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Stay 4 for 3 Lake Superior home w/garage 8 minutes to Lutsen Mtns

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)


Welcome to Loon Lodge on Lake Superior!

Use the Instant Quote feature to calculate your rates. Please note the online quote will NOT factor in any free 4th night specials, a second dog, special circumstances, etc. Please email Rick to get an accurate quote for specials and you get credit for a free night, if applicable.

You get... Lutsen location close to skiing, golf, hiking, name it!

...a garage to store your bikes, golf clubs and car

...a 2 person jacuzzi overlooking the lake

...3 levels of living spaces with 2 TV areas AND a game room

...million dollar views of Lake Superior from nearly every window

...Wi-Fi to keep you in touch

...2 decks facing the lake for your relaxation

...dedicated bath for EACH bedroom

...all the amenities of home WITHOUT breaking the bank!

Check out our interior video tour by clicking on the Video tab where you can see all our rooms and amenities.

We have Wi-Fi!

Rewards Program! Stay 5 nights and earn 1 FREE night towards a future stay!


Looking to get away from it all while in Minnesota? You will feel like you are on the ocean while relaxing at Aspenwood in Lutsen MN. Immediately upon entering, you will notice that every room has an unobstructed view of Lake Superior, making you feel as if you are part of the lake.

Late afternoon and evenings are magical at the lake. Build a fire on the rocks and count stars while the moon dances across the water and later fall asleep at night to the sound of waves lapping on the shoreline. Early risers can watch the sun rise right out of the water while drinking coffee on one of the lakeside decks or sleep in until the warm sun greets your face.


The interior of Aspenwood leaves nothing to the imagination as to where you are; on the north shore of Lake Superior. 2,500+ square feet of living space are adorned with hand-made log furniture and other creature comforts only a newer home can bring. Gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, two gas fireplaces, upper and lower TV areas with satellite TV/DVD/VCR (and movie library) as well as a game area allow large groups to each have their own space or couples have plenty of room to roam.


All 4 bedrooms have a dedicated bath and the owner's suite has a two person 'Jacuzzi' whirlpool that overlooks the lake for romantic evenings or soothing sore muscles after an invigorating day of skiing, biking or hiking.


**We have direct access to the Gitchi Gami Bike Trail. You can bike to the Temperence River state park and hike the waterfalls without getting in your car!**

The north shore offers something for each season. Skiers are welcomed home with in-floor heat on each level providing your feet and body with the most luxurious heating system available. Groomed cross country ski trails are less than one mile away and Lutsen Mountains are 6 miles away for easy access. Our insulated, attached garage is a convenient place to store all your ski equipment and car.

Stay cool during hot summer days with Lake Superior's natural air conditioning or travel a few miles inland and enjoy area lakes for fishing or boating. Superior National Golf Course is only 3 miles away and offers 27 of the most visually stunning (and quite challenging!)holes in the Midwest.

Enjoy 5 restaurants within 10 minutes of our north shore rental home such as Lutsen Resort and Blue Fin in Tofte MN.

Grand Marais MN is a 20 minute drive down the shore and has many unique shops to satisfy even the biggest shoppers. Take a pick of some fabulous cuisine while in town and enjoy the views of the harbor.

Don't forget about spring blossoms, hikes along streams bloated by spring rains and unmatched fall colors in the Boreal forest. April and November are great quiet times to curl up and read a book by the fire and listen to the waves on the shore when you just need some time to yourself.

Take advantage of everything the area has to offer or stay in and do nothing at all. Either way, Aspenwood has what you are looking for!

Keywords: Lutsen home, North Shore, Private Rental house, on Lake superior, Tofte, 4 bedrooms, Close to Lutsen mountains, skiing, hiking, Grand Marais

*Rates are for 2 people. Add $25/person/night for groups of 3 - 8. $25 booking fee applies along with tax of 12.375%. Bring your dog for $60 + tax!

