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Minnesota was named the land of 10,000 lakes for a reason – there are a lot of lakes, and they are absolutely beautiful. But the state is also blanketed with other natural sites, such as national parks, hiking trails, and numerous other terrain to explore. Maybe you are a cross country skier, or perhaps the summer months are more your thing, and you were hoping to do some paddleboarding, either way, Minnesota has you covered. When staying here, what could be better than retreating to a treehouse at night?
We’ve found several treehouse rentals that range from cozy cabin structures to downright fairytale-worthy abodes. Keep reading for the best treehouse cabin rentals in Minnesota.
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Magic awaits in this treehouse nestled amongst sky-high foliage, next to a 500-acre park. Also situated on a historic farm, the surroundings themselves are enough to attract adventurers here. But the structure has an immense amount of intricacies that make it both intriguing and mesmerizing. From secret rooms, branches creeping over the bathtub, sinks made of chunks of wood, to faces carved in the logs, the details will blow your mind. Being equally as luxurious as it is rustic, the multilevel abode houses bedrooms with chandeliers, four spacious decks, and a stone fireplace worthy of a five-star ski lodge. While this treehouse can host up to four guests, it is recommended that guests be 12 years or older.
Glamping at its finest, this gazebo-shaped treehouse sits high with the Pines, and is accessible via a spiral staircase, and rope bridge! Half the fun is getting up to the cute retreat. Inside is a spacious room, with views of the lake, which is great for fishing by the way. While there is no heat, there is water, luxurious spa robes, and even a sauna. The entire surrounding property offers places to lounge and enjoy this beautiful part of Minnesota. Sit by the fire pit, or just swing with your loved one while watching the sunset.
The interior of this treehouse presents more like a traditional home, with typical furnishings, and an overall cozy, welcoming vibe. However, there is no indoor plumbing, but rather an outhouse. But fear not, that outhouse is actually really nice and is even heated. Enjoy being nestled amongst numerous fragrant cedar trees, while being extremely close to the north shore of Lake Superior. When climbing to the second level of the dwelling, guests can get a peek of the glimmering water. While disconnected, guests will have a surprising amount of amenities, like access to a fitness facility. Even if you don’t want to work out, they have a sauna!
This cabin sits amongst the trees and is also ideally situated near mountain biking trails – you can bike in/bike out of this incredible location. Giant windows pull in plenty of sunlight while melting the outdoor foliage with the simplistic, contemporary interior. Breathe in the fresh air, while you bathe in the outdoor shower, and enjoy conveniences such as a bike wash when returning from a ride. Relax by the fire pit at night, and reconnect yourself to your loved ones. Guests will also have access to a toasty sauna, which is extra awesome during the chilly months.
Tucked within the Minneapolis Arts District, is this wildly renowned Wolf House, that is adorned with murals, and detailed paintings of, expectedly, wolves. Being inside feels as if you are within a tree canopy, thanks to all the details the paintings offer. Skylights bring in natural sun rays, to reflect off of the beautiful craftsman attributes, such as rock tiling. Unusual furnishings are enhanced with unique lighting, and the environment will help you totally disconnect from everyday life. An unusual experience awaits you in this home that redefines the word “treehouse”.
We love how this home towers over the lake and surrounding trees. Inside, you will find traditional comforts and all-around beautiful displays such as a gorgeous fireplace and a cozy seasonal porch. The family will enjoy playing the various games that are available such as pool, foosball, and ping-pong. But when the weather is just right, get outside and kayak the lake, or meander through the woods to explore the vibrant fall colors. With five bedrooms, the home can sleep up to 16 guests – so maybe you can bring along some cousins, aunts and uncles as well.
Consider this geodesic dome a completely fresh and out-of-the-box take on the average treehouse. Unusual shapes and interestingly cut windows offer glimpses into the natural environment, in the most fun and unpredictable way. Sleep under the stars, and watch the kids marvel and wonder. Lots of wood was used to construct the space, giving it that honest treehouse feel, but an abundance of modern touches, such as the mint-colored cone fireplace, and various art pieces really give it that contemporary touch. An impressive 12 guests will be able to sleep comfortably throughout the forward-thinking space.
We couldn’t leave this geodesic dome house out, as it has many of the charming attributes of a treehouse while being filled with fantasy and magic at the same time. Fall down the rabbit hole, and immerse into a new world, where nine-foot slides replace stairs, and loft bedrooms offer glimpses of the stars. Kids will be so excited to see various attributes just for them, like a theater stage complete with red curtains, an outdoor themed bedroom, and a hallway that has been turned into a putt-putt course. Various shaped windows are placed all throughout the domes, and really connect those who stay here, with the outdoors.
This is really a high-set cabin, but isn’t that what a treehouse kind of is too? All the creature comforts are situated within this lovely, and straightforward cabin, that has a huge back porch that hovers over trees, with views of the lake. Guests come here to take advantage of multiple cross-country skiing routes, or ATV trails. But there are many more outdoor activities that will be at your fingertips. Rustic furniture within the abode ties in the outdoor element.
A lot of live-edge craftsmanship has been incorporated into this home, from the furniture to the striking cabinets in the humble and adorable kitchen. There’s something quite comforting about this warm treehouse near the lake, perhaps partially because it was built mostly out of home sawed wood. That’s pretty special! The porch wraps around three sides of the home, for optimal views, which is made even better by being elevated multiple feet off of the ground. In the summer, enjoy paddle boarding at Rock Lake, and in the winter strap on your skis or snowshoes!
The entire dwelling is seemingly made out of light knotted wood, and this attribute gives it an incredibly naturalistic, relaxed feel. Certain parts of the home are somewhat contemporary, such as the kitchen, with subtle yet bold cabinetry, and upgraded appliances. Snuggle up in the loft, or venture out onto the porch, as there are many cozy retreats within this one space. Enjoy the proximity to Lake Superior and all of the inspiring opportunities that it opens up.
Crosslake Treetop - Crosslake
Elevated on stilts, guests will be put up into the trees, at this Crosslake located Treetop Cabin. While quite naturalistic and rustic, the dwelling feels very new and polished. Subtle, yet modern attributes give that vacation vibe we all search for when getting away. You’ll have all the best benefits of being within nature, while also being pretty pampered at the same time. Let’s just say you won’t be going without TV or anything like that. The kids can breathe a sigh of relief. Up to six guests can sleep comfortably here, and the floor plan is open concept, so it feels extremely spacious.
Hope Glen Farm - Cottage Grove
Hope Glen Farm in Cottage Grove is a picture-perfect wedding destination, with barns, farm animals, and every convenience you could think you might need on your wedding day. But if you’re not looking for an experience like that, you can book their massive treehouse, which is literally inside a 150-year-old white oak tree. Extravagant amenities include fireplaces, a Jacuzzi, rain shower, and even a hidden room that is behind one of the bookcases. Venture back to your child-like self, and immerse into an Alice in Wonderland-like experience.
Ludlow’s Island on Lake Vermilion is situated in Cook, Minnesota. A multi-generational family-owned escape, more and more adventure and structures have been added to the destination over the years. Guests can of course experience many lake activities, such as a water playground, paddle boarding, kayaking, and Hydro biking. However, there are many on-land experiences as well, from racquetball, children’s activities to daily movies. Guests can even retreat to the sauna. As for the treehouses/cabins, there is a multitude to choose from. Whether bringing the entire family or looking for a couple’s getaway, there is a well-equipped, cozy abode to choose from.