Daydreaming is definitely allowed! Kick back on the wraparound deck and enjoy the cool lake breezes at Brave Cove, a charming Lake Superior home, located near the town of Lutsen, MN. You can sit back on the deck or take a casual stroll down to the cobblestone and ledge rock beach. Relax with a good book or just sit and enjoy the sound of the waves lapping against the shoreline. This home is a great place to go and "unplug" with no television or Wi-Fi distractions. Just you, the big lake, and the great north woods.
Brave Cove is a two bedroom, one bathroom, one level cottage on popular Cascade Beach Road. The site is protected from highway noise and is perched over a lake stone shoreline, leaving you with nothing but the sound of the waves and a peaceful retreat with your friends and family.
You may be tempted to never leave during your stay, but should you be on the hunt for a great outdoor adventure you've come to the right place! The Lutsen area offers everything from miles of hiking and biking trails to the Lutsen Mountain Ski Recreation Area. You can also enjoy the Mountain during the summer with the alpine slide and scenic gondola ride up the Moose Mountain Summit. There you can enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Superior. Cascade State Park is just a couple of miles away and features a gorgeous waterfall after a short, easy hike. Take a day trip up to Grand Marais, about 15 miles away, and enjoy the many locally owned, unique shops and restaurants that attract thousands of visitors each year.
Whether your reason for visiting the North Shore of Lake Superior is to rest and relax or to find an adventure, Brave Cove is a great home base.
Pets are welcome with prior approval and an additional fee. 2 pet maximum.
Only contact was online all that went smoothly. A young man came one afternoon to trim back some of the yard overgrowth. He was very nice.
Loved the view of the lake and the easy access. This is our eighth time renting through CVR and this cabin's lake access was the best in that it was easy to reach the lake complete with stepping stones to a private island. This aspect of the stay is most important to us because we come for Lake Superior. Home very private with trees hiding neighbors. Driveway a bit steep and dicey. Cabin adequate.
Reviewed: Jul 10, 2018
I didn't have to personally contact staff, but all email correspondence was helpful, clear and organized.
I have rented with CVR before and had only positive experiences. Each has been different, and this one was just as good. The asset Brave Cove has over others is the large corner deck and two big picture windows. I appreciated the hammock and the grill. It is also very private.
St. Paul, US
Reviewed: Oct 21, 2017
We have been to Brave Cove two times. It remains one of our favorite places to stay on the No. Shore. The "new" flooring is perfect for the cabin, the views are a constant delight. Best of all, we have brought our pets, who enjoy it as much as we do.
The cabin is comfortable and charming.
Reviewed: Oct 17, 2017
Your team members were great. My sister was very grateful when you helped her out with her emergency. We went into the office looking for trail maps, and your person was very friendly.
Overall, we loved it. We loved the view and the quiet! The fire place was nice, and the kitchen was well-equipped except for mugs (only 3). We took up the throw rugs since they are a danger to us seniors, and they were pretty dirty. The beds were very comfortable, and it was nice to have extra blankets and quilts available. Next time we won't have to bring our own.
living room furniture was not good for relaxing. Too much table, not enough comfy seating. The loose outlets were annoying and a little scary.
It was VERY hard to find the road in, especially in the dark coming home after dinner. How about asking the county for a better road sign or putting up one yourselves that a person can see sooner?
Reviewed: Sep 8, 2017
Location was great. Beautiful view. Cabin was clean and well equipped. We loved it!!
Scott & Cindy
Reviewed: Jul 13, 2017
Our only complaint is in regards to our check-in. We arrived at 4:30pm, thirty minutes after our check-in time (when the prior renters had a 10am check-out time) and the home was still being cleaned. We had to wait nearly half an hour while the cleaning was being finished before we could get into the house.
The location is amazing and we enjoyed the cabin!
St. Paul, US
Reviewed: Oct 21, 2016
Brave Cove was a cute cozy "grandma's" type cabin. Where else would you see fun patterned Formica in the kitchen and gold glitter Formica in the bathroom? Kitchen was well supplied.
We've been renting in the area for over 20 years and Brave Cove had the best view of any cabin we've stayed in. The double picture window overlooking the lake was spectacular, especially with a full moon on a stormy night! We'll be back.
