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Grove Island Lodge: A relaxing Island retreat on Lake Vermilion

Bedrooms 3
Space 157 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps up to 12 in a beautiful island setting

Relax and enjoy our beautiful island retreat centrally located on Lake Vermilion. Our lodge sits on the western tip of Grove Island on 2 private acres with over 1000 feet of shoreline to explore.

Newly renovated in fall 2013, our cabin has 2 king bedrooms, bathroom with shower, kitchen and a great room with a gas fireplace on the main level. A spiral staircase leads you to our unique loft with 4 twin bed alcoves that can expand to 8 twin beds, a second bathroom with shower, pool table/ping pong table and deck with a view off the back of the cabin.

All new upscale kitchen appliances, cabinets, washer/dryer, new mattresses and bedding, marble countertops and satellite TV are some of the amenities that await you.

You can enjoy the outdoors in our gazebo just off the wrap-around deck or in our separate screen house located just a few steps from the cabin. Enjoy campfires in the outdoor fire pit. Fish and park your boat at our private dock. Located in the center of Lake Vermilion, great fishing experiences await you both east and west.

We are just a short boat ride from several boat landings. Bring your own boat or rent one from a local marina. You do need a boat to get to the property.

More Details

Property Manager
Jeanne Landwehr
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2017

About Jeanne Landwehr

In am managing the property for the owner. I was also part of the team that did the renovation in the Summer and Fall 2013. I own a painting company along with my husband. We've lived in the Lake Vermilion area for about 13 years and love the beauty and serenity of the northwoods.

Jeanne Landwehr purchased this cabin in 2013

What makes this cabin unique

Island living is a unique experience, and this property has the convenience of being very close to a public landing with only about a 1 minute boat ride from Moccasin Point Landing. This property has lake frontage on 3 sides - north, west and south.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Tower

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 157 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , On main level - all new shower, toilet and sink in fall 2013
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , In loft - everything new in fall 2013
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , with gas fireplace and sliding glass doors leading to deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , with sliding glass doors leading to deck
    Bedroom 3 - 8 single bed , Loft area with 4 twin bed alcoves expandable to 8 twin beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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(13 traveller reviews)

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Grove Island Lodge: A relaxing Island retreat on Lake Vermilion
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Fantastic Week!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here as a group of 12 people - 4 adults and 8 children (mostly teens). We were a little worried about space, but upon arrival, were pleasantly surprised. The loft area with the twin beds is adorable with areas for storage and a clean, modern bathroom. The "bungalow" room on the property provides additional space and is a great place to sit and read, nap or play games.

The backyard is perfect for yard games! We were also happy to have a dock on both sides of the island to "play the wind" if needed. However, wind was never an issue the week we were there.

The kitchen was extremely well stocked with pots/pans and utensils. We were spoiled by having a dishwasher as well as washer/dryer. Modern conveniences with a Northern Minnesota experience.

Getting to the marina is a very short boat or kayak ride with plenty of parking for your vehicle and trailer, making it easy to get to the nearest convenience store (12 minute drive) and the nearest grocery store (20 minute drive).

Overall an excellent week!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing! Stunning! Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutly loved our stay at grove island! The house was everything we could have asked for and more! The fishing right off the dock was awesome! The grounds were beautiful! Everything about our stay was A+++

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grove Island a keeper!

  • 5 of 5

Great property. Plenty of space with every detail thought out. Extremely helpful and responsive manager and great kitchen with all essentials PLUS!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location, beautiful home!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this home! Everything was great- large windows with beautiful views, comfy beds, nice big kitchen table, ping pong/pool table, washer & dryer, fans in each room, big dock, nice shady sitting area halfway down the walkway to put lawn chairs and enjoy morning coffee, gazebo to play cards/games in... and it was better stocked than any other cabin we've stayed at! Tons of bath towels, paper towels, t.p., cleaning supplies, dish/hand soap, first aid kit, bug spray, flash lights, plastic baggies, foil, saran wrap, seasonings, olive oil. Maybe some of these items were left behind by other visitors, I don't know, but it was wonderful!

Would definitely recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great location, great week!

  • 5 of 5

We just left Grove Island Lodge after a great week! The Tower area had a terrible storm before our stay, and the power was out for 2 dys. It was back on before we arrived but a few hours after we reached the cabin, the power was back out. We called Jeanne and it took a bit of pleading but she brought us a generator--and good thing too! The power did not come back on for almost 48 hours--the generator was SO appreciated as we had a CPAP to run at night, not to mention we needed the refrigerator. Other than the power being out (Jeanne was very good about calling the power company and keeping tabs on how we were doing) we had no issues during our stay. The cabin is clean and very spacious. We were worried about no AC but the cabin is on a point with lots of shade trees and a near constant breeze off the lake, so it was never uncomfortable. (The breeze also kept the mosquitos at bay, which was great.)

We have rented a number of cabins in Northern MN and this cabin really stands out with the amount of room it has. For a group of 6 adults and 4 kids, it was great to have so much deck and outdoor space--the little screen building was a nice place to read, and we loved the fire pit. There is plenty of lawn space to spread out as well. The dock is a bit wobbly but plenty of room for 2 boats. The outhouse turned out to be a real blessing when we were without running water. We would have appreciated a ladder off the dock; there isn't a great place to enter the water off the shore, and we would have liked a ladder for our lake baths. King beds on the main floor were great, and the kids loved the loft space.

Also notable was how well stocked the kitchen and cabin are. Plenty of dishes, plenty of sheets and towels, fans in each room...the list goes on. Some of the kids were wishing for wifi but most of the adults appreciated the lack of connectivity. (FYI Verizon has terrible coverage in this area--but AT&T is fine).

One tip: We discovered Twin Pines Yoga halfway through the week; if you enjoy yoga you must pay Mary a visit! She is there M-F all summer, and she is lovely.

All in all it was a great week and we wouldn't hesitate to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, beyond expectations !

  • 5 of 5

Grove Island has everything . Waking up on a chilly night to a flickering fire dancing on the ceiling from a thermostat controlled fireplace to separate screened in cabin w/ hardwood floors for yoga in a spa like setting. Fishing and a separate cleaning shack w/ running water, gazebo for a rainy day, upstairs billiard/ ping pong table with sleeping for 8 with bathroom and shower , perfect getaway for kids , a great deck for watching soaring eagles and picture taking of the " Milky Way ". It doesn't get any better !

The Bonine's

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Tower, MN
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Vermilion Club
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Fortune Bay Resort & Casino
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 77
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Vermilion Club
Nearest Beach
on property at cabin
Car: necessary

Known for it's great Walleye and Muskey fishing, Lake Vermilion has 40,000 acres of water, 365 islands and 1200 miles of shoreline and stretches 40 miles across the heart of Minnesota's Arrowhead Region.

Fortune Bay Casino, The Wilderness Golf Course and The Bois Forte Heritage Center and Cultural Museum are all just 12 miles away.

Several restaurants/bars, miniature golf, walking trails and the Soudan Underground Mine are also in the Tower area.

40 miles to the east is the town of Ely with a number of attractions: The North American Bear Center, International Wolf Center, Dorothy Molter Museum, Ely Arts & Heritage Center and shopping.

Observe wild bears at The Vince Shutte Wildlife Sanctuary outside of Orr, MN just 48 miles to the west.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee A$18.92 per person per night
Damage Deposit A$630.55

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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