1 . Ludlow's Island Resort

Cook, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 265 - 8545

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Leave your vehicle behind, hop on a shuttle boat, and welcome yourself to the remote Ludlow’s Island Resort, literally located on a tiny Lake Vermilion island. You’ll discover 20 handcrafted cottages tucked beneath birch and pine to choose from, including the four-story Dreamcatcher cabin or the rustic Bayside retreat. And, from boating and canoeing to swimming and even rock climbing, Ludlow’s has everything that you could want in a classic Northwoods vacation!

2 . Pike Bay Lodge

Tower, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 474 - 5322

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Looking for a relaxing lakeside vacation? Consult your stress-melter expert: Pike Bay Lodge. Pike Bay is also educated in the best fishing tactics, and places you on a lake teeming with walleye, northern pike, muskie, smallmouth bass, perch, and many more. Originally a private mining and banking industrialist's estate, the lodge now offers an escape to anyone looking for some r&r, in any season. Near Pike Bay, you'll find every lakeside living perk, from snowmobile trails to great fishing spots.

3 . Marjo Motel

Tower, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 753 - 4851

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Visiting Lake Vermilion on a budget? Try the affordable yet beautiful Marjo Motel! Home to eight modern motel units with air conditioning and cable tucked into a stunning wooded setting, the motel gives you access to the lake with limited docking and even a free boat launching service. And, when you stay at Marjo, you’re only two miles from the Soudan Underground Mine and less than one mile from the beautiful Taconite Trail. You can’t afford not to stay with Marjo!

4 . Co Z Sister's Lodge and Retreat

Soudan, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 753 - 5055

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Over time, Lake Vermilion hasn't changed much. But the Old Historic Soudan Hospital has become the Co Z Sisters Lodge and Retreat. Only half a mile from the new Lake Vermilion State Park entrance, this newly-renovated lodge specializes in group getaways for quilters, scrapbookers, jewelry makers, and more! Visit the nearby Soudan underground mine, McKinley Park, the new Lake Vermilion State Park, or discover a treasured Minnesota snowmobile trail!

5 . Daisy Bay Resort

Tower, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 449 - 8306

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Fisherman's paradise is hidden in the heart of Daisy Bay on Lake Vermilion's Daisy Bay Resort. Come to the home of walleye, crappie, northern pike, muskellunge, bass, and pan fish. Just 15 miles from Cook and Tower, Minnesota, this resort is set in the peace and privacy of Daisy Bay, where quiet cabin rentals come with reasonable rates and incredible amenities. Enjoy fully equipped housekeeping cabins with private docks, a beach, launch ramp, boat rentals, and even bait and tackle.

6 . Diamond Cove

Cook, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (708) 246 - 1136

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The Diamond Cove name doesn't deceive - it really does sparkle! 30 feet from the water's edge, this authentic, log-hewn lodge sits on a wooded lot in the wild northwoods of Cook, Minnesota. A real fishing retreat on Lake Vermilion's shore, Diamond Cove grants you access to 1200 miles of shoreline, 365 islands, and marvelous fishing choices from northern pike, walleye, large and smallmouth bass, sunfish, perch, and muskie. Diamond Cove is your home, not your resort cabin!

7 . Everett Bay Lodge

Tower, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 753 - 5115

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Everett Bay Lodge introduces you to the Lake Vermilion trinity: fishing, families, and fun. With an ideal locale on the protected Everett Bay, the Lodge offers 10 modern housekeeping cabins, satellite TV, wifi, across-the-bay-access to The Wilderness Golf Course, heated pool & sauna, outdoor recreation for all ages, and the fishing trip spot of your dreams. Grab a hydrobike, canoe, kayak, or paddle boat and venture off shore. Or buy some bait and discover the best walleye waters in the state!

8 . Forest Lane Resort

Tower, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 826 - 6070

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The Big Bay view is yours at Forest Lane Resort. Where a gently sloping sandy beach coasts you into an unforgettable canoe, kayak, paddle boat, or fishing trip. Discover the incredible on-site modern housekeeping cabins of one of the best Mom & Pop Resorts in Minnesota, with TV, motor rentals, bait, gas, and a boat launch. Or a trail away you can find mine tours, mini-golf, championship golf, a casino, bear and wolf centers, shops, and restaurants.