More Details

Rick Storlie
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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Rick Storlie

Hello! My name is Rick Storlie. I have a 8 year old son Mason and 10 year old daughter Breanna. I live in Savage, MN and originally from Northfield. My brother Chip is a part owner with me. Both of us are alumni of St. Cloud State University.

Rick Storlie purchased this townhome in 2006

Why Rick Storlie chose Tofte

My family has been vacationing on the north shore since 1975. My father owned a Lutsen Sea Villa (which is coincidentally less than a mile from our cabin now) until 1995. I learned to ski, deer/grouse hunt and skip rocks on the north shore. Chip has hiked many miles of the Superior Hiking trail and loves to kayak along the shore of Lake Superior on calm days. We've swam in the lake (be careful it's cold), water skied (on a dare), fished and enjoyed bathtub like water (once) along with 20+ foot waves. One of the neatest things to do is sleep with the windows open and hear the waves crashing on the rocks below.

The combination of Lake Superior and the Superior National forest has an indescribable calming effect on your soul. All I can say is- a trip to the north shore is guaranteed to recharge your batteries!

What makes this townhome unique

No matter what the season there are things to do on the North Shore.


Try the Alpine slide located at Lutsen Mountains. The Gitchi Gami bike trail now has been extended so you can access it in front of our home. You can hop on and bike the north shore for miles.

Find Lake Superior fishing charters in Tofte and Grand Marais along with inland fishing lakes too.

The Superior Hiking Trail is only a couple of miles from our home. I recommend the Oberg and LeVeaux loop- fantastic overlooks! Golfers will love Superior National and its 27 holes. Yes it's challenging but the views of Lake Superior and Moose Mountain will help you forget how many balls you've lost!

Like to shop? Quaint shops are located right on the harbor in Grand Marais. Only 20 minutes away.


Lutsen Mountains has the best downhill skiing in the Midwest. There are hundreds of miles of cross country, snow shoe and snowmobile trails accessible within 5 minutes. The clubhouse at Superior National turns into a winter recreation activity center. You can go on horse drawn sleigh rides and take dog mushing tours- just stop by.


Spring time hikes along raging streams in the spring will give you countless photo opportunities. Perhaps the best spring activity is hanging our at our home with a good book. Cook some great food and take advantage of quiet time on the North Shore. Rates are lower too!


The fall colors in the Maple forests are second to none. Fall is still my favorite time to visit the north shore. I think the two things we may love the most are fires on the lake shore and coffee on the deck overlooking the lake. If you're an early riser you can see the sun come right out of the water!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Rick- We had a GREAT time at your place! It was such a nice surprise walking into the door of such a cozy cabin! The location was great, your directions were very easy to understand and we lucked out with some good weather. All in all, couldn’t have asked for more except how do I make a reservation for next year?!?
Feb 2010
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Blufin Bay
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Superior National
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Blufin Bay/Lutsen Resort
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Lutsen Mountains
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Staircase accessible from parking lot
Nearest Point of Interest
Access to the Superior Hiking Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Superior National Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Lutsen Mountains
Car: necessary

Cross country ski, Snowmobile and hiking trails (including the Superior Hiking trail) are accessible across Hwy 61 off the Onion River Road. The Alpine slide and Gondola Rides are very close and open in the spring, summer and fall.

The Gitchie Gami bike trail is accessible right from our driveway and connects to the Temperance River State Park, Tofte, Superior National Golf Course, Lutsen Resort and Ski Hill Road in Lutsen.

Grand Marais is 20 minutes down Hwy 61 for shopping, recreation and lots of dining options!


