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Incredible Hand-Hewn Square Log Cabin on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Enjoy the beauty of this 4 bedroom, 3 bath historic & charming cabin. Sleeps 8.

You and your friends and family will adore this classic hand-hewn, square-log cabin. The 4 bedroom and 3 bathroom cabin was built in the old Finnish tradition on a very private stretch of Lake Superior shore,ine. The long, winding driveway leads to 5 acres of land that you can roam. Search for and find the abundant wildflowers in the woods or relax on the shelf-rock shoreline. The screen porch makes for the perfect morning coffee atmosphere, too. This home truly holds the character of what one envisions a historic Lake Superior cabin to be. Many family memories have been created here! The owners, who live out of the country and can't visit very often, encourage renters to enjoy their beloved Finn House. Pets are allowed with prior approval.

Property Manager
Linda Garrity
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Tofte in Lutsen Township

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom is part of the lakeside queen bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom is part of the 2 twin-size beds bdrm-not lakeside
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , 2 westerly bedrooms (full & 2 twins) share this bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Lakeside
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Has a 3/4 bath attached
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Lakeside
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Lakeside w 3/4 bath attached
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
This wonderful get-away is located just a few minutes away from the Lutsen Ski Hills & Resort, Superior National Golf Course and it sits right between the towns of Lutsen and Tofte. You're just a short drive away from restaurants/bars, shopping, groceries and only 30 minutes away from "America's Coolest Small Town", Grand Marais. If you want to hit the Superior Hiking Trail then you're in luck. Several trail heads are just outside the door, so to speak, along with the Gitchi-Gami bike trail!


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(33 traveller reviews)

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Incredible Hand-Hewn Square Log Cabin on the North Shore of Lake Superior.
average rating of 4.5757575 based on 33 reviews

Finn House!

  • 4 of 5

Setting on the rocks was absolutely gorgeous. Cottage accommodated us well with spaces and bathrooms.

Furnishings are older but very comfortable. Sitting areas in living room with big windows to the lake were super nice. We loved that.

There have been mice visiting and evidence in kitchen drawers. More paper towels would be great. The toilet in the first bath is very slow to fill, but we dealt with it and shared other bathrooms. Otherwise, the property is well managed and a truly delightful setting.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was like coming home (full disclosure, I own the cabin). Everything was in perfect shape and beautifully maintained, Linda and Christine are doing a wonderful job between them.

David Schurmann

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous view and fireplace

  • 5 of 5

The cabin has great space, loved the great room and fireplace.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family with incredible views!

  • 4 of 5

We had 3 couples, 2 kids and a dog and had plenty of room for everyone. The furnishings are a little shabby chic, but comfortable & the view makes up for it. We were staying during what will probably be the coldest time of the year & loved the fireplace! The bathroom off the large bedroom was quite cold but we managed. We've stayed on the north shore many times and never had a view like Finn House has! You are maybe 40 yds. from the water. Sunrises, sunsets and a full moon were spectacular. All of us spent a lot of time just looking out the front windows. The kitchen was a little difficult to work in with more than 2 people in there. If we have one complaint, it's the foot high by 3 ft. length cement block coming out of the chimney where a wood stove used to sit in the kitchen. It is the same color as the floor and if you're in a hurry you could definitely trip. A couple people almost did and another one had quite a fall, ending with a black eye and a fair amount of other bruising. No alcohol was involved as it was 11:30 a.m. I strongly encourage the owners to paint a bright yellow stripe around it as people do with dangerous steps or just remove the hazard. In spite of the injury, the entire family wants to come back to Finn House and will definitely book another stay. Hope to see the hazard taken care of then.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Although we are happy that you found the Finn House to be charming in so many ways we are absolutely concerned about the fall/injury!! That is awful and we hope that whomever it was that fell is okay. Never before, in all these years, have we received a comment or feedback about that and we appreciate you telling us about it. Thank you for staying and for your input. It's appreciated.
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Beautiful, Rustic cabin

  • 5 of 5

We Stayed over Christmas. It was incredibly cold, but the house stayed warm. We had plenty of wood for the fireplace. The beds were very comfortable. Greta location, right across from cross country ski trail and close to towns of Tofte and Lutsen. Amazing views from the 2 large picture windows lakeside.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please come back and stay again. It really is a special place on Lake Superior and we're so happy that you enjoyed yourselves.
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Wonderful getaway, would definitely stay again. A few notes to make this property even better.

  • 4 of 5


* extremely private location

* plenty of room for family and friends

* rustic but with fairly modern appliances

* amazing amounts of private lake shore for exploring

*Convenient location between Tofte and Lutsen

* wi-Fi was great as cell signals here were spotty at best


*comfortable beds

Cons: (we stayed in October 2017 so hopefully some of this is resolved)

*Living room furniture is in need of replacement as the upholstery has holes from what I assume are burns and smells from years of use

* I was there with my parents who are in their 70s and had specifically asked if the Lakeshore would be safe for them to get to. While you don’t actually need to get out on the rocks to enjoy the beautiful view, getting to the rocks does require a little climbing.

*The showerhead in the largest bathroom is mounted so low that at 5 foot 7 I had to crouch to be able to wet my hair

*Just a note that young children will need to be supervised closely at all times on the side of the cabin facing the water. There is a very steep drop off that would be easy for a child to stumble over. That said there is plenty of room on the backside of the cabin for kids to run and explore.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your pros/cons list and will take every step to accommodate all those who come to stay at The Finn House. Piece by piece we try to improve the experience for guests as best we can and are able to. Thank you for staying!
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Tofte, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 May 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
26 Oct 2018 - 22 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Early Winter
23 Nov 2018 - 17 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38.13 + Tax
Cleaning Fee £102.96 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £190.67

There is a 30 day cancellation policy in effect. If you cancel your booked reservation 30 days or more prior to your scheduled arrival you will receive your entire deposit back. Thank you!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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