Planning a nature-filled vacation and looking for the best Airbnbs in Minnesota? I have put together a list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals, cabins, and unique treehouses to ensure an unforgettable stay. Check them out and get your vacation started!
Minnesota is characterized by exquisite landscapes and untouched beauty. Also known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” this state has an abundance of natural water locations that make it a popular vacation destination.
Minneapolis is one of the major cities in Minnesota and is, along with other Minnesota cities, home to an impressive art scene and historic landmarks. And don’t forget to give yourself a day to shop up a storm at the largest mall in the United States, The Mall of America.
Airbnb is a great accommodation option when deciding where to stay. With a variety of lake houses, treehouses, and cozy cabins in Minnesota, you have a huge range of locations to choose from. The people are friendly and the beauty is undeniable so check out my top Airbnb picks below and book your trip.
Airbnb Minnesota: The Best Vacation Rentals & Cabins
In case you’re in a rush, here are my top 5 Airbnb Minnesota picks, from cabins to lake houses, I cover them all. All you need to do is decide on when you will be visiting.
- Best Overall Minnesota Vacation Rental – A Four Seasons Tree House With All Amenities of a Home
- Best Luxury Minnesota Vacation Rental – 8000 square foot GEODESIC DOMES – the most unique and magical vacation home ever
- Best Cheap Vacation Rental in Minnesota – Summer is just around the corner,; book your getaway before you miss the boat!
- Most Cozy Airbnb Cabin Rental Minnesota – Cozy Parkplace Cabin
- Most Unique Airbnb Minnesota Lake Cabin Rental – Treehouse lofty lodge
I have also included some epic videos throughout my post so you are never left wondering what to do next on your trip. Check them all out for information and activities in different parts of Minnesota.
Note: Due to the closure if the Airbnb Associates program, some of the properties listed have been changed to other booking platforms (which can have lower rates and less cleaning/service fees!
Top 16 Minnesota Airbnbs
Minnesota is a large state and has a lot to offer for different travelers. These are my top picks for the best Airbnbs with something to suit everyone. So have a look below and pick the best Airbnb to suit your travel needs.
1) A Four Seasons Tree House With All Amenities Of A Home | Best Overall Minnesota Vacation Rental
Price: $150+ USD per night
With over 200 five-star guest rating, this incredible tree house vacation rental is Minnesota’s most stayed-at VRBO with the highest score. And why wouldn’t it be? The cozy treehouse is unique, cool and impressive, with two bedroom, five beds and a picture perfect location. Perfect for a magical family escape, the treehouse is located on 18 private acres and boasts lake views, on top of a covered bridge and a six-person hot tub. Eagle Mountain is in close proximity.
Guest Review: “The treehouse was absolutely gorgeous!!! We truly enjoyed our stay. Our 8yr old daughter thought it was the coolest place ever!! Everything was very neat and well thought out!! We are looking forward to another stay in the feature!!” – Stacy
2) 8000 square foot GEODESIC DOMES – the most unique and magical vacation home EVER | Best Luxury Minnesota Vacation Rental
Location: Eden Prairie
Price: $700+ USD per night
Not only is this geodesic dome getaway one of Minnesota’s most unique and cool getaways, but it’s also one of the most highly-rated and luxurious. Located in close proximity to downtown Minneapolis and perfectly-situated, the dome retreat boasts six bedrooms, 14 beds, four bathrooms and so much to see and do. The interiors feature great views, new appliances, cozy beds, heating and cooling and tons of fun features. Outside, enjoy landscaped gardens with ponds, waterfalls and bridges. Just five minutes away in a fun state park with a beach, paddle boats and hiking trails. The Mall of America is nine miles away.
