Wildlife Chalet - Sauna| LakeView| Firepit| Wifi


Tofte, MN, United States

Short Description

Wildlife Chalet - Barrel Sauna|Lake View|Deck|Grill|TVs|WIFI|Games|Firepit


Welcome to Wildlife Chalet, a perfect place for a northern Minnesota getaway during all four seasons. This beautiful A-frame chalet is backed by 100 miles of national forest trails, and other outdoor attractions are a short drive away. After a day of hiking or skiing, return home and relax in the private sauna or gather around the firepit!

7 Min Drive to Temperance River State Park
15 Min Drive to Lutsen Mountain Ski
30 Min Drive to Grand Marais

Experience Tofte With Us & Learn More Below!


You will have the cabin all to yourself. There is a small apartment suite located 100 feet from the cabin that is also rented. You will share the parking lot with the small apt. There is plenty of parking.

Check-in smart lock code is sent 2 days before checkin date.


The cabin is located in a quiet residential area in tofte. The backyard borders the US National Forest.


As guests, you can enjoy full access to the entire property during your stay, including four cozy bedrooms, a full kitchen, a private sauna, and a spacious yard with a fire pit. We know that work can find you even when you are trying to get away, so stay connected while enjoying time off with solid WiFi from a fiber internet connection.

Free parking is available in the shared parking lot. A Tesla charger (Nema 14-50 plugin) is also available. If you’re traveling with a large group and would like to rent the neighboring 1-bedroom unit, please inquire about availability.

We will send you an email with the address, check-in instructions, your smart lock code, and other info 48 hours before your check-in date and time.


☀ 4 spacious bedrooms; 3 queens, 1 twin-over-twin bunk bed
☀ 3 full bathrooms; 1 shower stall + 2 shower/tub combos
☀ Large kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances
☀ Cozy lounge with stone fireplace + flat-screen Smart TV
☀ Large deck w/ sweeping views of beautiful Lake Superior
☀ Stunning sunset views & chance views of Aurora Borealis from balcony
☀ Private wood-burning sauna (free firewood)
☀ Spacious yard w/ fire pit
☀ Amazing location w/ easy access to hiking trails, skiing, Lake Superior shoreline + more
☀ High-speed WiFi + Xbox
☀ Free parking + Tesla charger available

Here Are A Few Kind Words From Our Past Guests:

“The house was a relaxing place to stay for a long weekend of skiing at Lutsen. The sauna, the deck with a gas grill, and the view of the woods and Lake Superior were greatly appreciated.” - Kristie

“Wonderful stay! Our big group loved this cabin - very nice and private and easy to get to.” - Freddie

“My family and I really enjoyed this house. It was very cozy and comfortable! Close to different attractions but private at the same time. I highly recommend this place!” - Cinthia

Your whole family will have plenty of room to spread out and get some privacy thanks to the home’s four spacious bedrooms. There are three spacious bedrooms with queen-sized beds and one bedroom with a bunk bed.

The primary bedroom features a queen-sized bed, a 50” flat-screen TV, and a private balcony with beautiful forest views. The second bedroom with a queen-sized bed is on the main level, while the third bedroom with a queen bed is on the lower level and also has a 50” flat-screen TV as well as a comfy chair to lounge in. There is also a bunk room with a twin-over-twin bunk bed, perfect for the kids in your group.

No matter where you lay your head, you can look forward to fresh linens, multiple pillow options, and individually controlled baseboard thermostats to keep your room at the perfect temperature.

There is one full bathroom conveniently located on each level of this three-level home, for a total of three full bathrooms.

The bathrooms on the main level and lower level both feature shower/tub combos so you can choose between a refreshing rinse or a luxurious soak after a long day on the slopes or nearby hiking trails. The upper-level bathroom has a shower. There’s no need to overpack - each bathroom is stocked with fresh towels and basic toiletries like body wash, shampoo, and conditioner.

The full kitchen has everything you’ll need to cook tasty meals for the whole family, and the open layout makes it easy to be a part of the conversations in the living room. Enjoy modern stainless steel appliances, sleek and spacious countertops, and the complimentary coffee bar we have set out for guests - mornings just got a whole lot better! Once it’s time to eat, you can pull up a seat at the kitchen counter (seating for two), or gather at the dining table (seating for six).

