House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
We are city dwellers who have always loved the outdoors. When our children were young, we went camping and traveled all over the country. Once they were grown and we had four granddaughters, we decided a place where we could all be together and celebrate family events was important. We now split our time between Minneapolis and Lutsen, so we get to enjoy the best of both worlds.
Owner purchased this House in 1993
Why Owner chose Lutsen
We fell in love with the North Shore the very first time we visited. After years of renting other people’s homes, we decided we wanted our own piece of paradise. We purchased 1.5 acres right on Lake Superior in Lutsen and built our home. This year we added the adjacent 1.3 acre lot, so seclusion is assured! We love the many faces of the Lake, from smooth as glass to the powerful winter storms. The surrounding forest is full of wonderful birch and spruce trees not to mention the abundant wildlife -- deer, chipmunks, eagles, owls, and the occasional bear or wolf.
What makes this House unique
We are avid hikers and have been all over the wonderful state parks that line Highway 61. Trips into Canada to Fort William and Thunder Bay or up into the Boundary Waters at Ely always are adventures of discovery. As well as hiking, we love to eat! When not making gourmet meals in our own kitchen, we have found numerous, sometimes hidden, restaurants serving everything from venison to burgers to four star cuisine. As amateur astronomers, we built our house with a turret. There is nothing more awe inspiring than looking at the Milky Way or finding the North Star or identifying constellations on a warm summer night. Or bundling up and watching the shimmering Northern Lights on a fall or winter evening. There simply is no better place to relax and enjoy Nature in all her glory than our retreat on the North Shore.
Max guests: 8
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We very much enjoyed our stay on this beautiful spot on Lake Superior.
Beautiful property inside and out, and we loved being so close to the water! Owner was very easy to communicate with. We will definitely be back!
Awesome Time at Grey Havens
Our group comes up to the North Shore every year in October to spend a long week-end. We had such a wonderful time while at Grey Havens. It accommodated all 4 couples beautifully as there are 3 bed-rooms with 3 bathrooms, and 1 very comfortable and private loft space with a trundle bed and the best access to the 'tower'! The kitchen had everything we needed and was convenient to serve the group. There was trouble with a water heater that prevented the kitchen and 2 bathrooms from having hot water through the weekend, however it was unavoidable as the caretakers responded to our call immediately, finding that a part was needed that had to be ordered. No problem for the group, we managed regardless. We loved the firepit, so close to the lake. The house is beautiful with interesting artwork throughout. The lake views were spectacular, especially from the tower room, although to note, it was difficult for a couple people in our group to ascend and descend the spiral staircases. We are hoping to come back next October - everyone agreed that they enjoyed Grey Havens immensely!
Turns out we needed a whole new water tank, but I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay anyway!
Beautiful property with beach access
This is a beautiful home, perfect for our fall leaf peeping expedition for 6 adults. It was spacious and clean with plenty of bathrooms. The instructions for check-in and getting to the property was easy to follow and it was easy to reach Judith by email. We appreciated the use of pretty much the whole house. The beach was nearby and during one of the days, the water was so strong, ocean like waves pounded the shore— it was amazing to see. From this location, we were leaf peeping as far north as Grand Portage and enjoyed the easy access to the main highway.
We would choose this rental again in the future if it were available during our leaf peeping trip.
Fall is our favorite time of the year up north. The maples are vivid red and orange while the birch are an amazing yellow! All that against the green of the pines makes for truly spectacular views! So glad you enjoyed your stay.
Lake Superior Beauty
Wonderful cabin. Such a great base camp for our North Shore adventures.. Only one hitch-wrong code for the front door. A quick call to the property manager fixed the problem. Lots of fun board games and puzzles and a wonderful library of North Shore guidebooks. The view from the eagle’s nest is spectacular!
We're amazed at the views from the eagle's nest as well -- such a magical place! Glad you enjoyed it.
Overall it was a wonderful stay! The location was perfect and the cabin was beautiful. Had trouble getting in initially with the code we were given but was able to get in touch with the maintenance person immediately who gave us a code to get in. We would definitely stay here again!
We've worked out a few glitches with the coded door lock, and everything is working smoothly again! Great to hear you had a wonderful vacation at Grey Havens.
Just minutes from Lutsen Mountains, a premier skiing, snowboarding and hiking area. An enclosed gondola takes you to the top of a mountain for an amazing view over the Lake as well as an excellent lunch restaurant. Hiking is spectacular all year round and there is an Alpine Slide for those with a taste for thrills!
Grand Marais is a lakeshore artists town just 19 minutes from Grey Havens. It has art stores, book shops, restaurants and a brewery. Perfect for rainy days or when a special event like Fisherman's Picnic is going on, it even has a Trading Post full of special North Shore goods.