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Home in Cottage Grove
Tree House Luxury Stay
Perched high in the majestic arms of a 150 year old Burr White Oak tree. This cozy 1200 square foot, seven-room house not only has breathtaking views it also has enchanting and delightful surprises befitting of a fairytale. Climb 40 feet up onto the Observation Tower, where a telescope waits for you, ready to scan the night sky, and reveal the panorama of the heavens -- overlooking 500 acres of natural splendor right next door. Step into the hot, bubbling jets of the jacuzzi, or warm caress of the rain shower, and restore your spirits by soothing your muscles, melting away any residual tensions of the day. Get a restful sleep in one of our soft beds. In the morning, pad around on in-floor radiant heated floors (so cozy during winter-time.) Or enjoy your morning coffee on one of four outside decks. And don’t forget to solve the mystery of the Treehouse, that awaits your discovery within its wood beamed walls. This treehouse was custom designed by its architect with three dimensional chess in mind. Artisan architectural details are found throughout. Crystal chandeliers bedeck its high ceilings, and marble countertops grace the elegant, fully appointed kitchen. (A surround sound system helps set the mood for those special dinners in the dining nook.) One of two fireplaces adds luxurious touches to the primary bedroom with a queen bed, and hideaway bed in the secret room, along with a jacuzzi and rain shower in the primary bath, as well as a second bathroom in the secret room. Perfect for honeymooners, couples, business/corporate overnights, solo travelers and families with children over twelve years old. These are only a few of the many luxury details in this spectacular vacation spot must-see. Spend your days snuggled up beside the fireplace of your choice, while enjoying the panoramic views. You can stream your favorite movies and shows with Broadband Wi-Fi throughout the house. Come down for a leisurely walk around the grounds, and stop by to visit and feed the goats and chickens that call Hope Glen Farm their home in the corral of this historic farmstead. Bring your stress levels down and your heart rate up by walking over to Washington County Cottage Grove Park Reserve, just steps away, and answer its call to explore over 550 acres of fields and forests. Go hiking and biking down its trails, geocaching the hills and ravines for hidden treasures, or spend the afternoon fishing and kayaking in the lakes. And don’t let cooler temperatures keep you from discovering the pristine natural beauty of winter! Winter activities include cross country skiing and snowshoeing on the blankets of snow. Breathe deeply of the crisp Minnesota winter air -- truly one of life’s great pleasures. Plus, only a ten minute drive brings you to nearby Afton Alps in Afton State Park offering downhill skiing and snowboarding. For clarity, the Treehouse has 2 private bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is has a queen bed. Bedroom 2 has a bedroom with standard sofa bed with attached half bathroom, which is the secret room a must find. Give yourself the gift of this luxurious enchanting TreeHouse Suite in the treetops, for a enchanting vacation experience you'll never forget. Something to write home about!
Nov. 30 – Dec. 7
$383 CAD per night
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Guest suite in Minneapolis
Garden Suite: private entrance, garage, fireplace
Welcome to the Garden Suite! Our private basement suite has a comfy queen bed, large couch, TV/Netflix, bathroom with heated floors, a cozy fireplace for winters, a garden patio, and garage. Located in a residential neighborhood with easy access to many amenities, we’re 1.5 blocks off Minnehaha Creek and within 1.5 miles to grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants, and more. We're on the bus line to downtown and it's a quick drive from even more restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and museums.
Apr. 24 – May 1
$105 CAD per night
Dome in Afton
Star Gazing Igloo 4 Season
This dome is heated by 2 infrared heaters in the winter and a portable AC unit during the summer. There is something truly magical about being submersed in nature. Watching beautiful snowflakes cascade around its walls, snuggled under heated blankets while star gazing. Rainstorms have a new meaning, sunsets and sunrises become a life-changing experience. This is a photographer's dream, a romantic getaway, or the perfect place to reconnect with yourself. Year-round hot tub and fire pit.
Jan. 30 – Feb. 6
$343 CAD per night

Popular amenities for Minneapolis vacation rentals

Stay near Minneapolis's top sights

U.S. Bank Stadium246 locals recommend
Target Field236 locals recommend
Target Center167 locals recommend
Minneapolis Institute of Art524 locals recommend
Minneapolis Convention Center78 locals recommend
The Armory9 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Minneapolis

