What folks are saying
about Spring Bay Resort

Wonderful accommodations, kid-friendly beach, canoes, water bikes, kayaks, skis, tubes, excellent fishing, nearby golf course, friendly staff. What could we be describing? It's Spring Bay Resort on Lake Vermilion near Cook, MN. If you're looking for a fun relaxing time, let Joe, Steve and Sarah take care of all your needs at Spring Bay Resort!
Verona & Mark Gravich / July 2014

My stay at your resort was better than I had imagined, and the service was as good as I had heard. I was busy the night before I left and thought I had to bring my boat in early Saturday morning; what a pleasant surprise to wake up at 5:30 in the morning and find my boat already out of the water, on my trailer and sitting not far from my cabin! Not a lot of resorts would have done that. The cabins were very clean, and as was mentioned in the you tube video all the utensils one could imagine! We canceled a vacation we had already scheduled at another resort for the fourth of July week and booked with Spring Bay. Even if we lose the 700 dollar deposit we are making the right choice. Thanks again!
Al S., Circle Pines, MN

Thank you so much for your exceptional hospitality. After eighteen years of spring fishing trips to Canada, we have found a new destination at Spring Bay Resort. The facilities were perfect. For a first trip and getting to know the lake, the fishing was great. Looking forward to our next trip up.
Pat H., Woodson, IL

Many thanks for having us at your resort - We Loved It! We'll be telling others about what a great place you have, and the great time we had there.
Neut & Soda, Minneapolis, MN

We had a great time & really appreciated the super treatment your family gave us. We'll be back!
Bob L., Park Ridge, IL

It was our first experience at Spring Bay Resort. It was great. They took us out since it was our first time on the lake - they showed us all the "Hot Spots". You can expect us back next year!
Jim H., Wausau, WI

Great Experience! It's nice to know we've found a place to visit every year to fish & enjoy each others company. The service you provide is first rate & outstanding. Thanks for all your help. See you next year.
Mark R., Round Lake, IL

Thanks you so much for your generosity!! We really enjoyed the warm, roomy cabin!!
Doug & Marge H.









To Joe, Steve & Greg and the rest of the staff at Spring Bay Resort:
We spent a wonderful week with our two children, their spouses, and our four grandchildren at Spring Bay Resort. Our cabins were clean and well furnished. If we needed anything or forgot to pack something, the staff was there to meet our needs. The sandy beach was well maintained and the resort supplied more toys than our grandchildren could use. Cleaning fish, inflating floatables and helping with our boat were just a few of the extras Spring Bay Resort provided. Thank you Spring Bay Resort! We will be back.
Verona & Mark G., Mora, MN

To Joe & Steve at Spring Bay Resort:
Went up to Minnesota to help the parents get settled into their summer cabin up at Lake Vermilion. They bought a used pontoon that I went and picked up. Lug nuts came loose on the right side wheel, had to change hub and bearings on the side of the highway. The guy felt bad we bought it from. Brand new trailer!! Lucky the little town I was in had a wheel!! That was the first day of vacation. The guy never ran the motor higher than idle so the maiden voyage turned into a no power situation because of dirty carbs. My buddy Steve from Spring Bay resort had to come tow us in. (Thanks again Steve. I owe ya big time) Typical in this game of boating and fishing hey?

We finally got the tooner dialed in proceeded to hammer the walleyes. I had a plan to fish this main lake point that has deep water (38ft) on each side and bluegill, perch and crawfish on top (15ft.) We would anchor on the 16-18ft side and cast slip bobbers out towards deeper water. Just sit and wait for the fish to come out of that deeper water to feed. The attached newspaper article was done mid week. Our total was 36 walleyes. I kept accurate records of all the fish. The average size of the 36 was 3.62 pounds and 23.5". To bad this wasn't a tournament. Dad caught his personal best from this lake, 6lb. 9oz. In the past if you caught one fish over 3 lbs. it got a ticker tape parade!! I sent an email to the editor of the newspaper explaining even though this trip was unbelievable, only 6 fish out of the 36 were keepers!! Lake Vermilion has a 17"-26" slot. You can only keep 4 fish under 17 and one over 26. We all want a walleye meal on vacation. The slot should be changed to 20" to 26". I heard the editor printed my email explaining this situation in yesterdays paper!! I'm going to send the DNR a note on this as well.

Thanks Joe (Spring Bay Resort) for the lesson on this issue!!

Nothing better than watching a bobber slip slowly into the ibis and then ripping into pure resistance!! God I love that!!

Jon Constantine

The beautiful, yet convenient location in relation to town, incredibly comfortable and well furnished cabins, extremely accessible boat docks and fully stocked bait house were just the beginning of an unforgettable week at Spring Bay Resort. But the thing that sets Spring Bay head and shoulders above the rest, is the people that run it. Between Joe and Steve, you will not find a tandem that know the (entire) lake and the tendencies of the fish any better than the two of them. Couple that with incredible service and an extremely friendly and helpful staff, with Greg and Jake on the docks, and Steve, Dayis and family (Koda included) in the office, and you will find yourself looking for open weeks the following year the moment you arrive at home from a week on Vermilion. We are very excited for future trips in the years to come and look forward to seeing all of you again soon. Thanks again,

Ryan & Sheila S. - Brighton, CO


A special thanks to these fine folks, as well as the rest of our summer guests, for making our last three seasons at Spring Bay a great success! We are looking forward to meeting them again, as well as all the new folks that will be coming to visit our resort. We sincerely can't wait for our fourth season to start!
Joe, Steve, Dayis and the rest of the staff here at Spring Bay

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Steve Amundson
3045 Vermilion Drive
Cook, Minnesota 55723
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