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Your very own island resort on Lake Vermillion.
Your very own island resort on Lake Vermillion. Nestled in one of America’s most beautiful lakes, Ludlow’s Island Resort is a truly unique destination with over one-hundred years of providing guests with memories that last a lifetime.
A unique take on the “ol’ family vacation.”
A unique take on the “ol’ family vacation.” Ludlow’s Island Resort offers something for everyone, from unique lake activities (like our amphibious car) and attractions to nearby world-class golf courses to spa facilities to engaging kid-centered adventures.
Your very own island resort on Lake Vermillion.
Your very own island resort on Lake Vermillion. Nestled in one of America’s most beautiful lakes, Ludlow’s Island Resort is a truly unique destination with over one-hundred years of providing guests with memories that last a lifetime.
Out the door and down the steps to a whole new world.
Out the door and down the steps to a whole new world. Our private island means that kids can wander and explore in safety. Plus, we offer a slew unique activities like our vintage wooden Chris Craft boats.
Our classic cabins are a perfect fit.
Our classic cabins are a perfect fit. Our beautiful, hand-crafted cabins come with the amenities you need, from an intimate “party of two” to a high-energy family.
Ludlow’s Island Resort on Lake Vermilion

Ludlow’s Island Resort
on Lake Vermilion

Children are free to roam and explore the wonders of nature on our PRIVATE island reserved only for guests. Families spend time together creating memories that will last a lifetime…take the time to play games on your porch, roast marshmallows at our nightly campfire on the beach. ride in our amphicar or create fantastic sandcastles.

Renew relationships snuggled up in a robe by your cabin fireplace. A special magic is created by couples at this romantic hideaway with cabins strategically located on three land parcels creating a private setting for everyone.

Relax and refresh at our new spa. Swim or sun on our sandy beach.

Enjoy the 40,000 acres of pristine Lake Vermilion. Fish for walleye, bass and muskie. Guides will assure success. 300 islands combined with countless inlets and bays provide unequalled lake structure. Vermilion is one of Minnesota’s finest fishing lakes.

Ludlow’s Island Resort on Lake Vermilion

Our History

Joseph Burr Ludlow came to Lake Vermilion in 1907 and fell in love with the beauty of a lake with 365 islands and 40,000 acres of sky blue waters. He purchased Ludlow's Island for $300. His son, Hod built the first cabin in 1933 and began renting it to friends 1939. The Ludlow family has been creating hand crafted Minnesota cabins for guests ever since.



Mark and Sally Ludlow Mark and Sally Ludlow

Meet Your Hosts

For nearly 70 years, four generations of the Ludlow family have emphasized unequalled personal service as well as uniquely and individually designed cottages. The Ludlow family has an enduring commitment to preserving this extraordinary experience and the environment and history. Their focus is on the guest and maintaining the privacy of an island exclusively for their use.