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Life of Riley Resort is the only resort on Norwegian Bay - a super fishing area and one guaranteed to give you that wilderness sensation of being in God's Country.

 Our resort has a "down-home" atmosphere - informal and friendly - with nothing fancy or posh. We specialize in good fishing, good food and good times. Service here is more than a slogan. Our goal is to make YOUR stay the best vacation ever.

 Read HERE what other guests have told us about their stay here at the Resort.

 If you are searching for "Just the right place!" for your next vacation, we certainly want to extend our invitation for you to try the Life of Riley Resort. You have our personal assurance that we will do our best to assist you and welcome you. Our motivation is simple - We want you to come back!


Life of Riley Resort 

Box 1147, Cook, MN 55723


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“When you dream of the perfect northwoods luxury vacation, this is it – beautiful location, endless amenities, and flawless service.” Emerald G. (TripAdvisor review)

“The secure island setting is great for younger kids, as they can have freedom to roam and play.” (TripAdvisor review)

8166 Ludlow Road
Cook, MN 55723

or (218) 666-5407

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“Best cabin experience we have ever had! Top notch service and amenities! Booked already for next year!” Kirk D. Google review


“Always above and beyond what you would expect. Customer service is the rule at Pehrson Lodge. This is our third year and we’ll be back” Jeron S. Google 


2746 Vermilion Drive Cook, Minnesota 55723

Phone: 1-218-666-5478


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Ron & Margaret Johnson
9084 Little Sweden Road
Cook, Minnesota 55723
(218) 666-5699 or (800) 964-6306


Whispering Winds Resort is located on the western end of Lake Vermilion. Most of the resort is situated directly on the water and the grounds are level and well maintained. Docking and boat ramp and beach on site are within a convenient distance of the cabins.

Accommodations at Whispering Winds Resort include lakeside housekeeping cabins. All cabins have sundecks, deck furniture, electricity, heat, hot and cold running water, showers, cooking ranges, refrigerators, dishes, cooking utensils, microwave ovens, cozy bedrooms, blankets, sheets and pillows. Weber grills, cribs, and high chairs are also available at no charge.

Most visitors come to lake Vermilion to fish and relax amidst the area's great natural beauty. Angling can be good for northern pike, walleye, bluegill, crappie, perch, bullhead, smallmouth bass, and muskie.

Whispering Winds Resort provides a boat launch, life jackets, and fish cleaning facilities. Boat and motor rental, live bait, tackle, marine gas, oil. Fishing licenses are available nearby.

There is also a small, sandy swimming area, hiking, play structure, shuffleboard, and horseshoes. Guests will find the lake is perfect for boating, skiing, tubing, and other outdoor recreational activities. Golf, tennis, a movie theatre, casino, shopping, and fine dining are a short driving distance from the resort.

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Timbuktu Marina and Cabins

7401 Oak Narrows Road

Cook, MN 55723

Manager: Dawn Bogdan

Phone & Fax 218-666-2434

Timbuktu Marina is conveniently located in Oak Narrows between the east and west ends of Lake Vermilion. We offer everything you need to have a great trip to Minnesota's most beautiful lake including: Cabin rentals, live bait, tackle, refreshments and snacks, Caribou Coffee, St. Croix rods, fishing licenses, ice, beer and liquor. 


Boat services include boat/pontoon rentals, service, storage, winterizing, and sales.  We sell & service Ranger Boats, Premier Pontoons and G3 boats through our dealership location Timbuktu Marine

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Spring Bay Resort is nestled among towering Norway Red Pine, along a protected bay, on the most beautiful lake in all of Minnesota - Lake Vermilion. Thank you in advance for taking the time to look over what Spring Bay Resort has to offer.

We can accommodate large groups, families or a simple cabin for two. We also have the largest selection of boats and pontoons on Lake Vermilion. Our goal is to provide a top quality resort, with great customer service, yet at a reasonable price. When you arrive you will find that nearly everything that you will need is provided for you.

We take great pride in providing you with a relaxing, quiet getaway -- a place with friendly hospitality and old-fashioned service. Like our other guests, we think you'll like what you find at Spring Bay Resort!

Steve Amundson -- 3045 Vermilion Drive -- Cook, Minnesota 55723
(218) 666-5607 or 1-800-847-5253 (Reservations only, please)
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Welcome to Muskego Point Resort on beautiful Lake Vermilion

We want your stay to be fun, enjoyable and hopefully a memorable one. Our goal is to provide you with clean and comfortable accommodations in a warm and friendly "northwoods" atmosphere. Personal service is as important to us as we think it is to you. Quite simply, we want to serve your needs! Please feel free to ask questions, make suggestions and share ideas with us.


