Thinking About a #Northern #Wisconsin Getaway This Summer?

When you think UP NORTH, think Wisconsin. Wisconsin may be known for the beer and cheese but that isn’t all it’s famous for. The people are welcoming, the fish are biting, the sweet-smelling pines are whistling, and the wildlife peeking out from their burrows. Northern Wisconsin offers anything a person can ask for.

For the outdoor adventurer, there is nothing short of things to do in Wisconsin. The Cable area has been nationally ranked by CNN and the American Hiking Society as owning some of the best hiking trails in the nation. This could be because of the uninterrupted landscape of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. In some areas you can even see Lake Superior. These trails are also traveled by mountain bikers.


If the sound of waves and running water can instantly calm you, you’re in for a treat. Wisconsin boasts over 14,000 lakes and northern Wisconsin has some of the best beaches. Visit Lake Superior and you will never need to leave the state again for a vacation. You can go boating, fishing, surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing, swimming, frolicking or really just about anything you want to do in the water, you can do it here.


Avoid the high travel costs of overpopulated beaches and get the trip of a lifetime cheaper. Rent a house for the whole family! Wisconsin has wonderful cabins, cottages, lodges and vacation rentals perfect for all your needs. Check it out at

Northern Wisconsin offers unique shopping experiences, wine tours, boardwalks, island cruising, and plenty of great hearty food. After all, this is America’s Dairyland.

For fishing enthusiasts, Northern Wisconsin is your Musky, Bass, and Walleye wonderland. Be sure to check to ask the owner of the Wisconsin vacation rental about local fishing guide services – be sure to know where to go!

Eagle River cabins (city is named appropriately due to the popular sightings of eagles), offers a great family vacation spot for summer months in the upper Midwest. Here they named it the “snowmobiling capital of the world” for its annual snowmobiling derby. This is widely popular here because of the well groomed miles of trails. A 4-season paradise.

For the fitness guru, Hayward is home of the famous Birkie. The Birkebeiner is a 88 kilometer trail system that attracts skiers, bikers and runners worldwide. Compare 45 Hayward cabins, and book directly with the owners to make sure you get the best rental rate!

Hunting wildlife is a great game as well and there is plenty to hunt. In the Minocqua area, there are 55 up north cabin rentals and hundreds of acres of public hunting forest available for hunting. Here you can find deer, snowshoe hare, woodcock, turkey, grouse, and even mink, otter, and muskrat.

Winter in Wisconsin will never be unmatched. Ice fishing, snowmobiling, and skiing are all wonderful activities to do. You don’t know winter until you’ve been there. Ice shanties scattered among the lakes, families enjoying their catch at the dinner table and follow up with roasting marshmallows around a fire.

For breathtaking views, check out the waterfalls, bluffs, and endless lake views joined with a mesmerizing sunset to complete a wonderful day in Wisconsin. So relax – Enjoy your search at – You’re on Cabin Time now!


Recently Added Vacation Property: Country Retreat home

Nestled in the heart of the southern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, the Country Retreat home is perfectly located for the weekend break, a leisurely mid-week holiday or a month-long retreat.  The location is ideal for nature lovers – the trails are across the road. During the summer months, one can enjoy horseback riding, nearby water recreation, bird watching, and of course the trails. Winter activities include cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, sledding, ice fishing, ice skating, and more. Take a short 15 minute drive to Lake Geneva and shop, spa, dine, and more. There’s something for everyone at the Country Retreat!

​Contact the Country Retreat Home owners to book your next vacation! You book directly with the rental owner — there’s no middleman — so you save!

              Other Popular Wisconsin vacation destinations:

    Eagle River          |          Twin Lakes         |         Wisconsin Dells


Birch Haven Vacation Home in Door County

We’ve just added (yet another!) vacation property. The Birch Haven vacation home in Ellison Bay, WI is part of the fun area of Door County. This cozy, 3 bedroom home includes all modern amenities such as a washer/dryer, satellite TV,  air conditioning, and a full kitchen. Spend your days exploring, enjoying water recreation, dining at local restaurants, and much more. Unwind in the spacious backyard and enjoy a fire-pit.

cozy home in door county

modern kitchen in vacation home

Interested in viewing another property in the Door County area? Read one of our latest blogs which highlights another recently added property and fun things to do in Door County.

Other Popular WI vacation destinations:

    Eagle River          |          Twin Lakes         |         Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Farmers’ Market Season Is Here

Travel Wisconsin & Get Fresh Produce Along the Way

What do WI vacation properties and farmers’ markets have in common? Quite a bit actually. Vacation properties offer many modern amenities such as a fully equipped kitchen. So feel free to visit one of the many local WI farmers’ market and buy a few items. Snack on some fresh fruit, throw vegetables on the grill, and buy a specialty item for the entrée. Don’t be limited in a one room hotel room. Cabins, cottages, lodges, and homes in Wisconsin are a great way to spend a week or weekend enjoying the outdoors.