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Apartment in Near North
Urban Retreat Close to Downtown w/ Private Sauna
Mar. 23 – 30
$190 CAD per night
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The Nicollet Nook, Cozy 1BR/1BA | 10 min to DT
Mar. 24 – 31
$141 CAD per night
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Lake Hiawatha Carriage House near Light Rail
Mar. 13 – 20
$188 CAD per night
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Solar-Modern-Historic Suite, by Walker Art Center.
Jul. 13 – 20
$193 CAD per night
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‘The Church’, in Historic Home. Off-St. Parking.
Sep. 4 – 11
$215 CAD per night
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Modern Guest Loft on Lake Harriet/Linden Hills
Jan. 6 – 13
$224 CAD per night
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Home in Minneapolis
1 block to Cedar Lake/Hot Tub/Ultra Cozy
Jul. 5 – 12
$715 CAD per night
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Home in Minneapolis
Cozy Yellow Home Near Lake Nokomis
Jul. 24 – 31
$215 CAD per night
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Highland Guest House
Nov. 21 – 28
$151 CAD per night
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Standish Suite
Apr. 11 – 18
$132 CAD per night
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Parkview #3: Stylish, sunny studio by DT, Conv Ctr
Jan. 8 – 15
$128 CAD per night
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Home in Minneapolis
Super Cool Storefront House with Sauna!
Nov. 10 – 17
$265 CAD per night

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Minneapolis

Total rentals

2.3K properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

1.4K properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

100 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

770 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

1.1K properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

125K reviews

Your guide to Minneapolis

All About Minneapolis

Minneapolis, the biggest city in Minnesota, wraps around the Mississippi River and the state capital of Saint Paul, forming the Twin Cities, the cultural capital of the Upper Midwest. It’s known as the City of Lakes; there are around 15 within the city limits, most of which are lively playgrounds during the warmer months.

Slightly denser and more urban than St Paul, Minneapolis is known for its thriving arts scene. It is home to two of the largest art museums in the United States — the Minneapolis Institute of Art, whose collections of African and Asian art are particularly fine, and the Walker Art Center, which houses world-class contemporary art. With hundreds of theatres in town, there are shows every night, and theatre-goers from around the country make pilgrimages here to see plays at beautiful venues like the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and the Guthrie Theater.

You can spend hours darting among cafes and shops in Uptown and Dinkytown (the neighborhood around the University of Minnesota), while the former warehouses of the North Loop are now home to the Twin Cities’ most chic restaurants and boutiques. Walk or cycle over Stone Arch Bridge and spend an afternoon wandering the cobbled streets of St. Anthony West, one of the city’s most picturesque quarters. You’ll find a varied food scene here, from Scandinavian eateries in the north to German restaurants on Nicollet Avenue (or Eat Street, as some locals call it).

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Minneapolis

June through early September is a great time to stay in a vacation rental in Minneapolis, when you can expect warm to hot days. Not surprisingly, given all the lakes, the humidity spikes in August, and the weather can be changeable, so it’s a good idea to pack layers along with sunscreen. In July and August, the Minnesota State Fair is one of the country’s largest state fairs, with cooking competitions, concerts, and amusement rides. October’s short fall brings changing colours to Boom Island Park and the lakes, and temperatures remain crisp but comfortable.

The snows begin falling in October and can last into early May. Winters can be extremely cold and icy, but the city is built for it, with frequent plowing and well-heated restaurants, shops, and attractions. It’s worth putting on layers and heading outside in late November to late December for Holidazzle, when the city lights up with a nightly parade down the pedestrianized Nicollet Mall. Spring comes late to Minnesota, but once the temperatures rise, flowers erupt all over the city.

Top things to do in Minneapolis

Chain of Lakes

Just a 10-minute drive from town, the Chain of Lakes is a scenic trail around Lake Harriet, Lake of the Isles, and Bde Maka Ska (Lake Calhoun). Lake Harriet has two family beaches for swimming, and free live music at the bandstand in summer. Bde Maka Ska is the city’s largest lake and is great for walking and cycling as well as boating and canoeing — rentals are available nearby. In the warmer months, volleyball players pitch up on the sand. In winter, the lake freezes over and is a popular spot for ice skating and hockey.

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Just west of Loring Park, near the center of town, you’ll find more than 50 art installations from the Walker Art Center’s contemporary collection (the museum is next door). The pieces, many by world-renowned artists, are spread throughout the peaceful gardens, with the city skyline as their backdrop. The park is free to visit and open all day, every day.

Minnehaha Falls

The spectacular 53-foot Minnehaha Falls are just 15 minutes out of town in Minnehaha Park. In summer, the falls offer a beautiful backdrop to family picnics, with many easy walking and cycling trails through the woods and wildflowers. In winter, the waterfall freezes into a dramatic wall of ice that creates a spectacular sight — you can even walk behind the frozen curtain.

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