Covid-19 Updates

At Ludlow’s, our commitment has always been to provide our guests with a unique and memorable vacation, a focus which has put us in an ideal position to welcome guests during these times.

Social Distancing at Ludlow’s

Ludlow’s welcomes a limited number of guests at a time, by design, so that we can provide a level of service that wouldn’t be possible at a busier resort. Our cabins are well spaced, all at least fifty feet apart on private pathways and separated by native trees and plant life.

Our waterfront seating has been expanded to provide additional space for our guests to relax and sun themselves in chaise chairs while maintaining distance from others.

Ludlow’s Island has always been reserved exclusively for our registered guests. Our property continues to be private, with no public access to the resort.

Arrival at Ludlow’s

As those of you who have been with us know, our check-in process is “hands free,” with no need to visit a front desk. If this pandemic continues, we will modify the experience, with arriving guest cars queueing in the parking lot and unloading at our dock area, one at a time. Luggage will be transported to cabins by our guest service staff as usual, and guests will be taxied to the island with just their own party. Water taxi surfaces will be sanitized with disinfectant before each trip.

Grocery Delivery to Cabins

If you wish, we can deliver groceries to your cabin from our island pantry or Zups, our local grocer. Tackle, bait and gift shop items can also be delivered if you prefer not to visit the lodge.

Cabin Meal Delivery

A variety of take-and-bake breakfast and dinner options, as wells as desserts will be available for delivery to your cabin. Meals will be prepared onsite in our commercial kitchen following all Minnesota Department of Health guidelines for food preparation.

Resort Grounds

The Minnesota Health Department is allowing us to keep our lodge and recreation rooms open. We will take extra steps to sanitize these and other high-traffic areas frequently.


Additional housekeeping measures will be taken, including the use of a viral disinfectant solution sprayed on all hard surfaces. We are currently exploring options for cleaning solutions that can be sprayed on all soft fabrics (furniture and carpeting). All laundry will continue to be done onsite, ensuring the cleanliness of bedding and towels. We will use bleach on sheets with hot water and the Health Department-recommended 170º dryer temperature to kill pathogens.

We are asking guests to observe a 5 p.m. check-in time so we may properly clean all cabins and public areas.

Sanitation Stations

Sanitation stations with hand sanitizer, anti-viral spray, and wipes will be placed throughout the resort, including at the waterfront for sanitizing water toys and chairs, in the lodge and movie and game rooms, and other commonly used guest areas.

Your vacation

We feel our privacy, limited number of guests, and property layout provide a setting where you can relax and enjoy the north woods.  We know you will have the same great experience with our quality service that you have come to expect and deserve.

Mark & Sally Ludlow

Paul & Kelly Ludlow

Lori Peetsch

Michael Andrews

Erin Kennedy