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Timberframe lodge sleeps 12! Excellent for large family gatherings!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 334 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, game room, huge kitchen, 3 Baths, Sleeps 12, FREE Wi-Fi & FIREWOOD

The Grand Retreat is sure to please the entire family with its large great room, a deck overlooking Jonvick Creek, large fire pit for evenings around the bonfire, full size pool table and a dedicated theater room featuring a 50” flat screen TV with surround sound. This home sits on a large wooded lot with no neighbors. It is only 5 minutes from Lutsen Mountain and centrally located for hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, waterfalls, and scenic drives. Free WIFI and *one rack of firewood are included.

This custom home is a large two level timber frame home with two complete family rooms – one featuring a full size pool table and game table, the other features a stone wood-burning fireplace with gorgeous views. There is a custom full kitchen with a large dining table that seats 12, five bedrooms, three full-bathrooms and a two-car garage. It has hickory floors with in-floor radiant heating, granite countertops, vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and warm cedar. It is furnished with high quality furniture – comfy rich leather couches, Sleep Number king size bed in Master Bedroom, four-poster beds with thick mattresses, double bunk beds and comfy sofas in the theater room, one that has a pull out Lazy-Boy double bed.

There is room for a maximum of 5 vehicles.

More Details

Property Manager
Greg Amundson
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About Greg Amundson

Greg and Betsy live in Scandia, Minnesota. A previous home building contractor, Greg built more than 50 custom timber frame homes on the north shore, including all of the Lutsen Lodges homes. Currently, Greg and Betsy own and operate Lutsen Lodges vacation rental homes and are also business entrepreneurs.

Greg Amundson purchased this house in 2006

Why Greg Amundson chose Minnesota

Lutsen Lodges was established to provide families and friends a high quality vacation experience in an “upper end” post and beam retreat. Our properties are located in the Sawtooth Mountains just 5 minutes from Lutsen Mountain Ski Resort and in the midst of numerous lakes, streams, hiking and snowmobile trails, waterfalls and much more. In addition, these retreats are in secluded and quiet locations for those seeking extreme relaxation or outdoor activities.

Lutsen, Minnesota is the ultimate outdoor recreation area. Whether your interests are hiking, fly-fishing, lake fishing, hunting, kayaking, mountain biking, photography or snowmobiling, the Lutsen area is unsurpassed for any outdoor activity. Close to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, wildlife abounds and you may see moose, wolves, deer, loons, black bear and much more.

What makes this house unique

Our properties feature only the best in amenities: radiant heated floors, free wi-fi, large stone fireplaces, granite countertops, flat screen satellite TV's, outdoor fire pits, comfortable furniture, pool tables/game rooms and best of all large custom kitchens. All our properties are located 5 minutes from Lutsen Mountain Ski Resort and centrally located for hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, waterfalls, and scenic drives.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Twelve women from church thoroughly enjoyed your beautiful home. We thought it was especially thoughtful of you to have a large dining room table that seats 12 and was perfect for our group. We enjoyed 2 days of hiking, lots of laughter, sunshine, game playing and wisdom swapping. We are GLOW(God Loving Outdoor Women)
Sep 2011
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Lutsen

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 334 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Access from great room and bedroom.
    Master Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , Private bathroom accessed only from the master bedroom
    Basement Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Three full bathrooms. Master bathroom includes tub/shower combo. Two bathrooms include stand-up showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main Floor Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Private room for 2.
    Basement Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , Bunk beds include a full-size and twin-size mattress.
    Basement Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , Bunk beds inlude a full size and twin size mattress.
    Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , NEW Sleep Number king size bed for the ultimate in comfort.
    Basement Bedroom 3 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Comfy queen size sofa bed in theater room.
  • Two private rooms on main floor with queen size bed in guest bedroom and a Sleep Number King in the Master Bedroom, two basement bedrooms, each with bunk beds including a double mattress on bottom and a single mattress on top and the theater room converts to a private room with a new pull-out sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Dedicated theater room with 50-inch plasma screen and surround sound' system including a Blue Ray DVD Player

