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Rick Storlie

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Late Fall Specials Lake Superior home with million dollar lake views

141 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Tofte Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

**CHECK OUR AVAILABILITY CALENDAR**

Use the Instant Quote feature to calculate your rates. Please note the online quote will NOT factor in any free 4th night specials. Please call Rick for details at 61 two- two two 1- two 4 two 4. No serv*ce f*e by calling or emailing me directly and I'll give you credit for the free night.

Stay 4 for 3 Dates

October 30th - December 22nd

Weeknights only $119/nt*

Weekends only $170/nt*

You get...

...prime Lutsen location close to skiing, golf, hiking, biking...you name it!

...a garage to store your bikes, golf clubs and car

...a 2 person jacuzzi overlooking the lake

...3 levels of living spaces with 2 TV areas AND a game room

...million dollar views of Lake Superior from nearly every window

...Wi-Fi to keep you in touch

...2 decks facing the lake for your relaxation

...dedicated bath for EACH bedroom

...all the amenities of home WITHOUT breaking the bank!

Check out our interior video tour by clicking on the Video tab where you can see all our rooms and amenities.

We have Wi-Fi!

Rewards Program! Stay 5 nights and earn 1 FREE night towards a future stay!

LAKE SUPERIOR

Looking to get away from it all while in Minnesota? You will feel like you are on the ocean while relaxing at Aspenwood in Lutsen MN. Immediately upon entering, you will notice that every room has an unobstructed view of Lake Superior, making you feel as if you are part of the lake.

Late afternoon and evenings are magical at the lake. Build a fire on the rocks and count stars while the moon dances across the water and later fall asleep at night to the sound of waves lapping on the shoreline. Early risers can watch the sun rise right out of the water while drinking coffee on one of the lakeside decks or sleep in until the warm sun greets your face.

THE HOME

The interior of Aspenwood leaves nothing to the imagination as to where you are; on the north shore of Lake Superior. 2,500+ square feet of living space are adorned with hand-made log furniture and other creature comforts only a newer home can bring. Gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, two gas fireplaces, upper and lower TV areas with satellite TV/DVD/VCR (and movie library) as well as a game area allow large groups to each have their own space or couples have plenty of room to roam.

SLEEPING

All 4 bedrooms have a dedicated bath and the owner's suite has a two person 'Jacuzzi' whirlpool that overlooks the lake for romantic evenings or soothing sore muscles after an invigorating day of skiing, biking or hiking.

THINGS TO DO

**We have direct access to the Gitchi Gami Bike Trail. You can bike to the Temperence River state park and hike the waterfalls without getting in your car!**

The north shore offers something for each season. Skiers are welcomed home with in-floor heat on each level providing your feet and body with the most luxurious heating system available. Groomed cross country ski trails are less than one mile away and Lutsen Mountains are 6 miles away for easy access. Our insulated, attached garage is a convenient place to store all your ski equipment and car.

Stay cool during hot summer days with Lake Superior's natural air conditioning or travel a few miles inland and enjoy area lakes for fishing or boating. Superior National Golf Course is only 3 miles away and offers 27 of the most visually stunning (and quite challenging!)holes in the Midwest.

Enjoy 5 restaurants within 10 minutes of our north shore rental home such as Lutsen Resort and Blue Fin in Tofte MN.

Grand Marais MN is a 20 minute drive down the shore and has many unique shops to satisfy even the biggest shoppers. Take a pick of some fabulous cuisine while in town and enjoy the views of the harbor.

Don't forget about spring blossoms, hikes along streams bloated by spring rains and unmatched fall colors in the Boreal forest. April and November are great quiet times to curl up and read a book by the fire and listen to the waves on the shore when you just need some time to yourself.

Take advantage of everything the area has to offer or stay in and do nothing at all. Either way, Aspenwood has what you are looking for!

Keywords: Lutsen home, North Shore, Private Rental house, on Lake superior, Tofte, 4 bedrooms, Close to Lutsen mountains, skiing, hiking, Grand Marais

*Rates are for 2 people. Add $20/person/night for groups of 3 - 8. $25 booking fee applies along with tax of 11.875%. Bring your dog for $60 + tax!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Rick Storlie (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Rick Storlie

Hello! My name is Rick Storlie. I have a 8 year old son Mason and 10 year old daughter Breanna. I live in Savage, MN and originally from Northfield. My brother Chip is a part owner with me. Both of us are alumni of St. Cloud State University.

