Minnesota, known as the land of 10,000 lakes, is famous for its untouched nature and golden opportunities for outdoor adventure. From the alluring waters of Lake Superior to the thick woodlands filled with diverse wildlife, this one-of-a-kind state is the perfect place for a cabin retreat.
What follows is a list of the best cabin rentals in Minnesota. To ensure that these cabins are outstanding and consistently well rated, all of the rentals are listed on Airbnb and presided over by superhosts – hosts with a proven track record of providing exceptional hospitality.
Rustic Log Cabin Near Lake Superior
The first Airbnb on our list is a beautifully crafted one-room cabin built for a rustic outdoor adventure.
This lake cabin in Minnesota is ideal for a solo traveler or a couple looking for a genuine camping experience. There is no running water in the cabin, and guests can collect water for drinking, washing, and cooking from the natural artesian well nearby. There is also a convenient outhouse close to the cabin as well as a bucket shower, a firepit, and a cozy sauna. The cabin is furnished with a queen-size bed, a dining table, and a small sitting area around a fireplace, and the kitchen offers a cooktop and a minifridge. Huge windows surround the cabin and provide panoramic views of the woods and the nearby lake.
The cabin sits on two acres of private land and is within walking distance of several hiking trails, restaurants, and the rocky beaches of Lake Superior. Lutsen Resort and Americinn, where you can pay a small fee to use the pool, hot tub, and showers, are also nearby.
Modern Cabin With Lake Views
Another great option for one or two guests is this beautifully crafted Minnesota cabin for rent in Grand Marais.
Characterized by stunning pine timbers and grand windows that offer breathtaking views, the interior is well decorated and bright. The lofted sleeping area is furnished with a queen-size bed and features a TV and a stunning skylight perfect for stargazing. There is a spa-like full bathroom with a beach pebble shower floor as well as a full kitchen with high-end appliances, a breakfast bar, and luxurious quartz countertops. The spacious living room has a comfy couch, a swinging chair, a dining table, and a Smart TV. Outside, you’ll find a firepit, a picnic table, a vegetable garden, and a cozy sauna available during the colder months.
This lakeside cabin in Minnesota offers guests the best of both worlds with a convenient location surrounded by woods and close proximity to all of the amenities in town. The 10-acre property is right next to a Lake Superior beach and is within walking distance of many great hiking trails.
Cozy Red Cabin on Baptism River
For a Minnesota cabin with river views and easy access to outdoor recreation, check out this comfortable rental in Tettegouche State Park.
The one-bedroom cabin is furnished with a cozy queen-size bed and a large futon in the living room. There is also a full bathroom and a fully furnished kitchen complete with all major appliances. The cabin comes with a ton of modern amenities, including Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and a Smart TV. The best part of this rental is the exclusive outdoor space, which boasts a spacious elevated deck overlooking the river, patio furniture, a firepit, and a grill.
Located in the heart of a state park, the cabin offers full access to all of the surrounding attractions, including Lake Superior and the Superior Hiking Trail. In the winter, guests can enjoy skiing and snowshoeing at Palisade Head, Shovel Point, and the Finland Cooperative.
Log Cabin on the Gunflint Trail
Rent a cabin in Minnesota that offers immediate access to a world-famous hiking trail and fantastic attractions no matter the season.
Known as Wolf Track Den Cabin, this impressive Airbnb can accommodate up to five guests with a sofa bed in the living room and a queen-size bed and a single bed in the lofted bedroom area. There is also a large full bathroom with a walk-in shower and a full kitchen in the open living space. There is ample space to enjoy meals in the cozy dining nook or at the wooden breakfast table. Log walls, an indoor fireplace, and a TV make the sitting room warm and comfortable, and guests can enjoy the fresh air and beautiful views from the large deck. The rental is pet-friendly, and additional amenities include Wi-Fi, a washer and dryer, and baby gear upon request.
Located right at the foot of the Gunflint Trail, the cabin is perfect for anyone interested in hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, or mountain biking. The city of Grand Marais is also just a few miles away, and guests can enjoy easy access to Devil Track Lake and Lake Superior.
Beautiful North Shore River Retreat
If you’re looking for a riverfront Minnesota cabin that can accommodate a few more guests, check out this spacious two-bedroom home in the secluded wilderness.
Well decorated and naturally bright, the interior is characterized by wood-planked ceilings, hardwood floors, and colorful accent walls. A queen-size bed in the master bedroom, a double bed in the second bedroom, and the sofa bed in the living room make the space suited for up to six guests. The sizable full kitchen area is furnished with a dining table, across from which you’ll find a cozy reading nook and a set of glass doors that open onto the deck. Feel free to get some work done with the high-speed Wi-Fi and dedicated desk space in the living room, or just relax in front of either of the two TVs.
