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20 Top Treehouse Rentals in Minnesota (Vast & Comforting!)

Shaldon Roberts-Lemus

Shaldon Roberts-Lemus, Updated October 9, 2022

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Home to cold winters, beautiful wilderness, stunning lakes, and warm decadent food, Minnesota is a great place to take your next trip. When planning your next trip to this scenic Midwestern state, why not make it a little more memorable by staying somewhere unique.

Minnesota has a multitude of treehouses to fit any travelers needs. Stay in a four seasons all amenities included luxury treehouse. For those looking for adventure, go glamping with the bare minimum. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find a treehouse that fits your needs in Minnesota. You may even be surprised by some of them.

Knowing what you’re looking for and actually getting it are two different things. So, whether you’re planning a family vacation, a trip with your rock climbing buddies, or something else, let us help you find the perfect fit.

1. Treehouse Mansion (Cottage Grove)

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For those looking for a comfortable luxury experience high in the trees, this is the place for you. This large 1200sqft treehouse houses up to four people, making it perfect for a trip with close friends or a romantic getaway.

The treehouse is nestled in the trees on 500 acres to explore, offering plenty of opportunities to soak in the nature around you. Go biking or hiking on one of the many nearby trails. Head down to the lake for fishing or canoeing.

Inside, the treehouse is filled with all the modern comforts of home in every inch of the 150-year-old Burr Oak construction. Get some work done using the high-speed Wi-Fi, watch a movie on the TV, warm up by the fireplace, or drink some coffee while your clothes wash.

Just minutes away is the River Oaks Golf course and Mississippi Dunes Golf links if that’s what you’re looking for. For shopping, head out just 20 minutes to find anything you could want at the famous Mall of America.

Location: Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Where to Book: Vrbo
Vrbo Rating: 4.9

2. Tettegouche Log Cabin (Silver Bay)

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Rustic yet modern, this log cabin in the trees is perfect for anyone looking for a picture worthy escape in the forest. From the elevated loft beds to the pine tree motif carved in the screen door, this cabin packs charm into every nook and cranny.

This 530sqft cabin sits perched high on a cliff and offers a stunning view of Lake Superior below. Here you can sit nestled amidst the pines and watch ships sail to and from Silver Bay Harbor. Plus, you’ll have a private deck to view from and a grill to elevate your boat watching.

The cabin also sits conveniently located near several attractions. Go swimming, canoeing, fishing, hiking, sailing, or rock climbing all within mere minutes of your abode. During the winter the area also changes to include a whole other slew of activities.

Inside the cabin itself will be an ideal home base for your adventures. It comes equipped with most of the comforts of home, so you shouldn’t want for anything. This low-key and scenic cabin is sure to be a memorable retreat for anyone.

Location: Silver Bay, Minnesota
Where to Book: Vrbo
Vrbo Rating: 4.9

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3. Dixon Lake Treehouse (Dunbar)

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Those looking for a unique lake side glamping experience should check out this cozy little treehouse. Here you can get everything you would expecting from glamping. You’ll have a mix of camping ruggedness with modern comforts.

The treehouse comes equipped with electricity, a bathroom, and running water, so you’ll have the basics that are often missing while camping. The treehouse also offers plush robes, and a cozy sleeping space.

Outside you’ll have access to a shared courtyard on the water with a grill, fire pit, and complimentary wood. Nearby you will also have access to sunning chairs, log swings, and water-based activities to participate in. The property even has complimentary kayaks and paddle boats.

There is also, of course, walking trails and plenty of nature to enjoy. This treehouse is perfect for a romantic getaway in the trees.

Location: Dunbar, Minnesota
Where to Book: Vrbo
Vrbo Rating: 4.8

4. The ReTreet House (Two Harbors)

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This relatively new construction is a great place to call your homebase while exploring everything Lake Superior has to offer. The ReTreet House is a heated, two-story construction nestled in the pines on 30 acres of forest land to explore.

Inside you’ll find a kitchenette ideal for making food on the go. For those that like to unwind with a movie or show, you’ll also find a TV and Wi-Fi. While there is no interior plumbing, a quaint and regularly maintained, heated outhouse is only steps away from the main building.

