A much needed family vacation! With a crazy year we needed to get away and enjoy this wonderful home and the beautiful landscape. The lake was amazing to just stare at and all of the stress melted away. We enjoyed the parks and the boys enjoyed fishing every creek and little lake around. It does a mother's heart good to see her children smiling and laughing. Thank you Rick for this wonderful home. This mother has a lot of joy in her heart! Blessings! Shell
A great place to stay with friends. So clean and a cozy feel.
Lots of room in the house- lodge. Beds are great. Amenities in and outside the house are great. Being near the lake is awesome. Near to State Park trails are nice.
Highly recommended for a great vacation!!
I am not sure who would consider traveling north of Two Harbors, Minnesota in mid-January; but this is our third year -- and Lupine Lodge continues to be the perfect destination for our belated family Christmas celebrations. The warm comfort of this four bedroom, lake-front home -- complete with it's captivating gas fireplace -- affords us the ideal setting for opening gifts and gab. And the large kitchen -- just off of the dining room -- gives us room for 8 or more around the well-worn table. Of course there is the minus 18 degree January weather (and that long, steep drive); but Betty's Pies was still within reach; and the sun was still shining. So God willing, we will make that winter trek again in 2019. We can also add that property owners Rick and Kris could not have been more accommodating -- both before, during and after our stay.....
We have been coming to the Lupine Lodge for a few years. We just love the North Shore. Rick is such a great guy and responds to questions and concerns right away! We can't wait until our next trip to Lupine Lodge!
Lupine worked out great for us and the 4 of our kids we stayed with. The home is very comfortable and easy to relax in. Some of us have some food allergies, so we wanted a place with a full kitchen to prepare our meals, and that worked out great. The large kitchen is fully stocked with dishes and pans, etc. The gas grill was out of propane. No problem - Rick another full tank in the garage and I was grillin' (dinner) & chillin" (with a cold brew) in a couple minutes.
The views of the lake are great, with the Apostle Islands visible on clear days. We saw several freighters over the week, made easier to see with the binoculars. We had fires several nights down by the sea wall.
It takes a good week to explore the north shore. You just can't go wrong with any of the state parks, so many beautiful water falls.
I brought my own home brew, but couldn't resist a growler of stout from Castle Danger in Two harbors. A full sized pint glass is the only thing the kitchen was missing, and I'd thought about bringing my own up, too, but didn't.
Lupine would be a great place to spend Thanksgiving weekend. We took a vote and it was 5 to 1 in favor, but Ma's vote was the only one against so I'm not sure it will happen. With two ovens in the kitchen and 4 bedrooms, a good sized family could easily be accommodated.
WiFi was reliable, and the land line has free calls in the US. So if it's rainy you can call the bowling alley in Silver Bay or Two Harbors to find out of they're open.
One or two minor issues came up, but Rick was readily available by phone and very helpful. Other than the pint beer glass, the only improvement I can think of is a butler.
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