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Bayside, NY

#1 Jan 27, 2007
Anybody kwow anything about what is going on with this resort on Gulliver Lake?
Thanks David

Oshkosh, WI

#2 Jun 25, 2007
I was just by there on Sat. while up from WI. It is closed.I sent your remark to an old classmate up there and he said it opens, it closes,

Dothan, AL

#3 Jul 7, 2007
I live in Gulliver and Old Deerfield is CLOSED !!! The place has not been opened in two years...The owners have gone and left a I don't mean the Fischers....the people from down state that bought it and tryed to change it into something it wasn't...sure do miss all the great fun times we had there...sorry folks but that's the way it goes...

Dothan, AL

#4 Jul 7, 2007
Just talked with Marilyn Fischer who used to own Old Deerfield....she will be getting it back in Sept...the name will be changed back to Old Deerfield....YEA !!!! all the local people are so glad to have this happening...but, as you well know the season for resorts are about over in Sept. Marilyn will not be opening this year...but we can hope for next year...this is a wonderful place and will do all in my power to help the Fischer's to reopen...

Oshkosh, WI

#5 Jul 20, 2007
Nice to "see" people from UP NORTH commenting here. My folks used to own a house on
Gulliver Lake and I married a guy from Green School in 52. We ate at Old Deerfield now and then. IT doesn't LOOK bad, just a little "seedy and abandoned".

Gladstone, MI

#6 Jul 28, 2007
Old Deerfield needs alot work.
Growing up in Manistique and now spending my summers on Gulliver Lake it great to hear that Old Deerfield memories have a chance to be added to.
Our children share wonderful memories of the "sticky" buns served in the resturant. The highlight of one of their summers was taking their Grandma M to breakfast going over on our poontoon.

Mountain Home, AR

#7 Jul 28, 2007
I now live on Gulliver Lake and would not want to live any where else...we are all hoping to get the Fischer's back in there at O.D. just as much as everyone else...the last owners left lots of debt all over the place in Gulliver and else where, and it wil be up to the Fischer's to get that settled...keep them in your prayers...and, yes, I too have great memories of going father-in-law used to work there many moons ago and tells great stories from the 40's and 50's...about O.D....
Old Deerfield Oldie

West Des Moines, IA

#8 Mar 31, 2008
Please tell me it is true that Old Deerfield will be opening again. My parents went there before WWII on gravel roads. We went many years as a family; my husband and I went for one week of our honeymoon (when the Calverts still owned it.)Our grown children have many fond memories as well.
Marilyn Fischer Owner

Gladstone, MI

#9 Apr 10, 2008
I would like to thank everyone for the wonderful comment's that they have made concerning our beloved Old Deerfield Resort....we sold the Resort and Historic Inn three years ago because of health reasons....the people from Saginaw, MI, who wanted to purchase the resort, only made 6 payments in three years.....a terrible mess was left for us and we battled in the courts for two years. Now it is the spring of 2008 and we must start the task of finding out what damage was done to the water system, and everything else. Our plans are to re-open the twenty cottages around mid June, 2008 for the summer season....depending on what surprised we find!
I have started taking reservation for July and August and really appreciate all the wonderful guests that have visited or stayed at Old Deerfield over the past 75 years. We are not sure if the Historic Inn will be open yet....we are still in the process of obtaining our Liquor License back! We will only be able to do limited business, as my family members have very serious health issues! We may be reached at 1906W County Road 432 Gulliver, MI 49840.....ask for Marilyn or leave a phone message. I'm continuing to work at the Seul Choix Pointe Lighthouse, here in Gulliver and invite everyone to stop in and say hi at the Resort and Lighthouse! I miss you all and have really appreciated all the friends we have made in the past 26 years....most have become like family to us!
Thanks for your support! Love, Marilyn
wonderful news

Olive Branch, MS

#10 Apr 29, 2008
sure is great to see you here on this page Marilyn, and the news is great I have started telling people and the reaction is great...we would all love to see the likes of the old girl come back to life...whopieeee
sue from dayton

Dayton, OH

#11 May 4, 2008
jeesy peesy, marilyn!!! what great news!!! we are more that ready to come back to old deerfield. we have been coming to gulliver for over thirty years and hope you will have room for us in august. we too have great memories of old deerfield and all the fun our kids have had over the years. can't wait!!

United States

#12 May 9, 2008
You all make it sound like a special place. What is it?
wonderful news

Green Lake, WI

#13 May 19, 2008
its a beautiful restort on a lake in the U.P. it's like a family there and the people are wonderful....many families have been coming back for 40 to 50 kidding....we love it here...

United States

#14 May 23, 2008
Thanks. Hope it make a come back. Good luck
Ken in Indiana

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#15 Jul 8, 2008
Marilyn: How can we contact you? Would like to come back up in August too. Please email me at Thanks.

United States

#16 Jul 26, 2008
Marilyn. I so hope you are able to reopen the restaurant. We enjoyed many wonderful evenings there. We summer on the shore in nearby Manistique and really miss having a nice place close to home.
We drove by this afternoon and saw the grass was cut and there were cars at the cabins. It was so nice to see it almost back to normal.
Our fingers are crossed for the restaurant reopening.

Port Huron, MI

#17 Jul 27, 2008
Marilyn,I would like to know if you are open now.Please email me also.We have many wonderful memories.Good luck.Email me please at

Gladstone, MI

#19 Sep 15, 2008
Hey, Mad Viking Woman! First you give my family a historic lighthouse to work at. Followed by a beautiful historic inn....where much work and fun was to be had.....and a positon in a world reknown organization. Whatever comes next, I'm there for ya! Whew, what a ride!!!
sue from dayton

Dayton, OH

#20 Oct 10, 2008
Just to let everyone know... we stayed at Old Deerfield in August. They have done much work to get it ready again. I hope everyone who has stayed there in the psst will get in touch with Marilyn to reserve a cabin for next year. They have been through so much and so deserve the chance to see it filled with the kind of people who loved it in the past.
Bill from Lansing

Ann Arbor, MI

#21 Oct 26, 2008
Good news indeed!

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