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Wisconsin lake vacations

Wisconsin lake vacationers have a multitude of options during the state’s sunny summers. In particular, the Eagle River area, surrounded by 28 lakes, has gained great popularity in recent years among travelers and retirees alike. Snowmobiling, sledding, and cozy evenings by the fireplace define winter visits to Eagle River and its neighbors, like Three Lakes and Sayner.

If you’re traveling with kids, consider taking a trip to The Dells, near Lake Delton and dubbed the “Water Park Capital of the World.” For a unique and eclectic vibe, check out all that scenic Door County has to offer, just north of Green Bay on a peninsula in Lake Michigan.

Nature lovers and adventurous travelers should explore Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, one of Wisconsin’s greatest natural treasures. This protected area is home to sandstone caves, which turn to ice caves under the right winter conditions. Lighthouses, old growth forests, and striking cliffs await curious visitors—don’t forget your camera.

There’s so much Wisconsin beauty to explore, and the best way to do it is from the comfort of a cabin or vacation rental. Book today and let the adventure begin.

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11 Cozy Wisconsin Cabin Rentals that Make Perfect Fall & Winter Getaways

We can’t be the only ones dreaming about an escape. These Wisconsin cabins will have you remembering why you love winter. 

First time renting a cabin? Here are some things to keep in mind.

  • Check out the host or property ratings and reviews.
  • Are linens and basics included?
  • How much cleaning is required? Is there an additional cleaning fee?
  • Is the rental a single room, condo, or whole house?
  • Is there a minimum night requirement?
  • Will you be staying in or looking for things to do nearby? Check out nature areas or area attractions.

Hidden Forest Retreat

From the owner: Leave your troubles at the end of the 1/4 mile driveway and journey into the woods to this private log cabin complete with all the modern amenities. This cabin is located on 70 acres of woods with a small stream running through it and an outdoor hot tub, private swimming pond complete with a sandy bottom. Juneau County Snowmobile trails and ATV Trails are accessible from the cabin as well.

Why the cabin is great for families: Walk the miles of winding woods trails. An indoor roaring fireplace is perfect for relaxing during the cold winter nights or build a bonfire and gather the family around and cook smores. Your rental includes a generous supply of firewood to use while you’re here.

  • Starts at: $200/night
  • Location: New Lisbon, Wisconsin
  • Sleeps: 10 guests
  • Bedrooms: 3, 9 beds
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Bonus: outdoor 5 person hot tub available year-round
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Beechwood Cottage – Secluded A-Frame

From the owner: The perfect combination of rustic, modern, and nature. The inside of the cottage has been newly decorated and updated with modern furnishings and equipped with all of the amenities needed to make any guest feel right at home. The oversized picturesque windows bring the surrounding nature inside.

Why the cabin is great for families: Plenty of room for playing in the snow, a well lit snuggly spot overlooking the woods to read books or play games, cozy fireplace, kitchen ready for preparing meals, and the hosts have families in mind providing children’s dinnerware, a Pack ‘n Play, and books and toys.

  • Starts at: $200/night
  • Location: Sister Bay, Door County
  • Sleeps:
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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The Glass House on Birch Bluff

From the owner: The Glass House on Birch Bluff is named in honor of Fredrica “Fritzie” Glass who had it built-in 1969. Fritzie was an artist, teacher, and author who led a rich life both in Milwaukee and Door County. We’ve tried to honor her love of nature and beauty in this space. The cottage sits atop a private bluff on three gorgeous acres in Fish Creek. It is a wonderful place to be alone and unwind, and yet a short distance to all that northern Door County has to offer!

Why the cabin is great for families: Light and airy space with a cool built-in art area, so much outdoor space to explore, a firepit waiting for s’mores making, and a kitchen stocked with the basics you need for meals. 

  • Starts at: $100/night
  • Location: Fish Creek, Door County, Wisconsin
  • Sleeps: 3 guests
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Baths: 2
  • Bonus: indoor fireplace
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Northwoods Tranquility – Peaceful & Private in Harshaw Wisconsin

From the owner: Cozy home features warm lighting & paint colors and creative Northwoods decorating with a modern touch. Amenities include high-speed internet, stainless appliances, coffee maker, front load washer and dryer, streaming services/Apple TV, 3 flat-screen TVs, 2 fireplaces, central AC, and a high-efficiency furnace. The home is situated on 4 wooded acres (not lakefront) off a well-maintained gravel road. Very private. No neighbors in sight. Wildlife is abundant.

