Destination guide

The picturesque setting of Cottage Grove is ready to explore

Enjoy the jazz and other features of Cottage Grove. Travelers like the shopping, golfing and restaurants in this relaxing and welcoming city. Mall of America and Xcel Energy Center are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around Cottage Grove

Are you searching for things to do 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 Cottage Grove a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mississippi Dunes Golf Links (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Inver Wood Golf Course (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Afton Alps Ski Area (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Rich Valley Golf Club (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Alexis Bailly Vineyard (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • StoneRidge Golf Club (10.3 mi / 16.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Cottage Grove

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Cottage Grove. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Minnehaha Park (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
  • Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Vermillion Falls Park (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Afton State Park (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Indian Mounds Park (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Cottage Grove

Fly into St. Paul, MN (STP-St. Paul Downtown), the closest airport, located 10.2 mi (16.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.), which is 14.4 mi (23.2 km) away.

Where to stay around Cottage Grove?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 115 vacation rentals near Cottage Grove. From 65 Houses to 28 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cottage Grove for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Cottage Grove?

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 Cottage Grove:

  • Central Minneapolis: 156 vacation rentals
  • Calhoun Isles: 132 vacation rentals
  • Southwest Minneapolis: 101 vacation rentals
  • Downtown West: 84 vacation rentals
  • Uptown: 102 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 Cottage Grove?

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

  • Mississippi Dunes Golf Links: 528 vacation rentals
  • Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park: 293 vacation rentals
  • Mall of America: 950 vacation rentals
  • U.S. Bank Stadium: 941 vacation rentals
  • Minneapolis Convention Center: 956 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cottage Grove 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 Cottage Grove?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 65 Houses in Cottage Grove. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cottage Grove include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 28 rentals available
  • Cabins: 4 rentals available
  • Cottages: 4 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cottage Grove?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6 vacation rentals with pool available in Cottage Grove. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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