About the Crane Lake Wilderness Lodge

My name is Gary Nesseth and I have enjoyed sharing this unique spot on Crane Lake the last 10 years. As a young teen I was introduced to the Boundary Waters Canoe area and fell in love with this special wilderness. I have spent many summers on canoe trips to the BWCA.

In late 1990s a friend told me about a run down small resort with 5 cabins for sale. My wife and I drove to Crane, rented a boat and arrived on the site I cherish today. The main lodge was in bad shape and the other smaller cabins were not much better. We came home with the idea that it was too much work and an expense we couldn’t afford. But after several weeks we could not stop dreaming about the potential. We made a low offer and were surprised when they accepted it.

That was 1995, it took until 2012 to rehab two of the smaller cabins, tear down the large lodge, build the new Spruce Log cabin and put crib docks in. We started renting all three properties in 2013.

We are currently working on rehabbing a fourth cabin.

This 10 acre point and the surrounding area is so special due to the abundant wildlife and so many varieties of fish. The wilderness in this unique setting is unsurpassed. The absence of any artificial town lights make star gazing and northern lights the perfect spot of the decks of the cabins.