potluck luau

CWC offers scheduled daily family activities from mid-June to last full week before Labor Day.

MOST ACTIVITIES will now have sign-up sheets ON-LINE.   If no one signs up for something, it won't happen.  Some activities/classes are offered by people that travel to come here, so they require a minimum number of participants (activity cancelled if minimum not met.)

For example, one particular week in early August the Potluck Luau will host over 50 peeps (but no sing-along.)  

Based on the high number of repeat guests, Kim will typically know which weeks will have more toddlers, or maybe more teenagers hanging out at the basketball court.

The dynamic changes each week.

It's all good.  🙂   Just ask.

And come find out for yourself.



All week long

  • Massage sessions available on-site with Emily Neely ($70-$95).  Four different service options available and two different time-lengths available for your massage session!  Sign up here - up to 90 days in advance.  If the schedule is full and you want to be on a waiting list, please text Emily at 218-252-7766.


  • Reflexology sessions with Big John available  ($55)  SIGN UP in person at lodge entrance clipboard (Big John ain't technical - it's easiest to sign up physically on an actual sheet for him to view, heh.  This is the only physical sign-up sheet - all others are on-line now.)


  • Kids Scavenger Hunt - free  Look in your cabin on the refrigerator - there is a list to explore ON-YOUR-OWN.  (Organize your own in-family game day!  Ask to borrow Bocce ball set, lawn Yatzee! with ginormous dice, horseshoes, shuffleboard, and many other classic or vintage games in the lodge.)




  • $1.00 off all pizzas, all day  (Pepperoni, Sausage, Double Cheese, Chicken Alfredo, 6-Pack (all meat) and NEW gluten-free Margharita) Heggie's Brand (no orders during Bingo)


  • 12 p.m. Norwegian Volleyball (wear your swim suits -- this is a water balloon activity!) free    Sign up here


  • 4 p.m. Pontoon Cruise (be chauffeured @ the lake by Captain Ryan) $10/person    Sign up here  New!


  • 6 p.m. - Ice Cream Sundae Social $1.00 cups of ice cream (ask for options) sundaes are only .75 cents from 6 p.m. until lodge closes at 8! Sunday only


  • 7 p.m. - CWC B-I-N-G-O! A tradition since 1946. COME EARLY as you will need to collect your cards for your group for all 10 rounds up front this year, NO joining Bingo during later rounds.   SEE FLYER FOR MORE INFO


massage hands            





bingo pizza special and henna tattoo night

Paint with Nate at Crow Wing Crest Lodge in Akeley, MN




  • paint with nate at Crow Wing Crest Lodge 2023 season on Mondays in summer1:00 Paint with Nate!   No limit (max.) per class, he has lots of tables.  4 person minimum.  All skill levels welcome.  Sign up here2023 Gnomes & Shrooms    Kids & Adults mixed.  11 x 14 " frame class, 1.5 hours,  - ($35 cash direct to Nate)  Campfire Scene from past years - see video


  • 5:00 p.m.   Ear Candling CLASS with Kim.   - bring a partner! (You will be working on each other w/ Kim monitoring and providing supplies.)  $15 for each person, includes two candles per person, about 1 hour.  Sign up here


  • 6  p.m. Henna Tattoos with Elisa $10 (cash direct to Elisa)  Sign Up Here


  • 11 a.m. Make Your Own Potion Class: Aromatherapy w/ Kim (Learn to use a pendulum.  Options: your own custom-made lotion, smelling salts, or spritz. $15/potion)  Sign up here


  • 1 p.m. Kids Crafts:  On the Deck   2023 - Creating Castanets  sign up here


  • Painting Class at Crow Wing Crest Lodge - northern lights with Melinda Barrett5:00 p.m. Painting Class w/ Melinda! ($25 cash to Melinda, 3 persons minimum) Class takes place inside the Lodge.  New design for 2023 - northern lights  Sign up here 


  • 7 p.m. - Drumming Circle (free)  Oh yes, our neighbors around the lake LOVE this activity!  It's a hoot.    We have a great big buffalo drum, and over 50 smaller drums and rattles, enough for everyone to play!   No experience required.





pool table at resort, drum frog, organic facials
harmonica player at singalong


  • 10 - 2:15 p.m. All Natural Facials - Designed to fade wrinkles and treat sun damage. (3 person minimum) Young Living Oils brand skincare products. Includes:
    • scalp & ear massage,
    • ART skin care or New Bloom,
    • men’s Shutran products,
    • mini facial scrub,
    • CBD beauty boost,
    • Wolfberry eye cream,
    • rose ointment,
    • lip balm.   
    • Bonus! simple hand rub with nourishing cream. 30 minutes, $35 Melinda Barrett  Sign up here


  • CWC sandcastle contest1 p.m. - Sand Sculpture Contest (free) (winners' wonderfully creative photos are in a scrapbook in the lodge to view  Sign Up Here


  • 6 p.m. - Potluck Luau is BACK for 2023! - Wear your loudest shirt, bring your puu-puus, and stuff yourself silly!
    SIGN UP at lodge entrance clip board - particularly what food dish you'll be bringing.

  • 7:00 p.m. Sing-a-long in the LODGE DECK - if anyone's interested, Kim will bring her guitar out and we can sing-a-long to folk songs out of the 60+ songbooks. Or, better yet, bring your own guitar down and we'll sing with YOU! We love it when impromptu pickers come down and share their talents!!!!

sing along at CWCNote from Kim:  for those of you repeat guests, I have edited a few lyrics from Goodnight Irene, I Love the Mountains, and a couple others to keep 'em from being so maudlin.   Who knew You Are My Sunshine had such sad verses?    Now only Clementine is allowed to drown.   Heh.

I love the loon calls, I love the fresh pine air
I love my cabin, . . . . . I love my friends up here
I love the campfire place, when smoke’s not in my face . . . .
Boom di-ah-dah, boom di-ah-dah, Boom di-ah-dah, boom di-ah-dah...
Boom di-ah-dah, boom di-ah-dah, Boom di-ah-dah, boom di-ah-dah...

singalong-violinDebbie2005Swimmin', fishin', basketball,
B-I-N-G-O, drummin', carousel
tubin', horseshoes, potluck luau ------ Nor---wegian volleyball
I love C-W-C, . . . . . . . it is the place to be
Boom di-ah-dah, boom di-ah-dah, Boom di-ah-dah, boom di-ah-dah...
Boom di-ah-dah, boom di-ah-dah, Boom di-ah-dah, boom di-ah-dah...  "





  • Vibrational Therapy (singing bowls) w/ Cindy H. $75 hour. (3 person minimum)  Sign Up Here


  • 1 p.m. - Kid's Fishing Contest -- Prize for biggest and littlest fishy. Everyone gets a treat! (Bring your own equipment and bait - dock fishing only.) free    Sign Up Here


  • 6-8 p.m. - Tab out your weekly bill at lodge



  • 11:00 a.m.  We'll be showing  "Harry & the Hendersons" rated PG, in the lodge. 2023 season (a chance to pack up without kiddos in the way?)


  • Leisurely pack, load up da boat, hug your buddies bye-bye, and depart by 12 noon



Post-Potluck Poker Players . . .


Spontaneous tournaments of horseshoes, basketball, bocchi ball, and odd games like Ollie Ollie Oxen Free break out all the time. Depends on who's here and how open you are to joining in . . . be ready to have some fun at CWC!


If you are looking for a resort for heavy drinking and all night partying, do not choose us.

Quiet time after 10:00 p.m.  (After the Akeley city test siren sounds each evening.)