key features of the web site is our “Availability” chart. On it are listed our cabins and a calendar of the upcoming vacation season. You can instantly check the availability of any cabin for any week from May through October by clicking the link below. Scroll through the weeks to find the time period you are interested in to see which cabins are available.
There aren’t many of our guests who get up to watch the sun rise but Jamie Daby, here with his family, was up with his iPad Air one day the week of June 14 -20. He took a time lapse video of the event and sent me a link. Check it out. That’s Grandpa Wipplinger getting his boat ready for an early morning outing in the lower right hand corner.
Click here to watch video