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Ludlow's Island Resort

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The excellent reviews are well deserved. My wife, 3-year black lab and I stayed for a wonderful weekend. As dogs are not allowed on the island we stayed in one of the cabins (Bayside) on the North Shore. The cabin was clean and cozy, had a great fireplace, two decks and a canoe and two kayaks at our disposal. The...

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Virginia, Minnesota
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Had one of our best family vacations ever. Great location to get away from Everything and just enjoy the wonderful outdoors, great fishing and outdoor adventures. I turned my phone off so we wouldn't be disturbed during our wonderful time at Ludlows. The staff was very helpful and nice.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I've been going to Ludlow's for 50 years. The Ludlow Family still owns and operates the resort and it just keeps getting better and better. What does our family love about Ludlow's? The resort is on an island, there are numerous activities for kids (even teens) and while the kids are exploring, swimming, and doing water sports, the adults can...

Thank Mike K
jpludlow, Guest Relations Manager at Ludlow's Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi Mike, Thank you for being such a great guest and the wonderful review. We look forward to your next relaxing visit Paul

Good Thunder
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Our family has enjoyed multiple family vacations at Ludlow's Island, and all have been wonderful. The staff, all of them, have gone above and beyond in making us feel welcome, and comfortable. Anything that we've needed, they were happy to accommodate...from cleaning/packaging fish, bringing a fire pit, fixing a boat propellor, I could go on...to many to list :) We've...

Thank Marble501
jpludlow, Manager at Ludlow's Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We always enjoy having your family with us and look forward to seeing you again!

White Sulphur Springs, Montana
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We had a wonderful experience--staff was top of the line and we got met by a great yellow lab whose name is Kirby! Paul and Kelly Ludlow went the distance plus! Our cabin was very cozy, clean with a fireplace. Looking for the ultimate place to relax, fish, or check out the surroundings book a stay at Ludlow's.

Thank ftlogan
Lori P, Manager at Ludlow's Island Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Kirby is looking forward to your next visit.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 13 September 2016

My husband, my son, and I stayed here for a long weekend. It was a wonderful experience. The boat ride over to the island was exciting for my toddler and let's be honest, I thought it was pretty cool too! Absolutely everyone we met associated with the resort was extremely friendly and cheerful. They also seemed genuinely interested in learning...

Thank LucysMom2010
Lori P, Manager at Ludlow's Island Resort, responded to this review

It was great having you as our guests. We look forward to having you back with us again soon.

United States
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Our early September stay at Ludlow's Island Resort was wonderful! The service was second to none and we were made to feel welcome and well taken care of from the moment we stepped on the island. They even launched our boat for us and docked it at our cabin, so we were ready to go fishing immediately after check-in! Our...

Thank Karen B
Lori P, Manager at Ludlow's Island Resort, responded to this review

Karen Thanks for being our guest. Enjoy your fall and winter and we look forward to your future stay.

tel aviv
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I am currently sitting on the porch of our cabin at Ludlow's listening to the lake's small waves hit against the dock. This place is amazing! Our cabin is relatively secluded. It is on one side of the island on the edge of the water. The outer wall is built entirely out of storm doors so that you have a...

1Thank patienceTelAviv
Lori P, Manager at Ludlow's Island Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. Its been great having you at Ludlow's

Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We just returned from our annual visit to Ludlows and had another great week. The setting is beautiful and there is lots to do - including nothing - if you just want to relax and stare at the lake. Our 10 and 12 year olds love hanging out and swimming with the other kids at the resort. If you are...

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Lori P, Manager at Ludlow's Island Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. It was great having you at Ludlow's

St. Paul, MN
Reviewed 5 August 2016

After our first trip to Ludlow's two years ago, we decided to make it the destination for our family summer vacation every August. When you dream of the perfect northwoods luxury vacation, this is it - beautiful location, endless amenities, and flawless service. The staff at Ludlow's treat you like family and have earned our loyalty and appreciation for years...

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Lori P, Manager at Ludlow's Island Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. Its been great having you at Ludlow's

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Banquet Room
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
23 handcrafted knotty pine cabins located in northern Minnesota on Lake Vermilion. Each cabin has a wood burning fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, screen porch, deck, multiple bedrooms and multiple baths, on a private secluded island. Fishing, children's activities, boating, skiing, tubing, meetings and weddings. Ludlow's Island Resort has been in the same family for over 75 years. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ludlow's Island Resort

Address: 8166 Ludlow Rd, Cook, MN 55723-8706
Region: United States > Minnesota > Cook
Price Range: $231 - $881 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ludlow's Island Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Ludlow`s Island Hotel Cook
Ludlows Island Hotel
Ludlows Island Resort
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