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Tiny on the River
SUPERHOST
Tiny house · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Tiny on the RiverAccording to Forbes, Escape makes "the most beautiful tiny houses in the world". Ours is perched near our home above the Black River. It's a quiet neighborhood just minutes from the interstate, parks, trails, and our vibrant downtown with cafés, shops, and great restaurants. Enjoy privacy and breathtaking views from the enormous windows or the cozy daybed on the porch! Deer, beaver, eagles, and more make frequent cameos as the seasons paint shifting riverscapes and astonishing sunsets. *No Pets

Modern Design with a Classic Northwoods Experience
SUPERHOST
Entire cabin · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

Modern Design with a Classic Northwoods ExperienceBuilt as a winter or summer escape for a couple or small family, this beautiful four season cabin is a great way to experience the Northwoods of Wisconsin and Hayward area in a modern, well-appointed, aesthetically rich space designed with relaxation in mind. A heavy emphasis has been placed on aesthetics, comfort, usability of space, and privacy. This cabin is brand new as of August 2021. The owner has 10 years of Airbnb "super-hosting" experience.

The Little Love Shack on the Lake
Entire cabin · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

The Little Love Shack on the LakeWelcome to the cheerful sunny home on Lake Patricia, with private dock. You will be close to everything when you stay at this centrally-located home. Most everything was brand new top to bottom in 2020. The home is fully stocked with everything you need, just bring your groceries, suitcase, kayaks, fishing poles or snowmobiles. Plan to relax on this no motor clean lake.

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Popular amenities for Wisconsin vacation rentals

  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

Lakeside cabins in Wisconsin

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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Black River Falls
Woodland Doe Lodge - Lakefront Log Cabin | w/ Canoe & Paddleboat
$241 per night
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Chippewa Falls
Hideaway Resort - Maple #5 Lake Wissota
$145 per night
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Colfax
Colfax Cabin on Tainter
$139 per night
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Gleason
Pickerel Lake Cabin in the Trees
$125 per night
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Hayward
GLAMPING STUDIO + Breathtaking Lakeside Panorama
$79 per night
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Hayward
Tiny House on Grindstone Lake, Hayward Wi
$171 per night
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Crandon
Vintage Cabin On Lake Lucerne
$139 per night
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Crivitz
Cozy Waterfront Cabin-Nature lover paradise
$153 per night
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Florence
Secluded updated cabin, with sand beach frontage!
$270 per night
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Arbor Vitae
Studio 517
$121 per night
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Grantsburg
Newly Remodeled- The Cardinal Cabin, Wood Lake, WI
$104 per night
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Elk Mound
Lil’ Kickback on Elk Creek (Eau Claire area)
$211 per night

Lake houses in Wisconsin

  1. Entire cabin
  2. Cumberland
Cozy Cabin on Kirby Lake - Stuga Wald
$124 per night
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Medford
Cozy two bedroom log cabin on a peaceful lake
$225 per night
  1. Entire chalet
  2. Lakewood
Northwoods Cabin
$225 per night
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Schofield
Country Club Cabin on Lake Wausau! Boat/Ski/Relax!
$220 per night
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  1. Entire chalet
  2. Muscoda
Riverside Chalet, LLC
$175 per night
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Athelstane
Dead end road no traffic private lake. Boats,raft
$181 per night
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Rice Lake
Stonehaven Cottages "The Birchview Suite"
$117 per night
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Frederic
Nordlys Lodging Co. - MetalLark Tower
$311 per night
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Laona
Comfy Lake Home adjacent to ATV/Snowmobile Trails
$199 per night
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Park Falls
Lakefront Cabin in the Beautiful North Woods
$180 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Hayward
Fancy Fireflies-Charming studio Cabin in Hayward
$88 per night
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Merrill
Big Bear’s Den - On Lake Alexander
$125 per night

Houseboat rentals in Wisconsin

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  1. Houseboat
  2. Superior
Griffin - The Lake Superior Riverboat
$132 per night
  1. Houseboat
  2. Bayfield
Enjoy your vacation aboard a yacht!
$192 per night
  1. Houseboat
  2. La Crosse
Boathouse on the Mississippi
$100 per night