Nearby you’ll also find workout facilities. Of course, there is plenty of other activities to participate in as well. Go hiking the surrounding forest, or head down to Lake Superior’s northern shore for some aquatic fun.

Location: Two Harbors, Minnesota
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.99

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5. Stoney Ridge Treehouse (Burtrum)

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This lovely and rustic treehouse is an incredible wilderness getaway any time of the year. At this treehouse expect all the comforts of home and the awe-inspiring beauty of nature. Elevated 18ft off the ground and overlooking Looking Rock Lake, this treehouse is sure to leave an impression.

The treehouse sits on 50 acres of private land made for exploring. You’ll have options for hiking, paddle boating, and kayaking. In the winter, try out cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Whatever you decide you’re in for some stunning views and plenty of encounters with the local wildlife.

The structure itself offers all the comforts of home from a full kitchen to luxurious six person hot tub, to wrap around porch, and beyond. This treehouse is perfect for escaping the city while still having everything you need right in your abode.

Location: Burtrum, Minnesota
Where to Book: Vrbo
Vrbo Rating: 4.9

6. Modern Lakeshore Cabin (Isabella)

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This Scandinavian cabin resting in the trees is a truly unique stay no matter which season you visit in. The cabin is air conditioned and heated, so your stay will always be comfortable.

The structure leads right up to the water with a dock extending out into Lake Mitawan in Superior National Forest.

This incredible proximity to the water opens up a whole slew of opportunities for guests. During the summer you can go kayaking, canoeing, fishing, or boating. During the winter head into the forest for cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Ice fishing and an authentic Finnish sauna are also available during the colder months.

There’s even more available to you too. The surrounding area is filled with places to relax. Chose from multiple firepits, picnic tables, hammocks, or sit right on the deck looking over the water.

Inside the cabin you’ll get a beautiful lake view from every room. You’ll also have all the comforts of a modern-day home. Whether you’re sleeping to the sound of lapping water just out the door, boating, or roasting some marshmallows, you’ll have a truly memorable stay.

Location: Isabella, Minnesota
Where to Book: Vrbo
Vrbo Rating: 4.9

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7. Magicians Fantasy Treehouse (Plymouth)

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This treehouse promises more than just another stay. It promises a one-of-a-kind experience. Packed with all the modern comforts and secrets befitting its magician owner, this treehouse is a must for the adventurous. This 5500sqft estate offers a secret around each corner.

Guests are encouraged to explore and find secret passageways and tour the magic library. Expect eccentric trinkets and magical delights in every room. If that’s not enough whimsy, you can even request an up-close magic show from the owner himself.

Of course, the estate isn’t just bells and whistles. Expect to be treated to modern comforts and luxuries. Play a game of pool in the lower level, prepare a meal in the full kitchen, or head to the home work out gym.

Outside, take a nature walk to encounter a multitude of local wildlife, soak in the hot tub, or wander the garden. You’ll have access to a grill, large open field for relaxation and games, and plenty of other unique amenities. This estate is a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

Location: Plymouth, Minnesota
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.80

8. Tettegouche Cedar Log Cabin (Lake County)

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This cabin elevated in the pines high above Lake Superior offers some of the best views you could ask for. Whether watching the sun set over the water or enjoying a drink under the stars, you are in for a spectacle.

The cabin itself is no slouch when it comes to spectacle either. Hand crafted from Western Red Cedar; this cabin has care put into every inch. Bathe in a luxurious clawfoot bath while staring out at the water, cook a meal and warm up by the fireplace, or head outside.

Sit on the deck for panoramic views, go hiking, or rent a canoe and head out to the water. Whatever activities you participate in, know that you’ll have a comfortable home base to come back to. The cabin is also heated and air conditioned, so you’ll be able to take a trip anytime of the year.

Location: Lake County, Minnesota
Where to Book: Vrbo
Vrbo Rating: 5.0

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9. Cuyuna Cove Cabin (Crosby)

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This sleek and modern cabin in the trees is what the tiny house craze is all about. Picturesque and efficient while still offering everything you could want from a luxury getaway. Here you’ll form memories and take photographs to remember for a lifetime.