Take a gamble on Fortune Bay Resort Casino. And infuse some excitement to your Lake Vermilion vacation! The casino is the perfect place to play Las Vegas-style gaming while enjoying the luxuries of a northwoods Minnesota vacation. Deluxe accommodations, a pool, restaurant, and lounge are yours, while just outside your door an adventure begins with championship golf, nature trails, fishing, and a variety of outdoor activities. You can have it all, at Fortune Bay Resort Casino!

10 . Glenmore Resort

Tower, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 753 - 1200

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"Retreat" yourself to Glenmore Resort. Nesting on the Lake Vermilion shore Glenmore Resort's year-round vacation homes range from rustic to luxury, while seven knotty pine cabins stand between the trees of Glenmore Resort's grounds. Where you'll find the extraordinary: luxury in a northwoods setting. Begin your adventure at water's edge with sand beaches, boat launch, protected harbor, boats, canoes, and paddle boats. Or go snowmobiling, ice fishing, downhill, or cross country skiing.

11 . Gold Mine Resort

Orr, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 741 - 7056

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Wild at heart isn't just a t-shirt slogan, it's the Gold Mine Camp mantra. Between the wilderness of Lake Vermilion and Crane Lake, find the only camp on this river stretch. With access to 17 miles of navigable river, Gold Mine Camp earns the title of "privacy-plus." Escape to the northwoods where people, other than Gold Mine guests, are rarely seen. Fish without interruption, canoe areas more remote than the BWCAW, and indulge in one of the best hunting experiences in Minnesota.

12 . Gruben's Marina

Tower, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 753 - 5000

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Harbor in to Gruben's Marina, the enviable protected harbor fishing experience of northern Minnesota. Year round vacation homes park here, where the boat rentals, bait, and all other "fisher people"-friendly amenities are plenty. A well-stocked convenience store fills your tackle box, while a lighted and screened-in fish cleaning area in the large boathouse prepares for your big haul. Gruben's Marina is also pet-friendly so you can bring the whole family to this four-season fisherman's paradise.

13 . Head-O-Lake Resort

Cook, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 321 - 9340

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Summer or winter, you'll find a great vacation waiting for you at Head-O-Lake Resort!

Located on the shore of Lake Vermilion, Head-O-Lake Resort is a family-friendly destination offering year-round fun. From splashing in the lake and fishing during the summer to skiing the trails and enjoying a cup of hot cocoa in you cabin during the winter, you'll find a wide variety of activities to enjoy no matter what time of year you visit. Their lakeside cabins offer comfort and convenience on the shore of Lake Vermilion. Inquire today!

14 . HooDoo Point Campground

Tower, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 753 - 6868

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On the Southern shores of Lake Vermilion, HooDoo Point Campground joins the excellent remote fishing experience with the northwoods camping outing to bring you a one-of-a-kind Minnesota resort. Enjoy lakeside lots nearby to Tower, Minnesota attractions like the Fortune Bay Casino, Wilderness Golf Course, Soudan Underground Mine Tour, wolf and bear center, boat tours, and Minnesota Discovery Center. The Minnesota experience is yours to explore at HooDoo Point!

15 . Life of Riley Resort

Cook, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 666 - 5453

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There's nothing fancy about the Life of Riley Resort - but don't pass your chance. Not only is Life of Riley the only resort on Norwegian Bay, it's also one of Lake Vermilion's most popular. You'll feel what can only be described as the "wilderness sensation" where the down-home experience meets the superior fishing grounds of Lake Vermilion's walleye fishery. Informal, friendly, and airs-free, Life of Riley turns the lakeside cabin vacation into a tradition you'll return to.

16 . Lost Weekend Cabin

Cook, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 410 - 0025

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Get lost - in Lost Weekend Cabin! And begin your adventure in Minnesota's northwoods - in any season. Lost Weekend Cabin in Cook, Minnesota is both the summer lakeside cabin of your imagination and the cozy winter home of your dreams. This Lake Vermilion cabin is features five bedrooms, a loft/game room, two bathrooms, swimming area, and the best fishing spot around. Indulge in complete privacy on one of Minnesota's finest lakes at Lost Weekend Cabin.

