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Nelson's Resort

7632 Nelson Rd., Crane Lake, MN 55725
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I stayed with my parents, brother and sister-in-law at the Big House cabin at Nelson's this past week, and it was fantastic, as always! We have now returned to Nelson's 6 times to vacation, and are never disappointed with the experience. If you're into hiking, I would recommend the hike to the beaver dam. It is a rigorous hike, but... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stayed there for four nights in July, and it wasn't long enough! This was our second time to the area. Last year we stayed in a Houseboat, which was super fun, but the houseboats go super slow! We thought it would be fun to go back with our speedier boat so that we could really spend some time touring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had a guys (3 generations) of family up there for a week of fishing and great fun. Although the bugs were horrible at this time of year the fishing was great and the experience was fantastic. Been coming up here for 33 years and can't wait to come back again next year.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

we stayed here for 3 nights last august and it was lovely. The cabin was cosy and set on the edge of Crane lake which was breathtaking . We were able to make a fire and watch the sun go down on the lake. The main lodge and bar was good the food was excellent when you think how far... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Our party of four did not stay at Nelson's. It was recommended to us by a shopworker in Orr as a nice place to have lunch before we headed out of the Crane Lake area for an extended camping weekend in Voyageurs National Park. We had lunch on the restaurant deck, and it was delightful. Attentive and friendly service, good... More 

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Addison, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

June 2014 Our party of 3 spent one week at Nelson's resort for fishing. We were given a guide for a day at a cost of $375. Upon our departure our bill cosisted of an additional $56. for fuel and $20. for bait. When asking why the additional charges we were told the guide added fuel and bait to our... More 

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Nelsons35, Owner at Nelson's Resort, responded to this review

I'm sorry that we had confusion over the guide pricing with this party, it was not our intention to mislead them or any other costumer. Our guides are self- employed and set their own prices and with the many different lakes and options that they can take their clients it would be unfair to include the fuel and bait costs... More 

Hamburg, Iowa, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

the owner told me where my cabin was and when I extended my hand and introduced myself he shook my hand and told me he needed to get back to the phone. didn't even tell me his name. his wife was pleasant however in the lodge during the week. mice in the cabin, had to store food in microwave and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 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... More 

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