Rick Storlie purchased this townhome in 2006

Why Rick Storlie chose Minnesota

My family has been vacationing on the north shore since 1975. My father owned a Lutsen Sea Villa (which is coincidentally less than a mile from our cabin now) until 1995. I learned to ski, deer/grouse hunt and skip rocks on the north shore. Chip has hiked many miles of the Superior Hiking trail and loves to kayak along the shore of Lake Superior on calm days. We've swam in the lake (be careful it's cold), water skied (on a dare), fished and enjoyed bathtub like water (once) along with 20+ foot waves. One of the neatest things to do is sleep with the windows open and hear the waves crashing on the rocks below.

The combination of Lake Superior and the Superior National forest has an indescribable calming effect on your soul. All I can say is- a trip to the north shore is guaranteed to recharge your batteries!

What makes this townhome unique

No matter what the season there are things to do on the North Shore.

SUMMER

Try the Alpine slide located at Lutsen Mountains. The Gitchi Gami bike trail now has been extended so you can access it in front of our home. You can hop on and bike the north shore for miles.

Find Lake Superior fishing charters in Tofte and Grand Marais along with inland fishing lakes too.

The Superior Hiking Trail is only a couple of miles from our home. I recommend the Oberg and LeVeaux loop- fantastic overlooks! Golfers will love Superior National and its 27 holes. Yes it's challenging but the views of Lake Superior and Moose Mountain will help you forget how many balls you've lost!

Like to shop? Quaint shops are located right on the harbor in Grand Marais. Only 20 minutes away.

WINTER

Lutsen Mountains has the best downhill skiing in the Midwest. There are hundreds of miles of cross country, snow shoe and snowmobile trails accessible within 5 minutes. The clubhouse at Superior National turns into a winter recreation activity center. You can go on horse drawn sleigh rides and take dog mushing tours- just stop by.

SPRING

Spring time hikes along raging streams in the spring will give you countless photo opportunities. Perhaps the best spring activity is hanging our at our home with a good book. Cook some great food and take advantage of quiet time on the North Shore. Rates are lower too!

FALL

The fall colors in the Maple forests are second to none. Fall is still my favorite time to visit the north shore. I think the two things we may love the most are fires on the lake shore and coffee on the deck overlooking the lake. If you're an early riser you can see the sun come right out of the water!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Rick- We had a GREAT time at your place! It was such a nice surprise walking into the door of such a cozy cabin! The location was great, your directions were very easy to understand and we lucked out with some good weather. All in all, couldn’t have asked for more except how do I make a reservation for next year?!?
Feb 2010
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Reviews

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Late Fall Specials Lake Superior home with million dollar lake views
average rating of 4.9574466 based on 143 reviews
5

Our Favorite Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just got back from a wonderful, relaxing vacation at Rick and Chip Storlie's vacation home. Not only does it have beautiful views of Lake Superior, but it is close enough to the lake for falling asleep while listening to the waves crashing against the shoreline. The home was very clean with a well equipped kitchen if you want to prepare your own meals. (Our one tiny complaint was that none of the knives were very sharp, so it's easy to slip and cut yourself. You might want to bring your own sharp knife or a knife sharpener.)

This home is only a short drive away from many wonderful hiking trails, which we took advantage of. We also had some lovely meals at restaurants in Grand Marais. Don't stay so busy, however, that you run out of time to just relax and enjoy the views from the large windows and two decks at the home. Every evening we would sit out on the deck with our son and daughter-in-love and talk about how lovely the view was while enjoying a glass of wine. We would watch the stars come out and have fun looking at the different constellations. One evening we even had an amazing time watching a lightening show over the lake...something we will always remember and talk about.

This home was plenty big for all four of us to spread out, if we wanted some quiet time and needed our own space for awhile. We also appreciate the fact that our puppy could vacation with us. We kept her on a leash at all times in the house and crated her if we left her alone. Having a vacation home owner that supports people who want to travel with their dog and trusts them to make sure nothing is ruined in this beautiful home is quite special.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great note Susan! Just an FYI, there is a knife sharpener located in the knife block in the kitchen. Hope you can make it back soon! ~Rick
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5

Perfect North Shore Condo

  • 5 of 5

This condo was exactly as advertised. It was a beautiful spot on the lake with wonderful views from the two decks. Everything that you might need was supplied and the condo was comfortable, clean, - a real home away from home.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis
5

Repeat Stay at Ruck Storlie's Aspenwood Townhouse

  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful stay at Aspenwood, and especially at Rick Storlie's unit. Rick keeps his townhouse in great condition, and keeps all the necessary utensils, pots and pans, and furnishings.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Very clean. Lots of room for our family. The location and view of the lake were great.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elkridge, Maryland
5

Beautiful Property & Setting

  • 5 of 5

This property is a beautiful home with everything you need. The view of Lake Superior is absolutely breathtaking. It is a townhouse, but it felt like an individual property. We did not see or hear anyone else during our stay. Would not hesitate to stay here again and again and recommend it to friends. Love, love, love it!

