MIDWEST LIVING MAGAZINE June 2006
Crow Wing Crest Lodge
There's a fresh twist to this peaceful lakeside cabin compound in Akeley; owners John and Kim Bowen offer New Age activities, including aromatherapy and reflexology. NEW Three spacious luxury vacation homes. LOVED the century-old lodge (once the centerpiece of a logging camp) and the relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
BUT Older, smaller cabins are comfortable, clean and well-equipped but not stylish. They're also priced accordingly. DETAILS Kayaks and watercraft free for guests, 200-foot beach and good fishing, partly due to the on-property rearing pond for northern pike. 19 cabins and two campsites (two- to four-bedroom) from $824 per week (218-652-3111;