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VISA/MC accepted.   Personal/traveler's/cashier's checks or CASH preferred.

2 night minimum stay spring/fall.  5 night minimum stays in prime time (except last minute reservations).




 Rate is for (up to) this many persons


OFF SEASON May 9 - Jun 4 and
Aug 22 - Oct


Jun 4-Aug 22

          4 Bedroom Cabins WEEK NIGHT



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Queen, Twin

Queen, Queen

Full, Full/Twin bunk bed

2 sofa beds (1 upstairs, 1 down) (Air/C)



(*maximum 17 persons with additional "extra person"  charge)

$2499 499


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3 Full beds (9' sofa)

2 Twins, Queen (single sofa bed) (Air/C)    

12 (*17 max.) $2287 457




3 Bedroom Cabins





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Full/Twin bunk, Twin

(2 Sofa beds) (Air/C) 

8 (*10 max.)

$1831 365


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Full/Twin bunk, Twin

(2 Sofa beds) (Air/C) 

8 (*10 max.) $1831 365





2 Queens

(Sofa bed) (Air/C)

8 (*10 max.) $1464 293


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2 Twins

(Sofa Bed) (Air/C)

6 (*10 max.)






Full, Twin

Full, Twin

(Sofa bed) (Air/C) 

6 (*10 max.)




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Full/Twin bunk, Twin w/ twin trundle, Twin w/ twin trundle

(Sofa bed) (Air/C)

6 (*12 max.)







Queen/Twin bunk (Sofa bed) (Air/C)

6 (*8 max.) $1178 236





Full/Twin bunk, Twin

(Sofa bed) (Air/C)

6 (*9 max.) $1178 236





Full/Twin bunk

(Sofa bed) (Air/C) 

6 (*8 max.) $1129 226






Full/Twin bunk

(Sofa bed)  (Air/C) 

6 (*8 max.)







Twin/Twin bunk

(Sofa bed)   (Air/C)

6 (*8 max.)





2 Bedroom Cabins



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Queen, Full

(2 Sofa beds)  (Air/C)

4 (*6 max.)




#14 King, Queen (Sofa bed) (Air/C) 4 (*6 max.) $997 199




King, Full (Sofa bed) (Air/C) 4 (*6 max.) $997 199



Queen, Full/Twin bunk

(Sofa bed) (Air/C)

4 (*6 max.) $941 188



Queen, Twin/Twin bunk,

(Sofa bed) (Air/C)

4 (*6 max.) $857 171


#4 Queen, Full  (Sofa bed) 4 (*6 max.) $798 159




  Sleeping Cottage




  1 Queen - water facilities in lodge 2   81



  Campsites (2 extra large sites)




camp Tenting - NO Hook-Ups

Camper/RV/tent with any/all Hook-Ups included: water, septic, electricity. 

Each site includes 1 dock space free. Plus access to complimentary canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, beach, trails, lodge, playgrounds, scheduled activities, etc.) Bathroom facilities in lodge. 

 **($7 extra person charge beyond 4 in group.)

4 (**6 max)

4 (**6 max)














2 night minimum

Rates do not include state sales tax (6.875%) or local lodging surcharge (3%).  

Extra bed linen sets throughout week are $5 per set, or there are coin-op washer/dryers in Lodge for guest use.)


*Extra persons - $35 nightly, $175 weekly including children and babies***.  Each cabin is rated for a certain number of people (based on septic & water resources, garbage & recycling removal, bed space, dock space, parking space, Dept. of Health regulations and many other considerations combined). Beyond that base rate person number, a limited number of extra persons may be allowed (see each cabin description) for $35 night/person, or $175 week (both off season & summer). 

***Babies & children of all ages count within the "number of people" base rate.   If they're human, they count!  All of us generate usage of resources: i.e. diaper disposal costs, cooking/heating usage for formula or food, extra electricity by being inside cabin more for napping and protection from elements, crib and highchair usage provided by us at no extra cost, etc. etc. etc.  Try to choose a cabin with the "no. of people rate" that best fits the number of your family or group.

