10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Northfield, Minnesota - Updated 2022

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Melanie
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Northfield, Minnesota, is a delightful study of contrasts. It combines small-town charm with big-city feels and puts historic buildings side by side with gorgeous natural spots. Its downtown area is dotted with buildings from ages past, but it’s also filled with shops and restaurants that have offerings that fit just about everyone’s taste. Water-based activities can be enjoyed at Cannon River. Those who prefer a more sedate pace while communing with nature can spend time in one of the 35 public parks and recreation areas. If you want to spend time in this small but charming city, use this list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Northfield, Minnesota, to find the right accommodation.

1. Homey suite close to local attractions (from USD 100)

This guest suite is located close to the city’s local attractions, both natural and commercial. The rental, which fits three, is located in a quiet neighborhood just a short distance from the downtown area of Northfield, as well as its hiking and ski trails. The property comes with all the essentials. The host also provides some sweet treats to welcome guests. Do note that there are narrow stairs that you will need to take to get to and from the apartment.

Charming suite, great location
Northfield, Minnesota, United States
409 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great spot stylish space with cozy amenities
fabulous towels beautiful bedding coffee tea chocolates and homemade muffins awaited me
the bathroom is nice with good water pressure and various amenities in case you forget something
the sofa bed is comfortable and very easy to pull out and put away
what a gem barbara’s space is immaculate and comfortable
Cleanliness:
exceptionally clean cozy and comfortable
excellent clean and very local space
very clean cute space for 2
place was super clean and stylish
perfect super clean and stylish apartment
Host:
the host is warm and kind
barbara is a great host
great hosts who thought of everything
barbara is a thoughtful gracious host
barb and frank are great hosts
Location:
easy walking distance to everywhere
very nice place close to st
it was located in perfect walking distance for new st
plus the location is beautiful and convenient
great place close to st olaf and short walking distance to downtown
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2. Cozy and quiet apartment (from USD 108)

Consider this rental if you want to spend a quiet holiday in Northfield. This cozy apartment is furnished with all the necessities to make guests feel right at home, including a kitchen and an electric fireplace. Laundry facilities can be used, subject to a fee. Do note that the rate is for two guests. The rental, however, can fit up to four people: the two additional persons can be accommodated for an additional fee. Grocery stores are close by, as are a number of walking trails.

Private/Clean/Quiet/College Convenient Apartment
Northfield, Minnesota, United States
61 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is a small electric heater that was great to have for some chilly eves/mornings
also having a tv in the space would probably be nice as well
beds were comfortable and the kitchen fully equipped
we especially loved the cedar wood lined shower area
we slept soundly in the comfortable bed
Cleanliness:
clean and comfortable as advertised
very clean and nice neighborhood
i was looking for clean quiet and safe
the house was clean and homey
apartment was clean with a nice kitchen
Host:
renell was a good host
renell was the perfect host
renell was an excellent host
rennell was a delightful host
northfield is a great town and renell is a wonderful host
Location:
such a great location in northfield
the location worked very well for dropping our child at college
this is a wonderful location in northfield
comfortable bed in a safe quiet neighborhood near walking paths
it is located in a nice neighborhood and the yard has the feel of a park
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3. Modern Scandinavian townhouse (from USD 230)

This beautiful, Modern Scandinavian townhouse is the perfect place to set up base for those who prefer home-like amenities rather than the usual hotels and inns. The property comes furnished with everything that you may need and it even has a garden and a pond where guests can relax. The downtown area is just five minutes’ drive away from this property. The place has three bedrooms and can house five guests.

