Great reviews, prices, and location for this resort up north

Great reviews, prices, and location for this resort up north

Be sure to inquire soon for best availability!

Are you looking for a great family vacation destination in Northern Wisconsin? How about narrowing it down to a lakeside resort with great prices, trustworthy reviews, and loads of amenities? Then we found just the right place for you.

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Imagine a sunset while you swing here….ah….

Hillcrest Resort is a cabin resort on the Manitowish Chain of Lakes. This cabin sits right on the river that connect two lakes (which also flows into many more). This is a fisherman’s paradise. Record size muskie and walleye come out of these waters. Hillcrest even has a fish cleaning house and outdoor grill for your fish fry dinner.

While camping involves packing up most of the house, this resort takes care of the most. Things you won’t have to pack are:

Linens, coffee maker, blankets, pillows, and cookware.

Things you should pack:

Fishing pole, bait, and net for all types of fishing, bicycles for our newly paved and scenic trails, camera, sunblock, marshmallows for the fire pit, and adventurous company.

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Dockside picnic? No need to go inside on such beautiful days

This area was once the hiding ground for  Dillinger Gang when he eluded the FBI in a hail of gunfire in a shootout. Hence why Johnny Depp’s movie Public Enemies filmed scenes from Little Bohemia nearby. There is also a water ski show, a casino, and a nature preserve nearby.

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Screened in porch has a beautiful view

Just read what one guest had to say about this resort:

‘Hillcrest Resort is a great place to vacation. I love being on the river and yet centrally located on the Manitowish Chain of 10 Lakes so it is easy to get to all the lakes on the Chain. All the cabins are 2-bedroom, they are charming and all the cabins are close to the water. There are 2 places to swim and docks for every cabin as well as a rowboat included in the rental. The firepit is very nice, as well as the playground, the basketball hoop, the paddleboat, the canoe and the snowmobile trail is within 1/8 mile of the cabins and is great in the summertime for hiking and biking. Across the highway is Starr Beach with grills, picnic tables and a sandy walk-in beach. The resort is located within a mile of Little Bohemia Restaurant featured in the recent Johnny Depp film PUBLIC ENEMIES as well as other nice restaurants and a Trigs food store within 2 miles. All all-around fun cabin experience with lots of cabin amenities. I love the time that I have spent at Hillcrest Resort. Caroline Mitchell —5 star’

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Grab your basketball, football, favorite ghost stories, and marshmallows

To inquire more about this resort, please click this link for more photos, videos, prices and more

To learn more about the Manitowish Water or things to do in Manitowish Waters, please click here.

Battle of the #Wisconsin Waterparks

The Great Debate of Natural Lakes versus Wisconsin Waterparks

   It’s clear to us that we have an obsession with Wisconsin lakes, which is great because Wisconsin is filled with them, so much, that you would be hard pressed to be able to go on vacation without having a lake within a thirty minute drive. We also love the waterparks, where thrills of being upside down and turned around on a ride can excite every little kid in us. The Wisconsin Dells has the largest concentration of waterparks in the world! We can give you the cold hard facts on why Wisconsin is truly a battle of the waterparks but only you can decide which one truly wins the crown.

Vilas County:

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In one county alone, Vilas has one of the largest concentration of freshwater lakes on the planet. With that being said, almost all 1,300 lakes are surrounded by pristine forests, trails and rolling hills. This is your chance to strap on some skis or sit in a tube and go for a wild ride across the vast lakes. Pack a picnic and paddle out to observe the sunset setting on the lake. You can also drop a line and catch dinner (at a fraction of the cost than at a restaurant).  In the winter, you can pick and choose between ice fishing, ice skating, ATV, ice boating, and cross country skiing. Can you imagine standing in line for 30 minutes for a chance to do one of these lakeside activities? After a long day outside putting at a nearby golf course or being out on the boat, you might want to head back to your cabin for refreshments or to sit by the fire and roast marshmallows. For a list of vacation rentals in Vilas County by town, please scroll down and click:

Boulder Junction   Conover

Eagle River  Lac Du Flambeau   Land o Lakes  Manitowish Waters

Minocqua Phelps    Presque isle  Sayner  St. Germain    Winchester

Wisconsin Dells:

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With so many options for water play, this concrete jungle will have your head spinning. Lots of record breaking rides, fun restaurants, shows, and attractions bring a lot of tourism into Wisconsin from surrounding areas in the Midwest. Whether you like to hit the wave pool, slide down the tubes, surf the tide, or run around in the sprinklers, there is fun for every age and level of exercise. These waterparks spark lots of creativity. You could be a pirate, Hades, or the captain of a ship. You can rock climb, bowl, gamble, or zipline through the trees. The Wisconsin Dells can be overcrowded and a little heavy on the checkbook but when a family rents a vacation home, they can escape the hustle and bustle without missing a beat while saving a few dollars by gathering groceries and cooking at home. Some are even near a lake for the best of both worlds! To enjoy Wisconsin Dells attractions while vacationing in a cabin, lake front cabin, or vacation rental, click on one of these surrounding towns:

                       Wisconsin Dells   New Lisbon Rentals  Lake Delton  Friendship

   No matter what you choose, there will always be plenty of water to play on. Choose your next cabin or vacation rental in Wisconsin and you wil surely be pleased with both but we want to know your opinion! What do you think is better for a vacation and why?

