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Rick Storlie

Member since: 2006
Speaks English

Late Fall Specials Lake Superior home with million dollar lake views

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday townhome in Tofte - Loon Lodge on Lake Superior

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

**CHECK OUR AVAILABILITY CALENDAR**

Use the Instant Quote feature to calculate your rates. Please note the online quote will NOT factor in any free 4th night specials. Please call Rick for details at 61 two- two two 1- two 4 two 4. No serv*ce f*e by calling or emailing me directly and I'll give you credit for the free night.

Stay 4 for 3 Dates

October 30th - December 22nd

Weeknights only $119/nt*

Weekends only $170/nt*

You get...

...prime Lutsen location close to skiing, golf, hiking, biking...you name it!

...a garage to store your bikes, golf clubs and car

...a 2 person jacuzzi overlooking the lake

...3 levels of living spaces with 2 TV areas AND a game room

...million dollar views of Lake Superior from nearly every window

...Wi-Fi to keep you in touch

...2 decks facing the lake for your relaxation

...dedicated bath for EACH bedroom

...all the amenities of home WITHOUT breaking the bank!

Check out our interior video tour by clicking on the Video tab where you can see all our rooms and amenities.

We have Wi-Fi!

Rewards Program! Stay 5 nights and earn 1 FREE night towards a future stay!

LAKE SUPERIOR

Looking to get away from it all while in Minnesota? You will feel like you are on the ocean while relaxing at Aspenwood in Lutsen MN. Immediately upon entering, you will notice that every room has an unobstructed view of Lake Superior, making you feel as if you are part of the lake.

Late afternoon and evenings are magical at the lake. Build a fire on the rocks and count stars while the moon dances across the water and later fall asleep at night to the sound of waves lapping on the shoreline. Early risers can watch the sun rise right out of the water while drinking coffee on one of the lakeside decks or sleep in until the warm sun greets your face.

THE HOME

The interior of Aspenwood leaves nothing to the imagination as to where you are; on the north shore of Lake Superior. 2,500+ square feet of living space are adorned with hand-made log furniture and other creature comforts only a newer home can bring. Gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, two gas fireplaces, upper and lower TV areas with satellite TV/DVD/VCR (and movie library) as well as a game area allow large groups to each have their own space or couples have plenty of room to roam.

SLEEPING

All 4 bedrooms have a dedicated bath and the owner's suite has a two person 'Jacuzzi' whirlpool that overlooks the lake for romantic evenings or soothing sore muscles after an invigorating day of skiing, biking or hiking.

THINGS TO DO

**We have direct access to the Gitchi Gami Bike Trail. You can bike to the Temperence River state park and hike the waterfalls without getting in your car!**

The north shore offers something for each season. Skiers are welcomed home with in-floor heat on each level providing your feet and body with the most luxurious heating system available. Groomed cross country ski trails are less than one mile away and Lutsen Mountains are 6 miles away for easy access. Our insulated, attached garage is a convenient place to store all your ski equipment and car.

Stay cool during hot summer days with Lake Superior's natural air conditioning or travel a few miles inland and enjoy area lakes for fishing or boating. Superior National Golf Course is only 3 miles away and offers 27 of the most visually stunning (and quite challenging!)holes in the Midwest.

Enjoy 5 restaurants within 10 minutes of our north shore rental home such as Lutsen Resort and Blue Fin in Tofte MN.

Grand Marais MN is a 20 minute drive down the shore and has many unique shops to satisfy even the biggest shoppers. Take a pick of some fabulous cuisine while in town and enjoy the views of the harbor.

Don't forget about spring blossoms, hikes along streams bloated by spring rains and unmatched fall colors in the Boreal forest. April and November are great quiet times to curl up and read a book by the fire and listen to the waves on the shore when you just need some time to yourself.

Take advantage of everything the area has to offer or stay in and do nothing at all. Either way, Aspenwood has what you are looking for!

Keywords: Lutsen home, North Shore, Private Rental house, on Lake superior, Tofte, 4 bedrooms, Close to Lutsen mountains, skiing, hiking, Grand Marais

*Rates are for 2 people. Add $20/person/night for groups of 3 - 8. $25 booking fee applies along with tax of 11.875%. Bring your dog for $60 + tax!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Rick Storlie (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks English

About Rick Storlie

Hello! My name is Rick Storlie. I have a 8 year old son Mason and 10 year old daughter Breanna. I live in Savage, MN and originally from Northfield. My brother Chip is a part owner with me. Both of us are alumni of St. Cloud State University.

