Membership

What is the Community of Minnesota Resorts All About?

Our Mission:
The Community of Minnesota Resorts exists to help family owned and operated resorts in Minnesota to continue as a viable segment of the Minnesota tourism industry.

Our Motto:
The Community of Minnesota Resorts’ motto is “Resorters Helping Resorters.”  We believe that none of us is as smart as all of us.
The Community of Minnesota Resorts is an industry association dedicated to the mission of helping family owned and operated resorts in Minnesota to continue as a viable segment of the Minnesota tourism industry. The association is entirely volunteer supported. We assist members in marketing and education and assure a voice at the MN state capitol. Every year we offer scholarships to member’s children or grandchildren, give an annual “Resorter of the Year Award”, and offer vendors an opportunity to connect with resorts through our Associate Member Program.

 Become A Member Today

Fill Out our Online Application to become a member of the Community today , or Call 320-212-5107 or send an email to request a Membership Packet. You can also fill out the following form and mail to us at:

CMR – Community of Minnesota Resorts
PO Box 61
Dent, MN 56528
Attn: Membership Division

2017 – 2018 CMR Membership Application

Renew Today

Fill Out our Online Application to renew your current membership , or fill out the following form and mail to us at:

CMR – Community of Minnesota Resorts
PO Box 61
Dent, MN 56528
Attn: Membership Division

2017 – 2018 CMR Membership Application

Benefits

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Marketing Benefits of CMR»

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Vendor Discounts

Special discounts are offered to CMR members (i.e. low rates on credit card processing, special wholesale pricing on log furniture, 10% off reservation software, 5% off lawn equipment, etc.)

Workshops and Conferences

Fall Conference

The 2017 CMR Fall Conference was one again a big success! We had an exceptional fun day on October 28th (Wine and Paint, Excape Room, Wine Tasting…).

We had 72 people attend our Fall Conference at Arrowwood Resort and Converence Center. Some of the many things topics included how to keep our demeanor “Above The Line,” Instagram do’s and don’ts, Google Ad Words hints, Swimming pool regulations, Septic system management, benefits of on-line reservation systems, legislative update from our lobbyist, Explore MN update, and a panel of resorters with verious techniques on how to fill our “shoulder seasons.” These in addition to our every popular Crackerbarrels, Vendor Show and our Silent Auction make this year’s converence a great learning experience!

It is a perfect time for you to give us suggestions for our next conference! You can contact any board member.

 

Annual Fall Resort Tour

Our next tour will be in September 2018 – we will keep you posted!

School of Resorting

Classes are offered and change throughout the year! Check back often!

Day On the Hill

Mark your calendars and join us on the bus! Our annual CMR Day On The Hill is on Tuesday, March 13 thorugh Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Our legislative agenda will include:

1. Continued increased funding for Explore Minnesota Tourism.
2. Post Labor Day School Start
3. This one is new but is very front and center: Revisions or an exemption for small resorts to the current child labor laws regarding the age at which a youth under 18 can operate equipment and what kind of equipment they can operate. We did hear from the Department of Labor and Industry at the CMR Fall Conference regarding the additional protections offered to youthful workers. It was very informative.

We hope to see you at the next Day On The Hill. We cannot do it without you! To attend or for questions please contact Jim Wherleyat  info@sunsbay.com or 218-758-2080.

Spring Workshop

Our April 6, 2017 workshop was a huge success! We had a record number of attendees at Thumper Pond in Ottertail. Thank you!

We are now taking suggestions for our 2018 Spring Workshop!

 

 

Resorter of the Year

2016 — Big John and Kim Bowen, Crow Wing Crest Lodge, Akeley MN

These resorters have worked hard, updating cabins with new roofs, bathrooms, kitchens, windows, carpets, a new lodge roof, including putting up 3 new buildings. They remodeled a cabin complete to the studs, while trying to honor the history of their property. They are progressive, adding WI-FI to the resort, though, they did not succumb to Television. This resort actually didn’t start out as a resort. It was built by a logging camp as a place to eat. Over the years, it was turned into a chicken farm, then a Camp that brought girls in by train to learn “Etiquette”. They actually found feathers and an old chicken coop door when they remodeled one cabin. Read more…

Contact Information
31159 County 23
Akeley, MN 56433
http://www.crowwing.com

View the CMR Board of Directors

View President & Past Presidents

View Previous Resorter of the Year Recipients