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Top-rated vacation rentals in Minnesota

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Cabin in Upsala
Treehouse (LOTR) Stargazer Skycabin
We are featured on a PBS segment: Pioneer Sportsman, "Muskies and Living High." Described by one guest this way: "So much thought and love was put into the design and build of this Star Gazer that it’s like staying in love letter to Tolkien himself." Listing now includes a private 6 person steam sauna! LOTR themed! Also adding the Mordor corner. We dare you to walk into the "Mor Door" and picnic under the very eye of Sauron. Two miles from beautiful Cedar Lake. Diversity is welcome.
$201 per night
Cabin in Crosby
Cozy Cabin on Stilts - Direct Cuyuna Access/Sauna
Relax, disconnect, unwind and explore! Our location provides bike-in, bike out access to the nationally ranked Cuyuna Mountain Bike trails and the paved trail. We are walking/biking distance to mine lakes and only a couple blocks from Historic Main Street. Louise Cabin is one of 5 cabins and has a gorgeous bathroom, stocked kitchenette, private patio/grill + access to several fire pits. Louise Cabin sleeps up to 2 adults. Louise is not one of our pet friendly cabins.
$261 per night
Cabin in Grand Marais
Patagonia Cabin: Lake Superior Views - Near GM
A 2020 build, this dovetail log cabin overlooks Lake Superior from a hilltop, a perfect vantage point to see the Aurora. Whether you are catching the sunset on the deck, exploring the endless surrounding woods, or playing a card game by the fire, this space offers the ultimate cabin experience. ⋇Lake Superior Views ⋇2 min Walk to The Lake Superior Beach ⋇9 miles from Downtown Grand Marais ⋇Backyard Access to Superior Hiking Trail ⋇Backs Superior National Forest
$237 per night

Cabin rentals in Minnesota

Cabin in Grand Marais
Serenity Shores on Lake Superior in Grand Marais,
$499 per night
Cabin in Crosslake
Crosslake Treetop Escape in the Heart of Crosslake
$182 per night
Cabin in Ely
New! Aurora Modern Cabin - 22 acres
$200 per night
Cabin in Grand Marais
Agua Norte Cabin: Lake Superior View With Sauna
$299 per night

Home rentals in Minnesota

Home in Stanchfield
Newer Lakeside Home on 100ft of Shoreline
$724 per night
Home in Garrison
Home w/ beach on Mille Lacs! Huge yard & game room
$225 per night
Home in Crosslake
Crosslake Barndominium
$155 per night
Home in Fergus Falls
The Gathering Lodge: Private, relaxing, great view
$679 per night

Cottage rentals in Minnesota

Cottage in Brainerd
Adventure Studio
$275 per night
Cottage in Waconia
Waconia Lakefront kayaks, screened porch, dogs ok
$505 per night
Cottage in Marcell
Small lake front cottage, trout fishing & trails.
$131 per night
Cottage in Atwater
Fin 'n Feather Cabin on Diamond Lake
$314 per night

Your guide to Minnesota

Welcome to Minnesota

Minnesota takes its name from the Dakota word for water, and the state has plenty of it. Its nickname, Land of 10,000 Lakes, is a conservative count: The best-known of the 14,000-plus bodies of water may be the border-crossing Lake of the Woods, the vast expanse of Lake Superior, and Lake Itasca, best known as the source of the Mississippi River. Facing off across that same river, Minnesota's largest city and its state capital, Minneapolis and St. Paul, come together as the Twin Cities. Here, you'll find fervid sports fans, a beloved craft beer scene, an artists’ community, and the enormous, tax-free shopping paradise of the Mall of America. Despite the reputation for frigid winters in the Upper Midwest, nothing in Minnesota slows down for the snow or ice. When the weather obliges, people flock to skating rinks, ski runs, snowshoe trails, and ice-fishing spots. In summer, the state’s parks fill up with bikers, hikers, and campers, while the boaters, swimmers, and water skiers head to Minnesota’s many waterways.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Minnesota

All four seasons come on strong in Minnesota, but don't let the incredibly chilly winter keep you away. The icy northern climate brings out the state's best, in the form of bare-chested football fans cheering in subfreezing temperatures, snowy wonderlands for outdoor recreation, and cozying up in one of the state’s numerous cabin rentals. Spring and fall temperatures vary greatly as the weather shifts from extreme cold to extreme heat. While summers in Minnesota can be excessively warm, they also open up a world of outdoor activities, including boating of all types on its rivers and lakes. Summer also ushers in the king of all statewide events: the Minnesota State Fair.

Top things to do in Minnesota

Minnesota State Fair

For two weeks near the end of August, the Twin Cities hosts one of the largest — and arguably the best — state fairs in America. More than 2 million people a year attend the celebration of the state's agriculture, arts, and industry, where they stuff themselves on classic fried fair food, ride the rides, and admire farm animals and equipment.

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Stretching along Minnesota’s northern border, this 19,000-acre park includes 1,500 miles of canoe routes and 2,000 campsites. Novice and expert boaters alike flock to the area for paddle-powered adventures, and the occasional chance to see the Northern Lights.

Twin Cities Arts Scene

With two major art museums — the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Walker Art Center — plus lots of smaller ones, the Twin Cities offer plenty to look at. Add to that a thriving theater scene and the Paisley Park compound, a living shrine to the late local legend and global pop star.