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 are offered by people that travel to come here, so they require a minimum number of participants, if the minimum is not met the activity will be cancelled.

For example, one particular week in early August the Potluck Luau will host over 50 peeps (but no sing-along.)   (No potluck during COVID 2021, 2022?)

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.




  • Massage sessions available on-site with Emily Neely ($65-$90).  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) (Must wear courtesy mask if not vaccinated please!) 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.)


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


  • $1.00 off all pizzas, all day  (Pepperoni, Sausage, Double Cheese, Chicken Alfredo, 6-Pack (all meat)) Heggie's Brand (no orders during Bingo)
  • 6 p.m. - Ice Cream Sundae Social $1.00 cups of confetti or fudge swirl 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. IT'S BACK!  No popcorn during Covid season, and you can play either in the lodge or on the deck in 2021.    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



bingo pizza special and henna tattoo night

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




  • Kids Scavenger Hunt - free  List will be in your cabin on the refrigerator ON-YOUR-OWN.  (Planning on possibly Lawn Games:  Farkle or Yatzee! with ginormous dice for 2022 season) 


  • Paint with Nate Pine Trees Stars1:00 Paint with Nate! Weather permitting, Nate plans to set up either on lodge deck or on the lawn, spacing tables out 6+ feet apart.   No limit per class, he has tables.  4 person minimum.  All skill levels welcome.  Sign up here.  2021 DESIGN TBD    Kids & Adults mixed.  11 x 14 " frame class, 1.5 hours,  - $27.50  (automatically charged to your tab, or $25 direct to Nate)  Campfire Scene - see video


  • Painting with melinda - dragonfly6:00 p.m. Painting Class w/ Melinda! ($20 cash to Melinda, or $22.50 charged to cabin, 3 persons minimum) Class takes place inside the Lodge.  DRAGONFLY New design for 2021  Sign up here 


  • 11 a.m. Intro to Aromatherapy Class w/ Kim (free chat on lodge deck, with optional creation of your own potion afterwards.  Learn to use a pendulum. $10/potion)  Sign up here


  • 1 p.m. Kids Crafts:  On the Deck   2021 - Drawing Pop-Up Fish  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


  • 11 - 2:00 p.m. All Natural Facials - Designed to fade wrinkles and treat sun damage. (3 person minimum) Young Living Oils brand skin care products. Includes:
    • scalp & ear massage,
    • toning cleanse,
    • foaming cleanse,
    • mint facial scrub,
    • age refining toner,
    • enzyme essential oil activator,
    • Boswellia wrinkle cream,
    • topped off with wolfberry eye cream
    • and lavendar lip balm.
    • Bonus! simple hand rub with nourishing cream. 30 minutes, $30 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
  • 7 p.m. - Potluck Luau - Wear your loudest shirt, bring your puu-puus, and stuff yourself silly! (NO POTLUCK DURING COVID)

  • 7:00 p.m. Sing-a-long on 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. $60 hour. (2 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  "Princess Bride" rated PG in the lodge. 2021 season


  • Leisurely pack, load up da boat, hug your buddies bye-bye and be departed BY 3:00 p.m. (for weekly stays)



Post-Potluck Poker Players . . .


Spontaneous tournaments of horse shoes, 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.)