Where to find solace among friends and family

Booking a vacation rental for a large crowd can help with congestion over a week and allow more space and convenience for those that come from a far.

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We often don’t think of vacation rentals for more than just a family vacation but vacation rentals are nice for other reasons too. Have you thought about a vacation rental for these occasions?

  • Small lakeside wedding
  • Vowel renewal
  • Family reunion
  • Corporate retreat
  • Leadership conference
  • Girl’s week (the guys get one every fall, don’t they?)
  • Meditation retreat
  • Babymoon

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When renting a vacation rental, it is always best to weigh your options. Do you want the whole group at once or coming in spurts? Is there ample parking? Are there enough things to do for the whole group? Can the kitchen accommodate the needs of the group?

The Conger Collection offer many larger vacation rentals that provide ample room, tranquil settings, unique amenities and more.  The newest addition to their vacation rental homes is the Mishpocheh. This secluded home sits on 3 wooded acres on a semi-private bay, with 250 feet of sandy shoreline. The loft is a perfect place for kids to sleep and all three floors overlook Yellow Birch Lake and forest (superb when the leaves turn ravishing red and blaze orange in the fall).

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Mishpocheh, pronounced “mish-POKH-ah,” literally translates to “family” but often means “extended family, close friends, and then some,” which is just what this spacious family retreat will offer you and your guests.

Mishpocheh has a covered boat dock, full kitchen, AC, Wi-Fi, private beach, lakeside fire pit, and more on site amenities. This home is also walking distance from the Eagle River Championship golf course, minutes away from downtown shopping and fine dining. One hint we might provide…When totalling up the total cost of rental, divide this up between groups that are coming for a more final estimate. It is cheaper than you think! To view more photos, videos, rates or to inquire on specifics, please click this link.

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We have a serious obsession with #CabinTime in many other states as well. If your looking outside of Wisconsin, check out our other states as well:

www.RentWisconsinCabins.com         www.RentMinnesotaCabins.com

www.RentMichiganCabins.com            www.RentNewYorkCabins.com   and our absolute newest….

www.RentMontanaCabins.com

Last Minute Ideas to Make the Most of Summer

Summer brings about adventure, fond memories and a hectic schedule. As the countdown to the end of summer draws near, make the most of it with our list of last minute summer activities. These activities require no reservation and very little preplanning so they work into everyone’s schedule. The only thing left to book is a vacation rental on RentWisconsinCabins.com and let the fun begin!

Visit Door County for adventure and acting

Nestled in Egg Harbor is a family friendly park full of fun! The Egg Harbor Fun Park boasts a 3,000 square foot indoor arcade, snack bar, 18-hole mini golf course, go karts, zip line, batting cages and more! The park is open through October 1st from 10:00 am- 10:00 pm. 
Vacation Rentals in Egg Harbor, WI

If you’re looking for the perfect activity to cap off your day in Door County head to The Penisula Players. This theatre offers a unique experience by seating guests in a garden. The sides of the theater rise and fall depending on what Mother Nature has in store and patrons can visit the theatre’s beer garden to see the sun set before taking in a show. Best of all tickets can be purchased right before showtime.
Vacation rentals in Fish Creek, WI

Theatre, Wisconsin, Door County, The Penisula Players

Visit Wisconsin Dells for speed and late night fun

After you’ve dried off from your time on the water enjoy a relaxing movie at Big Sky Drive-in. Big Sky offers one of the last drive-in theaters in Wisconsin and has two outdoor movie screens. A fully stocked concession stand is also on hand. Pets are welcome at this outdoor wonderland. The drive-in is open through fall.

Wisconsin Dells Jet Boat Adventures offer wet and wild fun for the whole family. Jet boats throw guests into 50 minutes of spinouts that will leave you soaked and a 1,200 horsepower engine that will please even the most adventurous thrill seekers. Purchase tickets at the same location as the tours or visit one of their booths located in the Downtown Dells area.
Vacation rentals in Wisconsin Dells, WI

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Visit Middleton to take a “dip” on the wild side

Among Middleton’s charming views lays a tasty treasure, the National Mustard Museum. The Mustard Museum offers visitors a look at more than 5,500 mustards from all 50 states and more than 70 countries. The Museum also features a tasting bar and is listed on the National Registry of Hysterical Place guaranteeing a few giggles with your mustard. Admission to the museum is free but donations are kindly accepted.
Vacation rentals near Middleton, WI

National Mustard Museum, Middleton, Wisconsin

Guest post provided by Danielle Papineau, 2013.

