Plan Your Stay

Ludlow’s Island is a pine-covered island on Lake Vermilion in northern Minnesota. Our resort was started more than 70 years ago, and we’re on to our third generation of experience hosting families and vacationers.

How do I get to the island?

If your vacation is in a cottage on the island or the north shore, we shuttle your luggage while a staff member introduces you to Ludlow’s and escorts you to your cottage. After that, any time you need a ride back to the mainland, just ask!

What makes an island resort so special?

The island has everything for your great Northwoods vacation. Our waterfront has a safe swimming beach, covered dockage for boats, a sundeck, canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, hydrobikes and our famous climbing rock, the large, floating “iceberg.”

Most importantly, Ludlow’s is a resort exclusively for our guests. The island is for our guests only. We don’t sell gasoline or pantry items to the general public, unlike many other resorts. We exist for the pleasure of our guests only!

Kids and Ludlow’s Island

Let us entertain your kids!

With daily activities and our fun beach and waterfront area, there’s sure to be something to keep your little (and not-so-little) ones occupied. Here’s a short list of some of the things your kids can participate in:

  • hiking trips
  • pontoon rides
  • tree planting
  • Native arts and crafts
  • scavenger hunts
  • “colorama” t-shirt painting
  • marshmallow and hot dog roasts
  • mini sailboat races
  • sand castle building
  • fishing derbys

Our guests tell us all the time: “We love coming here because we don’t have to worry about the kids.” Our island is private — only Ludlow’s guests are allowed at the resort.

Our Cottages

Built by the Ludlow family across seven decades and with distinctive ideas in mind, our cottages are truly unique. Find out why »