Lutsen Lakehouse - The ideal choice for a premier, private North Shore haven of rest. (Available year-round.)
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'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.
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.
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