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Minnesota is known as a place that gets very cold and snowy, which might make you hesitant about planning a traditional camping trip unless it’s summer. Fortunately, there are some excellent glamping sites scattered around Minnesota that offer the comforts of home while still experiencing some of the state’s most beautiful nature spots. Here are some exciting glamping destinations that are Airbnb properties you’ll fall in love with Minnesota.
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Located in Two Harbors, Minnesota, this treehouse sleeps up to three guests and has two beds. You’ll be among the trees and have a unique spot to unwind when you check out the north shore of Lake Superior here. The treehouse was completed in the spring of 2019 and is heated and well-insulated. It’s among the white cedar trees in 30 acres of woods and has a queen-size bed with a window that looks out into them. It has a second level with great views, a kitchenette area with a fridge and microwave, and a counter-height table and chairs. Other offerings are Wi-Fi, a water dispenser, and a heated outhouse steps away from the dwelling. The host has an agreement with a nearby fitness center that allows you access to the workout equipment sauna, and shower facilities here. Guests can also get a pass to shower at the nearby campground’s bathhouse.
Minnesota glampers can also stay in this yurt tent in Shafer, which accommodates up to four guests. You’ll need to bring sleeping mats and bags to stay here, but the site includes a picnic table, grill, and firepit. Guests can use the composting toilet here. The campsite is about a quarter-mile walk from where you park, but there are camp carts available to get your gear out. The site is on a working farm that’s on 36 acres of land and west of Taylors Falls. The hosts offer farm-to-table cooking classes and grow stone fruits using organic practices at the farm.
In Cottage Grove, this treehouse is available on Airbnb for your next glamping trip. Four guests can stay here and enjoy being close to the beach, parks, culture, and restaurants. It’s not suitable for kids under age 12 but great for couples, solo travelers, and business travelers. The treehouse has seven rooms, four outdoor decks, two fireplaces, and a two-person Jacuzzi. It’s on a historic farm by a 500-acre park. This is the only legal overnight stay treehouse in the metro Twin Cities, Minnesota area. Access to the treehouse is by lockbox on the front door. The interior features a full kitchen, living room, dining room, and full bathroom with a rain shower.
Glamping is also fun at this tent that’s in Grand Marais, Minnesota and has multiple accommodation options for overnight guests. The tents are within 200 feet of a new shower house. There’s also a communal fire pit here with picnic tables to meet other glampers. Make sure to bring your own linens or sleeping bag, but the host provides the tent and mattress with a clean fitted sheet for the queen-size bed. Many guests who stay here while adventuring on the North Shore also bring their own camp stoves for cooking, cooking pans and utensils, towels for showering, bug spray, and sunscreen.
Here’s another Two Harbors-area glamping option and one that’s ideal for social distancing and getting away from normal life for a while. It’s a glamping site on 10 acres of woodland in rural Minnesota and a fun place for mountain bikers, hikers, and any nature enthusiasts. When you stay here, you’ll be 10 minutes from Two Harbors and 20 minutes from Duluth. The hosts live upstairs in the house and have a second Airbnb in the walkout basement of the house and a third Airbnb property that’s an RV. For glamping here, the host provides everything you need, including the tent, bed, bedding, outdoor solar shower, porta-potty, and towels. Also included are a camp stove, grill, cooking items, fire pit, and coffee and tea.
This is the glamping RV option on that same Airbnb property and a good choice for up to four people looking to get away. The RV is away from the house and a private spot with its own yard, BBQ, deck, and fire pit. Guests here have access to the yard around the RV and walking trails. Come here to read, write, and relax. It offers a kitchen, free parking, Wi-Fi, a queen-size bed, and a great location for exploring the Two Harbors region of Minnesota.
You’ll also love this yurt near Duluth that works well for two guests. It’s on the border of Jay Cooke State Park and 20 minutes from town. The yurt overlooks a farm field and is surrounded by nature and wildlife while keeping you comfortable in a bed and with a shared porta-potty about 100 yards away. The yurt is about 20 feet in diameter and on an insulated platform. It’s about 300 yards from where you park, so the host provides a cart to bring your bags over. The yurt has a solar power battery for some lighting and charging, potable water, and a washing station. There are no showers here, so you’ll need to use the ones at the campground 10 minutes away or hop in the river or lake. Food is not allowed in the yurt due to wildlife but should be consumed in the communal space instead.
Located in Forest Township, this is a tent located between Itasca State Park and Bad Medicine Lake. It’s a beautiful location with around 3,000 acres of shoreline and private property on the lake that borders the North Country Trail. Come here for an off-grid experience and to hike the popular trail. There’s a covered patio outside the tent you can use, as well as a bathhouse with a shower and toilet. This is a remote place down a very rural forest road, so AWD vehicles are recommended.
In Osage, Minnesota, this camper is available for glamping trips and a great place for privacy and seclusion. It has a cozy bed, warm shower, an outhouse instead of a toilet, and two kayaks to use for free to explore the lake. The camper is on a five-acre piece of property between Detroit Lakes and Park Rapids. The pet fee is $10 per day, per dog.
You can go glamping at this Park Rapids site in the forest near Itasca State Park and on a beach resort with lots of amenities. There are 60 acres of private camping here and plenty of opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. There is no electricity, Wi-Fi, or good cell service here, so come to the site to disconnect from technology. Your glamping site here includes a large canvas tent, queen-size bed, separate pop-up tent, picnic table and benches, outdoor camp shower and toilet, and two Adirondack chairs.
A nice yurt option near Duluth is this one that sleeps two guests and is nestled among the pine trees. It has a small solar system and shared porta-potty about 100 yards away. The yurt is about 16 feet in diameter and on the border of Jay Cooke State Park. You’ll need to head to the nearby campground or the river or lake for cleaning since there’s no shower here. The communal space has a refrigerator to store your food so wildlife doesn’t get into it.
Here’s a four-person yurt that you’ll have all to yourself when you book this Airbnb property in Shafer. The campsite includes your shelter, composting toilet, picnic table, BBQ grill, and firepit. Just bring your own sleeping mat and bag. You’ll use a cart to haul your belongings from your car to the yurt about 700 yards away. The host couple has multiple Airbnb properties to rent here, so you may have the opportunity to potentially meet other travelers.
Enjoy the excitement of sleeping in a real treehouse when you plan your glamping trip for this Squaw Lake spot. It’s a lakeside treehouse for adults (no kids allowed) looking for a place that’s cozy and quiet. The treehouse is up in the pines and accessible via a spiral staircase. There’s a private deck and complimentary kayaks and paddleboat here. There’s no bathroom inside, so guests use the shared full bath inside the nearby inn.
This Afton, Minnesota yurt sleeps two guests and also has a pool and hot tub. Guests here enjoy the private beach on the shared 22 acres on Fleetwood Farms. The luxury glamping tent has bedding, blankets, a heater, porta-potty, grill, fire pit, electricity, and a fan. Spa packages are available by appointment here. The pool and hot tub cost extra per person, and dogs are welcome for an additional fee too, so bring your pup along for the adventure!
This is a glamping camper that sleeps up to six people and has two bedrooms and one bath. It’s a fifth-wheel-style camper on a small lake and in 26 acres of woods. It stays in place and is not available for relocation. You’ll be close to Duluth and in a prime place to see fall colors here. This property is ATV-friendly and has hundreds of miles of riding trails that can be accessed from here. There are two other cabins on the property that share the lake and island.