Serving Winnebago, Waupaca and Waushara
Back in 1961, Cliff and Judy Hahn, along with Ken and Barb Hahn, purchased the Orihula Ballroom. It started as a hobby for the young couples who were both operating farms and raising small children. The Orihula Ballroom was originally a part of the Orihula Resort, but had been operating as a separate enterprise for years. It was a large hall with no insulation and two coal furnaces for heat. The only running water was in the bathrooms and one line to the "bar". The "bar" was plywood on a frame and was painted pink. The "kitchen" consisted of a counter, a refrigerator, a very small grill and a pop tank. No water! The floors were rough cement.
In 1966, Cliff and Judy and their two sons, left the farm, bought out Ken & Barb and began transforming the Ballroom into what it is today. In the 1970's land was purchased and the Hahn-a-Lula Resort expanded by adding mobile homes for lodging and a spring-fed lake, complete with sandy beach, was dug.
Many improvements were made in the 80's and 90's. The Ballroom grew to accommodate 450 people in one sitting. In the past 50 years, Cliff and Judy along with the help of family members and many dedicated employees, the business has gone from a simple hall and bar to a modern resort complete with camping sites, RV park, swimming beach and fishing access. If you're looking for good food, comfortable surroundings, excellent fishing and great people, the Hahn-a-Lula Resort is the place to be. Give us a call to book your next family gathering, wedding or family vacation or simply just because, our staff is here to serve you!
Cliff & Judy Hahn