Why the cabin is great for families: You can bring your dog! There’s an extra deep bathtub for end of the day bubble baths (for moms or kids, you pick), outdoor space to explore, and frequent wildlife visitors to watch from near the fireplace.

  • Starts at: $153/night
  • Location: Harshaw, Wisconsin
  • Sleeps: 4 guests
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Baths: 2
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Door County Dreaming in Baileys Harbor

From the owner: Newly remodeled home walking distance to Bailey’s Harbor. Close to beaches, snowmobile trail, Ridge’s Sanctuary, restaurants, bars, and local brewery!

Why the cabin is great for families: This little house is tucked away in the woods with so much room for building snowmen and a cozy bedroom for the kids that’s perfect for whispering and giggling after a long day of playing and exploring.

  • Starts at: $230/night
  • Location: Baileys Harbor, Door County
  • Sleeps: 6 guests
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Bonus: large fire pit, DVD collection
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Golden Lodge Eagle River

From the Owner: Centrally located between the gorgeous towns of Eagle River and St. Germain, his spacious, dog-friendly retreat features an inviting and charming living room area with vaulted ceilings and comfortable furnishings, which is the perfect place to spread out and cozy up by the fireplace and share a wholesome time with your family as you plan tomorrow’s adventure.

Why the cabin is great for families: Open floorplan with a kitchen ready for making meals, lots of open outdoor space for stomping around in the snow or building a fort overlooking the lake, and a dryer ready to take care of those wet snow clothes after!

  • Starts at: $435/night
  • Location: Lake Muskellunge, Eagle River
  • Sleeps: 10 guests
  • Bedrooms: 3 bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:
  • Bonus: dog friendly, newly remodeled, wraparound deck, wifi
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Wisconsin’s Northwoods

From the Owner: Enjoy the four-season wonders of Wisconsin’s Northwoods at this beautiful Eagle River home, where you’ll be treated to views of Tambling Lake directly from the house!

Why the cabin is great for families: Bright and open living area with a fireplace perfect for spending an afternoon putting together a puzzle after playing in the snow. This is a great choice for larger families, with plenty of sleeping space including bunk beds, a full kitchen, and a laundry area so you don’t have to worry about taking home a laundry chore!

  • Starts at: $293/night
  • Location: Tambling Lake, Eagle River
  • Sleeps: 9
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Baths: 2
  • Bonus: gas grill
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Farmhouse Cottage on Lake Minocqua

From the Owner: This Cottage on Lake Minocqua has been a labor of love project from November 2017 to July 2019. We made decisions to restore, preserve the history, and maintain the character of this home. We changed the original layout to maximize our lake view. We enjoy boating, strolling around the downtown area, and taking bike rides down the Bearskin Trail in the summer. During the winter we love to snowmobile and ice fish, but there are so many other things to do! We hope you’ll love it as much as we do.

Why the cabin is great for families: Full of natural light and surrounded by nature, this cottage looks storybook perfect covered in snow. Icefish steps away from the cottage, play in the snow or watch from a cozy spot by the window with a cup of hot tea. 

  • Starts at: $304/night
  • Location: Lake Minocqua
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Baths: 2
  • Bonus: Two laundry areas mean you can take home clothes ready to put back into drawers!
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Brussels Cottage

From the Owner: If you can envision a waterfront lot with mature trees and views straight out of a dream, interior design and decor suited for a Pottery Barn magazine, and every creature comfort you could ask for in a Door County waterfront retreat…then you are envisioning The Bayhouse!

Why the cabin is great for families: This beautiful space has a fun lofted sleeping area ready for the kids and plenty of space to explore!

  • Starts at: $300/night
  • Location: Brussels, Door County
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Baths: 1
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Stunning Lake Superior Home

From the Owner: We are situated right on Lake Superior’s South Shore. It is a really special place and design, where artists have recorded albums here, bestselling books were written (really!), marriages begun and anniversaries celebrated, and many beautiful memories made. We kept this for ourselves and our close friends for 13 years, but as our kids became teenagers and we were able to get here less, we wanted to bless others by sharing its unique beauty and incomparable setting.

