Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Stay now until May 23 2018 and save $200 a night. Only $390 per night!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 3,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, game room, huge kitchen, 3 Baths, Sleeps 12, FREE Wi-Fi & FIREWOOD

The Grand Retreat is a beautiful, two level, timber frame home situated in a secluded wooded lot. This gorgeous home features hickory floors with in-floor radiant heating, vaulted ceilings and exposed warm cedar beams.

This wonderful setting is centrally located to Lutsen Mountains, Grand Marais, Caribou Lake, Lake Superior's North Shore and Superior National Golf Course. Enjoy the nearby hiking trails, waterfalls, state parks and fishing lakes during your stay.

After a days activities unwind in the Great Room in front of the lovely, stone, wood-burning fireplace enjoying the views through the awesome window wall, whilst curled up on one of the comfortable, rich leather couches. Maybe, sit on the deck and listen to the rush of Jonvick Creek in the backyard. Alternatively, enjoy a game on the lower level game table, foosball or pool table, or slip through the sliding doors to toast marshmallows over the large fire pit. The lower level is also equipped with a large TV and plenty of seating to catch a game or movie with the gang.

Prepare a lovely meal in the kitchen, featuring granite counter tops and high-end appliances as well as all the kitchen gadgets and dishes you'll need. There is a gas grill just out the door on the deck and a large dining table that comfortably seats 12.

It's the perfect getaway for large families or groups all year round, whether you want to relax or be adventurous, with parking for 5 vehicles, free Wi-Fi and a rack of firewood.

More Details

Property Manager
Greg Amundson
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Greg Amundson

Greg and Betsy live in Scandia, Minnesota. A previous home building contractor, Greg built more than 50 custom timber frame homes on the north shore, including all of the Lutsen Lodges homes. Currently, Greg and Betsy own and operate Lutsen Lodges vacation rental homes and are also business entrepreneurs.

Greg Amundson purchased this house in 2006

Why Greg Amundson chose Lutsen

Lutsen Lodges was established to provide families and friends a high quality vacation experience in an “upper end” post and beam retreat. Our properties are located in the Sawtooth Mountains just 5 minutes from Lutsen Mountain Ski Resort and in the midst of numerous lakes, streams, hiking and snowmobile trails, waterfalls and much more. In addition, these retreats are in secluded and quiet locations for those seeking extreme relaxation or outdoor activities.

Lutsen, Minnesota is the ultimate outdoor recreation area. Whether your interests are hiking, fly-fishing, lake fishing, hunting, kayaking, mountain biking, photography or snowmobiling, the Lutsen area is unsurpassed for any outdoor activity. Close to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, wildlife abounds and you may see moose, wolves, deer, loons, black bear and much more.

What makes this house unique

Our properties feature only the best in amenities: radiant heated floors, free wi-fi, large stone fireplaces, granite countertops, flat screen satellite TV's, outdoor fire pits, comfortable furniture, pool tables/game rooms and best of all large custom kitchens. All our properties are located 5 minutes from Lutsen Mountain Ski Resort and centrally located for hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, waterfalls, and scenic drives.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Twelve women from church thoroughly enjoyed your beautiful home. We thought it was especially thoughtful of you to have a large dining room table that seats 12 and was perfect for our group. We enjoyed 2 days of hiking, lots of laughter, sunshine, game playing and wisdom swapping. We are GLOW(God Loving Outdoor Women)
Sep 2011
  • 1 of 6

Amenities

Lutsen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , Access from great room and bedroom.
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bathroom accessed only from the master bedroom
    Basement Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Three full bathrooms. Master bathroom includes tub/shower combo. Two bathrooms include stand-up showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main Floor Bedroom - 1 queen , Private room for 2.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , NEW Sleep Number king size bed for the ultimate in comfort.
    Basement Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Basement Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Basement Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen size sofa bed in theater room with memory foam
  • Two private rooms on main floor with queen size bed in guest bedroom and a Sleep Number King in the Master Bedroom, two basement bedrooms, each with including a full mattress and a twin mattress and the theater room converts to a private room with a new queen memory foam pull-out sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Dedicated theater room with 50-inch plasma screen and surround sound' system including a Blue Ray DVD Player

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

82% Complete
13% Complete
2% Complete
0% Complete
2% Complete
Stay now until May 23 2018 and save $200 a night. Only $390 per night!
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 52 reviews
4

Great Stay, as always

  • 4 of 5

A group of guys have been meeting up for "mancation" for the last 11 years--we've now spent 3 of them at this house because it is simply a great place to stay. Foosball and Air Hockey are nice additions to this already great place.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kirk; Always a pleasure having you and your group up at our houses. Take care, Greg and Betsy Lutsen Lodges
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

convenient to ski hill, comfortable for larger family group

  • 4 of 5

Everything was very nice, clean, and comfortable. The sleep number bed was a major bonus. The neighborhood was super quiet. Our family loved the game room and theater space!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Refreshing up north visit

  • 5 of 5

Just a wonderful setting to wake up to and a nice comfortable place to play and rest after a long day of playing. Nice local activities and restaurants To visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Stillwater, MN
5

Perfect family retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place for a family to stay and play together. Enough room that you aren't on top of each other - there were 13 of us - especially with marvelous game room downstairs. Kitchen is well planned and you can seat 14 for dinner. Very clean and the manager always stops by to make sure everything is perfect. Highly recommend if you like outdoor activities in summer or winter.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

The Perfect Set up for Us!!

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful home with wonderful spaces!!! We loved the game room, media room and the bedrooms fit us perfectly!!! Thank you and we will be back

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place. Tons of room. Theater room was great for the kids. Great location very close to the mountains for skiing. Awesome hiking out the back door. Kitchen had everything we needed. Highly recommend for a great True North vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Duluth, MN Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Papa Charlies
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Superior Ridge
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 61
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Moguls
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Lutsen Mountain
Car: necessary

Wilderness Concierge - If you looking for assistance on personalized activities such as hiking, photography, moose viewing, fishing, hunting, canoeing and much more simply let us know and we can customize a guided or unguided package for you and your guests

Photos

Availability

Available
Unavailable

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.38%

All homes have a 3 NIGHT MINIMUM stay.
Any reservation more than 12 months from your reservation date does not include "Holiday Rates" and will require an adjustment to your quote.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.