Unique and beautiful Airbnb homes can be found all over Minnesota. If you’re looking for a special vacation without having to travel very far, you’ve come to the right place. From a luxury treehouse, and eco-friendly dome, to a solar-powered cabin and historic house turned into a bed and breakfast, you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for here! Read on for my roundup of the six most memorable Airbnb homes I’ve stayed at across Minnesota.
1. Treehouse, Cottage Grove
I recently stayed at the Hope Glen Farm Treehouse in Cottage Grove. With heated floors throughout, a gas fireplace in the living room and bedroom, a giant tub with jets and multiple decks, this luxury treehouse is a very special place. There’s even a hidden room for those looking for an adventure! Book your stay at hopeglenfarm.com and use code KRISTEN10 for a 10% discount.
2. Ely Log Cabin, Ely
My Newfie, Ole, and I spent time at the Ely Log Cabin in Northern Minnesota. This solar-powered cabin is nestled along 40 remote acres about 15 minutes from downtown Ely. It has two queen beds in the upstairs loft, plus a pullout couch on the main floor. There is also a full bathroom and stove. The home is beautifully decorated and the owners put so much thought into every detail. You’ll find everything you need for grilling, coloring books for children, doggie treats, and more! Enjoy a 10% discount off your stay when you use code EXPEDITION10 at elyoffgridcollective.com.
3. Cuyuna Cove, Crosby
The Cuyuna Cove cabins are incredibly cozy and inviting. The owners, Kelsey and Chris, truly thought of everything. The five tiny cabins on the edge of Cuyuna Country State Recreation land are stocked with fire starters, grill seasoning, champagne flutes, and Hygge books. The property is lined with string lights and in fresh snow, it’s absolutely mesmerizing.
Relax from your cabin and take a nap as the sun shines into your room, or enjoy the sauna and snowshoes provided to all guests. This property has easy access to 5,500 acres of Cuyuna Country State Recreation land, 50+ miles of red dirt mountain biking trails, and 15 crystal clear mine lakes. It’s also located just a few blocks from downtown Crosby, which is bustling with gift shops, restaurants, coffee shops, a brewery, and more!
4. Live Klarhet, Lutsen
I knew I would enjoy my stay at the Live Klarhet domes along Minnesota’s North Shore, but I underestimated just how much I would enjoy it. Nestled in the woods up on a hill in Lutsen, Minnesota, these four domes are located in the heart of the best State Parks and attractions along Lake Superior’s North Shore. However, when you arrive at the property you will quickly forget about the bustle going on around the North Shore and find yourself feeling more grounded and connected to nature than imagined.
There is no WiFi on the property, which means you’ll find yourself more focused on the trees and stars you see, and the birds you hear. There are snowshoes to use so you can explore the property, a nightly communal bonfire, and board games you can find in the activity shed. Be sure to bring a good book or magazine and leave the laptop at home. There is a full bathroom in each dome with a toilet, large shower, and sink with running water. There is also a tiny kitchen with a small stove, mini-fridge, and sink.
5. Five Lakes Resort, Otter Tail County
We loved staying at the Five Lakes Resort in Otter Tail County. This family-owned property has ten cabins and each one is different and unique. Our cabin had two bedrooms on the main level and a loft with additional beds. We most loved the huge deck, which overlooked a small lake. Each night we sat on the deck with a glass of wine while listening to the chirping frogs, and watching the sunset. Note, there is no WiFi or keys to lock the doors here, so get ready to disconnect!
6. Cedar Rose Inn, Alexandria
While in Alexandria for a friend’s wedding, we stayed at Cedar Rose Inn, a historic bed and breakfast just a few blocks from the downtown area. This incredible home, run by husband and wife duo Brenda and Dave, was first built in 1903 and has so much character. With five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, two fireplaces, and a wraparound porch, this home is truly stunning. And, it’s just a few blocks from some of the most popular restaurants, museums, and shops in town.
Each room is named after a specific person who is significant to the house, such as the founders, builders, and past owners. Each morning, Brenda cooks a wonderful breakfast for her guests. We enjoyed coffee, orange juice, fresh fruit, banana bread, bacon, yogurt with granola, and blueberry cream cheese french toast! It was such a lovely experience and we felt so comfortable in their bed and breakfast. They are open year-round and I highly recommend them!