The Patjashs own 1,100 feet of lakeshore along
Lake Delta, which offers a good supply of northerns, bass,
bluegills, muskies and trout. Public lake access is available at
the nearby Lake Delta campground.
With seven years of advertising on the Internet, at
www.scenicdrive.com, the Pajtashs have started attracting people
from around the country to stay at their quaint little resort
deep in Wisconsin's Chequamegon Forest.
The resort's location in the center of Bayfield County also
allows guests to travel extensively in the area, Terry said, as
they are an hour or less away from Ashland, Hayward and
"Day trips are easy, and you can come home to a nice, quiet
cabin," Terry said.
Even with all the national exposure they have received over
the Internet, the Pajtashs still depend on loyalty from the
"Our bread and butter is our local customers," Patty said. "We
definitely go for a family atmosphere."
One of the best reasons for families to bring their kids to
Scenic Drive Resort, according to Patty, is "youth social
director" Arianna, 10, and her 6-year-old assistant, Wyatt.
The Pajtashs' two children love hanging out with the younger
guests, and showing them around the place where they grew up.
As a community gathering place where people share hunting and
fishing stories, the Pajtashs' bar and grille is also the local
hot spot for Green Bay Packers fans who stop by during every game
to cheer on Wisconsin's beloved football team.
"We ring the bell whenever there's a touchdown," Arianna
A sign at the intersection of Scenic Drive clearly designates
the resort as "Packers Country," but the owners are willing to
accommodate out-of-state loyalties.
"We do accept Vikings fans at our establishment," Patty says,
Whether rooting on the Pack, staying at a cabin or just
stopping by after work, guests can enjoy a full menu of meals
from the grille, which is open Monday 4-10 p.m., and the rest of
the week, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Their specialties include a ribeye steak sandwich and buttered
grilled asparagus, and the newest items are Asiago stuffed olives
and chicken chipolte poppers.
Every Tuesday is Rib Night, featuring Sir Charles Savannah's
"Many of the customers have claimed its the best in Bayfield
County," Patty said.
Having reached this level of familiarity in the area is a
dream come true for the Pajtashs, who have already reached
several goals in their 14 years of owning the resort, including
remodeling the cabins and building a new lodge.
Growing up in Ashland, Terry met Patty in Duluth and they
chose Delta to try out their shared vision of owning their own
"The real jewel of Delta is its people," Terry said. "If the
people didn't support us, we'd be gone a long time ago."
Two people, Rick and Susan Davis, have been particularly
instrumental in helping them along, as Patty calls the couple
"They taught us that we're not just selling a beer or a cabin;
we're selling memories here," Patty said. "So, I hope we're
selling many good memories."
|To reserve a cabin at Scenic Drive Resort,
call 715-372-4336, or 715-413-0761 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The
resort is located south of Highway 2 off County Trunk Highway H
at 12770 Scenic Drive, Iron River, WI, 54847.
| HOSTS - Terry and Patty Paftash stand behind the bar
of the main lodge at Scenic Drive Resort in the town of Delta,
where they serve a variety of meals, from rib-eye steak
sandwiches and buttered grilled asparagus to their well-known
ribs with Sir Savannah Style Sittn' Sauce for every Tuesday's Rib
Night. They also hold Green Bay Packers parties for local fans of
the green and gold.
| COZY QUARTERS - The five cedar cabins at Scenic Drive
Resort date back to the early 20th century and weree remodeled in
the 1990's. Each one includes a stove, dishes, cooking utensils,
refrigerator, skillets, toaster, coffeemaker, barbeque grill, bed
linens, and blankets.