The Coolest Airbnbs in Minnesota – Featuring Bubbles, Treehouses, Houseboats, Castles & More!

Last Updated on November 15, 2021 by haveclotheswilltravel

I love finding unique places to stay in! I recently put together a list of the coolest Airbnbs in my home state of Wisconsin, and that post was such a hit, I wanted to do another with Airbnbs close to our home.

Minnesota is right next door for us Wisconsinites, and has some incredible places to stay! I was blown away by our options in Wisconsin… but I think Minnesota just might have us beat (sorry)! I mean, they have stargazing bubbles, CASTLES, houseboats the most glamorous “farms” & grain bins I’ve ever seen, treehouses and more! It’s amazing!

I’d love to hear which is your favorite Airbnb in the comments at the end of the post. Enjoy!

The Coolest Airbnbs in Minnesota

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Treehouse Glamping – Squaw Lake, Minnesota

This is a real treehouse situated up in the pines with electricity and beautiful views. It’s also located along a lake, where you will have access to a complimentary paddle boat and kayaks. Plus, there’s a sauna you’ll have access to on the backside of the treehouse!

  • Click here for more info on this treehouse glamping experience.

Luxury Treehouse Stay – Cottage Grove, Minnesota

Now this treehouse stay is the height of luxury! This treehouses boasts a luxury 7 room suite with 4 outdoor decks, 2 fireplaces, a 2 person Jacuzzi and a tower and is situated on a historic farm and next to a 500-acre park. And if it wasn’t cool enough already, this treehouse also has a hidden secret room inside…

  • Click here for more info on this luxury treehouse.


The Manor Master Chamber – Saint Paul, Minnesota

The Manor Master Chamber was built in 1883. It was once voted the most mysterious house in Saint Paul by the Pioneer Press many years ago. (Perfect for Halloween season!) It’s also close to Minneapolis!

Castle on St. Croix River – Marine on Saint Croix, Minnesota

This historic property was designed for one of Minnesota’s leading families as a weekend retreat by renowned architect Edwin Lunde. It’s breathtaking! (Can accommodate up to 8 guests.)

Historic Mansion airbnb in Minneapolis Minnesota

Historic Mansion – Minneapolis, Minnesota

This is my favorite one on this list! This English Tudor historic mansion was built-in 1903. It is set in the quiet Minneapolis Institute of Arts neighborhood, which is 1.6 miles from US Bank Stadium. (Can host up to 7 guests.)

  • Click here for more information on this historic mansion stay.
  • Click here for more stays in Minneapolis.

Unique Church to Vacation Rental – Red Wing, Minnesota

This one isn’t actually a caste… but it’s a church that has been converted into 4,500 sq foot, 22-foot ceiling property!

  • Click here for more info on this church-turned-home stay.
  • Click here for more cool stays in Red Wing.

Tiny Houses

Mökki Birdhouse – Grand Marais, Minnesota

Perched upon timbers, this cozy little A-frame offers a perfect blend of urban loft and rustic cabin living. Offering a bird’s eye view of the harbor and famous lighthouse from both the deck and the loft bedroom, the Birdhouse is a charming home base for your Grand Marais adventure.

*Bless This TINY HOUSE* on Minnesota Lakeshore – Faribault, Minnesota

Bless This Tiny House is a 267 sqft Tiny House built on wheels, parked in a beautiful spot alongside a huge deck overlooking the lake. You also have access to a paddle boat and kayaks.

Historic Wykoff Jail Haus – Wykoff, Minnesota

Halloween is just around the corner… and what better place to spend the spooky season than a historic jailhouse?! The property is owned by the city of Wykoff, and it’s close to trails, trout fishing, Forestville State Park and the area’s caves.

  • Click here for more info on this historic jailhouse stay.
  • Click here for more cool stays in Wykoff.

Modern Tiny Cabin in Cuyuna  – Crosby, Minnesota

This gorgeous, modern cabin on stilts is directly next to Cuyuna State Recreation Area. You’ll also have a spa-inspired bathroom in your cabin with a window in the shower looking out to the sky, along with incredible bath products.

  • Click here for more info on this modern tiny cabin.
  • Click here to see more cool cabin rentals in Crosby, Minnesota.

Love Nest on Caribou

Love Nest on Caribou – Marcell, Minnesota

This is a new handcrafted cedar log cabin. This tiny cabin is 40 feet from Caribou lake. It comes with a full kitchen, bathroom with shower, in-floor heat and a three-season screen porch.

  • Click here for more information on this tiny cabin.
  • Click here to see more cool cabin rentals in Marcell, Minnesota.

Glamping – Yurts & Tents

Glamping at Harlows Hideaway (Pool has launched)

Glamping at Harlows Hideaway – Afton, Minnesota

How beautiful is this tent? It looks like the perfect romantic getaway to me! Plus, you’ll have access to your own private beach when you stay here.

Brooke’s Bungalow

Brooke’s Bungalow – Afton, Minnesota

This tipi is hosted by the same superhost as the previous glamping experience. It comes with a grill, fireplace, personal porta-potty, Tempur-pedic zen bed and spa packages are available on ala carte.

  • Click here for more info on this tipi stay. (NOT available in winter. Please check back in spring!)
  • Click here for more UNIQUE stays in Afton.

