Your Own Private Island Resort

Ludlow’s Island Resort offers northwoods cabins set at the water’s edge of Lake Vermilion in Cook, Minnesota.

Voted the Top Resort in Minnesota for 2022 by the Star Tribune’s MN’s Best Awards

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Resort Activities

Learn about all of the exciting activities you can experience at Ludlow's Island Resort on scenic Lake Vermilion.

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World-Class Fishing

With over 40,000 acres and hundreds of bays and islands, Vermilion is one of Minnesota’s top fishing lakes.

Fishing Trips

Dining Options

Learn about Ludlow's prepared meals delivered to your cabin and nearby dining locations.

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How Lake Vermilion Became a Fishing Haven

How Lake Vermilion Became a Fishing Haven

Lake Vermilion has since transformed into a beloved vacation spot with dozens of resorts lining the shore.

The History of Ludlow's

Joseph Burr Ludlow came to Lake Vermilion in 1907 and fell in love with its 365 islands and 40,000 acres of sky-blue waters. He purchased Ludlow’s Island for $300. His son Hod built the first cabin there in 1933 and began renting it to friends in 1939.

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