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A Classic Minnesota Lake Vacation

Pehrson Lodge Resort has served up classic Minnesota resort experiences for more than 100 years. Get the best of the woods and water in 25 lovely cottages, situated along 2,000 feet of Lake Vermilion's finest frontage. The private comfort of a lakeside cabin vacation is complemented by the resort's numerous activities and amenities. An active kids program sends the little ones on new adventures, teaching them to water ski and windsurf, while you get a few hours of quiet time. Anglers and boaters can enjoy a great vacation as well, with a rebuilt harbor, dockside service, and a productive fishery available onsite for easy use. Add in the lodge's famous hospitality and you have a destination that simply can't be missed!

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Girls playing at the beach and building sand creations. Blow up water slide with a 2 girls sliding down. Two girls jumping off the dock into the lake. Volleyball court on Pehrson Lodge Resort's beach. The sandy beach at Pehrson Lodge Resort is the perfect place to relax as the kids splash around in gorgeous Lake Vermilion. Catch a tan and read a good book while kayakers and paddle-boarders glide by. Of course getting in the water yourself is always an option, and when you do there's an insane amount of ways to enjoy yourself!
Two girls jumping off the dock into the lake. Blow up water slide with a 2 girls sliding down. A mother and daughter paddle boards at Pehrson Lodge Resort. Volleyball court on Pehrson Lodge Resort's beach. Mackinaw cabin's spacious living area, kitchen and dining room. Exterior view of Pehrson Lodge Resort's new ldoge. The Lodge is an annual tradition for many families who develop friendships with each other over the years. A high-energy kid's program, sandy beach, spacious cabins, and loads of extra services and amenities make Pehrson Lodge a family favorite. There's even a grouping of four gorgeous townhouse-style units, perfect for family reunions!
The Grand Vermilion Chalet's gathering and meeting space. Quilters utilize the Grand Vermilion Chalet's meeting and gathering space. While this isn't technically a business resort, it nevertheless provides meeting space should you need to do a little work during your stay. The meeting room is 1,120 square feet, and enjoys wireless internet access. Get some work done as fast as you can and then get to the vacationing- you deserve it!
Volleyball court on Pehrson Lodge Resort's beach. Fishing group pictured on the deck of the Sandpiper cabin. Family reunions at Pehrson Lodge offer you and your extended family the opportunity to reconnect, to reminisce and create new memories that are sure to last a lifetime! Whether that means spending time at the beach, heading out on a boating expedition, holding family fishing contests, playing games, or just singing songs by the bonfire at night, your family reunion can be a time when “doing nothing together” is the most meaningful of all!
Wedding ceremony with branch arch at the Aurora cabin. Spring Wedding setup on the covered patio are of the lodge. The new 11,000 square foot Grand Vermilion Chalet is not just for meetings- it's fantastic for weddings as well! Up to 60 of your closest friends and family will bear witness to you and your sweetheart's union, flanked by gorgeous Lake Vermillion. There's plenty of cabin space for everyone, so feel free to come a few days early and relax!
Camp Twain Nature Hike at Black Bay. Blow up water slide with a 2 girls sliding down. Couple at Pehrson Lodge Resort. A mother and daughter paddle boards at Pehrson Lodge Resort. Pehrson Lodge Resort has some of Mother Nature's finest work right in its backyard. Here you can witness a magnificent Minnesota sunset on a pontoon boat, spot loons diving and surfacing in the summer surf, and even see the famous Aurora Borealis' superb colors. And that's just the surface- as long as you're outside, you'll have a fantastic time!
Family Fishing! Two fisherman fishing at sunset on Lake Vermilion. A newly improved harbor and dock system is your gateway to Lake Vermilion's fertile waters, full of muskie, walleye, bass, and northern pike. Anglers' needs are well met with dock service, fish cleaning, live bait, a tackle shop, and arranged guide service. Whether you're a fishing pro or just someone who just enjoys being on the lake, Lake Vermilion has fishing opportunities for everyone!
Couple at Pehrson Lodge Resort. Wedding ceremony with branch arch at the Aurora cabin. Couple kayaking the lake together. While there are countless ways to enjoy yourself at Pehrsons, the surrounding area boasts plenty of fun as well. Couples can tour Soudan Underground Mine, where they'll travel underground a half mile and ride an authentic ore car. You'll learn the mine's history along the way! If you prefer staying above ground, check out the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary! It's the best place to see North American black bears in their natural habitat, and there are always biologists on hand to offer loads of information and answer questions. Don't just get closer on your next couples retreat- get smarter!
Odie relaxing on a boat. Northern Lights cabin's living and dining room with large picture windows and wood burning fireplace. Pehrson Lodge is happy to invite well-controlled pets to their "Pet Friendly Zone", which includes the many scenic wooded hiking trails nearby as well as multiple cabins. Sadly not all cabins can be pet-friendly, as some must remain pet-free to protect individuals with allergies and those who prefer not to be near pets. Be that as it may, it shouldn't stop you and Fido from having a smashing good time!
A mother and daughter paddle boards at Pehrson Lodge Resort. Pehrson Lodge Resort is the perfect place for your nature-filled vacation. Their ideal location in Northern Minnesota puts you close to Lake Vermilion and plenty of beautiful acres of public land. Explore the area at your leisure on a biking or canoeing trip and keep your eyes open for 25 pairs of osprey and over a dozen pairs of breeding bald eagles. There's no better place than this for your ecotourism getaway!
Exterior view of Pehrson Lodge Resort's new ldoge. Mackinaw cabin's spacious living area, kitchen and dining room. Cabins here are spacious and well-appointed, filled with amenities that will make you question whether you're at a lake resort or a five star hotel. Pehrson's main lodge was built in the early 1930's and houses a gift shop, library, TV area and spacious game room. Pool, table tennis, foosball, numerous board games, and pinball keep can keep kids entertained, while the library features a wide variety of books, magazines and newspapers.
Blow up water slide with a 2 girls sliding down. Water tuber being pulled by a boat across the lake. Hanson family sailing across Lake Vermilion. A mother and daughter paddle boards at Pehrson Lodge Resort. While all of Minnesota's ten thousand lakes have their own unique charms, Lake Vermilion is truly something special. There's so many ways to enjoy it, and Pehrson Lodge can facilitate just about all of them. Enjoy a picnic on a private sundeck explore the nooks and crannies in a rental boat, or (if you're feeling really adventurous) try your hand at windsurfing and waterskiing. There's no wrong way to spend your time here!
Pehrson Lodge Resort historic postcard. Pehrson Lodge Resort is Minnesota's resort since 1900! As their very first guests arrived by steamboat in 1900, this beautiful destination has hosted countless family vacations year after year. Providing a classic Minnesota resort experience and featuring modern amenities, their 28 cottages welcome you to indulge in excellent lake views and outstanding service.
Couple cuddling around a camp fire near the lake. Couple at Pehrson Lodge Resort. For the outdoorsy couple, you couldn't pick a better place to take your honeymoon! Pehrson's brilliant natural surroundings are host to innumerable activities and ways to get closer to Mother Nature. You and your new spouse can go hiking, birding watching, mountain biking, canoeing, and even hunting, should it strike your fancy. Meanwhile, the cabins are cozy and the perfect place to relax after an unforgettable day outdoors!
Mackinaw cabin's spacious living area, kitchen and dining room. Pehrson Lodge Resort features 25 charming cottages located right along the shores of Lake Vermilion. Their cabins offer plenty of space to relax during your stay and feature amenities such as a fireplace, private bathroom, and full kitchen. Enjoy stunning views of the lake and easy access to the beach for fun!
Couple kayaking the lake together. Pehrson Lodge Resort is located on the shores of Lake Vermilion and offers onsite boat rentals that will make your vacation as fun as possible. They feature a large fleet of powerboats that include options such as Lund 1950 Tyee 225HP, Premium 115HP Ranger 620VS, 40 HP Fishing Boat, and even basic aluminum boats. They also offer complimentary kayaks, paddle-boats, paddle-boards, and much more. No matter what you need, they have it right onsite!
Open Dates
  • May 10 to Oct 8
Property Size
  • 28 units
Nearby City
  • Cook
Nearby Water
  • Lake Vermilion
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Gift Shop
  • Library
  • Pack N Play
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Volleyball Court(s)
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Sundeck
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Basketball
  • Bocce Ball
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting and Shooting
  • Kid's Activities
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Shuffle Board
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Beach
  • Beach Volleyball Court(s)
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Boat Docks
  • Canoeing
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Fishing Pier(s)
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Marina
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Play Ground
  • Sailing
  • Free Parking
  • A/V Equipment
  • Banquet Room(s)
  • Business Center
  • Catering
  • Fishing Guides
  • Fitness Programs
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Meeting Room(s)
  • Handicap Access
  • Children Welcome
  • Pet Friendly
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Fishing Special - 20% Off Boats

