How to Pack for Your Wisconsin Cabin or Vacation Rental

Vacations are supposed to be relaxing, but packing for one can be quite stressful. This is especially true when you’re not sure what to bring. Well, RentWisconsinCabins.com has you covered. Whether you’re packing to stay at a luxurious estate or a rustic cabin, here is what you need to know. 

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Kitchen

While some cabin rentals are equipped with many amenities, more old fashioned properties may lack conveniences like electricity or running water. Check the listing to find out how equipped the kitchen is, and contact the owner with any questions that the website description didn’t answer. You’ll want to know ahead of time what pots, pans, and utensils are available, especially if you plan to cook. 

Regardless of what’s available at the property, it’s always a good idea to come with your own cooler, a sharp knife, and your favorite spices. 

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Comfort

When you’re spending time in the wilderness, a few basic items can go a long way towards keeping you comfortable. The necessities include bug spray, sunscreen, a flashlight, and a first aid kit. Other comforts you might enjoy having are good pillows, linens, a fan, and extra toilet paper (because you never know!).

Entertainment 

Of course, the whole point of a Wisconsin vacation is to have fun! Come prepared with kindling and plenty of folding chairs for sitting around the fire. Even if you think you’ll spend most of your time in nature, be sure to also bring some indoor activities for nighttime and rainy days. Some fun items to have include a bluetooth speaker, books, board games, and arts and crafts supplies. 

Wherever you’re headed, you’ll have a great time! Enjoy the (book direct savings)* too.

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*At RentWisconsinCabin.com you plan and book directly with rental owners or local property managers. WHY? Booking direct guarantees you get the lowest rental rate because you skip the service fees found on every online booking travel site. Why pay hundreds of dollars more for the same Wisconsin vacation rental?

Northern Wisconsin Cabin Rentals

Arbor Vitae | Balsam Lake | Barnes | Bayfield | Boulder Junction | Bruce | Brule | Butternut | Cable | Chetek | Conover | Crandon | Crivitz | Danbury | Drummond | Eagle River | Egg Harbor | Ellison Bay | Fairchild | Fifield | Fish Creek | Gills Rock | Glidden | Grand View | Harshaw | Hatfield | Hayward | Hazelhurst | Hiles | Holcombe Hurley | Iron River | Lac du Flambeau | Lake Nebagamon | Lake Tomahawk | Lakewood | Land O’ Lakes | Laona | Lublin | Manawa | Manitowish Waters | Manitowoc | Mercer | Merrillan | Minocqua | Minong | Montreal | Neillsville | Ogema | Ojibwa | Park Falls | Pelican Lake | Phelps | Phillips | Pickerel | Pound | Presque Isle | Rhinelander | River Falls | Rice Lake | Sarona | Sayner | Seeley | Shawano | Sherman | Spooner | St. Croix Falls | St. Germain | Sturgeon Bay | Sugar Camp | Three Lakes | Tomahawk | Wabeno | Waupaca | Webster | Winchester | Winter | Woodruff |

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Southern Wisconsin Cabin Rentals

Algoma | Arkdale | Baraboo | Beaver Dam | Black River Falls | Coloma | Coon Valley | De Soto | Delavan | Elkhart Lake | Fennimore | Ferryville | Fountain City | Friendship | Green Lake | La Crosse | Lake Delton | Lake Geneva | Lodi | Lyndon Station | Markesan Marquette | Mauston Mazomanie | Monroe | Montello | Mt. Hope | Necedah | Nekoosa | New Glarus | New Lisbon | Oxford | Packwaukee | Plymouth | Prairie du Chien | Reedsburg | Rome | Saxeville | Sparta | Tomah Area | Trempealeau | Viroqua | Warrens | Wautoma | West Salem | Whitewater | Wild Rose | Wisconsin Dells | Wisconsin Rapids

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RentTennesseeCabins.com

RentKentuckyCabins.com

Thanks for supporting our growing number of vacation rental website that allow renters to easily connect AND BOOK DIRECTLY with owners and local property managers. Tell your family and friends about our unique websites!

