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Summit Retreat - spacious timberframe home w/2 levels, big decks, custom kitchen

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, large kitchen, 3 Baths, Sleeps 12, FREE Wi-Fi

The Summit Retreat is a beautiful timberframe finished with the finest amenities such as granite countertops, cherry hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings with warm cedar posts and beams, window walls of glass facing Lake Superior and a fantastic cedar deck across the entire front of the house. In addition, this upscale home has a full-size pool table & game table in the lower level and a four-season porch with radiant heated floors, perfect for your morning coffee and a good book.

The main level features a large great room with a gas fireplace, 42" flat screen "Smart" TV and beautiful views. The large custom kitchen has a table that seats 12 plus an island with seating for four. The lower level has a large family room with a full-size pool table, bar and 50" flat screen satellite TV. Enjoy the evenings on the one of the two decks with views of lake Superior and your own forest.

This property requires all wheel drive or four-wheel drive during the winter months. Parking is available for a maximum of 5 vehicles.

Ask us about our weekly rental rates.

More Details

Property Manager
Greg Amundson
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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 2005

Why Greg Amundson chose Lutsen

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.


Lutsen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • All cancellations made at least 30 days prior to the 1st day of your rental period will be refunded LESS a $250 fee.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 bathrooms with showers and bathtubs
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Main Floor Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Main Floor Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Lower Level Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Lower Level Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed
  • 2 Queen beds – master bedroom and basement bedroom, 1 Double Bed –main floor guest bedroom, 4 Twin or Single Beds – two in main floor guest bedroom and two in basement bedroom, 2 Bunk Beds – Bunk beds have a twin top and bottom – in basement bedroom.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • water skiing


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Summit Retreat - spacious timberframe home w/2 levels, big decks, custom kitchen
average rating of 4.769231 based on 26 reviews

Great as usual

  • 5 of 5

Been renting here for several years and enjoyed this quality property every time.

The owner has three properties all high quality, well maintained and as a bonus great view (in the winter.)

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice cabin in a wonderful setting. Only 10 minutes from Lutsen.

  • 5 of 5

Great place and it had everything you needed to cook and entertain. Great place!!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prior Lake

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was big enough for all of us, very clean. It has everything we needed plus more. Very close to Lutsen. We have memories for a lifetime , thank you. The general store down the road came in handy for the things we forgot.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property with lots of space!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Lutsen weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place! 9 of us for a weekend trip. Plenty of room, game room for having plenty to do. Short trip to Lutsen for skiing. Cozy cabin atmosphere with great views! Couldn’t have been better! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent property!

  • 5 of 5

The unit is very well kept. My family had a great time there. I will probably rent this unit again.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Duluth, Minnesota
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Lusten Mountain
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Lutsen Mountain
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 61
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Lutsen Mountain
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Lutsen Mountain
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Superior
Car: necessary

We are located near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and also the Superior Hiking Trail


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.38%

All Homes have a 3 NIGHT MINIMUM stay.

Cancellation Fee 30 days or more before 12:01 AM of your first nights rental is $250.00. If cancelled within 30 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.

Any reservation more than 12 months from your reservation date does not include "Holiday Rates" and will require an adjustment to your quote.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.