Minnesota October 18, 2016
These 10 Cozy Cabins Are Everything You Need For The Ultimate Fall Getaway In Minnesota
No Minnesotan ever said, “I think I’d rather stay home this weekend.” At least, not when a cozy cabin in a wooded area is involved. Going to the cabin is as much a tradition as it is a way of life in Minnesota. And now that we’re getting to the most colorful part of fall, it may be the best time of year to make the escape. Here are 10 of the best places to rent a cabin where you can enjoy the leaves before they fall.
1. Anderson's Starlight Bay Resort, Nevis
Anderson's Starlight Bay Resort has several cabins to choose from. Each is outfitted with the bare essentials, but you know you'll want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. The resort is on the shores of Eighth Crow Wing Lake in Nevis.
This cozy room is in Orion cabin. Check availability
2. Kohl's Resort, Bemidji
has several cozy cabins to choose from. They're all nestled in the woods along Big Turtle Lake in Bemidji.
3. Golden Eagle Lodge, Grand Marais
Way up in Grand Marais, you're not only likely to see some incredible fall foliage, but you may also see a moose!
Golden Eagle Lodge
's two- and three-room cabins offer stunning views of Flour Lake and the fall forest beyond.
4. State Park Camper Cabins
If you're looking for something a little more rustic, a camper cabin at one of Minnesota's many state parks should do the trick. The cabin pictured is at Jay Cooke State Park. Check out the others
5. White Eagle Resort, Cook
Lake Vermillion has always been a popular Minnesota getaway. But it's even better when you can see red and orange leaves reflecting in the water. White Eagle Resort cabins range from cozy one-bedroom cabins to five-bedroom cabins for larger groups. Either way, you'll appreciate the chance to get away from it all.
The cozy hideaway pictured is the Raven cabin. Find it and more
6. Fisher's Resort, Isle
on gorgeous Mille Lacs Lake boasts several rustic cabins. Each is nestled between lake and tree, so you'll have stunning views no matter which way you look. True to its name, the resort also offers everything you need to catch the next state record fish.
7. Mountain Villas, Duluth
Okay, so maybe this isn't
what you picture when you think of a cabin, but I think it still counts.
are actually houses perched high in the trees on Duluth's Skyline Drive. Many of the cabins feature large windows with views of Lake Superior in the distance. But the real draw, of course, is that you get to be up close and personal with the leaves.
8. Dodge's Log Lodges, Duluth
We all know that Lake Superior is one of the most gorgeous sights in Minnesota.
Dodge's Log Lodges
in Duluth took advantage of that by setting its cabins as close as possible to the water. There are six classic log cabins to choose from. The Aspen Cabin, pictured above, looks especially rustic.
9. Trapper's Landing Lodge, Walker
Trapper's Landing Lodge
on Leech Lake has many lake homes and cabins to choose from, but in the name of keeping things rustic, I'd stay at one of their classic Merit cabins. You can rent one with one, two, or three bedrooms furnished with simple decor to make your vacation feel cozy. Leech Lake is surrounded on all sides by Chippewa National Forest. Given the location, renting a cabin here is a safe bet for seeing some stunning foliage.
10. Timber Trail Lodge, Ely
The Timber Trail Lodge in Ely is a Boundary Waters Oasis. Just remember: those fall colors won't last forever. Try to squeeze in some light gawking between fishing and canoeing.
Pictured is the Diamond Willow Retreat, a 12-person cabin with a gorgeous stone fireplace. Check it and the rest of the Timber Trail Lodge cabins out
Looking for more Minnesota fall activities? Check out this amazing
fall foliage train ride.