On the property, you can swim and fish in the river, explore the surrounding woodland, and spot local wildlife. Located 10 miles away from Lake Superior, the cabin also offers easy access to nearby hiking, shopping, and dining opportunities.
Another fantastic choice for a rustic camping experience is this Minnesota cabin rental set on 20 acres of woodland with beautiful maple trees.
Designed and built by a local carpenter, the cabin offers a peaceful experience and a stunning interior. Walls of windows provide beautiful views of the woods and lake throughout the seasons. With no Wi-Fi, TV, or running water, this is a genuine off-grid experience suited for up to three guests. The main living space is furnished with a double bed, a sleeping cot, a dedicated workspace, and rocking chairs. There is an outhouse and rain barrel water for washing as well as a wood stove, a small cooktop, an outdoor grill, and a cooler.
Guests can enjoy the marvelous scenery from the wrap-around porch or get warm and cozy in the luxurious wood sauna, which can be found about 100 yards away from the cabin. The cabin is situated in a beautiful setting in Hovland, Minnesota, close to Lake Superior and 30 minutes away from Grand Marais.
Rural Cottage With a Hot Tub
For a relaxing getaway in farm country, consider this timberframe cottage with luxurious amenities and easy access to outdoor attractions.
Artistically crafted, this Minnesota cabin for rent offers a classic design with wood-planked walls and a lofted bedroom area. The rental is pet-friendly, and the hosts welcome small families, couples, and solo travelers. There is one full bathroom, a full kitchen, and a lovely sitting area with soaring ceilings and a cozy sofa. This rental is a great choice for anyone hoping to get some work done and offers complimentary Wi-Fi and a dedicated workspace. The cabin also boasts a massive deck with an outdoor dining table, a grill, and a porch swing. Adding to the property’s relaxing appeal is a luxurious hot tub and a beautiful waterfall in the yard that emanates soothing white noise.
Set on over two acres of fenced-in farm land in the friendly town of Upsala, the cottage is within walking distance of a park, a bar, and a restaurant. There is also a local lake just a few miles away, and the nearby Soo Line Trail is great for hiking, biking, and snowmobiling.
Country Cabin in Menahga
This incredible Airbnb in Minnesota offers a quiet country setting and far more outdoor activities than your average cabin rental.
Up to four guests can stay in the cabin, which is furnished with a full-size bed, a futon, and two lofted single beds. The interior is warm and welcoming with rustic wood accents and tasteful décor. There is one full bathroom as well as a full kitchen with all major appliances and a dining table. Kick back and relax in the living room or chill out in the scenic yard complete with a picnic table, a firepit, and a cozy wood sauna.
Located on 20 acres of woodland, this rental cabin in Minnesota offers several walking trails and a nearby lake. Enjoy swimming and boating in the summer and snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and skiing in the winter. Guests also have the convenient option of signing up for exclusive activities, lessons, and day trips, including charter fishing, fly fishing, ice fishing, and river float trips on the Mississippi River.
Gorgeous North Shore River Cabin
Hand-built from local materials in 1995, this private Minnesota cabin is located right on the Baptism River and boasts stunning views of the surrounding natural scenery.
Featuring a classic A-frame design and grand windows that provide a ton of natural light, the cabin is spacious, welcoming, and bright. The lofted bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed, and the sofa bed in the living room makes the space suited for up to three guests. There is also a full bathroom and guests can enjoy a home-cooked meal at the dining table in the full kitchen. There is a dedicated workspace and efficient Wi-Fi for getting some work done, and pets are allowed in the cabin.
You will also have access to a wood sauna, a firepit, and a cedar deck overlooking the river. There are no other homes visible from the cabin, which is set in a secluded woodland very close to the shores of Lake Superior.
Private Log Cabin on a Lake
Choose a lake cabin for rent in Minnesota that boasts luxurious amenities and all the comforts of home.
This waterfront Airbnb can accommodate up to six guests with two lofted queen-size beds and one bedroom with a third queen-size bed. Along with the bedroom, the living space can be found on the main level and offers a full kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and a cozy place to sit around an indoor fireplace. Most notably, the cabin boasts 1,000 square feet of deck space and a convenient lower level with glass doors that overlook the lake. Also on the property, you’ll find a sauna building, a hammock, picnic tables, a firepit, and a private dock. There is a rustic outhouse in the yard, but it is for decoration only as there is a full bathroom inside the cabin. Guests can also enjoy a vast array of modern amenities, including Wi-Fi, TV, air-conditioning, heated floors, a dishwasher, and a washer and dryer.
The cabin offers waterfront access right on the property and is just a few minutes away from Fond Du Lac State Forest, which offers skiing, snowmobiling, and hiking trails. Enjoy fishing and swimming right off the private dock or visit one of the three state parks nearby. No matter how you choose to spend your trip, we’re sure you’ll agree that this is one of the best cabin rentals in Minnesota.
