Destination guide

Friendly Elk River will entice you

Enjoy the wineries and other features of Elk River. This city's shopping, riverfront and coffeehouses attract many visitors, and its welcoming and scenic location add to the charm. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Elk River

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Elk River a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Goose Lake Farm & Winery (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Cedar Creek Golf Course (7.4 mi / 12 km)
  • Monticello Country Club (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Bunker Beach Water Park (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
  • Pebble Creek Country Club (16.4 mi / 26.3 km)
  • Buffalo Rock Winery (17 mi / 27.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Elk River

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Elk River is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Young Park (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
  • Lake Maria State Park (17.7 mi / 28.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Elk River

The nearest airport is in St. Cloud, MN (STC-St. Cloud Regional), located 29.5 mi (47.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Minneapolis, MN (FCM-Flying Cloud), which is 33.1 mi (53.3 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to Elk River Station.

Where to stay around Elk River?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 25 vacation rentals near Elk River. From 20 Houses to 2 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Elk River for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Elk River?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Elk River:

  • Central Minneapolis: 157 vacation rentals
  • Calhoun Isles: 141 vacation rentals
  • Downtown West: 85 vacation rentals
  • Northeast Minneapolis: 76 vacation rentals
  • University of Minnesota: 920 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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

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

  • Goose Lake Farm & Winery: 62 vacation rentals
  • Elk River Station: 91 vacation rentals
  • University of Minnesota: 920 vacation rentals
  • Target Field: 951 vacation rentals
  • Target Center: 955 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Elk River 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 Elk River?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 20 Houses in Elk River. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Elk River include:

  • Cabins: 2 rentals available
  • Cottages: 2 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 2 rentals available

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

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

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 17 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Elk River. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.