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Q. Do you allow pets?
Cabins allowing pets – Lakeside, Knotty pine, Fishing quarters west and East, Hillcrest, Sandcastle, and Musky Hut. $35/day or $245/week per pet regardless of pet size. Prior to arrival please let us know what type of pet and breed you are planning on bringing. We reserve the right to not accept certain breeds and large size animals.
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Q. Do you have a bar?

We do not have a liquor license. There is a bar/grill open at Wolf Bay half a block from the resort. We do have a bar area in the lodge that overlooks the lake. Guests can bring in their own beverages of choice.
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Q. Is the resort open year-round?

Our season includes opening fishing season in early may until freeze up which is usually around Thanksgiving. We are not open in winter.
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Q. Do you have laundry facilities?

Yes , we have a central laundry with coin-operated washers and dryers. Several of the Larger cabins have their own coin operated machines. We Sell laundry soap in our store. The machines take quarters.
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Q. What is your check in/check out time?

Our check-in time is 5 pm. Check out time is 8 am. We can adjust times within a few hours with advanced notice and contingent on the number of requests. Requested early check in and late check outs are accepted based on order received.
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Q. Are there groceries stores near the resort?

The closest groceries stores are in Cook, which is 20 miles from the resort. We recommend you buy your groceries prior to arrival. We do sell bread, ice cream, milk, butter, eggs and soda in our general store.
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Q. Do you sell liquor at the resort? Where is the closest place to purchase liquor?
We do not sell liquor. There is a bar/grill within half a block of the resort.
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Q. What do we need for the cabin?
You will need to bring personal soaps ( hand, bars, shampoo,) dish soap, scrub pads, beach towels for pool or beach, charcoal for the grill, and laundry soap. Everything for the cabin is provided including linens, garbage bags, coffee filters, dishes, and dishwasher soap.
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Q. Linens and towels ... what does the resort provide?
We provide linens and towels in the cabins. We provide a set towels for each person. For weekly stays, we do a towel exchange on Wednesdays.
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Q. Do you allow Jet skis?
We allow them, but ask guests to observe a no-wake rule within ¼ mile of the resort. Lake Vermilion sees little Jet Ski traffic due to the rock terrain of the lake which is not conducive of a good Lake to Jet ski on ( where there are unlimited sand beach areas to pull up on). We are not aware of any Marinas on the lake that rent Jet Skis.
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Q. Do you have fishing guides?
There are a variety of guides in the Lake Vermilion area. The guides work independent from the resorts. They provide their boats, gas, bait and ice. We can help recommend the guides that we know and have guided other VDL guests.
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Q. Do you have a restaurant at the resort?
We offer meal plans served in the Lodge with a least one days’ notice. The meal plans we offer are prearranged and not off a menu. We have a fantastic chef with over 30 years’ experience. Our chef Rick is very flexible to a variety of meal options he can prepare. There is a bar/grill /small resort located walking distance from the resort.
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Q. Does the resort charge guests for dock space if they bring their own boat?
No, we do not charge for dock space. If a customer wants a covered boat slip (we have a limited number), we do charge a fee.
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Q. Do all the cabins have private docks?
No, there is a variety of docks throughout the resort. All the docks have access to electrical hookups. All the docks are considered shared by all the resort guests. We have enough dock space that ensures everyone has a good place to park. The main dock is 200 feet long with slips down both sides. It can hold 30 boats.
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Q. Rental boats…what do we need to bring?
If you have a personal flotation device that fits and works well for you, bring it - especially for small children. If not, we have a variety of life jackets in a variety of sizes for you to use at no charge. The boats are fully equipped (nets, anchors, life jackets, depth finders, etc.)
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Q. Is the pool heated?
Yes, the pool is heated. For safety reasons, we do not use a heat cover at night. So on rare evenings during the summer if the outside temperature drops below normal ranges, it will drop the pool temperature. It usually takes a few hours to recover. The pool heater and filter system runs from the first weekend in June through Labor Day and never is shut down unless for maintenance.
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Q . Is the pool staffed with a life guard?
No, children are required to have an adult present. Diving or running around the pool area are not allowed.
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Q. Do you have an area to park my boat trailer.
Yes, we have a large lot dedicated for trailer parking.
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Q. Do we have to remove our fishing equipment from the boats at night?
We have never had a problem with theft, but we recommend our guests lock up their belongings in the boats or carry them back to the cabin if they are uncomfortable.
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Q . Do you sell gas, bait and licenses at the resort?
Yes, we sell gas on the dock, bait, tackle and fishing licenses.
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Q. Do you have a fish cleaning facility?
Yes, we have fish-cleaning building. Our staff will clean and package fish for you or you are welcome to use the facilities.
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Q. Does the resort accept credit cards?
Yes, we accept every major credit except American Express.
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Q. Can we pay our balance by check?
Check or cash is our preferred method of payment.
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Q. If you want to rebook the same week the following year, can we do that upon departure?
Yes, we provide folks at check-out an opportunity to rebook the same period /cabin for the next year before accepting any other reservations. If that party wants to leave their deposit for next year at the time of check-out, they will be guaranteed the same rate for next year.
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Q. Are there hiking trails near the resort?
The area around the resort is very rural. The roads around the resort are great for walking.
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Q. Do the cabins have phones or TVs?
No, but the lodge is equipped with a satellite TV.
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Q. Does the resort have wireless Internet available?
Yes, we have high-speed wireless available in the lodge.
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Q. Does the resort have a fax machine?
Yes, we have a fax in the lodge office that guests can use.
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Q. Does Vermilion have a slot size for walleye and other species?
Lake Vermilion has a protective slot on walleyes 20-26 inches which means you haveTo release fish in that size slot. Possession limit on walleyes is 4 . Lake Vermilion also has a Protective Slot limit on Northern Pike 24-36 inches which means you have to release fishIn that size slot.
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