Tofte Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Owner's bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 2 person jetted tub overlooking lake. 3X5 shower. 2 sinks
    Upper level lighthouse bedroom bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Located inside the upper level lighthouse bedroom
    Main floor bath - toilet , shower , Serves main floor living areas and bedroom
    Lower level bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Serves lower level living areas and bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Owner's Suite - 1 king , Walk in closet with 2 person Jacuzzi tube overlooking lake
    Lighthouse bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Full bath located inside bedroom
    Lower level lakeside - 1 queen , Only bedroom on lower level
    Main floor bedroom - 1 king , This is a king daybed (twin bed that converts to a king)
  • King size beds (2) Master bedroom and main floor bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Lower level, Twin or Single Beds (2) Upper level bedroom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
In floor heating on the lower and main floor (your feet will thank you). Walkout lower level with a game area. Log furniture throughout. 9' ceilings in the lower level and 10' ceiling on the main floor.


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Stay 4 for 3 Lake Superior home w/garage 8 minutes to Lutsen Mtns
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 173 reviews

Great, cozy place to enjoy Lake Superior!

  • 5 of 5

Loon Lodge was such a great place to stay! From the big picture windows overlooking a superb Superior view, to the cozy couches in front of the fire, to the well stocked kitchen and big comfy bed, everything was well thought-out and taken care of. Rick was responsive and easy going, check-in and check-out were a breeze.

We went looking for a quiet, relaxing getaway, and we got it -- plus the chance to watch the sunrise and take in the northern lights right from bed!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Words can't describe how amazing this cabin is!

  • 5 of 5

AHHH-MAZING! From the moment you walk in, this place feels like home. Sunrises right at your bedside or sunsets from the Jacuzzi! Private beach access to wave watch and pick driftwood! A large table to play cards at while other guests sit near the fireplace to relax. A memory foam bed to pass out on after hiking in all the parks that are so close to this cabin! We were even able to bring with our two small dogs! Even cooking is fun, because the kitchen is stocked with nice cookware and even spices. This cabin, even down to the decor and lighting, has been well thought out and cared about. A home away from home, this cabin is superb!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Outstanding Property

  • 5 of 5

This property is a very clean and well maintained. The home comfortably sleeps 8 people and the layout is great for large groups. All the amenities needed for that "At home" feel are provided. The property is in a location surrounded by hiking trails and a 25 minute drive to Grand Marais. We would highly recommend this property to everyone. This home is impeccable. We have stayed in this home on 3 different occasions and it always exceeds our expectations!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd time staying at your Lake Superior property. We've come back because we love it! This property has everything you could want for your home away from home. Great location, awesome lake view, comfortable accommodations, fully equipped kitchen, and gas grill. As much as I try to "disconnect" when on vacation, if you need to stay in touch there's also wi-fi and satellite TV. Loved being able to watch the Twins game! Appreciate being able to bring our dogs along. Thanks for sharing your place!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

This place is beautiful. It has a very nice views. Kept up very nicely. Close to many nice hiking trails. We had a great time on our honeymoon. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Felt like home, but on a beautiful lake!

  • 5 of 5

We were impressed by thoughtful touches throughout the house and felt very comfortable. Great location - not too far from all that we wanted to see. Loved having a garage to park in as well. Beds & furniture were comfortable, house sparkling clean and no regrets choosing this unit to stay in for a week! We LOVED it!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Booking fee $25
Pet Fee $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.38%

Base rates are for 2 people. Add $25/person/night for all adults and children 2 years or older. Under 2 years are free.
Winter Ski, Spring Value and Fall Value 4th night free
3 night weekday minimum Spring/Fall Value Seasons
3 night minimum Spring Value, Early Summer, Summer, Fall, Late Fall, Christmas/New Year Holiday

Please Note: I keep my rates lower for groups of 5 or less by opening/closing bedrooms & baths. You'll always have access to all the living areas.

-If you group is:
-3 or less you'll have 2 bedrooms/baths open (owner's suite upstairs and main floor).
-4-5 you'll have 3 bedrooms/baths open (owner's suite, main floor and chose between the upper level bed/bath or
lower level bed/bath.
-Groups of 6 - 8 automatically have all 4 bedrooms/baths open.

If you'd like to open up an extra bed/bath that is not automatically included with your group size, you can pay a one-time cleaning fee of $60 + tax for each bed/bath combination. This is a one-time fee not a nightly fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund