Frequently asked questions about the Lake Vermilion area and MA’s SHED.
Do you have an area to park my boat or snowmobile trailer?
Yes, our property has a nice flat driveway that should accommodate most trailers.
The property has a boat lift that can accommodate a 17 foot boat. Our dock is 30 feet long, with boat parking available on one side. You will need to supply your own bumpers.
In Spring of 2018, we plan to extend the length of the dock to 50 feet to accommodate more boat parking.
Does Lake Vermilion have a slot size for walleye and other fish?
For the most updated information regarding fishing & boating regulations, please refer to the MN DNR website
Does the house have a phone?
No, this property does not have a telephone. However, we do have wireless internet. Cell phone coverage at this location is plan dependent; however, many people use their smart phones and WiFi calling capabilities.
Do you allow pets?
No, we do not allow pets at this property. We highly recommend Black Wolf Kennels, conveniently located approximately 8 miles east of 169 between Virginia and Tower.
Is this a smoke-free property?
Yes, this property is smoke free.
What restaurants are in the area?
Lake Vermilion Area has many great restaurants! Below are a few of our favorites:
By Water or Car or Snowmobile
The Vermilion Club, 3191 County Road 77, Tower. 218-753-6277 (Daisy Bay)
Bay View Lodge, 2001 Bayview Dr., Tower. 218-753-2500 (Big Bay)
Fortune Bay Resort Restaurants, 1430 Bois Forte Road, Tower. 800-992-7529 (Everett Bay)
Benchwarmer Grill, 701 Highway 169, Tower. 218-753-7770 (Pike Bay)
The Landing, 3096 Vermilion Drive, Cook. 218-666-0221 (Head O’ Lakes Bay)
By Car or Snowmobile
Good Ol’ Days Bar and Grill, 314 Main Street, Tower. 218-753-6097
Sulu’s Espresso Café, 507 Main St., Tower. 218-753-5610
The Crescent Bar and Grill, 9257 Olson Road, Cook. 218-666-0100
South Switch Bar and Grill, 8989 MN-1, Angora. 218-666-5411
Is there a grocery store or liquor store in the area?
Yes, there are plenty of options in the area!
Super One Foods, 1111 17th Street S, Virginia. 218-741-7202
Target, 1001 13th Street S., Virginia. 218-741-7104
Zup’s Food Market, 315 Main Street, Tower. 218-753-2725
Zup’s Food Market, 202 Highway 53, Cook. 218-666-0205
The Y-Store, Highways 169 and 77. 218-753-2152 (Liquor, food and gas)
D’erick’s Tower Liquors, 602 Main Street, Tower. 218-753-4071
Are there any local fishing guides?
Yes, there sure are! If you are interested in booking a guide service, we recommend you call early as they tend to book up!
Casey’s Guide Service: 218-750-4510
Living Legend’s Guide Service: 507-358-2047
What are some places to visit that are unique to the area?
The Lake Vermilion Area is home to many unique local attractions. Below are a few to consider during your stay:
Lake Vermilion – Soudan Underground Mine State Park
Lake Vermilion Mailboat Excursion
North American Bear Center
International Wolf Center
Pier 77 Mini Golf
Birch Point Marine
Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary
US Hockey Hall of Fame
Dorothy Motler Museum (Root Beer Lady)
Wilderness at Fortune Bay Resort
The Legend and The Quarry at Giants Ridge
Snowmobile Trail Maps?
Many of our local businesses have trail maps. Additionally, there are Maps available for download on the MN DNR website. Many snowmobilers also use the Polaris Ride Command app available for iPhones and Androids.
This cabin property is close to the local trail system — view here: Vermilion Trail Map