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Basecamp Location: Middleton, Wisconsin

Is RentWisconsinCabins.com the safest way to book WI vacation rentals?

Looking for a Wisconsin vacation rental for your next family vacation? Avoid the middleman booking website drama and book safely with the rental owners or local property managers.

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Vacations aren’t supposed to be stressful, and when you use any of our ItsCabinTime.com websites, they never are.

Have you ever thought about booking direct to save money, but just couldn’t get over your safety concerns? RentWisconsinCabins.com could be your solution.

We offer the safest way to book direct because we build every listing. Unlike middleman booking sites, we know our rental listings are legit because we research each property in order to build the listings on our sites. Additionally, our website guests have the added option of speaking to the owners or property managers before booking for extra convenience and security. This means that guests can can trust that their booking will be handled professionally and that there will be no issues or surprises.

We do the homework so you don’t have to, protecting your trip before it even begins.

Northern Wisconsin Cabin Rentals

Arbor Vitae | Balsam Lake | Barnes | Bayfield | Boulder JunctionBruceBruleButternut | Cable | Chetek | Conover | Crandon | Crivitz | Danbury | Drummond | Eagle River | Egg Harbor | Ellison Bay | Fairchild | Fifield | Fish Creek | Gills RockGlidden | Grand View | HarshawHatfieldHaywardHazelhurst | HilesHolcombe Hurley | Iron River | Lac du Flambeau | Lake Nebagamon | Lake Tomahawk | Lakewood | Land O’ Lakes | Laona | Lublin | Manawa | Manitowish Waters | Manitowoc | Mercer | Merrillan | Minocqua | Minong | Montreal | Neillsville | Ogema | Ojibwa | Park Falls | Pelican Lake | Phelps | Phillips | PickerelPoundPresque Isle | Rhinelander | River Falls | Rice Lake | Sarona | Sayner | SeeleyShawano | Sherman | Spooner | St. Croix Falls | St. Germain | Sturgeon Bay | Sugar Camp | Three Lakes | Tomahawk | WabenoWaupaca | Webster | WinchesterWinter | Woodruff |

Southern Wisconsin Cabin Rentals

Algoma | Arkdale | Baraboo | Beaver Dam | Black River Falls | Coloma | Coon ValleyDe Soto | Delavan | Elkhart Lake | Fennimore | Ferryville | Fountain City | FriendshipGreen Lake | La Crosse | Lake Delton | Lake Geneva | Lodi | Lyndon StationMarkesan | Marquette | Mauston Mazomanie | Monroe | Montello | Mt. Hope | Necedah | Nekoosa | New Glarus | New Lisbon | OxfordPackwaukeePlymouth | Prairie du Chien | Reedsburg | Rome | Saxeville | Sparta | Tomah Area | Trempealeau | Viroqua | Warrens | Wautoma | West Salem | Whitewater | Wild RoseWisconsin Dells | Wisconsin Rapids

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Visit our other state-specific, cabin rental websites:

RentWisconsinCabins.com | RentMinnesotaCabins.com | RentNewYorkCabins.com RentMontanaCabins.comRentTennesseeCabins.com | RentKentuckyCabins.com

Thanks for supporting our growing number of state-specific, vacation rental website that allow renters to easily connect AND BOOK DIRECTLY with owners and local property managers. Avoid middleman booking websites and avoid paying more for the same cabin! Tell your family and friends about our great websites!

JM Creative Group, LLC
Member RentWisconsinCabins.com
Basecamp: Middleton, WI

Five Reasons US Travelers Book Vacation Rentals Direct

When booking vacation rentals in Wisconsin or anywhere in the US, they have two options. They can book directly with homeowners and local property management companies, or they can go through a third-party site like Airbnb, TripAdviser.com and Booking.com and pay more. While the latter is certainly a common route, experienced and savvy travelers are likely to avoid it.

