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Lupine Lodge On Lake Superior: Lakeshore, Waterfalls & Split Rock Lighthouse

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Two Harbors - Lupine Lodge On Lake Superior

4 Bedroom Home On Lake Superior, 9 Mi. To 3 Parks, Waterfalls, Split Rock Light

Every room looks out over the lawn past the birch and pines onto the world's largest freshwater lake. Relax with your coffee on the seawall as waves crash against the boulder-strewn shore. Listen to the call of loons or relax on the log swing as you watch the sun rise. The North Shore of Lake Superior will thrill you with its wilderness beauty. For the outdoor adventurer, the 3 state parks located within 9 miles of the house will amaze you with an historic cliff-top lighthouse at Split Rock, towering waterfalls at Gooseberry and Tettegouche, rock climbing on Shovel Point and Palisade Head, kayaking at all the parks, bicycling on the Gitchi-Gammi Trail (top of our driveway) and shopping and dining within 10 minutes at Castle Danger, Beaver Bay and Silver Bay. You'll also be within an hour of Grand Marais, where you'll find dozens of restaurants and shops as well as access to the Gunflint Trail, and you'll be a half hour from Two Harbors with its giant ore docks, lighthouse, shopping and dining. For downhill skiers, you'll be 40 minutes from Lutsen Mountains ski resort and 1 hour from Spirit Mountain. Want to play a round of golf? You're 40 miles from Superior National Golf Course. You can even charter a Lake Superior fishing expedition out of Silver Bay Marina (5 miles away), rent snowmobiles from Beaver Bay Sports, or rent a boat for small lake fishing on Lax Lake nearby. Bikes, canoes and kayaks are available from local outfitters as well.

This four-bedroom home features a spacious living and dining room area with beautiful Lake Superior views, a gas fireplace, 2 queen-sized beds, 2 doubles beds and a crib. The comfortably appointed kitchen offers the chef in you two ovens, a center island with new countertop, sink and dishwasher and a breakfast nook with a bay window. Downstairs, you'll find the master bedroom with and a full bathroom with new tile, tub and shower surround. Upstairs, there are three comfortable bedrooms with a half bathroom.

Two decks, one with a screen house in the summer months, offer outdoor dining, a propane grill and a wildflower garden. Enjoy the lake from the log swing in the yard or from the seawall on the dramatic shoreline.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible

Rick & Kris Cawood
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2016
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Why Rick & Kris Cawood chose Minnesota

With a long family tradition of vacationing on the north shore, we were camping at Temperance State Park in the summer of 2000. We spent a rainy day exploring homes for sale. As soon as we drove down the driveway and saw four foot waves crashing on the shore during the storm, we knew this was a special place. One of the few family homes on the north shore with a comfortable sized lawn as well a s a rugged, natural lakeshore, Lupine Lodge was neither too big nor too small. From the seawall, to the outdoor decks to the lake views from every room, we never had to think about what we wanted 'to do.' Just being there together has always been a perfect getaway as a couple, as a family or with a group of friends.

What makes this house unique

With three spectacular state parks less than ten minutes away, access to excellent dining nearby, the peace of the lake, the beauty of the north woods and the rich history of the north shore, there's a terrific balance for those seeking the thrill of outdoor adventures, the relaxation of watching the waves crash on the shore or the peace of an evening with a home-cooked meal by the fire.


based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

Lupine Lodge On Lake Superior: Lakeshore, Waterfalls & Split Rock Lighthouse
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews

Great vacation spot for a larger group

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Lupine Lodge for a week and really enjoyed our stay. The home has plenty of dishes and everything else you might need. There were three couples and a single woman in our party and we never felt crowded. The property is wonderful and the view of the lake is fabulous. My only complaint is that the grill wasn't working well and the beds were kind of small for couples. Otherwise it was pretty much heaven. Also, the owner is very nice and responds quickly to questions. We would definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation location

  • 5 of 5

My parents (in their late 60s/early 70s), my family (with two young children) and my brother stayed here for two wonderful nights. The location is prime. We were easily able to hit several state parks for beautiful hikes and enjoy the local community. The kitchen is perfect for a gathering. There's also a great outdoor area which we didn't get to enjoy only because there was still snow out there, but we could see it being a great spot for a summer meal. The house is roomy and clean. The rooms are quiet and views from upstairs are delightful. The hosts are great, with warm correspondence and follow up. I hate to recommend the home, but only because I'd like to keep it a secret. You can't go wrong with this rental.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lupine Lodge has a beautiful setting, was very clean and plenty comfortable for nine people. However, you can read the accolades from many other happy guests of Rick and Kris but I will diverge and attempt to describe where they triumphed:

