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Lutsen's cutest vacation rental 1 mile from the ski hills!

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cabin in Lutsen - Lutsen's Cutest Vacation Home

Lake Superior & Lutsen mountain view. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 2 - 8)

Top ten reasons to choose our home for your trip 'Up north'

10. It's just so cute and comfortable.

9. Everyone loves it - we get rave reviews!

8. Close to all that's fun to do in Lutsen & Cook County

7. Coffee on the covered deck, grilling on the front deck

6. Walk or bike down to Lake Superior's shore

5. Nights under the stars around a private camp fire

4. Parking at the front door, no parking lot trudge with luggage

3. Easy to book and no keys to pick up or lose track of

2. North Shore Winery is on the other side of Lodge Lane!

1. Only home on Lodge Lane with views of both Lake Superior & Lutsen Mountains

Who needs the hassles and expense of flying when you can drive someplace spectacular in just a few hours? Hop in the car and head 'up north', it's a beautiful drive and there's no extra charge for your luggage!

Hundreds of miles of spectacular hiking trails criss cross the forests and mountains. Mountain biking and horseback riding are available at the top of the hill. Kids of all ages will love the Alpine Slide just up the road. Ride the new 8 passenger Gondola to the top of Moose Mountain and have lunch on the deck of the chalet, it's a spectacular view! Golfers, Superior National Golf course offers 27 holes of beautiful scenery and challenging golf right across Ski Hill Road. Bikers, the newest section of the Gitchi-Gami State trail is just a 1/4 of a mile down Ski Hill Road. Enjoy a smooth ride along the lake, over the waterfalls in Temperance River Park and all the way to Cross River. Walk to our newest neighbor, the North Shore WInery, right across Lodge Lane.

Enjoy a charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath private home as your home base in this recreational paradise. Lutsen's ski hills are just a mile up Ski Hill Road, you can see the ski runs from the master bedroom window. This is the best skiing in Midwest! Cross country ski, snowshoe or take dog sled and sleigh rides along Lake Superior at nearby Lutsen Resort. Miles of scenic snowmobile trails through Superior National Forest accessible directly from our home.

Our home was professionally decorated and it's very comfortably furnished. The master bedroom suite offers a private retreat after a hard day at play. There's a whirlpool for two and a private bath and every window offers a beautiful view of mountains, trees or Lake Superior.

Set in Superior National Forest with no buildings behind it to block the view. Every window that faces the lake has a view of the lake as does the covered deck and screen porch. There's a fire ring to gather around for evenings under the stars and let me tell you, they are spectacular here. It's the ideal vacation home for families and friends. Close to everything you love about the north shore, but away from the busy resorts.

Keywords: Cabin, Lutsen rentals, north shore rentals, Vacation home, Lutsen rental, vacation rental, North Shore home

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2007
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016
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About Jo

If you have never tried snowshoeing, you don't know what you are missing! We are often the only people out on the trails and we can go anywhere we can hike, no need for a groomed trail. The beauty of the area is always there but there's something really special about seeing it all coated in snow. The bare trees allow for views you don't see in the summer. Strap on some snowshoes on your next winter trip and see for yourself, it's amazing!

Jo purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Jo chose Minnesota

We go to the north shore as often as we can, sometimes several times a year. We finally decided owning a home 'up north' made sense for us so we bought a vacation home in Lutsen. Of all the areas along the north shore, Lutsen has the most activities nearby making it a great place to go for an active vacation. We love to hike, snowshoe, golf and of course, watch the 'big lake', all of which we can do within 1/2 a mile of our home.

What makes this cabin unique

Our home is one of only 12 homes that share 20 acres, it's not part of a resort so it's quiet and private but still really close to everything we love to do in Lutsen. We appreciate being out on our screen porch or deck and seeing trees and the lake, not other buildings. What made us fall in love with it is the decor. The home was built in 2001 and decorated right after September 11th so the builder's professional decorators chose a red and white and blue color scheme, it's very colorful and so unique. When we say it's cute, it really is, people love staying here.

Guestbook comments from the owner


We have returned to Kansas and it is over 100 here today, not the beautiful Minnesota weather we have

grown used to this last week. A wonderful stay was had by all and hopefully, we will get to return sometime in the future.

Thank you for sharing your cozy cabin with us. We will be sure to pass the info to any of our friends who may be heading your way.

Thanks again,

Aug 2010
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based on 31 holidaymaker reviews

Lutsen's cutest vacation rental 1 mile from the ski hills!
average rating of 4.903226 based on 69 reviews

Spectacular scenery with Charming accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We were so fortunate to have discovered this vacation home! It was so charming - an idyllic North Shore cabin! Very clean and spacious too. Lutsen and surrounding towns are wonderful. The food, shopping, scenery and outdoor activities are second to none. We especially enjoyed Hughies Tacos and Cook County Whole Foods Cafe in Grand Marais and Moguls Grille & Tap Room in Lutsen. We were very impressed with the skiing at Lutsen Mountain as well. We are already planning our next stay and are excited to share it with our children this time too.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern MN

Great Accomidations

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was what I was hoping for and more. The cabin is just down the street from the Lutsen ski resort and we all had a great time skiing and relaxing back at the cabin. I felt very comfortable staying at the cabin as it not only was clean but had all the amenities we needed to have a great trip. The kids especially loved the open living area where we played games most nights.

