Summer Vacation in Wisconsin Dells

Vacationers know Wisconsin Dells as the “Waterpark Capital of the World,” but it is much more than that. We all love to splash around at the waterparks, but don’t forget about the scenic destinations around the Wisconsin Dells area. So cheers – cheers to exploring the beautiful Wisconsin Dells area. Here are a few recreation ideas in the Wisconsin Dells area that our team has enjoyed. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to view some great Dells vacation rental properties.

Original Wisconsin Dells Ducks

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Drive. Splash. Cruise. How awesome is that? No matter the age, the Duck tours are ideal to view the area. This exciting tour has been around for nearly 70 years. You’ll explore the Wisconsin River, Dells Creek, with a final splash in Lake Delton. We have talked to many vacationers who frequently visit the Dells area who make this a regular visit. Here is more information on the Original Wisconsin Ducks.

Water Recreation on Castle Rock Lake

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Thinking about being in the area during the summer months? Great! There are plenty of options to explore the local lakes. Castle Rock Lake is an extremely popular lake that our vacationers visit. In fact, view our Interactive Wisconsin Map and scroll to the Dells area to view all of the properties on this lake. We aren’t joking; there are plenty of options. Plus, there are plenty of watersport rentals available on Castle Rock Lake: pontoons, waverunners, kayaks, and paddleboats.

Tommy Bartlett Show

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After all of the fun in the sun, kick back and relax. In 1952 the Tommy Bartlett Water Ski & Jumping Boat Thrill Show began with its first show near Chicago. Their second show in Wisconsin Dells was such a hit that the team was asked to stay. Since then, the show has continued to be a hit. This takes water recreation to an entirely new level. So, let’s start the countdown to the end of May.

Vacation Rentals in Wisconsin Dells

SpringBrook

Spring Brook: Americana Cabin on the golf course & walking distance to the lake. The four bedroom home offers enough space to sleep up to 10 vacationers. The ranch style vacation property offers plenty of living space. Downstairs, vacationers enjoy the fantastic family room which includes a wet bar, foosball table, and two bar tables. Come, enjoy the fun!

 

SandCounty

Check out this gorgeous interior at Sand County: Herons Landing. The lakefront vacation home is on Lake Delton. Like one can tell from the above photo, the interior design at this home is unmatched. The living space features a wood burning fireplace and a modern, open-concept kitchen. Bring your family and friends; this home sleeps up to 14 guests.

CottageKeeper

The Cottage Keeper: Lakeside Lodge is on Castle Rock Lake. The outdoor amenities draw in many guests to this spacious vacation cabin. Relax in your screened deck or out on the stone patio – all with great views of the lake. By evening, gather around the campfire pit to enjoy a crackling fire with roasted marshmallows.

Our website lists over 100 vacation rentals in the Wisconsin Dells area. Be sure to check them all out.

Questions? Comments? Let our team know.

The Ultimate Guide to #Hayward, Wisconsin

Four Season Vacation Possibilities

Year after year, vacationers visit this Northwestern Wisconsin destination to enjoy recreational activities, no matter the season. Sawyer County was ranked the #1 trail system in Wisconsin by The Wisconsin ATV Association. Snowmobilers and ATVs enjoy the 600+ miles of groomed trails. During the winter, the 300 miles of off-road mountain biking trails are transformed to pristine cross-country skiing trails. As the snow begins to melt, locals and vacationers start dreaming about the warm weather recreation. Hayward is often referred to as the “Golf Capital of Wisconsin.” According to the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, Hayward offers “an age-old gangster course, a Pete Dye course, historical courses with Scottish influence, traditional, modern and natural courses that compliment the environment and family-run courses with top-notch customer service.” Talk about variety! Don’t forget about biking, hiking, bird watching, and endless fun on the water.

Fairs, Festivals, and Fun

Mark your calendars, folks. There are a variety of annual festivals in Hayward, Wisconsin. Here are a few ideas to inspire your next vacation:

Musky Festival

Join the largest summer festival for their 65th annual celebration. Visitors and locals enjoy the handmade art show, sidewalk sales, live music & street dances, and a variety of food booths. During the weekend there is also a 5K and 10K non-competitive race and a fishing contest. End the weekend with a large parade on Sunday.
June 19, 2014 – June 22, 2014 | Musky Festival information
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Lumberjacks World Championship

Once a lumbering community, Hayward keeps the traditional alive with their international timber sporting competition. Participants compete to be crowned as the “King of the Forest.” Men and women compete in a variety of activities: boom running, sawing, chopping, speed climbing, and logrolling. Come view  this family-friendly event, live!
July 24 – July 26,  2014 | Detailed Lumberjacks World Championship information
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Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival 

Since 1983, thousands of  bicyclists participate in this 40 mile off roading event in Hayward and Chequamegon, Wisconsin. To register for the race, participants must enter a lottery. The event attracts locals and visitors from all over the country. A variety of other fun events are held throughout the weekend to make this a family-friendly event: Klunker Bike Toss, Lumber Jack & Jill Log Pull, Hammer Slammer Hill Climb, and more.
September 12 – September 14, 2014 | More Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival information
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Be sure to check out the Hayward Chamber of Commerce website for a full list of fairs & festivals.   

