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Lutsen Lookout, A North Shore Cabin Rental in Lutsen, Mn"""

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

A North Shore Log Cabin Rental with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and Lake Views

Lutsen Lookout log cabin is large rental 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. Spread out and relax in 3,000 sq ft of living space.

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. Sit under the spectacle of stars in the evening around a nice bonfire in our outdoor firepit area. 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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More Details

Todd Robinett
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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 cabin in 2013

Why Todd Robinett chose Lutsen

Lutsen Lookout was built for luxury and privacy while maximizing the views or Lake Superior. Lutsen Lookout is a very comfortable 3000 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 cabin 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, we had the best time! Lutsen Lookout was just wonderful to stay at - so relaxing and peaceful. My husband and I celebrate our 20th anniversary in a 4 years, so we hope to all go up again in 2021 if you're still renting it!

Take care,
Aug 2017
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Lutsen Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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
  • Upper level bathroom - toilet , shower , located on upper level; easy access from both upper bedrooms
    Powder Room; main floor - toilet , main floor powder room near the kitchen
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Spacious custom tiled bathroom with claw foot soaker tub
  • 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 , Large bedroom with Queen bed and bunk / twin over full.
    Superior bedroom; main level - 1 king , Spacious master with King Bed
    Moose bedroom upper level - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Large bedroom with Queen Bed and bunk / twin over full.
  • 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 ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
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
A pet may be allowed. Contact owner for more information and fees. in-home masseuse available by appointment. Contact owner for details. Great internet connectivity! No TV or cable connections.


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Lutsen Lookout, A North Shore Log Cabin Rental in Lutsen, Mn
average rating of 4.9560437 based on 92 reviews

Five Star Experience

  • 5 of 5

This is a slice of heaven on the north shore! Beautiful vacation home, with amazing views of Lake Superior and the north woods. Loved the architecture and special details. The home accommodated our group very nicely. The owners are great to work with and appreciated all of the detailed information we received before our arrival. We are definitely going to try and make this an annual trip. Bonus was great skiing at Lutsen. The high speed chair lift on Moose Mountain makes for lots of ski runs. Runs are long and the views are amazing, felt like we were skiing Heavenly in Tahoe. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Lutsen Mountains ski area has upgraded their Gondola's (You'll find one of the old Gondola's hanging around our property) and added a high speed chair lift ... which means more skiing ... and less cold riding. Lutsen Lookout is just a couple miles away from the fun! Look forward to having you back!!
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Outstanding as usual

  • 5 of 5

I have rented this home 4 times now, I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Lutsen.

Todd is responsive, professional and flexible. If Lutsen Lookout is available, rent it.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Based upon the VRBO listing, photos, and reviews my wife and I had high expectations for Lutsen Lookout and we were not disappointed!! Our stay was nothing short of magical! Todd was absolutely great to work with while planning our trip and was quite prompt and responsive with questions and details. The property is incredible! It is obvious Todd and Pam put their heart and soul into designing the home and they truly made us feel welcome. Lutsen Lookout is a truly special property and we can't wait to go back! Thank you Todd and Pam!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The real heart-n-soul of Lutsen Lookout is the nature that surrounds you up there. The Superior Forrest is vast and unfolds right outside our front door. The magical views of lake superior and the warmth of a log cabin ... make leaving city life behind ... easy. Oh ... and thanks for noticing the details!! We did a lot of planning to make it right!
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Well Done

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property that is well maintained. The owners obviously take great care in making sure their guests have all the comforts needed to have a great stay. Our family enjoyed this house and the surrounding area very much during the time we spen there. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have rented from many VRBO's and know what it's like. We try to include all of those little things that get missed in most rental properties. So ... thank you for noticing and we look forward to seeing you up the north shore again!!
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Our teenagers squealed with delight when we walked through the door! And they are hard to impress!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cabin! You have thought of everything and exceeded our expectations! The cabin was spacious, comfortable and fully equipped with everything you might need.We hope to come again someday.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's really a good sign ... when the teens are impressed and enjoy a family weekend! Nice job to you for organizing a great weekend!
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Gorgeous! Wonderful location. Close to the slopes but secluded in the woods.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at Lutsen Lookout. We loved the sauna and the fireplace! In a huge blizzard, they kept us warm and cozy. We enjoyed skiing and snowshoeing close to home. Watching the birds, deer and other woodland creatures was so relaxing in this serene setting. We hope to return some day!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yep ... that's the way I like to suffer thru a North Shore blizzard!!
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Papa Charlie's Saloon & Grill
Great food and drinks
Lutsen Mountains
Just 1 mile from the ski resort
Superior National Golf
Fabulous golfing just a mile away
Gitchi-Gami State Trail
Access to this bike trail is just a mile away
Alpine Slide
This slide is open in the summer and just a mile away
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.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $185 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.38%

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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