Join us for an early or late season stay, and receive a boat rental discount on top of our low spring and fall cabin rates. Valid May 8-June 12, 2020 OR August 9-September 30, 2020. 

Stay in one of our classic, combortable cabins for your fishing getaway. Special includes 20% off fishing boat rental rates with new cabin reservations. Fishing boat is equipped with livewell, GPS depth finder, trolling motor, swivel casting chairs and decked floor. Dock space with electric.

Deal Expires

September 12, 2020

Travel Dates
  • May 8, 2019 to June 12, 2019
  • August 9, 2020 to September 30, 2020
Terms and Conditions

Offer valid only for new reservations. Minimum nightly stay requirements apply, based on reservation dates. If you book online, just mention the discount and we will apply it in-house or feel free to call - 218-666-5478 or email us at

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20% Off for Midweek Stays

Are your travel dates flexible? Take an additional 20% off our great early and late season rates for Sunday-Thursday night stays.

Valid dates: May 8 - June 12, 2020 OR August 15 - September 30, 2020

Deal Expires

September 12, 2020

Travel Dates
  • May 8, 2020 to June 12, 2020
  • August 15, 2020 to September 30, 2020
Terms and Conditions

Offer valid only for new reservations of 3 days or more. Please mention this discount in a phone call - 218-666-5478 or email us at . If you'd like to book online, just mention this discount and we can adjust the rates in-house.

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