Maple syrup in leaf-shaped bottles.

When spring is just around the corner, one of the sweetest times of year begins to come into full swing in Minnesota— maple syrup season! When you stay with us in one of our beautiful Minnesota lake cabins or luxury homes in Brainerd, you can get a taste of one of our northern delicacies. Take a tour of one of our areas maple syrup farms or attend a tasting and cure your sweet tooth with the best syrup around during your getaway with Minnestay!


The best way to learn about Minnesota’s maple syrup scene is by visiting a farm and getting a taste right from the source. Every spring, Northland Arboretum invites guests to embark on a maple syrup adventure that takes you through the steps of maple syrup from beginning to end. Trek out to the trees to collect the sap, return to the farm to see how they cook down the sugars, and get a savory bite of delicious fresh syrup, and learn about the traditions of creating the different syrups. The end of each tour includes sampling the syrups over fresh pancakes, and you can even purchase your favorite to bring home and savor.


Anyone can buy maple syrup in stores, but those bottles in big box stores don’t hold a candle to fresh, local syrups. One of the best ways to sample and find the best maple syrup around is by attending tastings and local venues as they feature the area’s best creations. When you find maple syrup events, you will likely also find candies and other treats made with this delectable sugary creation. You can find all sorts of different events near our Minnesota lake cabins in Brainerd and the Twin Cities area where you can taste incredible maple treats as well as learn about the tree to table process.


The only thing sweeter than all of this Minnesota maple syrup is a stay with Minnestay. Discover an array of different luxury homes, Minnesota lake cabins, lofts, and other cozy accommodations, and explore all of the best parts of Brainerd and the Twin Cities. There is no telling what kind of exciting things you will find!