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NEW IN 2020!
  • New Store Apparel and Novelty Items
  • Cabin 6 Completion and Rental
  • Dining and Dock Rebuild and Leveled
  • Bathroom Remodel Cabin 2
  • Ceilings Cabins 2 & 4
  • Appliance and Utility Updates on a number of cabins
  • Paint Touch ups. Northwoods Deck. Cabin 4,11/12
  • And numerous other projects both seen and unseen

Life of Riley Resort is a Licensed Resort
Lodging, Food, Boats Minnow, Fish Packer
Life of Riley Resort is Regulated and Inspected
Water, Cabins, Septic, Fire Health & Safety
Life of Riley Resort has Trained Staff
Fire, General First Aid Responders, Safety
Canoe Trips: Trips can be planned to the Vermilion River. Ask about sign-up at the office.
Weather permitting. The resort has canoes, paddles, life jackets, and other equipment available to use.

Boat Shuttling: Trailering your boat to other water access points, our boats for day trips.
There are lots of options that are not far. Ask about this at the office. Rates depending on
distance. You can put in at other access points on Lakevermilion, Vermilion river, Winchester,
Elbow Lake, and other close access points.

Firewood: Firewood is available upon request. 1 load per day. 2 cabins have fireplaces, many cabins
share campfire rings between them, and we have a communal Gazebo that is open and available for all to enjoy.

Trails: We have many trails both on property and nearby to enjoy many aspects of northern MN - Hiking,
Biking, and ATV trails. Be sure to check out or ask us about these and many other services and
attractions in the area.
-- Boat Cushions
-- Canoe
-- Cribs
-- Daily Fish Reports
-- Dock Service
-- (Memorial Day to Mid-August)
-- Fish Cleaning Facility
-- Fish Seminar (Saturday 8 p.m.)
-- Fun Bug
-- Kayaks and Fun Yaks
-- Gameroom (open 24 hrs)
-- Ping-Pong
-- High Chairs
-- Library (Paperbacks)
-- Life Jackets
-- Mountain Bike
-- Naturalist Activities
-- Paddle Boats
-- paddle boards
-- Playground
-- Sandy Beach
-- Sail Board
-- Sailboat

Swimming Beach

150 foot of safe, sandy beach with gradual slope in a very protected cove (located on the opposite side of the Resort Harbor for safer swimming). The Beach is closest to the 2 and 3 bedroom cabins for family convenience. Playground equipment and resort water equipment is close at hand.


Naturalist Program is run by a qualified staff member who conducts 3 to 4 scheduled events: wildlife, vegetation and Northwoods culture. Children can pursue in depth study of the world around them. Programs vary upon guests interests with having FUN the objective! The area and equipment available provide opportunities for working on Scouting books and types of advancement.

Boats For Rent
(check out Waterfront Rental Rates!)

  • 15 hp Yamaha Motors
    (motor rental doesn't include gas)
  • 18 ft Pontoon Boat + 60 hp motor
  • Bass Boat - 16 ft Crestliner + 75 hp
  • Fisherman - 16 ft boat + 25 hp motor
  • DOCK SPACE - for guest boat

    Resort Guest Equipment
    Sailboat - Sailboard - Fun Bug - Fun Yaks - Canoes

  • Campground
    (check out Waterfront Rental Rates!)

    Lakeshore RV Campsites with water and electric (no septic). Use of resort facilities. Limited availability with only 3 sites / maximum of 4 persons per site. Easy in and out. Picnic table, 2 wooden lounge chairs, garbage pick-up, BBQ grill at each site. Public restroom -- no showers.


    The store contains merchandise to meet last minute needs. Inventory includes Candy, Chips, Pop, Staple Grocery items, Souvenirs, Logo Clothing (adult and youth), Toiletries, Lake Maps, Ice Cream. A complete tackle shop is filled with the needed supplies. The store is staffed with a person to help locate your needs. They are on duty from 8 am to 10 pm. If items are needed, any staff can help you by opening the store. A great place to catch the latest update on the events of the day or what is going to go on.


    The Gameroom is full of antique and current memorabilia. A tool display, hides, and sport equipment decorate the walls. The room has various games and play areas. Ping-pong, Pool, Pinball, Darts, Video Games are available as well as a Jukebox. A Fireplace is at one end of the room, while a Paperback Library at the other in a small relaxation area. The Gameroom is OPEN 24 HRS DAILY.


    (Screened Area with Fireplace)

    Nature Lodge
    (Naturalist Activity Area - Open)

    Laundry House
    (Washer/Dryer - Coin Operated)

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    Life of Riley Resort -- Box 1147, Cook, MN 55723