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Cedar Cliff Retreat - Stunning 1920's Craftsman on Lake Superior Shore

People21
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • non smoking only
  • Wireless Internet
  • Barbecue
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 16-21)

Cedar Cliff is located on a dead-end road that runs along the Lake Superior shore. From the moment you walk through the doors of this incredible home, you will feel transformed.

The magnificent great room with a massive Carlton Peak fireplace has an antique dining room table that seats 12 and a drop-leaf English table that can seat 6 more. Two large screened-in porches flank this room and the windows that run its length have window seats for bird watching and reading or lake gazing. French doors in the middle open to the stairway that leads down to the water. The north shore is known for its craggy rocks and vistas and our shoreline offers a private experience of this magnificent place.

A fully-equipped kitchen has a six-burner, professional restaurant stove and connects to a charming breakfast nook and pantry. The six bedrooms are comfortably furnished with antiques, fine linens and local artwork. The bedrooms are set to the back of the house affording privacy and separation from group activities in the great room.

Cedar Cliff is a unique environment for your north shore vacation, combining old fashioned relaxation with modern amenities and many local attractions.

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More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 March, 2017

About The Owner

My name is Kathy and I have a boutique in Minneapols where we live. Doug is a musician and a software engineer. We have 5 children and 3 grandchildren . We enjoy being involved in the care and maintenence of Cedar Cliff and watching it bring such pleasure to its visitors.

The Owner purchased this house in 2002

Why The Owner chose Minnesota

Doug and I love the North Shore and wanted to share the magic with others and this was the perfect way to do it! We love the community and wanted to help support the local economy and bring more awareness of this incredible wilderness in our own back yard. We chose this large historic Craftsman because we love the quality and simplicity of the architecture and the ability to house large groups comfortably and most of all because we love the Lake! Being on a dead end road is a big plus and the location makes it easy to get to outdoor activies , shops and restaurants.

What makes this house unique

Cedar Cliff offers a truly unique North Shore experience. You have an entire house that was on the historic homes tour with an amazing Carlton Peak fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen, organic coffee, tea and cocoa, wonderful bedding and quilts plus lots of character and lots of privacy.

We have hosted family reunions, yoga retreats, weddings, birthday celebrations, craft weekends, girlfriends weekends and workshops to name a few.

The Great Room is perfect for the group activities and the bedrooms are set to the back of the house for more peaceful quiet time. The two large screened porches give even more great relaxing lake time opportunities and you can even sleep out there on an air bed if you want!

We are a Green facility and use recycled and environmentally friendly products and high quality natural fibers in our linens, towels and rugs.

The biggest plus, of course, is the Lake. The feeling you get looking out over that vast expanse of water just has to be experienced.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our book club had a grand time - great wine, chocolate, massages and book discussion of Ivan Doig's The Whistling Season. Lots of wind and waves along with shopping in Grand Marais made it a true "Superior Weekend".



The decor and ambiance of Cedar Cliff made our stay exquisite!
Sep 2007
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lutsen in West Cook

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 21
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
Notes:
Two large screened porches, high-quality linens, down comforters and quilts, organic coffee and teas included, green cleaned.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

Cedar Cliff Retreat - Stunning 1920's Craftsman on Lake Superior Shore
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 28 reviews
5

Cozy North Shore Escape

  • 5 of 5

It was easy to see why the Cedar Cliff Retreat has been reviewed so positively in the past. From the moment we walked in, the nostalgic feel of the kitchen combined with the cozy cabin decor of the main room stole our hearts. Truthfully, we barely left the cabin in 3 days because we just couldn't pry ourselves away from the great fireplace or the fire-pit overlooking Lake Superior. The beds were comfortable, the table fit us all (quite easily) and the ambiance allowed us to feel like we were somewhere in Canada, although only a few hours from our home. It was such a splendid experience and we will certainly be back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Weekend Ski Trip

  • 5 of 5

A perfect house for a weekend ski trip with family. We enjoyed every part of this place. The fire pit was used after an afternoon of walking the shoreline, the indoor fireplace kept the place cozy and the kids made smore's indoors! Enough beds and bathrooms for all 14 of us and the HUGE dining table allowed us all to eat together. Loved all the games and puzzles too. We would recommend this place to anyone who appreciates the details. We loved it. Can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

50th anniversary/family reunion

  • 5 of 5

8 adults 6 grandsons and 1 yellow lab spent 5 nights here. There was plenty of beds/space for all 14 of us. The boys (5-11) loved the water even if it was cold, Fire pit last night where we enjoyed s'mores. The stairway to the lake was a bit narrow in steepness and probably not to code by todays standards. The pilot light on the stove went out twice but did get relit. We had several meals in but some out. My husband and I grew up vacationing in this area as did our daughters. It was so fun to share places with our sons-in-law and grandsons. Owner was helpful with many questions before and during our visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great home for group

  • 5 of 5

Class of 74 gals celebrated birthdays together by renting a home on Lake Superior. The Cedar Cliff Retreat was perfect for this occasion. Fully furnished and comfortable for our group of 9-we could have had more as home is big! Saturday after big breakfast we headed out to see the sights such as Temperance State Park & Gooseberry Falls. After a full day of exploring went back to grill burgers and eat some more! Huge table to play games and later in evening many of us headed down by the shore and used the fire pit. Also house has 2 porches that are screened to enjoy the outdoors but not worry about mosquitos.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Helena, Montana
5

A Piece of Paradise on Lake Superior

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 9 adults and 6 children loved this large and charming beautiful old home with spectacular views of Lake Superior. With plenty of space for privacy and separate bedrooms and beds we nestled in for a week of local adventure, relaxation and happy conversations in front of a roaring wood fireplace. We also loved the proximity to trail running on the Superior Hiking Trail! The fire-pit at the end of the long stairway to the Lake is a real plus. Generous amounts of wood were provided for both fireplace and fire-pit. The location near Lutsen is also a huge plus. We loved our frequent trips into Grand Marais. We hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN
5

Magical place

  • 5 of 5

Everything was so amazing with our stay at Cedar Cliff! We hosted our small wedding here and couldn't even imagine a better location. We got married in front of the fireplace with Max Bichel from Grand Marais playing songs my mom composed on the violin. We created so many memories up there, we would love to go back to spend more time in this charming retreat.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lutsen International
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lutsen Lodge
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Lutsen
Car: necessary

# 32 CR 34 Lutsen

CR 34 is 1/2 mile past Milepost 88 on highway 61

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lutsen, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,615
for 3 nights
From
£538
From
£646
Fri,Sat
£3,548
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£1,077
for 2 nights
From
£538
From
£646
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,548
 

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 12.38%

Rental Policies
Reservations changed more then 30 days in advance may have their deposit applied to another date within one year. If the property is rented out for the original dates and you have not transferred the deposit , it will be refunded. If the property is not rented - transferring the deposit is the only option. No refunds due to weather.
Check –in is any time after 4PM Check out is 10 AM. Arrangements may be made in advance for early or late times.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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