Perfect retreat location for entertaining family and friends
Marcus & Abby Andrusko
- english, spanish
About Marcus & Abby Andrusko
Marcus and Abby reside in the Twin Cities but spend most of their summer, along with their four small children, living the dream along the North Shore and Ely. During the school year Marcus in on the communications faculty at Normandale Community College and Abby runs household and the family business, Grass Fed Cattle Co. Both are runners and currently training for the Moose Mountain Marathon which is run along the superior hiking trail. Cool thing - the end of the marathon is just up the hill from the Bluebird Day Chalet at the outdoor pool!
Marcus & Abby Andrusko purchased this Townhome in 2018
Why Marcus & Abby Andrusko chose Lutsen
Every last one of our trips to the North Shore over the past fifteen years consisted of property exploration. We toured raw land, hotels, resorts and lake shore always in hopes of finding the perfect place for us to purchase at the perfect time in our life. The stars aligned, and we were able to purchase 503 (now named Bluebird Day Chalet). Coincidentally, we stayed here many times over the years with three generations of our family. These have been really lovely times together that we will never forget. We hope that our guests experience something similar that makes a lasting impression. We chose the name Bluebird Day Chalet because it refers to a sunny, cloudless, blue sky day after a snowfall. Whether you stay here in the winter, spring, summer or fall we hope that all your days here feel sunny because of where you are and who you are with (no matter if the sky cooperates or not - but we sure hope it does)!
What makes this Townhome unique
Marcus comes from a family that owned a resort on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. He also spent many summers working at premier Young Life Camps across the US and Canada. Growing up in this environment allowed him to experience first-hand what guests appreciate. Between his attention to detail and my dedication to communication with our guests, you are in good hands. Not to mention we have put together a "must do" list of our favorite adventure spots and stomping grounds for our guests. The Bluebird Day Chalet is also the absolute closest larger chalet to all the resort amenities. This means that it is a true ski-in/ski-out, it is a stone’s throw from the bonfire pit (where there are almost always S'mores), just up the short trail is the outdoor pool, playground, exercise room, ping pong table, indoor pool, sauna and hot tub. Moguls restaurant and the tennis courts are nearby, too. Freely enjoy all the amenities the resort has to offer and then easily retreat to the chalet to relax, cook a meal in our gourmet kitchen, play a board game, cozy up with a book by the wood burning stone fireplace or sip wine on the deck while watching the stars appear over Moose Mountain.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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It's a fantastic place for children and families.
Minimum age of primary renter:22
Max guests:13 (sleeps up to 13 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great location, great access to many state parks and trails along the north shore, very family friendly, and easy check in/out process! The campus amenities were nice too - nightly fire/s’mores supplies just up the hill, pools and games were well received by the kiddos!
Great location for North Shore Fun!
We visited the Bluebird Day Chalet with my family (6 adults and 4 kids under 6). The place was large enough to accommodate the 3 families and kids, which is always a difficult feat at vacation rentals on the North Shore. Above all else, we really enjoyed the location. The Lutsen mountain area is really a fun time. We highly recommend the Gondola and the Superior Hiking Trail around the Popular River.
(Also, Marcus and Abby were very accommodating to our requests, responding within a few minutes to my texts, including a quick turn-around on new gas for the grill.)
Lutsen is a great summertime location, and the Bluebird Day chalet made our stay pleasurable. Located near the pool and game area of the complex, this unit offer comfort, privacy, and ease of access and use. Well equipped and nicely appointed!
Great Lutsen location
Our group enjoyed our stay at the Bluebird Day Chalet. The location was perfect for our daily excursions. So much to see and do on the north shore.
Loved our stay. The property was perfect for extended family with kids! Close to pool! Owner was quick to respond when needed
We stayed in this beautiful property to celebrate a family milestone. We loved this place and the amenities at the resort. We enjoyed the pool, the s’mores at the nightly bonfire, the guided canoe trip and exploring the North Shore. The home had everything we needed and communication with the owners was easy.
The Alpine Slide is a 1/2 mile walk.
The Superior Hiking Trail is .7 mile walk.
Papa Charlies Bar is is a 1/2 mile walk.
Cascade River State Park is a 7 mile drive.
Temperance River State Park is an 11 mile drive.