Lutsen Lakehouse on Lake Superior

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Last updated: 10/13/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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


"The heavens declare the glory of God and the earth shows His handiwork." Reserve your stay at Lutsen Lakehouse and you will experience this passage 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, and no one outside your group is allowed on the property during your stay unless with permission. 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, how many in your group, etc.), including the ages of any children.

2. AVAILABILITY: The availability calendar is accurate and updated regularly. Minimum stay is three nights.

3. RATES: Summer/Fall/Holiday: $450/night. Winter/Spring/Late Fall: $420/night.
The rate is the same for 3-6 guests. There are no additional charges beyond rent and tax (we pay for cleaning). Our Just for Two discount (1-2 guests) is $60/night off the current rate. We also offer a 5% discount for rentals of 6-9 nights and a 10% discount for rentals of 10 or more nights (weekly rate in the rate chart represents a 7-night rental).

4. PAYMENT: Once you reserve your dates, we will email you a first invoice for half the total rent, along with a short rental agreement to sign. A couple weeks before your rental dates, we will email you a second invoice for the balance payment. Payments are made with personal check. A credit card number is held in case of damage or breach of rental agreement. Once you are paid in full, we will email you a home information document that includes all the details on using the home (directions, key code, wifi password, things to bring, kitchen items, etc.).

5. CARE: The home is professionally cleaned by a couple who live just down the street and are available to help if a problem arises during your stay. Out of respect to our home and friendly neighbors, parties, excessive alcohol consumption, and loud noise are prohibited.

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 two 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. The distance from Minneapolis to Lutsen Lakehouse is 248 miles (4 hour drive).

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 service road (Pedersen Lane) and long driveway.

VIEW/LAKESHORE: The home is designed around the dramatic southerly view of Lake Superior. All bedrooms have wonderful views of the lake. You’ll enjoy watching and hearing the waves crash on shore, seeing the moon rise over Lake Superior, and glimpsing the occasional ore boat glide along the horizon. The home sits very close to Lake Superior (about 75 feet away) and has easy access to water's edge. The ledgerock shoreline is perfect for walking, campfires, or just sitting and enjoying the view.

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 on the main level 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 on the main level.

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 panoramic views of the shore. 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.

DECKS: A deck extends along the lakeside (south side) and the west side of the house, with gliders, deck chairs, and a large table for relaxing and taking in the view. The covered west side deck off the dining room and kitchen is where the Weber grill is located. There is also a large deck upstairs off the west bedroom.

AUDIO/VISUAL: There is a 32' flat screen television (with 2 HDMI inputs) in the living room with satellite TV (Direct TV) and a DVD player. The sound system with Bose speakers plays CDs, FM/AM radio, and has a AUX port to plug in your portable audio device (you'll need to bring your own 1/8' male-to-male cable).

INTERNET: Free high-speed WiFi is available in the home.

PETS: Due to guests with allergies, we do not allow pets.

WASHER/DRIER: We store house supplies and 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.

WILDLIFE: Watch for white-tailed deer in the yard, bald eagles overhead, and all kinds of waterfowl on Lake Superior. If you're a little more fortunate, you may see a timber wolf.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    12 years old or above...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Master bedroom on main level has one queen bed; two bedrooms upstairs each have two twin beds. All bedrooms have Lake Superior views....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Main level master bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Main level bathroom with sauna...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Upstairs bathroom...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Room


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone:

    Free local calling; calling card number required for long distance...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    Complimentary wi-fi in the home...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    split firewood provided...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:


  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    beautiful decks on lakeside and covered deck on west side of house; deck upstairs off west bedroom...moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna
  • Jetted Tub:

    one-person jetted tub in master bathroom...moreless



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from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 27 - Oct 29, 2016
3 night min stay
Late Fall
Oct 30 - Dec 22, 2016
3 night min stay
Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
Jan 2 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
May 26 - Oct 28, 2017
3 night min stay
Late Fall
Oct 29 - Dec 21, 2017
3 night min stay
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 11.875%


The rate is the same for three to six guests.

Just for Two rate (i.e. two guests only) is $60/night off the current rate.

There is a 5% discount for 6-9 night rentals.

There is a 10% discount for 10 night or more rentals.

There are no additional charges besides tax (we pay for cleaning).

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/13/2016
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Lutsen is a top destination along Minnesota's dramatic North Shore of Lake Superior. Come visit to enjoy hiking, downhill and cross-country skiing, fishing, kayaking, golfing, wildlife watching, Boundary Waters canoeing ... and taking in the many moods of Lake Superior.

There are several area guide books in the house to help you plan your days.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: Dad and Mom started our family's love affair with the North Shore when they took their honeymoon up to Lake Superior and the Gunflint Trail way back in 1954. In the 1990's, we started taking regular trips up the North Shore, staying in various rental homes from Lutsen to Grand Marais. And then in 1999, we finally found a beautiful home on Lake Superior to call our own just down the road from Lutsen. We call it Lutsen Lakehouse. The house has been and continues to be a special home away from home for us. Dad and Mom have four children and seven grandchildren ... sixteen in all in the family. All of us love to head up to the cabin (usually not at the same time!) to hike and ski and take canoe trips into the Boundary Waters. Most of all though, we love sitting by a roaring fire and staring out at the many moods of Lake Superior. We enjoy sharing Lutsen Lakehouse with others who appreciate and respect the home and the North Shore as we do. I, the youngest, have been given the task of coordinating rentals and would look forward to talking with you about staying at our home. We have many fond memories from our times there and hope you can visit and make some too! The Wheaton Family

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  • Lutsen Lakehouse on Lake Superior

    Lutsen Lakehouse on Lake Superior

  • living room view

    living room view

  • dining room table and kitchen

    dining room table and kitchen

  • wood burning fireplace in living room

    wood burning fireplace in living room

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • loft with digital piano

    loft with digital piano

  • beautiful sunrise

    beautiful sunrise

  • iron ore boat

    iron ore boat

  • entry side and west side of Lutsen Lakehouse

    entry side and west side of Lutsen Lakehouse

  • Our family

    Our family

  • decks facing south over Lake Superior

    decks facing south over Lake Superior

  • living room, dining room, kitchen

    living room, dining room, kitchen

  • kitchen


  • living room with master bedroom in background

    living room with master bedroom in background

  • upstairs west bedroom

    upstairs west bedroom

  • wrought iron table on deck

    wrought iron table on deck

  • dusk in winter

    dusk in winter

  • straight on from Lake Superior

    straight on from Lake Superior

  • bald eagle visits Lutsen Lakehouse

    bald eagle visits Lutsen Lakehouse

  • entry


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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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