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Timberframe Forest Chalet - Adorable Retreat in the Woods, Free Wi-Fi, solitude

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Timberframe Chalet, 4 bedrooms, 3 bath, Sleeps 12, FREE Wi-Fi & FIREWOOD*

Stunning post and beam chalet located in your own forest with upper-end amenities. This custom built home features vaulted ceilings and huge beams that frame a panoramic window wall of glass showcasing the forest and wildlife right outside the great room. Spend your evenings in this relaxing retreat warming your feet by the stone fireplace, and unwinding from the day’s activities. We supply free WiFi and *one rack of firewood.

This three bedroom, three full bath home is furnished with upper end rustic elegance featuring cherry hardwood floors, granite countertops, Jenn-Aire appliances, comfortable furniture and expansive vaulted ceilings finished with warm cedar paneling and massive beams. On the main level you'll find a warm and cozy four season porch with radiant floor heat, comfy couches, one that features a pull out queen-size bed and french doors for privacy. Also has a 50" flat screen TV. This room is the perfect place to relax with your morning coffee and read your favorite book. Don't be surprised to look up and find a moose or wolf gazing up at you! The lower level features a 42” flat screen satellite TV with a surround sound system and plenty of seating for watching your favorite movies. There is also a full size pool table and game table for your enjoyment, and right outside you’ll find an inviting firepit for roasting marshmallows in the evenings.

Animals and birds are all around in this remote setting that is only five minutes from Lutsen Mountain and centrally located to the areas best hiking and snowmobile trails, waterfalls, state parks and fishing lakes. Cozy luxury is what this home is all about!

This property recommends all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive vehicles during the winter months, and parking is available for a maximum of four vehicles.

More Details

Property Manager
Greg Amundson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Greg Amundson

Greg and Betsy live in Scandia, Minnesota. A previous home building contractor, Greg built more than 50 custom timber frame homes on the north shore, including all of the Lutsen Lodges homes. Currently, Greg and Betsy own and operate Lutsen Lodges vacation rental homes and are also business entrepreneurs.

Greg Amundson purchased this house in 2006

Why Greg Amundson chose Minnesota

Lutsen Lodges was established to provide families and friends a high quality vacation in an “upper end” post and beam retreat. Our properties are located in the Sawtooth Mountains just 5 minutes from Lutsen Mountain Ski Resort and in the midst of numerous lakes, streams, hiking and snowmobile trails, waterfalls and much more. In addition, these retreats are in secluded and quiet locations for those seeking extreme relaxation or outdoor activities.

Lutsen, Minnesota is the ultimate outdoor recreation area. Whether your interests are hiking, fly-fishing, lake fishing, hunting, kayaking, mountain biking, photography or snowmobiling, the Lutsen area is unsurpassed for any outdoor activity. Close to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, wildlife abounds and you may see moose, wolves, deer, loons, black bear and much more.

What makes this house unique

Our properties feature only the best in amenities: radiant heated floors, free wi-fi, large stone fireplaces, granite countertops, flat screen satellite TV's, outdoor fire pits, comfortable furniture, pool tables/game rooms and best of all large custom kitchens. All our properties are located 5 minutes from Lutsen Mountain Ski Resort and centrally located for hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, waterfalls, and scenic drives.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Very well maintained beautiful property in a secluded area outside of Lutsen. Furniture and beds were very comfortable and furnishings were well thought out.
Jun 2017
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Amenities

Lutsen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Basement Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Loft Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Three full bathrooms, one on each floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 king , See the northern lights from the loft balcony at night.
    Main Floor Bedroom - 1 queen , Private room for two on the main floor.
    Four Season Porch - 1 queen , Converts to a private room with a pull out queen-size sofa.
    Walkout lower level Bedroom - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , The "Bunk Room".
    Walkout Lower Level Convertible Bed - 1 queen , Sofa sleeper in the TV/Game room
  • 1 King size bed, 1 Queen size Bed, 2 Double Beds, 2 Queen Sleep Sofas, 1 Twin Bunk Bed (Bunk Bed has a double mattress on bottom and a single mattress on top.)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Located near the Superior National Forest. See wolves, moose, deer and much more right outside the windows

Reviews

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Timberframe Forest Chalet - Adorable Retreat in the Woods, Free Wi-Fi, solitude
average rating of 4.75 based on 26 reviews
5

Beautiful cabin with great furnishings.

  • 5 of 5

Very well maintained beautiful property in a secluded area outside of Lutsen. Furniture and beds were very comfortable and furnishings were well thought out.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. One of our goals is to make our rental homes comfortable and relaxing so guests feel like they are staying at a "home" not a hotel. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you back again!
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5

Very beautiful and well appointed. It was a great place for our 3 couples.

  • 5 of 5

It was private and gorgeous. Lots of space to relax, dine, play games and congregate. The kitchen was really well supplied and we had such fun creating our meals together. Fireplace was lovely. Great outdoor walking areas.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

We were here for a family reunion and overall enjoyed our stay at this lovely home.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home and a nice set up for our gathering. A few condition issues however, the grill was in need of replacement as fire came out the right side due to a hole in the grill bottom. The fire pit area needed trimming and the screen door out to the patio was hard to open because there was so much debris on the track.

However, we were able to overlook these problems as we were busy enjoying family time with my sisters, their husbands and our almost 94 year old dad.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary; Thank you for your review of our Forest Chalet. Sounds like we need a new grill! We appreciate your comments as it helps us to replace/repair items we were not aware of. Hope you will come back next year and try out the new grill. Greg and Betsy
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5

Great Place to Stay for Families and Friends!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed Lutsen 99er race weekend. This cabin has the latest amenities you could need, but still out in the woods and close to town and Lutsen Mountain. . Greg, the owner, does a great job making sure everything is kept up and nice and that you have everything for your stay. Highly Recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Todd; We're always to happy to hear from our guests about their trip and try to always exceed your expectations. Hope to see you again next year! Greg and Betsy
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4

Good cabin for groups

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. One night, we called Greg then his caretaker around 11:30pm looking for straps to pull a car out of the ditch but no one answered any of the phone calls. We connected via text message the next morning.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrew, Thank you for your review. Aside from having your vehicle stuck late at night, we hope you enjoyed the house and had a great weekend. We did provide you with contact information for a local tow truck company in the information sheet we sent to you prior to check-in, and we did contact you right away the next morning. We are glad you were able to call AAA to assist you at that late hour. Greg and Betsy
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5

Great place for a getaway weekend

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a retreat with friends or family! Private location and well-equipped kitchen. XC Ski trails are walking distance from the home.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Duluth, MN Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Papa Charlies
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Superior National
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 61
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Moguls
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Lutsen Mountain

Wilderness Concierge - If you looking for assistance on personalized activities such as hiking, photography, moose viewing, fishing, hunting, canoeing and much more simply let us know and we can customize a guided or unguided package for you and your guests.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85

If you utilize the "Book it Now" feature you will be charged a Service Fee by VRBO from 4% - 10%. You can make a reservation without this fee by contacting our office directly

All Homes have a 3 NIGHT MINIMUM stay.

Cancellation Fee 60 days or more before 12:01 AM of your first nights rental is $250.00. If cancelled within 60 days of your first days rental there is no refund unless we can re rent the home for AT LEAST the same amount of your reservation.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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