Where it All Began
Marks father built Night Owl when he was 19 years old after hed decided to live in the north country!
Night Owl has been completely refurbished with an upstairs master suite and screened sitting area. Weve opened up the living room and added new wood flooring.
The cabin has two downstairs bedrooms and sleeping in the glass enclosed porch.
You will enjoy dining outside in either the enclosed screen porch or the private deck adjoining it.
Two baths and a new heating and air conditioning unit add to the modern comforts of the original Ludlows 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 fireplace has a 6-volt light fixture put in to operate from a 6-volt generator Hod Ludlow had in the building behind the cabin, which is now the island laundry. The generator would charge up a number of glass-celled, 6-volt batteries and then the lights could be operated after the generator was shut down.
You'll notice the switch next to the ceiling light. It was rewired and converted to 110 volts.