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About Us

Our Resort

The Maples Resort
The Maples Resort

The Maples Resort

We, Vance and Dawn Rhew, are the proud owners of The Maples Resort, purchased from Dawn’s family, previously purchased by Don and Nancy Behke in 1968. Among the cabin offerings is the “original” Log Cabin, built by a team of Native Americans, followed by other cabins soon after.


Vance served 8 years in the Army of the first Gulf War and is retired from Home Depot. Dawn continues to work for a local land surveying company and run their rental business, The Maples Resort. They both love nature and truly enjoy all the wonderful serenity that Lake Paradise of Carp Lake has to offer. “It is all a gift from our Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ, and we are truly blessed, beyond measure, to offer our little piece of Paradise for others to enjoy - We know and believe: …but with God all things are possible (Matthew 19.26).”

About Paradise Lake

Paradise Lake is a stunning 1,900-acre body of water located in Carp Lake and Hebron Townships, renowned for its wide range of recreational activities. Despite its name, it’s humorously noted that no carp reside in this beautiful lake. Known for its pristine waters, Paradise Lake is a prime spot for water enthusiasts seeking aquatic adventures.


The lake is a haven for anglers, offering diverse fish species like largemouth bass, northern pike, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, and yellow perch. These species provide ample opportunities for fishing enthusiasts to test their skills and enjoy successful catches. Beyond fishing, Paradise Lake also caters to activities such as water skiing, jet skiing, tubing, knee boarding, along with relaxing pontoon rides and watching some spectacular sunsets and full moons.

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