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Greg Amundson

Member since: 2006
Speaks English

Solitude and timberframed elegance. sleeps 12 with custom amenities

13 Reviews
People12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Lutsen - Forest Chalet

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Full Baths, Sleeps 12, FREE Wi-Fi

Stunning post and beam chalet located in your own forest with upper-end amenities. This custom built home features vaulted ceilings and huge beams that frame a panoramic window wall of glass showcasing the forest and wildlife right outside the great room. Spend your evenings in this relaxing retreat warming your feet by the stone fireplace, and unwinding from the day’s activities.

This three bedroom, three full bath home is furnished with upper end rustic elegance featuring cherry hardwood floors, granite countertops, Jenn-Aire appliances, comfortable furniture and expansive vaulted ceilings finished with warm cedar paneling and massive beams. On the main level you'll find a warm and cozy four season porch with radiant floor heat, comfy couches, one that features a pull out queen-size bed and french doors for privacy. This room is the perfect place to relax with your morning coffee and read your favorite book. Don't be surprised to look up and find a moose or wolf gazing up at you! The lower level features a 42” flat screen satellite TV with a surround sound system and plenty of seating for watching your favorite movies. There is also a full size pool table and game table for your enjoyment, and right outside you’ll find an inviting firepit for roasting marshmallows in the evenings.

Animals and birds are all around in this remote setting that is only five minutes from Lutsen Mountain and centrally located to the areas best hiking and snowmobile trails, waterfalls, state parks and fishing lakes. Cozy luxury is what this home is all about!

This property requires all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive vehicles during the winter months, and parking is available for a maximum of four vehicles.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Greg Amundson (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Speaks English

About Greg Amundson

Greg lives in Scandia, Minnesota. A previous home building contractor, Greg built more than 50 timber frame custom homes on the north shore, including all of the Lutsen Lodges homes. Currently, Greg owns and operates Lutsen Lodges vacation rental homes and is also a new business entrepreneur.

Greg Amundson purchased this house in 2006

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

6 grown men had a weekend to remember. The weather was foggy but we still golfed and had a fabulous fire. In the CD player when we arrived was "rent" and became the theme song for the weekend. None of us will admit we like the songs outside of this cabin. The Canadian won the poker game, the crafty older silver fox brother was thecwrestling champ and the man who owned the weekend kept an eye on the milk. Well all go home happy with dreams of returning some day.
May 2011
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Reviews

4.8
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

Solitude and timberframed elegance. sleeps 12 with custom amenities
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 18 reviews
4

Beautiful Cabin in the Woods

  • 4 of 5

My group of friends wanted a comfortable place to relax, and enjoy ourselves after a few days of skiing at Lutsen. I'm pleased to say this cabin was wonderful to stay at, it felt very much like a family cabin, but with some up-scale touches like the nice entertainment room in the basement with satellite TV, and in-floor heating in every room. The cabin was very clean, and the groundskeeper stopped by the second night there to make sure we had everything we needed, very courteous touch.

After this experience, I am definitely considering coming back next year for our annual ski trip!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Richard; Thank you for letting us know about your experience with us. We appreciate your review and look forward to assisting you next year. Regards, Greg
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Portland, Oregon
5

Family haven in the forest near Lutsen

  • 5 of 5

We found the Forest Chalet perfect for our family gathering. The house was clean, spacious, and pleasantly appointed. We greatly enjoyed hiking at the Temperance River and playing on Superior's rocky shore. The stars at night are big and bright. We would love to be able to return another time!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Charla; Thank you for your comments. The stars are truly amazing up on the North Shore. We enjoy reading our guests experiences and look forward to hearing from you in the future. Greg
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5

Fantastic Getaway Anytime!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a fantastic time at this gorgeous getaway spot! Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in Philadelphia, PA but still with all the amenities you could hope for. Great kitchen, pool table for fun in the evening (or any time), fire pit outside (perfect for s'mores - and we had a lot of those,), multiple rooms to gather for games, good conversations, reading a good book or taking a nap! Close to great little towns to go exploring, so many hidden lakes to discover (makes sense given it is the land of 10,000 lakes) and go swimming, fishing and kayaking. Thank you for a great vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Greg & June
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Saint Paul, MN
5

Excellent gate away!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, peaceful, easy access to town and hiking trails.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having your group stay at one of our lodges. Thanks for the review. Greg and June
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Minneapolis, MN, USA
5

Family Long Week-end

  • 5 of 5

The Forest Chalet, for the eight family members, was excellent; large, yet cozy, quiet, secluded and very inviting. We all enjoyed ourselves immensely. All family members appreciated the experience. Owners easy to work with. We would recommend highly. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodbury, MN
5

Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at the Forest Chalet. We loved the 4 season porch and an added bonus was the basement that the kids claimed for the long weekend. It was nice to have plenty of room to relax. The location was near a ton of great hiking trails and beautiful scenery. We will definitely let others know about this great escape.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tonya; Thank you very much for your comments! Greg and June Owners
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Location

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Duluth, MN Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Papa Charlies
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Superior National
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 61
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Moguls
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Lutsen Mountain
Nearest Beach
1 Miles

Wilderness Concierge - If you looking for assistance on personalized activities such as hiking, photography, moose viewing, fishing, hunting, canoeing and much more simply let us know and we can customize a guided or unguided package for you and your guests.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lutsen, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Labor Day Weekend
2 Sep 2016 - 4 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,610
for 3 nights
From
£506
 
 
MEA Weekend
19 Oct 2016 - 22 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,610
for 3 nights
From
£506
 
 
Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,610
for 3 nights
From
£506
 
 
Christmas and New Years
22 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,621
for 5 nights
From
£506
 
 
MLK Weekend
12 Jan 2017 - 15 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,610
for 3 nights
From
£506
 
 
Presidents Weekend
16 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,610
for 3 nights
From
£506
 
 
Memorial Weekend
25 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,610
for 3 nights
From
£506
 
 
July 4th Week
30 Jun 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,621
for 5 nights
From
£506
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,534
for 3 nights
From
£480
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £65 + Tax
Firewood Fee £19 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.88%

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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.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lutsen, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • lake
  • Lake View ...
  • mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 1 King size bed, 1 Queen size Bed, 2 Double Beds, 2 Queen Sleep Sofas, 1 Bunk Bed (Bunk Bed has a double mattress on bottom and a single mattress on top.)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Decking
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Located near the Superior National Forest. See wolves, moose, deer and much more right outside the windows

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