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Nelson's Resort

Lodge or Resort

In the heart of Voyageur Country at Crane Lake in Northern Minnesota sits Nelson's Resort. A vintage classic, the resort has catered to fisherman and nature seeks alike for over 80 years. Steeped in rich northwoods flavor, Nelson's Resort brings back its guests time and again to experience its unique character and hospitable surroundings.

Recreational Opportunities

Voyageurs National Park, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and access to the Canadian Wilderness, recreational opportunities abound at our doorstep. Use Nelson's Resort facilities and offerings to experience the vast array of outdoor adventures you may desire. From daylong fresh water fishing, with seasoned guides, to relaxing with your toes in the sand at our beach with loved ones, you will find the "rush" or "calm" you seek.

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

Nelson's Resort is has been family owned and family friendly since 1931.

Pet Friendly Notes

Your pets are welcome, but we prefer that you leave them at home. Additional rates do apply.


Seasons Open

Mid May through September annually.


Locally or Family-Owned Business


Nelson's Resort offers American, Modified and European Plan Rates. Select your lodging options from our 27 unique handcrafted log or pine paneled cabins to suit your needs. All of the cabins provide their own warm feeling of being "at the lake". Savor fine dining or just a snack and beverage in Nelson's Lodge and Lounge. Many menu choices Include fresh salads and vegetables picked and prepared daily from our manicured garden in season.

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