Day visitors:  $12.00 per person for any guests visiting for more than 1.5 hours.  We reserve the right to limit the number of visitors a guest here may invite onto the premises.  In accordance with the Minnesota State Innkeepers Law, day visitors are required to register at the lodge for the security and safety of this lodging establishment



Check-In time is after 4:30 p.m. (gate is closed until then!!)
Check-Out time is before 8:30 a.m. on the following Saturday.

Non-Saturday Check-In & Check-Out time is 12:00 noon.




(Does NOT include Sleeping Cottage for Two or either campsite.  Cabins only).   



Couples Special/Private Cabin (for 1 - 2 persons)

Couples!  Pick any cabin (except Retreat Cabin #19) in May or AFTER Labor Day

$99 night (3 or more nights), or

$500 week (pay for five nights, get two more FREE!)

                      ($120 night for 2 night stay, or $200 for a 1 night stay)

 Package includes

  • $5 gift certificate towards a bottle of wine at Forest Edge Winery (8 miles)

  • access to our bird identification books and binoculars, 33 acres of hiking trails

  • free access to our romantic canoes and kayaks

  • availability of our on-site reflexologist ($45 hour)

  • free access to our lakeside self-serve sauna

and one of the following of your choice:

  • $5 gift certificate towards a sailing adventure on Leech Lake (9 miles Fleet Sails), or

  • $5 gift certificate towards a 2 hour Narrated Naturalist Boat Tour on Lake Itasca, Itasca State Park (late May only) (25 miles)

May Deal Anytime between May Fishing Opener and Memorial Day weekend;  Rent any cabin for TWO NIGHTS or more, at the off-season discounted rate, and get the 3rd night FREE! (campsites/Sleeping Cottage not included)

May ideas for fun up north:

  • hunt for mushrooms and other wild edibles on the Shingobee Hiking Trail or the North Country Hiking Trail (both within 5 miles of resort)
  • try a half-day guided fishing trip on our lake or neighboring lakes, including Leech Lake (average trip cost without voucher for 1-3 person start at $180, all inclusive:  i.e. boat, gas, tackle, bait.  You provide snacks, camera and are responsible for having a MN fishing license.  links to local fishing guides)
  • try a half day Sailing Adventure on neighboring Leech Lake.   (open Memorial Day weekend)  No experience required - learn to SAIL!




Spring Healer's Retreat:   Annually scheduled the weekend after Memorial Day.  (May 29 - June 1, 2015)  Continental breakfast, drum circles, chakra connection, group meditation, sauna sweats, aromatherapy class, on-site massage, Reiki, reflexology, energy attunement, myo-facial & cranial sacral work, etc. 




PRIVATE BEDROOM/shared cabin
$125 for 1-2 nights (doesn't matter if use 2nd night or not, this is base rate, $62.50/night)
$177 for 3 nights ($59/night)
$236 for 4 nights ($59/night)
$295 for 5 nights ($59/night)


SHARED BEDROOM/shared cabin
$106 for 1-2 nights (doesn't matter if use 2nd night or not, this is base rate, $53/night)
$144 for 3 nights ($48/night same as last several years)
$192 for 4 nights ($48/night same as last several years)
$240 for 5 nights ($48/night same as last several years)

Couples Private Cabin:
$200/one night
$120/night for two night stay ($240)
$99/night for 3 nights or more
(if 3rd person, $50/night extra per person)

Click here for dates & details


Fall Relaxation Retreat:  September 18-21, 201


Early Bird Summer Short-Stay Specials: 2 for 2 Deal

Long Weekends June 4-8, or June 12-15, 2015, only.  Stay two nights, get TWO NIGHTS FREE! (summer prime time rates) Any cabin.  Drive up on Thursday afternoon for a long weekend, and drive home Monday morning. 

If the weather is cool and overcast, the fishin's usually fantastic. The kids can play in the lodge,  mom can get a massage.  If the weather is warm and sunny, well heck, then there's no need for us to tell ya what to do --- get your buns to our beach and enjoy! 

