Cedar Cliff Retreat - Stunning 1920's Craftsman on Lake Superior Shore

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Last updated: 11/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Cedar Cliff is located on a dead-end road that runs along the Lake Superior shore. From the moment you walk through the doors of this incredible home, you will feel transformed.

The magnificent great room with a massive Carlton Peak fireplace has an antique dining room table that seats 12 and a drop-leaf English table that can seat 6 more. Two large screened-in porches flank this room and the windows that run its length have window seats for bird watching and reading or lake gazing. French doors in the middle open to the stairway that leads down to the water. The north shore is known for its craggy rocks and vistas and our shoreline offers a private experience of this magnificent place.

A fully-equipped kitchen has a six-burner, professional restaurant stove and connects to a charming breakfast nook and pantry. The six bedrooms are comfortably furnished with antiques, fine linens and local artwork. The bedrooms are set to the back of the house affording privacy and separation from group activities in the great room.

Cedar Cliff is a unique environment for your north shore vacation, combining old fashioned relaxation with modern amenities and many local attractions.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

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  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21, Beds for 16-21

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Two large screened porches, high-quality linens, down comforters and quilts, organic coffee and teas included, green cleaned....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 18 people


  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free wireless internet via an EVDO Rev. A connection....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Huge Carlton Peak fireplace and also a firepit by the Lake...moreless


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Professional 6 burner restaurant stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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  • Tax Rate 11.875%


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Last updated: 11/22/2015
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1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lutsen International
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lutsen Lodge
1 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Necessary

# 32 CR 34 Lutsen

CR 34 is 1/2 mile past Milepost 88 on highway 61


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: My name is Kathy and I have a boutique in Minneapols where we live. Doug is a musician and a software engineer. We have 5 children and 3 grandchildren . We enjoy being involved in the care and maintenence of Cedar Cliff and watching it bring such pleasure to its visitors.

Why the Owner Chose Lutsen:
Doug and I love the North Shore and wanted to share the magic with others and this was the perfect way to do it! We love the community and wanted to help support the local economy and bring more awareness of this incredible wilderness in our own back yard. We chose this large historic Craftsman because we love the quality and simplicity of the architecture and the ability to house large groups comfortably and most of all because we love the Lake! Being on a dead end road is a big plus and the location makes it easy to get to outdoor activies , shops and restaurants.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Cedar Cliff offers a truly unique North Shore experience. You have an entire house that was on the historic homes tour with an amazing Carlton Peak fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen, organic coffee, tea and cocoa, wonderful bedding and quilts plus lots of character and lots of privacy. We have hosted family reunions, yoga retreats, weddings, birthday celebrations, craft weekends, girlfriends weekends and workshops to name a few. The Great Room is perfect for the group activities and the bedrooms are set to the back of the house for more peaceful quiet time. The two large screened porches give even more great relaxing lake time opportunities and you can even sleep out there on an air bed if you want! We are a Green facility and use recycled and environmentally friendly products and high quality natural fibers in our linens, towels and rugs. The biggest plus, of course, is the Lake. The feeling you get looking out over that vast expanse of water just has to be experienced.

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Speaks: english, spanish

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  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • East view

    East view

  • Great Room looking west

    Great Room looking west

  • Window Seat

    Window Seat

  • The Map room

    The Map room

  • The Sunset room

    The Sunset room

  • The Wolf room

    The Wolf room

  • Cedar Cliff Wedding Arch
Photo by Barclay Horner

    Cedar Cliff Wedding Arch Photo by Barclay Horner

  • Fire pit by Lake

    Fire pit by Lake

  • Moon rise over calm Lake

    Moon rise over calm Lake

  • Spring on the rocks

    Spring on the rocks

  • Autumn at Cedar Cliff

    Autumn at Cedar Cliff

  • North side

    North side

  • West view

    West view

  • The kitchen

    The kitchen

  • The Chaperone's room

    The Chaperone's room

  • Margaret's Room

    Margaret's Room

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Stairway to Lake

    Stairway to Lake

  • A view from our lake shore (really!)

    A view from our lake shore (really!)

  • Super moon over Lake Superior

    Super moon over Lake Superior

  • Cedars on our  Summer shore

    Cedars on our Summer shore

  • Winter view of our shoreline

    Winter view of our shoreline

VRBO #145553

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Sunday, November 22, 2015

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