Imagine sitting on the screened in porch of a quaint Lake Superior home and looked out over the gentle sloping yard that leads directly to a picturesque ledge rock beach along the Great Lake's North Shore. You can have all of this, and more, at Towering Pines.
Towering Pines is a comfortable, 2-story vacation rental home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms home in the heart of Lutsen, MN, The large screened deck is perfect for warm weather gatherings complete with comfortable porch furniture. The living/dining/kitchen are an open floor plan for easy socializing. The property leads directly to your own private section of ledge rock shoreline where you can sit back after a long day and listen to the waves lapping at the rocks. The home offers privacy and serenity while being centrally located to many North Shores offerings.
At Towering Pines you are conveniently located just up Highway 61 from downtown Lutsen and only 5 minutes to Superior National at Lutsen Golf Course and the Lutsen Mountains Ski and Recreation Area, which offers many activities in the summer months including an alpine slide and sight-seeing gondola to the summit of Moose Mountain. Take a short drive up the shore to Cascade River State park where you will find an enchanting waterfall after a short, easy hike. You are close to many dining options including the Lakeside Dining Room and Poplar River Pub at Lutsen Resort, Moguls Grille & Tap Room at Caribou Highlands, and Papa Charlie's Restaurant & Tavern at Eagle Ridge Resort. All of which features live music from popular local musicians throughout the year. Grand Marais is just a 15-minute drive up the shore where you can spend a day shopping and dining in the town's many unique shops and restaurants while enjoying a hike out to Artist's Point or just a stroll around the Harbor.
Whether your goal for your trip to the northwoods includes adventures like hiking and biking along the Superior Hiking Trail, golfing at Superior National at Lutsen, or just resting a relaxing at home, Towering Pines can be your North Shore home away from home.
Towering Pines is a seasonal cabin open May-October.
Lake Superior View
Lake Access - Easy
Campfires on Beach Permitted
Wood Stove - Firewood Provided
TV - SAT/VCR/DVD
Gas Grill (Seasonal)
Kitchen, Bath, and Bedroom Linens Provided
Full Kitchen - Dishes, Pots, Flatware Provided
Washer and Dryer
Bedroom 1 - Queen Bed - Main Level
Bedroom 2 – Full Bed - Main Level
Bedroom 3 – One Full and Two Twin Beds - Upper Level
Bathroom 1 – Tub/Shower - Main Level
Bathroom 2 – Tub w/ Handheld Shower Head – Main Level
The home was the perfect location for a hiking weekend. There were three couples that shared the home and it worked out great. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Nice big kitchen table and living room to all hang out. Fire pit by the lake was awesome!
White Bear Lake, US
Reviewed: Sep 22, 2018
Everything was wonderful. We really enjoyed the glider on the beach by the fire ring. We travel two or three times a year, so have stayed in many homes and cabins. This was by far the cleanest we have ever stayed in. It was sparkling clean, comfortable and fun.
Reviewed: Sep 17, 2018
We liked the house. It was very clean, well stocked kitchen, lots of towels and good location. Liked the beach area and ability to have a fire. Recommend a shower current in bathroom.
Reviewed: Aug 30, 2018
Very easy to work with, all questions answered in a timely manner
Towering Pines worked out great for a mini-family vacation. Everything you would want in a North Shore cabin, felt like home.
Mounds View, US
Reviewed: Aug 2, 2018
Other than by phone, no real experience
My family loves tbe cabin, especially tbe screened porch. Perfect, rigbt on the lake
Reviewed: Jul 17, 2018
My wife and I really appreciated the fully-stocked kitchen.
The beds were comfortable, the house was easy to find, and we had privacy.
Reviewed: Sep 16, 2017
All good. Very helpful and understanding.
The location was perfectly suited to accommodate our planned activities. I would only add that the view to the lake could be improved dramatically with the removal of a couple of trees. I do not see the point on paying a premium to be on the lake and not be able to see it.
Reviewed: Sep 4, 2017
I set up everything online so don't have any experience with members of the team.
Towering Pines is a lovely location, private and near Lake Superior. The house is spacious and comfortable. We love the screened in porch but would really like it if the springs on the chairs were replaced so they would be more comfortable (second year I've made this comment!) I would highly recommend the house for a family vacation!
Reviewed: Aug 29, 2017
Prompt and professional
The property is conveniently located near Lutsen and Grand Marais. We had a family of four and it was very comfortable. We spent our days hiking on the Superior Trail so the home was very cozy and welcome at the end of the day. All amenities are included even some spices and teas to share. Cool weather so we would build fires on the rock cliff overlooking the lake and listen to the lapping waves. So soothing!
