Nelsons Resort

Help make lasting memories, while enjoying the beautiful north woods, waters and starry skies that surround us

We are a family run Resort, established. in 1931, this is our 88th season. Our guests are like family; it maybe their very first trip or their 50th, all greeted with a happy smile. We, with the help of our employees, let our guests create lasting memories whether it's with the family, friends, a guys group, business or a wonderful couple.

We are located on the south East side of Crane Lake in Minnesota, we have 27 cabins,a restaurant and lounge, trading post, marina, game room, playground , beach,hiking trail all on the Seculded property.

About Nelsons Resort

Nelson's is the kind of resort that people return to year after year. It's kind of like the dirty dancing movie, but no skits or dance-offs but the same sort of family and friend summer Lake time FUN.

Many of our guests have been coming for generations, families that have been coming for 30, 40, 50 + years started out bringing their kids, then grandkids, then great grandkids ... it's their special place, together, in the peacefulness and beauty of the north woods, the elders believing if the children do not experience this beauty, they will never know it exists.

Our guests, as you already understand return year after year, but also many of the employees return as well, as working alongside us at "Nelson's" is like being part of the family, our crew members become lifelong friends to the employees but also to us. "Nelson's" consists of 26 lakeside cabins, full dining room, lounge, bar, marina and store, so there are many different employment opportunities which may suit you.

The Employee Experience

If you choose to come work with us at "Nelson's" you will receive a very special sense of purpose, working with our guests to ensure they have a wonderful stay, they will know your name, as well as you will know theirs by the end of the stay.

When your shift is over, you will get together with other employees and enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, berry picking, canoeing, walking, playing disc golf, cards or games. The Crews most often than not, become lifelong friends.  When your employment period ends, many plan on returning for another season, which many do, but I can guarantee you will always have a place in your heart for "Nelson's".

Ideal Candidate

If you happen to be an enthusiastic, outgoing, people loving and motivated individual, you are the candidate we are looking for!

Room and Board

We offer rooms at no charge, 100.00 deposit is required off of your 1st check, then returned at the end of employment, after inspection .  Staff meals are provided at a charge of 150.00 per month.  

Employee Perks

The use of all resort facilities, and equipment can be enjoyed free of charge provided it does not interfere with the Guests.  Employees immediate family can receive 25% off of lodging, subject to availability. 

Getting Here and Getting Around

Nelson's is a drive-to resort, directions are on our website. Airport in Duluth MN and transportation can be arranged to bring you to Nelson's.  

For Fun

Let see, what is there fun to do here,well...... hiking, biking, swimming ,fishing, canoeing, boating, campfires, enjoying the Voyageurs National Park, Boundry Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) Enjoying all this with your new "work" family . Oh I almost left out that working at "Nelson's" is fun in it's self.

How to Apply

If any of our openings sound fitting or you have questions, please call or e-mail, we would love to hear from you!


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