Carl & Ole's
Northfield, Minnesota, United States
53 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
easily fit 4 guests comfortably with room to hang out
it was nicely furnished had a gorgeous kitchen with all the supplies we needed
beds were comfortable and it was a great space for my family
Cleanliness:
a clean pleasant place to stay
everything was sparkling clean with nice linens and towels
we found tanner's place to be very clean and comfortable
clean comfortable and all pretty updated if you are into that type of thing
gorgeous place this space is beautiful clean homey comfortable and exactly what we were looking for
Host:
super helpful hosts
the host tanner left us great recommendations on where to eat and things to do
tanner is quite responsive and was helpful along the way
tanner was easy to communicate with very responsive and helpful
Location:
beautiful affordable great town and location
this is a great place to stay and it is very close to town and to both colleges
the beds were super comfortable and the location very quiet
everything about the place is like what you see in the pics
carl and ole’s was a great place to stay good location easy to find within minutes of everything
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4. Gorgeous home with a rec area and sauna (from USD 350)

Want to feel like you’re staying at a resort while in Northfield? Consider renting this property. This four-bedroom house, which sleeps eight, does not just come with all of the amenities that you need to feel right at home. It also comes with a number of bonuses, including a rec room equipped with ping pong and foosball tables. It also comes with a huge sauna that can accommodate up to six people. The property also has two fireplaces, perfect for helping guests feel warm and toasty during the colder seasons.

4 bedroom "Touch of Minnesota" home
Northfield, Minnesota, United States
11 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 5 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the space is fabulous- spacious beautifully decorated comfortable beds huge kitchen wonderful deck
Host:
barry was so friendly and helpful
big roomy comfy home barry is fantastic on every level — communicative flexible warm polished gracious funny
Location:
very comfortable home close to town
i imagine the summers would be fantastic at this location
it was a great place for our family to gather and so close to campus
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5. Historic and artsy apartment (from USD 203)

This boutique apartment, which is over 100 years old, is the perfect accommodation for those who traveled to Northfield to seek inspiration. The property is not just spacious; it is well-decorated with beautiful art pieces. It is also furnished with the essentials, plus a few creature comforts such as a Lazyboy chair and a large-screen TV. It is situated at a fantastic location, just a few blocks away from the downtown area as well as several shops and the Farmer’s Market.

Art to Zen Retreat. A boutique apartment for you.
Northfield, Minnesota, United States
73 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed is amazingly comfortable and the aesthetic is calm and beautiful
lovely comfortable apartment with all the amenities you’ll need in your home away from home
art to zen is a beautiful serene artistic apartment perfect for our visit to northfield
the bed is super comfortable with great bedding and pillows
we used the futon bed (which julie made up in advance) as well and it was very comfortable
Cleanliness:
julie's place was exceedingly clean and comfortable and had a lovely clean zen vibe
spotless apartment great communication and a nice king size bed
it is very clean and homey
it is sparkling clean and tastefully decorated
it was immaculately clean and perfectly well appointed
Host:
julie was an outstanding host
julie is a great host
the owner was lovely helpful & responsive
julie is a kind and gracious host
julie is a truly great host
Location:
the location is an easy walk to the downtown area
the location is right next to downtown and super convenient to restaurants colleges etc
i really enjoyed walking to carlton's arboretum for bird watching
also nice to be able to walk downtown
everything about the space and location says "ease
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6. Bright and beautiful, historic home (from USD 250)

This rental is a great choice for history and architecture lovers. Built in 1915, this spacious house can accommodate up to 6 people, making this a good option for families. The property is loaded with all the amenities to make guests feel right at home, from a full kitchen to laundry facilities. It even comes with a huge garden where tenants can spend time and enjoy being surrounded by greenery. The property is within walking distance to the downtown area.

lovely 1915 house in leafy college town
95 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 5 Beds 6 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great wifi and smart tv
however i did not find the house very comfortable
the house was warm throughout and had a large living room and dining room and beautiful stained glass
Cleanliness:
it's a charming older house clean and comfy and feels like a home
this house is charming clean and spacious and in a great location
philip’s place was great very nice location very clean and comfortable beds
Host:
i felt so comfortable like being home philip was more than kind generous and considerate
philip is a warm friendly and accessible host
philip was very accommodating and responsive before our arrival
philip was extremely helpful responsive and welcoming
great host very comfortable house and a fantastic location
Location:
great location and charming house
what a location set in a charming neighborhood
great location just a few blocks from the carleton campus - plenty of room
the house is also in a great location for carleton events
great location near downtown northfield and grocery store
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7. Historic home close to schools (from USD 250)

Consider staying at this property if you plan on visiting one or both of the two colleges in Northfield. This rental is a stone’s throw from either campus, as well as the city’s downtown area. The huge home, which is over 100 years old and fits up to 10 people, is furnished with everything guests may need during their stay. It even comes with child- and baby-friendly amenities such as a crib, a changing table, a high chair, stair gates, and kids’ dinnerware and toys. It also comes with a fire pit that guests can use when spending time outside.

