Find the best place to stay — Stillwater

Top rated rentals — Stillwater
Destination guide

Delight in the riverside landscape of Stillwater

The riverfront and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Stillwater. This city's shopping, boating and biking draw many visitors. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Stillwater

Are you looking for top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Stillwater a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Apple River Hideaway (8.2 mi / 13.1 km)
  • River's Edge Apple River Campground (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • New Richmond Golf Club (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Afton Alps Ski Area (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Como Park Zoo and Conservatory (17.6 mi / 28.3 km)
  • National Sports Center (21.5 mi / 34.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Stillwater

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Stillwater is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Willow River State Park (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Apple River Hideaway (8.2 mi / 13.1 km)
  • River's Edge Apple River Campground (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Minnehaha Park (21.8 mi / 35.1 km)
  • Fort Snelling State Park (23 mi / 37 km)
  • St. Croix State Park (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Stillwater

The nearest airport is in Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. Airport (MSP), located 23 mi (37 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into St. Paul, MN (STP-St. Paul Downtown), which is 15.2 mi (24.5 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Stillwater?

Whether you're searching for a cozy escape for you and your sweetie or someplace spacious to fit the family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Stillwater. Here are a couple to get you inspired:

  • Around 25 miles from the center of Stillwater, you'll find it hard to resist "Peaceful Urban Retreat In Linden Hills". It has 4 bedrooms and handy features including a washing machine and nearby birdwatching activities.
  • Another appealing choice is "Enjoy A Getaway At This Quaint Lake Minnetonka Cabin For Two", which is around 40 miles from Stillwater. Offering 2 bedrooms, a fireplace and a stereo, it has everything you need to keep you comfortable and content.

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

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Stillwater?

Clock out on Friday and then forget about your cares. If it's time for some relaxation and fun, these escapes in and near Stillwater promise an unforgettable weekend getaway:

  • "5 Stars Mpls - St Paul'sthe Cottagelake Nokomisminnehaha Fallsst Paulmoa" is a top option around 25 miles southwest of central Stillwater. You'll never have to travel far to find something cool to do around this property. Get outdoors and discover Midtown Greenway and Fish Lake Regional Park. Activities like mountain biking and rafting will add the finishing touch to your weekend trip.
  • "Cottage Home On Lake Mckusick, 1 Mile From Historic Downtown Stillwater" is another great setting for a fun few days away. Around 1 mile west of Stillwater, use it as a base to do a little hiking and biking or fishing. Franconia Sculpture Park and Mississippi River Visitors Center should also be on your itinerary if you stay here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Stillwater?

Typically small in size, affordable and conveniently located, it's hard not to fall for the appeal of a studio apartment. Get cozy in one of these vacation rentals and get acquainted with Stillwater up close:

  • Put your bags down and your feet up at "5 Stars Mpls - St Paul'sthe Cottagelake Nokomisminnehaha Fallsst Paulmoa". Amenities including a garden and a nearby laundromat will help you feel right at home here.
  • Another great option is "Mansions, History, And Shops At Your Doorstep Walk To 40+ Restaurants And Pubs". Take advantage of an oven, a washing machine and other conveniences during your vacation.

There are lots of highlights around Stillwater to put on your to-do list. Nourish the culture lover in you with a visit to Minneapolis Museum of Art and Childrens Theatre Company.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Stillwater?

Sometimes, you've just got to get away from it all, even if it's only for a couple of days. Experience a nice mix of relaxing and exploring at one of these short-term rentals in or around Stillwater:

  • If you want to be near the action, "Cottage Home On Lake Mckusick, 1 Mile From Historic Downtown Stillwater" will suit your style. It's within easy reach of the heart of Stillwater and a convenient base to explore attractions like Mall of America and Xcel Energy Center.
  • "Minnestay Uptown Urban Living Restaurants Downtown Access Close To Lakes" is another wonderful option. Consider adding Target Field and Target Center to your to-do list when it's time to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Stillwater?

Forget chocolates and flowers. Sometimes all you need is to take off for the weekend, just you and your sweetie. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Stillwater that would make even old Cupid green with envy. Here are a few that'll sweep you off your feet:

  • Sneak off on Friday afternoon for a few passionate nights at "Close To Historic Downtown Stillwater On Bike Trail". Located around 1 mile from Stillwater, it comes with plenty of nice touches, including beauty services and winery tours.
  • "Peaceful Urban Retreat In Linden Hills" is another wonderful option guaranteed to woo you. It's around 25 miles from Stillwater and comes with a fireplace and beauty services.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Stillwater?

Big groups mean massive fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll easily fit your crew. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Stillwater and get your loved ones together under the one roof:

  • A nice range of amenities including a garden and a water park make "Richfield Charmer - Free Wifi And Close To Msp And Mall Of America" a standout. This expansive property has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 14 people. From the heart of Stillwater, it's around 25 miles away to the southwest.
  • Nothing takes priority over spending precious time with loved ones, and "St. Croix Riverview Home. . . Walking Distance To Downtown Stillwater" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 1 mile to the southeast of Stillwater, as many as 13 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 6 bedrooms. A fireplace and a kitchen are among the many amenities at hand here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Stillwater?

A pool is often a must-have when deciding where to stay on vacation, particularly if you're traveling with kids. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Stillwater and fill your days with frolicking good fun:

  • Pack your swimming gear and take your gang to "Little Red House - Charming Stillwater Getaway". There are also lots of other appealing amenities here, including a dishwasher and a TV.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a change of scenery at "Afton Carriage House On Asa Tracy's Estate". In addition to its inviting pool, you can also make use of on-site watersports and a smart TV.

Stillwater has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 60 ºF to 80 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Stillwater vacation rental and plan your escape for whatever season you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Stillwater?

Every get-together with the family should be memorable. Whether you're organizing some time away with the kids or a party with relatives, Vrbo's large family vacation rentals in or near Stillwater offer a comfy home away from home with plenty of space for everyone:

  • Get your nearest and dearest together at "Peaceful Urban Retreat In Linden Hills", which has 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 guests. This escape is around 25 miles to the west of Stillwater and features amenities such as childrens activities and a stair gate.
  • "Cottage On The Lake Near Downtown Stillwater" also has the space you need to connect with loved ones. This option is around 1 mile to the west of central Stillwater and accommodates 9 guests in its 4 bedrooms. A stereo and a travel crib will help keep everyone comfortable and happy.

If you're eager to sightsee, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions close by to stick on your itinerary. Nickelodeon Universe, Minnesota Zoo and Como Park Zoo and Conservatory are excellent places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Stillwater?

Take a break with the kids in a family cabin rental in or near Stillwater and create some unforgettable new memories together. Here are a couple of favorites:

  • "Newly Remodeled Lake Cabin On Forest Lake Only 30 Minutes From Twin Cities" - Approximately 16 miles north of the center of Stillwater, this family-friendly escape offers amenities like a living room and nearby ecotour services.
  • "Cabin - Island Retreat On 15 Acres Of A National Park" - Rally the troops and spend a few days or longer at this welcoming rental, which is around 19 miles to the southwest of Stillwater. You'll have access to a microwave oven, books and more.

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

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Stillwater?

There sure are. You'll find many one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Stillwater. If space is not a priority, one of these properties might suit you perfectly:

  • Take a peek at "A River Runs Near It, Downtown Stillwater", a fabulous centrally located one-bedroom vacation property. A kitchen and a nearby river are just two of the amenities included here.
  • Or maybe "Private Suite In Historic Stillwater North Hill" is a better match. Another centrally located one-bedroom option, this place comes with a kitchen, a fireplace and more.