The cabin is strategically located so that you can disconnect and get away while still being within traveling distance to the city. You can even bike in or out if you so desire. There are mountain bike and paved trails to choose from.

The accommodation itself offers a private patio, grill, and fire pit. It also comes with a shared redwood sauna, perfect for winter visits. It of course also come with all the basic amenities like running water, heating and AC, Wi-Fi, and more. You’ll want for nothing in this small, picturesque cabin.

Outside you’ll have quick access to the city and loads of outdoor activities. Pick from kayaking, biking, hiking, or skiing and snowshoeing in the winter, just to name a few activities.

Location: Crosby, Minnesota
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 5.0

10. Crosslake Treetop Escape (Crosslake)

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This beautiful treetop cabin immediately stands out the moment you see it. Elevated high in the trees with glass and wood, it is modern, sleek, and rustic all in one. Bear’s Den offers a stunning view whether you’re looking at it, or from it out into the forest.

 Of course, it’s not just looks that Bear’s Den has to offer though. The treehouse comes outfitted with a full kitchen, a sizeable living room, and a fireplace perfect for winter visits. This is all laid out in an open floor plan style, making the space feel open and large.

Outside, you’ll be mere minutes from everything the area has to offer. This includes plenty of nature activities and shared beach access. Plus with heating, AC, and all the essentials for a comfortable stay, this treetop escape is perfect any time of the year.

Location: Crosslake, Minnesota
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.95

11. Nestling Pines Treehouse (Mabel)

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This treehouse promises charm even before you cross the threshold into its spacious and well-equipped interior. Travel across a 60ft bridge to a gravel path past your private firepit up to the beautifully constructed wooden abode.

Inside you’ll find a rustic and cozy space perfect for unwinding. Take a rest in the loft bed, prepare a meal in the kitchen, or sip some coffee on the deck while watching the local wildlife.

For those looking for activities to participate in, the area is filled with options. Go biking on a trail, take a kayak out on the water, go fishing, or simply explore the nature around you. Anyone looking to disconnect for a while and go back to a simpler time will feel at peace in this treehouse.

Location: Mabel, Minnesota
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.98

12. Magic Studio at the Wolf House (Minneapolis)

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With a name like Magic Studio at the Wolf House, you know that this wooden structure is going to offer a unique experience. Packed with whimsical art and decorations and large windows giving views of the landscaping, this is an abode you won’t soon forget.

From small colorful stones to glossy wood, to flowers, to books, and more, the interior of this abode offers a picture opportunity in every inch. Sit in a large hand seat, relax on the couch under the gigantic arched windows, or enjoy the view from the large circular seating area upstairs.

Outside you’ll be nearby to everything the city has to offer. There are plenty of family activities, restaurants, live music, and more. This abode offers a unique homebase perfect for exploring Minneapolis.

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.82

13. Lake Home on Mound Lake (Todd County)

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For those that love the water, this multigenerational home is the place for you. Surrounded by water on 3 sides, and with a dock just behind the home, this is a water lovers dream escape. Two non-motorized boats are included in your rental but bringing your own water equipment is welcomed and encouraged.

There’s plenty of non-water-based fun to be had too. Hike a nearby trail, use the gas grill to cook up a meal, hang out on the patio, or roast some marshmallows. Inside you can watch TV, put on a movie, browse the web, prepare a meal in the full kitchen, or just relax by the fireplace.

During the winter the home and surrounding area change to include a whole new selection of activities to enjoy too. Go ice fishing, snowmobiling, or snowshoe through some of the nearby trails.

Location: Todd County, Minnesota
Where to Book: Vrbo
Vrbo Rating: 4.8

14. Four Seasons Retreat (St. Louis County)

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This large, luxurious, and modern cabin offers tranquility and all the amenities you could ask for from a modern home. A multitude of windows placed all throughout the home show off the stunning views of the water and trees just outside. Located on 5 acres of Federal Forest, and right on the tip of the lake, you’re in for a beautiful reconnection with nature.

Get out on the lake for various water-based activities. If you go fishing, you may even catch yourself a dinner perfect for cooking on the included charcoal grill.