The house had a mechanical issue on a Saturday morning. Rick and Kris immediately addressed the issue by calling the repair man. However, it came back and we unfortunately had to cut our weekend short. We talked with Rick and Kris the next morning and they were on their way up to make sure that Lupine Lodge was going to be back in running order as soon as possible. Sometimes things happen; I could tell this wasn't an issue of neglect just bad luck. Rick and Kris did do as much as could be expected and made sure we were taken care of.

Rick and Kris are excellent hosts' and I would highly recommend staying at Lupine Lodge. We will stay again on our next trip to the North Shore.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A peaceful treasure

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful family getaway to the North Shore. We stayed at the Lupine Lodge. We were very pleased with our stay and are planning a return trip. Owners Rick and Kris are true professionals and were great to work with. I highly recommend staying at Lupine Lodge!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a group stay.very comfortable

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay during an unusually warm early March weekend. Cabin is very close to the lake so hearing the waves crashing all night is priceless. Cabin was very clean and fully stocked with just about everything you would need including a high chair and crib for those of you like us with infants. Only complaint are the stairs coming down from the driveway to the front door. Very slippery as when we were there they had ice with water on them. Pretty scary carrying small children at the same time. I'd recommend the owner put in a hand rail at the least. You can also walk down the hill farther to avoid the stairs but that was just as icy. Location can't be more perfect. Everything you would want to do on the north shore is right next door. Overall the stay was perfect and we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gooseberry Falls State Park
Tettegouche State Park
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Duluth International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Green Door
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Silver Bay Municipal; Superior National (40 mi. N)
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Pizza Train, Two Harbors to Duluth
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Scenic Highway 61
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Crossings; Cove Point Lodge, The Lemon Wolf
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Lutsen Mtn. (40 mi. N), Spirit Mtn. (60 mi. S)
Nearest Beach
2.3 Miles
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park OR Beaver Bay
Car: necessary

Five spectacular state parks featuring waterfalls cascading down into the world's largest freshwater lake, two downhill ski areas and hundreds of miles of trails offer hiking, biking, kayaking, photography, bird watching, rock climbing, cross-country skiing and snow shoeing. Try downhill skiing at Lutsen Mountains or Spirit Mountain, play golf at Superior National or at the Silver Bay municipal course or embark on a cruise or fishing trip from the Silver Bay Marina. Nearby Beaver Bay, Silver Bay, Tofte, Lutsen, Grand Marais and Two Harbors offer a variety of dining and shopping experiences. Local outfitters provide rentals of snow mobiles, kayaks, canoes and bicycles.

Split Rock Lighthouse, only 2.3 miles south, offers spectacular views, summer and fall tours of the light station and year-round access to trails for hiking, biking and seasonal snow shoeing and cross-country skiing.

Gooseberry Falls State Park (9 miles south) features four sets of spectacular falls, a beach and miles of trails for hiking, biking and seasonal snow shoeing and cross-country skiing.

Tettegouche State Park (9 miles north) gives you the greatest variety of activities with fixed anchors for technical rock climbing at Palisade Head and Shovel Point, a beach, the dramatic falls of the Baptism River, sea caves, a recently collapsed arch and miles of trails for hiking, biking and seasonal snow shoeing and cross-country skiing.

Temperance River and Cascade River State Parks both offer miles of cascading waterfalls with trails paralleling both sides of the rivers. Both offer access to the Superior Hiking Trail.


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Prices for this holiday house in Two Harbors, Minnesota

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14 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
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5 May 2017 - 23 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
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Tax Rate 6.88%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Two Harbors, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Newly tiled with new tub and shower surround, antique vanity
    Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , sink
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom, downstairs - 1 Large Double Bed , Lake view, just off the garden, large mirror & vanity
    North Woods Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Lake view, log bed, window A/C
    Lighthouse Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Lake view, great crib (with sheets)
    Sunflower Room - 1 Double Bed , Lake view, hand-stenciled sunflower border, window A/C
  • Lake views from every room in the house except the bathrooms! Comfortable mattresses and linens assure a good night's sleep!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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