Ownership Frequently Asked Questions

Lutsen Resort offers ownership opportunities to those wishing to purchase Lake Superior real estate. Enjoy owning your own Lake Superior getaway without the hassle of home ownership. Lutsen Resort will market, manage and rent your vacation home when you are not using it.

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  • How does the rental pool function?

    Rental income is shared but is allocated based on location, type and owner use.

  • Why become an owner at Lutsen Resort?

    Visitors to Lake Superior often fall in love with the area and dream of owning a place “on the shore.” There are many good reasons to purchase a Lutsen Resort property:

    Quality: Lutsen Resort has a commitment to the highest quality construction. If you purchase a Lutsen Resort property you will get the best value for your investment.

    Variety: The resort offers a wide variety of options (pricing and type) for ownership, ensuring a buyer has choices that will fit their budget, their dreams, and space needs.

    Location: There is a reason this spot was chosen over 125 years ago… its spectacular! We’ve got the best beach on the North Shore and lots of open space. We are tucked away from the noise and commotion of highway 61. The Superior National Golf Course is adjacent as is the best downhill skiing in the Midwest, Lutsen Mountains, just minutes away. The paved Gitchi Gammi State Trail has a 12 mile section that runs right by Lutsen Resort, from the Tofte area.

    History and Tradition: Our resort has a unique atmosphere. With roots back to 1885, the history and tradition of Lutsen Resort provides “old world charm” with just the right balance of contemporary amenities and luxuries.

    Guest Services: You will find Lutsen Resort staff is warm and friendly, providing visitors a sense of home and belonging.

    Commitment to green practices, sense of place, community: The National Geographic Traveler Magazine recognized Lutsen Resort on its “Stay List” for location inspired architecture, eco-stewardship and an ethic of giving back to the community. Lutsen Resort has many green initiatives: recycling, water & energy conservation, composting, use of kitchen grease for bio-diesel fuel and high-tech septic systems including wetlands treatment.

  • How does the rental pool function?

    Lutsen Resort will market, rent, maintain and manage your unit as if it were our own. The rental income is allocated between the owner and Lutsen Resort, depending on home owner association policy.

  • Are there restrictions on owner use?

    Each year we create a Prime Time Calendar, which identifies approximately 90 days each year of peak expected use. Rental pool owners can use their units up to 30 days during this prime time. There is no limit during the remainder of the year (275 days).

  • Are there any costs if I want to use my unit?

    There is a charge to cover Lutsen Resort staff expenses for housekeeping and laundry at the end of your stay.

  • What costs is an owner responsible for?

    Lutsen Resort is responsible for the primary operating costs (marketing, front desk, housekeeping, laundry, etc.) while owners are responsible for the costs associated with ownership such as insurance, utilities, association dues, real estate taxes, unit repairs and maintenance to quality standards.

  • Is there storage available for my personal items?

    All units have locked storage space within them, which only owners can access.

  • Can we (and our guests) use Lutsen Resort amenities and the complimentary guest activities?

    All owners and guests are welcome to use the general amenities of the resort such as the beach, pool, shuffleboard and pitch and putt golf course. Your unit must be in the rental pool to use our complimentary activities as those are supported by a fee on guest rental.