Destination guide

Alluring Alexandria awaits

Ask little Alexandria to lay its cards on the table and it'll come at you with rustic apple orchards, cider farms, gorgeous lakeside walks, world-class fishing spots, nature trails, local art-house cinemas, craft stores, cross-country ski runs, cozy woodland cabins _ the list goes on. Hidden up between the lakes and creeks of northern Minnesota, the town is steeped in the fabled charm of the Midwest, and comes complete with some seriously enticing Alexandria vacation rentals _ think tree-shrouded boltholes and waterside lodges with roaring real-wood fires.

Things to do

Exploring the Minnesota lakes in Alexandria

Lakes, lakes, and more lakes are on the menu for travelers who've booked one of the charming Alexandria vacation rentals on the outskirts of town. The best might just be the Lake Carlos State Park, which packs in campsites, wooded walking trails, and even a smattering of decades-old National Register of Historic Places. The town center is home to the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum, where it's possible to delve into collections of classic lake boats and old swimwear alike, while a trip to the Kensington Runestone is also a must _ who'd have thought Vikings once passed this way?


Get active in Alexandria

Between fishing sessions on the countless lakes that pepper the Minnesotan country all around, boating outings along the wooded shores, and lazy days of meandering walking paths, you're sure to find something to keep you active in sleepy Alexandria. And it doesn't stop there, either. Local country clubs beckon with 18-holes of golf, wineries slosh with cloudy ciders and Midwestern wines, indoor water parks keep the kids busy when the rain falls, go-karting rinks purr with petrol engines, and there are more picnic spots than you can shake a deep-fried Walleye fish at.


Make the most of the Alexandria waters

Alexandria sits in the very heart of the Minnesota lakes, and its prime attractions are certainly the enjoyments of the water _ there's boating, fishing, and shore walking. That means the best time to come here for most travelers is when the harsh winters have left off and the mild Midwestern summers have taken over in earnest. For that, you might have to wait until the end of May, but you can book your Alexandria vacation rentals any time before the close of September.

Natural features

Lake hopping in Alexandria

This deep into the heartlands of Minnesota, it's the lakes that are the defining feature of the backcountry. Iced over and plumed in snow during the colder months of the year, they shimmer and shine and come to life when the warmer months swing around. The best protected reserve is the Lake Carlos State Park, which is easy to reach from the town center. There, you can wander wooded trails between bogs and marshes, go horseback riding, and swim in empty coves.

Can I find a vacation rental around Alexandria?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 115 vacation rentals near Alexandria. From 38 Cabins to 66 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Alexandria for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Alexandria?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Alexandria. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum: 108 vacation rentals
  • Carlos Creek Winery: 108 vacation rentals
  • Big Splash Indoor Waterpark: 113 vacation rentals
  • Theatre L'Homme Dieu: 109 vacation rentals
  • Douglas County Historical Society: 110 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Alexandria listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Alexandria?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 38 Cabins in Alexandria. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Alexandria include:

  • Houses: 66 rentals available
  • Cottages: 38 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 38 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Alexandria?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 94 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Alexandria. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.