We are Dan and Dawn Nelson and our story on the Island started back in 1967 when Dan's parents, Jim and Dorothy Nelson bought property on Jackson Harbor road. Dan grew up coming to the Island every summer as much as he could, camping on their property. His dream was to move to the Island, so of course he had to find a girl that would love the Island as much as he did. Well that was me, Dawn Cunningham. We were married in 1988 and it took some time to make it happen, but it did. After our 3rd child was born Dan got a phone call from Butch Gordon asking if Dan wanted a job with G&G Construction on Washington Island? Dan said "yes, we just need to sell our house". The house sold fast and we were on our way to fulfilling our dream! That was March of 1994.
We raised our family here, Courtney, Brittany, Hunter and Rachel and it was the best place to do that. They are all grown now and they have given us 5 grandchildren, along with some wonderful sons-in-law.
Being empty nesters, we wondered what our future held and we thought long and hard about it. Frog Hollow was our answer. Dan loves to make things beautiful and he loves to work at home. Well now he can do that. He's loves the Island and now he has a beautiful home he can share with the guests that come to visit his favorite place. What about Dawn? The Island is my favorite place too but I am a hairstylist along with our daughter Courtney at "The Lily Pad Salon" that will eventually be at Frog Hollow