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Cedar Cliff Retreat - Stunning 1920's Craftsman on Lake Superior Shore

Sleeps21
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-21)

Cedar Cliff is located on a dead-end road that runs along the Lake Superior shore. From the moment you walk through the doors of this incredible home, you will feel transformed.

The magnificent great room with a massive Carlton Peak fireplace has an antique dining room table that seats 12 and a drop-leaf English table that can seat 6 more. Two large screened-in porches flank this room and the windows that run its length have window seats for bird watching and reading or lake gazing. French doors in the middle open to the stairway that leads down to the water. The north shore is known for its craggy rocks and vistas and our shoreline offers a private experience of this magnificent place.

A fully-equipped kitchen has a six-burner, professional restaurant stove and connects to a charming breakfast nook and pantry. The six bedrooms are comfortably furnished with antiques, fine linens and local artwork. The bedrooms are set to the back of the house affording privacy and separation from group activities in the great room.

Cedar Cliff is a unique environment for your north shore vacation, combining old fashioned relaxation with modern amenities and many local attractions.

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More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About The Owner

My name is Kathy and I have a boutique in Minneapols where we live. Doug is a musician and a software engineer. We have 5 children and 3 grandchildren . We enjoy being involved in the care and maintenence of Cedar Cliff and watching it bring such pleasure to its visitors.

The Owner purchased this house in 2002

Why The Owner chose Lutsen

Doug and I love the North Shore and wanted to share the magic with others and this was the perfect way to do it! We love the community and wanted to help support the local economy and bring more awareness of this incredible wilderness in our own back yard. We chose this large historic Craftsman because we love the quality and simplicity of the architecture and the ability to house large groups comfortably and most of all because we love the Lake! Being on a dead end road is a big plus and the location makes it easy to get to outdoor activies , shops and restaurants.

What makes this house unique

Cedar Cliff offers a truly unique North Shore experience. You have an entire house that was on the historic homes tour with an amazing Carlton Peak fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen, organic coffee, tea and cocoa, wonderful bedding and quilts plus lots of character and lots of privacy.

We have hosted family reunions, yoga retreats, weddings, birthday celebrations, craft weekends, girlfriends weekends and workshops to name a few.

The Great Room is perfect for the group activities and the bedrooms are set to the back of the house for more peaceful quiet time. The two large screened porches give even more great relaxing lake time opportunities and you can even sleep out there on an air bed if you want!

We are a Green facility and use recycled and environmentally friendly products and high quality natural fibers in our linens, towels and rugs.

The biggest plus, of course, is the Lake. The feeling you get looking out over that vast expanse of water just has to be experienced.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our book club had a grand time - great wine, chocolate, massages and book discussion of Ivan Doig's The Whistling Season. Lots of wind and waves along with shopping in Grand Marais made it a true "Superior Weekend".



The decor and ambiance of Cedar Cliff made our stay exquisite!
Sep 2007
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Lutsen

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (0), Double Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (4), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • video player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
Notes:
Two large screened porches, high-quality linens, down comforters and quilts, organic coffee and teas included, green cleaned.

Reviews

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Cedar Cliff Retreat - Stunning 1920's Craftsman on Lake Superior Shore
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 46 reviews
5

Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Such a great place for a large group Owners are very gracious and accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: 21/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical wedding!

  • 5 of 5

Lake Superior has always been a special place for our daughter and her (new!) husband, so they wanted to find a spot on the lake for their wedding. After finding this home on VRBO, they knew this would be the place! Our families gathered there 2 days before the wedding and created the most beautiful spot that we will never forget. Oh my. What a beautiful wedding. It was absolutely magical and we couldn't have asked for a lovelier setting. The winds were calm and the ceremony site we chose by the lake was perfect.

The house was great for accommodating 18 family members and will never be forgotten by our family as the perfect wedding site. . We consider it a privilege to have held our daughter's wedding in such a perfect setting. We had 65 people at the wedding and the house was great for all aspects-- cocktail/appetizers set up on one of the screened porches, dinner buffet set up on the other screened porch and the great hall was perfect for dancing. We had the dinner tables set up in the driveway with twinkle lights strung from the trees. Amazing. If you are looking for a unique venue with some of the most beautiful scenery to be found anywhere, this is the place!

  • Review Submitted: 19/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place! The highlight is the great room - it feels like a medieval great hall. The giant table is wonderful for big families!

My only suggestion is to get more comfortable furniture on the porches.

  • Review Submitted: 17/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful place for a celebration

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Cedar Cliff was an especially special one as it's where we celebrated our wedding with our closest friends and family. We so appreciate Kathy's communication and willingness to help make our big day so wonderful. She was generous and trusting with such a magical place. It is a time we will forever remember. Our entire immediate families stayed with us in the house. We would recommend this place to anyone for any occasion. Thank you, Kathy!

  • Review Submitted: 29/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place for our class trip!

  • 5 of 5

We came with a group of 13 6th graders and 3 chaperones and the space was wonderful! The favorite part of their whole trip was the time spent at the house, exploring a little of the shoreline, a campfire and games and time spent together in the evening. There was room for everyone to sleep and the dining table fit all of them! It was a memorable trip for all of us!

  • Review Submitted: 15/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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The Essence of the Bold North

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I have enjoyed Cedar Cliff each winter for 12 years. It is our return to the beauty of the Bold North. You may ask why do we do it -there are so many reasons. This lovely, designed home has numerous windows on all sides to welcome you in the morning and say good bye in the evening. The front windows look out to Lake Superior. Warm benches beneath these windows allow guests to relax and take in the swells of the waves hitting the rocks below or watch the lake sleeping calmly in patches of ice. The stone wall in the living room has a wonderful fireplace that warms the whole place. There is so much peace in watching both a fire and the waves of the lake. This home also has a gourmet kitchen equipped with many supplies and the shower is powerful and refreshing.The location is ideal: close to Lutsen for downhill skiing and crosscountry skiing at Cascade. We like to venture up to Grand Marais - less than a half an hour away for some sight seeing, shopping and a new micro brewery. Some read books next to the lake on the benches, others work puzzles, play cards or games.The main level is so large and open, that there are many areas for people to gather.There is such a variety of activities at Cedar Cliff: there is truly something for everyone. If you are looking for a fun place to gather friends or family for wonderful memories, this is the place in the beautiful Bold North!

  • Review Submitted: 15/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lutsen International
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lutsen Lodge
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Lutsen
Car: necessary

# 32 CR 34 Lutsen

CR 34 is 1/2 mile past Milepost 88 on highway 61

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Rates & Availability

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Rental Policies
Reservations changed more then 30 days in advance may have their deposit applied to another date within one year. If the property is rented out for the original dates and you have not transferred the deposit , it will be refunded. If the property is not rented - transferring the deposit is the only option. No refunds due to weather.
Check –in is any time after 4PM Check out is 10 AM. Arrangements may be made in advance for early or late times.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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