Crow Wing Crest Lodge 

Contact Information

Crow Wing Crest Lodge

31159 County Road 23
Akeley, MN 56433

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

Get Directions



With a historic lodge built in 1898, 19 cabins and four campsites (2 full RV hook-ups), reunions are welcome!

LODGE: Built in 1898 right on the shoreline, and seating up to 50, our lodge is the heart of our family resort.

- Wireless high speed internet FREE
- Snack bar
- Game room (arcades, pool table, jukebox, mini-Ferris Wheel)
- Laundry
Scheduled summer activities:
- potluck luau
- B-I-N-G-O
- kids fishing contest
- sing-a-longs
- craft hour
- Art Class
- Bead Lady
- kids in nature: scavenger hunt,compass trek
- pool table tournament
- board game & movie night
- Hillbilly Golf
- and many more, see website!

Resort Amenities:
- Big sandy BEACH (200 feet long)
- cedar Play Fort with 3 slides, climbing wall, swings
- mini-carousel
- horseshoe pits
- sand volleyball court
- basketball
- on-site hiking trails 33 acres, (bird watching excellent!)
- boat rentals (including pontoons) and complimentary play boats (canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, stand-up paddleboard).

Surrounded by forest, 11th Crow Wing Lake is a clear, spring fed, peaceful lake (known for its shy trophy walleye and good largemouth bass) with the serenity of nature, but 2 miles to the little town of Akeley. We are located

- 28 miles from Itasca State Park,
- sandwiched between Park Rapids (16 miles) to the west,
- and Walker / Leech Lake to the east (8 miles)
- Heartland Bike Trail is 2 miles away (Lake Country Scenic Byway)
- Paul Bunyan Forest is 1 mile away (ATV trails: ATVs allowed on property within strict guidelines)

On-site spa services:

- Massage
- Reflexology
- Aromatherapy class
- Ionic Detox Foot Bath
- Ear Candling
- Drum circles - fun for whole family!
- Lakeside sauna
- Spring Healer's Retreat (1st Weekend in June)*
- Fall Relaxation Retreat (3rd Weekend in September)*

*Retreat Cabin-Share rates start at $55 night person

*See website for Retreat schedule. Usually includes group meditations, sauna sweats, continental breakfast, yoga on the beach, drumming, and practitioners available to do Myo-fascial Release, Reiki, Healing Touch, Chakra Energy Work, etc. etc. etc.

CABINS: We have 19 cabins and 4 campsites. The average cost per person in PRIME-TIME summer is $39 night (based on weekly rates).

Group Rates: $55/night/person (+tax), 5 or more group - intended for adult groups in spring and fall. 2 night minimum, as many cabins as needed.

We have a mix of traditionally rustic cabins (guaranteed clean) and new luxury cabins with fireplaces, whirlpool jet Jacuzzi bathtubs, dishwashers, A/C, etc.

We are a very earth-friendly, GREEN resort - if you are chemically sensitive - you're gonna love it here! We make our own organic cleaning supplies, wash linens in chemical-free soaps, recycle lake water onto the grounds, etc. See the "Our Green Habits" page of our colorful website to view more details!

Give us a 'ringy or zip us an e-mail anytime with questions or comments. :) -------Kim & Big John

Sorry, NO JET SKIS, NO PETS, NO FIREWORKS, and if you're looking for a resort for heavy drinking and all night partying, do not choose us. Quiet time after 11:00 p.m.


+++May Special: Rent two nights, get 3rd night FREE

+++2 for 2 Deal: mid-June (Tues-Sat) Rent any cabin for two nights, get 2 MORE NIGHTS FREE (good for specific dates only, check-out on Sat. prior to 9 a.m.)

+++10% off week: June 2-13. Scheduled activities are hoppin', critters are migratin', fish are bitin'!

+++Discount Week: August 22-29, 2020 all cabins get discounted to off-season rates - save up to $582 during sunny summer weather!

+++Labor Day Specials: Best deals of the year - see website for options.

+++COUPLES: $109 night, 3 night stay or more ($550 entire week!). ($129/night for a two night stay.) Pick any cabin (except #19). Guaranteed king or queen bed - enjoy the quiet and color of autumn! May, September, October only.

Hours & Dates

Open Season (May 8 - November 30)

  • Monday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
  • Sunday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
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.


  • Daily camping maximum: $45.00
  • Daily camping minimum: $38.00
  • Weekly cabin minimum: $427.00
  • Weekly cabin maximum: $3240.00
  • Daily cabin minimum: $86.00
  • Daily cabin maximum: $648.00

At high season summer rates, cabin rentals average about $39 person day. We boast a variety of both traditionally rustic and luxurious new cabins for all levels of budgets (esp. big reunion groups!) Of 4 campsites, three have electric, water and sewer.

Mentioned In

Return to previous page