Top-rated things to do in Wisconsin

Unique activities hosted by local experts vetted for quality

  • Read and Learn Tarot At the Lake
    Everyone has intuition so anyone can listen and read it accurately. Your session will consist of: 1) An individual intuitive reading 2) Then teach you how to do it with each performing a personal reading 3) Send you home with instructions and spiritual tool recommendations. I can do at my place, where you are staying in the area (if 30 minutes or less), or via zoom. The choice is up to each participant Here are some of my reviews. Suzanne is a gifted medium who instantly tapped into a meaningful connection. Steele eased my first-time jitters with her kindness, taking her time, finding deeper guidance than I ever expected from a single reading. I found her reading possessed spot-on relevance and I felt her presence was warm, inviting, full of light and encouragement. I highly recommend this tarot reading experience to anyone seeking higher guidance in any aspect of life, whether you've had prior readings with other mediums or if this is your first experience. I will definitely continue working with Steele because she exudes generosity of spirit and compassion beyond measure. Her reading was a pleasure, something I wish to experience again. Jenn Diamond
    From Price:$25 / person
  • Mix Organic Cosmetics and Skincare
    Each week we create a new experience for you to enjoy. Come in to learn how to make an organic skincare treat made just for you, by you. The workshops rotate weekly throughout the year from 20 different options including (but not limited to): lotion, makeup, bath bombs and lip balm. You will begin by learning about the history of the product you are making that week and then about each individual ingredient you can choose to personalize the product just for you. You have the opportunity to pick your own base oils, colors, scents and additives while learning how to incorporate them into the product of the week. As we spend about 30-40 minutes making the product each person will get the opportunity to experience the individual ingredients and see how others are blending them to get their own unique product. You will then go home with a completed product made by you. Whether it is a lip gloss, room spray or dry shampoo you will get to enjoy your handmade creation right away. We have designed a new workshop format to keep us all safe, but allow the fun to return! Book online for your preferred date and time. At this time, only 4 participants will be allowed per hour (unless other arrangements are made) and masks must be worn. We also offer private classes for larger groups traveling together. Other things to note If you would like to know exactly what we are making on the week you will be in town you can find the schedule. We do not use any wheat, corn, nut dairy or soy ingredients in the products.
    From Price:$27 / person
  • Abstract Art with Chaotic Mike
    We will meet at my new studio. I teach acrylic pouring techniques and other abstract techniques. I will do some demonstrations and explain the creative process. I will answer questions and help guide you as you select colors and start making your own beautiful abstract artwork. Please specify if you want to learn a specific technique or if you want to see all of the techniques I use in my own work. Your experience can be tailored to you and your group. Want to bring lunch to have before or after? Bring wine or beer with your experience? Specific music? Just let me know and I will create your experience to be a memorable part of your trip. Also just a note that the Ludington Area Center of Arts has public hours of Tuesday through Friday from 11am-4pm and Saturday from Noon-3pm. Many times these classes will be done after public hours so if you wish to view the current art exhibits please check those out during their public hours as I don't have access to some of the areas after hours just my studio space. Other things to note Please contact me after booking this experience. Location and other details are to be discussed prior to your arrival. Clothing you don't care as much about is preferred. Aprons are provided.
    From Price:$90 / person
  • Pastry chef hosts a class
    You will be greeted with French press coffee or champagne in the sun porch while guests arrive. We will learn a little about the history of the recipes and food we will play with, then I will present a chef demo. Next, it's your turn to get up and help cook and bake! While the food is cooking, you will relax with good music and appetizers. At the end of the class you will enjoy the fruits of your labor and leave with newfound confidence in the kitchen! This is a great team builder, or fun for couples or singles! Other things to note Don't worry about dressing up, or how much you know about cooking! I have some fancy training, but I have always thought of myself as a home cook. I went to pastry school to learn how to make more dessert! Nothing gives me more joy than making people feel at home and eat and drink well!
    From Price:$49 / person
  • Arts, Etc's Great Create/Pour Painting
    Art comes in many different forms, techniques, process. All you need to know is that YOU CAN Create a beautiful piece of art in our fun workshop here at Arts, Etc. "The Great Create" Pour Painting workshop is a experiential workshop that will allow you to create a unique piece of art with a one of kind design. You will have a choice of painting on 2 16x20, 3 12x18, or 5 8x10 canvas, or a set of 4 coaster's and 2 trivets. Your artwork will be left with me in the studio to dry. I will apply a finishing on it let to cure and with be shipped to you. (Usually 2 to 3 weeks). workshops are easy to do. No artistic ability needed to participate. Everyone can create and have fun!
    From Price:$75 / person

