|Per night:||$370 - $430|
|Per week:||$1,998 - $2,322|
Description of the Lutsen vacation home rental
"The heavens declare the glory of God and the earth shows His handiwork." Reserve your stay at Lutsen Lakehouse and you will experience this verse from the Book of Psalms as Lake Superior's thundering waves crash against the ledgerock shoreline, northern lights dance across the sky, the call of a loon ricochets over the water, and a full moon rises over the big lake they call Gitchigummi. And that's just the view outside.
Inside you will appreciate the comforts of a beautiful, professionally cleaned home: sleep soundly in a first-floor master suite with jetted bath, unwind by a soothing fire in the massive wood-burning fieldstone fireplace, relax in the cedar sauna, and savor a meal in the fully equipped kitchen complete with Sub-Zero fridge and Weber grill.
Enjoy all this and be just a few minutes from Lutsen Ski Resort, Superior Hiking Trail, Superior National Golf Course, and North Shore cross-country ski trails.
Lutsen Lakehouse -- The creation of God without; the comfort of home within.
BEFORE MAKING AN INQUIRY ABOUT RENTING OUR HOME, please read at least the first five paragraphs below:
1. OCCUPANCY: Maximum home occupancy is 6 persons; children should be 12 years old or above. When emailing us an inquiry, please describe the makeup of your group, including the ages of children.
2. AVAILABILITY: The availability calendar is updated regularly. Due to our cleaning costs, minimum stay is three nights. We speak with all potential renters on the phone to make sure the house will be a good fit for you and us.
3. RATES: The rate is the same for three to six guests. Our 'Just for Two' rate (i.e. two guests only) is $30/night off the current rate. We offer a 10% discount for rentals of six or more nights (weekly rates represent six-night rentals). There are no additional charges besides tax.
4. PAYMENT: We will email you a first invoice for half the total rent after you reserve your dates and a second invoice for the balance a couple weeks before your rental date. Payments are made with personal check. We will also send you a basic rental agreement to sign. A credit card number is held in case of damage or breach of rental agreement.
5. PETS: Unfortunately we don't allow pets due to guests with pet allergies and the potential for damage or soiling.
HISTORY: The home was built in 1994, has been owned by our family since 1999, and has been available for respectful renters seeking a quiet, North Shore retreat since 2007.
LOCATION: Lutsen Lakehouse is conveniently located about one mile east of "downtown" Lutsen and about 2 miles east of Lutsen Ski Resort. Grand Marais is located 17 miles east of the house and Tofte 10 miles west. Duluth, MN is 90 miles down the shore to the west.
PRIVACY: The home has lots of privacy on 200' of Lake Superior coastline. There is no home on the neighboring property to the west and plenty of distance and trees from a home on the neighboring property to the east. There is also ample buffer (~500') between the home and North Shore 61 with a short service road (Pedersen Lane) and long driveway.
LAKESHORE: The home sits very close to Lake Superior (about 75 feet away) with easy access to water's edge. The ledgerock shoreline is perfect for walking, campfires, or just sitting and enjoying the view.
VIEW: The home is designed around the dramatic southerly view of Lake Superior. All bedrooms (master bedroom downstairs and two bedrooms upstairs) have wonderful views of the lake. Watch the waves crash on shore or iron ore boats sliding along the horizon.
BEDROOMS and BATHROOMS: The house has three bedrooms and three bathrooms and a good-sized loft with digital keyboard. The master bedroom downstairs has a queen-sized bed. The attached master bath has a large shower and separate bath tub with jets. The two upstairs bedrooms each have two twin beds. There is a half bathroom upstairs and a full bathroom with large white pine sauna downstairs.
LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM, KITCHEN: All three rooms are open and inter-connected. The LIVING ROOM extends out from the center of the home with views out and up the shore in both directions. A massive wood-burning fieldstone fireplace sits opposite the windows (complimentary split firewood is available for guests). The DINING ROOM has a large, round wood table perfect for family times together. The KITCHEN is fully equipped with Sub-Zero fridge, gas and electric stove, two ovens, toaster, coffee maker, griddle, waffle iron, popcorn popper, microwave, full cookware (stainless steel), dishware, and silverware, dishwasher, and a large island with two stools. A complete list of kitchen items is available upon request.
DECKS: A large deck extends off the upstairs west bedroom and a large covered deck with a Weber grill sits off the kitchen and dining room area. There is also a deck that runs along the entire lakeside (south side) and west side of the house with a large table and chairs.