Recently Added: Twin Waters Resort

We would like to introduce our newest resort on RentWisconsinCabins.com! Twin Waters Resort includes 9 water-front vacation homes. In addition to these vacation homes, there are cabins available through Twin Waters Resort or Big Arb Resort. Below are snapshots of the nine vacation homes, visit the St. Germain vacation rentals page to find more information!

For more photos and information, visit the St. Germain vacation rentals page.

           Other Popular Wisconsin vacation destinations:

    Eagle River          |          Twin Lakes         |         Wisconsin Dells

Coming Soon: New Site Design

Cheers to you! Since RentWisconsinCabins.com was launched, we have had 1.3 million+ website visits! We NOW have the largest selection of Wisconsin vacation rentals on the internet – and we are continuing to grow! Coming this November, we are launching our new website design.

Features to the new RentWisconsinCabins.com Design:

  • Enhanced search tool – Continue to Narrow Your Search by your criteria: WI destination, travel dates, amount in party, price range, and more.
  • Google interactive map
  • A detail page for each rental – detailed property descriptions for each property
  • An awesome new design

Here is a sneak peek of what is coming. Stay tuned for more news and updates about the launch in November!

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We hope that you are just as excited as we are!

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

Campfire Cooking: Gathering Around the Fire for Dinner

It’s a Wisconsin tradition to head down to the crackling campfire at dusk. The roasting fire keeps everyone warm during cool evenings. Campfire songs and stories are shared, and who could forget the s’mores? It is a classic Wisconsin experience! Although many forget that a s’more an occasional hot dog aren’t the only open-flame-friendly food.

Tasty & simple campfire meals

Shish Kabobs

  1. Chop chicken or beef and vegetables: onions, peppers, mushrooms, and cherry tomatoes (even pineapple)
  2. Slid the pieces onto a wooden or metal skewer
  3. Add salt, pepper, or a marinade
  4. Cook over open fire until the vegetables are soften and the meat is cooked through (about 15-20 min.)

Campfire potatoes

  1. Cut potatoes into slices
  2. Feel free to add chopped onion, bacon bits, garlic, butter, or other seasonings
  3. Wrap the food well in aluminum foil
  4. Place the wrapped potatoes in the fire on the coals
  5. The time will depend on the strength of the fire and potatoes size (expect around 30-45 min.)

Pudgy Pies – invest in a pudgy pie iron, many can be found for $15-$25

  1. Butter 2 slices of bread and place one on the iron, butter side down
  2. The add your ingredients –  this is were the creativity comes into play! Some enjoy a simple ham and cheese pie, others make a pizza pie (pizza sauce, cheese, pepperoni), or even a breakfast pie (egg, cheese, and ham)
  3. Take the other buttered slice of bread and place the buttered side up so it touches the iron
  4. Cook the pie much like a marshmallow – remembering to rotate the iron (can take just 1 min. to cook, but depends on fire)

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Here’s my challenge to you: next time you’re around gathered around the campfire, try something new. Just remember to not forget about the  s’more — it’s a classic for a reason.

Summer of Fresh, Locally Grown Fruit in Wisconsin

Snack guilt-free this summer with fresh blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and much more. Make sure you visit a local grower this summer.  One can expect strawberries to be ripe between June and mid July, raspberries from early July to August, and blueberries from late July to early September. Call ahead because peak seasons vary from year to year.

Berry Growers near Vacation Destinations

Lebo’s Bloomin Berries  |  River Falls
Products: Strawberries
715-684-4666
Vacation properties in River Falls

Camp Four Farm  |  Rhinelander
Products: Blueberries
715-272-1781
Rhinelander WI vacation lodging

Jefferson’s Berry Patch  |  Petenwell & Castle Rock lake
Products: Raspberries
608-339-3980
Petenwell Lake vacation properties
Castle Rock Lake vacation properties

Blue Vista Farm  |  Bayfield
Products: Raspberries, Blueberries, Apples, Jam
715-779-5400
Vacation listing in Bayfield

Golden Eagle Farm  |  Lac Du Flambeau
Products: Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries
715-588-9765
Resort and Ranch in Lac Du Flambeau

When and How to Pick

The best time to pick berries is either in the morning or evening when the sun is setting. This is so the sun does not soften the berries so they are easier to pick. When picking the berries, use both hands. One hand will be used to hold the branch while the other takes the berry. Pick only fully ripe berries and keep the stems on the fruit.

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