Mid-Week 2 for 2 Deal  Drive up on Tuesday afternoon and leave Saturday morning, June 9-13 or June 16-20, 2015 only. (NOTE: check-out on Saturday is 9 a.m.)

If you'd like 5 nights or longer during this June 4 - 20 period - we will honor off-season discounted weekly rates.


10% off Week - June 20-27, 2015:  This is our first official week of prime-time summer and our "trial run" of scheduled activities.  School's OUT and summer is HERE! 

Top 10 reasons to choose 10%-off Week:

  1. Big reunions:  get your choice of cabins and ask about holding a few group meals in the lodge, with seating for 50

  2. Loons are vocal and "showing off" to impress a mate

  3. Fishin' is always better in June versus July or August

  4. You may have to stop on the road to wait for a wild turtle to cross

  5. Bird watchers:  this is a great week to hang out (watch for migrating redstarts, swans, flickers, bohemian waxwings, scarlet tanagers, indigo buntings, etc.)

  6. Warmer Weather than you might think!  Average June temps are 73 degrees for a high, 52 degrees for a low (based on 91 years of local records Hubbard County  - click here for more local weather averages)

  7. Best selection of clothing sizes and gifts in the lodge early in season

  8. Paul Bunyan Days celebration in Akeley - one mile away (teen dance on Friday night, kids ice cream eating contest, fish fry, woodcarving demo, town BINGO, "Banjo Man")

  9. Festival of Artists & Authors in Dorset (9 miles) on June 23? - Featuring artist demos, art for sale, book signings and readings.

  10. Save money by utilizing this special:  if your big group decides to book Cabin #7, for example, 10% off saves you $296 for the week, wow!

Check the "Availability" page for cabins still available to reserve.

NEW!  August 15 - 22:  $100 off all weekly cabin rentals


Discount Week August 22-29, 2015:  Summer vacation at off-season prices in mid-August --Save up to $593!  Rates drop this week on all cabins, from prime-time summer rates to off-season discount rates. 


Labor Day Week Specials:

 Best deal of the year!  FOUR FREE NIGHTS9 nights for the price of 5.   Choose any cabin at the discounted off-season weekly rate, and you may stay the normal week of Sat-Sat, plus Labor Day Weekend (to Monday, September 7).   

 Pre-Labor Day Short-Stay Deal Stay 3 nights, get 2 more FREE! (Enjoy last few days of summer scheduled activities)

                      Saturday - Thursday, five nights, Aug 29 - September 3, 2015 only     


 Labor Day Weekend Special: NEW! Stay 3 nights, get 1 more FREE! (Avoid holiday traffic, ask your boss for one more day off and really enjoy a get-away at the lake.   No scheduled activities in lodge, just FYI.) Fri - TUESDAY only

(NOTE:  Minnesota current law states that no public school may start before Labor Day, so the kids won't miss any school!!!  And hey, the lake waters are still warm, the nights slightly cooler than summer and the sumac is usually starting to turn brilliant colors.  Wanna see for yourself?) 


Off-Season Weekly Savings: May, early June and September weekly cabin rentals are still one of the best deals.  The weekly rates are based on 5 nights rental at discounted off-season rates, with an additional two nights free.   Weekly stays can go from Tuesday - Tuesday, Wednesday - Wednesday, or whatever works for you, etc.  (Summer Prime Time weeks are limited to Saturday - Saturday weeks only, mid-June  - Labor Day.)

Fall Couples Special:

Pick any cabin (except Retreat Cabin #19*) between Labor Day - Oct. 6 (until Thanksgiving for cabins #9 and #10)

for $99 night (3 or more nights),

or $500 week (pay for five nights, get two more FREE!)

($120 night for 2 night stay. or $200 for a 1 night stay). 

Take additional 10% off, per couple, if two couples are sharing same cabin.  (i.e.  $178.20 x three nights for four peeps total, any cabin but #19)

All cabins have at least one queen bed (many have a king.)

NEW!  Cabins #9 and #10 available through mid-November.  (Jacuzzi tub, fireplace, dishwasher, private fire ring, king bed - LUXURY in the woods by a lake up north!)

