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Nelson's Resort

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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 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... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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68 reviews 68 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 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... More 

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Chaska, Minnesota, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 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.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

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... More 

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Address: 7632 Nelson Rd., Crane Lake, MN 55725
Location: United States > Minnesota > Crane Lake
Number of rooms: 27
Also Known As:
Nelson`s Hotel Crane Lake

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