Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Northwest 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 $134 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Northwest Minnesota. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Delight in the lakeside landscape of Northwest Minnesota

Enjoy the live music and other features of Northwest Minnesota. Renowned for its lake, shopping and fishing, this city welcomes all visitors. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Northwest Minnesota

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Northwest Minnesota. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Greenwood Trail Recreation Area (29.6 mi / 47.7 km)
  • Lower Red Lake (30 mi / 48.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Northwest Minnesota

Fly into Bemidji, MN (BJI-Bemidji Regional), the closest airport, located 50 mi (80.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Thief River Falls, MN (TVF-Thief River Falls Regional), which is 29.7 mi (47.7 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in Northwest Minnesota?

From luxury houses to simple cabins, Vrbo has properties to match all tastes and budgets. Here are some of the top vacation rentals in Northwest Minnesota:

  • "Classic Minnesota Cabin On Beautiful Lake O'brien": If you're after someplace in Crosslake with 2 bedrooms where you'll feel right at home, consider this escape. Amenities include nearby birdwatching activities and shopping.
  • "Quintessential Lake Cabin On Pristine Lake O'brien - Includes Pontoon Boat": Put your bags down and your feet up at this top option in Crosslake. It comes with 3 bedrooms, water sports equipment, coffee and tea making facilities and more.

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

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

For a unique experience, book one of Vrbo's tiny house rentals in Northwest Minnesota. We warn you though — after you've experienced life in a tiny house, the temptation to downsize and move into one of these pint-sized pads will be hard to resist!

  • Take time off and enjoy a simpler way of life at "Unique Tiny Home With Shared In". Located in Bay City, a coffee grinder and free WiFi are just two of the amenities you can expect here.
  • "Cabin - 3 Ft From Water - Tiny House With Everything You Need" in Park Rapids is another highly rated option. Water sports equipment and a TV will make your getaway here extra comfortable.

Can I find log cabins to rent in Northwest Minnesota?

We've got an excellent selection of log cabins in Northwest Minnesota. Whether you're seeking a rustic log cabin or something a little fancier, these retreats are designed to get you up close and personal with the surrounding nature. Here are two popular options to consider:

  • Located in Pine River, "Beautiful Private Log Cabin - Lake Access To Crystal Clear Ada" is the perfect blend of outdoor fun and comfort. Make the most of the handy amenities here, including a kitchen and off-street parking options.
  • Plonk yourself down at "Family Friendly Hand Scribed Log Cabin With Gourmet Kitchen". Annnnd relax. This property in Pequot Lakes is the place to escape from it all. A nearby waterfront and a nearby casino make it feel even cozier.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Northwest Minnesota?

Don't have much time but want to get away? A weekend escape is just what the doctor ordered. Book a night or two at one of these rental properties and get ready to feel revitalized when Monday rolls around:

  • "Quaint Cabin On Sibley Lake Pontoon Included Mid" - Located in Pequot Lakes, there's loads of awesome stuff to see and do close to this property. Handy extras like a fridge and high-speed internet services are the cherry on top!
  • "Exquisite Lakefront Location. Premium Accommodations. Incredible Value" - With off-street parking options and cable/satellite TV services, plus its convenient location in Backus, you wont want to leave this property.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Northwest Minnesota?

If you're after someplace a bit more personal than a ho-hum hotel room, you'll like our studio apartments in Northwest Minnesota. Whip up a snack in your kitchenette, flop onto the lounge and feel right at home. Take a peek at some of our cute and cozy studios:

  • Eat, sleep, chill out ... Do it all from the compact yet well-thought-out single space at "Cabin - Quiet 3 Acres On Dnr Fishing Lake With 200' Of Shoreline Just Outside Longville". Located in Longville, a kitchen and towels are among the amenities here.
  • Otherwise, use "Great Cabin On The Pine River" as your base to get out and explore the area. This appealing option is in Backus and offers a microwave oven and a barbecue grill.

Can I find short term rentals in Northwest Minnesota?

Northwest Minnesota has short-term rentals that come in all shapes, sizes and budgets. Enjoy some time out in a simple cabin, a luxurious villa or whatever else appeals to you. Here are a couple of options to start you off:

  • "Quaint Cabin On Sibley Lake Pontoon Included Mid" in Pequot Lakes is ideal for a short-term stay. It's within easy reach of the town center, so you can easily get out and explore all the top sights without having to travel too far.
  • Another excellent option is "Exquisite Lakefront Location. Premium Accommodations. Incredible Value" in Backus. Whether you're on a quick stopover or enjoying a few days away, this property will make you feel right at home.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Northwest Minnesota?

Whether you've been with each other for a few months, a decade or an eternity, nothing beats a romantic weekend getaway to keep passions burning. If you're searching for the perfect place to spend a couple of days with your sweetheart, consider these escapes:

  • Discover your inner Casanova at "Classic Minnesota Cabin On Beautiful Lake O'brien". This Crosslake escape is custom-made for romance, offering amenities like beauty services and a fireplace to help set the mood.
  • Another alluring option is "Quintessential Lake Cabin On Pristine Lake O'brien - Includes Pontoon Boat" in Crosslake. Enjoy perks here including a fireplace and beauty services, in addition to each other's company.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Northwest Minnesota?

If you're thinking about taking that special trip away, don't travel alone; take the whole crew. You'll have loads more fun sharing the adventure with the ones you love the most. These vacation rentals in Northwest Minnesota are perfect for large groups:

  • "Unique Beautiful Large Home On The Water": Featuring 7 bedrooms, this popular vacation rental in Park Rapids has more than enough room for the whole gang. Amenities like a fireplace and a garden will keep everyone in your group happy.
  • "Private Lake Year Round Home, 2 Ac": This property in Bagley has 4 bedrooms, so you won't have to leave anybody off your invite list. A nearby waterfront and a firepit are some of its many highlights.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Northwest Minnesota?

Take your pick and jump right in. Here are a few superb house rentals in Northwest Minnesota where life is cooler by the pool:

  • Parents, kids, uncles, aunts — everyone will love the pool at "Lower Whitefish Guest House In Crosslake". Take the family on a break at this Crosslake rental home which also comes with a toaster and a pool table.
  • Roll out of bed and go for an early morning dip at "Lake House - 6 Bedroom, 3 Bath" in Pine River. A garden and a dining table are just two of the many amenities at this equally impressive option.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Northwest Minnesota?

There's nothing like travel to bring a family together, but first, you need to find a space that'll let the magic happen. These family vacation rentals in Northwest Minnesota come with lots of room to reconnect with your loved ones:

  • "Quintessential Lake Cabin On Pristine Lake O'brien - Includes Pontoon Boat" in Crosslake will make your family trip one you won't forget. It has 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 9 people and a range of amenities, including books and a stereo.
  • Another excellent option, "Exquisite Lakefront Location. Premium Accommodations. Incredible Value" in Backus comes with 3 bedrooms and accommodates up to 10 people. A living room and childrens activities will help keep everyone happy and comfortable.