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Elmhurst, Illinois
Reviewed 28 August 2015

The last time we were to Ludlow's was almost twenty years ago, but I'm very happy to report that the important aspects of the resort haven't changed a bit. They still manage to preserve the feel of a rustic, knotty pine cabin in the North Woods, but provide amenities that make it a luxurious experience: updated bathrooms, wine glasses, a...

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Peoria, Illinois
Reviewed 23 August 2015

This was our first opportunity to stay at Ludlow's after many years spent at my fathers cabin on Lake Vermilion and we had an absolutely fantastic time! Our adventure began the moment we arrived, as we called for transport to the island from the mainland on an old crank phone. As we were transported to the island, our car was...

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LudlowsResort, Owner at Ludlow's Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words about Ludlow's. One of our goals is to provide a great experience for families. Kids can't get lost on an island so they are free to explore and roam in our wooded environment. We appreciate your being with us. Mark and Sally Ludlow

Frisco, Texas
Reviewed 5 July 2015

No, there's no snow in MN in summer. It's a fantastic place to vacation, and there is no better place than Ludlow's. The service and amenities keep me coming back year after year. Massage, grocery delivery, great fishing, you never have to leave the lake. I book my next visit while I'm there so the leaving isn't so hard, I...

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

Thank you very much! We look forward to seeing you and your family every year! Its easy to provide good service when we have such a great guest as you Ms. T. Our guests are our friends and we like to treat them that way.

Kansas City, Kansas
Reviewed 29 June 2015

This was my first trip to this property. Experience was well above my expectations due to the incredible service provided by all Ludlow's employees. I stayed in Sundown with my wife and two teenage boys. The cabin is old with lots of charm...it's not the Ritz. Two bedrooms, above average beds, with each room having a full bath. Nice living...

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 23 June 2015

I was skeptical! I don't like nature and I don't like to cook. A week on a (cold) island with no restaurant didn't sound that good to me. But, we really had a great time, and my 9 year old son LOVED IT! There aren't that many places where you can just let kids run around without fear of strangers...

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Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

highly recommend - service is awesome and everyone is so nice! I loved my cabin and the food was outstanding! Lots of attention to detail and I didn't want to leave. I will be returning to visit and you should do yourself a favor and visit too!

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

Thanks Deb. It was great having you with us last week. We hope to see you again soon!

Lake Elmo, Minnesota
Reviewed 28 May 2015

My wife and I had a wonderful time Memorial weekend with our daughter and grand daughter on the Island. This was the 17th consecutive year of our family making time to spend with our friends at Ludlows. Every year we notice improvements in the facilities, a trait Paul and Kelly learned well from Mark and Sally. As usual Lori, Mike...

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

Bill and Mary, Thank you for the wonderful review. We love having you and your family with us every year. It has been a pleasure watching your children and now your grandchild grow up at Ludlow's. See you in the fall! Lori

Mahtomedi, Minnesota
Reviewed 24 April 2015

Ludlows has been home to our summer family vacation for more then 20 years. The island is safe for kids. The Ludlow family runs a very service oriented resort. They seem to anticipate your every need before you even know it. A true bit of paradise on a very scenic lake.

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Plymouth, Minnesota
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Ludlow is our family's best vacation spot. We look forward to it every summer we go. Our three boys have so much fun being on the island, boating, swimming, fishing and meeting new friends. We love that it's such a great place to unwind, unplug, and spend so much time together relaxing and enjoying the beautiful surroundings. It is like...

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st paul, mn
Reviewed 20 April 2015

We have stayed in the island may times. Each time we have been treated like family. You can't find a more serene, beautiful setting, charming cottages and friendly staff. It is unique and fun experience, in a beautiful setting.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • 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
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public 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)
22 Hand crafted 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 Road, Cook, MN 55723-8706
Region: United States > Minnesota > Cook
Price Range: ₹ 19,578 - ₹ 45,569 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ludlow's Island Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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