Published October 6, 2020 10/6/2020

14 Cozy Cabin Airbnbs in Minnesota

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A cabin rental can provide an idyllic getaway, often tucked in the woods, alongside a river or lake, providing a great way to escape the hustle and bustle. In Minnesota, the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” there are lots of lakefront options bringing dazzling views of the state’s most beautiful landscapes, offering the perfect stress-relieving escape. Among these cozy cabin rentals, you’re sure to find the perfect place to book.

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Waterfront Cabin, Detroit Lakes Waterfront Cabin in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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Waterfront Cabin in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Waterfront Cabin, Detroit Lakes

This two-bedroom cabin for up to six guests offers beautiful waterfront views and includes a large yard with a deck and fire pit. Just a short drive from the cabin you can enjoy sunbathing, fishing and swimming at City Beach, while nearby Detroit Mountain Recreation Area offers mountain biking during the warmer months and downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, boarding and more in the winter. You’ll have a BBQ for grilling on the deck, large windows for enjoying the view from indoors and all the comforts of home, including Wi-Fi, a Smart TV, and a full kitchen.

Sixmile Lake Cabin, Ely Sixmile Lake Cabin, Ely, Minnesota
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Sixmile Lake Cabin, Ely, Minnesota

Sixmile Lake Cabin, Ely

This gorgeous hand scribed log cabin sits along Sixmile Lake, providing a tranquil escape with spectacular views. It sleeps up to six with an open floor plan that includes a loft with a queen bed and a main living area with two built-in bunk beds and a pull-out sofa. The kitchen includes all the essentials and you’ll have a Weber grill for cooking out on pleasant days. The antique clawfoot tub in the bathroom is ideal for a soak after hiking, fishing or paddling in the complimentary canoes on the private access lake. Campfires can be enjoyed and you’ll find many attractions nearby like the International Wolf Center and North American Bear Center too.

Civil War Era Cabin, Long Prairie Maynard Cabin, a Civil War Era Cabin, Long Prairie, Minnesota
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Maynard Cabin, a Civil War Era Cabin, Long Prairie, Minnesota

Civil War Era Cabin, Long Prairie

This nearly 150-year-old cabin was erected by homesteader James Maynard shortly after the Civil War. The current owners moved it to a meadow at the edge of their wooded property and restored it by adding modern amenities while keeping within its historic character. It includes a cozy wood stove, kerosene lanterns, a fully functional kitchen with an old-fashioned kerosene stove and period furnishings. Authentic antique beds furnished with feather pillows and handmade quilts are included too. Look forward to roasting marshmallows and chats around the fire, grilling on the barbecue and exploring the adjacent woods.

Leaning Cedar Cabin Next to Boundary Waters, Fall Lake Township Leaning Cedar Cabin near Boundary Waters, Minnesota
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Leaning Cedar Cabin near Boundary Waters, Minnesota

Leaning Cedar Cabin Next to Boundary Waters, Fall Lake Township

Providing rare remote access to the Boundary Waters, you’ll need to paddle, boat or ski to reach this leaning cedar cabin, but it’s ideal for those looking for a truly quiet retreat and outdoor adventure. It sits on two acres above Farm Lake overlooking the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to the east, with skiing and snowshoeing possible on the lake and through the woods. Ice fishing is great here too. After a day of play, you can come back and relax in the sauna and cozy up to the wood-burning stove with wood supplied. There is no electricity, but lighting is provided by propane gas lights and there is full cell phone coverage.

Lakefront A-Frame, Battle Lake Newly Remodeled Lakefront A-Frame, Battle Lake, Minnesota
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Newly Remodeled Lakefront A-Frame, Battle Lake, Minnesota

Lakefront A-Frame, Battle Lake

This four-bedroom designer cabin for up to 10 guests boasts 200 feet of lake frontage and sits on an acre of land, ideal for relaxing and taking advantage of many activities on and around Ethel Lake. Enjoy fishing, swimming and a wealth of water sports – a 22′ pontoon are available to rent for an additional fee too, with a boat launch only 1/6th of a mile from the house. A full kitchen, Wi-Fi and a washer/dryer are included.

Mökki Dwelling by the Dock, Hovland Mökki Dwelling by the Dock, Grand Marais, Minnesota
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Mökki Dwelling by the Dock, Grand Marais, Minnesota

Mökki Dwelling by the Dock, Hovland

A Scandinavian Dovetail cabin, Mokki is located 20 minutes north of Grand Marais in Hovland close to the Canadian border and Lake Superior. Designed by a local carpenter and North House Folk School instructor, it’s a work of art providing the perfect romantic retreat immersed in nature, complete with a wood-fired sauna with water from the rain barrels or melted snow for bathing. Many enjoy jumping off the dock nearby and then running back up the road to the sauna. It includes a fireplace and large windows for views of the forest and deer that often wander by.

Minne Me North Shore Cabin on Lake Superior, Lutsen MinneMe Cabin on Lake Superior, Minnesota
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MinneMe Cabin on Lake Superior, Minnesota

Minne Me North Shore Cabin on Lake Superior, Lutsen

This two-bedroom cabin/cottage is tucked among old cedar trees and includes a path that leads to a Lake Superior ledge rock shoreline. Accommodating up to four guests, there’s a stone wood-burning fireplace in the living room and everything you need for a relaxing escape. It’s just five minutes from the Superior National at Lutsen Golf Course and Lutsen Mountains Ski and Recreation Area, which offers activities in the summer too, like a sightseeing gondola that leads to Moose Mountain and an alpine slide.