Guest Review: “When planning this trip we never imagined how perfect everything would turn out. From the festive decorations to cuddling up by the fire with hot cocoa and a cozy blanket! Family time sledding in the back yard and making snow angels! At dusk on Christmas Eve looking out over the property and seeing 8 tiny reindeer. We look forward to bringing our family back and making many many more memories. I can go on and on describing all the wonderful features about this home, however words can not describe the experience you will have by staying in this magical place.” – Nathan
3) Summer is just around the corner; book your getaway before you miss the boat! | Best Cheap Vacation Rental in Minnesota
Price: $75+ USD per night
Cheap, cozy and with everything you need, this budget-friendly two bedroom cabin in Longville, Minnesota promises a relaxed lakeside escape. The newly remodeled cabin features rustic, pine interiors, a fully-equipped kitchen, a new gas fireplace, a patio, a gas grill and a fire pit. Firewood is provided and if you’re heading here with your own boat, there’s a nearby public dock. The charming town of Longville is ten miles north and Walker 25 minutes. This is also a dog-friendly Minnesota vacation rental. Chill out by the lake this summer at this cheap and cheerful rental.
Guest Review: “My son and I enjoyed our weekend stay; the cabin is clean, comfortable and has the amenities you need. There is a very nice lakeside view where the wildlife was plentiful. Relaxing time, thanks!” – Michael
4) Crosslake Treetop, Bears Den
Airbnb Plus: No
Price: $122+ USD per night
This idyllic cabin is exactly what I picture when I think of a charming getaway in the woods. Nestled amongst the trees this double-story cabin is raised above the ground looking straight onto lush greenery.
Sleeping six, this is a great spot for a family retreat in nature. Perfectly located you will be able to walk to all the attractions and activities in Crosslake. The cabin is also fully-equipped with a kitchen and everything else you may need so you’ll probably opt for spending cozy family nights around the indoor fire.
Guest Review: “Our stay at the Bears Den Treehouse cabin was wonderful. The cabin was thoroughly cleaned before our stay, beyond our expectations. And all listed amenities were available and present. We want to come back!”
5) Experience Duluth Arts in the Duluth Makers Loft
Airbnb Plus: Yes
Price: $114+ USD per night
Defined by chic and modern sophistication, this apartment in the heart of Duluth is an art lover’s paradise (or anyone’s for that matter). This apartment is directly above the Bailey Builds Market where you can browse and support local artisans’ work.
This studio apartment comfortably sleeps two guests in a queen-sized bed and is a perfect getaway for couples. Spend a day reading in the hammock outside or explore the dynamic art scene in Duluth.
Guest Review: “We loved staying here, the loft was really cozy and decorated with art from local creators.”
6) Sixmile Lake Cabin
Airbnb Plus: No
Price: $195+ USD per night
This quaint log cabin with exceptional views and a private deck is all you need for an authentic lake cabin experience. Suited for six guests, there is a queen-sized bed, built-in bunk beds, and a sleeper sofa. This is an awesome space for young families.
Adventurous families can take advantage of the hiking, canoeing, or fishing in the beautiful area surrounding the cabin. You can also opt for lazy days on the porch and roasting marshmallows around the fire.
Guest Review: “Lovely and charming cabin in a beautiful location! Very private, great place to relax and be right on the water. We had everything we needed and felt very comfortable. Dave was very responsive to messages. We’ll definitely come back!”
7) Cozy Parkplace Cabin | Most Cozy Airbnb Cabin Rental Minnesota
Location: Two Harbors
Airbnb Plus: No
Price: $189+ USD per night
This cozy Minnesota cabin rental is located in Two Harbors and has been praised by many reviewers as the perfect location to explore the area. This fisherman themed cabin sleeps two on the solid pine wood bed and can accommodate an additional two on a sofa couch.
Light up the indoor fire and relax after a long day of hiking and exploring the beauty of the area. There is a fully equipped kitchen should you feel like trying out your Masterchef skills. Alternatively, there are loads of restaurants and take-outs nearby should you prefer the convenience of a ready-cooked meal.
Guest Review: “A comfy, pet friendly cabin in a great location for exploring Two Harbors and the north shore. We would definitely stay here again!”
