Lake Getaways Without The Crowds
Lake Vermilion trip guide: Where to stay
Burntside Lodge The oldest remaining guest lodge in the area has some simple knotty pine cabins that date to the early 1900s. The service is exceptional; the setting inspires countless photographs (218/365-3894; burntside.com).
Pehrson Lodge Comfortable beds, nice furniture and Minnesota accents, like lamps with metal pinecones or loon carvings, furnish clean lakeside cabins. A swimming beach with free kayaks, a busy roster of kids' activities, and an on-site bait and tackle shop serve guests ready to get in—and out on—Lake Vermilion (800/543-9937; pehrsonlodge.com).
Pictured: Guests at Pehrson Lodge choose lakeside cabins or a big reunion cabin.