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Nelson's Resort

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 11 August 2013

My husband and I spent a long weekend at Nelson's to celebrate our wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time. When we arrived, they offered us a larger cabin with a nicer view than our original reservation. The resort and cabins are very quaint, making you feel like you are stepping back in time. We had lunch and also dinner...

3Thank foerster9
Reviewed 25 July 2013

My husband and I recently got married in crane lake . We had had a small reception with only close family and friends. Although my fiancé and I did not stay at Nelson's some out our guest Did and they loved the service and how clean it was. What i can tell you is that they were extremely helpful with...

2Thank Sindyliz
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 20 July 2013

Recently stayed at Nelson's Resort with my family and very happy with the stay. We hired a fishing guide for the first day for a nice fishing trip day. The second day of renting a smaller boat for fishing, and the third day renting a pontoon boat. For the size of the lakes, I will rent a pontoon boat for...

2Thank zyx130
Reviewed 5 July 2013 via mobile

Once again I want to thank the staff and owners for allowing my family the opportunity to share our vacation with the most family oriented staff u can imagine. We've been coming here for 35 years with my grandpa, now my kids with their grandpa. Special thanks to Justin and Stacy for taking our boys out on boat for Fourth...

1Thank Thill6128
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 October 2012

We took my wife's parents here for their 50th anniversary dinner. Our young kids love visiting Nelson's as they can play outside before and after dinner. The dinners have always been delicious, many homemade meals and ingredients, vegetables from their gardens, and the service has always been very friendly and accomodating. The Thursday night Smorgasbord is great too, and the...

2Thank Andy M
Chaska, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 24 September 2012

Rustic cabins, peaceful setting, wonderful restaurant. The fishing was excellent on the chain of lakes. Bring your passport so you can try the Canadian fishing as well. We brought our adult children and they had a fantastic time as well.

2Thank Lois A
Reviewed 10 September 2012

Jerry, Brenda, troy, butch, Justin, Amanda are amazing. I have been going since I was 15, I turned 45 this week. My wife and I went here instead of Hawaii and we'd do it again if possible. I own my own restaurant and understand how difficult it is to work with your family. They do it much better than we...

2Thank Thill6128
Reviewed 6 September 2012

Spent three relaxing days over the Labor Day weekend. Nelson's Resort is an old school getaway; rustic but comfortable cabins on beautiful Crane Lake, anchored by a centrally located restaurant and bar. The restaurant features excellent food at reasonable prices, with your choice of dining room seating or casual deckside dining. Cabins front Crane Lake, with excellent views and swimming....

2Thank Boesky
Ladysmith, Wisconsin
Reviewed 26 August 2012

Had a wonderful time at Nelson's. The cabins are nice and homey. The food is great. The lake is huge and really great for boating and sightseeing and of course- fishing. Nice beach for swimming. Nature trail is perfect for a scenic 1-2 hour hike. Great place for families.

3Thank chrysa63
Reviewed 17 July 2012

We go back year after year, cannot get enough of Nelsons, Crane Lake, or Voyagers National Park. Food is excellent, cabins are spotlessly clean, the grounds are manicurred better than any golf course. The fishing guides are outstanding and what a treat it is to have a shore lunch prepared by a part time gormet chef. Treat yourself to a...

2Thank HikeMN

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In 1931 John and Millie Nelson held a dream of a first class resort on the edge of the wilderness. You can find this dream still alive and nestled on Crane Lake in the north woods. Still operated by the Nelson family, the tradition of friendly hospitality, impeccable cleanliness and individual service awaits each and every guest. Each of our log and pine paneled cabins along Nelson's 1-1/2 miles of lakeshore awaits your visit. Nelson's Resort is truly a vacation paradise. Bordering Voyageur's National Park, Nelson's Resort is a scenic 5-hour drive from the Twin Cities and only a day's drive from such cities as Chicago, Des Moines, Milwaukee and Omaha. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nelson's Resort

Address: 7632 Nelson Rd, Crane Lake, MN 55725-8023
Region: United States > Minnesota > Crane Lake
Number of rooms: 27
Also Known As:
Nelson`s Hotel Crane Lake
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“If you don't like to walk a ways to your cabin, let them know.”
clipper13, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“pick by size to suit your family and try to get a lake view”
sylvWtonWestMids, 26 Feb 2015 | Read review
“If you rent by phone or Internet good luck”
300Hank, 23 Jun 2014 | Read review
“If you plan to eat out, forget choosing a cabin with a kitchen. Several wonderful places to eat that are reachable by boat.”
LoisA112, 24 Sep 2012 | Read review
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