6 Best Tiny Houses For Rent Near Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Minneapolis is one of the Twin Cities in Minnesota alongside St. Paul. Whether you are here in summer or winter, you will find plenty to do in and places to visit around the city. You can go hiking, ice skating and much more. If you are interested in public art, you will want to head to Aztec Temple Panorama, an impressive mural that incorporates two sides of a building. Those who enjoy hiking will be pleased to know that Lyndale Park Rose Garden and Peace Park are open all year round. Further, staying in an intimate, cosy accommodation would be a perfect way for a restful sleep to end a full day of exploring. So, consider booking one of these best tiny houses for rent near Minneapolis, Minnesota!

1. Lake house with leisure loft (from USD 150)

If you want to be inspired by the natural beauty of Minneapolis or enjoy a romantic getaway with your partner, this lake house will tick all the right boxes. You will find a comfortable double bed piled with pillows in the cosy loft space that lets in plenty of natural light. Outside, a seating area with deck chairs where you can sit back and take in the stunning views over the lake at any time.

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Faribault, Minnesota, United States
129.45 km (80.5 mi) from Interstate State Park
269 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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we loved the series on tv and decided to book for 6 nights
the kitchen bathroom and bedroom were well-equipped with helpful items
great place on a clean lake
great place very clean hospitable kids loved it
it was sparkling clean cute and perfect for a get away
everything was clean and charming and kim left helpful notes and directions around the house
it was a great relaxing weekend the tiny house was exceptionally clean
she was an amazing and very helpful host
kim and ryan were excellent hosts they were kind timely and thoughtful
she’s very hospitable and the home is adorable
we enjoyed our stay and kim was a great host
kim was an extremely welcoming host and made sure we knew she was always available
great location on the lake but 5 miles to town
it was an amazing stay with a wonderful location
the neighbors are close but extremely kind and respectful of noise and privacy
the tiny house is beautiful the location is beautiful and kim is an excellent host
it is perfect place to stay no matter the season
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2. The Tiny (from USD 100)

This tiny house is on a working farm. Plus, it has a private outdoor area equipped with barbecue facilities. Why not enjoy a delicious grill with your loved one while soaking up the views of the night sky? If you would rather stay cosy indoors, you will love cuddling up on the bed and taking in the pastoral views while enjoying a cup of tea!

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Nerstrand, Minnesota, United States
122.43 km (76.1 mi) from Interstate State Park
138 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests

Accommodates: 2

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the outdoor furniture was quite comfortable and relaxing
the wi-fi seemed to work perfectly too
the perfect getaway to rest and relax in a cozy light-filled space the night time star-gazing was amazing
the bathroom is an extra-special treat: it's huge and well-stocked
i was also really impressed for such a small space that there was a full bathroom
everything was clean and neat
everything was very clean and just as described
it was clean attractive and new
the tiny was clean and well designed
the space is clean and cheerful with wonderful windows
the hosts were quite welcoming and helpful
the hosts are responsive kind and available
the hosts were so welcoming and went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable
very updated with kind attentive hosts
the hosts are so kind and willing to help you with whatever you need
this is a stunning location
the location was great for hiking parks and close to the small towns around
the tiny is a perfect place to find peace
this place is the perfect place to get away unwind unplug and slow down
wonderful place to take a break from the normal day to day
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3. Cosy cabin with river views

This cosy cabin is adjacent to Brower House and has everything for the outdoor adventurer. Canoes, kayaks and paddle boards are available for shared guest use. In addition, with the river right at your doorstep, there will be plenty of opportunities to engage in a refreshing swim!

If booking during fall or winter, you will want to bring along some wood to keep the house warm as it does not come provided with your stay.

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St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States
116.82 km (72.6 mi) from Interstate State Park
94 reviews   Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

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Amenities & Room:
watching sunrises and sunsets is beautiful from your personal balcony and even from your bed
daniel was a great host and was very good at accommodating us
the hosts are very generous and kind
hosts were friendly and very helpful
hosts were very welcoming and communicative and the scenery was gorgeous
definitely recommend to others very nice place and hosts were very welcoming & always helpful
lovely location and friendly hosts and doggies
great place cozy good for an overnight little trip
a nice place to stay for a weekend getaway
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4. The Writers Cabin (from USD 140)

This tiny house is the perfect choice for travellers who want an off-grid experience. The Writers Cabin is solar-powered, and there is no WiFi onsite, although you can hook up to a hotspot. A Nordic sauna is available throughout the year, and guests can book a time to use it. The property is behind the hosts’ farmhouse, but the rental guarantees optimal privacy throughout your stay!

