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2021 CWC Newsletter

Greetings from Big John & Kim As I type this, it was -37 below zero early this morning. I feel most appreciative to have a warm house in which to sleep, plenty to eat, and a companion with whom to share it. “Brr! It’s so cold, we can’t even create a heated argument.” (In truth,…
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Great Covid procedures!

Loved all the little touches: beautiful antiques, everything you might need in the kitchen cabinets.   Screened-porch in Cabin #10 nice, lots of play areas for the kids, carousel, treats for purchase, affordable boat rental.  Great Covid procedures! Our favorite thing was just playing in the sand, renting a boat, and seeing all the loons.  We…
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Research concludes NATURE heals

From a Yale School of Environment article published January 9, 2020: ". . . studies have shown that time in nature — as long as people feel safe — is an antidote for stress: It can lower blood pressure and stress hormone levels, reduce nervous system arousal, enhance immune system function, increase self-esteem, reduce anxiety, and improve…
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Force of Nature – EPA approved for Covid

Green cleaning (using non-toxic solutions) is a big deal here at Crow Wing Crest Lodge, and has been since day one of our ownership, over 20 years ago.  When Covid-19 struck in March 2020, like most of us, I felt confused, anxious, afraid (not only for our personal health and for those we knew and…
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Loved it!

The rustic look and feel of cabin - loved it!  Beautiful lakeview.  Nice campfires.  Relaxing, peaceful weekend. :)  Cabin fully supplied.  Fun fishing.  Wonderful sounds of loon clock.  Accommodating owners.  Great price for cabin. ----Sue & Mike K. (May 2020)
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Extreme protection outdoors

May 3, 2020.  Apparently, my family had to let off a little steam yesterday.  This is what happens when I don't keep track of 'em.  (This was my son-in-law Ryan's project.  With a little help from his wife, my step-daughter, Emily.   Ava, the subject in clip, is our 15-year-old granddaughter.) I haven't refound my own…
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MN Covid Executive Edict

Portion of MN Office of Govorner Emergency Executive Order 20-48  (Full order, view here)  Through May 18th, 2020 "Outdoor Recreational Activity. Individuals must not engage in outdoor recreational activities where they will come into close proximity with others from different households. Individuals may engage in the activities listed below, provided that they follow the Minnesota…
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Isolation Cabin

Our mission at CWC has always included the wish for guests to increase their physical, mental and spiritual well-being. During these "interesting" times, the safest place is staying at home. However, for those at less risk wishing for a change of scenery within a few hours drive we are offering an Isolation Cabin possibility. Rent…
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2020 Newsletter

Oh my gosh, this will be our 20th season at CWC – where does the time go? It seems like yesterday we were touring the resort in the muffled silence of February 2001, not even able to get into some of the cabins because of drifts. This magical place immediately welcomed us and felt like…
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Emptiness – goodbye to old Cabin #4

(Written as a daily write for a writing class February 2020.) I thought it would seem bigger when it was empty.  It didn't.  It felt small and crooked and way past its expiration date.  We shut down reservations on old Cabin #4 last Labor Day weekend and moved furniture out.  Then 'Lil Chris (one of…
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