Waterfront Lake Home
Another luxurious waterfront option is this Minnesota cabin rental overlooking the western shore of Shagawa Lake.
The two-floor home can sleep up to six guests in one bedroom with a queen-size bed on each floor and a third queen-size bed lofted above the living area. There is also a full bathroom on each floor, and the luxuriously large kitchen is well equipped with everything you might need to prepare a feast. There is enough space for the entire group to hang out in the living room, which boasts a huge wall of windows that provide panoramic lake views and a cozy sitting area decorated with tasteful splashes of color and a cow-print ottoman. From top to bottom, the cabin offers luxurious finishes and elegant furnishings, and additional amenities include Wi-Fi, a Smart TV, a Bluetooth sound system, a washer and dryer, and high-end toiletries.
Located in a friendly town on a quiet bay of Shagawa Lake, this cabin on a lake in Minnesota is a great choice for groups and families. In the summer, the cabin comes with an outdoor grill, bikes, kayaks, paddleboards, a canoe, and life jackets, and in the winter you can enjoy sleds, snowshoes, hot chocolate, heated floors, and an indoor fireplace. No matter what time of year you plan to visit, you don’t want to pass up a stay in this one-of-a-kind rental.
For a more rustic camping experience, check out this off-grid hideaway on 20 acres of secluded woodland.
The interior offers a classic cabin design with one bedroom with a queen-size bed and a sofa bed in the living room. Decorated with local art and filled with activities, books, and games, the cabin is warm and inviting. There is no running water or electricity, and guests have access to an outhouse, a firepit, and a charcoal grill for cooking outdoors. This Airbnb is great for children and pets, but guests should be careful around the wood stove, which is used to heat the cabin in the colder months.
The cabin is situated a few miles away from Lake Superior, Two Harbors, and Gooseberry Falls. Guests can walk to a nearby trailhead and follow the Lake Superior Hiking Trail or drive over to the water and enjoy a swim.
The River Lodge
If you’re looking for a Minnesota cabin that can accommodate a large group, this seven-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom rental is the one for you.
As the largest rental on our list, this massive cabin is furnished with a jaw-dropping total of eight single beds, six queen-size beds, three sets of bunk beds, two sofa beds, and one king-size bed in the master suite. The custom-built home is completely decked out in high-end furnishings, antique accents, and unique features, including a game room and loft balconies. Enjoy a home-cooked meal in the spacious full kitchen with high-end appliances and ample seating space, cozy up with a book by the indoor fireplace in the main living room, or take in the fresh air and vast scenery on the huge wrap-around porch.
Nestled on five acres of land on the banks of the Mississippi River, this opulent rental is the perfect place to relax and interact with nature. The cabin allows pets and is family friendly, and children are sure to enjoy the enormous yard, which offers one firepit near the house and another next to the river. If you’re interested in hiking during your trip, Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area is just down the road.
Pine Grove Cabin
When it comes to renting a cabin in Minnesota, a peaceful and quiet environment is an integral part of the experience. This handcrafted home is set on five acres of woodland located right across the street from Pine River, making it the perfect choice for a tranquil retreat.
The interior features exposed wooden beams and unique wood details, and sleeping arrangements include one bedroom with a queen-size bed and a set of bunk beds as well as a lofted queen-size bed. There is also one full bathroom and a full kitchen with a dining table, and guests have access to a cozy wood sauna next to the cabin.
The property is set in the heart of a pine tree plantation and offers 250 feet of riverfront access. Guests also have access to two kayaks, a firepit, and a hiking trail.
Isolated Lake Retreat
The final Minnesota cabin for rent on our list is a completely private home built for an unforgettable lakeside adventure.
The space is ideal for a small group or a family, offering a master bedroom with a queen-size bed and a guest bedroom with two single beds. There is also a fully furnished kitchen with top-notch appliances and wooden cabinetry and a full bathroom with a washer and dryer. The cozy living space is a great place to relax in the evenings, offering a gas fireplace, stone accents, and a TV, and the cabin comes fully equipped with efficient Wi-Fi.
Nestled on 40 acres of woods filled with hiking trails and a private lake, the cabin offers a dock, an anchored swimming raft, kayaks, a canoe, and a fishing boat. There is also an outdoor shower great for rinsing off after a swim, and in the winter, guests can enjoy the well-maintained trails and the frozen lake with three pairs of snowshoes provided for guests. At dusk, be sure to keep an eye out for the beaver family that lives along the shoreline.
That concludes our list of the best rental cabins in Minnesota. From rustic off-grid adventures to luxurious five-star experiences, Airbnb has got you covered.