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Summit Retreat - Expansive 2 level timberframe that sleeps 12, Free Wi-Fi

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Greg Amundson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 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 2005

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.

Map

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 Are and also the Superior Hiking Trail

Amenities

Lutsen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 bathrooms with showers and bathtubs
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Summit Retreat - Expansive 2 level timberframe that sleeps 12, Free Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews
5

Great family time

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Summit Retreat. My wife and I, along with our 3 adult children and their significant others, plus our 20 month old grandson had plenty of space to spread out and visit, play and relax. The location is secluded enough to be very quiet at night, yet close enough to a variety of services and attractions that we easily filled our days.

We spent most of our time during the days doing day hikes on the Superior Hiking Trail, mountain biking with rentals from nearby Tofte, and looking out across Lake Superior. During the nights we spent most of the time in the spacious living room playing with our grandson, and sitting around the huge dining room table drinking beer and wine, and catching up on everybody's busy lives.

The kitchen had sufficient equipment, allowing us to create many tasty meals. We're into cooking so we brought our Vita-Mix, spice grinder and coffee grinder, assuming even a well-equipped kitchen wouldn't have those, and we were right. The only additional things we should've brought with us were knives, because the knives in the kitchen were very dull and difficult to slice and dice. We did find a portable knife sharpener but it really didn't help much because the knives needed a major sharpening.

My children and I have been to the North Shore many times for backpacking expeditions. This was the first time their wife/boyfriend/girlfriend had been that far up the shore, and they all loved it. Overall it was a great family reunion and I wouldn't hesitate to do it again. Since the house had capacity for even more people, we may go there again in the future when there are more grandchildren...

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul; Thank you for your review of the Summit Retreat. We definitely get those knives sharpened up for future guests. Hope to see you again next year. Thank you, Greg and Betsy
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4

Family gathering

  • 4 of 5

Lovely property. Spacious and well equipped. Comfortable furniture. Overall quite satisfactory.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Weekend 'Up North'

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family of 10---6 adults and 4 children. The pool table was a big hit, as were the movies available and the fire pit on the patio. ( I'd recommend directions for the dart game, though.) The house was well supplied with kitchen/cooking things and we were very comfortable. It was especially nice that the master bedroom was quite soundproofed from active kids!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing property that surpassed our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

The Summit Retreat was amazing for our group with tons of room. The home was clean and the amenities were upper end which is what we wanted. Vaulted ceilings and lots of glass made the house feel like you were out in the woods. In addition, Frank the caretaker stopped by to see if we needed anything which was a nice surprise and professional touch.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place for a large group!

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to this house for 4 years, and have had a great stay every year. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mitch; Thanks for being one of our "frequent flyer" guests. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again next year. Greg and Betsy
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5

Great timberframe home in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

This home provided wonderful, open space for our extended family and is located on a beautiful lot in the woods. It was well-equipped with everything we needed. We did depend on our 4 wheel drive vehicles to get up and down the road to the house and ended up leaving our front wheel drive cars elsewhere. We fell in love with the enclosed porch and made good use of the pool table as well. Everyone took advantage of the Lutsen Mountain's "opt-out" Black Friday free ski passes and had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend this home for family gatherings at any time of the year.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Daria; Thank you for your feedback on The Summit Retreat. The porch is a great place to hang out with the heated floors and surrounded by glass. Thanks again for staying with us, Greg and Betsy Lutsen Lodges
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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.