1 . Delavan Lake Resort

Delavan, Wisconsin

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 599 - 3133

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Experience all the Lake Geneva area has to offer at Delavan Lake Resort! Situated on the shimmering shores of Delavan Lake, your family will find a wave of aquatic adventures. Get your motor running with world-class boating, dive in for a refreshing swim, or choose from a wealth of water sports. Build a sand castle on the sun-kissed beach shores or catch a tan on one of the lakeside sun decks. Explore the vibrant Lake Geneva area and discover gorgeous golf courses, sensational shopping, and delicious dining! The family fun continues onsite, where you can make a splash both the indoor and outdoor pool. Surf the web with free Wi-Fi access, have a ball in the game room, or stay in shape in the fitness center. Relax with in a Whirlpool soak and soak in the views from your private patio or balcony. Fifty-eight spacious suites provide enough room for families of all sizes. Your family fun center awaits at Delavan Lake Resort!

Address

1505 South Shore Drive, Delavan, Wisconsin 53115

Season

The fun heats up when the snow falls! Snowmobile through the snow-dusted trails or explore the area on foot when cross country skiing. A faster form of family fun is available with downhill skiing adventures!

Related Onsite Offerings

Adults can indulge in a collection of relaxing treatments at Cloud Nine Spa. Choose from a Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, hot rock massage, skin treatments, and much more!

2 . The Osthoff Resort

Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 452 - 9424

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The Osthoff Resort offers four seasons of family fun! This AAA Four Diamond Resort is tucked away on the shores of Elkhart Lake but also just a stone's throw from a host of attractions. Construct sandcastles on the beach, make a splash in the lake with a bevy of water sports, or stay dry with a family picnic. Barbeque grills, a bonfire area, and a playground provide plenty of onsite fun. Your spacious suite offers relaxation with cozy fireplaces, private balconies, and wireless internet! Additional adventure awaits just outside your door! Explore the vast wilderness on a nature hike through the trails or a canoe trip around the lake. If you'd prefer some urban activities, sensational shopping, family friendly dining, and exciting attractions await in town. When the snow falls, coast on over to The Osthoff Resort is Sunburst Ski Area for alpine adventures. There's truly something for everyone at The Osthoff Resort!

Address

101 Osthoff Avenue, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020

Related activities

The Osthoff Resort is Sunburst Ski Area offers 12 runs and three terrain parks for every level of skier and boarder!

Related Onsite Offerings

The Aspira Spa features private spa suites designed to complement nature, taking in the tranquility, beauty, and energy of the lake.

3 . Heartwood Conference Center and Retreat

Trego, Wisconsin

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 577 - 4848

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Heartwood Conference Center and Retreat, comprised of 700 acres of lush woodlands, offers outdoor adventures for every family member! Located on two private lakes and near the Namekagon River, there are so many opportunities for water-fueled fun. Cast out your line for some fishing fun, canoe the scenic shores, and enjoy a wealth of water sports. Stay on land and trek through the nature trails or head into town for family dining and shopping! Once you've had your fill of recreation, enjoy some relaxation back at Heartwood! Lake houses or cottages provide rustic yet refined retreats with outstanding amenities like meeting rooms, an onsite restaurant, and breathtaking lake views. Catch some sun lakeside and then watch the sun dip below the horizon before star-gazing with the family. Heartwood offers a family vacation with plenty of heart!

Address

N10884 Hoinville Road, Trego, WI 54888

Highlights

Sample delicious eats at The Pine Lodge Restaurant at Heartwood, which is located on beautiful Lake Julia, one of two private lakes on the 700-acre resort property.

Related Onsite Offerings

A breathtaking Northwoods setting and, elegant facilities, and a devoted staff combine to make your dream wedding come true!

4 . Baker's Sunset Bay Resort

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 920 - 0856

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There is no place in Wisconsin that will score you more “cool points” with the family than the Dells. The waterpark capital of the world is filled with hundred of family activities, restaurants, and lodgings. Baker’s Sunset Bay Resort is among the best.

Your family will immediately be entranced by the gorgeous lakeside property. Hotel rooms, family-sized suites, and romantic jacuzzi suites are all available, but your family doesn’t care about that; they care about the Dells! Baker’s Sunset Bay Resort is on the “quiet side” of the Dells, away from all the traffic and noise, but close enough so that a daily drive in is easy as pie. Sunset Bay is not as frantic or overwhelming as some of the larger mega resorts but retains the incredible sense of the fun!

