Crow Wing Crest Lodge

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  • Daily Indoor Minimum: 76
  • Daily Indoor Maximum: 522
  • Weekly Indoor Minimum: 380
  • Weekly Indoor Maximum: 2610
  • Daily Camping Minimum: 33
  • Daily Camping Maximum: 38
  • Weekly Camping Minimum: 231
  • Weekly Camping Maximum: 266
  • At high season summer rates, cabin rentals average about $35 person day. We boast a variety of both traditionally rustic and luxurious new cabins for all levels of budgets (esp. big reunion groups!) The 2 campsites have electric, water and sewer.


  • May 10, 2014 - Nov 20, 2014


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Located on a Lake or River

  • Eleventh Crow Wing

On-Site Facilities & Services

  • Located on a Lake or River
  • High Speed Internet Available
  • Children's Programs (scheduled, supervised)
  • Lounge/Bar/Tavern on-site
  • Sauna
  • Evening Entertainment (regularly scheduled)
  • Laundry Facilities

On-Site Recreation

  • Swimming Beach
  • Fishing Boats Available
  • Canoes or Kayaks Available
  • Hiking Trail
  • Bike Trail
  • Lake/River Access (Boat Ramp)
  • Dock Space/Slips/Mooring Buoys
  • Fishing Boat Motors Available
  • Fishing Guides Available
  • Fishing Launches/Charters
  • Pontoon Boat(s) Available
  • Playground

Indoor Lodging Amenities

  • Accessible to disabled
  • Open in Fall
  • Kitchen/Kitchenette(s)
  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast
  • Fireplace in Room(s)
  • Whirlpool in Room(s)
  • Air Conditioned Units Available
  • Discount Packages Mid-Week
  • Discount Packages on Weekends
  • Spa Services On-Site
  • Secluded Individual Cabin(s) or Unit(s)

Accommodations Policies

  • Accommodations for tour groups of 40 or more
  • Unit(s) that accommodate groups of 10+ people


  • We are approximately 3 hours from Twin Cities. Take Highway 10 northwest at Minneapolis to Motley. At Motley, take Highway 64 straight north to Akeley. We are 1/2 mile off 64, east on County Road 23 at the very northeast tip of 11th Crow Wing Lake

Other Date Information

  • Prime-time summer rates are weekly cabin rentals*. Minimum 2 night stay during May and September off-season. *See website for short-stay packages & deals.

Resort Plans

  • Housekeeping

Green Practices

  • Desc of Green Practices in Place: We use only organic/eco-friendly cleaning products, recycle lake water for lawns, and have implemented LOTS of "green" policies: For a full listing, see our website and click "Our Green Resort Habits". Member, Green Vacation Hub.
  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Water Conservation/Wastewater Mgmt Plan
  • Energy Efficiency/Conservation
  • Eco-Friendly Landscape/Facility Design
  • Eco-Friendly Purchasing Practices
  • Organic or Local Food & Beverage Choices

Lodging Capacity

  • Number of cabins: 19
  • TOTAL number of indoor lodging units: 19

Length of Stay

  • Daily Rental Available
  • Weekend Rental Available
  • Weekly Rental Available
  • Split Weeks Available
  • Extended Stay Facility
  • Daily site rental
  • Seasonal site rental

Campground Features

  • Electric
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Open in fall
  • Flush toilets in campground
  • Hot showers in campground
  • Lodge/central building
  • Secluded campsites

Number/Type of Campsites

  • Number of tent-only sites: 2
  • Number of tent-only sites available in winter: 0
  • Number of RV/Trailers Only: 2
  • Number of RV/Trailer only sites available in winter: 0
  • Number of camping cabins: 1
  • Number of camping cabins available in winter: 0
  • TOTAL number of campsites: 2
  • TOTAL number of campsites available in winter: 0
  • Number of sites in horseback camp area: 0

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  1. Beach it, or boat it: book a weekly cabin with a calming coupon!

    31159 County Road 23
    Akeley, MN 56433

    Spa stuff FREE on family fishing vacation!

    Never been to our friendly resort? Here's a treat to make your vacation complete:

    Mom: Book a week w/ the fam at Crow Wing Crest Lodge, and while Dad goes fishin' (trophy walleye, bass or pan fish), the kids can play on our big sandy beach or attend a scheduled activity (drum circle, BINGO, craft hour, nature hunt, pool table tournament, sand castle contest, kids fishing contest, etc.) while YOU relax throughout the week pampering yourself with . . .

    - FREE Ionic Detox Foot Bath (w/ purchase of 1st session for $25),or
    -FREE Ear Candling session (w/ purchase of 1st session for $25), or
    - FREE reflexology or bodywork session w/ Big John (w/ purchase of 1st session for $45-55!).

    (Or you can use this 2 for 1 coupon in any combination of above spa stuff. Just pay for 1st service and receive a 2nd service of equal or lessor value. Coupon available only to new guests booking a weekly cabin stay.)

    Also available during summer season: local licensed massage therapist on Wednesdays, Aromatherapy Classes on Tuesdays, Drumming Circles and a lakeside sauna!

    Check out the website for tons more amenities and activities and area attractions. With an historic lodge, 19 cabins and two campsites, CWC is the place to be . . . . . .

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  2. $99 night cabin on a lake - Couples Special

    31159 County Road 23
    Akeley, MN 56433

    Couples! Pick any cabin (except #19) in May or September for $99 night (3 or more nights), or $500 week (pay for five nights, get two more FREE!) Guaranteed king or queen bed.

    (Note: luxury cabins #9 and #10 may be available through Thanksgiving!!!!)

    ($120 night, two night stay or $200 one night)

    Couples Special includes

    - $5 gift certificate towards a bottle of wine at Forest Edge Winery (9 miles)

    - $5 gift certificate towards historic paddleboat tour at Itasca State Park (20-25 minute drive)

    - access to our bird identification books and binoculars, 33 acres of on-site hiking trails

    - free access to canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, campfire pits, lakeside sauna, and many more resort amenities

    - availability of our on-site reflexologist ($40 hour) or chakra massage ($50 hour), ear candling sessions ($25) or Ionic Detox Foot Bath ($25) see website for details

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    With an Historic Lodge, 19 cabins, & two campsites, CWC is the place to be . . . .

    MORE DEALS on our website Mention Explore Minnesota when booking

  3. Last minute Deal: $100 off weekly cabin at the lake

    31159 County Road 23
    Akeley, MN 56433

    Last Minute New Guest Welcome: Any cabin available within the next three weeks is subject to deal. Book any cabin for a week and receive $100 off (in addition to any other specials that may be running.)

    (For example: book Cookhouse Cabin #1 June 14-21 and take 10% off, plus an extra $100 for the week, = $878 for family of four. )

    BINGO, kid's crafts, compass trek, drum circles, potluck luau, sing-alongs, pool table tournament, fishing contest, sandcastle contest, board game 'n movie night, Bead Lady, and much more! Plus on-site massage, reflexology, aromatherapy class. Yeah, we've got lots of stuff going on to interest 'bout anyone in your group. Check out our website for resort details:

    With 19 cabins and two campsites, CWC is the place to be . . . . . . . . . .

    Mention ExploreMinnesota when booking to receive discount.

Meetings & Conferences

  • Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
  • Meeting/Convention Facilities (maximum capacity): 50
  • Banquet Facilities (maximum capacity): 50

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