Top 10 Secluded Cabins In Minnesota, USA - Updated 2023

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Home to the 4th-longest river in the world, Mississippi-Missouri, Minnesota has about 10,000 lakes within the state alone! It houses the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and the state’s capital St. Paul, making Minnesota rich not only in nature’s magnificence and bustling city life but also in historical and cultural landmarks that will leave tourists in awe. You can visit the American Museum of Asmat Art in St. Paul or the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in Minneapolis. Nature lovers will be delighted to explore Itasca State Park on Lake Itasca and Cascade River State Park in Lutsen. And if you’re looking for a more intimate connection with nature while staying in cozy and tranquil lodges, then you’re at the right place. Discover the state’s delights starting with these top secluded cabins in Minnesota, USA, and plan your next trip!

1. Agua Norte Cabin, Grand Marais (from USD 250)

Get your fill of Lake Superior’s beauty and the surrounding evergreen trees. The chic lakefront rental can host four people. There’s a big skylight that lets in natural light in the daytime and acts as a private exhibit of stars at night. If lucky, you’ll even get to see the breathtaking Northern Lights! The bright living area connects to the kitchen, dining space, and the single bathroom, all fully equipped to meet your needs. You can also use the property garden and pick fresh vegetables for your next meal!

The cabin also features a wood-fired sauna that is available from November to March. You can have a cookout using the charcoal grill or the open fire pit and relax at the picnic table as you look over the lake.

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Grand Marais, Minnesota, United States
171.81 km (106.8 mi) from Glensheen Mansion
479 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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Amenities & Room:
the sleeping loft is so cozy and we both slept the best we have in months
the cabin itself is beautiful cozy and filled with thoughtful touches
it was a cozy unique space that was relaxing to come back to after a day of hiking
it allows you to lay in bed and stargaze and take in the peacefulness of the shore
the cabin was cozy with so many thoughtful touches
the entire place was spotless and everything was clean and new
very clean and had everything we could want
clean cozy and great attention to detail
the cabin was sparkling clean with great woodwork
we got that and then some the place was as clean as clean can get
simone & andrew were outstanding hosts
simone is the sweetest host and wonderfully responsive
simone and andrew were wonderful hosts and you'll certainly enjoy your stay here
the hosts were great and helped answer any of our questions
simone and andrew were the perfect hosts
such a perfect location
gorgeous place in a wonderful location
the location is fantastic for access to everything
perfect distance from downtown grand marais and close to a great selection of hikes along the gunflint trail
beautiful location on the north shore
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2. Magnificent log cabin sheltered amidst pine trees, Lake Vermilion (from USD 650)

Tucked away in Pine Island, have a relaxing stay in this cozy log cabin with the perfect view of Lake Vermilion. The cabin has five pristine bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar and a separate dining table. Sit by the fireplace in the living room to keep warm. WiFi and a TV are also available.

Use their outdoor grill and barbecue facilities to roast some meat or lounge about in the hammock. You can also relax in the sauna, and at night, share S'mores and stories around the cabin’s fire pit! For outdoor activities, the cabin’s location makes it accessible for fishing and kayaking. The cabin is also a short boat ride to Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA), perfect for a camping trip!

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123.35 km (76.7 mi) from Glensheen Mansion
8 reviews  
cabin 14 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14
Minimum Nights: 5
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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i'll add that the owner was extremely helpful and responsive from start to finish
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3. Cheery and cozy Strawberry Lake Cabin, Ogema (from USD 163)

This lovely cabin, located in a peaceful wooded area, can cater to up to four guests. The tempered glass windows allow plenty of light into the bedroom and the adjoining rustic living area. The fully equipped kitchen is well-lit and features an island. Complete with a heating system, the cabin also features WiFi, a TV, and reading materials. There are board games and a crib provided for younger guests.

The living room opens to the front deck, which offers a fantastic view of Strawberry Lake and the surrounding woods. There’s a dining table with chairs on the deck, in case you want to dine outdoors. You can also access their outdoor fire pit and cook some delicious meals.

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Ogema, Minnesota, United States
278.12 km (172.9 mi) from Glensheen Mansion
101 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

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the beds were very comfortable
strawberry lake cabin is the place to visit for a cozy winter weekend great experience
very clean and well appointed
quiet and super clean
the cabin itself was beautiful clean and homey
fully stocked kitchen comfy beds and pillows sparkling clean
squeaky clean extremely well appointed very comfortable place to spend a weekend
hosts were great at communicating and making sure we had everything we needed
just wonderful and kind people that make me miss my home state of minnesota
great cabin great lake great hosts
another bonus was meeting les and gayle the caretakers
don and cheryl were great hosts the cabin was the quiet and peaceful retreat that we were looking for
strawberry lake cabin was the perfect late fall get away location
great location cozy and has great amenities
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4. Decorated homestyle cabin near Lake Superior, Two Harbours (from USD 532)

This lake home with its nicely decorated rooms is the ideal lodging especially if you want to stay close to Lake Superior.

