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Grand Retreat sleeps 12. Stunning multi level timberframe lodge. 5 mi. to hill

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

Overview

About the property

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

The Grand Retreat is sure to please the entire family with its large great room, a deck overlooking Jonvick Creek, large fire pit for evenings around the bonfire, full size pool table and a dedicated theater room featuring a 50” flat screen TV with surround sound. This home sits on a large wooded lot with no neighbors. It is only 5 minutes from Lutsen Mountain and centrally located for hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, waterfalls, and scenic drives. Free WIFI and *one rack of firewood are included.

This custom home is a large two level timber frame home with two complete family rooms – one featuring a full size pool table and game table, the other features a stone wood-burning fireplace with gorgeous views. There is a custom full kitchen with a large dining table that seats 12, five bedrooms, three full-bathrooms and a two-car garage. It has hickory floors with in-floor radiant heating, granite countertops, vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and warm cedar. It is furnished with high quality furniture – comfy rich leather couches, Sleep Number king size bed in Master Bedroom, four-poster beds with thick mattresses, double bunk beds and comfy sofas in the theater room, one that has a pull out Lazy-Boy double bed.

There is room for a maximum of 5 vehicles.

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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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

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
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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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • All cancellations made at least 60 days prior to the 1st day of your rental period will be refunded LESS a $250 fee.
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.
    Basement Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk beds include a full-size and twin-size mattress.
    Basement Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk beds inlude a full size and twin size mattress.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , NEW Sleep Number king size bed for the ultimate in comfort.
    Basement Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comfy queen size sofa bed in theater room.
  • 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 bunk beds including a double mattress on bottom and a single mattress on top and the theater room converts to a private room with a new 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

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Grand Retreat sleeps 12. Stunning multi level timberframe lodge. 5 mi. to hill
average rating of 4.717949 based on 45 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
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5

Absolutely gorgeous property!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful, the beds were comfortable, and everything was perfect.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicely maintained property with gorgeous view of the Lake

  • 4 of 5

Expansive property, nicely decorated , comfortable beds, and pleasant setting. Kitchen had most everything, only adverse feedback being at least two burners rheostats aren't working. Otherwise a great stay !

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet place in the woods

  • 5 of 5

The Grand Lodge was the perfect place for my family to gather for a long weekend. It was clean, spacious and quiet with all we needed to be comfortable. We had breakfast and coffee on the deck which sports a new grill, spent the days exploring the woods and neighborhood and enjoyed a fire indoors as the evenings were cool as well as a campfire with friends on our last night. The caretaker stopped by soon after our arrival to check if we needed anything which was nice. My kids want me to make it an annual thing. Five stars for sure.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to gather with a large group. Central location on the North Shore was great for fun!!

  • 5 of 5

Our “cabin” accommodated our large group very well. Having two levels was great. The play room downstairs was a favorite for children. The large kitchen table was great was meals and games. The location is central to the North Shore which made hiking and other activities very accessible.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful retreat get-away

  • 5 of 5

Spent 3 nights in the quiet solitude of northern Minnesota. What a great place to return to after long days of hiking! The area is wonderful, literally minutes from nature or local craft beer! We'd stay at the Grand Retreat again if we're ever in the area

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Lutsen Mountains
Superior National Golf
Cascade River State Park
"Fantastic waterfalls and views of Lake Superior. Great fall fishing for Steelhead and King ..."
Boundary Waters Canoe Area
"Only 15 minutes from the Lutsen Lodges Grand Retreat. Great for canoeing, kayaking, fishing..."
Cascade Lodge Restaurant
"This is our favorite place to eat that always does a great job and offer some of the best me..."
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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.38%

If you utilize the "Book it Now" feature you will be charged a Service Fee by VRBO from 4% - 10%. You can make a reservation without this fee by contacting our office directly.

All homes have a 3 NIGHT MINIMUM stay.

Cancellation Fee 60 days or more before 12:01 AM of your first nights rental is $250.00. If cancelled within 60 days of your first days rental there is no refund unless we can re rent the home for AT LEAST the same amount of your reservation.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.