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Cedar Cliff Retreat - Stunning 1920's Craftsman on Lake Superior Shore

19 Reviews
Sleeps21
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Minnesota House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 16-21)

Cedar Cliff is located on a dead-end road that runs along the Lake Superior shore. From the moment you walk through the doors of this incredible home, you will feel transformed.

The magnificent great room with a massive Carlton Peak fireplace has an antique dining room table that seats 12 and a drop-leaf English table that can seat 6 more. Two large screened-in porches flank this room and the windows that run its length have window seats for bird watching and reading or lake gazing. French doors in the middle open to the stairway that leads down to the water. The north shore is known for its craggy rocks and vistas and our shoreline offers a private experience of this magnificent place.

A fully-equipped kitchen has a six-burner, professional restaurant stove and connects to a charming breakfast nook and pantry. The six bedrooms are comfortably furnished with antiques, fine linens and local artwork. The bedrooms are set to the back of the house affording privacy and separation from group activities in the great room.

Cedar Cliff is a unique environment for your north shore vacation, combining old fashioned relaxation with modern amenities and many local attractions.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About The Owner

My name is Kathy and I have a boutique in Minneapols where we live. Doug is a musician and a software engineer. We have 5 children and 3 grandchildren . We enjoy being involved in the care and maintenence of Cedar Cliff and watching it bring such pleasure to its visitors.

The Owner purchased this house in 2002

Why The Owner chose Minnesota

Doug and I love the North Shore and wanted to share the magic with others and this was the perfect way to do it! We love the community and wanted to help support the local economy and bring more awareness of this incredible wilderness in our own back yard. We chose this large historic Craftsman because we love the quality and simplicity of the architecture and the ability to house large groups comfortably and most of all because we love the Lake! Being on a dead end road is a big plus and the location makes it easy to get to outdoor activies , shops and restaurants.

What makes this house unique

Cedar Cliff offers a truly unique North Shore experience. You have an entire house that was on the historic homes tour with an amazing Carlton Peak fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen, organic coffee, tea and cocoa, wonderful bedding and quilts plus lots of character and lots of privacy.

We have hosted family reunions, yoga retreats, weddings, birthday celebrations, craft weekends, girlfriends weekends and workshops to name a few.

The Great Room is perfect for the group activities and the bedrooms are set to the back of the house for more peaceful quiet time. The two large screened porches give even more great relaxing lake time opportunities and you can even sleep out there on an air bed if you want!

We are a Green facility and use recycled and environmentally friendly products and high quality natural fibers in our linens, towels and rugs.

The biggest plus, of course, is the Lake. The feeling you get looking out over that vast expanse of water just has to be experienced.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our book club had a grand time - great wine, chocolate, massages and book discussion of Ivan Doig's The Whistling Season. Lots of wind and waves along with shopping in Grand Marais made it a true "Superior Weekend".



The decor and ambiance of Cedar Cliff made our stay exquisite!
Sep 2007
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Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

Cedar Cliff Retreat - Stunning 1920's Craftsman on Lake Superior Shore
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 23 reviews
Minneapolis, MN
5

Magical place

  • 5 of 5

Everything was so amazing with our stay at Cedar Cliff! We hosted our small wedding here and couldn't even imagine a better location. We got married in front of the fireplace with Max Bichel from Grand Marais playing songs my mom composed on the violin. We created so many memories up there, we would love to go back to spend more time in this charming retreat.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northfield, MN
5

High School Writers' Workshop

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place! I brought 10 students and 2 other adults here as part of a 3-week Writer's Workshop. Cedar Cliff couldn't have been a more perfect place for us. We had plenty of room to be together and also to spread out. Students wandered along the shore looking for that perfect place to settle down and write. Many of my students shared how just being so close to the lake was both refreshing and invigorating. The house itself was both cozy and spacious. Students played board games at in the breakfast nook and at the dining room table while others worked on a puzzle on the small drop leaf table in front of the fireplace. The kitchen was roomy enough for a cook and "helpers." I've raved about this place to my co-workers and family members. My plan is to find another reason to make my way back up to Cedar Cliff Retreat!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Robbinsdale, MN
5

Spring Break Skiing

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a treat to stay here. We had three families comfortably at Cedar Cliff for an extended ski weekend. Six adults and seven children all had plenty of space to socialize and not trip over each other. The kitchen was more appointed than we had anticipated -- great surprise! It was so easy to get comfy and not want to leave. The lakeshore location is breathtaking. Also, upon departure, a couple kids left items. :( Kathy was kind enough to send back a nerf gun that was sorely missed. Great service!!! We plan to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis
5

Theresa Orth

  • 5 of 5

We have been returning to Cedarcliff for ten years and have found it to be a beautiful, peaceful oasis. The building sits right on the lake and it so relaxing to sit on the long window benches and watch the water flow over the rocks. The property has beautiful trees and sitting areas so one can feel at peace. We have always enjoyed the snowy winters and skied cross country on the trails, but we have also hiked. We want to return in the fall and see the colors-it must be incredible! The beds are so comfortable that everyone always sleeps late. The pillows and comforters are down in nicely decorated rooms. We especially enjoy the dining room table where all 12 of us can share a meal together. The fireplace warms the living room where we love to gather to share our day's adventures. This truly is our home away from home.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hudson, WI
5

Excellent for our whole family, 18 slept comfortably and plenty of room!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated my parents 50th anniversary and the house and property is amazing with several activites near by! Easy to make meals and enough seating and sleeping for everyone! Would love to go again another year! Kathy, property owner, is awesome to work with as well!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marshall
5

Private Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The lake views and frontage were a delight to our family, as well as the comfortable house. All the amenities are there to make a vacation relaxing. The cabin is situated near lots of great hiking trails, the bike trail, Lutsen Resort, and close to Grand Marais for shopping. When we are in the area again, we will choose this property again.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lutsen International
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lutsen Lodge
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Lutsen
Car: necessary

# 32 CR 34 Lutsen

CR 34 is 1/2 mile past Milepost 88 on highway 61

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Rates & Availability

Lutsen House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
From
$720
Fri,Sat
$3,955
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$600
From
$720
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,955
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.88%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Minnesota House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
Notes:
Two large screened porches, high-quality linens, down comforters and quilts, organic coffee and teas included, green cleaned.

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