Why the cabin is great for families: The wintertime views from this beautiful house full of windows is breathtaking and inspiring. You’ll be only 15 minutes away from the awesome winter caves unique to this area. There is plenty of room for everyone with really unique sleeping areas and you can bring along your furry family members!

  • Starts at: $222/night
  • Location: Herbster, Wisconsin
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 3 (4 beds)
  • Baths: 2
  • Bonus: dog friendly, hiking nearby
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Hygge House

From the Owner: Our cabin is small but mighty! It has the potential to sleep 6 but makes a great space for 2-4. We are just 2 miles away from CAMBA trailheads, 1/2 mile from the Namakagon River, and 2 miles from the town of Cable. In Danish, hygge (HUE-gah) is described in many ways, but it is simply the Danish ritual of enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Friends, family, graciousness. The Hygge House encapsulates this definition by arming itself with a slow and peaceful way of living. No television, Chemex coffee system, gas fireplace, blankets to snuggle, outside deck for enjoying the peace, yet only 2 miles from town if you’re craving some local action.

Why the cabin is great for families: Relentlessly relaxing and unplugged environment offers endless opportunities for connecting with each other and nature. The trail system is ready for you to visit year-round. You’re only a 20-minute drive from Hayward which is home to the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame, that giant fish museum that you definitely need to see, and the cutest main street around.

  • Starts at: $121/night
  • Location: Cable, Wisconsin
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Baths: 2
  • Bonus: kitchen stocked for baking adventures, outdoor fire pit for year-round use
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Couple Retreat: Tiny House

From the owner: Our cabin is designed to immerse you in the forest of Wisconsin without sacrificing the comforts of home. Our house is the perfect retreat for couples, individuals, or groups of friends looking to escape and relax. We are open for stays and have further increased cleaning protocols during Covid-19 so that you can continue to enjoy nature comfortably.

What makes this the perfect getaway spot: This tiny house is surrounded by woods and looks dreamy year-round, there are huge windows that bring the outside in. You’d be hard-pressed to find a cozier spot to cuddle and tune out the world.

  • Starts at: $230/night
  • Location: Fall Creek, Wisconsin
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms:
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Bonus: You can bring your pet along for your cozy getaway.
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Our selection of Wisconsin cabin rentals, cottages, lodges and homes grows every month. Comparing popular Eagle River cabins and Wisconsin Dells cabins is easy and fun. But don’t overlook the other 1,264 towns in Wisconsin, some of the best "cabin time" memories for couples, groups of friends, family reunions, or weddings are off-the-beaten-path. July and August are popular months to rent cabins in Wisconsin (that’s your hint to send inquiries to rental owners months in advance), but don’t let the cold and snow keep you inside. Half of the properties listed here are renter-ready year round.

Why vacation in Wisconsin? Forty percent of the state is forested land. Plus, there are 43 state parks and 11 state forests. We have the best outdoor recreation and natural golf course landscapes in the United States. Cabin time during spring and summer mean fishing, sailing and canoeing. During fall majestic colors work their way from north to south. Winter might offer the best recreational opportunities of all with cross-country and downhill skiing, snow festivals, sled dog races, sleigh rides, ice fishing and epic snowmobiling. This four-season travel destination is consistently ranked a top travel spot in the United States thanks to its natural beauty, two Great Lakes (Superior and Michigan), and the famous Mississippi River.

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Wisconsin also has over 10,000 lakes, mostly clustered more in the northern half of Wisconsin in the regional area known as the “Northwoods.” Many of these lakes have exceptional fisheries and host championship fishing tournaments.

Some of the best cold-water trout streams in the midwest are also located in the Northwoods. There are over 10,000 miles of trout streams in Wisconsin with Brook and Brown trout populations. When you vacation in Wisconsin, you have angling options from sport fishing on the Great Lakes to fly-fishing on a pristine, spring-fed streams. A Wisconsin Northwoods’ cabin rental is angler heaven.

If you are looking for that special lakefront experience with excellent fishing options, check out our cabins and resorts in the St. Germain Lakes area. There are 200 cabins to choose from that accommodate 1 person to 20+. Be sure and bring your bikes along for this Northwoods vacation.

