Recent Posts by Kim Bowen

Autumnal Equinox at CWC – celebrate light & dark

Fall (Autumnal) Equinox CST in northern hemisphere:  Monday, September 23 at 2:50 a.m. 2019 Celebrate with us at Crow Wing Crest Lodge Fall Relaxation Retreat on 11th Crow Wing Lake The word equinox is derived from Latin, meaning “equal night.” On each equinox, the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day…
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Shoreland Restoration in front of the Lodge

We are so happy the lodge deck project finished!   We were grateful to be able to use underlying joists/structure of old deck as it had been holding up just fine (the boards on top were what needed replacing.) While replacing deck boards, we decided we'd like the deck to be all one level (instead of…
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2019 Newsletter

It’ll be summer before ya know it. Really! We hope this note reminds you of fond ‘up north’ memories and creates an impetus to make more. Perhaps you’ll recall star gazing across the lake? Hot dogs over a campfire? Giggles over chipmunk begging? The scent of pine freshened air hiking with your niece, or maybe…
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18 second clip of Lake in September . . .

[video width="1440" height="1080" mp4=""][/video] Sparklin' waters here at the lake this week.  Kids are back in school and retreats and couples are wandering up north to a quiet, peaceful stay in a cabin at CWC.   We'd be delighted to host you, too.    Couples Rate (or Private Individual) and Group Specials abound.  Come relax with us!
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2018 Newsletter

Hello from Kim & Big John!  January 2018 We are all well & snug in our houses up north by the frozen (11th Crow Wing) lake. During these colder months, we hope this note both gives you something to look forward to (it’ll be summer soon!) and brings to mind fond memories of CWC campfires,…
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Autumn at CWC – specials, peace and quiet

Guests often ask about Fall Specials and what they can expect if visiting after Labor Day. Thought a little golf cart tour might shed some light . . . :) I often run around cabins with an Ipod, listening to folk and americana style music while waxing a floor or some other task. Bon Iver…
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Last Minute Heaven – one family’s first experience at CWC

Published on Aug 20, 2017   Newbie guests had some classic up north fun at the lake ( vacationing at a historic family Minnesotan vacation resort. Welcome! This is Jen's video clip of her family enjoying some classic resort activities together. Can't wait to see you guys next year!  Mostly I am impressed that you…
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Snapper Stuff

TRIVIA #1:  True or False?   Like all turtles, snappers can hide their heads inside their shells. TRIVIA #2:  What environmental factor determines the sex of a baby snapping turtle? TRIVIA #3:  What turtle was the basis of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, is a very popular pet, and is extremely invasive outside its native North…
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What is is a ‘mudbug?’

Crawdads (also known around the United States as “crayfish”, “crawfish”, “mudbugs”, “yabbies”) GUESS THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS BEFORE READING FURTHER (answers at bottom) TRIVIA #1:  Do crayfish swim forwards or backwards? TRIVIA #2:  Crayfish with equal size claws are female or male? TRIVIA #3:  A crayfish will typically DOUBLE it's size with every molt - true…
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