Discover a selection of 28 vacation rentals in Mankato, MN 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 swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $60 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Mankato. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Lively Mankato will entice you

Take a vacation to Mankato and enjoy the area's opera, theater scene and entertainment. This city's university setting, musicals and shopping 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 Mankato

Do you want to find attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Mankato a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • WOW Zone Family Entertainment Center (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Mount Kato Ski Area (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Drive A Tank (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Morgan Creek Vineyards & Winery (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Madelia Golf Course (22.7 mi / 36.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Mankato

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Mankato is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sibley Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Minneopa State Park (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Benson Park (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Caswell Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Red Jacket Trail (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Hiniker Pond Public Beach (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Mankato

Fly into Minneapolis, MN (FCM-Flying Cloud), the closest airport, located 53.3 mi (85.8 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Mankato?

Whether you're in search of an intimate escape for you and your boo or someplace spacious to fit all your friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Mankato. Here are a couple to get you thinking:

  • "The Cabin At Lowell" is popular with guests. Around 9 miles from Mankato, it has 3 bedrooms and lots of amenities to help you feel at home, including towels and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • "Red Barn Retreats - "a Place Of Peace And Joy" also promises an awesome stay, offering 3 bedrooms, a smart TV, outdoor furniture and more. It's around 14 miles from Mankato.

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

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

We all need some "me time" now and then. If you're eager to spend a couple of mornings lounging around in bed with a good book, you'll find some amazing weekend getaways in and near Mankato. Here are two of our favorites:

  • "2 Rivers Ranch House" is ideal for a couple of days of fun and relaxation. It comes with useful amenities, such as a boat and a kitchen, and is located about 9 miles to the southwest of Mankato.
  • "Stay At The View On Madison: Beautiful" is another popular option. It's located around 10 miles to the east of Mankato and comes with an iron and ironing board, WiFi and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Mankato?

Whether you need a cabin for two or a condo with room for the whole family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Mankato. These properties make a comfortable base for a flying visit:

  • Close to the center of Mankato, "Log Inn On Madison Lake. Multi Generation. Corporate Retreat For Team Building" lays out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not holed up in your cozy digs, get out and explore everything that's around you.
  • Alternatively, spend a few relaxing nights at "Room For Everyone Book The Incredible Belltower Suites". This centrally located property makes exploring the local sights easy.

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

Nothing says "I love you" quite like planning a romantic weekend together. If you're eager to spend a couple of nights away with your partner, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Mankato that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Located around 9 miles from Mankato, "The Cabin At Lowell" is the ideal place for doting lovebirds. A restaurant dining guide and a dining table are some of the many amenities you'll find here.
  • Another option where you can spend a few glorious days together is "Red Barn Retreats - "a Place Of Peace And Joy". Located 14 miles from Mankato, massage services and a fireplace add to the atmosphere here.

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

Vacation with others and have more fun. Whether you're organizing an active escape with friends or a big family get-together, there's no shortage of large group vacation rentals in and around Mankato:

  • You'll have plenty of space to enjoy yourselves at "Stay At The View On Madison: Beautiful". Around 10 miles east of Mankato, this generously sized retreat has 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 guests. Amenities include a lake view and a fireplace.
  • Invite up to 24 of your friends to "Log Inn On Madison Lake. Multi Generation. Corporate Retreat For Team Building" and fill its spaces with love and laughter. This option has 6 bedrooms and is around 11 miles to the east of Mankato. It's packed with features to keep your large group happy and comfortable, such as a kitchen and a fireplace.

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

Nana and Pawpaw, Aunty Kim ... You can put them on your invitation list when you escape to a large family vacation rental in or near Mankato. Get all your favorite people under the same roof at one of these spacious hideaways:

  • Make your catch-up an unforgettable one at "The Cabin At Lowell". This pad has 3 bedrooms, sleeps up to 9 guests and features a host of amenities, including a garden and a microwave oven. You'll find it around 9 miles southwest of Mankato.
  • Alternatively, escape with your gang to "Red Barn Retreats - "a Place Of Peace And Joy". It's about 14 miles to the southwest of Mankato, has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 10 guests. Handy amenities here include daily housekeeping services and a DVD player.

As tempting as it may be, don't spend all your time indoors. Get out and explore the area's family-friendly attractions, beginning with WOW Zone Family Entertainment Center.

Are there vacation rentals with fire pits in or near Mankato?

Whether you want to share some wine beside the flames with your boo or just stay nice and toasty once the sun sets, Vrbo will help you find a vacation rental with a fire pit. Check out these top options in or near Mankato:

  • "The Cabin At Lowell" comes with a garden, a kitchen, and of course, a fire pit. Have a singalong, tell spooky stories or just hang out with friends and family at this popular retreat.
  • Get a nice blaze going and then savor the serene atmosphere at "2 Rivers Ranch House". This inviting escape also offers a kitchen and a nearby river.