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There’s nothing more picturesque than a cabin nestled by the lake in Wisconsin’s famously scenic woodlands. From a plethora of outdoors activities including watersports and hiking to local small-town shopping and dining, these memories will last a lifetime. When it comes time for a family vacation that’s everyone’s speed, look no further than Wisconsin for equal parts relaxation and excitement.

Black’s Cliff Resort – Hazelhurst  

Black’s Cliff Resort offers lakeside lodging under a canopy of pines and birches. The sandy beach of Lower Kaubashine Lake provides opportunities for swimming, fishing and boating. This resort has 13 cabins for rent. Your kids will love the swinging bed suspended from the ceiling of a private screen porch – we have a feeling you’ll like it too. Stop by Jacobis of Hazelhurst for dinner and don’t skip Charlie’s Fine Cheese for ice cream and gourmet goodies.

Delta Lodge – Iron River

Located on Lake Everett, these modern cabin rentals are family friendly, clean and generously spaced along 1,200 feet of lake shore. Each cabin has a screened porch, private dock, fireplace and more. Even better, this charming escape is located near the town of Bayfield, home to local shopping and dining and plenty of small-town hospitality. Don’t miss the Apostle Islands Lighthouses and famous Apostle Islands sea caves for kayaking, hiking and more.  

Estrold Resort – St. Germain

Looking for a vintage vacation? Let your daily worries melt away at this old fashioned resort with a community feel. The 13 cabins all include fireplaces and fully equipped kitchens. Located on the shores of Little St. Germain Lake, your family will love making friends with the nearby guests. Looking for action? There’s a tennis court, basketball court, game room, shooting area, sandy beach, swing set and every rental includes a fishing boat.

A Voyageur View – Eagle River

A Voyageur View in Eagle River includes a private 1.5-acre peninsula for all of your family’s outdoor needs. If that’s not enough to sell you on this seven-person cabin, the picture windows offer breathtaking views, and there are two piers for swimming, fishing and boating. The porch is only 30 feet from the water, but most importantly, you’ll be minutes from ice cream and candy parlors, souvenir shops and resturants in quaint Eagle River.

Amherst Riverdance – Amherst

If eco travel is your speed, the stunning Amherst Riverdance offers an exquisite vacation experience your family can feel good about. This property promotes smart, environmentally friendly business practices and is Travel Green Wisconsin Certified. Including solar water heat, recycled lumber, a fireplace, a whirlpool and a tree staircase, this cabin lets you get away from it all with stylish and environmentally kind comfort. Nestled by the Waupaca River, you can take a dip or canoe in the serene waters – if you even want to leave the cabin!

There are hundreds of Wisconsin cabins and cottages just waiting for you to pack your bags and leave your worries behind. Whether your family needs a weekend-long getaway with quiet woods and clear waters or a full-blown vacation of adventure, Travel Wisconsin is a one stop shop to plan your next excursion and has a cabin and cottage directory. Who knows? You might even create a new tradition.

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Find serenity in a comfy cabin retreat. From basic to opulent, these one-of-a-kind stays offer something you just won’t find in a typical hotel room. Zone out to the hypnotic sounds of nature, warm up by the fire or soak in the sunshine on your front deck. Whether you’d like to be near a mountain, beach, lake or river, there’s a cabin in Southeast Wisconsin just right for you.

With so many terrific family cabins in Southeast Wisconsin to select from, getting the kids away from the bustling city and into nature is a breeze. Get active outdoors during the day and then spend the nights swapping tales about your adventures at one of these top escapes:
  • Our Cabin Is Ready When Youre Ready — Take some board games and enjoy a few nights of good old-fashioned family fun at this Delavan Lake cabin. Amenities such as a microwave oven and parking facilities will help you feel more at home.
  • Cozy Cabin In Williams Bay — Located in Williams Bay, stay a few days or longer here with those closest to you. Convenient amenities include nearby hiking activities and animal viewing activities.
There’s one way to truly loosen up on your next vacation, and it’s with a hot tub. These Southeast Wisconsin cabin retreats are among the places where you can slink into a pile of bubbles:
Book one of our Southeast Wisconsin cabins on a lake and get ready for fresh air and wonderful waterfront views. Whether you’re organizing a fishing trip with pals, a family getaway or a romantic retreat with your sweetheart, we’ve got lakeside stays to fit every occasion:
Check out our Southeast Wisconsin beach cabin rentals and find the one that’s perfect for you. From their scenic seaside locations to their homely, indoor comforts, these retreats will help make your beach escape one to always remember:
  • Situated in Williams Bay, pack your swimmers and towel and head for Cozy Cabin In Williams Bay. Amenities here include nearby parasailing activities and parking facilities.
  • Spend the daylight hours having a ball at the beach and your nights unwinding at Geneva Lake Cabin In Williams Bay. This pleasant stay offers parking facilities and shopping facilities and is situated in Williams Bay.
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For a secluded getaway in Wisconsin, check out these cabin rentals

