Destination guide

Explore the lakeside setting in Baxter

The lake and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Baxter. This city is welcoming and trendy, recognized for its shopping, restaurants and water park. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Baxter

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Baxter a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Northland Arboretum (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • North Central Speedway (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Cragun's Legacy Courses (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Brainerd International Raceway (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
  • The Classic at Madden's Golf Course (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Mount Ski Gull (8.5 mi / 13.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Baxter

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Baxter. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Buffalo Hills Park (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Nisswa City Park (12.4 mi / 20 km)
  • Fritz Loven Park (12.6 mi / 20.2 km)
  • Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area (17 mi / 27.3 km)
  • Croft Mine Historical Park (18.9 mi / 30.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Baxter

Fly into Brainerd, MN (BRD-Brainerd Lakes Regional), the closest airport, located 7.6 mi (12.3 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Baxter?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 341 vacation rentals near Baxter. From 111 Houses to 194 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Baxter for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Northland Arboretum: 273 vacation rentals
  • The Classic at Madden's Golf Course: 247 vacation rentals
  • Cragun's Legacy Courses: 254 vacation rentals
  • Brainerd International Raceway: 295 vacation rentals
  • Deacon's Lodge Golf Course: 376 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Baxter 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 Houses in Baxter?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 111 Houses in Baxter. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Baxter include:

  • Cabins: 194 rentals available
  • Cottages: 194 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 194 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Baxter?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 24 vacation rentals with pool available in Baxter. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.