Your guide to Wisconsin

Welcome to Wisconsin

Wisconsin offers some of the most varied and beautiful terrain in the Midwest. People from outside the Great Lakes states are always surprised to discover that the eastern edge of Wisconsin is America’s third coast, with dramatic bluffs over Lakes Superior and Michigan, massive ships docked at the ports, and placid beaches. The Northwoods, a region stretching across the top third of the state, is a stunning expanse of pines and maples riddled with freshwater lakes. In the southwest, rocky buttes and rolling hills cover the Driftless Area. There’s a reason outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, ATV riding, and cross-country skiing are so big here.

But the landscape isn’t the only appeal. Milwaukee buzzes with energy and creativity. In Madison, the state’s food-obsessed capital, the glorious farmers’ market supplies world-caliber restaurants. Whether you’re passing through tiny towns tucked amid the cornfields or eating Friday night fish fry at a lakeside supper club, it’s hard not to fall in love with Wisconsin.


How do I get around Wisconsin?

Wisconsin has two major airports with international flights — Milwaukee (MKE) and Madison/Dane County (MSN) — as well as regional airports in Appleton (ATW), Eau Claire (EAU), Green Bay (GRB), La Crosse (LSE), and Rhinelander (RHI), all of which primarily connect to the main Midwestern hubs. Amtrak’s Empire Builder train crosses Wisconsin en route from Chicago to Seattle, making a number of stops in the state, and Greyhound and Amtrak Thruway offer many more intercity routes. If your destination is the vast Northwoods or other rural parts of Wisconsin, you’ll definitely want to have your own car — perhaps with a boat in tow.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin’s four seasons shout at you in all caps. In winter, there are snowdrifts that reach your shoulder and temperatures below the freezing point. But Wisconsinites make the most of the season with activities such as the annual snow sculpting competition in Lake Geneva, ice fishing in the middle of the massive Lake Winnebago, or weekly snowshoe baseball games in the villages of the Northwoods. Summer is just as dramatic, a time of year when Wisconsinites spend as little time as possible indoors. You’ll find arts festivals and farmers’ markets all summer long in the cities and fishing boats on every lake. Nearly every Native American tribe hosts a powwow that brings people from all over for dancing, singing, and food.

The farther north you go, the shorter the spring and fall. That doesn’t make either season any less lovely. Every plant in the state rushes to put out its leaves and flowers in April and May. Fall comes on fast in a glorious profusion of reds and yellows — not to mention Oktoberfest celebrations all over the state.


What are the top things to do in Wisconsin?

Milwaukee

Milwaukee has spectacular views of Lake Michigan, ornate factories and churches, and a thrumming nightlife scene. With a new symphony hall, improvements to the Milwaukee Art Museum and America’s Black Holocaust Museum, and a patio-lined Riverwalk through the heart of town, the city grows more charming every year. You can stroll along the shore at Lakeside Park, kayak on the Milwaukee River, tour houses designed by famous architects, or spend the day boutique-hopping. Milwaukee’s old nickname, Brew City, endures in the dozens of microbreweries and pubs all over town.

Door County

Just north of Green Bay, a pointy little finger of land juts into Lake Michigan. That’s Door County, whose rugged coasts and 35 islands are a popular summer destination for city-dwelling Wisconsinites. The area is rural enough to have preserved the architecture and culture of its Belgian and Scandinavian settlers. Check out the Sturgeon Bay lighthouse, the Belgian roadside chapels (and rice pie) surrounding Brussels, the old harbor at Ephraim, and the Stavkirke, a breathtaking recreation of a Nordic church, on Washington Island.

Driftless Area

If you’re accustomed to the Midwestern plains, the limestone towers and undulating hills of the Driftless Area may cause a shock: The glaciers that flattened the center of North America missed this 24,000-square-mile region. In the Wisconsin stretch, the winding Kickapoo River and the wide Mississippi have carved out their own valleys. Tucked amid the bluffs are thousands of farms, settled by the Amish and hippie back-to-the-landers. You can spend days meandering around towns such as Viroqua and Prairie du Chien, hiking and fishing for trout on the streams, and stopping to taste local wines and cheeses.

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