Agua Norte Cabin on Lake Superior, Grand Marais Agua Norte Cabin on Lake Superior
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Agua Norte Cabin on Lake Superior

Agua Norte Cabin on Lake Superior, Grand Marais

Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Superior from this one-bedroom timber frame cabin for four. You’ll feel as if you’re far from the chaos of the “real world” in the woods, yet Grand Marais is just four miles away. It includes lots of windows and a large cedar deck for enjoying the views inside and out. There’s even a large skylight so you can gaze up at the stars and watch the northern lights in comfort. A pebble beach can be accessed just across the road too. It includes a TV with Apple TV in the living room, another TV with a DVD player in the loft, a spa-like bathroom, a fire pit, a grill and an organic garden where guests can pick vegetables seasonally.

Newly Renovated Cabin with Panoramic Views of Lake Pepin, Lake City Newly Renovated cabin at Lake Pepin with panoramic views
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Newly Renovated cabin at Lake Pepin with panoramic views

Newly Renovated Cabin with Panoramic Views of Lake Pepin, Lake City

This two-bedroom cabin sits atop a hill providing magnificent views of Lake Pepin, perfectly situated between Lake City and Wabasha. It includes a beautiful fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen with granite counters, accommodating up to six guests. Look foward to activities on and in the water, hiking in the woods and nearby attractions, including lots of local wineries and breweries.

Elbow Lake Lodge White Birch Cabin, Cook Elbow Lake Lodge White Birch Cabin, Cook Minneosta
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Elbow Lake Lodge White Birch Cabin, Cook Minneosta

Elbow Lake Lodge White Birch Cabin, Cook

This two-bedroom cabin is located at Elbow Lake Lodge offering a wide range of family-friendly amenities. You’ll have access to 800 feet of sandy beachfront, pedal boats, paddleboards, kayaks, on-site mini-golf, a playground, camp fire-pits, and a marina with boat rentals. The main lodge hosts the Fish Tales restaurant and bar, an ice cream counter, sauna, and a recreation lounge with a ping pong table, movie screen, board games and a fireplace. Guests also have access to Wi-Fi and a cable TV in the main lodge.

The Crescent Beach House, Cass Lake The Crescent Beach House
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The Crescent Beach House

The Crescent Beach House, Cass Lake

This spacious seasonal two-bedroom cabin accommodates up to nine on Wolf Lake, set along one of northern Minnesota’s best beaches. You’ll have your own private dock located on the lake that also offers access to the Mississippi River and Cass Lake chain. There’s a fire pit that sits at the water’s edge, ideal for watching the sunset and then gazing up at a starry night’s sky. Enjoy activities like fishing and swimming or sunbathing on the sand with beach chairs and a cooler provided. The fully stocked kitchen comes with basic seasonings and everything you need to make your own meals. Wi-Fi and TV are both included.

Cozy and Peaceful Little Pine River Retreat, Crosslake Cozy and Peaceful Little Pine River Retreat
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Cozy and Peaceful Little Pine River Retreat

Cozy and Peaceful Little Pine River Retreat, Crosslake

This adorable cabin in the woods sits along Little Pine River just a short drive from town and includes two single kayaks and several tubes for taking advantage of the water. There’s a deck, two screened-in porches and a fire pit that all offer the chance to relax with the views and sounds of the river while keeping an eye out for wildlife. It sleeps up to 12 in two bedrooms, with additional beds in the living room and one of the screened-porch rooms. There’s a fully equipped kitchen that includes a coffee bar with some coffee, an assortment of teas, and hot chocolate during the cooler seasons. A charcoal grill and a propane grill are available too.

Cozy Cabin on Sunset Bay - Mille Lacs Lake, Isle Cozy Cabin on Sunset Bay, Isle, Minnesota
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Cozy Cabin on Sunset Bay, Isle, Minnesota

Cozy Cabin on Sunset Bay - Mille Lacs Lake, Isle

Located on Mille Lacs Lake in Sunset Bay, this three-bedroom cabin offers gorgeous sunset and lake views along with access to sugary sands with shallow water for swimming. A canoe, standup paddle board and paddle boat are all included for fun out on the water too. You’ll also have a picnic table for alfresco dining, a fire pit, sand toys, floaties and a charcoal grill. It sleeps up to six and has a fully stocked kitchen, washer/dryer, fireplace and Wi-Fi.

Nordkapp Chalet Cabin on Lake Superior, Tofte Nordkapp Cabin, Tofte, Minnesota
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Nordkapp Cabin, Tofte, Minnesota

Nordkapp Chalet Cabin on Lake Superior, Tofte

This two-bedroom cabin is a traditional cedar paneled north woods chalet located at the edge of Lake Superior with a private viewing deck for sipping your morning coffee or evening wine while watching for passing ships and listening to the waves crash against the cliffs below. Enjoy skiing, hiking, mountain biking or golfing nearby and then come back and relax in the sauna before enjoying the warmth of the woodstove. There are many dining options and a long list of other attractions within a short drive too.

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