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Large custom kitchen, wood burning fireplace, theater room, firepit and more

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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3 - 5 nights


Lutsen House Rental Photos and Description

Large House, 4 Bedrooms + new queen sofabed, 3 Full Baths, Sleeps 12, FREE Wi-F

The Grand Retreat is sure to please the entire family with its large great room, a deck overlooking Jonvick Creek, large fire pit for evenings around the bonfire, full size pool table and a dedicated theater room featuring a 50” flat screen TV with surround sound. This home sits on a large wooded lot with no neighbors. It is only 5 minutes from Lutsen Mountain and centrally located for hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, waterfalls, and scenic drives.

This custom home is a large two level timber frame home with two complete family rooms – one featuring a full size pool table and game table, the other features a stone wood-burning fireplace with gorgeous views. There is a custom full kitchen with a large dining table that seats 12, five bedrooms, three full-bathrooms and a two-car garage. It has hickory floors with in-floor radiant heating, granite countertops, vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and warm cedar. It is furnished with high quality furniture – comfy rich leather couches, four-poster beds with thick mattresses, double bunk beds and comfy sofas in the theater room, one that has a pull out Lazy-Boy double bed.

There is room for a maximum of 5 vehicles.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Greg Amundson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Greg Amundson

Greg lives in Scandia, Minnesota. A previous home building contractor, Greg built more than 50 timber frame custom homes on the north shore, including all of the Lutsen Lodges homes. Currently, Greg owns and operates Lutsen Lodges vacation rental homes and is also a new business entrepreneur.

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

Twelve women from church thoroughly enjoyed your beautiful home. We thought it was especially thoughtful of you to have a large dining room table that seats 12 and was perfect for our group. We enjoyed 2 days of hiking, lots of laughter, sunshine, game playing and wisdom swapping. We are GLOW(God Loving Outdoor Women)
Sep 2011
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Large custom kitchen, wood burning fireplace, theater room, firepit and more
average rating of 4.826087 based on 29 reviews
Cottage Grove, MN

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

A group of 12 friends shared this house for a long weekend. It is fantastic! Comfy beds, lots of things to do, and very clean. We all had a great time and hope to come back next year. The only thing that would be nice is to have some newer cookware and bakeware in the kitchen. We cooked all our meals and with 12 people, it would have been nice to have a bigger frying pan and we also had to go out and buy some tinfoil pans. But all in all, great house!!! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristin; Thank you for your comments on our Home up in Lutsen. We will look into the cookware inventory and get it updated ASAP. Unfortunately, some renters are very hard on cookware and we usually need to replace every 6 months or so. Hope to see you again in the future. Regards, Greg and Besty
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Executive up north home. Beautiful home inside and out.

  • 5 of 5

This is our 6th time staying here and we wouldn't have it any other way. Greg has very clean and very updated homes. Will be back again without a doubt. Thanks again Greg. 1st class all the way.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Erik and Brooke! We appreciate your business and comments. Greg and Betsy
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Great Family Accomodations!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at this wonderfully clean and comfortable cabin home! It had everything we needed for our family group of 9! We especially appreciated the lower level for our teenage children who enjoyed the pool table and hockey table!! The kids also enjoyed exploring the creek area behind the cabin which was beautiful. The kitchen is very spacious and so are the bedrooms! The lower level bedrooms accommodated the 5 kids well (3 teen boys and 2 tween girls) and they loved the movie room too!

This cabin is in the perfect location to go to Lutsen Mountain or Grand Marais and really close to many state parks and waterfalls!! We enjoyed days out exploring and nights watching the Olympics and campfires. The furniture including the beds was extremely comfortable! It was great to have access to the washing machines too!

Our only recommendation is for guests to bring a small fan for the lower level bedrooms if you are there in the summer. We had ours along and it helped move the air in the lower level rooms at night. There were plenty of blankets and pillows and again it was great to be able to do loads of laundry to wash towels. Otherwise it was super comfortable and we are hoping to go back again next August! Thank you to the Amundson’s for sharing their beautiful cabin with us. We took great care of it.

The description of the cabin was spot on. Great customer service...this was easier than booking a hotel room. The Bristol Family

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christina; Thank you for your review. Your comments about fans will prompt us to purchase some small fans and have them in the closets. Hope to see you next year and thanks again! Greg and Betsy
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Thunder Bay

Great stay beautiful cabin

  • 4 of 5

Cabin was perfect for our large group. Lots of beds and bathrooms and with 10 guys it was necessary. Yard could use some work the grass wasn't cut and some of the chairs were broken but all in all a great yard for games and the fire pit was awesome. Kitchen was huge and the ice maker came in handy. Tv channel selection was very limited but the wearer was so nice it didn't become an issue. Would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Richard; Thank you for your comments. Sorry about the yard but grass barely grows up there and letting it go natural can look rough as well. We appreciate hearing about the chairs as we are not always aware one is broken. Hope you will consider us for your next trip as well. Regards, Greg Lutsen Lodges
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  • 5 of 5

Our extended family group loved this property. Tons of space, perfect layout, lovely setting with privacy and views. One of the few places we have stayed that actually could comfortably accommodate a large group, allowing all of us to sit together at a table or in the living room. Kitchen was exceptional. Location was very convenient, in the middle of the north shore: we went both north and south to attractions. The kids had lots of fun with the games and exploring the stream and waterfall, and making smores.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your comments and hope to see you again next year. Greg and Betsy
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Rosemount, Minnesota

Great place to get away

  • 5 of 5

I rented it out for a guys weekend. Between lutsen resort and caribou lake there was plenty for us to do outside the house and plenty to do at the house as it rained heavily one day. We plan on doing something similar to this every year now.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Derek; Were always happy to hear that our home worked well for your group. We take a lot of pride in providing our guests with a high quality lodging experience and also try to include the amenities you would find at home. Thank You Greg
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Lutsen Mountains
Superior National Golf
Cascade River State Park
"Fantastic waterfalls and views of Lake Superior. Great fall fishing for Steelhead and King ..."
Boundary Waters Canoe Area
"Only 15 minutes from the Lutsen Lodges Grand Retreat. Great for canoeing, kayaking, fishing..."
Cascade Lodge Restaurant
"This is our favorite place to eat that always does a great job and offer some of the best me..."
Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Duluth, MN Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Papa Charlies
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Superior Ridge
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 61
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Lutsen Mountain
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Lutsen House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Years
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
MLK Weekend
Jan 12 2017 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Presidents Weekend
Feb 16 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Weekend
May 25 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th Week
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Firewood Fee $25 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.88%

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.

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Lutsen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Three full bathrooms. Master bathroom includes tub/shower combo. Two bathrooms include stand-up showers.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) full size hide-a-bed Located in the lower level family room and two basement bedrooms with (2) Basement bunkbeds have a double mattress on bottom and a single mattress on top
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • 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
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Dedicated theater room with 50-inch plasma screen and surround sound' system including a Blue Ray DVD Player

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