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Events at The Barn

The Barn at Five Lakes is a premier event venue nestled between Vergas & Frazee, MN. Not your average barn, our horse stalls and hay mow are perfect for events of all sizes & purposes. The Barn is open seasonally from May through the middle of October.  As of 2024, we no longer host weddings at The Barn.

The Barn is a full-service venue. We offer:

  • Gathering space – a variety of meeting space & set-ups
  • Catering – from snacks to a full meal, a variety of menu choices
  • Bar service – hosted drinks to a cash bar, special orders & kegs are available
  • Lodging – 9 comfortable cabins are located along the shore of Lake Five
  • Venue Coordinator – to help you plan your on-property events

The lower level of The Barn is a fully finished space that boasts three “horse” stalls, open spaces for small gatherings and two bathrooms. Perfect for social gatherings or small meetings, this space can be configured in a way to best suite your needs.

The hayloft of The Barn is a natural, gorgeous, open space ready to hold your event. Great for meals or meetings, the ambiance of this space will appeal to all your guests.

All events are catered by Fair Hills Resort. Choose from our full menu that has something to suite everyone’s tastes.

History of The Barn

The Barn was originally built in the 1940s.  Back then, Five Lakes Resort was used as a private hunting camp for Mr. W. B. Bollenbach. He often had sheep on the grounds, though they used existing Quonset mainly as their home. The original Barn saw a variety of animals over the years until the Kaldahl family, owners of Fair Hills Resort, purchased the Five Lakes property in 1976.

Not being in the farming business, Fair Hills used the Barn for other purposes. Many teens from the late ’70s to late ’80s remember coming out to Five Lakes and sleeping in the hay mow for a night away from parents. The ’90s also saw staff excursions to the barn for team building outings.

In 2009, the Barn had fallen into enough disrepair that is was time to either give it a huge renovation or demolish it completely. With the end goal to house Beth & Dan Schupp’s horses, the Barn began renovations in 2010. Right around this time, the “Barn Wedding” trend started to emerge and the decision to change the Barn to house events instead of horses was made. The Barn renovations were completed in 2012 and facility hosted its first wedding in the fall of that year. The Barn hosted groups, meetings, parties and weddings from 2012 – 2023.  Now The Barn is perfect for groups and small celebrations, as it has been retired as a wedding venue.

Visit Our Other Properties

Whether you’re looking for a quiet getaway, an all-inclusive family vacation, a beautiful course for a round of golf, or an amazing event venue…

The Fair Hills Family of properties has something for everyone.

Fair Hills Resort
Wildflower Golf Course
Barn at Five Lakes