As Wisconsin reopens following nearly two months of a safer-at-home order, many residents are no doubt looking forward to traveling for non-essential reasons. 

For a secluded getaway that allows for social distancing, cabin rentals are a good option — especially ones with full kitchens and bathrooms that allow you to bring and cook your own food and avoid interacting with people outside of the group you’re traveling with. 

For added safety and peace of mind, most lodging owners have implemented stricter cleaning procedures, and some have added buffer days between visitors.   

Here are some options around Wisconsin, along with socially distance-friendly things to do outside nearby.

Holiday Acres, Rhinelander 

The Three Coins Restaurant at Holiday Acres Resort on Lake Thompson outside Rhinelander features a wall of windows for premium views of the surrounding woods.

This resort on Lake Thompson in the heart of the Northwoods has 30 cottages for rent, all with at least one bathroom and a full kitchen. Cottages have anywhere from one to four bedrooms, and pets are permitted in some. 

The resort has 11 miles of hiking trails on its 1,000 acres, a sandy beach on the lake, and boats from canoes to pontoon boats available for rent. Bikes are also available for rent. 

Outdoors: The resort is near both the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest, which has trails and lakes for all manner of outdoor activities. The Oneida County Forest offers more options, including mountain biking on the Washburn Trail System. 

Coady’s Point of View Lake Resort, Phelps 

This resort on North Twin Lake has 13 updated cabins that sleep from four to eight. All but one are side-by-side units, and all have bathrooms, kitchens and decks. The resort also has campsites and glamping tents. Pets are not permitted in the cabins. 

Pontoon and fishing boats are available to rent, and kayaks, canoes and paddleboards are available for guests to use for free. The resort also has a sandy beach, a boat launch, hiking trails, basketball and volleyball courts and a playground. For reservations, call (715) 545-3474 or see

Outdoors: The resort is in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. The Anvil Lake Recreation Area is nearby with 15 miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking. 

Big Bear Hideaway, Boulder Junction 

This resort in the Northern Highland-American Legion has seven cabins plus a space above a common area for rent that sleep from two to 14. Six are classic Northwoods log cabins, two are on North Trout Lake, and all have bathrooms and full kitchens. Pets are not permitted in any of the cabins. Call (715) 385-2001 or see

Outdoors: Hike in the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest (the 12.5-mile Lumberjack Trail system is nearby) and look for the area’s famous white deer, or bike the paved Heart of Vilas Trail system, which stretches for more than 50 miles from Mercer to St. Germain.  

Kickapoo Valley Ranch, La Farge 

Porches at the Kickapoo Valley Ranch near La Farge feature large rocking chairs and views of the surrounding hills.

The cozy cabins at this dude-ranch inspired retreat are nestled on a hill in the Driftless Region, with rocking chairs on porches for taking in the bucolic views. The eight cabins sleep from four to six people, and all have bathrooms and kitchens or kitchenettes. Bonus: Guests are greeted with cookies from Cowboy David’s Bakery, run by one of the ranch’s co-owners. Pets are not permitted. For reservations, call (​608) 625-6222 or see

Outdoors: The Kickapoo Valley Reserve, with trails for hiking and horseback riding, is nearby. Also nearby is the Kickapoo River, a favorite for canoeing, kayaking and fishing— when conditions allow. It’s a narrow, winding river that can rise quickly following a rainfall, giving it a swift current and making it challenging to get under bridges. A handful of liveries in Ontario rent canoes, kayaks and tubes. 

Justin Trails Resort, Sparta 

The Paul Bunyan log cabin at Justin Trails Resort in Sparta has a queen bed, sitting area and gas fireplace on its main level.

