Pehrson Lodge on Lake Vermilion

Ely and Western BWCA

Pehrson Lodge on Lake Vermilion

2746 Vermilion Drive
Cook, MN   55723

Contact Information:

Proprietors: The Hansons
Direct Phone: 1-218-666-5478
Toll-Free Phone: 1-800-543-9937


For over a century, fishermen have plied our magnificent
waters, families have shared unforgettable vacation times
and children have delighted in nature's wonders. The
cherished family resort vacation "up north" is, and always
has been, the classic Minnesota vacation. Never forgotten
experiences make your Pehrson Lodge vacation unforgettable:
catching the first fish, starting a lifelong friendship,
enjoying an evening campfire with grandparents and cousins,
and learning to water ski, kayak, canoe or sail. These are
the memories that make life special.

LAKE VERMILION a vast Canadian shield lake. 40,000 acres,
365 islands and endless shoreline.
Situated atop the Laurentian divide, only pure springs,
streams and rain combine to create Lake Vermilion. A
fisherman's and a recreational boaters paradise. Thriving
fishery, abundant wildlife, scenery to die for and vast
acreage provide a secluded bay for everyone, and make
Vermilion spectacular. Long renowned for walleye, bass,
northern and panfish--Vermilion is also a musky fishing

BWCA The magnificent Trout Lake portion of the BWCA abuts
Lake Vermilion via the motorized Trout Lake portage.
Campers and day trippers are welcome to bring motorized
boats up to 25 hp into Trout Lake. In addition, several
non-motorized lakes may be portaged into from Trout. Guests
may rent 25hp boats or canoes for Trout Lake trips (Canoes
are free to use at the resort but rental when removed from
resort for trips)

--Camp Twain Well organized daily children's programs:
meet new friends, paint and fire your own ceramic art, build
and race model sailboats, interpretive lake cruises and
nature hikes, make a variety of shirts, play organized group
games or tie flies and fly fish.

--Enjoy all non-motorized watercraft free to registered
guests. Canoes, sea kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, hydro
bikes, paddle boats, sailboats and windsurfers.

--Learn to sail or windsurf. If you know how to sail, check
out a boat or board and have fun. If you need to learn we
enjoy helping new sailors develop each week. Sunfish are
ideal boats for learning the basics. Intermediate and
advanced sailors have a great time sailing our MC scow and
Nacra catamaran. We also invite you to join the crew on our
E-scow (28ft.) and A-scow (38ft.) sailboats. These may be
the most exciting boats you ever get to sail!

--WATER SKIING Free skiing to all weekly guests Sunday (or
first calm day of week). 340hp competition Malibu ski boat
with training boom makes learning easy. Boat and driver are
available as rental on subsequent days.

Perfect for family reunions, retreats, small weddings and
business groups. 12 bedrooms (grouped as 4 townhouses), 10
bathrooms, meeting area for 60, expansive deck with built in
fire place, catering kitchen and spacious walkout patio.

Main Amenities:

  • Lake Access - Lake Vermilion
  • Outdoor Recreation - Boating, canoing, swimming, hiking, fishing, and mountain biking.
  • Cabins - 1-12 bedroom cabins
  • High Speed Internet
  • Housekeeping Plans
  • Lodge - Game room, library, meeting area, piano

Additional Amenities:

  • Beach - Natural sand beach on site
  • Hiking Nearby - Hiking trails on site and nearby
  • Canoes - Included and available for daily use
  • Pets Allowed - In selected cabins and walking trail
  • Motor Boat Rental - Numerous rental boats, many sizes and horse power.
  • Sail Boats - Numerous sailboats (A-scow, E-scow, MC, Nacra catamaran, Sunfish)
  • Fishing - Nearby fishing available
  • Cross Country Skiing - Ashawa trail
  • Bait - On site tackle shop
  • Bicycling
  • Birding - Good birding on site and nearby
  • Fireplace in Room - Some gas some wood burning
  • Fishing Boats - Many choices
  • Fishing Guide - Guide service and (fishing seminars mid June-late August)
  • Kayaks - Single and tendem sea kayaks and sit-on-top kayaks
  • Kitchenette - beautiful ful kitchens
  • Playground - two rainbow play structures
  • Shopping Nearby - Cook
  • State/National Park Nearby - Lake Vermilion State Park

Additional Amenities:

  • Non-Smoking Rooms - Non-smoking rooms and cabins
  • Private Docks/Slips - Lake docking and harbor. Power to all docking locations
  • Tennis Court - Badminton, basketball, four square rather than tennis
  • Golf Course Nearby - Vermiliion Fairways 1 mile away. Numerous courses in area
  • Childrens Activities - Well organized daily childrens activties (Camp Twain)
  • Antiquing - In nearby towns
  • Coffee Maker
  • Fish Cleaning House
  • Gas/Oil
  • Gift Shop
  • Golfing - 1 mile away
  • Hot Tub in Room - whirl pools in some rooms
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Laundry
  • Naturalist Program - Camp Twian on site daily
  • Pontoon Rentals - Pontoon
  • Recreational Water Toys - raft/slides, canoes, kayaks, hydrobikes, paddleboats included

Dock staff position: Front line guest service provider. Meet and greet guests, assist with harbor service needs, provide lake information, clean fish, grounds work, assist guests with kayaks, canoes, hydrobikes, SUP boards sailboats. Guiding a possibility depending upon fishing, boat handling and communication skills.

Housekeeping and Program staff: cabin and lodge cleaning, grounds work and daily programs. Responsible for program activities for kids aged 4-12 including ceramics (we have our own kiln), guided boat tours and hikes, shirt making, water and field games, model boat making, fly tying and new activities each season. First aid and lifeguard certifications helpful.

For more information
(800) 543-9937