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Ludlow's Island Resort

Lodge or Resort

Classic Northwoods cottages hand-crafted by the Ludlow family and updated with every expected amenity.

Your vacation starts with a luxury, hand-crafted cottage on our private island on Lake Vermilion in Northern Minnesota. You’ll get a personalized, full-service vacation with world-class recreation, natural beauty, and a northern Minnesota ambiance for all ages.

Our cabins have multiple baths, wood-burning fireplaces, decks and screened porches. All are situated under a canopy of pine and birch trees within 50 feet of the water.

Recreational Opportunities

Tennis, racquetball, basketball, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, boating, fishing, skiing, tubing, water slides, climbing iceberg, paddle boats, hydrobikes

Driving Directions

From Minneapolis take Hwy 35 to Cloquet exit. Hwy 33 to Hwy 53 until Cook, MN. Cty Rd 24 north to Beatty Rd, East on Beatty Rd. 5 miles to the resort.

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

Ludlow's Island Resort was started in 1939 and has been under the same ownership for 75 years and is now managed by the 4th generation.

Eco-Friendly Notes

Recycling, water conservation, waste-water treatment plants, noise and light pollution awareness, environmental awareness, lighting, roof top gardens, and lake water used for all irrigation.

Pet Friendly Notes

We love pets and allow them in our off-island cabins.


Seasons Open

May to October




  • Eco-Friendly
  • Locally or Family-Owned Business


The Ludlow family has hand crafted every cabin on the property. Each one was built with a distinctive idea in mind, from our cozy and romantic one-and two-bedroom cabins, to our large, five-bedroom cabins built to accommodate your entire family.

Our cottages have completely stocked kitchens, are comfortably furnished with a Northwoods theme and all have multiple baths.

You can see floor plans by checking out each cabin’s information page.

Every cabin at Ludlow’s Island Resort has access to the following amenities: Daily newspaper delivered to your cabin, Firewood at the cabin door, Guest laundry, Sauna, Spa with with optional massage therapy, pedicures and manicures, Fresh towels daily, Robes, shampoos, soaps, Covered dockage for boats, Gourmet pantry for groceries.

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