“Hemlock yurt” (near Duluth, MN) – Esko, Minnesota

Enjoy this tranquil yurt nestled in the trees overlooking a farm field, providing the perfect glamping experience. You will be surrounded by nature and wildlife, sheltered by the canvas ‘yurt’ and sleeping in a comfortable bed.

Rose Lake Glamping Wagon #2

Rose Lake Glamping Wagon #2 – Vergas, Minnesota

Experience a one of a kind stay in a Conestoga Covered wagon on the shores of Rose Lake. Each wagon sleeps 4 guests with a king-size bed and bunk bed. (Anyone else remember playing “The Oregon Trail” as a kid? This is the perfect stay for fans of that game!)

  • Click here for more info on this glamping wagon stay.

Boats & Houseboats

Houseboat “Miss Guided” on the Mississippi – Brainerd, Minnesota

Spend your vacation floating along the Mississippi on a houseboat! You can captain it yourself, or the owners will move you to a new spot each day (if you’re not comfortable driving a houseboat). My husband and his family have done this – and it’s one of their favorite family vacations!

Classic Houseboat – Saint Paul, Minnesota

This 1949 Gordy Miller houseboat was originally built in St. Paul. Lovingly restored and updated, the houseboat sleeps 4, 2 on a pull-out sofa and 2 on the built-in platform bed, new kitchen, living room, bathroom, dining area, & bathroom. 2 decks. Houseboat stays at St. Paul marina.

  • Click here for more info on this classic houseboat stay.
  • Click here to book this houseboat on Airbnb. (NOT available in winter. Please check back in spring!)

Farms / Silos / Grain Bins!

Private Room in a Luxury Grain Bin! – Alexandria, Minnesota

I have never seen anything quite like this accommodation in Alexandria. Not only are these grain bins gorgeous, but they’re also located on a private lake. (This is a wedding venue too!)

Quiet Farm Getaway with Pool – Afton, Minnesota

This is not what comes to my mind when I think of “farm.” This beautiful home is situated on 21 acres and has a pool. It can host up to 16 guests.

The Silo! – Clear Lake, Minnesota

Stay in a converted silo located on 600 acres in this unique accommodation! You’ll also have access to a private lake.

Beautiful Cabins!

Resort Life in Historical 7 Bedroom Home! – Battle Lake, Minnesota

This beautiful 1920’s lake home is located on an island and has stone fireplaces, air-conditioning, ensuite 3/4 bathrooms for all 6 bedrooms, an office, a full kitchen as well as several reading nooks and 2 porches! It can host up to 16 guests.

Star-Gazer Sky Cabin – Upsala, Minnesota

This beautiful cabin sits at the highest point of the area and offers a vaulted ceiling, 53 windows (stained & leaded) and skylights. It reflects the owner’s love of Lord of the Rings! You’ll also have access to a hot tub and many local outdoor activities.

Agua Norte Cabin: Lake Superior View with Sauna – Grand Marais, Minnesota

A new timber frame cabin 4 miles from Grand Marais, the perfect distance to feel like you are in the woods and still run to town whenever you choose. It is filled with windows to capture the amazing Lake Superior vistas plus a big skylight to stargaze and watch the northern lights. Grab your coffee and walk down to the pebble beach across the road or hang out on the big cedar deck and watch the waves crash on Five Mile Rock.

  • Click here for more info on this lovely cabin stay.
  • Click here for more incredible cabins in Grand Marais.

Stargazing Bubble

Star Gazing Bubble Camp – Sartell, Minnesota

How cool is this? You can fall asleep gazing at the stars…without having to worry about bugs! The Bubble is private, and there is also a toilet and cold shower.

Domes & Globes

GlazingGlobe Igloo

Stargazing Igloo – Afton, Minnesota

Be prepared to be completely mesmerized as you lay in the globe’s luxurious queen size heated bed underneath a gorgeous starry sky. It’s located on a private beach facing a breathtaking pond and also has a private hot tub that guests can use! (It’s heated by a gas fireplace, so guests can enjoy staying here all year long.)

  • Click here for more information on this globe. 

Geodesic Dome Cabin on Lake Superior

Geodesic Dome Cabin on Lake Superior – Schroeder, Minnesota

If you’re looking for a little more comfort and luxury while you enjoy the night sky, then you’ll love this geodesic dome cabin! This beautiful home can accommodate up to 12 guests too.

  • Click here for more on staying in this geodesic dome cabin.
  • Click here for more options in Schroeder, MN.

Now, I’m curious, which of these Airbnbs is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

Need a house sitter while you are gone?

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How TrustedHousesitters works is they connect home and pet owners with trustworthy, verified sitters who won’t charge to look after your pets, in exchange for a unique place to stay. They have sitters and homes all over the world!

It’s a fantastic way to find trustworthy people to watch your home and pets while you are away. (And on the flip side, it’s a cool way to stay in different areas of the country and world without having to pay for accommodation! I have a friend who literally didn’t own or rent a home for years, and only used TrustedHouseSitters to find the next spot she was going to stay.) 

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The Coolest Airbnbs in Minnesota - Featuring Bubbles, Treehouses, Houseboats, Castles & More!

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One Comment

  1. Lindsey, amazing and quite insightful information on best places to stay in Minnesota. After knowing such wonderful places and relaxing spots I can’t resist myself to travel to enjoy. But I have visa restrictions to fly Minnesota ☹️.

    Excellent informative post thanks for sharing such beautiful one❣️❣️

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