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Pike Bay Lodge

Lodge or Resort

Pike Bay Lodge is built on the former Albert Coates estate in Pike Bay on beautiful Lake Vermilion. This acreage also encompasses parts of the former gold mining site known as Winston City. For a period of time in the 1860s it was the largest city north of Duluth, Mn.

Currently Pike Bay Lodge offers new and historic lodging ranging from the 1920's Coates family 4500 sq. ft. summer home to our 4 all new cedar lofted chalet styled cabins completed in 2006 - 2009. Towering pines overlooking Pike Bay inlet to the lake in the solitude of the north woods country makes for an enjoyable respite from your daily work life.

World class freshwater fishing for Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Perch, Northern Pike and Musky with 40,000 + acres of water provides ample opportunity for the serious fishermen and women. For the golf enthusiast there are 3 championship quality courses close by and 144 playable holes on 7 courses within 1/2 hour of the resort. There are also many family activities with the Wolf Center, two Bear Centers, Minnesota Discovery Center, Soudan Underground mine, museums, shops and heritage centers located close by. Hundreds of miles of great snowmobile trails are accessible directly from the resort. Skiing is available 30 minutes from the resort or come up and do some ice fishing in a heated modern fish house.

Recreational Opportunities

Fishing, boating, golfing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, hunting and sightseeing.

Driving Directions

From Minneapolis/ St. Paul: North on interstate Hwy. 35 to Hwy. 33 ( range cities to Cloquet ). State Hwy 33 to State Hwy. 53 North. Go through Virginia, Mn to State Hwy 169 east. Signs say Tower / Ely. Go 17 miles to junction of Hwy 1, Hwy 77 and Hwy. 169. Go past 1/2 mile to Pike Bay Dr. On the left. Take Pike Bay Dr. 1/2 mile to our sign on the left. 3/4 mile in to resort.

From Chicago : Interstate 90 north to State Hwy 53 North thru Superior/ Duluth continue north on Hwy 53 thru Virginia to Hwy 169 east. Take Hwy 169 east 17 miles to junction of Hwy 1, Hwy 169 and Hwy 77. Go 1/2 mile past this junction to Pike Bay Dr. On left. Go 1/2 mile on Pike Bay Dr. To our sign and 3/4 mile to the resort.

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

Jay and June Schelde are the owner operators of Pike Bay Lodge. Jay was born and raised 20 miles from the resort in Cook, Mn. and June was raised in Brainerd, Mn. on a small lake. We converted a mini resort into a mid sized resort starting in 2005 and have built a solid repeat clientele. Many of our guest comment that pictures do not do justice to our setting.

Eco-Friendly Notes

We recycle everything.

We use 4 stroke motors on all our boats.

Our resort has an engineered runoff management program to minimize storm runoff into the lake.

Most of our buildings are of energy efficient designs.

We use dark sky minimal outdoor lighting to lessen light pollution.

Pet Friendly Notes

We allow pets in 4 of our 8 buildings. We like pets. We limit the total number of pets at any one time at the resort and require contact before booking to discuss pet(s).


Seasons Open

Open year round


Peak rates June to October from 130.00 per night for 2 to 320.00 per night based on 4. 750.00 per week based on 2 to 2650.00 per week for 6


  • Eco-Friendly
  • Locally or Family-Owned Business


7 full housekeeping cabins and 1 motel style 3 unit building. All units have full kitchens w/ outdoor grills. Most units have dishwashers, all have Satellite TV and the resort has free 100% Wireless Internet access. Cabins come with all bedding, dishes and cookware. We have 3 pontoons and 4 fishing boats for rent and kayaks, paddle boats and canoes free to our guests. Scenic grounds and evening fires in one of our three fire pits makes for some serious play or relaxation.

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