Pine Point Lodge & Resort

Find yourself each morning here
Just pretend you get to be on this beach everyday all summer
What's it like when your hiking trail brings you to this?
Remember, we have nightly bonfires
Sooner or later, that will be you on these paddleboards
Find yourself paddleboarding or kayaking
Fish on! He worked for us for 6 years and is now an electrical engineer.
Nice! She worked for us for 3 years and is taking her boards for RN.
Find yourself living on this peninsula all summer!
What would it be like if this was you? Zipline rides on site.
Brad, from Texas. Enjoy fishing a remote hike in lake.
Suppose this is at your doorstep: Voyageurs National Park, Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Canadian waters - explore it all!

What's it like when Voyageurs National Park, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area & Canada are at your doorstep! Crane Lake, MN

Imagine if you were given a chance to enhance your life and the lives of others, change the way you interact with the world around you, and live in an amazing place? Here is your opportunity, LOOK NO FURTHER. We are a small seasonal, family owner-operated business that takes pride and emphasizes on excellent customer service. Nine hsk cottages, 6 rooms, a houseboat, lake home, rental boats & more.

Come and enjoy Crane Lake in northern MN on the shoreline of Voyageur’s National Park, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and access by motor boat to Canadian waterways while earning good money, making new friends, learning life long, valuable skills this summer!

About Pine Point Lodge & Resort

What would it be like working one of our seasonal jobs which run from the end of April through mid-October?  If you already live in MN you know how fun and beautiful it is!  Out of state applicants are welcome!  Housing and meals provided at no charge!  More than just a summer job, living and working here represents an experience of a lifetime. It is an opportunity to learn a variety of skills, develop a strong work ethic and it can be a place to learn and grow. Your experience at Pine Point can help enhance your future goals for employment in outdoor recreation, hotel/motel management, and other business opportunities in general. A sense of ownership grows from the commitment of working and maintaining our high standards of service. From the camaraderie and friendships that grow and from our commitment to provide the best quality experience for our guests in a setting that is beyond compare. Staff members work both the lodging and pier side of the business and sometimes work different positions during the course of the work week. A desire to be part of something bigger than ones self and enjoying the process of making it happen for our guests and for yourself. An opportunity of a life time!  Live the dream!  We are!

The Employee Experience

Realize there are millions of acres of pristine lakes and wilderness right outside your door!  EMPLOYMENT PERKS INCLUDE AND THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THE FOLLOWING: Housing, lunch and supper, use of laundry facilities, use of rental equipment, canoes, paddle boats, paddleboards, kayaks, enjoy miles of hiking trails, boat trips up lake or going into interior lakes, swimming and use of water trampoline and space mountain equipment, horse shoes, basketball hoop, volleyball, berry picking when in season plus much more! 

Ideal Candidate

Because you are hardworking, have a positive attitude, love the outdoors, want to learn, get to work on time, always have our guests best interests in mind, realize and understand the importance of doing your job here, and can work well with others makes you our ideal candidate. 

Room and Board

Because we care, we take pride in having excellent housing and home cooked meals included at no extra charge. No rent or meal out of pocket expenses. More information is provided on our website.

Employee Perks

RATE OF PAY: Biweekly wages are $768, plus tips, bonus, housing and meals. A full season, first-year employee wages and bonus could be $9,792 plus tips.

BONUS: This is a “Thank You” to our crew for all you do during your employment at Pine Point. It is given to those who complete their work contract and have maintained their commitment to providing the best quality experience for our guests. This includes a positive work attitude to co-workers and management, a good work ethic with excellent results, completion of a work contract, adhering to housing contract and collective cleaning duties, and returning the housing unit back to the state in which it was given to you (clean and well kept). The bonus pay is an additional $.50 per hour worked. Weekly tips also add substantially to earnings.

Additional Perks Include:

  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Use of laundry facilities
  • Use of boat rental equipment, canoes, kayaks
  • Miles of hiking trails
  • Boat trips up lake or going into interior lakes

Getting Here and Getting Around

Find yourself coming to Pine Point Lodge which is 4 hours north of Minneapolis/St. Paul and 1 ½ hours from the nearest airports located in either Hibbing or International Falls, MN. Please feel free to contact us about transportation needs.

