Monthly Archives: April 2019

April 18, 2019

YOUR GUIDE TO… WISCONSIN’S BEST CABIN GETAWAYS

Cabin in Rusk County WisconsinEnjoy a rustic retreat

One of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of Wisconsin is with a cozy cabin getaway. From Northwoods retreats that will take you back to simpler times to log palaces that put the “glam” in glamping, there’s a cabin for every traveler and any budget. Want to find the cabin of your dreams? Here’s where to start.

Location

A perfect cabin getaway starts with a great location. You have a lot of options and in Wisconsin, and there’s a lot to consider. Would you rather be right on the water or deep in the forest? Or maybe you’re a cabin cook—you may want to be near a grocery store. Perhaps you’re a mountain biker, hiker or ATVer—your ideal cabin might be right on the trail. A little research will ensure your cabin is in the perfect spot for you.

Amenities

With cabins, amenities vary widely. Some cabins offer a minimalistic charm that’s good for people who want to get away from it all—you can count on plenty of rustic appeal and quiet outdoor beauty, but your phone may not get a good signal. Set up your out-of-office email and bring a good book!

Other cabins deliver all the comforts of home. High-speed internet is a given in these properties, along with high-end appliances and quality furnishings. Take time to consider your options, as they can greatly enhance your getaway. Some popular amenities that coveted cabins offer include free boat rentals, outdoor grills or firepits, fireplaces and private sandy beaches.

Budget

As you might guess, cabin rates vary widely in Wisconsin. In general, there are a few things that can help a budget-conscious traveler save big dollars. Book early—some of the most affordable options go quickly and many people book cabins a year or more in advance. Consider a “shoulder” season getaway—many properties can be rented at a discounted rate during the spring and late fall. In fact, now is the perfect time to find a deal on a spring getaway.

Also, be open to new destinations—you can find amazing beauty in places that might not be household names. You’ll find the perfect cabin in a beautiful spot and it will be your secret!

Ready to book your cabin retreat? Check out these appealing Wisconsin destinations.

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April 4, 2019

YOUR GUIDE TO… WISCONSIN’S BEST VACATION THRILLS

Kayaking in Rusk County WisconsinGet ready for adventure

Take your next Wisconsin getaway to the limit with an adventure sports getaway. Thrill seekers are finding their fix in Wisconsin—from ziplining to downhill mountain biking, destinations are serving up heart-pounding thrills that get kids of all ages coming back for more. Grab your GoPro, hang on and get prepared to enjoy a vacation like no other. 

Ski hill bike trills, West Bend

With a 200-foot vertical drop, Little Switzerland is a popular winter ski destination. When the snow melts a whole new season of fun begins. Start planning your adventure. From May-October, a bike park opens on the hill, giving riders a chance to bomb downhill trails on full-suspension mountain bikes. It’s become a destination for adventurous riders—the hill has been voted the Best Bike Park in the Midwest by mtbparks.com. Learn more about Little Switzerland.

Rapids running, Rusk County

In Northwest Wisconsin, Rusk County is laced with four beautiful rivers: the Chippewa, Thornapple, Jump and Flambeau. There’s plenty of quiet paddling to be found on these waters, including routes that are perfect for beginners or families. There are also some river stretches that are a little more intense, especially when the spring water is flowing. If you have the experience and desire to run the rapids, head to the Flambeau River. Try the rewarding trip from Hervas Camp Landing down to the Big Falls Dam. You’ll encounter the challenging Cedar Rapids, the dangerous Beaver Dam Rapids (which you should portage) and the relatively serene Pine Island Rapids. It’s a wonderful trip for paddlers looking for adventure. Learn more.

Zip lining, Oneida County

Want to really enjoy the forest beauty of Oneida County? Fly through the treetops on a zip line adventure tour. The run at Northwoods Zip Line Adventure Tours will take you on a 1,000-foot route that travels through the trees and over a wilderness lake. You’ll feel like one of the beautiful eagles that calls Oneida County home! Heights not your thing? Northwoods is a full-on adventure company with mountain biking, off-road Argo ATV tours, kayak river tours and more. Learn more.

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