Welcome To Upper Cullen Resort!

We have been a “Family Owned and Operated Resort” since 1928 and we’re located just five minutes northeast of Nisswa and far away from disturbing City noises. What you’ll find is a quiet, secure, relaxing setting surrounded by 35 acres of heavily wooded grounds for you and your family to enjoy.  We’re just one step from “Golden Pond”.

We Feature Old Fashioned Service, New Fashioned Accommodations
Minnesota Nice Spoken Here
Cabin Fever 100% Cured Here

LAT: 46.564150
LON: 94.243700
K E Ø I P L  147.225+ (Crosby Repeater)




Galles’ Upper Cullen Resort is centrally located in the “Heart of the Brainerd Lakes Area”. While we are only five minutes away from the unique shops of Nisswa, the cities of Pequot Lakes and Crosslake are only a short drive away and feature even more of the great shopping experience found in the area. Upper Cullen Resort is only about 20 minutes north of several shopping malls in Brainerd and Baxter. Our local business owners welcome you to the Lakes Area!

Green Initiatives

Much of our shoreline area is in it’s natural state.  Ice dams are left in place each year and vegetative cover is left intact to the water’s edge on much of our lake front.  This provides habitat for wildlife and helps reduce lake contamination from any runoff that might occur.  Our swimming beach and camp dock areas have sand beaches but all other shore areas are kept in their natural condition.  In 2006 we converted another 50 feet of our shoreline to its natural state.

A unique feature of our resort is that from the lake, we really don’t look like a resort.  About 80% of our shoreline area is kept in it’s natural state and is left undeveloped.  This is an aerial view of our west facing shoreline.  The area between the two dock clusters is part of our 35 acre resort property.  Many cabins are hidden from lake view with trees but still allow lake viewing from the cabin.

We have gravel roads rather than paved roads on our property which allows rainwater to naturally percolate back into the soils, completing the “Water Cycle”.  Impervious areas are held to a minimum and new comprehensive runoff prevention projects are being implemented in order to control and minimize all runoff into the lake.  Our goal is to capture and maintain 95% of all rainwater on our property.

Most of our property is heavily wooded and makes a great natural habitat for wildlife of all kinds.  We are committed to preserving the forested areas of our resort and limit tree and brush cutting to only those specific areas needing our attention.  We are currently adding green space to our enormous “natural” kept areas in many areas of the resort.