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Stay now until May 23 2018 and save $150 a night. Only $300 per night!

Lutsen, MN, USA
  • House2200 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Timberframe Chalet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bath, Sleeps 12, FREE Wi-Fi & FIREWOOD*

The Forest Chalet is a beautiful chalet with high end amenities situated in your own piece of tranquil forest. The chalet is a custom built home featuring vaulted ceilings and huge beams that frame a panoramic window wall showcasing the forest and its' wildlife right outside the great room.

Animals and birds are all around in this lovely, secluded setting that is centrally located to Lutsen Mountains, Caribou Lake, Grand Marais, Superior's North Shore and Superior National Golf Course. Enjoy the nearby hiking trails, waterfalls, state parks and fishing lakes during your stay.

In the evenings relax in the warmth and glow from the stone fireplace unwinding from your days activities in the great room or play pool down in the lower level. You may also want to enjoy the lower level outside firepit, where you can listen to the evening song of the wildlife whilst toasting marshmallows. Alternatively, you could sit on the loft balcony and relax with a book taking in the peacefulness of your surroundings.

The chalet is furnished with a rustic elegance featuring cherry hardwood floors, granite counter tops, Jenn-Aire appliances and comfortable furniture.

It's the perfect haven for families and groups all year round with parking for 4 vehicles, free WiFi and one rack of firewood.

Property Manager

Greg Amundson

Member Since 2006
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This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 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 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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Loft Bedroom
        1 king, See the northern lights from the loft balcony at night.
      • Main Floor Bedroom
        1 queen, Private room for two on the main floor.
      • Four Season Porch
        1 queen, Converts to a private room with a pull out queen-size sofa.
      • Walkout Lower Level Convertible Bed
        1 queen, Sofa sleeper in the TV/Game room
      • Lower-level Bedroom
        2 double, 1 twin/ single, The "Bunk Room".
      • 1 King size bed, 1 Queen size Bed, 2 Double Beds, 2 Queen Sleep Sofas, 1 Twin Bunk Bed (Bunk Bed has a double mattress on bottom and a single mattress on top.)


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Main Floor Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Basement Bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • Loft Bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • Three full bathrooms, one on each floor.


        • Away From It All
        • Family


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Local Activities Guide
                • Activities Guide
                • Ceiling Fans
                • Clothes Dryer
                • Filtered Water
                • Fireplace
                • Firewood
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                  Radiant floor heat throughout home
                • Internet
                  FREE Wi-Fi included!
                • Laundry Soap
                • Linens Provided
                  Full linens for all beds including pillows
                • Living Room
                  Large comfortable great room with large couch and rocking chair
                • Alarm Clock
                • Local Maps
                • Local Restaurant Guide
                • Mobile Phone
                  Good cell phone service available
                • Parking
                  Driveway parking for 5 vehicles
                • Parking Off Street
                  Parking for up to 5 vehicles
                • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                  No RV's or campers allowed
                • Telephone
                  No telephone but cell phone service is good
                • Towels Provided
                  Full sets of all towels and wash clothes for 12
                • Washing Machine
                  Detergent is not included
                • Water Cooler
                • Wood Fireplace
                  Firewood is supplied and onsite
                • Free Wifi


                    • Microwave
                    • Coffee Maker
                      Drip Coffee Maker Keurig K-cup Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      Full set for 12 people
                    • Dishwasher
                      Dishwasher soap is included
                    • Freezer
                    • Ice Maker
                    • Kitchen
                      Granite countertops, island that seats 5, table that seats 6 and new appliances and large great room
                    • Cooking Utensils
                      Various sized sauce pans & skillets, large crock pot, electric hand mixer, waffle maker, casserole pans
                    • Oven
                    • Pantry Items
                      Basic spices, hand soap, dish soap, dishwasher soap, toilet paper
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining
                          Table seats 6 and island seats 5
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 12 people


                            • Books
                            • CD Player
                            • Games
                              Some board games and puzzles are available.
                            • Pool Table
                              7' pool table in lower level
                            • Radio
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Stereo
                            • Television
                              Surround sound with 55" flat screen TV in the Walkout level and a 50" flatscreen in 4 season porch.
                            • Video Library


                                • Balcony
                                  Located off of master bedroom
                                • Barbecue
                                • Deck / Patio
                                  Firepit located out back of home towards woods with seating
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                • Patio
                                • Wood Deck


                                    • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                    • wheelchair accessible
                                      requires access up two steps


                                        • autumn foliage
                                        • churches
                                        • coin laundry
                                        • forests
                                        • marina
                                        • museums
                                        • pond
                                        • restaurants
                                        • waterfalls

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • miniature golf
                                            • antiquing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • boating
                                            • eco tourism
                                            • gambling casinos
                                            • beachcombing
                                            • paddle boating
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • sledding
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • laundromat
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • cross country skiing
                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • hunting
                                                    • ice skating
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • mountain climbing
                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • rafting
                                                    • rock climbing
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • skiing
                                                    • snowboarding
                                                    • snowmobiling
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • water skiing


                                                        • Located near the Superior National Forest. See wolves, moose, deer and much more right outside the windows

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 5:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          26 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Such an amazing lodge. I recommend everyone to experience this beautiful property!

                                                          Scott R.

                                                          This amazing property is so close to the ski mountains and located in such a beautiful remote area. The lodge itself is a 5 Star experience.

                                                          Great Property

                                                          Greg S.

                                                          We had a great time here. Short drive to ski hill. Thanks!

                                                          Thanksgiving on the Woods

                                                          The property is lovely. We really enjoyed the many options for common spaces. The fire pit outside was great. There were a few glitches. Some of the “sleeping areas”were no more than a lumpy pullout couch in a high traffic area. The only bed that was halfway comfortable was the bunk...which was a mattress on top of a plywood base. The other concern was the cleanliness of the kitchen . Some of the cookware was greasy and had food particles stuck to them. We felt we had to wash cookware/utensils before we used them. This could be a fabulous getaway spot if it received some much needed maintenance and TLC.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you for your review and comments. We work very hard to try and provide you with the best experience possible but are not always able to experience what you do. Bed comfort is challenging due to different needs of different people. We will look into the mattress's on the pullout couch and see if they need replacement. In addition, we will try and do a better job of inspecting the cookware, but admit, it's frustrating when a renter puts dirty dishes back in the cupboards and we don't catch it.


                                                          Greg and Betsy

                                                          Beautiful Chalet in a beautiful location

                                                          Greg A.

                                                          This is one of the nicest homes we have ever rented. The rustic feel combined with high quality timber frame style was perfect. The heated floors were amazing and kept the winter chill away.

                                                          Successful Family Gathering

                                                          Jon S.

                                                          Met our families needs very nicely. Greg helped us out with an early check in with our pre wedding preparations.

                                                          Timberframe Forest Chalet

                                                          Sue M.Minnesota

                                                          This is a beautiful place to stay. You feel like you are totally out in the woods with nobody around you. The 4 season room is absolutely beautiful. The kitchen is well equipped. The beds are very comfortable. The house accommodates larger groups very well.


                                                          Lutsen, MN, USA

                                                          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.


                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Tax Rate

                                                          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.

                                                          26 Reviews
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