Historic Home Steps from Two Colleges
Northfield, Minnesota, United States
11 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 4 Beds 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen is beautiful and spacious a lovely place to relax with friends and family
Location:
great location for a family visiting northfield
this home is in a great location for both colleges
the neighborhood is quiet and the beds comfortable
beautiful and clean home in location walking distance from downtown northfield
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8. Newly remodeled home in a gorgeous community (from USD 400)

You will be forgiven if you think that you somehow got teleported into a neighborhood straight from a television show when you get here. This newly remodeled property is located in a beautiful community and the house itself is nicely decorated and fully furnished. It is also located within walking distance from the downtown area and the two colleges of Northfield. With four bedrooms and two bathrooms, up to seven people can be accommodated here.

Treasured Saint Olaf Avenue Home
16 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 4 Beds 7 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had a very comfortable stay including eating on the back patio table for breakfasts which was lovely
Host:
sarah is an excellent host we truly enjoyed our stay
sara is a great host
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9. Spacious yet snug home

Booking this property feels as though you are staying over at a friend’s or family member’s house. This rental is big, yet at the same time cozy and comes with all the furnishings to make you feel home away from home. It also comes with a piano, great for those who want to tickle the ivories, and a fire pit, should guests wish to snuggle on cold days. Breakfast items are provided for guests’ enjoyment. It can accommodate seven guests in its three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms.

Large family home, stretch out and enjoy!
Northfield, Minnesota, United States
12 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
hosts have clearly put a lot of thought in to little details (bathroom amenities clear instructions etc
brent’s place is so comfortable and perfect for a family to use for a weekend visiting a college student
Host:
hosts are welcoming and make every effort to communicate
hosts were very easy to deal with
hosts were very thoughtful and easy to communicate with
hosts were thoughtful and thorough and the house was impeccable
our hosts thoughtfully left breakfast and snack provisions for us
Location:
great location in northfield- close to downtown and both colleges
it is really close to campus and comfortably sleeps a nice sized group
great place to stay
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10. Bright and sunny apartment

This bright and sunny two-bedroom apartment can fit six people. It is at a central location, situated within walking distance from the downtown area and some walking trails. It’s also just across a park, which makes this a great spot for those traveling with kids who love running around. The house is fully furnished with everything that guests may need during their stay. Do note that there’s an additional fee in case guests need to sleep on the futon. Sleeping on the couch is not allowed here.

Bright and Sunny 2 Bedroom Apartment
Northfield, Minnesota, United States
94 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bright and roomy a great big comfy couch big tv and wifi
comfortable and inviting furnishings
the beds are quite comfortable as was the couch
i had a comfortable bed with lots of pillows which allowed me to sleep well
excellent reliable wifi if you need that amenity to work remotely at all
Cleanliness:
clean clean and cleaner :)
clean and well appointed
super clean and very spacious
the apartment was very clean and exactly as advertised
fantastic place clean well stocked
Host:
and host is warm and helpful
host is very nice as well
excellent host and excellent place to stay
julia is a wonderful host too
julia was very helpful and available when i had questions
Location:
amazing sunlight and a lovely location in northfield within walking distance of downtown
the location is perfect
a lovely get away in a quiet neighborhood
the location is very close to downtown northfield and can easily be found
julia's place was fantastic and in a great location
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Northfield: A small city loaded with charm and beauty

Small it may be, but Northfield is a city that is loaded to the brim with charm and beauty. There is so much to see and do here that one day would simply not be enough to fully enjoy this destination. Book one of the Airbnb rentals in this list and make the most out of your trip here.

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Melanie is a freelance travel writer. She considers freelancing for Trip 101 to be a combination of two of the things she loves: writing and traveling.

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