Perfect #Vacation For Those That Love to #Ski and #Golf-Beautiful Vacation Rental!

The holidays are put behind us another year so how do you plan on passing these winter months away? Easy!!! This ski lodge condo is just the answer if you want to hit the slopes skiing or tubing and boarding. This is truly a winter lover’s magical place. You know what’s even better? This 4 bedroom vacation rental is pet friendly, letting you bring your dog along to play in the snow as well! This ski resort is only 4 hours away from the Twin Cities and Madison in Upsom, Wisconsin!

Trade in the sloshy streets and frozen windows and get outside where pure bliss is waiting no matter what the time of the year it is. The Whitecap #3 condo doesn’t limit you to just the ski slopes but it also provides you with plenty of access to snowmobile trails and cross country terrain.

Looking for a different time of the year? This tastefully and fully furnished condo also sits on the resort’s very own 18 hole golf course. This is a truly incredible course due to being on top of the mountain looking into the vast lake of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands. Very few golf courses can replicate scenery like this.

Back at the lodge itself, enjoy the swimming pool, disc golf, free WiFi, and hot tub. Being so close to Lake Superior gives you other recreational activities that can fully complete your vacation such as deep sea fishing, sailing, sitting on the beach, swimming, or paddle boat your way around.

Nearby, you will find some of Wisconsin’s natural beauty of waterfalls that cascade over, 200 miles of ATV trails, Bad River Casino and the Apostle Islands. We could keep going but chances are- you already left this blog to view the listing to grab a week away at one of Wisconsin’s finest condos!

#FamilyVacation? Affordable? Yes, It Can Be Done!

We are introducing quite a few new cabins around here and were pretty giddy about showing them off! One that we are excited to announce is Deerfoot Lodge in Hayward, Wisconsin. This lodge is the summer vacation with sandy beaches and a winter fairyland in the winter. Good news! It’s open all year round! Have you planned your next Hayward vacation yet?

Deerfoot Lodge: Lodge Room I

Located in Hayward, one of the most highly anticipated destinations in Wisconsin, this area is home to the most amount of trails, hundreds of lakes, and an array of recreational possibilities that you will create lots of new memories here!

This lodge is unique in several different ways. When you are planning your budget friendly family vacation, this could be your answer! This lodge is part of a multi-cabin resort that has many amenities that are perfect for a family vacation. Check out the WiFi, on site bar and game room, Satellite TV, and air conditioning. This features make it easy to prepare for a great vacation or extended stay. Deerfoot lodge and motel are one of the only resorts that have no minimum number of nights.

Besides those great incentives,  the rest of this lodge has much more to brag about. Deerfoot is centrally located in the middle of the popular Chippewa Flowage, making it a fisherman’s paradise. This lodge even provides live bait, electricity to charge your boat at the private pier, boat ramps, pontoon rentals, and more amenities that make this vacation a breeze!

For the family members that like to stay close to the beach, you’re in luck here! The beach is the hot spot to be at here! There is plenty of room to bring your towels and toys and make sandcastles and let the little ones play. Even better, it is a level sand beach so there are no surprise drop offs! There is even a nearby playground for the little ones.

Looking for organized activities, things to do and events in the Hayward area and at your lodge? This vacation is complete with dart tournaments, fishing tournaments, the Birkebeiner, snowmobiling (Deerfoot is located on trail #18), swimming, biking, hiking, golfing and shopping. You truly can have it all, no matter the weather here in Hayward!

We promise! This is the Best Romantic Cabin In Wisconsin

Whether you are on your honeymoon or celebrating an anniversary in Wisconsin, this cabin is for you!

Capture the warmth

Capture the warmth

Congratulations! No need to look any further! This cabin is delightfully gorgeous, sitting deep into the most colorful array of trees; the sun peeking out oh so perfectly that you will think you are in heaven. Hauser’s Cabin has it all. You want the beach? The romantic sunset on the deck? Maybe you won’t leave the property at all. This PET FRIENDLY cabin near the Apostle Islands is fully furnished with so much to do that you will not get bored! See why Milwaukee Sentinel voted this one of the top 10 cabins in Wisconsin!