Address

921 Canyon Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Highlights

Ishnala Supper Club sells more than four tons of prime rib between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Fun facts

Wisconsin Dells is the mecca for waterpark/water playground properties, the highest concentration of these facilities in the world.

5 . Wild Eagle Lodge

Eagle River, Wisconsin

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 452 - 9604

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Get out and enjoy all that mother nature (and the friendly staff) has to offer at the Wild Eagle Lodge. With the majesty of Eagle River at its command, a veritable Eden awaits!

With 28 lakes littered throughout the surrounding area, your family will be hard pressed to complain about boredom. There a nigh-endless parade of water activities for you to participate in. Go kayaking or canoeing and explore, grab a fishing rod and try your hand at landing a smallmouth bass, or strap yourself into a tube and dare the driver to dislodge you as you whip around the picturesque waters. Then retire to your luxury cabin, filled with northwoods décor, a fully equipped kitchen, stone fireplace, and patio or balcony with a panoramic lake view.

Address

4443 Chain O Lakes Rd, Eagle River, WI 54521

Related activities

The lodge is only 1.6 miles from Eagle Lake Park and 3 miles from the Eagle River Depot Museum.

Fun facts

The state's name is from the Chippewa Indian word "Ouisconsin" believed to mean "river that meanders through something red."

6 . White Birch Village Resort

Boulder Junction, Wisconsin

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 570 - 8425

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White Birch Village Resort is your resort for family fishing fun! Located in Boulder Junction, "The Musky Capital of the World," you'll likely enjoy battling one of these behemoth fish on White Birch Lake. This 60-acre resort also offers other outdoor adventures like hiking, biking, and boating. When the winter wonderland arrives, strap yourself into a pair of snowshoes and explore the snowy landscape on a family expedition. After exploring the terrain, explore the rustic charm of your vacation home. Cozy fireplaces, complimentary barbeque grills, and scenic views allow you to soak in the simple life while a bevy of amenities keep you entertained. Catch a tan on the beach, have a family meal at the picnic table, or shoot some hoops on the basketball hoop. The outdoor adventures never end at White Birch Village Resort!

Address

8764 County Road K, Star Lake, WI 54561

Extra Stops

The Wildwood Wildlife Park & Nature Center features hundreds of animals that you can get up close and personal with!

Related activities

Though the lake is known for its musky, you can also reel in largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and plenty of panfish!

7 . Sand County Service Company

Lake Delton, Wisconsin

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 694 - 0966

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Take the stress out of planning your family vacation when you book your next geteaway with Sand County Service Company. This Wisconsin destination puts you in the heart of the Dells area and offers a wide selection of affordable accommodations that won't break the bank. Choose from comfortable condominiums to spacious, seven-bedroom vacation homes and find the place that's just right for you! Equipped with modern amenities such as full kitchens, outdoor fire pits, internet access, satellite television and more, you're sure to feel right at home. Many units also feature access to outdoor pools, tennis courts, and hot tubs for extra luxury! Of course, you can't spend all your time indoors. Reconnect with your family as you enjoy all that the Wisconsin Dells has to offer! Known for all its incredible waterparks, you're sure to find a place to splash around with the kids. Or, you can head over to beautiful Lake Delton which is a hub for swimming, boating and other water activities. Beautiful Mirror Lake State Park offers over 2,000 acres of adventures; ride the quiet waves of Mirror Lake on a canoe or stick to the winding trails on a refreshing hiking trip. No matter how you choose to spend your time, Sand County Service Company makes it easy to enjoy a memorable family vacation!

Address

116 W. Munroe Ave. Lake Delton, WI 53940

Highlights

Don't leave you favorite pet behind at home! Sand County offers a range of pet-friendly accommodations to ensure no member of the family misses out on all the fun!

Related activities

Need a break from all that water fun? The Wisconsin Dells area is bursting with activities including golf and shopping. Plus, there are over 60 restaurants for you to explore!

