Life of Riley Resort
    Book NOW
  • A Family Experience
    In the north woods
    You'll never forget


Thanks for your interest in Minnesota's most beautiful lake - Lake Vermilion! Life of Riley Resort is the only resort on Norwegian Bay - a super fishing area and one guaranteed to give you that wilderness sensation of being in God's Country. Our resort has a "down-home" atmosphere - informal and friendly - with nothing fancy or posh. We specialize in good fishing, good food and good times. Service here is more than a slogan. Our goal is to make YOUR stay the best vacation ever. If you are searching for "Just the right place!" for your next vacation, we certainly want to extend our invitation for you to try the Life of Riley Resort. You have our personal assurance that we will do our best to assist you and welcome you. Our motivation is simple - We want you to come back!

Lake Vermilion

25 Average Depth
313 Miles of shore
365 Islands
40000 Acres


Long Stay - Opening to Labor Day

10% off weekly cabin rate for two week consecutive stay!

Spring Discounts Begin May 15

10% off weekly cabin rate [ Housekeeping cabins only -- limited dock service -- Ends May 29 ]

Fall Discounts Begin August 17

10% off Weekly Cabin Rates [ No Food - Dining Hall Closed, Housekeeping cabins only. Limited Dock Service ]

SUMMER FINALE BREAK-AWAY - September 4 - 7 - Labor Day

Break away with the family one last time before school starts. Housekeeping cabin for 2 - $125 per night. Each additional person - $20 per night. Children 5-12 - $10 per night. Meals and Waterfront rentals available. [ Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon A.M. Check-out / Cabin rate must meet minimum occupancy. ]


Sunday-Friday fall trip full of great fishing, good times, new friends and fantastic food. [ Limited to 50 contestants with 12 cash prizes and trophies awarded. Cabin, Breakfast and Dinner, Boat, Motor, Dock Space and 5 days of fishing. $425 per person. ]



Surf View

Bedrooms: 1

Sky View

Bedrooms: 1

Eagle View

Bedrooms: 1

Hill Cove

Bedrooms: 1


Bedrooms: 2

Spruce Cove

Bedrooms: 2

Bay View

Bedrooms: 2


Bedrooms: 2

Long View

Bedrooms: 2

Knotty Pine

Bedrooms: 2

Jack Pine

Bedrooms: 3

Lake View

Bedrooms: 3

Birch Rest

Bedrooms: 4

Gull View

Bedrooms: 4

Cedar View

Bedrooms: 4


Bedrooms: 2

Northwoods Lodge

Bedrooms: 7

Northern Lights

Bedrooms: 5

Lakeshore RV Park