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Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

2 Full baths, 1 Half bath

Description from owner

"The heavens declare the glory of G-d and the earth shows His handiwork." Reserve your stay at Lutsen Lakehouse and you will experience this passage from the Book of Psalms as Lake Superior's thundering waves crash against the ledgerock shoreline, northern lights dance across the sky, 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. Unwind by a soothing fire in the massive wood-burning fieldstone fireplace, enjoy a meal from the fully-equiped kitchen and family times around the handcrafted dining room table, and then let the sound of Lake Superior’s waves lull you to sleep.

Enjoy all this and be just a few minutes from Lutsen Ski Resort, Superior Hiking Trail, Superior National Golf Course, North Shore cross-country ski trails, and a short drive to Grand Marais and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Special memories are made at Lutsen Lakehouse! On behalf of our family, we look forward to being in touch with you.

David and Brodie Wheaton, owners/operators

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INQUIRIES and POLICIES: When emailing us a reservation request, please tell us about your group and make sure you meet the following policies:

** Two members of your group are over 35 years old and children should be 12 or older. ** No one outside your group is allowed on the property. ** Excessive alcohol consumption, illegal drug use, and any behavior that damages the home or disturbs our neighbors is prohibited.

HISTORY: The home was built in 1994 and we purchased it as our family cabin in 1999. It is available for respectful renters seeking a quiet North Shore vacation. 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 two miles east of Lutsen Ski Resort. Grand Marais is 17 miles east and Tofte 10 miles west. Duluth, MN is 90 miles down the shore to the west. The distance from Minneapolis to Lutsen Lakehouse is 248 miles (4 hour drive).

SETTING: The 2200 square foot home sits on two acres and 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 between the home and North Shore 61 with a service road and long driveway.

VIEW/LAKESHORE: The home features lots of windows with panoramic views of Lake Superior. Water’s edge is close with easy access. The ledgerock shoreline is perfect for campfires and enjoying the view.

DECKS: A deck extends along the lakeside (south side) and the west side of the house, with gliders, deck chairs, and a large table for relaxing and taking in the view. The covered west side deck off the dining room and kitchen is where the Weber grill is located. There is also a large deck off the upstairs west bedroom.

BEDROOMS and BATHROOMS: All bedrooms have wonderful lake views. The main level master bedroom has a queen bed and full bathroom. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms with four twin beds and a half bath. There is an additional full bathroom on the main level.

LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM, KITCHEN: All three rooms are open and connected with dramatic views of the lake. The LIVING ROOM features a massive wood-burning fieldstone fireplace (complimentary split firewood is available). The DINING ROOM has a large, round table perfect for family meals and games. The KITCHEN is fully equipped, with Sub-Zero fridge, Frigidaire double wall ovens, Bosch gas stovetop, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, dishwasher, and plenty of cookware and dishes (full list kitchen items available upon request).

AUDIO/VISUAL: Samsung 40” 4K UHD LED TV in the living room with AT&T TV Now streaming service and a DVD player. The sound system with Bose speakers plays CDs, FM/AM radio, and has a AUX port to plug in your portable audio device (you'll need to bring your own 1/8' male-to-male cable). A digital piano is available in the loft.

INTERNET: Free high-speed WiFi is available in the home.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Free, fast-charging outlet (240 Volt, NEMA 14-50 outlet) available for Tesla and other EV owners.

LAUNDRY: Laundromat is available one mile west in Lutsen. For extended stays, clean linens and towels can be arranged with the home’s caretakers.

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Tripadvisor Property ID: 4844222

About the area

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... Duluth Gooseberry Falls Split Rock Lighthouse Palisade Head

Owner profile

David -.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property



  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds


  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Safe
  • Towels provided
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Stereo system
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Video player


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 2 Full baths
  • 1 Half bath

Reviews (16)

16 reviews

“Excellent family get away.”

Reviewed 2 Jan 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.

“Piece of Paradise”

Reviewed 2 Jan 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”

Reviewed 13 Aug 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.

“Gorgeous setting”

Reviewed 24 Feb 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.


Reviewed 18 Feb 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”

Reviewed 6 Sep 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!!!

“Peaceful Getaway!”

Reviewed 29 Jul 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.

“Perfect Getaway!”

Reviewed 10 May 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


Reviewed 29 Dec 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.

“Relax and Enjoy”

Reviewed 6 Aug 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.

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