Fresh Produce at the Farmers Market

Take some time – choose a location and farmers’ market then use to find a vacation property. Simple.

Some WI Farmer’s Markets

Wisconsin Dells Farmers’ Market
Sundays 9am-1pm
Late May to late October
Thunder Valley Inn  |  WI Dells properties

Eagle River Farmer’s Market
Wednesdays 8:30-1pm
Early June to early October
Hwy 45 North of the Bridge  |  Eagle River Properties

Phillips Farmers Market
Saturdays 9am-Noon & Tuesdays 3-5:30pm
Mid July to October
Off Hwy 13, across the street from Copps  |  Phillips properties

Ferryville Market in the Park
Saturdays 9am-5pm
Early May to late October
Sugar Creek Park  |  Properties in Ferryville

Sparta Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays 3pm-6pm
Saturdays 8:30am-3:30pm
Early May to late October
Butterfest Grounds |  Sparta vacation properties

Northern Lakes Farmers’ Market
Mondays 12pm-4pm
Early June to early October
Feed Mill next to Kwik Trip  |  Hayward properties

Fish Creek Settlement Shops Farm Market
Wednesdays 10am-2pm
Early June to late October
Settlement Shops Courtyard  |  Listing in Fish Creek

Mineral Point Market
Saturdays 8:30am-11am
Early May to mid October
Watertower Park |  Property in Mineral Point


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Wisconsin Vacation Home Ready to Accommodate the Masses

Carlson’s Vacation Home in Central WI

Invite the entire family or plan an exciting adventure with a group of friends to enjoy this vacation home that sleeps up to 18. The newly-refinished home features a huge kitchen, wireless broadband, a wood fireplace, and washer and dryer unit. Relax on either two of the decks which overlook 80 acres of private land.

This spacious vacation home in New Lisbon is near the area’s great attractions. There are many opportunities to enjoy WI and the area both at the property and at surrounding locations. Take time to hike some of the private trails on the property or relax by the fire. Spend a day enjoying wildlife at WI state park, visiting Wisconsin Dells, or at Castle Rock Lake or Petenwell Lake. There are many activities for all ages in the area such as swimming, fishing, golfing, water skiing, hiking, and eating at a variety of restaurants.


Vacation home kitchen


                             Other popular WI vacation locations:

          Eagle River          |          Twin Lakes         |         Wisconsin Dells


Wisconsin Dells Vacation Itinerary Ideas

Wisconsin Dells is known to be “The Waterpark Capital of the World,” but that is not all that the area has to offer. Come rent your home-away-from-home in this exciting area. Here are a few things we love to do when vacationing in Wisconsin Dells.

** UPDATE: Read our latest Wisconsin Dells summer vacation blog.**

  • What’s a Dells vacation without visiting the Original Wisconsin Ducks! When can you say that your drove on paved roads, took a bumpy off-road drive, then splashed into a lake — all in the same vehicle! You have to experience this one-of-a-kind tour of the Dells area. Enjoy the canopy of trees and wildlife, the sandstone bluffs, and Lake Delton.
  • For those vacationers looking for an exciting adventure, we recommend Vertical Illusions zip line tour.  Zip through the Chimney Rock Park and see WI Dells from a new perspective.  The zip line tour travels for almost 1 mile and pushes 50 mph! As you sore from one point to another, a tour guide will point out some interesting aspects of Chimney Rock Park such as history and the wildlife.
  • The white house….upside down – see the white house basement were  top secret information is stored. Top Secret in the dells provides a fun experience for all ages and is available for large groups.
  • Time travel back to the 1960’s when everyone went to the Drive in theater for their weekend entertainment. Big Sky Drive in Theater is one of the last drive-in theaters in WI. Stock up on some snacks at the concession stand, settle in, and relax while watching a double feature!
  • Experience the Tommy Bartlett Show which involves extreme water skiing, masterful boat maneuvers, and stunt artists. This live show is great for families and individuals who are looking to see something different and exciting.

Inspired? We have over 100 vacation properties in Wisconsin Dells to accommodate for your vacation. Some of the properties are on the water, others are near the Dells attractions, and some are nestled in the WI wildlife. Happy travels.

Not Just One BUT 24 New Vacation Home Listings

We have just added 24 vacation home properties to the Wisconsin Dells listing on our MAP! That means 24 more chances to experience Wisconsin’s natural beauty, tasty food, and unique activities. Wisconsin Dells is “The Waterpark Capital of the World!®” Take a day trip to one of the many waterparks and then head back to your vacation home to relax.

Each one of the vacation properties has their own amenities. Some are on the large recreational lake, Lake Delton. Others are surrounded by a  wooded hillside, have an indoor pool, or can accommodate large groups. What ever type of vacationer you are, our Wisconsin Dell properties can fit your needs.