Destination guide

The lakeside setting of Brainerd is ready to explore

Enjoy the musicals and other features of Brainerd. Renowned for its lake, shopping and cafes, this city welcomes all visitors. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Sightseeing in and around Brainerd

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that Brainerd has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Northland Arboretum (1.3 mi / 2.2 km)
  • North Central Speedway (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Brainerd International Raceway (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Cragun's Legacy Courses (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Paul Bunyan Land (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • The Classic at Madden's Golf Course (8.7 mi / 14.1 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Brainerd

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Brainerd is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Buffalo Hills Park (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Nisswa City Park (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Fritz Loven Park (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
  • Croft Mine Historical Park (15.1 mi / 24.3 km)
  • Mille Lacs Lake (26.7 mi / 43 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Brainerd

Fly into Brainerd, MN (BRD-Brainerd Lakes Regional), the closest airport, located 3.7 mi (6 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Brainerd?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 300 holiday rentals around Brainerd. From 155 cabins to 117 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Brainerd is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Brainerd?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Brainerd. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Buffalo Hills Park: 253 holiday rentals
  • This Old Farm: 272 holiday rentals
  • Brainerd International Raceway: 282 holiday rentals
  • North Central Speedway: 193 holiday rentals
  • Paul Bunyan Land: 271 holiday rentals

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

Can I rent Cabins in Brainerd?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 155 Cabins in Brainerd. Our other popular types of Brainerd holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 117 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 155 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 155 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Brainerd?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 27 holiday homes with pool available in Brainerd. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.