Beautiful Lake Home With 3 Levels With Living Areas On Each Level
About Susan Williams
West Crooked Lake and the surrounding area is nature at its best. As you look around you will see tall pines, wild flowers, abundant wildlife and a home to a family of loons. West Crooked Lake Resort was originally known as Timberlost Resort & Campground and was owned by the Jerrold and Doris Skadberg family for over 25 years. The Skadberg family had been coming from North Dakota to the Park Rapids area for their family vacations for decades and they came to love the trees, lakes and wildlife. In 1979, they decided to purchase Timberlost and to make Minnesota their permanent home. Several of their nine children, including myself, Susan, were involved over the years in helping Jerrold and Doris operate the resort. In 2003, I purchased a portion of Timberlost Resort and established West Crooked Lake Resort and constructed a new cabin and remodeled existing cabins with a northern decor to welcome all. I became familiar with the resort business through the years of helping my family with Timberlost Resort and decided to continue the resort tradition that my parents had started. Prior to purchasing the resort, I was an owner of a software development company and still work for that company. I enjoy getting away from my Dillon, CO residence to relax at our Up North resort with my two children, Nathan and Tomiko. We sold this resort in 2012 but now are back as owners and are very excited to get reacquainted with all of our prior guests.
Susan Williams purchased this Cabin in 2001
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
Smoking is allowed on deck and patio outside
Minimum age of primary renter:19
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We loved everything except for the stairs. With a one year old always watching to make sure gates were closed. Steps were steep
My family and I just returned from a labor day weekend stay at the West Crooked Resort. This cabin accommodated us perfectly. Great layout, well-appointed kitchen, clean bedrooms and bathrooms, and in a great location. The location is close to Itasca State Park (~35 min drive to the east entrance), we were able to go hiking and see the headwaters of the Mississippi. We loved the use of the pontoon, paddleboards, and canoe. Thank you again! We had a lovely stay!
We had a great stay!
The cabin of the property were very clean.
We had a great time all week spending time as a family. We had a blast on all the water toys. We enjoyed the firepit every night. A great place!
Family Vacation Tradition
Our family has been staying at West Crooked Lake Resort since 2011 for our summer family vacation. We love the personalized, family-oriented atmosphere that Susan and her family provide from the beautiful landscaping and clean, well-appointed cabins (our family has stayed in cabins #3 and #5 in the past and now stay in #2) to the fun activities for every age group. During our stays, we have had children of all ages from babies up to teenagers as well as multi-generational adults, and cabin #2 has always accommodated our needs whether by including thoughtful amenities such as baby gates, a cot in the closet with extra sheets and pillows, or a washer and dryer or by providing enough space in the three-level cabin that one can find a quiet corner to read or relax in amid a large family group. There's also the wonderful wrap-around deck and lower patio for enjoying as well. On the lake and outdoors, the older kids and adults love the paddleboat, the "Bongo" (water trampoline), kayaking and canoeing while the little ones enjoy paddling in the clear water near the shore, building endless sandcastles (with all the fun building tools provided), and playing on the playground. All of these activities are within view of each of the cabins. We really only leave the resort mid-week to head to Nevis or Park Rapids for additional provisions; otherwise, we are content to just enjoy the beautiful lake and our time together. We always look forward to hearing the first loon call and seeing the first bald eagle fly overhead. We're so happy that we found West Crooked Lake Resort. It's become a family tradition where we have made so many memories and look forward to making many more in the years to come.
Had a great time staying at West Crooked Lake Resort. Cabin was big and clean. Lake was amazing, some of the clearest water ever I have seen.