AUDIO/VISUAL: There is a 32" flat screen television (with 2 HDMI inputs) in the living room with satellite TV (Direct TV) and DVD and VHS players. The sound system plays CD's, cassettes, FM/AM radio, and has a port to plug in your portable audio device (you'll need to bring your own 1/8" male-to-male cable).
INTERNET: Free high-speed internet service via WiFi is available in the home.
WASHER/DRIER: We store our personal items in the laundry room, so while the home does have a washer/drier, it is not available to guests. A laundromat is available one mile west in Lutsen. For extended stays, clean linens and towels can be arranged with our cleaning staff.
SUN/MOON: The home faces almost due south so lots of sunlight pours in during the day. Watching the moon rise over the lake is always a memorable moment.
WILDLIFE: Be ready to see white-tailed deer walk through the yard, bald eagles soar overhead, and loons call on Lake Superior. If you're a little more fortunate, you may even see a timber wolf.
NON-OVERNIGHT GUESTS: Only members of your group are allowed in the home. Parties and excessive alcohol consumption are prohibited.
DIRECTIONS AND KEY: Given upon reservation along with detailed instructions for using everything in the home. Our cleaning and caretaking staff live very close to the home in case there are any problems during your stay.
CONTACT: Email or call us about availability and other questions.
There are several area guide books in the house to help you plan your days.
On your way up the North Shore, be sure to visit...
Split Rock Lighthouse
|Nov 01 2013||Dec 20 2013||$370||$370||$1,998||-||3 Nights|
|Dec 21 2013||Jan 01 2014||$430||$430||$2,322||-||3 Nights|
|Jan 02 2014||Mar 31 2014||$400||$400||$2,160||-||3 Nights|
|Apr 01 2014||May 31 2014||$370||$370||$1,998||-||3 Nights|
|Jun 01 2014||Oct 31 2014||$430||$430||$2,322||-||3 Nights|
|Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 11.875% (6.875% MN State tax, 1% Cook County tax, 4% City of Lutsen lodging tax)|
|Deposits: Half your total rent reserves your dates; the second half is due two weeks before your rental date. Payment is made by personal check. A credit number is kept on file in case of damage.|
|Payment Options: Mastercard, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa|
|Other Fees: CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel 30 days or more prior to your rental dates, all payments will be refunded minus a 20% cancellation fee. If cancellation is made less than 30 days before the rental date, all payments will be refunded minus a 50% cancellation fee.|
- 1 Queen Bed
- 4 Twin Beds
- Hardwood Floors
- Linens Provided
- View (Lake)
- High Speed Internet
- Parking Included
- Full Kitchen
- Hot Tub
- TV (Cable/Satellite)
- CD Player
- Gas Grill
- Refrigerator (Full)
- Ceiling Fan
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- DVD Player
- Volleyball Court
- Downhill Skiing
- Cross-Country Skiing
- Grocery Store
- Shopping Area
- Live Entertainment
Reviews for this vacation home rental in Lutsen, Minnesota
Des Moines Iowa
Piece of Paradise
January 2, 2013
I cannot imagine a more enjoyable vacation than the one we had at Lutsen Lakehouse. The setting is unbelievably beautiful, the house is so happily situated, and with so many amenities, that the only down side was we really didn't want to leave much or explore. Usually, the pictures you see on the internet create disappointment when you see the real thing, or so has been our experience. Not at Lutsen Lakehouse! The pictures do not do it justice. We hated to leave and as it was the time of the Olympics, we had Closing Ceremonies complete with a march down to the Lake, a musical recording of the Olympic theme and a bonfire down at the firepit. I won the gold medal for cake burning but I really felt the judges were a bit partial. Mr. Wheaton is a wonderful host and very obliging. We created so many special memories that will live on and on. We very much look forward to our next opportunity to spend time there!!
Amazing North Shore Retreat
August 13, 2012
No negatives whatsoever except that we had to come home! This is a beautiful location and equally lovely cabin. It is clean and well maintained and the views are breathtaking. Nice ledgerock area for fires and back far enough from hwy 61 for privacy. Would highly recommend.
