Discover a selection of 464 vacation rentals in 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 swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $144 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Minnesota. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.

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Explore the outdoors from Minnesota vacation home rentals

They don't call Minnesota the Land of 10,000 Lakes for nothing. In fact, they're actually underselling it – the state has almost 12,000. First-timers shouldn't miss a night or two in the Twin Cities and when you've had your fill of the glitz and glam, leave your cellphone behind and head off into the wilderness to spend nights under the stars and get down to some serious wildlife watching. There are few things as pleasing as watching a graceful bald eagle sweep over the treetops, or hopping in a kayak to feel the cool breeze off the lakes.

Things to do

Attractions near Minnesota vacation homes

The "Twin Cities" of Minneapolis and St Paul are the state's capitals of cool. While both are fascinating, they are distinctly different. If you book a Minnesota vacation rental in Minneapolis, you'll find the hustle and bustle similar to that of any of the big cities, while downstream Saint Paul feels older and arguably more charming. Either way, you're not going to be far from the cities' art centers, the next trendy new eatery, or a top night-life spot. If you want to party like it's 1999, visit Paisley Park, the former 65,000-square-foot home of Prince, which opened to the public after his death in 2016.


Activities near Minnesota getaway cabins

Whether you've dropped into a Minnesota vacation rental in one of the big cities or out in the countryside, it's impossible to be bored. Your days in Minneapolis can be whiled away – along with your cash – by indulging in some serious retail therapy, or catching the latest production at one of the theaters. Minnesota takes brewing and distilling seriously and if you like a drop of Grandpa's old cough medicine, a tour and tasting is never wasted time. Outside of Minneapolis' skyline, the great outdoors and all its possibilities for activities like hiking await.


Climate for your stay in Minnesota cottage rentals

Summer marks the peak season in the state. Families begin to escape the big cities by scoring Minnesota vacation rentals along the lake shores. The sunny months of June to August see the highest number of events and festivities, with everything from food festivals to outdoor concerts. Late spring and early fall sees a dip in the rental prices and with the weather still balmy, it's a great time to go while avoiding the crowds. As winter creeps in, so do the flurries of snow that carpet the state, opening up a whole new range of outdoor activities.

Natural features

Hear the howl of wolves in Minnesota

Wildlife lovers are spoiled for choice in Minnesota, particularly towards the north, where packs of wolves still roam free and howl at night, meandering moose saunter along the edge of lakes and through the marshlands, while black bears amble around in the woodland. Look up past treetops to the skies and you'll likely spot any number of the 300 recorded species of birdlife, the highlight for most being sightings of majestic bald eagles and the haunting calls of the great gray owl. The lakes and waterways are brimming with catfish, bass and walleye – just remember to bring your rod.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Minnesota

Fly into Brainerd, MN (BRD-Brainerd Lakes Regional), the closest airport, located 34.9 mi (56.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Bemidji, MN (BJI-Bemidji Regional), which is 55 mi (88.4 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Staples Station, Detroit Lakes Station and St. Cloud Station are the main stations in the city. You can get around Minnesota by jumping on the metro at Royalston Station, Target Field Station or Bassett Creek Valley Station.

Food and drink

Regional cuisine in Minnesota

Minnesota has a unique cuisine that combines local influences with German and Scandinavian heritage. Wild rice, serviceberry, chokecherry, hazelnuts, and fresh fish are common, as well as ethnic food traditions like lefse, lutefisk, rosettes, gravlax, lingonberries, and sauerkraut. If you want to experience the culinary tradition of Minnesota, visit a restaurant, eatery, or food fair near your Minnesota vacation accommodation.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly attractions near Minnesota vacation rentals

Minnesota has an array of kid-friendly attractions to explore with the kids. Vacation homes can be found near places like the Mall of America, a huge shopping complex with hundreds of stores and restaurants, a theme park, a theater, and an aquarium, and The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, a vast nature preserve with hiking trails, canoe routes, and campsites in a diverse landscape. You'll also like Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, a picturesque zoo with global wildlife, kid-friendly attractions, and botanical gardens.

Can I find log cabins to rent in Minnesota?

Often set in secluded natural locations, log cabins offer a cozy retreat from the fast pace of life. If you're ready to switch off and take a break, have a look at these log cabins to rent in Minnesota:

  • If you'd like to try rock climbing or mountain biking while staying in Minnesota, "Beautiful Log Cabin, Stunning Lake Superior And Tettegouche View" in Lake County will be a great fit.
  • Another option is "Stunning Log Cabin Close To Lutsen Mountains". With fun activities such as fishing and cycling close by, this Lutsen retreat will be perfect if you love the outdoors.

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

While long vacations are amazing, there's something undeniably lovely about escaping for a weekend getaway. These properties in Minnesota are perfect for just that:

  • "North Shore Headlands House - Retreat House On Lake Superior" - This property in Occhiatana comes with amenities that'll make your visit nice and comfy, such as a private pool and cable/satellite TV services. Its handy location also makes it a great base to do some exploring.
  • "Cabin - Rated One Of The Top Vrbo's By Mn Monthly Magazine Interior Designer Owned" - With games and off-street parking options, not to mention its convenient location in Breezy Point, you'll want more than a weekend at this rental property.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Minnesota?

