Our History

Eagle Shores History   Eagle Shores Resort is one of the classic resorts dating back to the late 1920's. Our resort brings you the "Traditional Northwoods Charm" of the past. Originally built as an "American Plan" resort (meals were included) the resort was brought into its prime by Felix and Inez Styza around 1930 and called Styza's Birchwood Lodge. The resort enjoyed a reputation as one of the premier American Plan resorts through the 40's, 50's and 60's.

The resort was purchased by Ginny and Rudy Santarius in 1964 and renamed to Wisconsinaire. For 15 years the tradition continued with Wisconsinaire remaining as one of the leading Northern Wisconsin American Plan resorts. The resort was sold in 1978 and was later reposessed in 1986. Due to circumstances at the time, Ginny and Rudy decided to close the dining room and operate the resort as a housekeeping facility by adding kitchens onto the existing units. The resort was also renamed to Eagle Shores at that time.

In 1994 the resort was sold to myself (Ginny and Rudy's son, Jim), my wife Jan and our two children, Jill and Joe. My daughter Jill lives in the Minocqua area with our grandson Hunter. My son Joe currently lives and works in Minneapolis, MN.

Again we welcome you to our resort and hope you will have a chance to stay with us.

About this Web Site

I have also been involved in computer programming and systems development for over 28 years and since I currently operate (in addition to the resort) a computer programming, consulting and web services company - NCC Technology Group, this web site is running off my web hosting service using one of the latest web site content management system frameworks.  Please let me know if you find any problems or have any suggestions.  And of course, if you know anyone who needs a web site developer have them give me a call!