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Lutsen Lookout is new Log Cabin With Fabulous Lake Superior Views on 5+ acres

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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About the property

Rental Cabin in Lutsen, MN with 3 bedrooms & 2.5 bathrooms views lake superior

Lutsen Lookout is rental log cabin in Lutsen, MN. The log cabin was completed in 2013. It's located 1-mile from the Lutsen Ski Mountain and Superior National Golf Course, within the Superior National Forest. While the charming towns of Lutsen, Tofte and Grand Marais are nearby, you will feel secluded in this private setting on 5+ acres of pristine wilderness, surrounded by 100's of acres of Superior Nat'l Forest and Minnesota State Scientific and Natural Area.

Unique features like the 28' rock fireplace, tree trunk center island, handcrafted cedar tree, claw foot bathtub, heated floors and the spectacular 30' wall of windows make this property a one-of-a-kind, and original to the scenic north shore.

Lutsen Lookout is the perfect place for gatherings with friends and family. The large open spaces, luxurious amenities, gorgeous views and natural surroundings provide that up-north atmosphere to relax even those most stressed out. Plenty of outdoor activities await you right outside the front door. Or hunker down with movies, board games, crafting, wildlife viewing or a good book. Prepare your own meals in the large modern kitchen and gather around the 'stump' for great conversation. Or venture out to one of the nearby restaurants or pubs just a mile or two away.

A large screened porch (with seasonal windows) connected to a 65' deck overlooking Lake Superior add to the living space and give you a feel of sitting with nature. The Superior hiking trails, Gitchi Gami bike trail, Ski slopes, Alpine slide, X-country trails, snowmobile trails and the Superior National golf course are all very close by.

Bears, Wolves, Lynx, Bobcat, Coyotes, Deer, Mink, Owls, Eagles and other wildlife make cameo appearances on the property. Come on up and enjoy all that Minnesota has to offer, at Lutsen Lookout.

NO SMOKING PROPERTY. Responsible renters must be 25 years old. Winter and Spring access require all-wheel or 4-wheel drive vehicles.

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Todd Robinett
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

About Todd Robinett

We have enjoyed traveling and exploring the US and many Countries overseas. The North shore of Minnesota has always been a special place with magnificent beauty. We're now able to spend time and share this property with friends, family and you!

Todd Robinett purchased this house in 2013

Why Todd Robinett chose Northeast

Lutsen Lookout was built for luxury and privacy while maximizing the views or Lake Superior. Lutsen Lookout is a very comfortable 2400 sq ft home with an open design. It's located on 5.2 private acres of pristine land and surrounded by 100's of acres of State and Federal land. Nearby restaurants, bars, shopping areas and activities make it an ideal location. You can cross county ski, hike and snowmobile right from the front door. Due to the remote access, all-wheel or 4-wheel drive is required for winter rentals.

What makes this house unique

Located on a snowmobile trail with easy access to groomed cross county skiing and downhill skiing at the Lutsen Mountain. For warmer weather enjoy the nearby Lake Superior Hiking Trail, the Gitchee Gumee bike trail, Gondola rides the Alpine Slide or leisurely walks along Lake Superior beaches. Surrounded by woods, privacy and wildlife. Ideal for 2-3 families or couples. Nearby restaurants include Papa Charlies (2 miles), Lutsen Lodge (2 miles), Moguls Grille and Tap Room (2 miles), Coho Cafe (7 miles), Cascade Lodge (10 miles) and some great brew pubs and restaurants in Grand Marias (19 miles) ... and coming soon (2015) the North Shore Winery ... just a mile away.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(64 traveler reviews)

Lutsen Lookout is new Log Cabin With Fabulous Lake Superior Views on 5+ acres
average rating of 4.953125 based on 64 reviews

Beautiful Place with a Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

6 of us spent a long weekend at Lutsen Lookout and had a fabulous time. The place is amazing and has beautiful, colorful views right out the windows! The owner was very attentive to us, promptly answering emails and any questions, plus checking in to make sure all was well while we were there. The kitchen had everything we could've wanted (waffle maker, rice cooker, lots of gadgets). We enjoyed several bonfires right out back. The bathrooms are supplied with nice, luxury style soaps and shampoos. An added bonus is the newly-opened North Shore Winery is within walking distance! We strolled down there Sunday late afternoon and had a great time.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's truly amazing that you can be secluded in the woods ... with Wolves, Lynx and Bear ... as neighbors ... and be able to walk to a winery for a nice glass of Cabernet!! Life's all about balance ... and Lutsen has it all.
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful house. The view and setting was spectacular. Everything you would ever need or want is there. We had eight People staying there and there was plenty of room for all. Highly recommend staying there.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just bring food, beverages and a good attitude ... and you'll love it!
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Fantastic place for a large group!

