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See a listing of all our upcoming events and retreat offerings, find out more information about individual events, and register. Make sure to like us while you’re there so that we can keep you up to date with the latest events, openings and specials.

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Log Cabin Front Porch Concert Series and Crooked Creek Retreat Barn Concerts

Scheduled throughout the season.

Bring a picnic basket, a blanket or lawn chairs and come up for the day or camp overnight! Camping rates are $15 per tent.

Walking plays, theater and barn dances will be in the future!

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Retreats are offered throughout the year, featuring local artists and musicians. Past groups and retreat ideas include:

  • Youth group camping overnights
  • Yoga and wellness retreats
  • Book clubs, knitting, painting, clayworks, scrapbooking, photography, maple syruping, jewelry-making, songwriting and rehearsing
  • Group camping and nature hikes
  • Couples Valentines retreat
  • Work weekends

We’d love to help you setup a retreat for your group. Please email us at info@crooked-creek-retreat.com for more information.

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Crooked Creek Retreat

Retreat. Respite. Renewal.

Come experience Crooked Creek Retreat, a log cabin nestled in the pines and valleys created by the St. Croix River. Situated just north of the Twin Cities, a quiet getaway with family and friends is just moments away. Enjoy mornings of birds singing or snowy quietness.

Crooked Creek Retreat is a place where artists can be inspired and create together, where musicians can craft their songs and where families or small groups can gather by a fire and share in simple the experience of connecting with one another.

We offer one main log home and two rustic pine cabins, for up to 16 people.


The main home, a cedar log cabin, comes equipped with a full kitchen, 1 ½ baths, woodburning potbelly stove (as well as forced air heating) and sleeps 2 in one main floor bedroom and 2 in the loft. The open living area is welcoming for discussion groups, book clubs, games, knitting… A hideabed couch is also available for an additional sleeping option.

Cedar sleeps a total of 8: 2 on the main floor, 2 in the loft, and 2 in the basement bedroom.

Pricing: $200 for Sunday-Thursday, $250 for Friday and Saturday stays


The Group Cabin is a wonderful, open versatile space used for group retreats: yoga, family reunions, artist learning and training retreats. The cabin is heated by a large, woodburning stove and sleeps 6 on built in (moveable) beds. The group cabin utilizes the rustic and pleasant outhouse down the beaten path. Access to the main cabin baths is also an option, as it is right across the yard. Includes gas stove and fridge.

Pricing: $100 per day (in addition to main cabin rental). Day rates also available by request.


The former Hunter’s Cabin is down the path and past the barn, on a hill all its own. This rustic cabin has a queen bed and one twin (additional twin available), sleeping four. The Hunter’s Cabin is heated by a wood burning stove. A hand pump is located behind the cabin for fresh water and the second, new outhouse is just down the hill by the barn. In wintertime, this cabin is accessible by snowshoe and sled only, as the road is not maintained.

Pricing: $70 per night



  • Trails on property for walking, mountain biking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing
  • St. Croix State Park (bike trails, swimming, fly fishing, and beach)
  • St. Croix River (canoeing, tubing, kayaking and adventuring)
  • Gandy Dancer Trail (biking and ATV trails)
  • Many nearby fishing lakes and rivers
  • Danbury, Wisconsin (groceries and ice cream too!)
  • Horseback riding
  • Forts Folle Avoine Historic Park
  • Hinckley Fire Museum
  • Yellow Lake and Twenty-Six Lake public beaches


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LOCATION: 40564 Crooked Creek Road Hinckley, MN 55037

MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 7152 St. Paul, MN 55107




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