Here are five reasons travelers ditch the big online travel agencies and book direct using the websites listed at ItsCabinTime.com

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  1. Best Price Guaranteed

Third-party booking sites add a high percentage of service fees to the reservation total. A service fee of 20 percent on a $1500 weekly stay is 300 bucks; money that is better spent on a nice meal and a local adventure like ziplining, or shopping in the town you’re staying in. Why pay more for the exact same vacation rental found on book direct websites like RentTennesseeCabins.com.

  1. No Surprises

When you book direct, there are no surprises—hidden fees or otherwise. (You can rest easy knowing your personal information will not be sucked up into the wide world of data mining and aggressive targeted marketing.)

  1. More Flexibility 

We’ve all experienced minor bumps in our travel plans that forced us to modify our trips. Unfortunately, most booking sites are not understanding. The real people interacting with you when you book direct at RentWisconsinCabins.com offer tailored pre- and post-stay communication to ensure you still have a great vacation and return next year.

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  1. Exclusive Options

Did you know that many of the best vacation rentals are not listed on the major sites? Listing on a major site costs money that many homeowners do not want or need to spend. Don’t miss out on these Michigan cabin and cottage hidden gems! 

  1. Better Customer Service

Do you have any questions about the property or the area that aren’t already addressed on the website? When you book direct, you get personalized answers and genuine human interaction. No one can give you better trip advice than local experts. Interested in a remote vacation in Ely, MN? Connect with the rental owners at RentMinnesotaCabins.com

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Bottom line: For the best homes and the best experiences, #BookDirect.

Visit our newer websites too:

RentNewYorkCabins.com | RentMontanaCabins.comRentKentuckyCabins.com

Thanks for supporting our growing family of state-specific, vacation rental websites where you can easily connect AND BOOK DIRECTLY with rental owners or local managers. Tell your family and friends you found a website without traveler fees!

Wisconsin Dells Cabins

There are two mega SUMMER traditions in Wisconsin:

1. A trip to the Wisconsin Dells Water Parks.

2. A long weekend (or an entire week) at a Wisconsin cabin.

We made it easy to compare 118 cabins in the Wisconsin Dells area. Enter some criteria in our search tool, or use the interactive Google Map to find a Wisconsin Dells vacation rental that fits your families needs.

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Skip those noisy hotels – Wisconsin Dells cabins, vacation rentals and lodges offer a quiet retreat after a tiring day in downtown Wisconsin Dells. Most of these Wis Dells rental homes and cabins are less than 45 minutes from Great Wolf; Kalahari; Wilderness; Mt. Olympus; Chula Vista; Atlantis; Tanger Outlet; Ho Chunk; Dells Ducks; Polynesian; Christmas Mountain; Noah’s Ark. Tourists already know that Wisconsin Dells is the “Waterpark Capital of the World,” and now finding area Wisconsin Dells cabins and lodging is easy. This page alone showcases over 100 unique Wisconsin Dells cabin rentals.

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Castle Rock Lake is a central Wisconsin recreation lake that vacationers visit. As you can see, there are many lakefront cabins and off water rentals to explore, and plenty of water sport rentals are available too: Pontoons, wave runners, kayaks, and paddle boats. Many rental properties include paddle boats, and some cabin owners offer Wisconsin Dells water park discounts with your stay. Nearby towns like Friendship, Briggsville and Lake Delton have cabins for rent too. Wisconsin Dells cabins provide lots of privacy and are a short drive to downtown Wisconsin Dells.

We have one of the largest online selection of Wisconsin Dells cabins and rentals. And because you found them on RentWisconsinCabins.com, you are guaranteed the best rental rate because you connect, plan, and book directly with Wisconsin Dells vacation rental owners or property managers – skip those third-party booking website commissions and traveler fees. Beside, the rental owners are your best tour guides, and when it comes to experiencing what the Wisconsin Dells has to offer, you need a local expert.

