Discover a selection of 3,500 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 $100 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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Destination guide

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

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.

Weather

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.

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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Minnesota, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 3,304 vacation rentals around Minnesota. From 886 cabin rentals to 2,422 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Minnesota?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Minnesota. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Cottage Grove: 125 vacation rentals
  • Pequot Lakes: 320 vacation rentals
  • Minneapolis: 744 vacation rentals
  • Grand Marais: 124 vacation rentals
  • Brainerd: 306 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Minnesota! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Minnesota?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Minnesota:

  • Cottage Grove: 125 rentals
  • Pequot Lakes: 320 rentals
  • Minneapolis: 744 rentals
  • Grand Marais: 124 rentals
  • Brainerd: 306 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Minnesota?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Minnesota are:

  • Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.): 808 vacation rentals
  • Brainerd, MN (BRD-Brainerd Lakes Regional): 326 vacation rentals
  • Detroit Lakes, MN (DTL): 80 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Minnesota?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Minnesota. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Duluth: 124 rentals
  • Mall of America: 796 rentals
  • U.S. Bank Stadium: 811 rentals
  • Itasca State Park: 67 rentals
  • Gooseberry Falls State Park: 51 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Minnesota listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Minnesota

Cottage Grove
125 vacation rentals
Pequot Lakes
320 vacation rentals
Minneapolis
744 vacation rentals
Grand Marais
124 vacation rentals
Brainerd
306 vacation rentals
Duluth
124 vacation rentals
Alexandria
117 vacation rentals
Crosslake
231 vacation rentals
Lutsen
124 vacation rentals
Two Harbors
78 vacation rentals
Stillwater
139 vacation rentals
Rochester
187 vacation rentals
Ely
95 vacation rentals
Detroit Lakes
102 vacation rentals
Nisswa
338 vacation rentals
Park Rapids
104 vacation rentals
Walker
184 vacation rentals
Breezy Point
250 vacation rentals
Bemidji
40 vacation rentals
Grand Rapids
96 vacation rentals