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Ludlow’s Island Resort was voted the 4th best U.S.A. family resort in USA TODAY’s 2017 competition!

Kids, anglers and couples alike can escape to Ludlow's Island where experiences turn into lifelong memories. Relax, refresh and recharge at this exclusive, private island retreat, where guests can explore the mysteries of the island on their own. For nearly 70 years, three generations of the Ludlow family have emphasized unmatchable personal service, as well as uniquely and individually-designed cottages. Be as active as you desire — choose from countless adventures or simply unwind. Enjoy Lake Vermilion in canoes, kayaks, paddle and water-skiing boats or experience its renowned fishing. Play tennis, golf or racquetball, and then hike private trails. Your family will love staying overnight on the resort's small camping island. Come to Ludlow's Island and create memories that will last a lifetime!

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The Wilderness on Lake Vermilion, the Legend, and Quarry at Giants Ridge: these are three championship courses rated by Golf Digest within an hour of each other and of Ludlow. For a relaxing round with family or friends, Vermilion Fairways is just minutes away. Ludlow's offers golf packages and group arrangements to the best public golf in Minnesota.
Plan and host your next business event at Ludlow's and treat your team to an unforgettable time! Ludlow's only hosts one meeting at a time, ensuring that you receive their staff's full attention and assistance! With three meals a day, team building activities such as fishing clinics and hiking, and much more, you'll be sure to have a truly successful getaway!
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Fishing at Ludlow's Island Resort. Vermilion is renowned for walleye, northern and bass. In Fisherman magazine even called it the best smallmouth bass lake in the Minnesota! Experience the excitement of catching and releasing a giant 50-inch muskie! Ludlow's professional guides will introduce you to Vermilion's land of endless islands and sky blue waters.
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Exterior view of Ludlow's Island Resort. Ludlow Island has a rich history, and staying at Ludlow's Island Resort you can learn all about it! This is the only resort on an island located in all of Minnesota. Surrounded by Lake Vermilion, one of the most beautiful lakes in the United States, you and your guests can learn all about the natural surroundings and how this resort came to be on the island.
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Amenities
Open Dates
  • May 11 to Oct 8
Property Size
  • 23 units
Nearby City
  • Cook
Nearby Water
  • Lake Vermilion
General
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Gift Shop
  • Library
  • Pack N Play
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Sauna
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • DVD Player
  • Flatscreen TV
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite TV
  • Video Games
  • Wireless Internet
Food & Drink
  • Vending Machines
  • Gourmet Dining
Room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Picnic Tables
  • Refrigerator
  • Sundeck
  • Whirlpool
Activities
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Basketball
  • Kid's Activities
  • Photography
  • Raquetball
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Beach
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Boat Docks
  • Canoeing
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Fishing Pier(s)
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Play Ground
  • Sailing
Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Valet Parking
Services
  • Babysitting/Daycare
  • Banquet Room(s)
  • Catering
  • Fishing Guides
  • Fitness Programs
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Meeting Room(s)
  • Spa Services
Suitability
  • Children Welcome
  • Pet Friendly
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Fireside Romance

Lodging for two in lakefront cabin with wood-burning fireplace and a host of romantic amenities.

 

May 8 – June 5, 2020 | September 7 – October 3, 2020

 

Renew your relationship.

 

Includes:

 

Lodging for two in lakefront cabin with wood-burning fireplace

Dinner at your choice of local restaurants

Two half-hour massages

20hp boat

Robes

Firewood delivery for your cabin’s woodburning fireplace

Daily newspaper delivery

Water taxi transport between shores and island

Use of kayaks, Hydrobikes, stand-up paddle boards, and other water toys

Use of tennis, racquetball, and pickleball equipment and courts

Price:

 

2 nights in a private cabin with wood-burning fireplace: $825

 

3 nights in a private cabin with wood-burning fireplace: $1125

 

*Please make reservations in advance for spa services.

 

Contact us with any requests to make this time special for you

Deal Expires

October 3, 2020

Travel Dates
  • September 7, 2020 to October 3, 2020
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Labor Day Boat Show

Three nights lodging for two people in a private, waterfront cabin with wood-burning fireplace.

 

Saturday morning classic boat ride!

 

September 4-6, 2020

 

Includes:

 

3 nights lodging for 2 people in a private, waterfront cabin with wood-burning fireplace

Saturday morning classic boat ride (for guests bringing their wooden boats)

Saturday evening Captain’s dinner Sunday boat show (for guests bringing their wooden boats)

Sunday boat show

Saturday morning lake cruise in Vintage 1947 Ludlow cruiser

Ride

Robes

Firewood delivery for your cabin’s woodburning fireplace

Daily newspaper delivery

Water taxi transport between shores and island

Use of kayaks, Hydrobikes, stand-up paddle boards, and other water toys

Use of tennis, racquetball, and pickleball equipment and courts

Price:

 

$1100 for 2 guests

Deal Expires

September 6, 2020

Travel Dates
  • September 4, 2020 to September 6, 2020
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Guest Chef Weekends

Join us this year for our five-course dinners with wine pairings and cooking demonstrations.

 

May 29-31, 2020

 

Ludlow’s welcomes chef Rick Van Doeren of Murray’s in Minneapolis to the resort for our Spring gourmet weekend of fine food and wine.

 

Price: $110 per person, plus 20% service charge. Two-night minimum stay, Value Season rates apply.

 

October 2-4, 2020

 

Executive Chef Jake Uttich of the Oceanaire Seafood Room in Minneapolis ventures north for our autumn dinner again in 2020.

 

Price: $110 per person, plus 20% service charge. Two-night minimum stay, Value Season rates apply.

Deal Expires

October 4, 2020

Travel Dates
  • October 2, 2020 to October 4, 2020
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Lake Vermilion Fishing

Walleyes? Muskies? Crappies? Your call!

 

May 8 – June 5, 2020 | September 7 – October 2, 2020

 

Package Includes:

 

Lodging

Complimentary fish filleting and packaging

20hp boat and motor

Covered dockage and launching for your boat

Robes

Firewood delivery for your cabin’s woodburning fireplace

Daily newspaper delivery

Water taxi transport between shores and island

Use of kayaks, Hydrobikes, stand-up paddle boards, and other water toys

Use of tennis, racquetball, and pickleball equipment and courts

Price:

 

2 people: $170 per person per night, includes 1 boat

 

4 people: $125 per person per night, includes 2 boats

 

6 people: $100 per person per night, includes 2 boats

Deal Expires

October 2, 2020

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