As part of the grand opening for the new 456-acre park in Dakota County, Minnesota, Whitetail Woods Regional Park also opened three, architect-designed camper cabins. Elevated above the ground and nestled in the trees, these cabins sleep up to six people and offer a unique camping experience. Minneapolis-based firm HGA came up with the plan for the wooden cabins with an aim for them to become coveted spots to rent and enjoy the forest. Looks like it’s time to make our reservations.
Whitetail Woods Regional Park is located to the southeast of Minneapolis and offers visitors a wide variety of activities with more than seven miles of hiking and skiing trails as well as picnic areas, a sledding hill, and interactive play spaces. The park also features a picnic shelter, a bath house and three modern cabins designed by HGA Architects and Engineers. The modernist spaces are nestled into a dense pine forest and elevated above the ground with views out into the trees.
Each 277-sq-ft cabin is accessed via a small ramp that leads to a covered entry and into an open floor plan interior. Inside, visitors will enjoy two day beds that fold out and two double bunk beds to sleep a total of six. The cabins provide a table and chairs for dining, a dining prep table and a spacious deck. Overhead lights, electricity and heating provide the basic amenities, but visitors are required to bring their own cook stove for food prep and use the nearby bathroom facilities. Campers can stay in the cabins all year round as they are fully insulated and rent for $60 a night.