Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Central Minnesota, US that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and air conditioning. Prices start at $165 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Central Minnesota. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

The artsy city of Central Minnesota awaits you

Come and experience Central Minnesota and its theater scene, entertainment and festivals. Renowned for its university setting, shopping and lake, this city welcomes all visitors. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Central Minnesota

Are you hoping to find things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Central Minnesota has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Eagle Mountain (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Carlos Creek Winery (23.5 mi / 37.8 km)
  • Big Splash Indoor Waterpark (23.7 mi / 38.1 km)
  • Albany Golf Club (23.7 mi / 38.1 km)
  • Long Prairie Country Club (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Erickson's Petting Zoo (14 mi / 22.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Central Minnesota

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Central Minnesota. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Eagle Mountain (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Lake Minnewaska (29 mi / 46.7 km)
  • Sauk Lake (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Big Birch Lake (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Lake Miltona (24.6 mi / 39.5 km)
  • Charles A. Lindbergh State Park (26.4 mi / 42.5 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Central Minnesota

The nearest airport is in St. Cloud, MN (STC-St. Cloud Regional), located 46.9 mi (75.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Brainerd, MN (BRD-Brainerd Lakes Regional), which is 51.9 mi (83.6 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Staples Station, St. Cloud Station and Big Lake Station are the main stations in the city.

What are the top vacation rentals in Central Minnesota?

Elegant condos, unique treehouses and quaint cottages — everyone's ideal escape is different. Whatever you're into, you're sure to find something that makes your heart skip a beat among these top vacation rentals in Central Minnesota:

  • "Cabin - Rated One Of The Top Vrbo's By Mn Monthly Magazine Interior Designer Owned": This Breezy Point property comes with 5 bedrooms and is highly rated among visitors. Conveniences such as a blender and a music library are on hand to make your stay a comfy one.
  • "Classic Minnesota Cabin On Beautiful Lake O'brien": Stay a week or so at this escape in Crosslake and take advantage of nearby hunting activities, a lake view and more. It has 2 bedrooms to accommodate your favorite people.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Central Minnesota vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in Central Minnesota?

For an unconventional experience, book a tiny house rental in Central Minnesota. We warn you though — after you've experienced what it's like in a tiny house, the urge to move into one of thes pocket-sized digs will be hard to resist!

  • Expect a simpler way of living at "Unique Tiny Home With Shared In". Amenities at this small wonder in Bay City include cookware, dishware and utensils and towels.
  • Alternatively, base yourself at "Studio Tiny Home With Shared In". Situated in Bay City, this little gem comes with a barbecue grill and coffee and tea making facilities.

Can I find family cabin rentals in Central Minnesota?

If you're organizing a trip with the fam, choose one of these cabin rentals in Central Minnesota and give the kids an experience they'll cherish forever:

  • "Cabin - Rated One Of The Top Vrbo's By Mn Monthly Magazine Interior Designer Owned" - Book in a weekend at this retreat in Pequot Lakes. Amenities like childrens activities and a TV will help make your stay nice and comfortable.
  • "Residence Pierre And Vacances Les Bergers" – This property in Bergers is also a hit with families. Conveniences here include childrens activities and a living room.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Central Minnesota vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in Central Minnesota?

If you're traveling solo or with a few people and don't need a lot of room, a single-bedroom vacation rental will be just perfect. Enjoy a getaway with all of the home comforts at one of these properties in Central Minnesota:

  • Set up camp at "Duluth Harbor View - City Of Duluth Permit # Plahs2103" and discover the best bits of St. Louis County. This one-bedroom retreat has a firepit, a water view and other amenities to make your visit comfortable.
  • Or, unpack your suitcase at "5 Stars Mpls - St Paul'sthe Cottagelake Nokomisminnehaha Fallsst Paulmoa". A garden and a water park are just some of the many useful amenities available to use at this property in Nokomis.

What are the best three-bedroom vacation rentals in Central Minnesota?

It feels so nice to have a big family or friend group — until it comes time to scour around for a vacation home that'll take you all in. Fortunately, Vrbo has a selection of three-bedroom options in Central Minnesota that'll welcome your crowd:

  • After a long day of seeing the sights, you and your group can wind down at "Quintessential Lake Cabin On Pristine Lake O'brien - Includes Pontoon Boat". Located in Crosslake, this getaway comes with a nearby waterfront, a firepit and all the room you want.
  • "Single Barrel Ridge Amazing Chalet Lake Home Right On Lake Irene" in Miltona is another impressive three-bedroom property. During your stay here, you'll have access to a lake view, a kitchen and more.