Klines Resort is dedicated to helping retirees, snowbirds, and empty-nesters discover an active, fulfilling, community-minded lifestyle in our beautiful lakefront resort setting. We provide a supportive and affordable environment for independent retirement living, with a variety of housing options, including manufactured homes, park models, and seasonal RV sites.
We invite you to explore our unique community. Examine the benefits of owning a home, park model, or RV on one of our full service sites. Imagine the freedoms of the Resort lifestyle. See for yourself why so many make Klines Resort their home at the lake!
You can also check out a wonderful article written about Klines Resort in Encore’s July edition by clicking here.
In the 1930's, Albert & Myrna Hines began developing "Hines Resort" as a fishing camp, offering waterfront camp sites and primitive cabins for weekly rental. The rest of the 160 acre property was agricultural.1930s
In 1962, Paul Kline purchased the property for farming with the agreement that Albert and Myrna would continue to operate their resort. But within a few short years the Hines were no longer able to do so, and the Klines moved their 7 - soon to be 8 - children to the tiny lake house. Paul & Joyce put the kids to work and gradually transformed the property. A real tree lover, Paul planted a variety of native and specialty trees throughout the property and planned for significant green space.1962
In 1995, son Phil & his wife Tama moved "home" to allow Paul & Joyce a well-earned retirement.1995
In 1997 they initiated a "Ten Year Plan" of renovations and infrastructure improvements. Lakefront sites were moved above the flood plain; sewer and lift station were installed. The marina was dredged and a new boat ramp and fish house installed. North Beach Loop was constructed, providing new home sites and parking space. Roads, storm drains, sidewalks, and golf cart paths were added or rebuilt. Major improvements to the water system included a water tower, water treatment plant, new mains and fire hydrants. The new office opened in 2000 along with improved service areas for waste disposal, fenced storage, rental carports and garages.1997 - 2000
After multiple renovations, the clubhouse was ultimately demolished and reconstructed in 2011. The entry road was rebuilt with turning lanes, bike lanes and a roundabout in 2009.2009 - 2011
Landscaping and our lovely bronze sculpture were added in time for the Resort's 50th anniversary party in 2015.2015
The community now includes 159 manufactured homes, 42 park models, and 43 RV sites. The 164 acre property has over half a mile of frontage on Portage Lake, a third of which is wetland and woods. Trails and golf cart paths are available around much of the undeveloped space, and cash crops are raised on 35 remaining acres.Present