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Vacation up north at

Crow Wing Crest Lodge

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(New website under construction.  We apologize for alignment issues throughout this current site as our new computer system spars with our old website software.)

Smack dab in the heart of Minnesota 's "northwoods" (between Park Rapids, Itasca State Park and Walker, MN, Leech Lake), our 19 cabin family fishing resort invites you to relax, dangit, and have some fun!


Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Cabins & fishing meet reflexology

at Crow Wing Crest Resort"  June 2015



Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Don't own your own cabin? These resorts will make you

feel as if you do"  June 2013



Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Best 5 Resorts in the Upper Midwest"  June 2007



St. Paul Pioneer Press

"A Week at the Lake!" Beth Gauper  April 2007



Midwest Living Magazine

 Editor's pick: Top MN resort!  June 2006


             Two-minute film Tour of Resort






We specialize in three things:

  • FISHIN':  trophy walleye, good northern & bass, and endless pan fish,


  • Activities (Bingo, kid's crafts, bead lady, pool table tournament, kids nature activity, board game & movie night, hillbilly golf, Norwegian volleyball, fishing contest, sing-a-longs, potluck luau . . .)

  • Amenities  (big BEACH, pontoon, playgrounds, campfires, on-site nature trails and bird watching, mini-carousel, mini-Ferris wheel, game rooms, lodge and snack bar . . .)

  • Area Attractions (Bike trails, Itasca State Park, ATV trails, music/craft festivals, petting zoo, waterslides, horseback riding, winery, golf, antiques, museums . . . )

  • and FEELIN' GOOD:  Lakeside sauna, drum circles, aromatherapy classes, and on-site services of reflexology, massage, spa services galore!

Meet the owners, Kim & Big John

Aromatherapy and on-line store

Reflexology - what's this?

Spring Healer's Retreat

Groups & Classes


    Mentioned in an article of the New York Times for our non-toxic resort policies, we recycle lake water onto our grounds, use organic herbicides and pesticides, and make our own natural cleaning products.  Click here to see article and learn more about our other "green" habits . . .



Makin' memories with friends and kinfolk are things that count the most. 


See what our guests say about us! 

View a YouTube video tour of the resort from one of our guests!






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Our historic LODGE, built in 1898, with stone fireplace and seating up to 50, is our social center right on the water. 


FREE Wireless high speed internet access!



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CABIN Rentals:  Both luxuriously new and traditionally rustic to choose from, we offer a variety for any budget (we also have two campsites)Guaranteed clean (non-toxic, chemical-free, too!).



What a great value!  Get this:  it's only an average of $37 person, per night in prime time SUMMER (based on the weekly rate and suggested number of people in any given cabin) to vacation here at our lakeside resort

Where else can you get such a wholesome opportunity for a family vacation that includes

  • your lodging (a well stocked home-away-from-home on the lake),
  • a full size kitchen to cook your own meals if you wish,
  • access to a big sandy beach, spring fed lake, dock space & cement ramp, pontoon & fishing boat rentals, complimentary use of canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, lakeside sauna, on-site forest trails, park areas & playground equipment, camp fire rings, volleyball/basketball/horseshoe game courts,
  • scheduled educational activities galore,
  • holistic healing practitioners available on-site,
  • guaranteed wild critter encounters (chipmunks count, right?),
  • fresh unpolluted air, nature's miracles to notice everywhere,
  • and a sense of community with fellow campers!!!! 


Check out our photo album of resort grounds

and photo contest winners!


Fragrant balsam pines, soaring eagles, haunting loon songs, and vividly hued sunsets reflected upon spring fed, sparkling waters provides a magnificent setting for vacation at Crow Wing Crest Lodge.  Toasted marshmallow, anyone? 

Whatcha waitin' for?!!!!  Reserve a cabin today!

Member, Congress of Minnesota Resorts

Member, Explore Minnesota Tourism

Member, Park Rapids Chamber of Commerce

Sponsor Akeley community bulletin board

Member, Akeley Chamber of Commerce

Member, It's a Green Green World

Member, Green Vacation Hub

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(it might take a moment to load, but it's worth the wait!)





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Crow Wing Crest Lodge

11th Crow Wing Lake

31159 County Road 23

 Akeley, MN 56433

(218) 652-3111 information

(800) 279-2754 reservations
HOURS:  8 a.m. - 10 p.m. CST

Contact Us


NOTE: We are just a simple "mom & pop" resort and you are calling

us at home.  It really is just me taking reservations, so thanks for

not being shy about leaving a message. :)  - Kim, CWC


1999 Crow Wing Crest Lodge

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