Eight people can be accommodated in the three-bedroom and three-bathroom space, complete with a fully equipped kitchen and dining area. A fireplace is also set in the living room to keep you warm while you watch Netflix movies, surf the internet, or play video games.

Feel luxurious in the built-in sauna located in the cabin or use the indoor spa whirlpool. You can also use their grill and open fire pit (you should bring your own wood). While here, feel free to play golf, immerse in watersports, and go nature sightseeing.

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49.49 km (30.8 mi) from Glensheen Mansion
169 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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this is a beautiful lake superior log home a lot of space and everything needed to be comfortable
the only thing that would make it better is a deep clean of the entire cabin
the house was very clean and was exactly like the owner explains
the owner is very nice and receptive
we love this cabin and location
very nice cabin with a great location on lake superior
it’s an easy walk to the beach
perfect location for exploring the north shore
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5. Beautiful retreat facing a private black-sand beach, Two Harbours (from USD 392)

Feel like you’re in a Bob Ross painting in this beautiful cabin nestled among vibrant trees facing the private black-sand beach of Lake Superior. The log cabin can house up to six people, with three bedrooms and two full baths equipped with necessary amenities. You can also use its laundry facilities.

A stone fireplace is set in the spacious living room for comfort, while the kitchen covers your basic meal-preparation needs. There’s a room with an indoor picnic table and windows that let in natural light and a gorgeous view of the surrounding woodland. Internet is provided, along with TVs, a DVD player, books, and games for entertainment.

In your free time, try out thrilling water sports facilities along the lake such as kayaking; and in the winter, you can go skiing and snowmobiling.

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70.61 km (43.9 mi) from Glensheen Mansion
74 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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the cabin was beautiful and all rooms had a great view of lake superior
the views from each bedroom and living room of lake superior are breathtaking
bike trails state parks and plenty of nice touches to make the stay very comfortable
clean comfortable and absolutely wonderful
everything was clean well-stocked and updated
excellent comms from owner
owner was super at communicating with us and property was well appointed
and communication with the owner was superb
beautiful property and perfect location
loved the location private beach and beautiful cabin
everything was wonderful: beautiful house stocked with everything we needed safe for toddler relaxing beach great hiking close by
and the location is perfect for heading north or going south
conveniently located next to three state parks gorgeous hiking skiing and snowshoe trails abound
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6. White Pine Retreat, Isabella (from USD 257)

White Pine Retreat offers a respite, nestled in the Superior National Forest. Enjoy the Flathorn-Gegoka ski trails during the winter and explore Lake Superior’s North Shore only about 30 minutes away.

The cabin can cater to up to four people (along with two dogs) in this single-bedroom space complete with basic necessities. The living area has a high ceiling and accommodates a spiral staircase leading to a loft for more shared bed space. There’s also a classic metal fireplace to keep the area warm. A cozy dining turret showcases the enchanting white pines in the area and a peek of the lake. For active recreation, visit the cabin’s rustic boardwalk and rent the water sports facilities with ready-to-use life vests. An open fire pit amidst the white pines also awaits you.

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Isabella, Minnesota, United States
102.01 km (63.4 mi) from Glensheen Mansion
cabin 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

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we brought our christmas celebration to this comfortable cabin packing in presents a tree trimmings and seasonal foods
everything was as expected and was the perfect mix of rustic and comfortable
the dining room alcove and porch made it easy to spread out and have some quiet time
love the in-floor heat well-equipped kitchen super comfortable and beautiful place
had a great time lovely setting nice clean place thanks so much
great design super clean welcoming cozy spaces
joe was awesome and very responsive to any questions
would love to come back thank you hosts five stars
communication with the owners was great too
the manager joe boll was very responsive and answered e-mails quickly
great cabin and location
great location and lovely kitchen
i enjoyed many nice hikes and parks near by
this cabin is located in a lovely quiet spot on a beautiful lake
the location (on a bluff just above lake gegoka) was outstanding
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7. Charming secluded lakefront cabin with sauna and firepit, Eagle View (from USD 120)

0.25 miles (0.4 kilometers) away from the main road, this secluded cabin tucked away amidst towering trees and a splendid lakeshore is a perfect haven if you want a completely private stay in the area. The studio cabin’s bedroom loft, complete with a single half bath, can accommodate four people. Linens are already provided along with heating and air conditioning facilities. A cable TV and high-speed internet are available and the small kitchenette is ready to use.