Vacation Rentals in Hayward, Wisconsin

All of our vacation homes in the area are located on the water. No matter the season, you’ll  enjoy the fun recreational activities nearby. Whether you’re looking for a week escape to paradise or a fun weekend to enjoy a local festival, you are in for a treat. Take a look at our full list of Wisconsin vacation rentals in Hayward to start planning your trip. Here are a few property photos to get you started. Click on the photo to view the detailed property information:

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Mallards’ Landing: Mallards Nest I

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Majestic Escapes: Eagle Point Lodge

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Windsor’s Vacation Rentals: The ‘Log Cabin’ on Perch Lake

What do you look for when picking a vacation destination? Happy travels.

Fun, Wisconsin Vacation Destination: St. Germain

It’s that time of year again. There have been a few warmer days & people are starting to believe that there will indeed be summer. We’ve been starting to see more and more inquiries come through for the summer months, that’s where we come in. We want to help inspire those that are beginning their summer vacation planning. For the next few weeks, we will be sharing some popular Wisconsin destinations with recreational activities and some vacation rental ideas. We are ready to kick off the blog series with a popular northern Wisconsin location: St. Germain.

Popular Recreational Activities in St. Germain:

Hiking and Biking:

St. Germain is ideal for anyone looking to explore the area by foot or bike. The St. Germain Bike and Hike Trail offers 12 miles of family-friendly fun. Both visitors and locals love to visit this scenic stretch – and the gentle terrain provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy a leisurely trip. To access the trail, there is a Bike & Hike Park behind the St. Germain Chamber of Commerce (Highways 70 & 155). If you are looking for a trail a bit off of the beaten path, we recommend the Shannon Lake Trail. During the warm months, it is ideal for hiking and mountain biking. The hiking loops range from 2.3 miles to 7 miles. The lake loop is one of our favorites because it offers fantastic lake sights and is ideal for viewing wildlife. Once winter hits, the Shannon Lake Trail is perfect for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Golfing:

We find that many vacationers express their interest in golfing while on vacation. Well, be sure to pack you clubs when visiting St. Germain because you are in for a treat. There are 16 courses within a 20 minute drive of St. Germain!! What does that mean for you? Options. Flexibility. Fun. Two popular options are The St. Germain Golf Club & 19th Hole Par 3. Whether you are an aspiring professional golfer or a newbie, there is something for you.

Water Recreation

How could we not mention the exciting water recreation offered in the St. Germain area. This area has some of the cleanest water & locals and vacationers definitely take advantage of that. Take a break and relax on the sandy shoreline reading a good book or making a splash in one of the lakes. Other popular activities: kayaking, canoeing, skiing, tubing, pontooning, can you tell that the possibilities are  endless? Many of the rental properties in St. Germain come with these options or have affordable rental prices for kayaks/pontoon boats/etc. Be sure to ask the owners.

Summer Events

The Cropsey Vacation Rentals owners provided some awesome insight regarding summer events in the St. Germain area. Every Monday from Memorial day to Labor Day, the town hosts a large flea and farmer’s market featuring over 400 vendors. The farmer’s market is a new addition for the 2014 season that will be held in conjunction with the flea market. Following this, there is Monday Night Bingo from the first Monday in June to nearly the end of August. The Cropsey owners say that over $1,000 is guaranteed to be given away each week – wow!

Love St. Germain, Where to Stay?:

We love it too. Plus, because it is quite popular, there are a variety of vacation rental options, so you are sure to find something that fits your needs. Some properties are quaint and sleep just 2 while others are quite large and can sleep up to 15. We list over 100 St. Germain vacation rentals so be sure to check those out. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Be sure to click on the photo to view more property information!

Cropsey Management: Red Pine Lodge on Pickerel Lake

Cropsey Management: Red Pine Lodge on Pickerel Lake

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Idle Hours Resort: Courtside Cabin on Little St. Germain Lake

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Serenity Bay Resort: Red Oak on Little St. Germain Lake

Have you been to the area before? Any recommendations for potential visitors? Share with us.

 

Wisconsin Vacation Rentals Near Chicago

Escape the city life of Chicago with an easy drive north to Wisconsin. Looking for a relaxing weekend getaway? Avoid the long waits in the airport lobby and full-day of travels. Here are a few awesome Wisconsin vacation rentals that are under two hours from Chicago.

Properties For Rent in Wisconsin That Are Near Chicago:

Cabin Wisconsin: Sunrise Chalet on Lake Mary
You’ll love the easter views of Lake Mary at this private vacation rental. The Twin Lakes, Wisconsin area offers a variety of recreational activities suitable for all ages. At the home, enjoy the spacious deck overlooking the water, large backyard, and private pier. End your evenings around the campfire roasting s’mores and sharing memories. The property includes three bedrooms and accommodate groups of eight.

