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“Excellent Family Vacation”

Crow Wing Crest Lodge
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Crow Wing Crest Lodge
Reviewed 30 August 2013

1st Time but not the last!! The cabins are beautiful and comfortable and wonderfully stocked! No need to bring anything but your favorite foods. Kim, Big John, Chris, Ryan and Emily are the Best!,,,, So talented and incredibly helpful. We had reflexology, foot detox, free aromatherapy class, free photography class....much much more Wow!!! Two teen boys had a blast on the free water boats, fishing, playing Bball, billards, badminton. It was refreshing to have the outdoor fun and so many free and fun activities offered. The Lodge is Beautiful and bingo was great fun! So close to Itasca and many other fun available fun activities close by. Grocery shopping very close including a Walmart only 20 min away. Do yourself a favor and take the family vac you deserve !

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

My family has been coming here every summer for 12 years now and we have no complaints! Kim and John are wonderful. We always take advantage of Bingo night and Reflexology or Massage when we're there and love using the kayaks and sauna. Bring your own boat or rent one there, and bike on the Heartland Trail. If you are looking for a party atmosphere this might not be the place for you, but we love it and can't wait to go again next year!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

Like many other Crow Wing Crest reviewers, our family has been vacationing here for decades (since the 50s!), which provides a unique perspective on why the place is so special. Yes, there are plenty of modern amenities, but in other ways, time stands still at Crow Wing. The kids in the playhouse, the teens on the beach, the adults around the picnic table, the loons over the lake, the spectacular sunsets . . . not only do you forget what day it is here, but what year, and sometimes what century. Crow Wing Crest is the perfect antidote to today's high-speed, high-stress lifestyle. We're already counting down the days 'til we return next summer.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 August 2011

Crow Wing Crest Lodge is a haven - a quintessential MN family resort. The cabins run the gamut from relatively old-fashioned to sparkly new with dishwashers and jacuzzis. The beach is lovely and always well-kept up. Kayaks, canoes, & boats are available, as are pontoons for renting. It's a quiet small lake - great fishing, swimming and boating (no jet skis). There are tons of activities available (v-ball, basketball, bingos, pool, arcade games) or you can sit in the shade or on the beach and read and relax. My family has spent a week here every summer for nearly 40 years. Kim & John have owned the resort for more than 10 years and have put their unique and amazing touches to it that have made CWC more special than ever. Go to CWC - you won't regret it.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

My family has been coming here for 40 years. We have always loved the lake, but Kim and John, the new owners, have made tremendous improvements. I can't recommend this lake enough!

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Additional Information about Crow Wing Crest Lodge

Address: 31159 County 23, 11th Crow Wing Lake, Akeley, MN 56433-8245
Region: United States > Minnesota > Akeley
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Akeley
Price Range: ₹ 8,462 - ₹ 17,564 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Crow Wing Crest Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With 19 cabins, 2 campsites and an historic lodge (built in 1898), Crow Wing Crest Lodge is a traditional three season resort catering to family vacations in the northwoods of Minnesota. On crystal clear 11th Crow Wing Lake, the fishin' is fun, the big sandy beach and scheduled activities like Bingo, craft hour, pool table tournament and sand castle contest are a big hit with kids. Unique amenities: on-site massage, reflexology, lakeside sauna, aromatherapy class, drum circles. ... more   less 
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