Built in 1917, the Wigwam began as a private resort getaway for local businessmen and their families. It became incorporated in 1918 and was turned into a night club in connection with the local Klimek’s Lodge. It exchanged hands again in 1947, when most of the remodeling began. Since Tom Briggs purchased the resort in 1998, he’s added the Cabana Bar and many of the independent structures throughout. As one of the more senior resorts on the point, Wigwam Resort continues to thrive as one of Lake of the Woods’ most active getaway destinations and guided fishing and tourism hot spots. It has also been home to wedding receptions, holiday family gatherings, and reunions.