Disabled Access


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Kim & Big John's brother-in-law, Don (a double leg amputee), has been coming up to resort to visit for over 15 years. He's given us lots of great feedback for little improvements during this time, bless him!

The lodge and seven cabins at CWC are currently more accessible to the disabled individual than many cabins at traditional MN resorts.

 

They all have vinyl, wood, or low pile carpet for ease of rolling a wheelchair around.

 

Keep in mind there's lots of grassy areas, the drive is hard packed sand and the only sidewalks are at the lodge.

 

Depending on your abilities, a vacation here may not be possible for you, but we have made efforts to accommodate many people with a wide range of motion restrictions in order to bring more families together on vacation so that they, too, can enjoy the fun and serenity of mother nature's healing embrace.  We welcome suggestions and questions.

 

 

 


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The Lodge has small cement ramp/sidewalks leading from the hard packed sand driveway.

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The bathroom in lodge was NOT built with the disabled in mind (although upon request, we can install portable toilet bar grips attaching to the back lid bolts for the week that you will be visiting. NOT SHOWN: new handicap toilet installed 2009)

 
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One of the docks directly next to lodge has perhaps the least amount of incline down to it. Several wheelchair guests have used this dock to access their family's boat or one of our rental pontoons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Disabled Access/Handicap Access Cabins

  • Small ramp to deck.
  • Front door actual opening space 33".
  • Spacious living room, dining and kitchen (no open underneath cupboards in kitchen - this cabin built circa 1973).
  • Bathroom door actual opening 29" - decent size bathroom 7' x 8', open bath sink vanity for easy access to wheel up to.
  • NEW! Handicap toilet (not shown)
  • Big shower stall, 45' x 31"  with NEW hand held shower head and cord attachment.
  • Bedroom with king bed directly adjacent to bathroom, bedroom door opening 31" (open frame underneath).
  • Portable shower chair and attachable toilet grip bars kept in this cabin's bathroom at most times.
  • Also available upon request: toilet booster seat

 


 

Once inside cabin, it's about fair for accessibility.   And there is a bit of a HILL from parking spaces to deck level of cabin.

(Owner's sister totes wheelchair hubby around resort in a golf cart.   So Don was able to wheel into this cabin for a look-see when we re-modeled it in 2011.   No wheelchair guests have actually stayed in cabin, although we've had several with walkers and a couple of other mobile restrictions.)

  • Deck at ground level.
  • Entry doorway is 8 foot sliding door ( 35 1/2 " actual opening size.)
  • Vinyl flooring and commercial low pile carpet
  • Two bedroom doorways are 36" (queen and full).
  • BATHROOM has 36" door, pedestal sink (wheel underneath)
    grip bar next to toilet, grip bar next to shower
  • Handicap toilet
  • Shower is 36" (actual opening 32") (portable shower bench seat, toilet booster seat, and portable toilet grip bars available upon request).
  • Open under kitchen sink.

7_handicapshowerSLIDEOne of Don's top two favorite cabins!  (the other is Cabin #19)

  • Hard packed sand parking space.
  • Deck at ground level (not shown:  4" wooden ramp from deck to parking area)
  • Entry doorway into screened in porch 35 1/2 " actual opening size.
  • Front doorway has 33" actual opening.
  • Vinyl flooring and commercial carpet, no pad - very easy to roll around on.
  • Two spacious bedrooms downstairs -  door openings 31" and 35" actual opening space.
  • BED HEIGHTS:  Queen bed in back room is 23" high (metal frame is easy to move around as needed.  We typically set up bed so that there is 24" of space on left side of bed and 32" of space on right side.  King bed in front room is 24" high.
  • BATHROOM very spacious, grip bar next to toilet, grip bar next to shower
  • Handicap toilet
  • Shower has built-in seat (6 3/4" lip from floor on shower - shower stall 45" x 30") with hand held shower head and cord attachment
  • Shower bench seat, toilet booster seat and portable toilet grip bars are now kept permanently in cabin
  • Open bath sink vanity.
  • Open cupboards in kitchen and under kitchen sink

 

  • Shallow wood ramps to deck
  • Extra wide 8' sliding door at main entrance
  • Spacious kitchen (sprayer hose included on sink)
  • Very spacious master bedroom with king bed downstairs (not open underneath, bed sits on closed platform).
  • Downstairs bathrooms very big. Extra grip bars next to toilet and bathtub. Wall mounted sink - open below to wheel under. Handicap toilets.
  • Lever handles on doors and faucets.
  • Possible problem: Jacuzzi BATHTUB with shower - we have a portable shower bench seat, but it's standard and not high enough to span/straddle tub.   This may not be a workable situation for many wheelchair guests.  (My bro-in-law enjoyed staying in this cabin for a weekend --- bathtub not an issue for him.)
  • Cabin #9 has a wider central hallway than Cabin #10 by 4 inches . (3'3" vs. 2'11") This is the hallway between the lower bathroom and the master bedroom and back door. Hence, choose Cabin #9 over Cabin #10 if you have the choice for a better turning radius.)

 

  • Shallow wood ramps to deck
  • Extra wide 8' sliding door at main entrance
  • Spacious kitchen (sprayer hose included on sink)
  • Very spacious master bedroom with king bed downstairs (not open underneath, bed sits on closed platform).
  • Downstairs bathrooms very big. Extra grip bars next to toilet and bathtub. Wall mounted sink - open below to wheel under. Handicap toilets.
  • Lever handles on doors and faucets.
  • Possible issue: Jacuzzi BATHTUB with shower - we have a portable shower bench seat, but it's standard size and not high enough to span/straddle tub.   This may not be a workable situation for many wheelchair guests.  (My bro-in-law enjoyed staying in cabin #9, other side of his duplex, for a weekend --- bathtub not an issue for him - guess he took a sponge bath?.)

 

 

We had a wheelchair bound dad (w/ a high tech wheelchair, so cool!) who stayed in this cabin three years in a row.  We installed a few more bars on corner of wrap-around deck at his suggestion.   Personally, we think the bathroom kinda small, but this family managed well.

  • Hard packed sand parking space directly next to cabin.
  • Ground level deck, wraps around to lake side.
  • Front door opening 35" to spacious living room.
  • Wide bathroom door opening 35", 7' x 7.5' room, shower stall 25" x 28" with hand held shower head and cord attachment (portable shower bench chair, portable toilet booster seat, and toilet grip bars available upon request).
  • Handicap toilet (not shown)
  • Queen bedroom has wide 35" door opening. (Queen bed and platform can be pushed to one side of room for wider pathway)

 

  • Concrete pad and wooden ramp up to deck and entry into 8' sliding kitchen door entryway
  • Deck wraps around to front view
  • Lower bathroom is very spacious with 40" door opening.
    • Wall mounted sink, open underneath.
    • Extra grip bars in bathroom around tub, shower
    • Portable shower bench chair  and toilet grip bars are now kept in this bathroom (typically next to washer/dryer hanging on wall)  Grab 'em if you need 'em.   (Toilet booster seat available upon request.)
    • Handicap toilet
    • shower head with double handicap head on a cord
  • Wooden floors, vinyl in bathroom and low pile carpet in bedrooms are easy for wheelchair access.
  • Very spacious bedrooms, king bed is Select Comfort Number bed.