During the winter, the cabin is a perfect homebase for dogsledding, snowshoeing, and more. The cabin has a large garage perfect for storing any winter equipment you might have.

Location: St. Louis County, Minnesota
Where to Book: Vrbo
Vrbo Rating: 4.8

15. Lake Vermillion Cabin (St. Louis County)

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Those looking for an intimate, cozy, and rustic getaway should look at staying at the “Honeymoon Cabin.” This compact but well-equipped cabin in the trees is a perfect getaway for nature lovers and water fanatics.

The cabin has French doors leading out to a beautiful view of the lake, and a dock located just behind the building. From here you can launch canoes or kayaks. While you’ll probably spend most of your time enjoying the surrounding nature, the cabin does still have a TV and Wi-Fi if you want to stay connected.

Outside you have access to a sauna and loads of nearby attractions. With the ability to sleep up to 6 people, there is plenty for everyone to love at this cabin.

Location: St. Louis County, Minnesota
Where to Book: Vrbo
Vrbo Rating: 4.8

16. Northern Cabin Retreat (Brook Park)

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This A-Frame cabin in the trees is what tiny house dreams are made of. Picturesque, sleek, and modern in every way, this Nordic inspired retreat offers memorable views inside and out.

Take a walk through 5 secluded acres of forest, head down to the private riverfront, or sit beneath the string lights on the deck. The included fireplace is perfect for relaxing on a winter day and the propane grill is great for warm meals.

Nearby, you’ll also have access to a barrel sauna year-round. The grounds are regularly sprayed for bugs, so no need to worry about enjoying the outdoors late into the night.

Inside the A-Frame comes with a full kitchen, Wi-fi, smart TV, and all the other conveniences of home. Plus, it’s dog friendly, so feel free to bring your pup on your nature getaway.

Location: Brook Park, Minnesota
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.97

17. Luxury Leech Lake Home (Cass County)

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This large 4200sqft lodge sits perched high above Leech Lake and offers stunning views of the water. For those looking for a luxury rustic stay, this lodge offers that in every inch. From its stone fireplace to its antler chandelier, to its large kitchen, and beyond, this 3-story stay is what you’re looking for.

Located right by a private dock leading to Leech Lake, you’ll have plenty of aquatic fun here. The home is also located very near Merit Restaurant and central city hub for plenty of more activities and food.

The home of course also makes great use of its space by filling it with every comfort of home and beyond. This makes it a great place to bring the whole family. There’s even a “kid’s camp” on the lower level outfitted with a game area and bunk beds.

Location: Cass County, Minnesota
Where to Book: Vrbo
Vrbo Rating: 5.0

18. Cabin on Lake Superior (Lake County)

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Nestled in the pines on top of a drop off overlooking Lake Superior, this cozy cabin offer jaw dropping views and makes the most of its space. Inside you’ll have access to a kitchen, a comfortable living and sleeping space, and modern technology should you wish to use it.

However, you’ll probably find yourself spending most of your time relaxing or heading outdoors. While there is no direct lake access, this place is ideal for hiking and seeing what Two Harbors has to offer.

Due to its location on a cliff, the cabin is not child friendly, but it still makes an ideal secluded getaway for a couple or for group of friends.

Location: Lake County, Minnesota
Where to Book: Vrbo
Vrbo Rating: 4.7

19. Star-Gazer LOTR Treehouse (Upsala)

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This uniquely inspired treehouse is a great getaway for those looking for a more unique accommodation. Inside expect whimsical décor paired perfectly with modern design and comforts.

Here you’ll have everything you need for a comfortable and unforgettable stay. Enjoy a fully equipped kitchen, a loft bed, hot tub, fireplace, and more all while being surrounded by the treehouse’s unique aesthetic.

Location: Upsala, Minnesota
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.91

20. Adventure Studio (Brainerd)

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Space, modernity, and comfort are exactly what you’ll get staying at this multi-storied treehouse. Outfitted with everything you could need and access to a plethora of outdoor activities, this is an ideal wilderness retreat.

Go biking, snowmobiling, paddle boarding, or simply enjoy the stunning view for the two-story deck. This incredible abode will have you never wanting to go home.

Location: Brainerd, Minnesota
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.98

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