Embrace the chill! Choose your cozy winter cabin getaway in Minnesota

These McGregor MN resorts near Big Sandy Lake offer guests an authentic north woods vacation. A wonderful outdoor enthusiast destination with great golfing, fishing, boating, canoeing and winter snowmobiling and skiing. These cabins and cottages provide a great opportunity to spend some time outdoors and enjoy nature. Minnesota lake lodging is sure to be the relaxing getaway that you need.

wacowinterShing Wako Resort: Cabin 14
During the winter, there are over 1,200 miles of snowmobile trails throughout Brainerd. Ski Gull near Gull Lake is also a great ski hill for the whole family. There is so much to do!

How long are the winters in Minnesota? How cold does it get? Will you survive it? Yes, you’ll survive if you mix in some warm cabin time:) The wind seems to blow in directly from the North Pole, but the glow of your romantic fireplace will warm you right up again. Winter snowfall averages around 60-70 inches annually. This is the only place where wearing 12 layers of clothes is common.

firplaceCampfire Bay Resort: White Oak
The cabin’s many windows go up to its vaulted pine ceiling and bring in a lot of light. A gas fireplace, AC, and satellite TV and DVD player are in the the living area which is connected to the open dining area and kitchen.

Josante Shores
A Cook, Minnesota vacation rental
Fall colors are brilliant, and in winter, fresh blankets of snow transforms the cabin and Lake into a winter spectacle – admire it from the warm inside, or step out the front door and try snowshoeing. You can plan, and book directly with us so we’d be happy to give you some tips on snowmobiling and cross country skiing trips.

cozyinsideThe Gone Fish’Inn
An Osakis, Minnesota vacation rental
Central Lakes Trail runs from Osakis to Fergus Falls. Great for snowmobiling in the winter too! It’s not just a summer paradise; after a day of skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing, the wood stove quickly warms things up.

cozy2The Great Escape Cabin
A Maple Lake, Minnesota vacation rental

Cross country skiing, snow shoeing, bond fires (wood included), and of course ice fishing (fish house is available for rent with heat, poles and bait)! Book direct today for Great Getaway!

MN snowmobiling trails are abundant in Minnesota, but some destinations are just more popular. These regions have snowmobile clubs, professionally groomed trails, and lots of winter things to do for a seamlessly perfect Minnesota cold-season vacation. Leech Lake area rentals has the Paul Bunyan Trail and the Heartland trail which weaves around (and over) lakes and streams; along towering pine forests and scenic backroads. The Paul Bunyan trail goes from Brainerd to Bemidji while the Heartland Trail goes from Cass Lake to Walker and eventually meets up with the Paul Bunyan Trail.

Another winter HOT SPOT IS Bemidji, MN
Bemidji is central to the state’s 14,000 miles of trails which in winter are used for cross country skiing well marked snowmobile trails. One of our favorites is the Paul Bunyan and Heartland State Trails. Just let your MN vacation rental owner know what level of excitement your group is interested in – rental owners and local property managers are eager to help you plan vacation memories that will last a lifetime.

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Start planning your winter getaway in MN


Minnesota is a true winter wonderland filled with snowmobiling, ice fishing, and skiing adventures. Embrace the winter season by staying at a warm and cozy cabin rental. At RentMinnesotaCabins.com, we have nearly 100 vacation rentals that are open all year. Bring your winter coat & boots and enjoy the packing snow, ice fishing, winter festivals, winter brews and ice sculpting opportunities. Spend a week or weekend at a MN cabin rental this winter and creating lasting memories with your family and friends. We have rentals near the Lutsen Ski Resort. We have made it easier for you to find cabin rentals near ski resorts. Check out our Minnesota skiing page to see specific towns and Minnesota ski resorts. Plan ahead and book directly with the cabin owner or manager for your winter getaway in Minnesota.


Visit our other state-specific website:
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Our Cabin Time at the Prairie Hill Farm

Perched high on the bluffs in Merrimac, WI is the incredible Prairie Hill Farm “Cabin”. As the founder of RentWisconsinCabins.com, I sometimes get the opportunity to stay at vacation rentals that list with us. Thanks to Tish (the owner of PHF), I was able to stay her “Farmhouse” this fall, and her “Cabin” this winter.

Those of us that live in Wisconsin get to experience the extremes of all 4 seasons. This trip to the Prairie Hill Cabin took place in January. Yes, the air was chilly and the days were short, but with so many things to do near the cabin, time just flew by.


The detailed information provided by the owner (Tish) prior to arriving at the cabin made the trip hassle free and stress free. She accommodated our early arrival request and provided a neighbor contact in case we had any questions. Though the nearby Merrimac Ferry closes for the winter season, it’s good to know that a scenic Ferry ride across the Wisconsin River is definitely part of this Cabin Time adventure -Spring through Fall.

The long driveway starts near the Farmhouse and climbs up the bluff. The owners do a wonderful job of keeping the long scenic drive plowed. The privacy at the cabin is ultra unique. The nearest home is the Farmhouse, several hundred feet away. The summer hiking trails on their 80-acre farm turn into cross-country ski trails – my daughters and I loved this. The steeper hills and tight turns challenged my rusty skiing skills – but it was thrilling. Just outside of the cabin is a nice sledding hill for kids. If you are fortunate enough to stay at the Cabin, make sure you seek out the one-of-a-kind TREEHOUSE. It’s not easy to find, but the “seeking” was the fun part for my family. Again, thanks to the owner’s pre-trip tips, we knew to bring a toboggan, cross-country skis and a family adventurer’s spirit.


At night, the only thing better than watching the dancing flames in the living room fireplace was watching the shimmering lights on the ski runs at Devil’s Head Ski Resort. Every cabin has a unique view, but this nighttime winter view from the living room is quite special.

