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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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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 4.970588 based on 38 reviews
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

The stay was absolutely great! Kathy was easy to communicate with, helpful, and actually even helped us get back an electric toothbrush & toiletries that we left there! Would recommend to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: 27/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This beautiful historic lodge sits feet from the shores of Lake Superior. We had a wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Cedar Cliff hosted our married couples winter retreat and it was a perfect venue, brimming with old world charm, yet entirely functional. Everything was wonderful, from the six uniquely decorated bedrooms to the dining room view of a lake superior sunrise! From the rustic stone fireplace to the close proximity to outdoor fun (Lutsen skiing and miles of hiking trails/state parks are minutes away). Two thumbs way up. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 22/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Frozen Beauty

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous location to enjoy below zero temps. Spacious home.

  • Review Submitted: 18/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great New Years Stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home, clean, warm, tastefully decorated, beautiful artwork, gourmet kitchen with 6-burner stove and lots of dishes and pans. Our three families enjoyed playing games on the large table and also dinette booth. Great room with fireplace had seating for all of us. Stunning view of Lake Superior; waves splashed onto frost-covered shoreline trees -- beautiful, we took many photos. Timely responses from owner for our questions before our visit. Good instructions in binder when we arrived. Skiing at Lutsen five minutes away. We will return, and heartily recommend for a visit in any season.

  • Review Submitted: 05/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious historic charm on sunrise bedrock shoreline

  • 5 of 5

All the right historic treasures have been preserved in this charming and comfortable home. Old window latches, aged bronze light switch covers and enameled cast iron sinks were fascinating. The house was flanked with 2 spacious screen porches...one for sunrise and one for sunset. The shoreline drew you to it...plenty of flat bedrock to play on, a trickling stream cascaded down to a pebble beach, and a large fire pit area.

  • Review Submitted: 03/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Craftsman Lake Superior Hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

Cedar Cliff Retreat is a rare treasure. It is a breathtakingly beautiful Craftsman lodge with stunning features like the stone fireplace, vaulted Great Room and dining table for 18! The layout provides privacy if desired while allowing comfortable interaction without ever feeling crowded.

Two screened in porches provide a relaxing option for enjoying fresh air and the hypnotic sounds of waves lapping on the rocks below without fighting off flies or mosquito's. One porch has comfy chairs and a chase lounge which was great for reading, the other a lovely vintage iron/glass topped table and chairs for breakfast or any type of "talk around the table" gathering. Three spacious bathrooms and ample hot water allow for no bathroom back-ups or queuing in the mornings.

The kitchen was a dream come true! A professional grade gas stove with 6 cast iron burners, and ample cast iron pans to cook up a storm. We roasted a Turducken in the oven, and it came out perfect. A cozy breakfast nook, which could seat 6 comfortably, provided options for gathering with coffee, tea or plotting the day's adventure!

Down on the lake, a fire pit and benches gave yet another option for gathering and enjoying the spectacular views of Lake Superior close up. Evening hot dog and s'more roast was spectacular as the light faded, and shades of pink, purple and tangerine filled the lake sky.

Our stay was to celebrate a "late in life" marriage and honeymoon with extended family - from New Zealand - and friends. Cedar Cliff was the perfect place and we hope to repeat this experience again.

  • Review Submitted: 31/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! You honored us by choosing Cedar Cliff for your special occasion .
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Owner

Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 February, 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!
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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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Additional information about rental rates

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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