8 . Birchcliff Resort

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 452 - 9420

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Surrounded by beautiful Northwoods wilderness, Birchcliff Resort is teeming with family fun! Located in the activity center of Wisconsin Dells, this resort is just three miles from America's largest waterpark Noah's Ark. For some additional outdoor adventures, hike through the tree-lined nature trails, rent a bicycle and pedal through the lush landscape, or find a nearby lake and enjoy a wealth of water sports. If you're more of a city seeker, downtown Dells is less than two miles away! Relax and have fun at Birchcliff's property, which features a host of amenities. Splash around in the heated outdoor pool, roast marshmallows over the campfire, or soak in the Jacuzzi tub. The knotty pine cabin interiors exude a rustic charm while also providing all the creature comforts with a private deck, a barbeque grill, and a family picnic area!

Address

4149 River Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Extra Stops

Noah's Ark offers splash-tacular fun for all ages! Zip down the water slides, splash around in the pools, or float down the lazy river!

Related Onsite Offerings

Onsite abounds with activities. A basketball court, horseshoes area, and tennis court will keep you entertained!

9 . Holiday Acres Resort

Rhinelander, Wisconsin

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 328 - 9820

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Located on the densely wooded and lush shores of Lake George, Holiday Acres Resort is one of the leading family resorts in northern Wisconsin lake country. Just east of the town Rhinelander, Wisconsin, Holiday Acres offers your family activities and events no matter of which time of year you decide to visit. The resort has many options when you're ready to choose a room. The rooms begin at single bedroom up to four bedroom as well as cottages and lodges. All the rooms are fully furnished and include ranging amenities such as TV, internet, a/c, sauna, various appliances and unforgettable views of nature. On site the perks continue, the resort has a playground, pool, docks, volleyball, shuffleboard and basketball court. The area has much to offer such as hiking, water sports, geocaching, cookouts, fishing and shopping. Holiday Acres caters to families and has enough activity on and close to the resort to entertain the entire family.

Address

Holiday Acres Resort 4060 South Shore Drive Rhinelander, Wisconsin, 54501

Highlights

Holiday Acres Resort feature an on site gift shop filled with unique items called, Turn of the Century.

Fun facts

Check with the staff to find out about the mystery of the Hodag.

10 . Stout's Island Lodge

Birchwood, Wisconsin

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 738 - 8918

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Overlooking the pristine waters of Red Cedar Lake, Stout's Island Lodge offers outdoor entertainment for everybody! Embark on a fishing expedition, canoe or kayak the scenic lake, or hop in for a swim. If you'd rather stay on solid ground, swing away on the clay tennis court, hike the nature trails, or go bird watching. Tee it up at Tagalong Golf, just a stone's throw away. Wrap up the evening with a sticky s'more around the roaring bonfire! When you're ready to exchange exploration for a bit of relaxation, head back to the spacious lodge and drift away. Pop in a DVD and watch a movie with the family, admire pristine wilderness views from your private deck, or curl up beside the fireplace. For large family affairs, reserve a two-story lodge, furnished with period pieces. Your family fun destination is Stout's Island Lodge!

Address

2799 27th Street, Birchwood, WI 54817

Fun facts

Stout’s Island Lodge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

Related Onsite Offerings

Groups up to 60 people can be accommodated in a variety of unique rooms located in the original Lodge and the recently renovated and expanded Shore Lodge.

11 . Northland Lodge

Hayward, Wisconsin

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 635 - 6875

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Located in Hayward, the Northland Lodge if a family-owned-and-operated establishment that provides guests with rustic and charming cabins right on the Quiet Lakes. The location is on 175 private acres in Chequamegon National Forest.This beautiful and secluded natural setting will provide the perfect background for family fun!

The cedar log cabins come in two, three, and four bedroom options so you can pick the one which best suites your family's needs. All cabins come with a fully-equipped kitchen, so meals together every night are a must! For more family fun, check out the main lodge where you can watch or compete in the talent show, take part in complimentary yoga or check out the minnow race on the beach front! Enjoy the water by taking a swim with the family or go for a nature stroll! Whatever you choose to do at Northland Lodge, experience it with the ones you love the mos

Address

9181 West Brandt Road Hayward, Wisconsin 54843

Related activities

For a fun an unique experience, have an island picnic! Knott Island in Teal Lake is set up guests to enjoy a picnic there.

Getting there

Northland Lodge is located about 19 miles NE of Hayward. Take Hwy 77, East from Hayward for 15 miles to Dow's corner. Turn left at our sign drive for about one mile on upper A. Turn right at our sign on Brandt's Road and drive 3 miles straight ahead to the Northland Lodge entrance sign at the dead end of Brandt's Road, blacktop road all the way.