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Ivy Cottage on Lower Spring Lake
Escape the city life at this quaint cottage on the lake, in the heart of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. The vacation cottage sleeps 5 and is pet friendly! By the waterfront, you’ll find the large L shaped dock and a pontoon available for rent. During the cooler months, cozy up by the gas log fireplace.

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Kettle Moraine Farmhouse: Country Retreat on the Kettle Moraine State Forest
Here’s the perfect destination for any nature lover out there. The vacation home is just across the street from trails, awesome for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and more. Located in Whitewater, the rental has three bedrooms and can accommodate groups up to ten.

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McIntyre’s Resort: Rustic Cabin 1 on Turtle Lake
Escape the hustle and bustle at this lakeside vacation cabin in Delavan, Wisconsin. This efficiency cabin includes modern amenities to make your stay comfortable, but still highlights the unique vacation experience in Wisconsin. Plus, with your rental comes a row boat to explore Turtle Lake.

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New Property Listed in Central WI: Canyon Park Cabin

Here’s yet another vacation rental that we have JUST added. The Canyon Park Cabin in Dodgeville, Wisconsin offers comfort, relaxation, and fun. Get out and explore the 44 acres of land just outside your front steps. Hiking trails will lead you through the woods to a beautiful pond and stream. Enjoy the property year round – each season brings something new. Relax outside by the fire-pit or enjoy the fireplace inside the cabin. The property can sleep up 8 (4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms). Relax indoors with all the comforts of a modern home: AC, full kitchen, VCR/DVD, linens provided, and a charcoal grill.

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Things to Do in the Dodgeville, WI Area

  • A popular recreational activity in the Dodgeville area is biking along the Military Ridge Trail which is just a few miles from the property. The trail was once a railroad track and has since been converted to a gorgeous bike trail.
  • Located less than 20 miles from the cabin is Cave of the Mounds. It’s the perfect day trip for all ages and is open year round! The beautiful cave was accidentally discovered in August 4, 1939 when workers blasted into it in their search for limestone. Because of all the hype and excitement, the cave was opened about a year later for visitors. In the following 8 weeks after the opening, over 59,000 visitors came to check out the cave. Since this, more and more are coming from all regions to check out this natural beauty.
  • Travelers visit Governor Dodge State Park for biking, biking, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, boating, and much more. Take an afternoon to enjoy the park or return each day – there is so much to see and enjoy all in one area.

      

               Other Popular Wisconsin vacation destinations:

    Eagle River          |          Twin Lakes         |         Wisconsin Dells

Six Places in Sixteen Words

Wisconsin Destinations With a Quick Blurb

Eagle River
Relax in the Northwoods – biking, hiking, hunting, ATVing, skiing, boating, fishing, snowmobiling, canoeing, etc.

Door County
A quaint and quite area that still offers a lot of adventure.

Wisconsin Dells
Water parks, duck tours, and entertainment. Plan a full vacation with lots to do.

Twin Lakes
In Southern, WI along 20 lakes and the Fox River – all season recreation available for vacationers.

Wausau
Hit the ski slopes, plan a golf outing, enjoy shopping, and great dining in central Wisconsin.

Hayward
Lumberjack World Champions and cross-country ski race. Also enjoy horseback riding, biking, & boating.

Find all of these destinations and more at RentWisconsinCabins.com!

Hayward, Wisconsin and All of the Vacation Possibilities

Hayward, Wisconsin is full of exciting events throughout the entire year. Visit in July to view the LumberJack World Champions or in February to view the American Birkebeiner Cross Country Ski Race. But all the fun does not just revolve around the many exciting events that take place. Because of the beauty in the Northwoods, Hayward offers many recreational activities throughout the entire year to attract vacationers. Whether you’re looking for a winter escape, a destination for a large family gathering, or a simple weekend-getaway – Hayward WI has a vacation rental for you.

Recreational Activities in Hayward

  • Explore the Northwoods in a peaceful and new way. Spider Lake Ranch Riding Stable caters to beginner riders and more experienced. The guided tours offer a unique experience in Wisconsin.

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  • Another option in the Hayward area is renting a bike to explore the scenic trails. New Moon Ski & Bike offers bike rentals for both children and adults.
  • Spend a day out on the water canoeing or kayaking. These scenic trips are fun for all ages. Pack a light lunch and take out all your family and friends. Jack’s Canoe and Tube Rental offers canoe, kayak, and tube rentals. The tubing trips are the ultimate definition of the lazy river. All of the trips offered at Jack’s come with complementary shuttle services.

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  • Many people enjoy visiting northern Wisconsin in the winter. Enjoy the stillness and white covered trees. Take out a snowmobile on one of the many trails in the Hayward area. View the Sawyer County Trail Map to assist your next adventure.

Find the perfect vacation property in Hayward, WI. We list a variety of vacation cabins, cottages, and homes in Hayward – check them out and find one that fits your vacation needs!