12 Beautifully Secluded Cabins in Minnesota

Looking for the best Secluded Cabins in Minnesota to rent in 2022? Well, you’ve come to the right place, as we’ve put together this guide to help you find the perfect and remote cabin getaway!

Minnesota is a land of incredible wilderness, home to stunning parks, lakes, flea markets, and unique cultural and historical wonders. It’s the best place to explore the outdoors and take up adventurous activities, from hiking along the many scenic trails to paddling in the lakes and snowshoeing off the beaten path. 

The “twin cities” of Saint Paul and Minneapolis make up a thriving cultural and economic center with many interesting places to discover. Duluth is more of a crossroads, with elements of a big city industry and tons of green spaces. To make the most of your visit to this beautiful state, consider staying in a beautiful cabin in the woods. But with many to choose from, deciding where to stay can be tricky. To make things easier for you, we’ve rounded up a list of the secluded cabins in Minnesota.

Also, be sure to read my guides on Secluded Cabin Rentals in WisconsinCabin Rentals in North Dakota, and Cabin Rentals in South Dakota for more epic cabin accommodation in the area!

Secluded Cabins in Minnesota
The 12 Best Secluded Cabins in Minnesota

Private Cozy Cabin with Superior Views

Location: Silver Bay, Minnesota

Price: $258 per night


Opening to the breathtaking views of Lake Superior, this two-bedroom cabin by the lake is sitting on a 12-acre of private property and surrounded by state land, ensuring the utmost privacy. There are nine beds in this spacious cabin, allowing six guests to comfortably sleep in. Ideal for big groups, this beautiful cabin in Minnesota is the perfect place to book for family reunions or gatherings with friends. 

The biggest draw of this property is the amazing views of the lake, which you can enjoy from any angle inside the cabin. Moreover, it has access to incredible hiking trails, so you can enjoy scenic walks when staying at this property. While this cabin is located in a secluded area in Silver Bay, you won’t be too far away from the attractions in the city. The Tettegouche state park is only 3 miles away, while the Black beach is about 7.7 miles from here.

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Secluded Lakefront Cabin for Winter Getaway

Location: Duluth, Minnesota

Price: $650 per night


Are you looking for a place to stay for your upcoming winter getaway? Then book this historic 1890 French cottage, which features oversized windows with views of Lake Superior, a spacious living room, and gas fireplaces. This property can sleep up to five guests in the two bedrooms with one bed each.

Staying at this beautiful cabin in winter is very relaxing. You can enjoy the fire in the fire pit right next to the lake or chill out at the terrace and listen to the calming sounds of the lake. If you want to explore, you will have plenty of options. The property is located along London Road, just a short drive to the many restaurants in downtown Duluth. There are also many entertainment facilities in the area, and the beautiful neighborhood of Canal Park is not too far away.

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Secluded Lakefront Cabin for Winter Getaway
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Stunning Four-Season Lake Burntside Log Cabin

Location: Ely, Minnesota

Price: $200 per night


If you’re traveling to Minnesota in a big group, this two-bedroom cabin by the lake is highly recommended. It has four beds and is capable of accommodating up to ten guests. This gorgeous 1,700 square foot log cabin features incredible lake views and sits in a two-acre property fronting the tranquil waters of Lake Burntside. 

The spacious cabin has an open plan design and comes equipped with a kitchen, living room fireplace, and a large patio overlooking the beautiful views of the lake. You can go canoeing at the lake during summer using the property’s canoe. The beautiful  Lake Burntside is famous for its crystal-clear waters and a great spot for fishing and other water sports. If you visit during the winter, you can go snowshoeing, dogsledding, ice fishing, and more! After a day of activities, retreat to your cabin and enjoy a hot drink in front of the fire pit.

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Stunning 4 Season Lake Burntside Log Cabin
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Strawberry Lake Cabin

Location: Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Price: $170 per night


This beautiful lakeside cabin opens to the stunning Minnesota wilderness near Strawberry Lake. Built in 2013, the cabin has two bedrooms and three beds and can sleep six guests. A haven for outdoor lovers, the cabin is tucked into the lush woodlands, offering opportunities to enjoy fun outdoor activities, such as hiking or biking along the nearby scenic trails.

Inside is an open common area featuring a fully equipped kitchen with large windows overlooking the views of the lake. Aside from hiking or biking, you can enjoy fun water sports activities on the lake, such as fishing, especially if you come in May, which is the start of the fishing season. When you get back to the cabin after a day of adventuring outdoors, heat the gas grill and cook delicious barbecues for dinner.

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Tettegouche Log Cabin with Sauna

Location: Silver Bay, Minnesota

Price: $275 per night


This Tettegouche log cabin is perched high on a cliff overlooking Lake Superior. It’s a one-bedroom cabin that can sleep five guests, a perfect retreat for small families. Surrounded by pine forest, it comes with a large deck where you can relax and marvel at the ships coming in and out of the nearby Silver Bay Harbor. It’s set in a private and serene location, ideal for those who want to experience ultimate relaxation. 

But if you prefer to venture outdoors, there are plenty of activities to keep you and your kids entertained. The Tettegouche and Split Rock state parks offer hiking, rock climbing, and biking opportunities. You can also go sailing, kayaking, or boating at the lake. When the winter season comes, the scenery transforms into a gorgeous winter wonderland. The pines will be covered with snow while Lake Superior’s crystal-clear water ices over, making it look even more magical. 