Even though we're somewhat remote, we're easily accessible.  However, if you feel the need to be close to the shopping mall and must have city life, this job is not for you.  The end of the road is about 1 mile by boat. The nearest town, population 350, is ½ hour, one-way, by car. The nearest shopping mall would be 1 ½ hours, one way, by car.   Our location has access, by boat, into Voyageur’s National Park, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Canada. Guests come from all over the world to enjoy our peaceful location. They come to fish, hunt, swim, relax, hike, canoe, boat, to see historic sights, and explore the many miles of shoreline, rivers, and lakes. Before the guests arrive in middle of May, we begin training and getting staff familiarized with our Resort operations, cleaning, prepping boats and motors, lawn maintenance, and finishing projects After they leave, in the beginning of October, we are busy shutting down the cottages, and preparing the boats and other things for winter.

For Fun

Find yourself going up lake to a seclude beach or hiking trail, taking a 30 mile boat trip to Kettle Falls, Ash River, Elsworth Rock gardens and other area attractions.  Fishing is a must!  Photograph some of the oldest rock formation in the world! The big dipper, Orion, and other constellations plus the northern lights are seen throughout the summer!  There is so much!  It's your playground, have fun!

Our Jobs

Because Guests Become Friends! This starts with how our guests are greeted; addressing any concerns/questions they may have sincerely and attentively by listening more than talking and by responding. Having an outgoing personality is a big plus due to high guest interaction. 

We hire 5-6 full-time employees, three dock staff, and three front office/housekeepers. Our seasonal jobs run from the end of April through mid-October.


Dock Positions

Crane Lake

Liking the outdoors, enjoys fishing, boating, and having an outgoing personality is a big plus due to high guest interaction. Become familiar with facility layout and area, able to answer general questions providing excellent customer care including greeting guests. Accurately keep track of fuel, bait, ice and marina product sales, maintaining and stocking supplies, and general cleanliness of marine equipment and area including fish filleting. Have an eye for detail and the ability to meet deadlines. You ensure the marina equipment is kept in excellent condition. Additional duties include: daily trash pick-up, maintaining adequate ice supplies, instructing guests on the safe operation of boats in our rental fleet, shuttling people by boat, picking up deliveries, minimal lawn maintenance. Previous boat handling experience helpful, but not required. Required to have a valid DL with good driving record and able to lift and carry 75lb. Interest in fishing and the outdoors extremely helpful.

Guest Services

Housekeeping + Front Desk/Office

Crane Lake

Assist in activities, answer phones, provide area information, check-in/check-out guests, guest issues, cashier, gift shop sales and inventory management. Additionally, you will work in housekeeping to ensure standards are being met or exceeded with clean, well maintained cottages or rooms. We provide reasonably priced accommodations while you ensure outstanding housekeeping standards. You need to enjoy cleaning and want to provide clean cottages and rooms for our guests. Duties are cleaning and servicing guest cottages and rooms, central bath and lodge, including laundry. Maintain and stock supplies. Make note and bring cottage or room maintenance issues daily to manager. Become familiar with facility layout and area, able to answer general questions providing excellent customer care including greeting guests. Have an eye for detail and the ability to meet deadlines. You ensure the housekeeping guidelines are being adhered to or exceeded. You will be the first one in and the last to leave your cottage or room so your duties are done thoughtfully, thoroughly and efficiently. You will work directly with other housekeepers on each walk through to ensure guest satisfaction.  Positive attitude and the ability to work cooperatively are necessary. Must be able to lift and carry 30lbs. You will be trained in assisting other areas of Pine Point to help maintain quality in services and operations, so being a team player is essential and your learning possibilities are endless.

How to Apply

Fill out the online application form via the link below. Phone interviews are required. We look forward to hearing from and perhaps working with you at The Point!

Pine Point Lodge & Resort
7533 Gold Coast Road
Crane Lake MN 55725

ONLINE APPLICATION:  If there are any problems submitting your application please phone us.

Ph: 1-218-993-2311 or 1-800-628-4446

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