Journal and pinecones. Text: Resolution no 1, Travel More.

Each year, people across the world look forward to the new incoming year. We often set goals or make New Year’s resolutions. This year, rather than the typical resolutions of getting fit or eating healthy, add “experience new things” and “travel more” to your resolutions. This year, book with Minnestay in one of our vacation home rentals MN, and discover all of the incredible new experiences that await for you around Brainerd, Minnesota and the Twin Cities area!


When it comes to trying out new things, one of the best places to find a variety of new experiences is the Mall of America in Minneapolis. Being the largest mall in the United States and housing the largest indoor amusement park, you can find endless new things to try. Explore colors at the Crayola Experience, balance on a beam between skyscrapers with virtual reality games or make the fastest lap at indoor go-karts at SMAAASH! Get your shopping fix, grab lunch at one of many unique eateries, take a thrilling ride in Nickelodeon Universe, or even catch a show at the House of Comedy. With so many different things to explore, you can not go wrong with spending a full day at the Mall of America. This bucket list worthy stop is the perfect adventure to kick off your year!


There is nothing quite like strapping on your skis or snowboard and hitting the fresh powder on a sunny winter day. On your Minnesota vacation with Minnestay, discover the nearby slopes and shred someplace new! At Mount Ski Gull, you can experience one of the best parts of a Minnesota winter — the snow! Whether you prefer skis, a snowboard, or an inner tube, you can race down the slopes for a day of winter fun. If you have not skied or snowboarded before, this is the perfect place to learn with skilled instructors and a bunny hill that is perfect for beginners; you will be able to learn safely and have a blast. Mount Ski Gull in Brainerd and other ski lodges in the area such as Buck Hill and Afton Alps are the perfect way to get outside and try something new.


When you are looking for new experiences and adventure during your Minnesota vacation, stay in our vacation home rentals MN and find a pair of snowshoes. Whether you rent a pair or have your own, we encourage our guests to get out and explore the snowy landscapes around our Minnesota vacation rentals. Not only is it an exhilarating workout, but you will also be able to get up-close and personal with some of Minnesota’s most stunning natural wonders. Whether you take a trek through wooded trails or out to frozen waterfalls, there is something extra special about the parks and natural areas when blanketed in a thick layer of pure, white snow.


Start your year someplace new and get started on your New Year resolution by experiencing new things on a Minnesota vacation. Find yourself in one of our beautifully designed vacation home rentals MN, and begin this new year with an incredible adventure each day you are here. Kick off your New Year right by staying with us at Minnestay for an unforgettable excursion full of new experiences!