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Kylersk    0
Kylersk

A group of us have been going up lake v and rented the house boats for the past 6 years. We thought we might try a cabin stay next year (early september). Looking for recommendations on a place to stay (7-14 people) that rents by the weekend (friday - monday). Also, one that's not just a family resort.

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Cliff Wagenbach    805
Cliff Wagenbach

Try Pike Bay Lodge!

Check the Lake Vermilion site and the resort listings on FM.

There are also a lot of very nice private cabins(homes) listed that are for rent.

Cliff

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vermilionfox    9
vermilionfox

Kylersk,

When you say not necessarily a family resort what comes to mind to me is a bar/restaurant, so here goes.

The first that comes to mind is Bay View Lodge, they have a restaurant and bar. I have not stayed there, but have been to the restarant and bar. It's nice.

Glenwood Lodge may be able to help you out too. I'm not sure if they have daily rentals, but they may in September.

Glenwwod is pretty secluded. I have no first hand knowledge here.

You might also check out Wolf Bay Lodge. They have a restaurant and bar. I have eaten at Wolf Bay, but not stayed.

Another would be Vermilion Dam Lodge. I've heard lots of great things about VDL!

Also any of the resorts near the casino.

Hopefully some folks will chime in with their experiences.

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Kylersk    0
Kylersk

vermilionfox,

What I mean about the family resort comment is.. A place where a group of guys (all mid to late 30's) can go and let loose without bothering anyone. That's what we really like about the houseboats, we can get away from others and not disturb anyone.

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Cliff Wagenbach    805
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Not many resorts or private cabins will put up with a lot of noise after 10:00pm!

Bayview Lodge is probably the place for you! grin.gif

Great food and bar!

Be sure to get one of their larger cabins as they are their best !!

Cliff

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vermilionfox    9
vermilionfox

Good point Cliff.

Sounds like Bay View would be a good bet for this one.

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Dave B    0
Dave B

Bayview is good. You can also look at private rentals. Tom Kvale has 2 on Birch Point that are very nice and we never saw another person when we were there. Big deck, sauna, dish TV, full unfinished basement unfinished for wet clothes, etc. Also near Bayview or the VC if you get sick of looking at eachother. The info and pics are on the Vermilion website.

*The private one described is now listed as Eagle Ridge (Formerly Unlce Tom's Cabin)

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Johnny_Namakan    0
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Being the son of a resort owner on Vermilion I can answer the resort question easily. In early September pretty much all resorts are open for you. Kids are back in school by this time of year and at our resort right now is nothing but groups like you mentioned. Not many kids and familys come up this time of year for the typical R&R. After owning our resort for 13 years we've come to realize it's mostly your group of guys coming up to fish and have a good time. Also, the norm this time of year is to do weekend or long weekend bookings. Mid-summer there is no chance of getting a weekend stay at ours or most resorts, but Late Spring and Early Fall is most likely not a problem. Some resorts even offer discounts this time of year.

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harvey lee    13
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You could check out Melgeorges resort on Elephant lake by Orr. Pretty sweet looking place. It's not on Vermilion but not too far away either.

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8-Ball    0
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I don't know if Melgeorges is still open I heard it was sold and split off. I have sent them numerous e-mails in the last year-no response back...

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DougSpringBay    0
DougSpringBay

Yep, sold off as a CIC.

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Swimstein    0
Swimstein

Just home from Melgeorge's The cabins and a few lots are now individually owned and part of a CIC as others have reported. There are new cabins and the rest have been remodeled or upgraded by the new owners who have uniquely designed them. The lodge (bar/rest.) is still owned/operated and the cabins are managed by the Melgeorge family.

The resort was nearly full with hunters and fishermen last week and the managers are praying to the snow gods for a great sledding season. smile.gif

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