Minnesota Cabin Culture

Minnesota is a beautiful place to live. Minnesotans are known for loving the outdoors and with over 10,000 lakes it is a popular place for boaters and fishermen.  In fact, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, there are approximately 800,000 boats registered in Minnesota. This is one of the reasons Minnesota is considered to have a significant cabin culture. Every native Minnesotan knows what “let’s go to the lake” or “up North” means. About 20% of Minnesota residents have a “cabin” where they escape their busy lives to enjoy boating, fishing and the quietness and nature. Minnesotans are always eager to pack up their cars and go to a cabin even for a couple of days.

Cabins are a place where happy memories are made over generations. This is the place where you can slow down, have a cup of coffee in the morning and enjoy star-gazing at night. Cabins are great for family gatherings; it’s where you set your phones down to watch movies and play board games. Such gatherings contribute to family bonding. Also, many recent articles discuss the importance of escaping our busy world and spending some time in green space to help our bodies to revitalize and rejuvenate.

So if you ever wonder what is it about Minnesota cabin culture, you should take some time and experience it for yourself! Also, if you already own a cabin or thinking of buying one, you should stop by the annual Lake Home & Cabin Show where you can attend educational seminars, talk to builders, and get great ideas. The show starts on February 19th and ends on February 21st. Don’t miss it!

Share with us if you own a cabin and why you decided to buy?


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