Destination guide

The charming area of Forest Lake awaits your stay

The forests and lake provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Forest Lake. This city is romantic and welcoming, recognized for its shopping, restaurants and casino gaming. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Forest Lake

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Forest Lake has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • WineHaven Winery and Vineyard (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Oneka Ridge Golf Course (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Pine Tree Apple Orchard (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • White Bear Yacht Club (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)
  • Bunker Beach Water Park (14.4 mi / 23.1 km)
  • Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway (14.7 mi / 23.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Forest Lake

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Forest Lake is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • William O'Brien State Park (11.8 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Interstate State Park (18.5 mi / 29.7 km)
  • Float Rite Park (18.5 mi / 29.8 km)
  • Phalen Beach (19.7 mi / 31.6 km)
  • Bohanon Park (20.9 mi / 33.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Forest Lake

Fly into St. Paul, MN (STP-St. Paul Downtown), the closest airport, located 23.3 mi (37.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.), which is 28.3 mi (45.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Forest Lake?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 60 vacation rentals near Forest Lake. From 42 Houses to 6 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Forest Lake for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Forest Lake?

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 Forest Lake:

  • Central Minneapolis: 149 vacation rentals
  • Calhoun Isles: 130 vacation rentals
  • Southwest Minneapolis: 105 vacation rentals
  • Downtown West: 75 vacation rentals
  • Uptown: 100 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 Forest Lake?

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

  • U.S. Bank Stadium: 941 vacation rentals
  • Lake Calhoun: 825 vacation rentals
  • Lake Harriet: 969 vacation rentals
  • Minneapolis Convention Center: 960 vacation rentals
  • Target Field: 949 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Forest Lake 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 Forest Lake?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 42 Houses in Forest Lake. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Forest Lake include:

  • Cabins: 6 rentals available
  • Cottages: 6 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 6 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 Forest Lake?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4 vacation rentals with pool available in Forest Lake. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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