This pet-friendly resort in the Driftless Region near Sparta has a few lodging options, including suites in the main house, campsites and three cabins. The Paul Bunyan cabin is the only one that offers a full kitchen and bathroom for complete seclusion. The log cabin sleeps six in two bedrooms and has two bathrooms, including one that is accessible. The cabin also has a fire pit and two porches for taking in views of the 200-acre grounds that feature 10 miles of hiking trails and two disc golf courses. Breakfast is included for all overnight guests. Call (608) 351-1001 or see

Outdoors: Hike in the Kickapoo Valley Reserve, hike or bike the Elroy-Sparta State Trail (note that segments between Wilton and Logan Road, and Kendall and Elroy remain closed from 2018 storm damage) or the La Crosse River State Trail, explore Wildcat Mountain State Park. 

Peaceful Pines, Wisconsin Dells 

This log cabin sits on an inlet on the west side of Mirror Lake across from the state park. It sleeps six in two bedrooms and a loft and has a bathroom, kitchen and wood-burning fireplace. Steep stairs lead down to a dock on the picturesque no-wake lake.  

Pets are permitted at the cabin (with an additional $100 fee), which is available through Sand County Vacation Rentals. The company manages a handful of other cabin rentals in the Wisconsin Dells area. See

Outdoors: Mirror Lake State Park surrounds the rental and has more than 19 miles of hiking trails, 9 miles of off-road biking trails and canoe and kayak rentals. Visitors can also explore Devil’s Lake and Rocky Arbor state parks and Baxter’s Hollow State Natural Area, hike or bike the 400 State Trail (note the segment from N. Dutch Hollow Road to Wonewoc is closed due to storm damage).

Birchcliff Resort, Wisconsin Dells 

This resort is less than two miles from downtown Wisconsin Dells but still offers some privacy in woods along the Wisconsin River. Cabins sleep from four to 22, and all but one have kitchens or kitchenettes. The five "Old Time” cabins are open to pets for an additional fee. 

The resort borders the Dells of the Wisconsin River State Natural Area and has a hiking trail that leads to a beach along the river, plus fire pits, a petting zoo with Billy goats and a heated swimming pool. Call (608) 254-7515 or see

Outdoors: The state natural area is closed until further notice, but when it reopens, you can explore hiking trails and lookouts on both sides of the river that offer views of the sandstone rocks that made the area famous. Rocky Arbor, Mirror Lake and Devil’s Lake state parks are also nearby. 

Washington County parks 

Washington County Parks turned three old ranger houses in parks into cabin rentals, at Sandy Knoll in Trenton (sleeps eight), Yahr in Farmington (sleeps 10) and Glacier Hills in Hubertus (sleeps 12). All have kitchens and bathrooms, and the first floor of Yahr House — including a bedroom and bathroom — is accessible. Pets are not permitted in any of the rentals. See

Related:You can stay in an old ranger station in parks in Washington County

Outdoors: Other than the parks the cabins are in, there’s plenty to explore nearby including Lizard Mound County Park — home to one of the best preserved collection of effigy mounds in the state — the Kettle Moraine State Forest-Northern Unit and the Eisenbahn State Trail.  

Kohler cabins, Sheboygan County 

Red Fox Cabin, part of the American Club Resort in Kohler, sits along the Sheboygan River.

The American Club has two luxury cabins available for rent, both of which sleep six and have gourmet kitchens, high-end bathrooms and fireplaces. Both cabins allow pets. Guests have access to all Kohler amenities including River Wildlife, the resort’s private 500-acre nature preserve that offers hiking trails, fishing on the Sheboygan River, canoe and kayak rentals, and trapshooting. 

Outdoors: Kohler has two premiere golf courses, Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits, the latter of which is scheduled to play host to the Ryder Cup in September. Visitors can also explore Kohler-Andrae State Park or Fischer Creek State Recreation area, and hike or bike the trails in the Kettle Moraine State Forest-Northern Unit. 

More cabins, condos and villas 

Some larger resorts in Wisconsin offer private villas or condos with bathrooms and kitchens, including the Kalahari and the Wilderness resorts in Wisconsin Dells, the Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva, and Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan. 

Contact Chelsey Lewis at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at @chelseylew and @TravelMJS and Facebook at Journal Sentinel Travel.

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