One of Dillman’s Bay Resort’s cottages was used as a hideout for Baby Face Nelson as he fled the FBI shoot out at Little Bohemia. On the snowy night of April 23, 1934, Baby Face Nelson ran through the Powell Marsh. While trying to avoid capture he found Mr. Allie Catfish’s log cabin on the shores of White Sand Lake. Baby Face Nelson’s cover was blown when locals from the Lac du Flambeau Indian Reservation saw Allie wearing a Chicagoland double-breasted suit and wing-tipped shoes, which Baby Face had exchanged with Allie.
In the winter of 1935, Allie’s home was purchased and moved across frozen White Sand Lake on skids to Dillman’s peninsula. It was to be part of the newly forming resort's accommodations. The cabin has been remodeled and expanded many times over the years and today stands alongside the rest of the resort's fantastic accommodations, where "famous people come to visit", (according to a local golf professional from nearby Trout Lake Golf Course).
Stay at the legendary Northwoods Dillman's Bay Resort, which offers unparalleled northern hospitality and a great "hub and spoke" lakeside retreat.
We offer 1 complimentary room for every 20 paid rooms
Explore www.dillmans.com to view the 15-acre peninsula map, which shows the covered marina, 4 sandy beaches, large lakeside BBQ area, meeting room dimensions and facilities, café, lounge, and floor plans of the various accommodations.
Ask to see the video and book, Gangster Holiday, by local writer Tom Hollatz, of Dillinger's Northwoods experience, which includes the Dillman's Bay Resort cabin where Baby Face eluded the FBI. City gangsters appreciated the quiet and peace of lakeside retreats just as you will.
Would you like to create a MURDER MYSTERY based on John Dillinger's time in the Northwoods for your guests? Many groups gave enjoyed this activity in the past.
Let us answer any of your questions and help you tailor the perfect package for you and your group. View a four-day sample itinerary.
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