Ludlow's Island Resort

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Monday, April 04, 2011

New Floors in North Star

Northstar cabin is getting some updates this winter. We just finished taking the carpet out of the living area and replacing it with beautiful hickory floors.

Moving docks

Well, until yesterday we were starting to see the signs of spring. Snow was melting, ice was getting thinner....and then it started snowing and snowing. Good thing we got these docks moved over to Evergreen just in the nick of time. Thanks for your help Kirby.


Friday, February 04, 2011


Ludlow's is hiring positions in Guest Services for the 2011 season.  
If you know anyone who would enjoy working at the best place on earth pass this opportunity on to them.  Contact the resort for more information: 



Monday, January 31, 2011

Snow and Packers

Snow, snow and more snow.  We would love to share more about fun projects, cabin renovations and updates, but we cannot.  Shoveling and plowing has become our daily mission.  The upcoming bitter cold may force us inside, then we might change our theme.  
Due to ridiculous snow levels our staff has expressed their opinion about 2011 in the attached pic.
P.S. thanks for cheering on the Packers, next Sunday should be an interesting day at Ludlow's


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Birthday Girl!!!

Kelly Ludlow turns 30 on Friday!  No need for gifts or cards, just do your best to cheer on the Packers through the Super Bowl!!!  Yes we are Minnesota residence, but her loyalty to the Green and Gold will never fade.  As a Viking fan all I can say is Uffdah.


Cold and Snow

We are still moving snow pack from roofs and decks.  This is Northstar's deck which is holding a packed bank nearly 8ft high!  Today's high is -2 and a low of -37.  Stay warm.  Spring please.


Friday, January 14, 2011

Snow on the Island

Kelly, Kirby and I were in Montana over the Holidays and have just returned to the island.  The snow accumulation is amazing, more than we have seen in years.  The posted picture is the boardwalk going up the store by  Northstar Cabin.   Note the snow level is equal in height to the hand rails....almost 4 ft above the ground!  Shoveling roofs and plowing snow has become the primary "project" for winter 2011.  Happy New Year 


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cold, Cold, Cold day projects

While the Minneapolis area received almost two feet of snow we got cold temps.  The island was getting down to -25, and was not seeing positive numbers throughout the day.   At times like this we work inside.  This was a great excuse to lay down new floors in Loon's Nest (upstairs of the Lodge).  We put down bamboo which is very hard, durable and sustainable.  Kirby is not a fan, he finds it hard to get traction, so he is spending more time in his bed than usual.  Warmer temps are around the corner and we (including Kirby) will get back outside soon.


Thursday, December 09, 2010

Winter Projects

With the weather getting colder we find ourselves taking on projects that keep us indoors.  Currently we are cleaning up and restoring all of the classic signs that indicate cabin names.  Each of the signs were routed by Hod Ludlow or Mark Ludlow at the finish of the cabin.  It might be easier and cheaper to buy or make modern ones but we insist on keeping our historic pieces.