Your comfort. Your peace of mind. Your own private island.

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.

Star Tribune Best of Minnesota

Best Resort for Northwoods Luxury
and Best Resort for Families with Young Children
by the Star Tribune.

"The vibe feels throwback and laid-back, but with plenty of modern luxuries for escaping urban stress with style." Source

Great Recreation

Take a tour of an old iron mine a half-mile below. Climb an iceberg. Play some of the top-rated public golf courses in the country. A relaxing massage.

The Wilderness at Fortune Bay. The Quarry and The Legend at Giants Ridge. One of the state’s only reversible golf courses. All a short trip away from Ludlow’s.

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Let Ludlow’s be the destination wedding you’ve always dreamed of. Let us make your island wedding an absolutely unforgettable event.

No matter the occasion, Ludlow’s Island Resort’s renowned service and staff will help make your romantic escape, wedding or event a success.

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Great Escapes

Don’t forget about our great Lake Vermilion vacation packages! Check out our weekend getaways and great family value season.

We host a Gourmet Weekend of Food and Wine twice a year, or marvel at gorgeous watercraft during our Classic Wooden Boat Show over Labor Day weekend.

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