St. Paul, US
Reviewed: Aug 6, 2017
We love that the cabin is right on the lake. We really, really enjoy the screened porch
Reviewed: Oct 11, 2016
We have been coming to Towering pines for I believe 7 or 8 years now. the location is excellent for the hikes we do. The amenities are great, this is the first year we had to take our garbage to a new location, but was easy to find. I liked the lock box as we did not get in until late Thursday night, this was very convenient.
Reviewed: Oct 2, 2016
The house was great! Extremely clean and well-stocked. Really great location- serene and secluded yet near everything.
Reviewed: Sep 26, 2016
Very well appointed cabin. Great kitchen, lovely dining area, comfortable living room all with a view of the lake. There is great ledge rock if you like to take a challenging walk. It also provides soothing sound if you like listening to waves hitting the shore.
Reviewed: Aug 22, 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Towering Pines. The house is lovely and we especially enjoyed the screened in porch and location on the water. Beds are comfortable. It is nicely equipped with everything one can need for a stay. A minor complaint would be that the chairs on the porch are very uncomfortable, they need new cushions. The one bathroom only has a hand held shower. It would be better to have a shower curtain to be able to stand up and shower.
Saint Paul, US
Reviewed: Aug 15, 2016
We have rented many private homes, first through Superior Properties, now with you. We looked at this home back in the 90's but it didn't fit our needs at that time. We absolutely love this residence. There was nothing wanted in the kitchen it was so well stocked. When we book this home again all we need is our clothes and food. We love to read and the lamps were perfect. We love the location close to the Clearview store. We used to rent the Norwood Shores townhouse when they were in the rental program...wish they still were!
Reviewed: Aug 9, 2016
The cabin was very comfortable. The layout was open and inviting, the amenities were excellent. Nice touches from the cleaning staff. The location was convenient to groceries, coffee shop, Lutsen Mtn and Grand Marais. I highly recommend Towering Pines. My least favorite was the shoreline. It was more cliff-like as opposed to a pebble/rocky shore. However I knew this from the posted pix.
Brooklyn Park, US
Reviewed: Aug 2, 2016
The house was very nice! It was clean, the beds were comfortable and the towels were fluffy! The kitchen had plenty of utensils along with plates, cups and bowls - even napkins and paper towels!! The furniture out on the screened in porch could use a little more padding - they were not very comfortable to sit on and we rented the property because the screened in porch sounded so great. We didn't use it as much as we wanted. The beds upstairs could be moved - it would be nice to have the larger bed by the window instead of the twins. (That could be more personal preference). The location was perfect for what we wanted. Being able to sit and enjoy the lake was wonderful! We enjoyed it very much and will recommend (& may even stay again) Towering Pines!
When checking out, it would be nice to get some kind of confirmation. As soon as I entered the code, there was nothing on the line.
St. Paul, US
Reviewed: Jul 26, 2016
we really did like the home, we like the screened in porch over looking the lake the best. Spent a lot of time out there, played cards and games, relaxed and just visited. Very enjoyable.
Would have liked more seating down by the fire ring. Can not really sit on the rocks, at least I can't. One suggestion for the kitchen. Since there was not a garbage disposal, and I do understand why, I would place one of those small strainers that are made for sinks to catch the smaller food particles that stick to plates and such.
we enjoyed the home, my daughter like this one the best of all the places we stayed and we hope to return next year.
Reviewed: Oct 22, 2013
Reviewed: Oct 8, 2013
We come back every year. The home is great, location great, and wonder view.
Reviewed: Oct 6, 2013
We've used Towering Pines multiple times and have always been satisfied as our vacation home.we wouldn't change a thing.
Reviewed: Sep 15, 2013
Pro: great location, very clean upon arrival, spacious house, two bathrooms, cozy LR, nice kitchen, great front porch, wood burning FP (with huge supply of wood)
Con: 10am checkout (11 would be nicer), neighbor using chain saw one full afternoon ***Thanks for the review - we appreciate your comments and are glad you enjoyed the home. Unfortunately since we rent privately owned homes we are unable to control what the neighbors are doing. We hope it did not inhibit your stay too much! -Cascade Vacation Rentals ***
Elaine and John
Reviewed: Sep 2, 2013
We stayed a week at Towering Pines home on the lake. It could not have been a more delightful vacation! House was great with a wonderful view and amenities.It had all we needed including two coffee pot, regular and decaf!! Perfect location to Grand Marais and no road noise. Overall, a pecfect getaway!! Would recommed it to anyone!
Reviewed: Aug 14, 2013
This property is comfortable, and so well equipped you'd think you were at home. It has a gorgeous shelf rock beach with many spots for quiet contemplation. The cabin is spacious, yet cozy and the nicest we've stayed in.