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Top 6 Wisconsin Events in 2018 …and the cabins nearby

Wisconsin rental cabins offer vacationers a great basecamp when it comes to local events. After a day of participating in one of these local events, your group will love the sunsets & privacy only found in a cabin, cottage, lodge or home. From the two of you to your extended family, we have romantic WI cabins and plenty of large group vacation rentals.

For this blog, we gathered a nice selection of WI vacation rentals closest to each event. Because we have hundreds, we could not list them all. But you’ll find town links too.

Wisconsin Event #6: WINTER WINE & CHERRY FEST
Door County! Feb. 3, 2018 10 am to 4 pm

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From the cabin to a complimentary wine and farm market food tasting event. Talk about unique — you can also go on horse-drawn sleigh rides, listen to live music, taste warm apple cider and mulled wines. Here’s our favorite part: The Cherry Pit Spit Competition starts at 1:30 pm. DRESS WARM FOR THIS ONE. Plan a winter escape to Door County.

Nearest cabin rentals to the Winter Wine and Cherry Fest:
HermitageStudio CottageWoldt’s Farmette and Cottage • A short drive from these Egg Harbor vacation rentals


Wisconsin Event #5: BARABOO FAIR on the SQUARE
May 12, 2018 9 am to 4 pm and Oct. 13 9 am to 4 pm

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This much fun, this close to your Baraboo vacation rental? YES! Bouncy houses and pony rides, huge Farmers Market, arts and crafts show (150 artists and crafters from all over the Midwest) — a full day of family entertainment in Baraboo/Wisconsin Dells.

Nearest cabin rentals to the Baraboo Fair on the Square:
Devils Lake LodgePrairie RetreatTall Pines Villa • A short drive from these Wisconsin Dells cabins


Wisconsin Event #4: FISHING HAS NO BOUNDARIES
Hayward! May 18 and 19, 2018

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Love to fish? Looking for a great volunteer opportunity in Wisconsin? These two worlds collide in Hayward on the shores of the Chippewa Flowage! This two day event hosts anywhere from 100-120 anglers with various disabilities. Hayward’s event the “Grand-daddy” event of all the FHMB Chapters. We’ve been a supporter since 2009!

Nearest cabin rentals to the Fishing Has No Boundaries Event:
Deerfoot Lodge Cabin 7Chippewa View LodgeTall Pines LodgeMaking Memories at the Lake • A short drive from these Hayward cabin rentals


Wisconsin Event #3: IRON RIVER SUMMERFEST
June 8 to 10, 2018

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Start your training now for the Spider Lake 10K, 5K, 2 Mile Walk/Run! Plus rummage sales, a benefit dance

Nearest cabin rentals to the Iron River Summerfest Event:
Half Moon Lake LodgeSpok’n 4Tri Lake Timbers ResortAll Iron River cabins


Wisconsin Event #2: 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS
Wisconsin Dells

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Arrive at dusk and be ready to ohh and ahh as over 1,300 fireworks will brighten the sky over Downtown Dells.

Nearest cabin rentals to the big fireworks show in downtown Wisconsin Dells:
Field HouseDell View Lake LodgeBird House CottageRed Cabin 2 • Plus all of these Wisconsin Dells Vacation Rentals


Wisconsin Event #1: WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OFF-ROAD RACES
Crandon, WI  Aug. 31, 2018 to Sep. 2, 2018

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Gear up for some premier off-road racing Up North! Yes, the local economy still boasts many logging companies that work in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, but the racing on the most revered dirt track in the world is going to blow you away! It’s a party as more than 50,000 fans gather to cheer for their favorite drivers.

Nearest cabin rentals to the World Championship Off-road races:
Hemlock Harbor HavenRound Lake ChaletRound Lake Cabin RentalBuena Vista Lodge • A short drive from these Rhinelander cabins for rent


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The best large group Wisconsin vacation rentals for the Holidays.

