Boyd Lodge – A Family Resort Since 1934
Our rich tradition in Crosslake Minnesota began as a vision over a half century ago. It was 1934 in Minnesota’s lake country, a time when the distant howling of the wolves would frequent the evening twilight, when towering stands of pines stood untouched as they had for centuries, and when the rugged and natural beauty of the northwoods, the crystalline lakes and the bountiful fishing attracted only the most adventuresome.
Lynn Boyd had the calling of the north, a calling that compelled him to not only live here, but to enhance its beauty and share it with those who were to follow. And follow they did. Initially, Lynn and Ceil Boyd provided lodging to those wanting to fish the abundant waters of Whitefish Lake. But as visitors began to discover that Boyd Lodge was more than a fishing lodge, their numbers began to increase, as did the demand for lodging facilities. Families began to come, seeking not only exceptional fishing, but also a place to relax and enjoy a family vacation. Year after year they return to enjoy the beauty of Whitefish Lake, and the friendly, hospitable family atmosphere that has long been the Boyd tradition.
In 1967 Lynn and Ceil’s daughter Nancy and husband Roger Schwieters took over the operation of the resort. They made many additions and improvements to the resort over the years. Here they raised their family of three children and two foster children. In 1983 the townhouse project (loft cabins) was started. These cabins have been a wonderful family vacation destination ever since.
The resort plans for the redevelopment of the original seasonal cabins, with architecturally designed homes that will preserve the historic and rustic feel of the resort. Some of these properties will be privately owned, however for busy families that can’t stay “at the lake” full time, a portion of the cottages will be available for fractional purchase. These fractional cottages are also available for rent.
Whether you choose The Loft Cabins or The Cottages at Boyd Lodge we know that you will enjoy the exceptional facilities, impeccable grounds, a great lakeshore location and a warm, friendly welcome any time of the year.