8147 Bayview Rd
Cook, Minnesota 55723

(218) 666-5696




(218) 666-2272 (Local) 
Fax: (218)666-2040

Vermilion Hotel
PO BOX 1088
Cook MN 55723

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Whether you are looking for a quick day trip or a weekend getaway, Fortune Bay Resort Casino is the place to go! We feature a 173 room resort, RV Park, marina, amazing golf course, several dining options & more! It's all waiting to be discovered here on beautiful Lake Vermilion!

1430 Bois Forte Road

Tower, MN 55790


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Vacation cabins and boat rentals await at White Eagle Resort. Located in a beautifully secluded bay on the west end of Lake Vermilion, you'll appreciate privacy.


Featuring lakeside log cabins and premier pontoon and boat rentals, White Eagle Resort is a boutique Minnesota vacation destination on the west end of Vermilion. Each cabin has a full kitchen including everything you need for a comfortable and convenient getaway. Head of the Lakes bay affords privacy and serenity with little through traffic, and the resort's 18 acres provide room to explore and relax.  The rental fleet includes brand-new pontoons, 60hp deluxe fishing boats and 115hp fish/ski boats. Renters and boat owners can take advantage of the onsite boat launch, individual docks, lakeside battery charging and onsite gas and bait. 


The resort offers family friendly activities for both the young and old at heart. Watch this summer fun video for a glimpse of the waterfront action. From May through October, massage appointments, yoga classes and Scandinavian sauna experiences are just a few ways you can relax at White Eagle. Family owned and operated for 100 years, rest assured the family at White Eagle will prepare a delightful vacation setting for you. Start planning your trip today. Visit the website or call 218-666-5500. 

Read our reviews on Trip Advisor.

The Lantry Family

White Eagle Resort

3026 White Eagle Drive, Cook, MN 55723

800-542-0365 ( Toll Free )

218-666-5500 (Office)



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Lake Vermilion Resort Association


A wilderness experience with all the comforts of a Minnesota resort vacation


A Lake Vermilion vacation means

  • some of Minnesota’s best fishing

  • unique attractions

  • family vacation fun


It also means romance, championship golf, non-stop casino gaming, and a great place to getaway and relax.


Discover why Lake Vermilion has been a favorite destination for fishermen and family vacations for more than 100 years!


Lake Vermilion is a highly rated Midwest vacation destination.




Head-O-Lake Resort


You are welcome to enjoy our quiet resort setting and our comfortable cabins set on the waters edge of Minnesota's beautiful Lake Vermilion. The quality of the accommodations have a lot to do with how restful a vacation you have. 


Debbie Babiracki
Head-O-Lake Resort
3084 Vermilion DriveCook, MN 55723

(218) 666-5612





We personally invite you to the only privately owned Minnesota boat-in resort that is located on the shoreline of over 1/4 million acres of waterway that includes Voyageurs National Park, The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and Canada’s Quetico Provincial Park.

Pine Point’s outstanding location, just 1 mile from the end of the road, and private peninsula with 1/2 mile of shoreline, is the unique getaway you’re looking for. Enjoy nature at its best!

 For a moment, close your eyes and imagine yourself on our pontoon “limo” on your way to our exclusive, remote, yet accessible resort, located on the shoreline of over ¼ million acres of waterway that includes Voyageur’s National Park, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and Canadian waterways.

This is one of two locations that we offer. At this location, you may choose from housekeeping cottages, rooms, or a houseboat to spend your much-deserved vacation. Add one of our new pontoon or fishing boat rentals to your stay and find yourself catching fish, exploring the miles of lakes, rivers and secluded bays, relaxing at a secluded beach, hiking wilderness trails, and much more – it’s your vacation, you choose. 

Our second location, which you can drive to, is the Lakeview Motel, located at 7533 Gold Coast Road. This location provides free parking for those guests at our boat accessible location. In addition, you may stay in one of the three comfortable, clean, ground level, lakefront motel rooms or choose our two bedroom plus lake home to rent. Walk to and from restaurants, lounges, and gift stores. Most importantly, you would have free use of all the resort amenities at the boat accessible location along with choosing a rental boat of your choice. 

To contact us by mail, write to:
Jeff & Cathy Erickson
7533 Gold Coast Rd
Crane Lake, Minnesota
U.S.A. 55725

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