With Wisconsin’s northern most picturesque town, Cornucopia only 15 miles away, why wouldn’t you consider this beautiful place? Let’s start with the inside. This 1 bedroom cabin has free WIFI and SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO! Watch a movie on Amazon Prime in bed on the New Queen Sertia iComfort Savant bed with remote control to ensure maximum comfort.

Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed staying at the cabin ~ You did an incredible job with the remodel. It was just our aesthetic. Cozy, modern, and rustic all rolled into one. The thing I really appreciated was the attention to the lighting. I love dimmers and soft light which was done perfectly in the cabin. It was a great home away from home and we hope to stay again in the near future. The sled dog races were great! We were intentionally off the grid at your cabin (though you have Wifi and movies via Amazon Prime) – which was what we wanted. The nature views were very serene. Our dog loved it too! It was perfect! You were professional and timely in your communication and that was noticed and appreciated. Christine

Wake up in the morning and cook gourmet breakfast in the fully equipped kitchen stocked with dishes and spices and furnished with granite marble tops and top of the line appliances.

Feeling cold in the long winter afternoons? Sit by the fireplace and enjoy the sofa and chaise lounge chair with a cup of cocoa and challenge each other to friendly rounds of board games.

Ready to adventure outside? You will never be bored with the endless activities. Contemplate your day starting out on the deck with some coffee and ponder whether you are going to the warm, shallower beach (which is practically your own) or whether you want to go on a hike, a bike ride or explore by sailboat or kayak to the islands that populate near Lake Superior’s shore. Want a nice romantic weekend getaway filled with adventure? This cabin is perfect for skiers whether is it is downhill or cross-country skiing and the snowmobile trail is right out the front door! Make sure you take in the Apostle Island Annual Dog Sled Races. While there make sure you check out the ICE CAVES, A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED LANDMARK that has travelers from all over the world exploring it. Need more details? Click here for more information, rates and availability.

Stay warm by the fire, whether you’re inside or outside by the fire pit but remember the one reason you are there; to share the enjoyment the sheer beauty of solitude and simplicity together.

Got a larger group? Visit RentWisconsinCabins.com when it’s time to find the ideal Wisconsin cabin, cottage, lodge, or home.

WI Deer Camp Means Memorable Traditions and Changes

Every fall, women get together in packs and joke about being a widow for the weekend …you know they are from Wisconsin. Wisconsin has a large deer population, in fact it is in the top 10 for North America for deer hunting. There is also bear, turkey, pheasant, grouse, quail, and waterfowl to hunt! Some things to know before you go:

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A new crossbow law is being tested. Previously, hunters that were above the age of 65 and/or had physical disabilities were able to crossbow hunt. This new law lets hunters opt for the crossbow — the law will be tested for three years to see what will come of it. Some say that the crossbow is too efficient and will lead to an overkill of the deer population and will shorten the length of deer season. Only time will tell to see if this will be a permanent law. In the meantime, we can expect more deer hunters to join in on the experience of DEER CAMP, and we know just the places to set up camp.

One of the highest deer population rates is in Shawano County. The county has reported a deer population of 52,700. Shawano is a small city of about 9,000 people and offers a lot in recreation and quality deer hunting. The forests, farmland and marshes make this area great for sizable whitetail deer. It is against the law to feed deer in this county but with the population the way it is, you should have no problem bagging one. Ten miles away sits public land over 14,500 acres called the Navarino Wildlife Area. This area is one of the most densely populated areas in the state. When thinking about staying here, check out Adventure’s Cabins. These cabins sit on Lulu Lake, which makes it perfect for fall fishing as well. After your full day of outdoor activities, your group can sit in front of the wood burning fire stove and ‘make a plan for tomorrow’. There’s even a washer and a dryer. This property comes with a fire pit, private dock, canoe and rowboat.

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Next we head straight over to the other side of the state along the Mississippi river in Buffalo County where many areas are heavy with deer, turkey, waterfowl and pheasant populations. Buffalo County is home to roughly 32000 whitetail deer becoming the forefront of the nation in deer size, recording 309 “wall-hangers” in just 10 years! It’s safe to say that after the hunting season, you won’t be disappointed. On that note, we have cabins in Buffalo County that will fit your needs.

Fountain City, a small town right on the river and claims to be the “River Bluff Capital of the World”. There you will find HNL Farms: Heritage House. This home is a nice, peaceful and relaxing homestead where you can cook on the grill, or head to town for a good bite to eat. Use the fire pit at night and tip back a couple — it OK to dream about which wall you’re putting your next trophy buck on. If you have some young hunters; there’s even a clubhouse and game room not too far off!

