Discover a selection of 131 vacation rentals in Duluth 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 kitchens and swimming pools. Prices start at $150 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Duluth. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

On the cusp of a Great Lake

Built on a hill on the western tip of Lake Superior, Duluth was once an important shipping town for furs, timber and iron ore. Today, the town is often likened to San Francisco and has a real buzz about it, with visitors coming year-round to explore the lake, visit the many attractions or get their wintery kicks on the nearby slopes. Most of the Duluth vacation rentals are a stone's throw away from the pistes and most have gorgeous views down over the glistening lake and across the forested landscape which changes throughout the seasons.

Things to do

One of the world's biggest steam locomotives

Off the pistes and hiking trails, there's still plenty on offer. The Lake Superior Railroad Museum houses and enormous collection of railroad artifacts including the Mallet, one of the world's longest steam locomotives. If you're staying in a Duluth vacation rental with kids, they'll love the hands-on discovery center at the Great Lakes Aquarium, where they can feed young stingrays and watch divers in the huge tanks. For such a small city, the Lake Superior Zoo is very impressive, housing hundreds of exotic species. If you fancy a flutter, try your luck at the Fond-du-Luth Casino.

Activities

Voted the "Best Town Ever"

A leading outdoor magazine once voted Duluth the "Best Town Ever", and you'll see why shortly after you unpack. With thousands of acres of parkland in the city, countless miles of hiking trails and numerous streams to fish, those who like the outdoors will not be disappointed. From the doorstep of your Duluth vacation rental, you can charter a fishing boat, kayak across Lake Superior or cycle along the shoreline trails. There are also plenty of opportunities for snowy explorations during winter. Hit the bright, white acres of pistes, or go cross country skiing or snowmobiling through the snowy wilderness.

Weather

Local weather for the trip to Duluth vacation homes

The climate in Duluth can be rather fickle. It's not uncommon for temperatures in the height of summer to be in the 60s one day and over 80 the next. Whenever you plan to visit Duluth, pack warm clothes. That said, the days are often sunny and bright, and during fall the forests that surround the lake burst into a spectacular kaleidoscope of colors. Between December and February, the landscape is blanketed in a thick layer of snow which opens up a whole host of wintery activates. Just make sure you bring your gloves.

Natural features

Hawks, black bears and wild orchids

Lake Superior supports a fascinating range of habitats. Under the water, carp and perch thrive, as do trout and salmon. The inland pine forests and bubbling streams are home to playful otters and the odd ambling black bear, while the shoreline is carpeted with blooming flowering rush. If you love wild flowers, the basin of the lake is home to dozens of colorful orchids. To the north is Duluth's Hawk Ridge, a nesting ground for thousands of pairs of migrating hawks, other birds of prey during fall and a little population of elegant whooping cranes.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Duluth

Fly into Duluth, MN (DLH-Duluth Intl.), the closest airport, located 5.2 mi (8.3 km) from the city center.

Family friendly

Family fun near Duluth vacation homes

Families with kids will be spoiled for choice for how to spend time in Duluth. Vacation homes put you within reach of kid-friendly places like Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, a museum with exhibits documenting the heritage of the maritime region, and the Duluth Depot, an exhibition and arts space with a rail museum, scenic railway, and arts events. Kids will also like the Duluth Children’s Museum, an educational museum with exhibits, programs, and activities for children.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation rentals in Duluth

Duluth has an array of attractions for couples to enjoy. Vacation rentals are available near places like the Spirit Mountain Recreation Area, an outdoor space with wintertime skiing and a summertime adventure park, and Glensheen, a historic mansion with original furnishings and a tranquil garden. You'll also like the Aerial Lift Bridge, a landmark steel bridge with a deck that lifts to allow large ships to pass.

How many vacation rentals are available around Duluth?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 131 vacation rentals around Duluth. From 23 cabin rentals to 81 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a lake-view property in Duluth?

Skip the beach and spend your time lakeside instead! Kick back, find your chill and soak in the views. Vrbo has 42 rental properties near lakes available. After a different vacation vibe? See if any of our other properties tick your boxes. Our options here include:

  • 34 lakefront vacation rentals.
  • 30 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 23 rural vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Duluth?

If you're looking for a home away from home for your upcoming vacation, renting a whole house is a fantastic idea. You and your group will have the space you need for all sorts of getaway activities. There are 82 options listed on Vrbo. Prices begin at $79 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather one of the area's other sought-after lodging types, like:

  • Hotel: 22 vacation homes. Prices start from $69 per night.
  • Cabin: 13 vacation homes. Prices start from $160 per night.
  • Apartment: 13 vacation homes. Prices start from $65 per night.

Can I stay in Duluth in a large group?

The recipe for a wonderful escape is relaxing with friends and family in a fantastic new place. If you're hitting the road with a big group, Vrbo can help out. 21 house vacation homes are listed. Presently, they're the top option here for large groups. Rental options around the area that are suitable for large groups include:

  • Are you on the hunt for vacation homes that can sleep 6 guests? We have 38 that will be perfect. Prices start from $79 per night.
  • If you've got 8 in your crew, you'll be pleased to learn that there are 20 vacation homes that are suitable. Prices start at $225 a night.
  • Searching for vacation rentals to suit 7 guests? You'll be thrilled to discover we have 16 that will fit the bill. You can bag one from just $99 a night.

Your whole squad will be well catered to when you organize your Duluth getaway through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Duluth?

Vrbo is here to help you get together with your posse. Offering up a wide range of thrifty rentals, you're sure to discover a fabulous den that pleases everyone. When it comes to seeking out an awesome deal, your first port of call should be Endion. Here, Vrbo has 13 rentals at an average price of $136 per night. Downtown - Waterfront is another place to check out. Vrbo has 12 rentals here, and the average price is around $208 a night.