(*Retreat Cabin #19  available after Labor Day for $150 night, one-two persons, minimum 3 night stay.   Occasionally open through November.)



  • *$50 night/person (flat rate, tax included)

  • 2 night minimum stay

  • Group Rate effective only in May or after Labor Day

  • Cabins #9 and #10 through mid-November

  • groups of 5 or more

  • Just tell us how many people in your group and we'll set you up in several neighboring cabins and expand as needed!

*Cabin #19 is $60/night/person flat rate (taxes included)


Conference facilities in May, June & September . . .


     WOMENS GROUPSquilter's, crafter's, scrap booker's, book club, yoga groups, or just hanging' out with friends to bond & relax!  We will cater to you: whether you just want the space to host a weekend get-a-way and do your own thing, or whether you would like to take advantage of any of our special services to make your retreat special, here are some ideas and options that are available here at CWC:

  • Lakeside sauna (free to guests)

  • Free aromatherapy class

  •  Massage, Reflexology & Ionic Detox Foot Bath ($25 - $60)

  •  Drum Circle (we provide the stuff, it's a blast!)

  • Sing-a-longs (Kim has a guitar and campfire songs to lend you or lead you, hehe!)

  •  On-site campfire rings, nature trails, canoes & kayaks, pontoon boat rental, lodge facilities (games, books, movies, gifts), etc. (seasonal)

  •  We are  within a 10 minute drive to:  a winery, antiques, horse back riding, museums, bison ranch, arts & crafts mall, bike trail (within a mile), Itasca State Park (25 miles), etc. (see attractions)

  • Schedule a BEADING class prior to your arrival at a local artisan's studio.  Hand-make your own original glass beads and learn about wire wrapping.  Blue Sky Beads


Fishin':  Our lake is known for trophy WALLEYE! 

Golfin':  8 miles from award winning Tianna Golf Course (several local courses run specials in May and September)

ATVin':  ATV trails are located within a 2 miles of our resort in the Paul Bunyan Forest.  No need to trailer-up!  (Please read our ATV guidelines before arrival.)



Reservation deposits for weekly stays are $500 per cabin, $1,000 for cabins #7, #9, #10, & #19,  $50 per week per motorboat -- motorboats only guaranteed available with deposit paid.  Reservation deposit checks are required within 7-10 days of reservation.  A payment of deposit is considered acceptance of the following Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation Policy DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE upon cancellation for ANY REASON whatsoever (be it change of plans, financial budget errors, health issues, death in the family, etc.) UNLESS cabin is re-booked for entire length of stay reserved, whereupon deposit will be returned minus a $100 handling/cancellation fee (funds go into our advertising budget).

  • If you cancel your reservation within three weeks prior to stay, you will be billed for full amount of cancelled booking whether you use the lodging or not. 

  • No refund or partial refund will be given for early departure. 

  • Since we accept reservation deposits a year in advance, if you cancel your reservation before October 31 of the prior year, your deposit will be refunded in it's entirety (unless it was paid via credit card; in which case, the deposit amount will be returned minus a 5% handling fee.)

  • If you cancel your cabin reservation and another guest who has already reserved a cabin in that same week chooses to switch to your cabin, the cancellation terms still apply until the newly available cabin is re-booked.

We strongly recommend you consider all the ramifications of a possible cancellation before you commit to booking a cabin and paying a deposit.  When you are ready to take responsibility for your reservation, go for it!   To help you feel more secure about your reservation, you may wish to look into obtaining "trip insurance" . . .


Quick facts about trip insurance that may interest you:

  • It can protect against unforeseen events that may cause you to cancel your travel plans

  • It may reimburse nonrefundable pre-payments and/or deposits

  • It may cover emergency medical expenses if you purchase a more comprehensive plan

  • It may cover miscellaneous expenses caused by travel delays, such as transportation and lodging expenses or, if baggage is delayed, the purchase of essential items

  • It can also protect against lost, stolen or damaged baggage

  • It typically costs 5 to 7 percent of the trip cost

Crow Wing Crest Lodge does not endorse any "trip" insurance providers.   However, here is a starting list of possibilities to start your search:

Access America 

Insure My Trip    

Travel Guard    

Travelex Insurance Services

Square Mouth  




     . . . click here to learn about lake access, fishing stats, if a boat comes with your cabin, etc.