Minneapolis , MN
February 24, 2012
Breathtaking views of Lake Superior, the home is settled nicely on the lakeside. Interior was beautiful and bright, very much a North woods theme. Everything in the kitchen is well placed and accessible, there are small direction labels to help . Very close to Lutsen for skiing and altogether it is a relaxing family get-away.
chisago city, minnesota
February 18, 2011
This is the second year we have stayed at your beautiful home/cabin. the location is wonderful and with older children this is the perfect place to spend some time together. We are going to make it a tradition to try and get up here every winter. We love the open space and the fireplace is our favorite. thank you
Awesome Spot For Family Time
September 6, 2010
Thank you so much for making your Lake-house available to our family this week. We had such a goood time and the location of your home is spectacular! It was great for some family bonding (which can be tough with these teens!). But we sure had precious moments and created memories for everyone. Our kids even Thanked Us!!!
Black River Falls, WI USA
August 18, 2010
Wonderful home and location! Everyone enjoyed the sound of the waves, the sauna and outdoor activities.
July 29, 2010
This home was everything we had hoped for - Beautiful inside and beautiful scenery outside. We had plenty of room for our 4 person family. There was plenty to do in the surrounding areas yet we all felt very relaxed and refreshed after the week. It was a wonderful vacation.
Sue and John Styrbicki
May 11, 2010
Thank you so much for a perfect North Shore get-away! Your home is absolutely gorgeous - it was comfortable, beautifully decorated and we had everything we needed. It was so relaxing just reading and watching the waves crash ashore. The restaurants you recommended in Grand Marais were fabulous! We took advantage of the many hiking areas near your home. We also visited the Split Rock Light House and hiked in Gooseberry Falls. It truly was a fabulous get-away. We can't thank you enough for sharing your beautiful home with us. We feel truly blessed . . . John and Sue
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
December 29, 2009
Virtually a perfect getaway! The view is exquisite. While we were there the weather was stormy with 6-8 foot waves crashing on the rocks; it was completely mesmerizing. The house had everything we needed (even a waffle iron). We have stayed a lot of great places on the North Shore, but the Lutsen Lakehouse was the best.
St. Paul, Minnesota
Relax and Enjoy
August 6, 2009
My family spent one week at the "Lutsen LakeHome" and enjoyed each and every day. The home offers comfort, convenience and unparalleled views of Lake Superior - up close! The big sky views are also attractive. There is a cosy and convenient coffee shop minutes away in Lutsen and much to see and do in Grand Marais. Bring your play clothes and do not forget a camera and binoculars.
The Perfect Get Away!
June 9, 2009
We all thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us, it could not have been more of a perfect weekend! Unbelievably, we had blue sky's and mild weather all weekend! Shorts and t-shirt on the golf coarse! We loved all of the personal sayings around the home and what a breathtaking setting, just an amazing time. I will recommend your home to anyone looking for a unforgettable place to stay! Thanks Again, The Bentrup and Kronquist family.
Falcon Heights, MN
Lutsen Lake House
May 26, 2009
This is a lovely home that has phenomenal views of Lake Superior. It is perfect for a family get away. Whether it is a bonfire by the lake or a toasty fire indoors, this place has it all. After a day of hiking at any of several state parks within an easy driving distance, you can return for a sauna, barbecue dinner and games with the family. Truly a restorative get away!
Josh and Elizabeth
Luxury Lutsen Lakehouse
March 24, 2009
This is no ordinary cabin on the north shore - all the charm of the north woods, but with the modern perks. The shoreline and setting are beautiful and quiet - far enough off the main highway. Plenty of room for a large family or group to relax and not feel on top of each other. Well equipped modern kitchen and a whirlpool tub and sauna to top it all off! Every room in the house takes advantage of the breathtaking view!
Mary Jo Swenson
St. Paul, MN USA
October 21, 2008
Myself and three girlfriends stayed in Lutsen Lakehouse from a Friday to a Monday. The home was perfect for us with the open layout and the right amount of bedrooms and beds. I usually bring a wave noise machine that I play at night, but didn't need it since I could hear the waves from the lake crashing. It was fantastic!!!! We had three nights of beautiful fires in the fireplace. We appreciated the wonderful dry birch wood. The kitchen was well equipped and easy to work in. The home is located close to Grand Marais and hiking trails. I hope to be back next year with my family for our ladies weekend with my mother, sisters and niece. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home.
Blaine, MN USA
Best of the North Shore
October 15, 2008
David, Hi, we are now back from a beautiful weekend at your home. Thank you so much for letting us share your home. As I had said earlier, we have stayed at several different beautiful homes on the North Shore over the last 7 years, however we all four of us agreed that your home was the best of all for us. What a beautiful and practical floor plan! The views from all the windows are spectacular. Awesome fireplace. Thanks also for the good hot water your home provides! The double oven was appreciated. Excellent location! Your home is even more impressive than the pictures show. Store & hiking close; best pie from the Pie Place in Grand Marais. Thanks again for sharing your home. We will return.
