Night Owl

Pet Friendly

Night Owl has been completely refurbished with an upstairs master suite and screened sitting area. We've opened up the living room and added new hardwood flooring.

The cabin has two downstairs bedrooms and an additional bedroom in the glass-enclosed porch. You will enjoy dining outside in the enclosed screen porch or on the private deck adjoining it. Two baths and a new heating and air conditioning unit add to the modern comforts of the original Ludlow's Island cabin.

Night Owl was built by Hod Ludlow in 1933 when he was 19 years old. Not only was Night Owl the resort's first cabin, it is also the first Minnesota cabin to use pine exclusively for the interior.

Night Owl first had gas lights - one still sits on the fireplace mantel. They hung from hooks still visible in the living room ceiling. The light fixture in the bedroom to the right of the fireplaces originally operated from a 6-volt generator Hod Ludlow had in the building behind the cabin, which is now the guest laundry room. The generator would charge up a number of glass-celled, 6-volt batteries, and the lights could be operated after the generator was shut down. You'll notice the switch next to the ceiling light. It has been rewired and converted to 110 volts.

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  • WIFI Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Housekeeping
  • Full Kitchen
  • Two Bathrooms
  • Fireplace
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Screened Porch
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Resort Amenities

As a guest at Ludlow's Island Resort, you will have access to the following amenities:

  • Valet Service
  • WiFi internet Access
  • 24-hour coffee in the lodge
  • Covered dockage for boats with electricity
  • Cane poles for kids to fish with
  • Pickleball, tennis, and racquetball
  • Spa & sauna
  • Swimming beach with climbing iceberg and waterslide
  • Paddleboats, kayaks, sailboat, canoes, hydrobikes
  • Basketball
  • Treehouse
  • Ping pong
  • Adult and kid library
  • Game room with Nintendo Wii
  • Pantry for groceries and snacks
  • Movies for checkout
  • Evening beach bonfires
  • Croissant delivery on Sundays
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