12 . The Beacons of Minocqua

Minocqua, Wisconsin

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 339 - 1835

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Escape the hustle and bustle of the city life and experience northern Wisconsin at The Beacons of Minocqua. Here you and your family can spend quality time together while exploring nature.

Any time of year, you and your family can enjoy the many activities that The Beacons of Minocqua has to offer. Here you can hike the trails, take out a boat for fishing, play a game of volleyball onsite, or enjoy a lakeside bonfire in the fire pit at dusk. In the winter, you can enjoy sledding, snowmobiling, and a skating rink. The accommodations at The Beacons ensure that you have a relaxing getaway with plenty of options available. Choose from condominiums, log cabins, or cottages featuring amenities like full kitchens/kitchenettes, fireplaces, spacious living areas, and more. An onsite sauna, pool and hot tub help you relax after a full day of activities. You can also enjoy an activities center, movie rentals and board games with your loved ones. In the midst of the natural beauty you and your family will make memories that you'll cherish for years to come!

Address

8250 Northern Road Minocqua, WI 54548

Highlights

Boat rentals allow you and the family to explore the waters at any speed, including fishing boats, canoes and pontoons.

Getting there

From the North Take U.S. Hwy. 51 South to Minocqua. Cross Minocqua Bridge and travel 1/2 mile. Turn right onto Northern Road (Island City Lanes bowling alley is on the corner). Travel 1 and 1/4 miles. The Beacons of Minocqua is on the right. From the South Take U.S. Hwy. 51 North to Minocqua. Turn left onto Northern Road (Island City Lanes bowling alley is on the corner). Travel 1 and 1/4 miles. The Beacons of Minocqua is on the right

13 . The Conger Collection

Eagle River, Wisconsin

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 932 - 0531

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Head to Wisconsin to enjoy relaxing vacations at exquisite locations. With our No. 13 pick, The Conger Collection, you'll have a bounty of accommodations to choose from featuring unique styles, exceptions comforts and everything you're looking for in a Midwest family getaway!

The vacation rentals featured through The Conger Collection will help you redefine luxury family travel. Each unit features a range of amenities including full kitchens, spacious great rooms with high-rising ceilings, flat-screen televisions, and more to keep you entertained and comfortable throughout your stay. The privacy offered by these accommodations is unlike anything you've experienced before. Plus, you'll have easy access to the Eagle River Chain of Lakes, the world's largest chain of inland lakes. Spend your days exploring great bodies of water like Eagle Lake, Cranberry Lake, and Catfish Lake. Make sure to bring your fishing pole along for your chance to land a smallmouth or largemouth bass, or a variety of panfish. They'll make the perfect evening meal after a long day on the water. Some of the units have outdoor playground equipment on location, so the kids are sure to enjoy their time in Wisconsin. You can also head to downtown Eagle River to enjoy some of the local shoppes and restaurants. Whatever you do, the time to start planning your Wisconsin family vacation is now and the place to do it is The Conger Collection.

Address

1714 Bellewood Drive Waunakee, Wisconsin 53597

Highlights

To help you get on the water a little more easily, The Conger Collection offers Pontoon Boat rentals. Enjoy a lazy day on the water, exploring the Eagle River Chain of Lakes and the Three Lakes Chain.

Fun facts

The nine lakes of the Eagle River chain comprise nearly 3,600 acres of water and when combined with the adjoining Three Lakes Chain, form the largest freshwater chain of lakes in the world. In recent years, the chain has been recognized as one of Wisconsin's most productive musky and walleye fisheries.

14 . The Shallows Resort

Egg Harbor, Wisconsin

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 452 - 9545

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Contrary to its name, the Shallows is a resort where you will experience deep relaxation (and tons of fun!).

Whether your family is looking for someplace they can brag about to their friends or simply somewhere that they can get outside and burn off their energy, The Shallows Resort is the right place. Resting on the edge of Egg Harbor, the Shallows offers fantastic fishing, be it from dock or one of their kayaks/canoes. They also offer a wide variety of accommodations, from hotel rooms to vacation rental homes, so you’re free to choose whatever best suits your family. Looking to get to know one another a little better? Get the smallest room you can find!