Keep in mind that the loft is accessible via a sturdy wood and steel ladder, which you can use at your own risk.

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Shafer, Minnesota, United States
4.98 km (3.1 mi) from Interstate State Park
98 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests

Accommodates: 2

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Amenities & Room:
the heater was great and super effective
a great view and cozy atmosphere
the sunrise in the morning from the bed loft was absolutely breathtaking
stays nice and cozy with the space heater too i hope to stay here again sometime soon
super comfortable bed and perfect little kitchen set up
it was clean and cozy
super clean and everything is as pictured
the outhouse was clean and even had lavender spray
such a great tiny home very cute and clean and a great getaway from the city
the host was great at communicating
great little home next to tons of lakes and parks host was extremely friendly and knowledgeable of local attractions
great host friendly and easy to reach if there is anything you need but also gives you privacy
alison is a wonderful host and i look forward to visiting again someday
alison and her family and dogs got along great with us and they were so accommodating and helpful
lovely place beautiful private walk to the river
interstate park on the wi side is beautiful and fun to walk around
lovely location and true tiny home experience
we loved our walk to the lake and exploring the town nearby
it had everything we needed and a great location
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5. The Welch Cottage (from USD 165)

Perfect for a romantic couple’s retreat, this cottage has got everything you need for many restful nights. With a secluded patio where you can enjoy a cup of coffee in the mornings, you will love spending time here with your significant other! A good-sized kitchen is available, allowing you to prepare your meals if you wish.

One thing to note is that the WiFi speed may not be suitable for streaming and video calls, but it suffices for basic browsing.

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Welch, Minnesota, United States
91.75 km (57.1 mi) from Interstate State Park
53 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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Amenities & Room:
great amenities and a nicely thought out design makes this small space both usable and comfortable
the cottage is even cuter in person and was so cozy and well decorated
we loved our stay at the cottage such a cozy and adorable place with everything you need
very easy check-in tastefully decorated very comfortable bed lovely outdoor patio area
the house is very clean and comfortable
very cozy and clean great for a weekend getaway
very clean and in a great location
if that's what you're looking for like we were you'll love it very clean and cute
we loved our time at welch cottage it was clean cozy and had everything we needed
hannah was very responsive and welcoming :)
super clean and the host hannah is awesome always responding quickly to any of our questions
such an amazing place great host great location and great communication
great location for walking to get food
this is a really nice cute little cottage in a great location
the place looks like brand new inside perfect location between red wing and cannon falls
we will recommend this place to others
overall the location of this cottage is perfect
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6. Wooded Retreat (from USD 65)

This wooden cottage may be small, but you will be greeted by all your creature comforts when you step in the door. You can stay comfortable with the rental’s mini fireplace and prepare simple meals with the accessible kitchenette. A shared outdoor fridge is at the back of the house, where you can store any food you have brought.

If you are particularly tall, you may want to keep in mind that the cottage is just large enough for a full-size bed.

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Pine City, Minnesota, United States
59.54 km (37.0 mi) from Interstate State Park
49 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great getaway cozy sweet special little place to relax and enjoy the tree and nature
it was a rainy weekend and the cottage was so warm and cozy and inviting
its a great cabin on a budget and has all you need to feel comfortable
a cozy cabin that was perfect for my needs
staying here was such a great experience everything was clean and warm and cozy
clean quaint and naturally perfect worth getting off the beaten path
deborah was an amazing host
the host was very friendly and very hospitable
loved hearing the frogs deborah was a great host and gave me all the info i needed
deborah and paul are excellent hosts that truly care about making sure you are taken care of
hosts were very friendly and accommodating
great location just off the highway
if you are looking for a cute getaway this is your place
the place is so cute comfortable and charming
such a cute little place that they’ve made to feel so warm
croix state park is a wonderful nearby excursion that i highly recommend
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Enjoy a cosy stay in Minneapolis

Whether on a solo trip or a couple’s retreat to Minneapolis, you may be looking forward to enjoying the city from a unique perspective. If that’s the case, all you need to do is book one of these best tiny houses for rent near Minneapolis, Minnesota, and you can be sure of experiencing a holiday like no other!

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