Rental cabins are a great way to experience the holidays. You can meet your extended family halfway, and it relieves the stress of playing the host so everyone can enjoy their time off. And, as fun as it is to sleep all the kids side-by-side on the living room floor — or in a tent out back, or in the bathtub — RentWisconsinCabins.com has a roomier solution. These large, multi-bedroom vacation homes are open year-round and have enough beds for the whole family.

5 top year-round Wisconsin vacation rentals that sleep 20 or more:

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1. Adelines House of Cool Green Lake

If you are searching for a lake house that’s timeless & refreshing – you’ve found the place! Adeline’s is a perfect weekend getaway – just 3 hours north of Chicago. We would love you host you! This luxurious Estate is located in Green Lake County on Lake Puckaway. Adeline’s House has over 300 feet of channel frontage, and is a stained glass treasure trove! Adeline’s owner/architect is an avid stained glass collector. His love for light is mimicked throughout the house with beautiful pieces from all over the world

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2. Sand County: Prairie Retreat

Come stay with us at this beautiful well appointed home in a country setting that allows you to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Baraboo Bluffs from the covered front porch, or just sit back and gaze out and watch as nature passes you by. Perfect for all seasons, this home is not far from the Wisconsin Dells, yet in your own little world. Prairie Retreat features 7 full bedrooms, 2-sided gas fireplace and 65″ plasma tv. Plus there is additional sleeping for 4 in the lower level. Spacious great room featuring a 72″ plasma tv and gas fireplace.

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3. Cranberry Castle

It’s time to discover all that Cranberry Castle and northern Wisconsin has to offer! Our 8500 sq. ft. log & stone cabin is one of the finest in the Northwoods. Vaulted ceilings and towering lakeside windows provide beautiful views. Relax in the outdoor spa with seating for six. We thought of everything …a theater room; sunroom with heated floor; stone fireplace; master bedroom with wall mounted HDTV’s, double shower, oversized closet and jetted tub. The race is on to the lakeside hammock!

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4. Log Gables: Log Home

This beautifully crafted vacation log home is one of a kind! Situated on nearly 5 acres — watch children playing at a sand box, on the play set, or watch the nearby woods come to life with wildlife. If you have a large family-this is your destination. 2 washers, 2 dryers. A great Dells location: Skiing at Christmas Mountain 3 mi away; Tanger Outlets 1.1 mi away. Get ready for a top-quality experience with a special personal touch.

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5. Legendary Barker Lake Lodge

For Groups, Reunions & Weddings. Total lodge maximum 30!! 6000 sq/ft Log Lakeside Lodge on Golf Course includes a Commercial Style kitchen for your exclusive use. Dinning room sits up to 50 with the TV Lounge for additional 20 guests. Legendary Fireplace Great Room. Two Outside decks provide wonderful park like setting views.

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Norby’s Nook! A Wisconsin vacation rental on Nepco Lake.

Our Norby’s Nook Cabin was the very first home built on Nepco Lake. The lake has public boat landings and a public beach at NEPCO Lake Park. Bring the fishing poles & tackle and catch dinner! Nepco Lake has Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye.

Our unique location gets you here quick. Norbys Nook Cabin is 3.5 hours from Chicago, 2.5 hours from Milwaukee, and 1.5 hours from Madison.

norb1Your lake vacation adventure includes a cozy cabin surrounded by towering white pines and kayaks to explore 496 acre Nepco Lake. Locals refer to it as A Canadian Lake in Central Wisconsin!

norb2Of course Wisconsin Rapids has plenty to offer: Aqua Skiers ski show; exciting Wisconsin Rapids rafting; more relaxed Paddleboarding; golfing at Sand Valley Golf, the Ridges, or Homestead; unique shopping at the Trading Post; great Snowmobile trails too. Ask us about the Cultural Center beer tasting and music.

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