Rick Storlie purchased this townhome in 2006

Why Rick Storlie chose Minnesota

My family has been vacationing on the north shore since 1975. My father owned a Lutsen Sea Villa (which is coincidentally less than a mile from our cabin now) until 1995. I learned to ski, deer/grouse hunt and skip rocks on the north shore. Chip has hiked many miles of the Superior Hiking trail and loves to kayak along the shore of Lake Superior on calm days. We've swam in the lake (be careful it's cold), water skied (on a dare), fished and enjoyed bathtub like water (once) along with 20+ foot waves. One of the neatest things to do is sleep with the windows open and hear the waves crashing on the rocks below.

The combination of Lake Superior and the Superior National forest has an indescribable calming effect on your soul. All I can say is- a trip to the north shore is guaranteed to recharge your batteries!

What makes this townhome unique

No matter what the season there are things to do on the North Shore.

SUMMER

Try the Alpine slide located at Lutsen Mountains. The Gitchi Gami bike trail now has been extended so you can access it in front of our home. You can hop on and bike the north shore for miles.

Find Lake Superior fishing charters in Tofte and Grand Marais along with inland fishing lakes too.

The Superior Hiking Trail is only a couple of miles from our home. I recommend the Oberg and LeVeaux loop- fantastic overlooks! Golfers will love Superior National and its 27 holes. Yes it's challenging but the views of Lake Superior and Moose Mountain will help you forget how many balls you've lost!

Like to shop? Quaint shops are located right on the harbor in Grand Marais. Only 20 minutes away.

WINTER

Lutsen Mountains has the best downhill skiing in the Midwest. There are hundreds of miles of cross country, snow shoe and snowmobile trails accessible within 5 minutes. The clubhouse at Superior National turns into a winter recreation activity center. You can go on horse drawn sleigh rides and take dog mushing tours- just stop by.

SPRING

Spring time hikes along raging streams in the spring will give you countless photo opportunities. Perhaps the best spring activity is hanging our at our home with a good book. Cook some great food and take advantage of quiet time on the North Shore. Rates are lower too!

FALL

The fall colors in the Maple forests are second to none. Fall is still my favorite time to visit the north shore. I think the two things we may love the most are fires on the lake shore and coffee on the deck overlooking the lake. If you're an early riser you can see the sun come right out of the water!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Rick- We had a GREAT time at your place! It was such a nice surprise walking into the door of such a cozy cabin! The location was great, your directions were very easy to understand and we lucked out with some good weather. All in all, couldn’t have asked for more except how do I make a reservation for next year?!?
Feb 2010
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(136 traveller reviews)
Late Fall Specials Lake Superior home with million dollar lake views
average rating of 4.9558825 based on 138 reviews
Minneapolis
5

Repeat Stay at Ruck Storlie's Aspenwood Townhouse

  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful stay at Aspenwood, and especially at Rick Storlie's unit. Rick keeps his townhouse in great condition, and keeps all the necessary utensils, pots and pans, and furnishings.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Very clean. Lots of room for our family. The location and view of the lake were great.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elkridge, Maryland
5

Beautiful Property & Setting

  • 5 of 5

This property is a beautiful home with everything you need. The view of Lake Superior is absolutely breathtaking. It is a townhouse, but it felt like an individual property. We did not see or hear anyone else during our stay. Would not hesitate to stay here again and again and recommend it to friends. Love, love, love it!

Renee

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular home on the Northshore!

  • 5 of 5

We love staying in this area near Tofte, and this is by far our favorite of all of them! The house is clean and spacious. The views of the lake are spectacular! You can hear the waves rolling in while relaxing on one of the decks. We had four adults and three children and had plenty of room. We love exploring the Northshore and this location allows you to get to everything. Split Rick lighthouse, Gooseberry Falls, the Temperance River, Lutsen, and Grand Marais. It was also nice to just spend time on the private beach enjoying Lake Superior. Our trip was highlighted be an amazing double rainbow over Superior while we were skipping rocks and watching Canadian Geese swimming. Other features we appreciated were the giant tub in the master, the laundry room, and a garage attached to the home. The host was available if needed, but everything was perfect and prepared for us to enjoy our trip. We highly recommend this location! Unless you're camping in the woods this is the perfect place to enjoy the Northshore! You will be very happy!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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5

Awesome - can't wait to go back!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this place and can't wait to go back!!!