17 . BayView Lodge

Tower, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 753 - 2500

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Your spot in the sun is waiting, at Bay View Lodge. As Lake Vermilion's "hot spot," Bay View Lodge has a long history as having the best fish on shore. Find your seat on the three-tier deck, two bars, or casual and fine dining rooms and taste the best menu on the lake. While its lodging options are as varied as its catch of the day. Make head or tails of rustic cabins, duplex units, or motel rooms - whichever bay view lodging option fits your budget.

18 . Black Bay Camp

Cook, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (952) 476 - 6382

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Welcome to serenity: Black Bay Camp. Where your Lake Vermilion experience is traded with the landscape of 50 years past, when an unspoiled forest overlooked the pristine waters of a nearly undiscovered northwoods wilderness. Discover modern upgrades like a sauna, fish cleaning house, lakeside lodge, motor boats, a pontoon, canoe and kayak rentals, and both cabin and house rentals. Your private escape to the past is waiting at Black Bay Camp on Lake Vermilion.

19 . McKinley Park Campground

Soudan, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 753 - 5921

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Where the call of the loon is the only sound around, McKinley Park Campground brings beauty to the basics. McKinley Park is comprised of 70 wooded lakeside sites before the 40 miles of clear blue water. Travel the 1.5 miles to the Soudan Underground Mine or explore onsite with hiking and biking trails. Modern comforts combine with the rustic park setting, introducing convenience to the wilderness. Enjoy contemporary amenities like showers, laundry, a store, boat ramps, docks, a sandy beach.

20 . Moosebirds Bed and Breakfast

Cook, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 666 - 2627

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Escape to the lakehouse at Moosebirds Lakehouse Rental! Once a lodge-style bed & breakfast, the Lakehouse is decked for a comfortable, lakeside adventure in any season. Your home away from home, its cozy accommodations, amenities, and beautiful Lake Vermilion location combine with west-end attractions like boat rentals, campground, and Moosebirds General Store. Stop by the store and outfit your boat and tackle box before each Lake Vermilion adventure.

21 . Muskego Point Resort

Cook, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 666 - 5696

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Fishermen must go to Muskego Point Resort. On the north shore of Vermilion's Wake-em-up Narrows, Muskego has been renowned for generations as an exceptional family and fishing resort. An island to itself, only short, 2-minute boat rides can take you to this island wilderness and wildlife sanctuary. Secure your remote fishing experience and angle one of the most beautiful lakes in the country, once known by the French Voyageurs and Chippewa alike.

22 . Pehrson Lodge Resort

Cook, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 666 - 5478

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Join the tradition of a century, and ply the waters of Lake Vermilion from Pehrson Lodge. Rich in nature's wonders, this hidden corner of the world is the perfect place to rediscover the camaraderie of friends and family. Witness a Minnesota sunset over the lake whose given name means "Lake of the Sunset Glow" and listen by the lakeside campfire for the lonely call of the loon. The perfect camping trip just met the ideal fishing getaway and lake adventures of Pehrson Lodge.

23 . Picek Rental

Cook, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 666 - 6011

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Wandering hearts take comfort in Picek Rental. Lakeside living is done right by Picek Rental. This brand-new, 38" Nomad trailer brings living large to the lakeside. Enjoy the large slide-out in the dining and living area and relax the expert-camper way, way above campsite living. Picek Rental features cushy creature comforts like a queen bed, twin bunk beds, and a private Lake Vermilion lot. With enough docking space for a boat, this is your answer to the private life on the lake!

24 . Caroline's Cottage

Cook, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (612) 961 - 5598

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See the "Lake of the Sunset Glow" of 1950's past, from Caroline's Cottages. Vintage, knotty pine cottages harbor handcrafted details like Australian cedar hardwood floors, fully stocked modern kitchens, and private boat docks. Bring your inner tubes or take a canoe or kayak rental and explore the 365 islands for wildlife. Nearby to a boat launch, the Moosebirds General Store, The Landing restaurant, and a golf course, these restored, vintage cottages are set on the sandy beach of your dreams.

