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It’s cabin time™ in Mankato
Rent Mankato, MN lakefront homes and cabins and open the door to 900 acres of park and recreation space. Mankato is a thriving, urban area in southern Minnesota with numerous dedicated green areas and nature trails. The fifth-largest city in the state (outside of the Twin Cities metropolitan area), Mankato is located at a bend in the Minnesota River, right where it converges with the Blue Earth River.
Cabins, cottages, lodges and homes for rent by the individual owners and local property managers of Mankato, MN, enjoy a unique, scenic landscape in a historic region of the state. Mankato is well known for its excellent parks and trails, offering photo ops and viewpoints of rivers, lakes, prairies, bluffs, ravines and woodlands along the way.
From your log cabin in the Mankato area, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the natural landscape, as well as easy access to city attractions and amenities. Head into town with family or friends, and enjoy activities suited to a wide variety of age levels and areas of interest. The Civic Center in Mankato, Minnesota, is a popular local destination for live music and entertainment, with concerts and other events (such as theatrical productions, touring ice shows, sports tournaments and more) scheduled throughout the year. Visit the Mankato chamber website to view the up-to-date city calendar.
Other favorite attractions for cabin guests near Mankato include wine tastings and vineyard tours at the Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery, winter adventures on skis, snowboards or tubes at the Mount Kato Ski Area, a quiet day with the family at the Sibley Park green space and petting zoo, or a one-of-a-kind walking trail and photo-op at Minneopa Falls.
Mankato, MN, is a wonderful place to book your vacation home if you like to explore in the great outdoors. This region is traversed by the Minnesota River, the Blue Earth River and the Le Sueur River, with plenty of paddle boating, swimming and fishing opportunities.
Altogether, the Mankato area encompasses more than 900 acres of park and recreation space that encourages residents and visitors alike to get outside and enjoy hiking and biking, competitive sports, frisbee golf and more. Some of our favorite Mankato parks amenities include basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, children’s play areas, year-round ice rinks, covered picnic shelters, shared charcoal grills and baseball fields — not to mention the scenic trails, public beaches and canoe launches.
Mankato offers a number of unique community and cultural events, such as the Public Art Walking Tour in the city center, the City Art Walking Sculpture Tour, and the City Center History Walking Tour. The city also hosts an annual city marathon and is home to a wonderful local treasure, the Blue Earth County Library.
Connect with your cabin owner or local manager to find out more about attractions and seasonal events, or pay a visit to the Mankato Visitor Center to help plan your vacation days in southern Minnesota.
Make sure you talk to rental owners about the many Mankato seasonal events and day trips. Compare cabins and southern Minnesota lodging here, then book directly with owners or local managers. Skip those vrbo and airbnb traveler fees.