Father and son in boat on Lake Vermilion at sunset.

Come North to Family Time

Family Vacations

Make Your Family Vacations Unforgettable.

Catching the first fish. Relaxing around the campfire. Exploring the lake from a stand-up paddleboard. Learning to waterski or sail for the first time. Watching the sunset from a pontoon cruise. These are the experiences that make life special. 

When you choose Pehrson Lodge Resort as your family vacation destination, you give each member of your family the chance to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Children playing with model sailboats
Children on a guided hike in the woods

Kid's Program: Camp Twain

2020 Covid-19 Update:

For the 2020 season, instead of our typical children's program, we will offer projects for your own cabin group to complete together. We're a family place, so we are ready to make this vacation fun for the little ones!

If you're visiting June-August, your family can sign up for a project to complete outside with a beautiful view of Lake Vermilion. We also offer mess-free projects that parents can assist their children in completing, right in your cabin.

A weekly activity schedule will be provided upon arrival. 


Typical Kid's Program:

Let your children explore nature’s wonder. Pehrson Lodge offers a structured, supervised daily kid’s program where your children can learn, laugh and create. Camp Twain meets for two hours daily Monday through Friday in our log program center. Your children will form new friendships and lasting memories – many longstanding friendships have begun through our kid’s program. Camp Twain is designed for 4 to 12-year-olds and leads participants in activities such as:

  • Glazing ceramics (kiln on-site)
  • Building, painting and racing model sailboats
  • Tie-dying or painting t-shirts
  • Painting on canvas
  • Pontooning to a nature hike 
  • Playing outdoor games
  • Roasting hot dogs at a cookout

Camp Twain is offered from early June to late August.

"There was nothing more we could have wished for. This was our second year, and we've already booked for next year. Mary and Eric are wonderful hosts who went out of their way to be sure we were comfortable. Our family group traveled from California, Maryland, Indiana and Florida to be together for the week...well worth every minute we spent on planes and driving. We can't wait for next summer!"


"My family and I just visited the lodge on a week long vacation. The owners and the entire staff were welcoming, friendly and amazing. The atmosphere was beautiful, calming and so relaxing. Thank you to you all for helping make our family memories a true success!"


"Unbelievable resort! They have thought of everything and everyone is so friendly! The list of activities is almost endless but the place also invites the utmost in relaxation! It's especially fun for families!!!!"