25 . Pine Trees Resort

Tower, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 753 - 4818

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Over the Vermilion River and through the woods, find Pine Trees Resort. Canopied by the towering pine forests of Minnesota's famed northwoods, this cozy little resort is made up of five modern cabins on one of Minnesota's most scenic lake shores. Your Lake Vermilion view is complemented by attractive amenities like complete kitchens, showers, Direct TV, wireless internet, and decks with BBQ grills for the popular summer night option of an old-fashioned cookout.

26 . Polley's Resort

Cook, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 666 - 5636

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Old-fashioned but not underrated, Polley's Resort is a Lake Vermilion classic. With campground and housekeeping cabin options, Polley's has your idyllic family camping vacation covered. A family resort since 1941, Polley's contains both the comforts of home and an old world charm that just can't be replaced. Discover home away from home, and participate in history with a new family tradition - making a Lake Vermilion trip to Polley's Resort every year!

27 . Retreat Lodge & Resort

Cook, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 682 - 6296

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Peace, quiet, and privacy are all treasures of Retreat Lodge & Resort on Lake Vermilion. 26 wooded acres shelter an array of lodging options from cozy log cabins, to lake and vacation homes, to fully-equipped lodge units. Lacking a boat, motor, or bait? No issue here. Retreat Lodge has boat and motor rentals as well as a small bait & tackle store for your fishing needs. Catch your weight in walleye, crappie, bass, bluegill, muskie, and pike. When you boat on into Retreat Lodge & Resort!

28 . Shamrock Marina & Resort

Tower, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 753 - 5457

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You won't need luck on Lake Vermilion when you stay with Shamrock Marina and Resort. But Shamrock is more than Lake Vermilion's go-to Marina. Its also the lucky spot of three fully modern housekeeping cabins. Dubbed Shamrock Landing, this resort combines the comfort of lakeside cabins with the outfitting talents of a marina and the conveniences of home. Enjoy DirecTV, satellite, wireless internet, boat rentals of your dreams, and central location to all Lake Vermilion has to offer.

29 . Spring Bay Resort

Cook, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 666 - 5607

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Spring Bay Resort is northwoods inspired, from its roots in the northwoods wilderness to its extended fishing trip adventures. Stay at Grandma's, Big Thunder, Crosswater Retreat, Wakemup Bay House, the little Trapper's Shack, among many others, and enjoy your Lake Vermilion setting the old-fashioned way with Spring Bay Resort. Without-charge extras are yours, including dock services, discounted guided fishing, paddle boat and hydrobikes, canoes, kayaks, a sandy beach, and more!

30 . Lure of the Loon Resort

Tower, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 753 - 4732

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After a week here, you'll understand The Lure of the Loon Resort allure. With a distinctive loon-shaped indoor heated swimming pool, Finnish sauna, gift shop, game room, swimming beach, and full-service waterfront, The Lure of the Loon Resort doesn't give you any reason to go somewhere else. Hear the haunting loon song by night, see one of the most incredible sunsets you've ever seen, and sink into sleep in one of several birch and pine-shaded lakeshore cottages.

31 . Timbuktu Marina and Cabins

Cook, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 666 - 2434

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Timbuktu Marina & Cabins is your outback outfitter, with a marina at heart. Find fully-furnished cabins with knotty pine interiors, rustic decor, and modern housekeeping amenities just outside a marina full of lakeside necessities and adventure accessories. Timbuktu has, contrary to what its title may suggest, everything you'll need to survive the outback. Find gas, groceries, beer, live bait, tackle, and even that fishing license you need, all in one cozy one-stop shop: Timbuktu Marina!

32 . Trancheff's Cabins

Tower, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 753 - 2411

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Ever dream of owning your own resort? This is the feeling you get from a Trancheff's Cabins vacation. Perfecting lakeside independence and the carefree abandon of the vacationer, Trancheff's Cabins offer two fully-equipped cabins and RV sites for the happy family campers. Get up-close and personal panfishing straight from the Boathouse. Or venture off Arrowhead Point for to test the excellent walleye waters of this freshwater giant fishery.