Address

7353 Horseshoe Bay Rd, Egg Harbor, WI 54209

Highlights

There are kayak, rowboat, and bike rentals!

Related activities

The resort is a 3-minute drive from Egg Harbor and 9.6 miles from Peninsula State Park.

15 . Spooky Bay Resort

Couderay, Wisconsin

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 694 - 0968

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Located on the beautiful Chippewa Flowage, just minutes from Hayward Wisconsin. Spooky Bay is a truly secluded getaway full of everything a fun-seeking family could want.

Spooky Bay Resort is more than capable of accommodating both small and large groups, so feel free to bring the extended family. Quaint, quiet, and very private, Spooky Bay sits on over 10 acres and boasts over 1200-feet of shoreline, the perfect place for kids to swim, fish, or simply play in the sand. All cabins are fully restored, newly remodeled, and stocked with cooking supplies, including coffee pots and microwaves, as well as bath and bed necessities, linens and towels. Despite the name, there's nothing scary about Spooky Bay Resort!

Address

9850 W Flowage Rd, Couderay, WI 54828

Population

Couderay's population was 89 in 2013.

Related Onsite Offerings

Guests also have free use of kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, paddleboats, and the community firepit.

16 . Woodside Cottages of Bayfield

Bayfield, Wisconsin

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 963 - 6173

WEBSITE

Woodside Cottages offer a quality and unique lodging opportunity for Bayfield visitor both young and old. That means that both parents and kids are going to find something to love!

Each cottage provides a quiet, warm, comfortable and roomy setting as well as spacious grounds where there is lots of room to roam and enjoy the outdoors. The Bayfield area is a treasure chest of fun, and Lake Superior provides an abundance of recreational opportunities. Go for a hike or sit outside with a good book and observe nature in all its Bayfield glory. Meanwhile, your cabin's Jacuzzi, gas fireplace, kitchen, air-conditioning, and porch will make your family never want to leave!

Address

84790 State Hwy 13, Bayfield, WI 54814

Highlights

Make sure you go enjoy the hundreds of miles of state and forest trails on a snowmobile (in winter).

Related activities

Big Top Chautauqua has been called the "Carnegie Hall of Tent Shows" and provides a variety of top national and local musical talent at the base of Mt. Ashwabay overlooking the lake.

17 . Lakewoods Resort

Cable, Wisconsin

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 821 - 3009

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If Lakewoods Resort had a slogan, it would probably be something like this: “Lakewoods Resort, where your family will have so much fun they’ll explode!” Maybe that’s a tad dramatic, but you get the point: Lakewoods is an incredible place to bring your family for a vacation.

Lakewoods’ name doesn’t lie. Based on the shores of Lake Namakagon, the resort is surrounded by 850,000 acres of Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Take your family on a leisurely stroll along one of the dozens of forest trails and observe how incredible the natural world can be. Then go play a round of world-class golf on the Forest Ridges Golf Course, head out on Lake Namakagon for some prime Musky fishing, or just relax and enjoy the wonderful amenities available in every room. There’s an endless supply of things kids and parents alike will fall in love with. Lakewoods truly puts you and your family front and center for all the fun and relaxation that Wisconsin has to offer.

Address

21540 Co Hwy M, Cable, WI 54821

Total area

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is 2,397 mi²

Fun facts

The forest was named a national forest in 1933.

18 . Redman Rental Group

Minocqua, Wisconsin

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 328 - 0448

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Located in glorious Minocqua, Redman Rental Group has dozens of properties that can fit any budget and lifestyle. Their message is simple: get out here and enjoy Wisconsin!

With a huge variety of vacation cabins, homes and condos, there is no shortage of choice with Redman. You and your family will fawn over the luxuriously rustic interiors of your abode, filled with old-world decor and modern-day amenities. Minocqua is more-or-less on an island, and the classic “island-vibe” is prevalent throughout the town. Relaxation is paramount here, but if you and the family want to get out and do something active, there’s plenty to do. Can you see any downsides? Didn’t think so!

Address

327 Arborvitae St, Minocqua, WI 54548

Highlights

Much of Minocqua has sandy soil, although areas of the far northwest and the northeast are clay.

Fun facts

The town Minocqua is named after, "Ninocqua", the Ojibwe name that is defined as "noon-day-rest".

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