Reviewed: Sep 12, 2016
Wonderful house/cabin has everything one would need for a weeks vacation. ( Husband missed not having w-fi because for storms)
Reviewed: Sep 5, 2016
The cabin was in a wonderful spot. Secluded, but not a far drive from restaurants and gift shops. It was also well stocked for visitors wanting to make their own meals. Cell phone service is spotty, forcing you to relax with nature. The walk to the lake front can't be beat and the setup for a firepower is as beautiful as it is functional. The fact that dogs can stay means our whole family can enjoy this lovely escape. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
PS The one star subtraction on the check out is only for the mandatory trash removal.
Reviewed: Aug 25, 2016
An older cabin that can probably use some updating, but a perfect location for a relaxing vacation.
Reviewed: Aug 22, 2016
Great location! A clean comfortable cabin with a wonderful view! With the cabin located right on the water - it was enjoyable to hear the waves and watch the sunrise from shore. Our stay was quiet and peaceful- a great place to relax after a full day of hiking.
We have been vacationing on the North Shore for many years, and this trip was a last hurrah as our youngest leaves for college in a few weeks- so the four of us really enjoyed the family time and having the place to ourselves. In facet, we all got up one night at 4 am to spend time on the deck just to experience the wonderful....a full moon, bright stars and the sound of the waves.
The cabin did warm up during the day due to the large windows- but quickly cools down with the fans provided. The great view is certainly worth it!
This was a no hassles, relaxing stay- exactly what we needed!
St. Paul, US
Reviewed: Jul 7, 2016
The location is absolutely amazing. The large windows give such a panoramic view of the lake. The hammock was absolutely wonderful! We sat out on the little island and just relaxed. It was truly a perfect location. Close to parks, close to Grand Marais, close to Lutsen. Perfect location right on the water. The bed was comfortable and everything was clean. What we liked least, was the water had a definite odor to it as did the towels, and it could use some maintenance overall, like new flooring, and the deck is in need of repair as well. Our friends have a cottage just about 3/4 miles away and they said the water heater just needs to be drained and flushed out to get rid of the odor and some of the brown color. Overall, we would come back. We loved it! Was awesome that it had a dishwasher as so many of the cabins do not, and we like to do our own cooking, so this was a perk!
Black Hawk, US
Reviewed: Jun 4, 2016
Brave Cove was amazing! Our trip included valleyfair and mall of america, but the cabin stay was the favorite part for everyone, even the 14 and 9 year old! Their electronic devices were down and they enjoyed the beauty surrounding them. It was relaxing and therapeutic for the whole family. Everyone wants to go back and stay longer next time. Thank you for the slice of heaven!
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Reviewed: Oct 30, 2013
Brave Cove cabin was well-stocked, very clean, and beautifully located right on the Superior shoreline. Had the weather not been so rainy, we would have made abundant use of the deck. We wish there had been a bit more of a cover to protect us from the rain, but I suppose that would in turn interfere with sunlight on the sunny days we didn't experience. We appreciated the gas fireplace and the stunning view the most out of our entire experience at the cabin.
Reviewed: Sep 23, 2013
Everything is perfect at Brave Cove!
Reviewed: Aug 12, 2013
Reviewed: Jul 28, 2013
We were in search of privacy with a beautiful view, and we found both at Brave Cove. The cabins position on Lake Superior was simply wonderful and we were treated to some of the most amazing sun and moon rises! We started every day with breakfast on the wrap around deck and ended it with a cozy bonfire on the beach, then fell asleep to the waves crashing on the rocks. Secluded, yet situated perfectly along the shore for short day trips and excursions. Plenty to see and do around the area, or perfect for just staying put and getting away from it all. The best of both worlds!
Reviewed: Jul 11, 2013
Home was in wonderful location, with great deck and ledge rock right on the lake. Bathrooms and beds were great, kitchen well stocked. Cooler days when we stayed, and gas fireplace came in handy and was very cozy.
Beaver Dam, US
Reviewed: Jun 19, 2013
St. Louis Park, US
Reviewed: May 29, 2013
Perfect location. Convenient to everything!! Loved the efficient heating system during this transitional weather.