Studio apartments may be smaller in size, but it's tough to beat their accessible locations and modest price tags. Whether you're traveling solo or there's just the two of you, consider booking one of these cozy studio apartments in Minnesota:

  • "Duluth Harbor View - City Of Duluth Permit # Plahs2103" in Great Lakes squeezes a range of useful amenities into its single room space, such as internet services and free toiletries.
  • Homey and offering more privacy than a big hotel, "Tettegouche Log Cabin N Shore Lk Superior W" is another tempting option. It's located in Northeast Minnesota and features a kitchen and a nearby laundromat.

Can I find short term rentals in Minnesota?

Book yourself an inexpensive cabin or splash out on a premium apartment. Vrbo has no shortage of short-term rentals to suit your budget in Minnesota. Take a look at these options for some inspiration:

  • Stay close to central Occhiatana and spend your days visiting all the top sights from "North Shore Headlands House - Retreat House On Lake Superior". Along with its handy location, this retreat has everything you need to make your visit relaxed and hassle-free.
  • "Cabin - Rated One Of The Top Vrbo's By Mn Monthly Magazine Interior Designer Owned" also welcomes short-term guests. Spend a couple of lazy days at this option in Pequot Lakes and see why it's a hit with many visitors.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Minnesota?

Whether you've been an item for a few months, a decade or forever, nothing beats a romantic weekend getaway to keep passions burning. If you're looking for somewhere dreamy to spend a couple of days with your favorite person, you'll be enamored with these escapes:

  • Catch up on quality time and cuddles at "Desirable, Peaceful Lakeshore Location In Park Point Just Steps From Canal Park" in Canal Park. Beauty services and a fireplace are some of the thoughtful touches you'll find here.
  • Another appealing option is "Lake Superior Lakehome With Stunning Views" in Two Harbors. Enjoy amenities here including a fireplace and a swimming pool, as well as each other's company.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Minnesota?

If you're planning a getaway to remember, don't go it alone; bring the whole crew along. It's always more fun to share the experience with the people you love. These vacation rentals in Minnesota are ideal for larger groups:

  • "Cabin - Rated One Of The Top Vrbo's By Mn Monthly Magazine Interior Designer Owned": Featuring 5 bedrooms, this vacation rental in Pequot Lakes has enough room for the whole gang. Amenities like a fireplace and a firepit are on hand to make things nice and comfy.
  • "Giants Ridge Golf/hike/swim/ski": You'll get your squad's stamp of approval at this option in Aurora which comes with a kitchen, a fireplace and more. It has 4 bedrooms that will easily sleep all your guests.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in Minnesota?

Whether you're organizing a vacation with friends and family, a big birthday bash or even a wedding, we'll help you find a space to fit your group. Gather your nearest and dearest and compare these large vacation rentals in Minnesota:

  • "Lake Front Lodge, Leech Lake, With Multiple Cabins": With 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 44 people, you'll have more than enough space at this sizable rental in Longville. Useful amenities here include a kitchen and a lake view.
  • "Private Cabin And Sauna On Lake Vermilion": Located in Cook, this retreat offers amenities like a firepit and a kitchen. It has 6 bedrooms and can comfortably sleep up to 36 guests.

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

There's no shortage of houses with a pool in Minnesota, so slip on your swimsuit and get ready to spend your days bobbing around in the water. Here are some top-rated options to get you inspired:

  • Little kids, big kids, parents — everyone will enjoy the pool at "North Shore Headlands House - Retreat House On Lake Superior". Whisk your favorite people away on a break at this Occhiatana rental house which also features on-site watersports and a living room.
  • Jump out of bed and go for an early morning dip at "Minnesota Point Beach House 1 - Spectacular Lake Superior View" in Park Point. A barbecue grill and childrens activities are just two of the many amenities at this exceptional option.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Minnesota?

Perhaps you're organizing a getaway to celebrate a special occasion, or reuniting with all the cousins you haven't seen in years. Whatever the reason, you're going to want lots of space. One of these large family vacation rentals in Minnesota might be exactly what you're after:

  • If you're after an escape that sleeps no fewer than 9 guests, check out "Lake Superior Lakehome With Stunning Views" in Two Harbors. With 4 bedrooms, towels and a kitchen island, your next family trip will be a winner.
  • An equally good option, "North Shore Headlands House - Retreat House On Lake Superior" in Occhiatana offers 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 8 people. A separate dining area and a porch will help keep the whole gang comfy and content.

Can I find family cabin rentals in Minnesota?

Toast some s'mores and enjoy a round of cards. These cabins in Minnesota are ideal bases to spend some quality family time:

  • "Cabin - Rated One Of The Top Vrbo's By Mn Monthly Magazine Interior Designer Owned" - Located in Pequot Lakes, this welcoming escape comes with creature comforts such as a barbecue grill and a balcony.
  • "Residence Pierre And Vacances Les Bergers" - Craft magic memories with the kids at this popular option. Located in Bergers, it comes with a garden, a barbecue grill and more.

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