For more relaxation, take advantage of the cabin’s wood-fired sauna and an outdoor spa whirlpool available in the summer. You can also go fishing and wander among the lush greenery as you follow the trails throughout the property.

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268.75 km (167.0 mi) from Glensheen Mansion
65 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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the cabin was clean and nice
we did not use the sauna but it looked clean and inviting
the hot tub was clean and comfortable and a lovely touch
i had a few questions while there and sara was very responsive and helpful
the location is very peaceful
very quiet location great getaway from our busy life
but i definitely would go back to this location
if you need a place to relax and enjoy life this is it
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8. The Hideaway, Bigfork (from USD 208)

For a year-round getaway, check out The Hideaway and its amenities. The cabin has three bedrooms and three baths and welcomes pets. The kitchen and bathrooms have all the essential appliances, and there are laundry facilities too!

Stay cozy by the indoor fireplace set in the well-lit living area. The cabin also has WiFi and two television sets for the upper and lower levels. For guests traveling with kids, baby safety gates, plug socket covers, children’s books, and toys are available.

Lounge in the upper balcony or patio area and use the charcoal grill for fun cookouts, while your pets can play on the spacious yard.

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Bigfork, Minnesota, United States
133.7 km (83.1 mi) from Glensheen Mansion
46 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 6 Beds 9 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9

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Amenities & Room:
there is no ac but the ceiling fans and supplied floor fans kept us largely cool enough
wonderfully comfortable cabin with great kitchen/living space warmed by a wood stove
we stayed in winter so it was cozy and a great place to connect to the outdoors
clean shallow calm lake easy to canoe
totally private and very clean
quiet clean cabin with thoughtful touches like soap cleaners and sanitizing wipes
the place is so clean and organized and has a great “northwoods cabin” ambiance
the cabin was very clean and comfortable for our group of 8 and the hosts were fantastic
great hosts beautiful lake nice to have the pontoon available
we had a great time at the hideaway and the hosts are super responsive and helpful
an awesome location and very well stocked
great cozy cabin and an amazing location
great place to get away and unwind
the atv trails are very close and we got to enjoy them seeing wolf and moose tracks
the cabin is immaculate and well stocked and its location is so peacefully quiet and beautiful
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9. Off-the-grid eco-friendly cabin with a wood-fired sauna, Duluth (from USD 91)

This secluded eco-friendly lodging is perfect, especially if you want to momentarily escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The unique octagon-shaped log cabin with a wraparound deck sits atop a river and can admit up to two guests. The lights in the cabin are solar-powered and the kitchen is fully equipped with dishes and cooking essentials. An indoor fireplace is available along with a ceiling fan and portable fans. The bathroom is separated from the main cabin and has a composting toilet.

Enjoy cooking on the barbecue grill and the fire pit outdoors and finally, soaking in the cozy wood-fired sauna before bed.

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Duluth, Minnesota, United States
20.26 km (12.6 mi) from Glensheen Mansion
185 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

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the bed was very comfortable and we had everything we needed to cook some delicious meals
becky and kyle were very responsive and accommodating
super cute rustic private place
my partner and i loved becky and kyle’s place it’s remote and private yet close to duluth
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10. Cabin with lovely views of Madison Lake sunsets, Madison Lake (from USD 369)

This charming private cabin with beach access and spectacular views of Madison Lake accepts six guests. Guests have access to WiFi and a flat-screen TV. The cabin also features modern comforts such as air conditioning units and an electric indoor fireplace. Feel free to cook meals in the fully equipped kitchen or the outdoor charcoal grill.

Experience the vivid sunsets and landscapes over the peaceful Madison Lake from the front deck. The dock provides the opportunity for fishing or just lounging by the calm waters of the lake. Three kayaks are available on the property for guests’ use.

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Madison Lake, Minnesota, United States
322.8 km (200.6 mi) from Glensheen Mansion
44 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

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Amenities & Room:
there is a nice screen porch with table and patio table on the deck to eat outside
this cabin was all we could have hoped for and more so adorable clean and great amenities
i appreciated that the host was quick to reply to messages
this place is fantastic and the owners are super nice
the host have supplied everything you need plus a few nice extra touches
the location is fantastic 1
great location and friendly nearby town
great location right on the shoreline
beautiful cabin perfect location and wonderful lake we had the best time here and look forward to visiting again
was an adorable cabin great location and very clean
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Closer to nature than ever before

There’s nothing more delightful than being surrounded by nature in a safe, comfortable, and private space. If you’re planning for a nature retreat to Minnesota, book any of these top secluded cabins today for a splendid experience!

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