Top Northwoods Lake for Families, Fishing, and Scenery

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Last updated: 08/06/2015

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Our summer home is on one of Minnesota's largest and most beautiful lakes with countless islands, bays, and inlets, and hundreds of miles of shoreline. The location is the perfect combination of amenities in the middle of a vast forest wilderness. National Geographic has rated Vermilion as one of the top ten most scenic lakes in the United States.

The architect-designed cabin faces northwest, so you can watch the sunset every day through floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room. And you can see the stars at night from the queen bed in the master bedroom. Relax and enjoy the outdoors--lake, trees, birds, loons, maybe an eagle, and sun--from dock or deck. And get out on the water for even more spectacular lake views and some fishing! Vermilion is a good lake for Walleyes, Bass, and Muskies.

It's ideal for a family vacation, a family reunion, time with friends. The cabin has comfortable furniture--sofa, loveseat, and 2 recliners--with seating for 6 at dining tables in the kitchen and in the three-season screened porch. Three bedrooms--one with a queen bed, other beds are twin size. Bath has a shower (no tub). All rooms are on one floor. We provide linens, towels, basic cooking utensils and supplies, toiletries, and laundry detergent.

A canoe with paddles is available for your use as well as a 16 ft fishing boat. Bring your own boat if you like; a public landing and marina are nearby. Boat rental and boat tours are also available on the lake. Life jackets are provided. Cell phone reception is limited to ATT or T-Mobile, so please bring a phone card for long-distance calls if needed.

Dine at nearby restaurants or Fortune Bay casino/resort, or take a scenic drive to Ely for dining, art galleries, shopping, outfitters, hiking in Superior National Forest, summer theater, International Wolf Center, North American Bear Center, movies, etc.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    Kids are welcome but require careful supervision near a lake. Board games available for rainy days. Great mini-golf nearby. Videos for kids, too....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom : toilet, shower


  • there is also a wood-fired sauna with shower by the lake

Other Amenities

  • Dock; lake bottom is sandy past end of dock and free of weeds, no drop-off; screened 3-season porch with indoor grill in fireplace. Price includes cleaning. Ask about use of boat lift. ...moreless


  • Books:

    mysteries and local-interest books...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    board games and badminton...moreless

  • Toys:

    some toys and books...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    AC in LR-Kitchen area...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    heat pump in LR/Kitchen area and electric space heaters in each bedroom and bathroom...moreless

  • Internet:

    will be installed in Spring, 2013...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    all linens provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    two recliners, sofa, love seat; floor to ceiling windows look out at lake; also seating for 6 in screened porch ...moreless

  • Parking:

    lots of space...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    parking for boat trailer; no RVs...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Phone card required except local calls; ATT, T-Mobile, and Tracphone cell phones work, also Kindle with 3G....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    all kitchen and bath towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    cleaning supplies provided ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi available at Fortune Bay or Sulu's in Tower and other local restaurants....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    staples, coffee, tea, paper towels, condiments, garbage and storage bags, charcoal...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    view of lake, with chairs and built-in bench...moreless

  • Boat:

    16 ft fishing boat, no motor; life jackets provided--no charge...moreless

  • Golf:

    golf available at Fortune Bay Resort Casino...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    16 ft aluminum with paddles, life jackets--no charge...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    grill is built into fireplace in the screened porch...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna


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from 4 traveler reviews
WEEKLY ONLY. May to October, $1,200/week, $300 damage deposit plus 6.85% sales tax
$300 due at reservation. Full payment by check or cash 30 days before rental.
No refund unless written cancellation at least 30 days before reserved date.
Sunday to Sunday, or Saturday to Saturday; discuss with owner.
Check out 11am, check in 2pm, unless other arrangements made. No motor homes.
No guns. No off-road vehicles or hunting allowed on property or adjacent
wilderness areas. Dock not available in October.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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Canoe and 16 ft fishing boat available at cabin (no motor); nearby public boat landing, and pontoon or boat rental at marinas; lake adjoins Trout Lake part of Boundary Waters Canoe area; near Fortune Bay Resort Casino and its award-winning golf course; Soudan underground mine state park and new state park; many attractions in Ely.


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Speaks: english


VRBO #124507

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Monday, October 19, 2015

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