Nelson’s Resort is located in a beautiful scenic area of Northeast Minnesota. It’s nestled in the middle of some fabulous recreational areas—bordered on the west by Crane Lake with its extraordinary fishing and boating, the Voyageurs National Park to the north where you can discover scenic historic fur trading routes and unusual geology, and Superior National forest to the east where you can experience wildlife and fishing in one of the last remnants of the boreal forest that once dominated the terrain. It’s truly an amazing site that offers fun recreational and historical activities for the whole family. Here are five good reasons to book your vacation at Nelson’s as soon as possible.
1.The Resort. Nelson’s was founded in 1931 by John and Millie Nelson, and is still owned and operated by the Nelson family today. It features rustic one and two bedroom cabins, a swimming beach, and an elegant dining lounge with a live pianist Thursday through Saturday. You can purchase any supplies you need at the on-site trading post, and you can eat hearty the locally famous smorgasbord on Thursday evening.
2.Boating. The resort offers rentals of Lund boats with Mercury outboards, or you can launch your own boat from the resort’s marina. You can rent a slip and have the peace of mind of knowing that the marina offers all that you’ll need for a fun day on the water—including bait, ice, and gas and even parts and service if you need help in a pinch.
3.Fishing. Crane Lake and the other area lakes offer excellent fishing for Walleye, Northern Pike, Small Mouth Bass, and a variety of pan fish. The knowledgeable staff can advise you about the best bait and tackle choices. They’ll show you the best spots, and even clean and cook your fish for you!
4.Wildlife. If you are an avid bird watcher, you can see eagles, Great Blue Herons, loons, and many more seasonal birds. You might also get a glimpse of bears, deer, moose, or even wolves!
5.Hiking. The resort provides easy access to several trailheads which are only a few miles away, including the Vermillion Falls Trail, Herriman Lake Trail, and the Crane Lake Vermillion George Hiking Trail. You’ll see varied terrain that includes waterfalls, geological formations, and interlinked rivers that are heaven for canoers.