Social Distancing Activities at Pehrson Lodge

Submitted by Hanson family on Fri, 04/24/2020 - 10:24

Our greatest pleasure at Pehrson Lodge is to provide memorable Minnesota vacations to our guests, but at this time, safety is our top priority. While our communal areas will remain closed until further notice, Pehrson Lodge is prepared to welcome our guests to enjoy Lake Vermilion this season. Please view our Covid-19 Response to see the extensive measures we’re taking to keep our guests and staff safe this season.

Although communal areas such as the Fitness Room and Kids Program Center will be closed to groups, we will offer many activities to keep your party happy and entertained on their vacation. Lucky for us, social distancing is easy and fun at Pehrson Lodge! Check out our list below to see a few Minnesota vacation activities that are isolated and entertaining at the same time - and they’re all right on our resort grounds!

Boating - the perfect social distancing activities at Pehrson Lodge

Go for a Boat Ride

Boat rides are classic Minnesota entertainment. Situated on the sizable Lake Vermilion, we are lucky to have miles upon miles of shoreline to cruise, uninterrupted by other boat traffic. We love boat rides because they’re fun for all ages. Pack some snacks and get comfortable on a spacious pontoon, or speed along in a fish and ski boat. Bring along your fishing gear or a pair of waterskis if you’re feeling adventurous! We would be happy to provide your group with a rental boat; view our boat rental options here.


Enjoy Quality Family Time

Our cozy, private cabins are the perfect setting to spend time with your family. Put down your phones and enjoy a game of cards. Gather around your personal campfire pit to tell a story and make a s’more. Enjoy a family dinner on your private deck. Take a break from your own house, and isolate with your family, cabin-style.


Take a Hike

We are proud to offer wooded hiking trails that wind through the beautiful forest surrounding our property. Breathe in some fresh air and get a few steps in while surrounded by nature. Keep an eye open for wildlife and wild berries as you walk!


Go Fish

You can play the card game if you’d like, but we think everyone should try fishing! Lake Vermilion is one of Minnesota’s renowned fishing hot spots. Whether you’re a seasoned fisherman or a beginner, fishing is a great activity. Cast a bobber from the dock and reel in a panfish or walleye. Take a boat to your secret fishing hole down the lake. We offer many rental boats and are offering bait and tackle delivery this season. Learn about fishing on lake Vermilion here.


Play on the Lake

Social distancing and the Minnesota Lake Life can coexist. Our spacious beach offers plenty of room for our guests to enjoy the water while social distancing. In the mood to stay dry? Our kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and Hydro-Bikes will be clean and ready for use. Explore the shoreline with a paddle as your motor. Isolate on the lake. Learn more here.



On 80 acres of stunning shoreline, our grounds offer many places to simply relax and enjoy. Grab a book and find an isolated bench to sit on as you read. Take in the view of Vermilion from our spacious Sun Deck as a lake breeze blows by. Our grounds offer countless spots to relax and isolate in the great outdoors.

We hope these ideas inspire you to social distance, Pehrson Lodge-style! With the proper measures, vacations during these uncertain times can be safe, healthy and fun for everyone.


Covid-19 and our Community

If you plan to come North this season, we ask that you please do your part to keep our local community safe. This includes limiting time in local businesses, washing your hands frequently, wearing a face mask and maintaining proper distance if you do go into the community. 

Bait, tackle and basic grocery items can be purchased at Pehrson Lodge. Stores in town are open and ready to serve.