Lutsen Lakehouse on Lake Superior

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“ Excellent ”
25 Reviews
64 Pedersen Ln, Lutsen, MN 55612


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per night: $400 - $430
Per week: $2,280 - $2,451
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Lutsen vacation home rental
Lutsen Lakehouse - The ideal choice for a premier, private North Shore haven of rest. (Available year-round.)


'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.

1. OCCUPANCY: Maximum home occupancy is six persons. Two members of your group must be over 35 years old, and children should be 12 years old or above. When emailing us an inquiry, please share a little about your group (who you are, where you're from, etc.), including the ages of any children.

2. AVAILABILITY: The availability calendar is updated regularly. 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 $50/night off the current rate. We offer a 5% discount for rentals of 6 - 9 nights and a 10% discount for rentals of 10 or more nights (weekly rate represents a 7-night rental). 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 do not allow pets due to guests with pet allergies.

HISTORY: The home was built in 1994, has been owned by our family since 1999, and is available for respectful renters seeking a quiet, North Shore retreat. You will find pictures, poems, and other items around the house that represent our family and Christian faith.

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 two and a half 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 cedar 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 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.
Area Information
Lutsen, on Minnesota's North Coast of Lake Superior, is one of the most beautiful places in America. Come visit and you will enjoy hiking, skiing, fishing, kayaking, golfing, Boundary Waters canoeing, hunting, and above all, relaxing and rejuvenating!

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...

Gooseberry Falls
Split Rock Lighthouse
Palisade Head

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 02 2015 May 31 2015 $400 $400 $2,280 - 3 Nights
Jun 01 2015 Oct 31 2015 $430 $430 $2,451 - 3 Nights
Nov 01 2015 Dec 20 2015 $400 $400 $2,280 - 3 Nights
Dec 21 2015 Jan 01 2016 $430 $430 $2,451 - 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.


  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 4 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Balcony
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Lakefront
  • Sauna
  • Deck
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Lake)
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Waterfront
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Appliances

  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Stereo
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hunting
    (<1 mile)
  • Snowmobiling
    (2 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (3 miles)
  • Lake
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Canoeing
    (3 miles)
  • Tennis
    (4 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Volleyball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (3 miles)
  • Boating
    (8 miles)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Golf
    (3 miles)
  • Sailing
    (8 miles)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (2 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (3 miles)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Lutsen, Minnesota

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Michelle Heneman

Michelle Heneman

Savage, MN

Excellent family get away.

January 2, 2014

Our diverse family, ranging in ages from 11 to 52, just spent 5 wonderful days at the Lutsen Lakehouse. The property was clean. The setting absolutely divine and the owners were wonderful to work with in regards to scheduling our stay. Our family loves the North Shore/Lutsen area and have been there many times over the years. This is definitely one of our favorite stays.

M. Dorsett

M. Dorsett

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!!

Jo Carryer

Jo Carryer

Rochester, MN

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.

Molly Foley

Molly Foley

Minneapolis , MN

Gorgeous setting

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.

Deb Hall

Deb Hall

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

Kari Jordan

Kari Jordan

Andover, MN

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

Great Retreat

August 18, 2010

Wonderful home and location! Everyone enjoyed the sound of the waves, the sauna and outdoor activities.

Andrea Schultz

Andrea Schultz

Chicago, IL

Peaceful Getaway!

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

Sue and John Styrbicki

Edina, MN

Perfect Getaway!

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

Taylor Duersch

Taylor Duersch

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.

Rich Kramp

Rich Kramp

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.

Leza Bentrup

Leza Bentrup


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

Josh and Elizabeth

Deephaven, MN

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

Mary Jo Swenson

St. Paul, MN USA

Sweet Dreams

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

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.



Bloomington, MN

Dream Lakehouse!

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

Amazing Home!

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!!

Vic Klimoski

Vic Klimoski

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?



Richfield, MN

Lutzen House

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!

A renter

A renter

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.

A renter

A renter

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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