In the news . . .

Newspaper and magazine articles writing about Crow Wing Crest Lodge - thanks to all these gracious publications for mentioning our northwoods family and fishing vacation resort.

 

  • Roughing it – not so much. It was amazing!
      "I have lived in Minnesota for 8 years and have never done a cabin up north. Can you believe it?  I have been to Lutsen, Grand Marais and Duluth.  That is the extent of my Northern Minnesota experiences.   That all changes right now. We had such an amazing experience at Crow Wing that my daughter made me promise Continue Reading...
  • Kim & Big John honored as CMR Resorters of the Year
    Published in the Minnesota Resorter, January 2017 Each year at our fall conference, the Community of Minnesota Resorts (CMR) presents the Resorter of the Year Award. This award is givien to a resort owner or manager [who] exemplifies the spirit and goals of the CMR. Criteria center around the operation of a successful and progressive resort business, service to the Continue Reading...
  • PBS Special on MN Resorts – CWC showing a Mom & Pop side
    I have been asked repeatedly to re-post link to PBS special on MN Resorts that aired in July 2016 (we were 1 of 10 resorts interviewed). It's 2 hours - whew! But, u can c me and da big guy at about 49:36 - 57:10 and a 'teaching moment from nature' story I relayed at 1:46:42 (then a couple of Continue Reading...
  • New guest at CWC who really tried on the “relaxation hat” up north – yeah!
    Link to photos and article on LillieNews.com, a St. Paul suburban news publication June 2, 2016. http://www.bulletin-news.com/articles/2016/06/02/rediscovering-joy-spontaneity...
  • Cabins and fishing meet reflexology at Crow Wing Crest Lodge
    Minneapolis Star Tribune June 16, 2015 by Graydon Royce Our daughter Addie was 10 months old when we made our first trip to Crow Wing Crest Lodge. This summer will be her 25th. Addie likes tradition. She insists on everything in its place and a time for everything. She will spend lots of time in the arcade building, upping her Continue Reading...
  • Big John Bowen likes to catch fish.
    Minnesota Conservation Volunteer, May/June 2015 Cast Into the Past Tucked into the woods, this little fishing lake is a nearly untouched hideaway. by John Myers It seems almost everything about Big John Bowen is big. He stands 6 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 320 pounds. He has a big voice and big hands and a gentle but definitely big Continue Reading...
  • At this delightfully quirky Mom and Pop, a Thursday night luau . . .
    Minn Star Trib June 7, 2013 Crow Wing Crest Resort www.crowwing.com 1-800-279-2754 At this delightfully quirky mom-and-pop, a Thursday night potluck luau, an owner who is also reflexologist (think foot massage), another who is an aromatherapist (class offered each week) and a congenial atmosphere make for a devoted following. To do: Activities range from drum circles and yoga to Norwegian Continue Reading...
  • Up north, there’s a lake cabin with my name on it.
    A week at the lake Other destinations beckon, but few can beat the classic summer vacation. Here's how one family found their resort. by Beth Gauper (published first St. Paul Pioneer Press April 2007, now a permanent part of Gauper's Midwest Reflections website for Minnesota traveling.  Last edited 2012)   Up north, there's a lake cabin with my name on Continue Reading...
  • A funky place by the lake that’s second home to many
    Sunday June 24, 2007 Minneapolis Star Tribune By Chris Welsch From family games to championship golf, these resorts provide Up North vacations with plenty of diversions. Thick early morning fog had erased the view from Cabin No. 15. But as the sun rose over the tree line, shapes emerged. The spindly geometry of the dock extended onto the surface of Continue Reading...
  • There’s a fresh twist to this peaceful lakeside cabin compound
    MIDWEST LIVING MAGAZINE June 2006 MINNESOTA Crow Wing Crest Lodge There's a fresh twist to this peaceful lakeside cabin compound in Akeley; owners John and Kim Bowen offer New Age activities, including aromatherapy and reflexology.  NEW Three spacious luxury vacation homes.  LOVED the century-old lodge (once the centerpiece of a logging camp) and the relaxed, friendly atmosphere. BUT  Older, smaller Continue Reading...