33 . Vermilion Dam Lodge

Orr, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 516 - 7804

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Catch the finer things in life hook, line, and sinker from Vermilion Dam Lodge. Rated among the finest northern Minnesota resorts, this four-season favorite is a well recognized landmark. Escape to the tranquility of the Great Outdoors with the plush comforts of a luxury resort: Jacuzzis, sauna, game room, general store, and top-quality service. While the 365 islands, 1200 miles of shoreline, and 42 miles of water, and the record-size fish hauled from it yearly is enough to motivate any angler!

34 . Vermilion Houseboats

Tower, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 753 - 3548

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Jump in and swim with the fishes at Vermilion Houseboats! Making your lake vacation mobile, Vermilion Houseboats proves that a bigger lake means less congestion, more fish, and more activities; without the hassle of planning out every tiny detail of your day. As Vermilion Houseboats will attest to, Lake Vermilion is the perfect place for your Minnesota houseboat vacation, offering numerous campsites, better fishing, and best of all - the space to explore.

35 . Vermilion River Cottages and Canoe Outfitters

Buyck, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 666 - 2444

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Vermilion River Cottages and Canoe Outfitters stands where family resort meets outfitter. Find Northern Minnesota housekeeping cabins, wilderness camping, and the best canoeing, fishing, hunting, and hiking vacations outside the Arrowhead. Come where the fishing is famous, the cabins are spacious, and every view drinks in the most scenic wilderness Minnesota has to offer: near Voyageurs National Park, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and Lake Vermilion.

36 . Vermilion Sunsets RV Park

Cook, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 666 - 2276

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The Sunset Country title should have gone to Vermilion Sunsets RV Park. In the land of beautiful northern sunsets, star filled evenings, and nature-centered adventure, Vermilion Sunsets RV Park enjoys a stunning setting for wilderness camping trips. 15 full hook-up sites are large, landscaped, and nearby to Vermilion Fairways, which is approximately 3 miles from two public boat launches. Golf away your days or take an outback camping trip to Sunset Country at Vermilion Sunsets RV Park.

37 . Voyageur Cove Resort

Cook, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 721 - 8044

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Paddle into the sunset from Voyageur Cove Resort. Voyageur Cove Resort cabins are fully-furnished and offer free boat dockage, kayaks, and convenient fishing services. Paradise lies in Minnesota's northwoods. Where you'll find a four-season hiking, birdwatching, boating, and fishing mecca. And where the peace and quiet is only broken by the haunting call of a loon, the paddles breaking water, and the occasional splash of fish fins. for your best northwoods experience yet.

38 . Whispering Winds Resort

Cook, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 964 - 6306

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Relax - you’re at Whispering Winds Resort! Unwind in one of this family-friendly resort’s rustic lakeside housekeeping cabins featuring decks, BBQ grills, and picnic tables. Gawk at the panoramic Vermilion views from the 69-foot fishing pier, gather around the campfire pit, and spend the day boating, pontooning, and canoeing with the help of the onsite boat launch. And, for the anglers, the resort provides fish cleaning facilities for when you catch that prized northern pike or walleye!

39 . White Eagle Resort

Cook, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 666 - 5500

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Full service and full on fun, the White Eagle Resort is the cabin-on-the-lake vacation you have been dreaming of! Situated on the west end of Lake Vermilion, the 12 cabins of the resort are hidden among acres and acres of towering birch and pine trees. Take advantage of the onsite boat launch and private docks to catch a muskie worth writing home about, or hop on one of the resort’s water bikes for an afternoon of waterlogged adventure. Then, cap off your day with a nightly lakeside campfire!

40 . Wolf Bay Lodge

Cook, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 666 - 6106

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Redefining the meaning of cozy, the Wolf Bay Lodge on Vermilion’s Wolf Bay boasts two-bedroom cottages with knotty-pine interiors, fully-equipped kitchens, and enough room to make family memories that will last a lifetime. These newly-remodeled havens also feature full decks with gas BBQ grills, bathtubs and showers, and picnic tables. Plus, the lodge’s restaurant and full-service bar overlooking the lake are the perfect spots to relax after an exciting day on the water!

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