The Johnson Family
Maple Grove, Mn USA
"A Perfect 10"
July 14, 2008
Having done quite a bit of traveling as a family, we were probably not expecting our time at the Lutsen Lakehouse to be one of our favorite and most memorable times together! But from the moment we arrived, we knew we were in for a rare treat! The home is fantastic - design, layout, spotless, like-new, yet comfortable, homey. The views and proximity to the lake are unbelievable. The peace, serenity, tranquility, and absolute joy of being hidden away in all the beauty of that pristine nature...the sights, sounds, and smells of the North Shore are hard to be compared! Enjoying delicious meals together, playing games, the sun-drenched deck with lake breezes, bonfires by the lake, relaxing in the sauna, it simply could not have been a more wonderful family getaway. We even found it hard to pull ourselves away from the house to enjoy the area's kayaking, canoeing, hiking, and golfing, we were so content. And when our time was up, no one was "ready" to leave! Thank you so very much!
Arden Hills, MN USA
March 24, 2008
We gathered our far-flung children to spend Holy week togther and this was the perfect place to do it. The home is spectacularly beautiful and the setting is even better. We watched eagles, deer and even a wolf. We played and prayed and reconnected as a family. We made elaborate family dinners in the gorgeous kitchen. we played cards around the huge round dining table (which easliy sat all of us). We had great talks in the sauna and we watched the full moon rise over the lake while listening to the waves break down the winter ice. It just doesn't get much better than this.
November 28, 2007
This place actually sits more closely to the water than the picture shows and the property is wooded. It has total privacy. This beautiful house is well maintained that looks like almost new. This is well designed house that if you stand in the middle of the living room, you get to have 180 degree lake view(windows everywhere). We loved openness of the layout but also all the bedrooms are nicely distant which gives enough privacy. Well, the moment we walked in this house, we just fell in love. We have talked about building a beach house someday and the image of the house we had was exactly like this one. This is our dream house. The reflection of the moonlit on the lake was just so amazingly romantic. Of course, I would strongly recommend this place for anybody for a perfect getaway. But at the same time, I feel like I want to keep this special jewel secret so it will be available when we want to revisit. And we will go back for sure.
Twin Cities, MN
October 29, 2007
This house was the perfect get-away. Everything about the house was even better than the pictures on the website led us to believe. The views were specatcular and made every minute of the day a treat. Our two teenagers loved the house too. We all felt comfortable and at home. A short walk down on the rocks to the "private" lakeside is a must. I would recommend this house to everyone.
Omaha, NE USA
Even better than the pictures...
September 19, 2007
My friends and I went up to the lake house for a week of peace and quiet. It was every bit that we had imagined-and more. Our pictures do not even come close to the serenity that we each felt while staying there. I know my favorite part of the trip, was falling asleep and waking to the sound of the lake every morning. The house was exactly as described to us. We would love to go back next year!!
St. Paul, MN
Space To Breathe
August 2, 2007
Our two families gathered for the week and found the house and the property an excellent setting just to be at peace. The house provides a lot of common space with its open floor plan. Access to the Lake is easy, and the privacy terrific. We liked the location and the convenience it offered for getting to our favorite hiking spots. I can't imagine anyone being disappointed. Oh, yes, the last night featured a full moon, something the owner promises as a bonus?
July 24, 2007
Our family of four enjoyed perfect weather during a three day stay in July. The house is quite spacious, is in excellent shape, and sits on a beautiful spot with a incredible view of the lake. Love it!
Maple Grove, MN
100% As Advertised
July 6, 2007
We spent the weekend in late June and had a wonderful time with my parents and our two kids at the Lutsen Lake house. The place is clean, spacious, secluded, and right on the water with amazing views. Highly recommend to all- We'll definitely do it again next year.
Long Lake, Minnesota USA
North Shore memories
December 26, 2006
The Lutsen Lakehouse is a special place. Words cannot describe the beauty and peace our family experienced while staying at one of the finest homes on the north shore. The property and it's owners are truly blessed and we are thankful they have decided to share it with others. This home has something to offer any time of year and we highly recommend it for your next vacation! Sincerely, The Anderson family
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About:Dad and Mom started our family's love affair with the North Shore when they took their honeymoon up to Lake Superior and the Gunflint Trail way back in 1954.
In the 1990's, we started taking regular trips up the North Shore, staying in various rental houses from Lutsen to Grand Marais. And then ...
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