I was able to fly my drone around the cabin property and take some videos of our family enjoying our special Cabin Time on the Farm. The drone video is one of the 3 videos on their listing page: Take a look, maybe you’ll book!


Joe Mogensen and family.

Beers, Bears and Bass: The Ultimate Guy’s Winter Trip

Get ready for fantastic fall hunting and fishing. September is incredible for bear and walleye combo trips at this unique  ELY, MN resort. Located on a border lake, this location is an exception to specific USA/Canada laws.Two large bear areas with trophy size bears and premium walleye fishing. Up for some Canadian trophy fishing at its best? A twenty minute boat ride from camp will bring you to Hale Bay, Canadian Channel, Pound Net Bay and the Rat River Bay system. Fish on! During February and March they also have Wolf hunts. IN-FISHERMAN MAGAZINE has called Rainy Lake an explosive small mouth bass fishery. The beaches and wilderness areas offer convenient areas to stretch the legs. Stokes Bar Resort is supplied with propane grills and a tank of propane, fish cleaning house and freezers. Check out the full listing, gallery and rates or even just send a message directly to the owner at our website at www.rentminnesotacabins.com.

Looking for #Cool #Winter Events in #Minnesota? Look No Further Than This Blog Here!

There is no reason to be cooped up in the house during winter time. There is so much to see and do in Minnesota that you have no excuse. Mark your calendars boys and girls, we still have plenty of winter ahead of us!

Ice Fest

ice fest breezy

Have some hard water fun on Pelican Lake says Breezy Point’s 20th annual Ice Fest! This free festival runs from January 9th– through the 10th. Start your weekend off right with a community bonfire at 7 p.m. on Friday and enjoy the warmth as you prepare for a fun filled Saturday filled with hot air balloons, radar runs hockey tournaments, Horse Drawn Trolley rides and much more. Don’t let the cold slow you down too bad, they also have snow golf at 10 am starting on Saturday while the kids participate in fishing program designed for their age group. Hop on a dogsled race to round off the afternoon and sit back and relax while enjoying a spectacular view of the fireworks that begin at 6:30 on Saturday. Hint** Buy a blinkie button for only 5.00 dollars and receive specials off your drinks, meals, apparels, and rides all weekend long! The button pays for itself! For a list of places to stay look at:  and for more information click here:

Ice Box XXXV

As this small town borders Canada, it is not uncommon to think of International Falls as an “Icebox”. It most certainly doesn’t scare the locals going indoors for festivities either! The Icebox days are packed with wild and wacky events such as Frozen Turkey Bowling, Freeze yer Gizzard run (Just what you might think), a smooshing race ( a race where you put 2×4 planks underneath your feet and um…race), and a nice body warming chili cook off. Multiple events such as spaghetti dinners, BARGO, BINGO, Ugly hat contests and can crushing contests polish off this frigidly cool festival. For a list of vacation rentals nearby to make this Northern Minnesota vacation complete, check out: Marcell Vacation Rentals For more information, click here: Ice Box

International Eelpout Festival:


One of the most unique festivals in Minnesota might have you marking your calendar every year for these three days in February for the following years to come. This festival is named after the ugliest bottom dweller, this fun filled festival might not be the best for the weak at heart. This is a weekend long winter party event that hosts a Bonfire, beer pong tournaments, mechanical bull riding, Polar Plout Plunge, Pout Derby, and it’s not complete until you watch the Bikini Ice Fishing Contest, guys! Mark your calendars for Feb. 19th –Feb. 22nd. For places to crash, visit: Walker Vacation Rentals For more information, click here: Eelpout Website

The 31st John BearGrease Sled Dog Marathon

This isn’t any ordinary marathon, this is the longest sled dog race in the lower 48 states. This is an opportunity to see some of the most competitive dog sled racers compete in some of the most rugged terrain around the Sawtooth Mountains. This race is a qualifier for the famous Iditarod Race in Alaska. Attend the 6 p.m. Friday Gala with cocktails, view the Cutest puppy contest or huddle around a bonfire drinking hot chocolate with the others. There is even a large Purse winning at the end! You can book your vacation with this amazing 4 bedroom vacation rental here: Duluth Vacation Rental

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#Michigan Fall/Winter Vacation Rentals- It’s Time to Start Thinking….

#Michigan Fall/Winter Vacation Rentals- It’s Time to Start Thinking….

fallIt’s that time of the year, we’re all sitting by the fire under blankets and catching up on quality reconnection with our friends and love ones now that the cold weather is here to stay. We start experimenting with pumpkin desserts and warm drinks. We catch up on the movies by the fireplace and connecting the rest of the puzzle pieces together as we laugh about our summer memories. What better way to spend the holidays at a vacation rental? You tend to surround yourself with lots of people, lots of cooking, and we all need space to stretch out and really relax. Can you do that at your home? We have rounded up the top 5 places to rent in Michigan for your next holiday getaway. Continue reading

Have you planned your winter getaway in MN this year?

Have you planned your winter getaway in MN this year?

Who says you should hole up in your home all winter?? If we are to be in Minnesota for the winter, we must embrace everything that goes with it. That means the sweater socks, the packing snow, ice fishing, the winter festivals, winter brews and ice sculpting challenges. One thing is for sure though, try skiing in Minnesota. We suggest taking a week in the winter and booking your next minnesota vacation rental for your next skiing vacation.We have rentals near the Lutsen Ski Resort. We have made it easier for you to do this. Check out our Minnesota skiing page to see specific towns and minnesota ski resorts. Booking your winter getaway in minnesota vacation now ensures that you get the best rates and dates for your needs. 

Lutsen Ski Resort Vacation Cabin