Top Places to Find Vacation Cabins in Minnesota

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Summer is here and what could be a better way to beat the heat other than a nice lake vacation. A dip in the cool waters and chilling after in a lakeside cabin is just the summer vacation that you need.

Minnesota, as we know is a ‘land of thousand lakes’ and this nickname is not given for no reason. The lakes in Minnesota makes for a nice and relaxing summer holiday.

Rent a cabin in any of the beautiful lakes and spend your summer swimming, boating, hiking in the wilderness, fishing and indulging in water sports.

The lakes surrounding the state attracts a lot of visitors during the summer months and as a result many vacation cabins have popped up in the lake shores over the years.

Let us see some of the best places in Minnesota where you can find some nice and cozy lake cabins to spend your summer in.

  • Two Harbors

Two harbors is a lake town located on the Northern shore of Lake Superior. This quaint town is popular for its two harbors lighthouse and beautiful pristine beaches where you can relax.

Head to the Agate Beach and soak in some summer sun or take a dip in the waters. Loon Lodge Minnesota has some beautiful wood cabins in Lake Superior area and you can lodge here for a comfortable summer stay.

The cabins offer beautiful view of the cliffs surrounding the Lake as well as the views of the Gooseberry State Park.

You can go hiking in this Park as well and reach the lovely waterfall that cascades down the rocks.

There are two local trails as well in Two harbors, the Sonju Trail and Sonju Lakewalk, you can enjoy a nice bike ride in the trails if you wish. They offer stunning natural views all year round.

  • Brainerd

Brainerd Lakes is one of the cabin rentals hotspot and a lot of people flock here from the city to spend their summer in peace.

The lakes are a perfect spot to take out a fishing boat and go fishing in the waters. Gull Lake and North Long Lake offers many water activities here. Or can simply go swimming if you please.

Go a few more miles towards South and you can canoe or hike along the remarkable Mississippi River.

There’s also a small theme park in the Lake are called Bunyan Land theme park, a great for kids.

  • Lutsen

Lutsen is another lake town in Lake Superior area. You can find this spot along the Lake Superior hiking trail. This place too has some lovely Lake cabins to stay in.

Though the place is more of a winter holiday location with the alpine ski resort, but you can also enjoy the summer months here by canoeing, kayaking and sailing in the Lake Superior. You can cionsider this kayaking checklist at

Go hiking at Cascade River State Park and watch the mighty waters of the waterfall roaring as they cascade down the hills, a beautiful sight to behold.

Another added benefit of the place is that, since it is mostly frequented during the winter months, the summer months will be less crowded and you can enjoy a very serene and tranquil vacation here.

  • Detroit Lakes

Another great summer vacation spot, Detroit Lakes has vacation cabins right on the Lake. Dock your boats in front of your cabin and explore the area.

If you really love water sports, this is your place to be. You can find good tubing and water skiing opportunities here.

Spend the day in the waters and head back to your cabin in the evening to enjoy some nice BBQ.

Final Word

Minnesota has many beautiful lakes and offers cozy accommodations in the lake cabins. These are a few great places in the lake shores where you can find some great accommodations. Happy vacations!

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