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Owl's Nest Resort

Experience Minnesota like a Local

About Us

Welcome to our secluded resort, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the north woods. In existence since 1954, we’ve been offering the ultimate lake experience, with activities like fishing, swimming, and boating, all within the stunning natural beauty of our forested surroundings. Come soak up some sun on our beach or go on an adventure on one of our kayaks, paddleboats or paddleboards to explore the lake on your own.

What Makes Us Special

Owl's Nest Resort at sunset, Nevis, Minnesota

Modern housekeeping cabins

2 and 3 bedroom housekeeping cabins with knotty pine interiors, ceiling fans, a full bath, well stocked kitchens, microwave, coffee pot and a charcoal grill. All cabins have a deck attached if you want shade after your day in the sun. Each cabin cones with a dock space or a 14 ft boat. 

Swimming fun in northern Minnesota

Handpicked Adventures

Wondering what to do?

Other than fishing of course, there is joining the fish for a swim. Kayaking around the resort or lake. We have paddle boards, paddle boats and a canoe available. Parents need not be concerned about getting nickel and dimed. All of the beach equipment is included in the cabin rental.  

Tie dye T-shirts at Owl's Nest Resort, Nevis, Minnesota

If you're feeling creative!

Want to do something with your imagination? Our studio, Creative minds, Messy Fingers Art Studio, is the place. We offer clay for hand building, pottery wheels for turning a masterpiece, and glass fusing for a colorful sun catcher or nightlight. 

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Foggy morning largemouth bass, northern Minnesota

The one's that did not get away, but may still be out there.

Nice northern pike, Nevis, Minnesota
monster largemouth bass, 5th Crow Wing Lake, Minnesota

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5 years ago

My family has been going to Owls Nest Resort for 29 years. It is my favorite vacation of the entire year. Extremely relaxing, fun, and private.


I spent the weekend here with some friends and had an incredible time! Bob and Kris are beyond welcoming and quick to offer a helping hand when needed. We took the pontoon out on the lake and were able to get a good view of the sunset, and we managed to catch some fish too! But even if you don’t go out on the lake you can get a really nice view of the sunset right off the section of beach.


10 months ago

I absolutely love this place. My grandpa has gone here for many years, and brought me last year. We now have a house on lake and still go over to visit. The owner Krissy is extremely nice, and the location right on 5th crow wing is great. There is also friendly dogs on the property to keep you company, they are good boys! Worth a stay!


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J.R.R. Tolkien

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17793 Deep Woods Drive Nevis, MN 56467  |  Call Kris 1-218-252-2105

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Meet your Hosts!

Welcome, We are Bob and Kris Sauser, we have owned and operated Owl's Nest Resort since 1996. We purchased the resort from Kris's parents who had owned it since 1971. Our customers are like family; many have returned annually since before we assumed operation.

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