5 Gorgeous Getaways in Minnesota

These thoughtfully designed guest stays offer rest and relaxation close to home

Backus Cabin

This 475-square-foot lakeside cabin—remodeled and designed by Stephanie Lalley, founder of Liquidpink Interiors, and her husband, Dan—offers the ideal “up North” experience. Overlooking Barrow Lake, the charming structure boasts updated appliances, cozy furnishings, and unique decor, granting the space with endless character and charm. Sleeping arrangements can accommodate up to four guests, with a queen-size bed and pullout sofa available. Outside, take advantage of the host’s canoe, kayaks, paddleboards, or snowshoes. Since being listed, the property has been voted a guest favorite among previous Airbnb visitors. Book your stay with Airbnb.

Birchwood Acres

Just an hour’s drive from the Twin Cities, Birchwood Acres is a vacation home, set on 12 acres, that overlooks Lake Pepin. Crafted with large groups and entertaining in mind, the Hamptons-style home, designed by The New Old House Co., Feehan Design & Build, and Kate Roos Design, can accommodate up to 20 guests. To ensure plenty of space for hosting, the home is filled with inviting gathering spaces, including a great room with floor-to-ceiling windows that effortlessly frame Lake Pepin. Book your stay with Vrbo.

Boxwood Cottage

If you’re looking for a staycation in the Twin Cities, look no further than Minneapolis’ own Boxwood Cottage—a completely renovated home in the heart of Linden Hills. This two-bed, three-bath cottage is just steps away from some of the area’s most well-known restaurants, biking trails, and, of course, lakes. However, the home itself has all you need for a cozy weekend getaway, including a newly remodeled kitchen, two screened porches with cozy options for seating, and a private back patio. As one of the most loved homes on Airbnb, the listing currently holds a 4.99-star rating. Book your stay with Airbnb.

Burlwood Cottage

Nestled on seven acres of land along the shores of Lake Superior is Burlwood Cottage, an idyllic retreat offering a serene escape from the demands of everyday life. Built in 1955, the once 800-square-foot cottage is now a 1,300-square-foot vacation destination perfect for the whole family. No matter the season, bask in the comfort of the cottage with its marble fireplace and leather club chair. Outside, hunt for shed antlers, sit around the fire, and simply marvel at Lake Superior’s beauty. Book your stay with Airbnb.

Yond Cottage

Located just off Highway 61 in Schroeder, Yond Cottage is a thoughtfully designed cabin meant for making lakeside memories. Surrounded by woods and the waters of Lake Superior, the cottage was intentionally designed by Yond Interiors to reflect the landscapes of the North Shore. Vintage furnishings and details reflect Yond Interiors’ classic design style, while natural elements bridge the gap between indoors and out. The cabin in its entirety is a true escape, offering a fully functional chef’s kitchen, two bedrooms, a spa-like bathroom, and a main living space. Select products and decor from each space are available to shop now on the Yond Cottage website. Book your stay with Lodgify.

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