8) Treehouse Lofty Lodge | Most Unique Airbnb Minnesota Lake Cabin Rental
Location: Cottage Grove
Airbnb Plus: No
Price: $287+ USD per night
This luxury treehouse is a one-of-a-kind traveling experience. Elegant interior decor and immaculate finishings are seen throughout this two-bedroomed treehouse cabin. You will have lots of space with four outdoor decks and two fireplaces.
Situated on a historic farm, this treehouse is also located close to parks, restaurants, and the beach. Chances are you’ll want to spend all of your time in this unique accommodation but if not, you’ll have lots of entertainment options close by.
Guest Review: “What a wonderful experience. My wife and I were instantly 12 years old again but playing in this luxury treehouse. We can not wait to book again.”
9) Quaint Rustic Cabin on the Mississippi River
Airbnb Plus: No
Price: $72+ USD per night
This is a completely rustic and secluded cabin along the Mississippi River. Not for the faint-hearted traveler, this cabin is off the grid with no running water or electricity. But there are solar-powered lights, phone chargers and a fan.
You will be ‘roughing it’ as the only toilet is a porter john outside but this all adds to the authentic experience. The loft bedroom sleeps two and is an amazing spot for couples wanting a peaceful break with few distractions.
Bring along an adventurous spirit (and some bug spray) to experience the untouched wildlife and nature surrounding the cabin.
Guest Review: “Great space! The cabin is perfect! We had so much fun cooking and canoeing! Peaceful! All the little touches were great! We’ll be back!”
10) Cabin Nestled in the Pine Grove on the Pine River
Location: Pine River
Airbnb Plus: No
Price: $120+ USD per night
Set amongst glorious pine trees along the Pine River this neat little red cabin is the definition of a weekend away in the woods. You will feel secluded on this 5-acre land and can keep busy by kayaking, fishing, or exploring. Or grab a book and chill around the outdoor fire pit.
In winter enjoy a magical snow-filled vacation in this cabin. Perfect for young families, sleeping four guests on two queen-sized beds and a set of bunk beds. You can even bring along your furry friend to enjoy the getaway with you.
Guest Review: “This place is wonderful! Very cozy and the surrounding woods are beautiful.”
11) Atlas A-frame on Lake Adney | Luxury Airbnb Minnesota Cabin
Airbnb Plus: No
Price: $246+ USD per night
This trendy A-frame cabin is both aesthetically pleasing and practical. Minimalism and simplicity characterize this exquisite lake house with floor to ceiling glass windows resulting in unbeatable views.
Enjoy a peaceful weekend retreat in this airy space that comfortably sleeps six guests. You’ll probably want to spend most of your time on Lake Adney but you are also 10 minutes away from restaurants, activities, and groceries.
There is no wifi in the cabin and limited cell phone reception which is an ideal time to unplug and enjoy nature. You’ll arrive home from this tranquil getaway feeling rested and refreshed.
Guest Review: “Absolutely gorgeous photo location + stylish getaway. Truly, a beautiful lakeside retreat in a quiet area.”
12) Cuyuna Lake Cabin. Bike trails, SUPs and Serenity
Airbnb Plus: No
Price: $100+ USD per night
This gorgeous wood cabin is situated on a lake that connects to the Mississippi River. This is the perfect spot for a fun family vacation. It comfortably sleeps a family of four and can accommodate six with small children on a sleeper sofa.
This spot is within the Cuyana State Park area where you can enjoy many biking and hiking trails. And if you would prefer to be on the water then you can take the kayaks or SUP boards and explore the lake. Row out to the Rowe Mine Pit on one of the canoes and enjoy snorkeling in the clear water.
In the evenings, relax around the outdoor fire and enjoy time together as a family as you unwind from the adventures of your day.
Guest Review: “Cozy cabin by the lake. We enjoyed building a fire in the fire pit and watching snow fall on the lake. Could not have asked for a more gracious or considerate host. Highly recommend!”