  • NEWER 21' Fish and Cruise Forester Pontoon!

  • 4 stroke 25 hsp NEW Mercury motor (quiet, no exhaust fumes, electric start)

  • tilt & trim package for motor adjustment

  • BRAND NEW Fish Locator

  • manual ice cooler/live well

  • swivel front seats for fishing and bench seating in back (lots of storage)

  • night lights

  • stable for older folks, safe railing for kids, and fun for all!

  • 12 person limit

  • half canopy for shade (adjustable)

  • swim ladder

  • $45 per hour, gas included (cannot reserve any motorized boats prior to arrival for hourly/daily boat rentals - request your choice at lodge after viewing which boat/motors have already reserved for week)

  • $130/4 hours, $160/day gas included (weekly reservations get  priority)

  • $650 per week, 1st tank of fuel included (reserve w/ additional $50 deposit)

NOT POWERFUL ENOUGH TO PULL TUBES, etc. behind (none of our fishing boats are. Click here to view list of local recreation boat rental companies.)


  • Classic Pontoon Boat 18' (Forester 2000)

    • 2 stroke 25 hsp motor

    • Fish Locator (new 2005)

    • 2 swivel seats at front, benches at back

    • night lights

    • stable for older folks, safe railing for kids, fun for all!

    • 10 person limit

    • half canopy for shade (adjustable)

    • swim ladder 

    • $35 per hour, gas included (cannot reserve any motorized boats prior to arrival for hourly/daily boat rentals - request your choice at lodge after viewing which boat/motors have already reserved for week)

    • $90/4 hours, $120/day, gas included (weekly reservations get  priority)

    • $475 per week, 1st tank of fuel included (reserve w/ additional $50 deposit)

    NOT POWERFUL ENOUGH TO PULL TUBES, etc. behind (none of our fishing boats are. Click here to view list of local recreation boat rental companies.)


  • Pontoon Boat Rental - MiniMini Pontoon

    • 7 person limit

    • 4-Stroke 15 hsp Motor

    • fish locator

    • NO live well

    • NO lights

    • swim ladder? (we are in process of getting one fitted, no guarantees at moment) 

    • $100/day, 1st tank of fuel included 

    • $70/half day (sunrise to 1 p.m. OR 2 p.m. to sunset) fuel included

NOT POWERFUL ENOUGH TO PULL TUBES, etc. behind (none of our fishing boats are. Click here to view list of local recreation boat rental companies.)



  • Bass Tracker Fishing Boat (we have two Bass Trackers available for rent)

  • swivel seats and  back rests

  • night lights

  • live well

  • fish locator

  • electric start 30 hsp motor (very quiet and smooth!)

  • $425 week ($90 day) 1st tank of gasoline included


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  • 18' boat with 15 hsp electric start motor $250 week ($60 day) 1st tank of gasoline included 


  • 16' boat w/ 9.9 hsp motor $220 week ($50 day) 1st tank of gasoline included  NOT SHOWN:  two swivel seats attached


  • 16' boat with 6 hsp motor  $150 week ($45 day) 1st tank of gasoline included (we have two of these boats available for rent)  NOT SHOWN:  two swivel seats attached to one of these two 6 hsp/16' boats


  • 14' boat with 5 hsp motor  $100 week ($35 day) 1st tank of gasoline included (pull start, 1 cylinder, no reverse Mercury Force 5)



  • Electric trolling motor $50 week ($10 day)


  • Extra Dock Space   $50 week ($10 day)



  • You may take an un-motorized 14' row boat out anytime FREE


  • Life vests (no charge --- or bring your own, it's state law to wear them!)  We have about 40 vests in stock, including kids sizes.




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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

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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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