The cozy living room was made for relaxing after long days on the trails, the slopes, or ambling along the Lake Superior shoreline. Sink into the comfy couch and stream your favorite shows and movies on the flat-screen Smart TV, or enjoy a break from screen time and get a family game night going. Turn on the stunning stone fireplace and enjoy the natural light flowing through the floor-to-ceiling windows in this area to create the perfect ambiance for your northern Minnesota getaway.

We understand that parents need their romantic time together, so we created the perfect small space with video games on the lower level to keep the kids busy. There are floor cushions, a flat-screen Smart TV, and an Xbox to keep the youngsters entertained for hours on end so you can enjoy some coveted grownup time alone.

Chances are you’re looking to spend plenty of time outdoors while visiting northern Minnesota, and there are plenty of great ways to get outside during all four seasons. The cabin features a large deck with plenty of seating, allowing for an easy afternoon, relaxing evening, or quiet morning. You can catch a sunset and sunrise view of the lake, and even see Madeline Island on a very clear day.

In 2023 we added a brand new cedar 7x8 wood-burning barrel sauna. This is a do-it-yourself sauna experience. We have logs, firestarters, towels, and a lantern for your use. The sauna is an awesome way to relax and recuperate after a day of hiking or skiing.

The chalet is very close to the great hikes such as Temperance River, Carlton Peak, Hidden Falls, and Cascade Falls. In the winter there are a plethora of activities to enjoy in this area, including ice fishing, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing on the many nearby trails, downhill skiing at Lutsen Mountain, and snowmobiling. There is direct access to a trail for snowmobiling in the winter and hiking in the summer right from the property.

If you don’t feel like venturing out, then simply enjoy nature from the patio or a balcony with a cup of coffee from the local coffee shop or a glass of wine from a nearby winery. Of course, the private wood-burning sauna is sure to refresh sore muscles and rejuvenate you in no time. We offer firewood to burn in the firepit, and a gas grill to make a tasty meal to be enjoyed with family and friends outdoors.

★☆ Book Today & Let Us Take Care Of You In Tofte! ☆★


There is plenty of parking available for 4 cars and even a trailer.


Kitchen equipped with:
Silverware / pots & pans
slow cooker
coffee maker
coffee grinder ( we provide only already grounded coffee )
variety of wine and cocktail glasses
paper towels
grinded coffee / sugar / creamer

Bedrooms equipped with:
sheets and blankets
short and tall pillow per guest
individual baseboard thermostat

Bathrooms equipped with:
towels / soap
shampoo & conditioner

large front deck:
gas grill

House extras:
xbox with various games
tv with netflix & hulu
tesla charger / Nema 14-50 plugin

Cancellation Policy

--100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in
--50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in
--No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in


Cable TV
Air Conditioning
Air Filter
Indoor Fireplace
Smoke Detector
Fire Extinguisher
Baby Travel Bed
Baby High Chair
CD/DVD Player
Board Games
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Hair Dryer
Crockery Cutlery
Pots Pans
Microwave / Oven
Water Kettle
Coffee Maker
Alarm System
Internet Wifi
Ipod Station
Steam Room
Safe Box
Smart Home
Ironing Facilities
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Has Buzzer
Has Cat
Has Dog
Has Other Pet
Hot Water
Cooking Basics
Has Surveillance
Linens Provided


Hot Tub
Free Parking
Balcony Terrasse
Sea View
Gated Property
Private Entrance
Deck / Patio


Basketball Court
Cinema Room
Is Wheelchair Accessible
Massage Room
Pool Table
Soccer Field
Has Tennis
Wine Cellar
Lock On Bedroom
Family Friendly
24 Checkin
Water Front
Lake Access
Beach Front
Ski-In Ski-Out
Carbon Monoxide Detector


Baby Bath
Baby Monitor
Window Guards
Changing Table
Children Books & Toys
Children Dinnerware
Fireplace Guards
Game Console
Outlet Covers
Pack & Play TravelCrib
Room Darkening Shades
Stair Gates
Table Corner Guards
Babysitter Recommendations

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