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Luxury Modern Cabin on Deer Lake

Location: Deer Lake, Minnesota

Price: $269 per night


If you want to experience a bit of luxury in your Minnesota holiday, stay at this modern luxury cabin in Deer Lake. This gorgeous four-bedroom cabin can sleep up to ten guests and features a combination of rustic and modern design. It sits beautifully in a quiet location along the scenic Deer Lake, also called the “Lake of Changing Colors,” due to the lake’s mineral content, which changes the colors of the water throughout the day.

The cabin comes with everything you need for a relaxing stay. It has a spacious deck for relaxing or enjoying barbecues as you soak up the stunning lake views. Inside, the cabin has entertainment facilities like a flatscreen TV and Wi-Fi. One of the biggest draws of this property is the newly installed outdoor tub from where you can unwind on a chilly night.

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Private Log Cabin on the Lake

Location: Cromwell, Minnesota

Price: $168 per night


Here’s another beautiful cabin in Minnesota that sits by a lake and is surrounded by incredible views of nature. This stunning lake house has two bedrooms and can accommodate five guests, perfect for families or couples on a romantic getaway. Inside, guests will have all the amenities they need for a relaxing stay. But what makes this property truly special is its lakefront location, where you can go fishing and enjoy some water sports. 

Guests staying at this beautiful lakeside cabin will have access to spacious wraparound decks with tables and chairs, and from where you can enjoy the stunning views. The property is close to Fond Du Lac State Forest, which offers endless skiing, snowmobiling, and hiking opportunities. It’s also located close to Jay Cooke State Park, which has trails that will lead you to the Willard Munger State Trail between Hinckley and Duluth.

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Cozy Modern Cabin

Location: Merrifield, Minnesota

Price: $116 per night


This luxury log cabin rental in Merrifield sits high up on a hill overlooking the beautiful views of Bass Lake and a small pond encircling the property. Surrounded by stunning nature views, this cabin will give you the peace and serenity for a truly relaxing stay. It has one bedroom that can accommodate up to four guests and comes with all the amenities you would expect from a comfortable home. 

The living area and kitchen have oversized windows that allow plenty of light to get into the house. There’s a patio where you can enjoy your morning coffee and marvel at the breathtaking views. You can guarantee a truly relaxing stay in this property since the surrounding neighborhood is very quiet. A few neighbors are on the road, but the houses are very spaced out. There’s another cabin adjacent to this property, but it’s set back a bit farther away to give you some privacy. 


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Charming One Bedroom Log Cabin

Location: Backus, Minnesota

Price: $156 per night


This picture-perfect cabin offers all the charm of a traditional cabin in the woods. Nestled in the middle of the woods overlooking the scenic Barrow Lake, this charming log cabin was built in 1700 and has been carefully remodeled and fitted with modern appliances, furnishings, and accessories. Equipped with one bedroom and two beds, it can sleep up to four guests. 

The cabin’s natural woodland setting is very relaxing, with stunning views of nature in every direction. Inside, guests can take advantage of a long list of luxury amenities, from a well-equipped kitchen to a bathroom with a shower. Outside, you will find an outdoor shower, fire pit, and a dock in the lake, with access to kayaking and paddle boarding activities.

Secluded Charming One Bedroom Log Cabin in Minnesota
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Cozy Modern Minnesota Cabin with Hot Tub

Location: Kettle River, Minnesota

Price: $199 per night


Set among Minnesota’s breathtaking landscape, this cozy modern cabin by the Kettle River stands out as a perfect place for a relaxing cabin getaway. While most guests would come here to rest, you can’t resist the fun activities that the river can provide, from canoeing to tubing and kayaking. After a day of fun activities, this one-bedroom cabin will give you a comfortable place to return to. 

This secluded cabin in Minnesota has all the amenities you need, although the biggest draw is its outdoor tub, where you can relax and enjoy a good drink as you soak up the serene views. There’s also a large expansive deck for relaxing. It comes with seating, a fire pit, and a large gas grill. 

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Beautiful Cottage on Horseshoe Lake

Location: Backus, Minnesota

Price: $150 per night


Take in the breathtaking beauty of the natural surroundings when you stay at this stunning home by the lake. This 3-bedroom cabin has incomparable views of the lake and the surrounding woodlands and is spacious enough to accommodate ten guests. It’s ideal for large families and gatherings of big groups of friends. 

The house has thoughtfully designed interiors with top-quality appliances and a commercial-grade gourmet kitchen. It has large windows that bring in natural sunlight and opens to the beautiful lake views. The lake is the biggest draw of this property. Aside from the amazing views, it offers opportunities for fun activities, including fishing and other water sports. The place also offers excellent opportunities for wildlife spotting, from bald eagles to herons, geese, black bears, and ducks. After a day of outdoor activities, relax at the patio and take advantage of the firepit.

Beautiful Cottage on Horseshoe Lake
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Cozy A-frame Cabin on Big Cormorant Lake

Location: Audubon, Minnesota

Price: $107 per night


This cozy A-frame cabin by the lake is the perfect place to cuddle up with a good book in winter amid a blazing fireplace. Offering unobstructed views of the lake, this 1960s cabin comes with four beds and can accommodate five guests. It’s the perfect stay for couples and small families in need of a relaxing weekend escape by the lake.

Cozy A-frame Cabin on Big Cormorant Lake Minnesota
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As you get inside, you’ll be greeted with a boho-chic interior and a multitude of modern amenities, such as Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen, heated floors, and a propane fireplace. Outside, the grill is always ready to be fired up, and the firepit is all set for Smores and drinks. During the day, you have the entire backyard to relax or play some games, such as ping pong. But if you feel like playing in the lake, feel free to use the paddleboard, water floats, and life jackets.

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