Reviews

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Timberframe lodge sleeps 12! Excellent for large family gatherings!
average rating of 4.6875 based on 38 reviews
4

Great Stay, as always

  • 4 of 5

A group of guys have been meeting up for "mancation" for the last 11 years--we've now spent 3 of them at this house because it is simply a great place to stay. Foosball and Air Hockey are nice additions to this already great place.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kirk; Always a pleasure having you and your group up at our houses. Take care, Greg and Betsy Lutsen Lodges
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Urbana IL
4

Beautiful well appointed house

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful house with comfortable beds, and plenty of lounging space.

Great to have fire pit AND wood. Great

kitchem space but only 4 teaspoons (which seemed odd ) and cooktop that we never were able to use. Burners were just that; couldn't find one that would fry a pancake. Either no heat or burned in 5 seconds no matter what we tried. Bathrooms could use more towel racks and many of the lower level towels were prettt ratty.

Overall it was a wonderful place for

an extended family of 11 ranging in ages from 2-99! We like to cook and the only that might keep us from coming back is the poorly functioning cooktop. (We have stayed in many vrbo houses and have dealt with these kind of cooktops many times but this is the first time we have been defeated by one ).

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and do hope to have you back again soon. We appreciate your comments as we do our best to keep the homes updated and fully stocked. Regarding the cooktop, it will be replaced in the near future, it served us well, but it's time to update it. ;)
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5

Amazing multi family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for a nicer gathering place for our family get together. The Grand Retreat was beautifully decorated and the finishes were amazing with granite countertops to the flat screen tv's. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time up at the Grand Retreat! It was fantastic... beautiful views... you can even see a peek of Lake Superior from the deck! Tons of things in the cabin to keep you busy and the fire pit was well used... we even had to contact the care taker to bring us more wood... he had that dropped of within the next couple of hours. The direct TV was nice... we could still watch the Stanley Cup Playoffs at night!! All in all... its a very nice place to bring a big group. The owner allowed us to bring 14 people... and their was plenty of room for all of us... the couch up stairs is so comfy and their is a little river in the back yard that can entertain you for awhile, to see how far you can make it down hopping on rocks till you fall in. GREAT PLACE! the owner was very easy to work with and had everything we needed! Love that he keeps a packet with all the trails there! Hope the next people have an awesome adventure like we did!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Layne; Sounds like you had a great weekend! Glad to hear it was a good adventure. Thanks Greg and Betsy
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5

Quiet and excellent space.

  • 5 of 5

Place was awesome. Great location and near a lot of hiking trails. Place had enough space for me and my friends. Cozy, and the landscape was beautiful to wake up to every morning.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Abraham - we appreciate your review on our home. Greg and Betsy
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Minneapolis, MN
5

Great ski weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for a large group. We enjoyed the large living room and game room down stairs. The bonfire pit and wood fireplaces inside was a nice bonus. Thanks for the hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrew; Thank you for the great review. We very much appreciate your business and hope you will consider us again in the future. Regards, Greg and Betsy
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Duluth, MN Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Papa Charlies
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Superior Ridge
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 61
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Moguls
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Lutsen Mountain
Car: necessary

Wilderness Concierge - If you looking for assistance on personalized activities such as hiking, photography, moose viewing, fishing, hunting, canoeing and much more simply let us know and we can customize a guided or unguided package for you and your guests

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$107.27

If you utilize the "Book it Now" feature you will be charged a Service Fee by VRBO from 4% - 10%. You can make a reservation without this fee by contacting our office directly.

All homes have a 3 NIGHT MINIMUM stay.

Cancellation Fee 60 days or more before 12:01 AM of your first nights rental is $250.00. If cancelled within 60 days of your first days rental there is no refund unless we can re rent the home for AT LEAST the same amount of your reservation.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.