Meet Your Hosts, Owners and Operators of Lakewood Lodge

We invite you to be our guests at Lakewood Lodge!  We are so happy that we made the choice to move here to the Northwoods of Minnesota.  Although we love our friends and family back in Nebraska (yes we bleed Husker Red) there is an unmatched beauty here.

We are often asked why we bought a resort. Danielle’s answer is jokingly “insanity.”  Actually the reasons are several:  our love for the outdoors, the closeness of our family and the ability to help others enjoy their special vacation time.  We understand that family life in today’s world is very hectic and fast-paced and, sometimes, even frustrating and over-whelming.  When you come to Lakewood Lodge life slows down a little.  You can stop and watch the eagles soar or sit in our log swings and see some of the most beautiful sunsets over Sand Lake you will ever see.  You can relax on our beach while your children laugh and play or you can explore Sand Lake and show the fish “who’s the boss.”  You can take part in our planned activities or simply do your own thing.  This is your special time!  Your Northern Minnesota resort vacation!  If we can help you smile, have fun and enjoy your time at Lakewood Lodge then we have done our job.  For us, that is what it is all about.

Over the past 19 years  and counting we have developed some amazing relationships with those who were first guests, then friends and now part of our family.  Each and every week of the season is exciting for us.  First, we know many of those who will be staying with us and look forward to seeing and spending time with them again.  Second, we are anxious to meet our new guests and develop new relationships.  The hardest part for us is saying goodbye at the end of each week knowing that it will be a full year until we see you again.  However, the e-mails, phone calls and letters exchanged during the winter months help us make it through.  We consider ourselves very fortunate to have so many friends and family to share our lives with, even though they are spread across the country.

Our Promise To You:  Your stay with us will be a memorable one with comfortable accommodations and grounds.  We invite you to experience what we choose for ourselves to enjoy.  You might say, “We Believe in our Product!”  It is our desire to share with you the finest that Minnesota’s Northwoods has to offer, all in a clean, well-groomed setting among friendly people.  We are looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to Lakewood Lodge.

Steve, Danielle (Dani), Stephen and Cole (now gone to college)
The Casselman Family