We'll be back.

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Location and Scenery!

  • 5 of 5

We visit Lutsen annually as a family for skiing and some socializing, which usually include table games. Solitude was by far the best home for our stay yet, and we've been doing this for more than 20 years. It was convenient -- right on the road going up to Lutsen Mountain, spacious for a family of 8, and just the right accommodation for our games, interaction, cooking/eating and, well, socializing. And the views of the lake and surrounding woods are spectacular, particularly with fresh Winter snowfall in the trees. We found the accommodations spot-on clean, tidy, and user-friendly. Our host, Jo, was more than accommodating and friendly. We will make a point of coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Time in a Beautiful Home

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic time while staying at this beautiful home.

It is centrally located between the things we wanted to do. We spent a day in Grand Portage and Grand Marias which was a nice drive along the coast with several locations to stop along the way to take in the view.

The home worked well for our group of 6 adults and 2 children. The deck on the back of the home was really nice to be able to relax after our long days of hiking and shopping. The screen porch was a nice feature at night when the bugs came out. We had a campfire each night and even enjoyed one night of the super moon which lit up the whole area.

We enjoyed our time in Lutsen and this home was perfect for our group.

The owner Jo did a wonderful job to ensure we would have a great time and was very pleasant to work with.

We will come back the next time we are in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Metro Detroit

Beautiful Weather, Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

We rented mid-summer for a week in July and the weather could not have been more perfect! Sunny and mid 70's every day. We saw one 20 min. rain shower all week. There is so much to see and do on the North Shore, mainly we hiked and visited waterfalls (Cascade, Temperance River Gorge, and Pigeon Falls (up at the border) were the best), although we toured Split Rock Lighthouse, drove up to Grand Marais for dinner at the Angry Trout, and took the mountain tram ride up at the ski resort as well. The appliances looked new and the place was very clean and well kept, we even grilled a couple meals on the charcoal grill provided. This was a great vacation experience for our family, and I would say that if you're vacationing on the North Shore and you don't seriously consider Lutsen Solitude you are doing yourself a disservice. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, we would rent here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed our home and your time on the north shore. I'd like to take credit for the near perfect weather but I can't. It is a wonderful bonus that you had such a nice streak of ideal Summer weather, it sounds like you made good use of it visiting the many fabulous parks nearby. You even hit a time when the rivers were running strong in summer, kind of unusual, the waterfalls must have been great to see. We hope you and your family do get to come again, it's beautiful in every season!
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Winter cabin weekend

  • 5 of 5

Five of my best friends and I wanted to get away from the Twin Cities to ski for the weekend, this was the PERFECT cabin for our trip! It is the quintessential cabin home and is in such a beautiful location. We literally woke up the first morning to a sunlit view of the lake and deer in the yard. Plus, it's less than five minutes down the road to the ski hill! The kitchen is fully equipped, the towels are soft, the beds are cozy, and it's the perfect open living space to gather around the fire and play games. We are already planning our return for a summer getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Duluth is closest or Minneapolis is 4 hours south
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Papa Charlies, Lutsen Resort
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Across the road from Superior National Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 61
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Lutsen Resort, Moguls, Papa Charlies nearby
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Lutsen Mountains
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lake Superior
Nearest Point of Interest
Lutsen Mountains
Nearest Point of Interest
Superior National Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Lutsen Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
New bike path
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Superior
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest place for groceries
Car: necessary

The newest section of the Gitchi-Gami State Trail was just completed and it starts just down Ski Hill Road from our home. Now you can bike or walk on a dedicated asphalt path all the way to Schroeder!

More big news, the Caribou Express high speed chair lift will be installed for the 2013/14 ski season!

Coming soon! North Shore Winery and micro brewery is being built across from our home. We will add an update here when it opens.

Enjoy a sleigh ride, sled dog ride, cross country skiing, or snowshoeing along Lake Superior's North Shore at Lutsen Resort less than 1/2 a mile away. Sleigh rides are also available at Cascade Lodge.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Lutsen, Minnesota

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late fall
23 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
Christmas to New Year's
23 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £61 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.88%

Request a quote if your stay is over a national holiday, Lutsen 99er or MEA weekends, rates are higher for these dates and instant quote will not be accurate.
Some holidays may require 3 a night minimum stay.
Thursday/Friday or Saturday/Sunday stays - both nights will be at weekend rate.
Rates are subject to change but guaranteed once reservation is confirmed.
Half of the rent total is due with reservation, balance due 2 weeks prior to arrival.
Deposit will be refunded less $75 cancellation fee with 30 days notice of cancellation

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Lutsen, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main floor bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Private 3/4 master bath + whirlpool tub for two
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom on upper level
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Second main floor bedroom
    Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen sleeper sofa in living room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Main floor bedroom
  • Master bedroom has a queen bed. One main floor bedroom has a double bed. One main floor bedroom has twin beds that can be pushed together if desired. The living room sofa is a queen size sleeper sofa.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
Screen porch, covered and open decks, ski lockers, outdoor fire ring

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