13) Island Retreat on 15 Acres of National Park
Location: Saint Paul Park
Airbnb Plus: No
Price: $693+ USD per night
If you need a house for bigger groups and large family vacations then this Airbnb will be just perfect for you. The 15-acre property has a main house and guest house that comfortably accommodates 16 guests.
Between the swimming pool, hot tub, canoes, and fire pit on the property, you’ll be in your element. In the mornings whip up flapjacks for everyone on the griddle outside and in the evening roast marshmallows around the fire as you discuss your day of adventures.
Guest Review: “Amazing property with breathtaking views of the Mississippi. Very clean with lots of amenities. Christina was a fantastic host with quick and thoughtful communication from check-in to check-out. We would love to stay there again!”
14) Timber-frame cottage in heart of rural Minnesota
Airbnb Plus: No
Price: $177+ USD per night
This cottage was built using local timber and is beautifully light and homey. Catering to all types of travelers from families, couples, and guests wanting to partake in fishing and hunting activities. This home is set on a fenced 2-acre property you are conveniently located and only 3 miles from the local lake.
In summer, enjoy days in the hot tub and on your large private deck. In winter you can try out snowmobiling in the soft freshly fallen snow. There are some kitchen facilities including a microwave and kitchen sink, But you are also within walking distance of a restaurant and bar if you feel like a delicious meal out.
Guest Review: Jill and Joan are great hosts with a very special set of rental spaces available. We’ve already been twice and plan to return again soon!
15) Country Cottage + Movie Theatre + Lake View + SPA!
Location: Fergus Falls
Airbnb Plus: No
Price: $69+ USD per night
This affordable country cottage boasts loads of fun activities for the kids and is an amazing Airbnb for the whole family. The cottage sleeps four and the property has a mini-golf course for guests to make use of (free of charge!) There is also a spa to enjoy as well as exquisite lake views and sunsets. This spot will keep every family member happy and entertained.
In the evenings the fun continues while you either stargaze around the fire or head inside to watch a movie in the movie theatre with some popcorn. Close to Fergus Falls, you’ll encounter wildlife and untouched nature during your stay.
Guest Review: Wonderful place for a relaxing getaway! Very comfortable amenities. Loved the movie theater screen made the Christmas movie and games nights so special. Will definitely be back this summer!
16) Tiny House Peaceful and Private
Airbnb Plus: No
Price: $57+ USD per night
This tiny house is compact, stylish, and all you need for an exciting stay in Minneapolis. Located in the ideal South Minneapolis area you will be close to downtown and the airport. It comfortably sleeps 3 adults on a queen-sized bed and pull-out sleeper sofa.
It’s great for couples looking for a weekend away or business travel during the week. With all sorts of amenities like a washer, dryer, and a fully-equipped kitchen, this is the perfect home away from home.
Secure, comfortable, and well-priced, you’ll enjoy your stay in this cozy house when you visit Minneapolis.
Guest Review: “This was my first Air BNB and now I’m hooked! It was very clean, cozy and inviting. Phillip has thought of everything and I was pretty impressed. The bed and the bedding were comfortable too…major plus! I’ll be back.”
Am I Missing Anything on Airbnb Minnesota Vacation Rentals
Minnesota is a diverse location that has something to offer all types of travelers, from business to leisure and solo travel to family vacations. Airbnb is the preferred accommodation option for many people and with so many great spots in Minnesota, you shouldn’t think of booking accommodation any other way.
My list is curated from the best and most highly reviewed Airbnbs and I know you will love whichever one you stay in! If you have stayed in an incredible Airbnb that you think deserves a spot on the list please let me know, I would love to hear from you.
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Final Thoughts on Airbnb MN
Minnesota is an exceptionally beautiful state and with its diverse offerings, it easily keeps all types of travelers satisfied. You can’t go wrong with any of my top Airbnb picks and I am certain that you will enjoy your stay in any of the above spots regardless of your reason for travel.