Renee

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Spectacular home on the Northshore!

  • 5 of 5

We love staying in this area near Tofte, and this is by far our favorite of all of them! The house is clean and spacious. The views of the lake are spectacular! You can hear the waves rolling in while relaxing on one of the decks. We had four adults and three children and had plenty of room. We love exploring the Northshore and this location allows you to get to everything. Split Rick lighthouse, Gooseberry Falls, the Temperance River, Lutsen, and Grand Marais. It was also nice to just spend time on the private beach enjoying Lake Superior. Our trip was highlighted be an amazing double rainbow over Superior while we were skipping rocks and watching Canadian Geese swimming. Other features we appreciated were the giant tub in the master, the laundry room, and a garage attached to the home. The host was available if needed, but everything was perfect and prepared for us to enjoy our trip. We highly recommend this location! Unless you're camping in the woods this is the perfect place to enjoy the Northshore! You will be very happy!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Blufin Bay
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Superior National
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Blufin Bay/Lutsen Resort
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Lutsen Mountains
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Staircase accessible from parking lot
Nearest Point of Interest
Access to the Superior Hiking Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Superior National Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Lutsen Mountains
Car: necessary

Cross country ski, Snowmobile and hiking trails (including the Superior Hiking trail) are accessible across Hwy 61 off the Onion River Road. The Alpine slide and Gondola Rides are very close and open in the spring, summer and fall.

The Gitchie Gami bike trail is accessible right from our driveway and connects to the Temperance River State Park, Tofte, Superior National Golf Course, Lutsen Resort and Ski Hill Road in Lutsen.

Grand Marais is 20 minutes down Hwy 61 for shopping, recreation and lots of dining options!

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Rates & Availability

Tofte Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Value
Oct 23 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$119
From
$170
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year Holiday
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Ski
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$210
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Value
Apr 2 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$119
From
$170
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Early summer
May 26 2017 - Jun 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$170
From
$199
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$205
From
$225
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$170
From
$199
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Colors
Sep 15 2017 - Oct 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$205
From
$225
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$119
From
$170
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $60 + Tax
Booking fee $25
Book direct and Save $0
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.88%

Base rates are for 2 people. Add $20/person/night for all adults and children 2 years or older. Under 2 years are free.
Winter Ski, Spring Value and Fall Value 4th night free
3 night weekday minimum Spring/Fall Value Seasons
3 night minimum Spring Value, Early Summer, Summer, Fall, Late Fall, Christmas/New Year Holiday

Please Note: I keep my rates lower for groups of 5 or less by opening/closing bedrooms & baths. You'll always have access to all the living areas.

-If you group is:
-3 or less you'll have 2 bedrooms/baths open (owner's suite upstairs and main floor).
-4-5 you'll have 3 bedrooms/baths open (owner's suite, main floor and chose between the upper level bed/bath or
lower level bed/bath.
-Groups of 6 - 8 automatically have all 4 bedrooms/baths open.

If you'd like to open up an extra bed/bath that is not automatically included with your group size, you can pay a one-time cleaning fee of $30 + tax for each bed/bath combination. This is a one-time fee not a nightly fee.

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Amenities

Tofte Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Owner's bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 2 person jetted tub overlooking lake. 3X5 shower. 2 sinks
    Upper level lighthouse bedroom bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Located inside the upper level lighthouse bedroom
    Main floor bath - toilet , shower , Serves main floor living areas and bedroom
    Lower level bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Serves lower level living areas and bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Owner's Suite - 1 king , Walk in closet with 2 person Jacuzzi tube overlooking lake
    Lighthouse bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Full bath located inside bedroom
    Lower level lakeside - 1 queen , Only bedroom on lower level
    Main floor bedroom - 1 king , This is a king daybed (twin bed that converts to a king)
  • King size beds (2) Master bedroom and main floor bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Lower level, Twin or Single Beds (2) Upper level bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
In floor heating on the lower and main floor (your feet will thank you). Walkout lower level with a game area. Log furniture throughout. 9' ceilings in the lower level and 10' ceiling on the main floor.

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