Townhome, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
About Rick Storlie
Hello! My name is Rick Storlie. I have 6 kids- Everlee, Gracelyn, Ali, Lauren, Mason & Breanna. I live in Prior Lake, MN with my wife Rachel and I'm originally from Northfield. My brother Chip is a part owner with us. Both of us are alumni of St. Cloud State University.
Rick Storlie purchased this Townhome in 2006
Why Rick Storlie chose Tofte
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. The view of the lake from our home is second to none. We're elevated above the trees so you get an unobstructed view 90 miles view towards Michigan- it feels like you're on the ocean! 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!
Children allowed - We have a upper level bedroom with 2 twin beds.We have a upper level bedroom with 2 twin beds.
Pets allowed - $20/day with a $60 cap. Dogs only.$20/day with a $60 cap. Dogs only.
No smoking - Must be more than 25' from any buildingMust be more than 25' from any building
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
We loved the property! So clean and the views were unmatched. Would love to come back in the summer months! Thank you!
Thank you for the kind words Aly- would love to have you back!
Perfect for ski weekend
Nicely appointed, with everything we needed for a great stay. Super comfortable beds!!
Northshore Minnesota Gem
This was a great property. We had 2 couples and 2 dogs in this great townhouse. Their were spices in the kitchen, a deluxe coffee maker and several varieties of coffee beans to choose from. There was even a dish for the dogs water and food. Nice touches.
The view of Lake Superior was outstanding. It was less than a 10 minute drive to Lutsen Ski mountain. Love the skiing there--the best in the Midwest.
Highly recommend this property.
Beautiful views from the townhouse. Spacious, well-appointed and quiet. Rick was great to work with!
Great up North getaway
This property is very nice. Enough bedrooms for everyone, all with very comfortable beds. Has everything you need and then some. The views are outstanding from every level of the house. Close to Lutsen for the skiers.
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!