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There is also Cross Ridge Retreat in Fountain as well. This retreat boasts vista like panoramic views of wildlife and the Upper Mississippi River valley all seen by the three season porch. Relax and enjoy the heated clubhouse with a bar and game room. If there is an early snowfall, this retreat is right on the Buffalo County Snowmobile trail.

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If we head back to a more central location, Tomah, you will get a chance to see some of the state’s best deer hunting. This area has predicted 28,600 deer for this upcoming year. It’s absolutely beautiful and is a great low stress environment with plenty of marshy grounds. These Tomah cabins put you in Deer and Bear country.

If both deer and bear sound good, stay a few days in the Tomah area. The Bald Eagle Lodge in Warrens, WI can sleep over 20 people so bring the family and friends along! This is absolutely perfect! There are two kitchens, two private decks and a patio. This rental is perfect for a family get together where the fun can be shared AND separate at the same time. While the men hunt in the nearby Black River State Forest, the rest of the family can enjoy the Lodge amenities, head to town, or even do some horseback riding.

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Hunters enjoy all that Wisconsin has to offer because it is truly paradise. To learn and get engaged with more Wisconsin  hunting or even to see what Wisconsin Outdoor Fun is all about, head over to WisconsinOutdoorFun.com! Grab your friends or family and make your hunting trip memorable. Stay at a great Wisconsin Vacation Rental! See our entire selection at RentWisconsinCabins.com – you’ll love the Narrow Your Search tool and the interactive Google Map. The best part is — you always connect, plan and book directly with rental owners or managers to get the best rate.

Did you hear? We recently launched 3 other state-specific vacation rental websites for Minnesota cabins, Michigan vacation rentals, and even New York cottages! Check them out.

Fishing Hot Spots in Wisconsin

Wisconsin beats Minnesota as the land of 10,000 lakes and rivals it with it’s great fishing quality. Wisconsin has some of the best fishing spots right next to your favorite Wisconsin cabin rentals. Though there are thousands of great fishing lakes; we have gathered a list of our favorite 3 lakes and what you can expect from them.

“A bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work” – Unknown.

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While the Chippewa Flowage did not make the top 3, we did still want to mention this one because of its documented world record Musky reaching 69 pounds! With Hayward being home to the “can’t miss it” Fresh Fishing museum in the shape of  4 1/2 story Musky, you know what this area is known for. It has become a popular vacation destination for all Midwestern anglers. Compare 45 Hayward Cabins at RentWisconsinCabins.com; Book directly with the owners/manager to get the best rental rate. The owners will likely have some Musky fishing tips too. With perch steadily growing in population, so is Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike. Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike however are predators and make it difficult for Walleye and Muskellunge to reproduce. Local guides advise in keeping your daily limit of the legal sized Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike to help dwindling populations.

green lakeComing in at #3 is Green Lake. These Green Lake Cabins are on, or near the lake. The lake is 2 miles wide and averages 100 feet in depth but maxes out at 237 feet in depth, making this lake the deepest in Wisconsin. With these facts, it creates some of the best quality fishing in Wisconsin. Green Lake also has some of biggest variety of fishing. Some of the fish include Blue Gill, Brown Trout, Lake Trout (minimum length is 17 inches), Northern Walleye, Perch, Small Bass mouth, Large  Bass Mouth and Muskellunge (minimum length is 40 inches).

castle rock lakeAnother favorite fishing spot coming in at #2 is Castle Rock Lake in Adams County, WI. The 4th largest lake in Wisconsin is known for its sandy bottom, maxing out at 36 feet down. This man-made drainage lake is also home to these popular rod-benders – Walleye, White Bass and Crappies, but you can also find Northern Pike and Perch. Check out our Castle Rock Lake Vacation Homes.

Bass fishingComing in at #1 is Geneva Lake, in the city of Lake Geneva, WI. Though these Lake Geneva vacation homes are not on the lake, they are in town, or near town. This lake is moderately clear but that’s not why thousands of people from the Midwest travel to greet these waters. This lake is fed by fresh water springs and is home to absolutely the most prized catch: The Walleye. In fact, it’s not unusual to catch Walleye around the 10 pound mark. We can thank the Cisco here for it’s abundant supply. You can also find Northern Pike around 30 pounds and trout at 15 pounds. You can also find White bass, Rainbow Trout, Perch, Crappie, Bluegill and a heavy Smallmouth Bass population. We hear the best fishing magic happens by Williams Bay and Coleman’s Point around the 10-13 foot range. What’s your favorite fishing spot in Wisconsin?

Just in case you didn’t know:


The weather has more to do with the ability to fish more so than the affects of the moon. The barometric pressure, coverage of clouds, and wind can all lead to a great day of fishing. The moon CAN increase the chances of a great catch but it WILL NOT make it worse.

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