  • 5 of 5

Lutsen Lookout was wonderful! We had large group there for a long weekend. The place was super clean and well stocked. Plenty of beds for a larger group. The views are stunning and it was close to everything. The owner checked in with us on day one just to make sure we were okay. I would highly recommend Lutsen Lookout and would definitely stay there agin.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Look forward to having you back in the beautiful arrowhead of Minnesota!!
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Incredible Gathering Place

  • 5 of 5

Our amazing best man and maid of honor hosted our combined bachelor/ bachelorette party at Lutsen Lookout. We had an incredible time! There is so much space that everyone was able to sleep comfortably. Ample room for parking all the vehicles. The kitchen had the most gorgeous island which was a common gathering spot as was the fire pit. The deck was a favorite for breakfast and morning coffee and the dining space was perfect for our group dinner. All in all the space is clean, stocked with all the necessary items and incredibly beautiful. We will definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review-glad you had a wonderful time. We think this is a great spot to accommodate lots of variety for eating and socializing. Hope to see you back soon!
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Perfect Family Vacation !

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year at Lutsen Lookout! It is so comforting to walk in and feel at home. So relaxing and great to have the whole family together in one place for the week. We had 2 two year olds this year and they loved it! Enjoyed the North Shore Winery - be sure to take in a wine tasting session!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Two year old's are nice ... But at three ... the Cabernet's really start to taste better!! Ohhhh ... sorry ... guess I've been at the North Shore Winery too often. Thanks for your repeat business!! We appreciate it and look forward to having you back at Lutsen Lookout.
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Beautiful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay at Lutsen Lookout this summer. The location is quiet and secluded, but not far from many of the things to enjoy on the North Shore (multiple state parks, Lutsen mountains, Grand Marais). The cabin itself was very beautiful (we especially liked the large open area and the windows and deck that allowed us to soak in the lake and woods). The owners were very easy to communicate with, and even gave some great tips for sightseeing--great hosts. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking gear and supplies, and the house had a nice selection of board games and movies to entertain us in the evening. My only small complaint was that one of the queen beds upstairs is overdue for replacement (most beds in the house were comfortable, but this one was quite saggy in the middle). Overall, a wonderful place to enjoy a long weekend.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about that saggy bed. I believe it's the support under the mattress ... not the actual mattress ... and we'll be looking into that one!! Glad to hear that your group enjoyed Lutsen Lookout and all the north shore has to offer!!
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
grand marais, mn
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Moguls Grillle and Tap Room
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Superior National Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
hwy 61
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lutsen Resort Dining Room
Nearest Ski
1.5 Miles
Lutsen Mountain
Car: necessary

Approximately half-way between the Lutsen Resort on Highway 61 and Lutsen Mountain Ski Resort. Beautiful views of Lake Superior. Surrounded by Minnesota Scientific and Natural Area (SNA) and Superior National Forrest as well as some private land.


Rates & Availability

Lutsen House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $185 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.88%

Due to natural terrain and dirt road, 4-wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicles are required for Winter and Spring rentals. An additional, refundable pet damage deposit may be required as well.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Lutsen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder Room; main floor - toilet , main floor powder room behind kitchen
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Claw foot soaker tub; tiled shower
    Upper level bathroom - toilet , shower , located on upper level; easy access from both upper bedrooms
  • Lutsen Lookout has a Master bathroom and powder room on main floor. Guest bathroom on 2nd floor. Total of 2 showers, 3 toilets and 1 bathtub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bear bedroom upper level - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Bunk is twin over full
    Moose bedroom upper level - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Bunk is twin over full.
    Superior bedroom; main level - 1 king
  • Lutsen Lookout has a Master Bedroom on main floor with a king sized bed. Two guest bedrooms are on the 2nd floor each with bunk beds (twin over full) and queen beds. Loft area between the two guest bedrooms has a Full sized futon bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Lutsen Lookout can supply daily cleaning for an extra charge, dependent on availability of cleaning service. A pet may be allowed. Contact owner for more information and fees. in-home masseuse available by appointment. Great internet connectivity! No TV or cable connections.

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