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Reviewed 17 October 2017

It was to be just a quiet weekend celebration at this favorite respite which we had not been to for awhile. It turned out to be that and so much more. The staff and my family surreptitiously planned a surprise celebration including spiriting in my son from far away. The gracious hospitality along with the quiet and beauty of the surroundings cannot be beat. Of course it was fall and the weekend was without children. In summer the bookings are for a week and the activity level is higher. There are swings for youngsters, swimming, and basketball for older folks. No TV although there is a game room and a video room. You get to cook for yourself and there is a small but fairly well stocked island store or you can drive into Cook for a local restaurant experience. You can also arrange to have a massage. This is one of the absolute best places without pretense in the world. You can be as active as you want - hiking, fishing, canoeing or just meditating. It is a perfect retreat. It is nearly impossible not to relax here.

Room Tip: All the cabins are on the waterfront with a few on the mainland. All are well kept with distinct personalities and history.
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

My husband is difficult to pin down to plans, so he called Ludlow's the Friday of Labor Day weekend to see if they had a place for us and our dogs. Thank goodness they did! We stayed at the South shore cabin on the mainland for two nights. It was perfect.

We had a huge main living area, two bedrooms each with it's own bathroom. And a cute guest cabin - two twin beds, a kitchenette, and bathroom.

Our cabin kitchen came equipped with everything you might want - just bring your food. There were two comfortable leather couches, a good-sized dining table, a stone fireplace, and a deck. The guest cabin also had a deck, and being close to the water an even better view.

The staff could not have been nicer, bringing our pontoon over before we were even awake, delivering the paper each morning - and fresh croissants on Sunday! I even found a clean functional washer and dryer tucked away in old building marked sauna (there was a sauna in there, but I don't think it's still working).

It was relaxing and comfortable. Exactly what we needed.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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jpludlow, Manager at Ludlow's Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thanks for staying with u, we enjoyed having you as guests. We were blessed with great Labor Day weather, glad you could experience that.

P.S. The Sauna is functional. Being in the boat house gives guests a chance to jump in the lake....its a blast. Thanks again

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Ludlow's is not only a fantastic family destination, it is absolutely Minnesota's best choice for entertaining customers on a spring or fall fishing trip. Without question, they will have an unforgettable experience and they will catch fish!

Stayed: September 2016
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jpludlow, Manager at Ludlow's Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Jack

Thanks for your review. We love the spring and Fall Season. It is by far the best time get into some great Walleyes on Lake Vermilion. Thanks for your continued support

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

this is our 4th year staying with them. every year we stay in the northshore (not on the main island). it is perfect if looking for seclusion and to spend time with the family. Cabin is clean and staff is very friendly.

Room Tip: website is slow, easier to just call them to schedule
  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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LudlowsResort, Owner at Ludlow's Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thanks for the kind words about Ludlow's. Northshore is one of our favorite cabins. There are not many resorts where you can stay in a cabin that is hundreds of feet from the nearest neighbor and great sunset views from the swing!

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

This was an fantastic vacation experience. The staff are friendly, kind and will help with anything you need. We stayed in Dusk and the cabin felt like home! It was cozy and always stocked with firewood. It was a great vacation for our entire family and gave us time and space to enjoy each other's company. The fishing was great as well! This unique island vacation experience will have you planning your next trip back immediately after you leave.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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jpludlow, Public Relations Manager at Ludlow's Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Thanks for the awesome review. It was great having you as guests and we look forward to your return

-KIRBY

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