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Forest Chalet - Cozy Secluded Retreat, Sleeps 12, Free WiFi

People12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Timberframe Chalet, 4 bedrooms, 3 bath, Sleeps 12, FREE Wi-Fi & FIREWOOD*

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. We supply free WiFi and *one rack of firewood.

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. Also has a 50" flat screen TV. 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 recommends all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive vehicles during the winter months, and parking is available for a maximum of four vehicles.

Ask us about weekly rates.

More Details

Property Manager
Greg Amundson
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

About Greg Amundson

Greg and Betsy live in Scandia, Minnesota. A previous home building contractor, Greg built more than 50 custom timber frame homes on the north shore, including all of the Lutsen Lodges homes. Currently, Greg and Betsy own and operate Lutsen Lodges vacation rental homes and are also business entrepreneurs.

Greg Amundson purchased this house in 2006

Why Greg Amundson chose Lutsen

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

Very well maintained beautiful property in a secluded area outside of Lutsen. Furniture and beds were very comfortable and furnishings were well thought out.
Jun 2017
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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

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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • All cancellations made at least 60 days prior to the 1st day of your rental period will be refunded LESS a $250 fee.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 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
  • Main Floor Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Basement Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Loft Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Three full bathrooms, one on each floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , See the northern lights from the loft balcony at night.
    Main Floor Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Private room for two on the main floor.
    Four Season Porch - 1 Large Double Bed , Converts to a private room with a pull out queen-size sofa.
    Walkout lower level Bedroom - 2 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , The "Bunk Room".
    Walkout Lower Level Convertible Bed - 1 Large Double Bed , Sofa sleeper in the TV/Game room
  • 1 King size bed, 1 Queen size Bed, 2 Double Beds, 2 Queen Sleep Sofas, 1 Twin Bunk Bed (Bunk Bed has a double mattress on bottom and a single mattress on top.)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Decking
Suitability:
  • 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

Reviews

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Forest Chalet - Cozy Secluded Retreat, Sleeps 12, Free WiFi
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5

Beautiful cabin with great furnishings.

  • 5 of 5

Very well maintained beautiful property in a secluded area outside of Lutsen. Furniture and beds were very comfortable and furnishings were well thought out.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. One of our goals is to make our rental homes comfortable and relaxing so guests feel like they are staying at a "home" not a hotel. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you back again!
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Thanksgiving on the Woods

  • 3 of 5

The property is lovely. We really enjoyed the many options for common spaces. The fire pit outside was great. There were a few glitches. Some of the “sleeping areas”were no more than a lumpy pullout couch in a high traffic area. The only bed that was halfway comfortable was the bunk...which was a mattress on top of a plywood base. The other concern was the cleanliness of the kitchen . Some of the cookware was greasy and had food particles stuck to them. We felt we had to wash cookware/utensils before we used them. This could be a fabulous getaway spot if it received some much needed maintenance and TLC.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and comments. We work very hard to try and provide you with the best experience possible but are not always able to experience what you do. Bed comfort is challenging due to different needs of different people. We will look into the mattress's on the pullout couch and see if they need replacement. In addition, we will try and do a better job of inspecting the cookware, but admit, it's frustrating when a renter puts dirty dishes back in the cupboards and we don't catch it. Regards, Greg and Betsy
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5

Beautiful Chalet in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the nicest homes we have ever rented. The rustic feel combined with high quality timber frame style was perfect. The heated floors were amazing and kept the winter chill away.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Successful Family Gathering

  • 4 of 5

Met our families needs very nicely. Greg helped us out with an early check in with our pre wedding preparations.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Timberframe Forest Chalet

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful place to stay. You feel like you are totally out in the woods with nobody around you. The 4 season room is absolutely beautiful. The kitchen is well equipped. The beds are very comfortable. The house accommodates larger groups very well.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Very beautiful and well appointed. It was a great place for our 3 couples.

  • 5 of 5

It was private and gorgeous. Lots of space to relax, dine, play games and congregate. The kitchen was really well supplied and we had such fun creating our meals together. Fireplace was lovely. Great outdoor walking areas.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lutsen, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas and New Years
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,640
for 3 nights
From
£523
 
 
MLK Weekend
12 Jan 2018 - 15 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,640
for 3 nights
From
£523
 
 
Presidents Weekend
16 Feb 2018 - 19 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,640
for 3 nights
From
£523
 
 
Memorial Weekend
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,640
for 3 nights
From
£523
 
 
July 4th Week
29 Jun 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,640
for 3 nights
From
£523
 
 
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,640
for 3 nights
From
£523
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,552
for 3 nights
From
£494
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £63.28 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.38%

If you utilize the "Book it Now" feature you will be charged a Service Fee by VRBO from 4% - 10%. You can make a reservation without this fee by contacting our office directly

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.

Any reservation more than 12 months from your reservation date does not include "Holiday Rates" and will require an adjustment to your quote.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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