The listing description was accurate regarding layout, location, amenities, etc., the property was very clean and well maintained, and the owner provided excellent customer service!

We would definitely recommend this place to our family and friends. We spent most of our time hiking, and then relaxed in the cozy living room by the fire or on the deck. We enjoyed a place nearby for breakfast - I think it was called the Coho Bakery, or something like that. It's an excellent breakfast place. Most of our other meals came from Grand Marais - Sven & Oles, the Best Donuts and the Sister's restaurant.

Everything was perfect and we'll definitely come back and stay here longer next time!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minnesota
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to find this lovely townhome in perfect working order and very clean. The bed was very comfortable and the view from the bedroom and family rooms was breathtaking. We loved everything about this home and we plan to stay again in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Location

Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Blufin Bay
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Superior National
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Blufin Bay/Lutsen Resort
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Lutsen Mountains
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Staircase accessible from parking lot
Nearest Point of Interest
Access to the Superior Hiking Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Superior National Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Lutsen Mountains
Car: necessary

Cross country ski, Snowmobile and hiking trails (including the Superior Hiking trail) are accessible across Hwy 61 off the Onion River Road. The Alpine slide and Gondola Rides are very close and open in the spring, summer and fall.

The Gitchie Gami bike trail is accessible right from our driveway and connects to the Temperance River State Park, Tofte, Superior National Golf Course, Lutsen Resort and Ski Hill Road in Lutsen.

Grand Marais is 20 minutes down Hwy 61 for shopping, recreation and lots of dining options!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Tofte, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Fall Value
23 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£221
for 2 nights
From
£101
From
£144
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year Holiday
23 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£592
for 3 nights
From
£191
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Ski
2 Jan 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£299
for 2 nights
From
£140
From
£178
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Value
2 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£322
for 3 nights
From
£101
From
£144
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Early summer
26 May 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£452
for 3 nights
From
£144
From
£169
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
16 Jun 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£542
for 3 nights
From
£174
From
£191
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
4 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£452
for 3 nights
From
£144
From
£169
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Colors
15 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£542
for 3 nights
From
£174
From
£191
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£221
for 2 nights
From
£101
From
£144
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £46 + Tax
Booking fee £19
Book direct and Save £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £152
Tax Rate 11.88%

Base rates are for 2 people. Add $20/person/night for all adults and children 2 years or older. Under 2 years are free.
Winter Ski, Spring Value and Fall Value 4th night free
3 night weekday minimum Spring/Fall Value Seasons
3 night minimum Spring Value, Early Summer, Summer, Fall, Late Fall, Christmas/New Year Holiday

Please Note: I keep my rates lower for groups of 5 or less by opening/closing bedrooms & baths. You'll always have access to all the living areas.

-If you group is:
-3 or less you'll have 2 bedrooms/baths open (owner's suite upstairs and main floor).
-4-5 you'll have 3 bedrooms/baths open (owner's suite, main floor and chose between the upper level bed/bath or
lower level bed/bath.
-Groups of 6 - 8 automatically have all 4 bedrooms/baths open.

If you'd like to open up an extra bed/bath that is not automatically included with your group size, you can pay a one-time cleaning fee of $30 + tax for each bed/bath combination. This is a one-time fee not a nightly fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Tofte, USA

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Owner's bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , 2 person jetted tub overlooking lake. 3X5 shower. 2 sinks
    Upper level lighthouse bedroom bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Located inside the upper level lighthouse bedroom
    Main floor bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Serves main floor living areas and bedroom
    Lower level bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Serves lower level living areas and bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Owner's Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Walk in closet with 2 person Jacuzzi tube overlooking lake
    Lighthouse bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Full bath located inside bedroom
    Lower level lakeside - 1 Large Double Bed , Only bedroom on lower level
    Main floor bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This is a king daybed (twin bed that converts to a king)
  • King size beds (2) Master bedroom and main floor bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Lower level, Twin or Single Beds (2) Upper level bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
In floor heating on the lower and main floor (your feet will thank you). Walkout lower level with a game area. Log furniture throughout. 9' ceilings in the lower level and 10' ceiling on the main floor.

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