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.


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


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).


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.


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….


Avoid the high season to miss the high rates in Eagle River

Introducing our newest Eagle River cabin listing: Van’s Knotty Pine Cottage. This spacious and beautiful property is located right on the Sugar Camp Chain of Lakes with a pier and sandy beach located right out the front door. Enjoy the 16′ Alumacraft boat rental for all of your Eagle River fishing needs. This cabin is the destination to your fall color tour this year and part of a great network of snowmobile and cross country trails. This vacation rental books fast so be sure to act quickly. To inquire directly with the owner and view more photos, rates, and availability, please click here to our www.rentwisconsincabins.com listing.

Wisconsin Dells in the Fall is just as good as summer

Wisconsin Dells is a riot in the summer time. Cars packed to the brim with kids in the backseat flock to this water paradise to experience the “The Waterpark Capital of the World”. But as we say, there is so much more to the Dells that we thought that we should share. Not only is there great hiking, fishing, and rock climbing, there are also festivals throughtout the year. Try this fall festival for example:

The Wo-Zha-Wa Days Fall Festival happening Sept. 18-20th is a wonderful fall festival that highlights many local area attractions and businesses. The weather is a little cooler usually so it is often quite pleasant. Along with the schedule, there is often live entertainment and plenty of shopping deals

Wo-Zha-Wa Schedule of Events September 18-20, 2015

Friday, September 18
All Day Concessions and Carnival Rides
7 am – 5 pm Maxwell Street Days
7 am – 7 pm Antique Flea Market
Noon – 5 pm Arts & Crafts Fair

Saturday, September 19
All Day Concessions and Carnival Rides
7 am – 5 pm Maxwell Street Days
8 am Wo-Zha-Wa Run Visit the website
7 am – 7 pm Antique Flea Market
9am – 5 pm Arts & Crafts Fair

Sunday, September 20
All Day Concessions and Carnival Rides
7 am – 3 pm Maxwell Street Days
7 am – 3 pm Antique Flea Market
9 am – 3 pm Arts & Crafts Fair
1:30 pm 100-unit Parade

Enjoy your Wisconsin Dells vacation with a cabin or vacation rental to help stay on budget and have more room to roam. 

Introducing 2 new properties to RentWisconsinCabins.com!

Willow Shores: Birch

Willow Shores in Beaver Dam provide a terrific and comfortable home away from home. This rental sits on a double lot on Beaver Dam Lake to ensure more privacy for your vacation. A fantastic country home perfect for all of your family needs. Enjoy the sleek and modern finishing touches! This vacation rental sleeps 6. No matter what the weather is, you will have something to do for everyone. August and September 2015 availability! To view more information or to inquire/book directly with the owner, please click here: Willow Shores: Birch

Albany House River Cottage

This Pet friendly cottage is located in Albany, Wisconsin. When it’s time to truly relax on vacation, try the spa room, whirlpool, and fireplace. For some recreation fun, enjoy fishing, tubing, or canoeing the Sugar River, which is in the backyard. Hop on a bicycle and bike through the gentle hills to New Glarus to taste some famous Spotted Cow at the New Glarus Brewery or try an artisan cheese at the Maple Leaf Cheese and Chocolate Haus. Come and enjoy a simpler time. For more information or to inquire/book, please click here: Albany House River Cottage

10 Reasons You Just found your Perfect #PetFriendly Lakeside Resort

Quite simply put, this resort is perfect for you. Yes, you. And your family or friends and pets. Yup. We said it. We don’t want to waste anymore of your time so you can get to booking directly with the owner so we will get straight to the point:

  1. This lakeside resort has 12 cabins, each uniquely different in its own way.
  2. This location is perfect. Babbitt is only 2 passages away from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. This resort offers free guided hikes on the Kawishiwi Falls Trail. Experience waterfalls, nearby Fall Lake beach, pack a picnic basket, and explore with all of your senses.
  3. Timber Wolf Lodge has a sandy beach with 7 cabins right on the beach with a private dock. Bear Island Lake is a large 2,360 acre lake that stretches over 22 islands. The resort has a sunset cruise that even lets you observe these islands. They also have a 15’ water trampoline (kids love it)! Parents can rest in the lounge chairs under an umbrella right on the beach!

    Timber Lake Lodge Beach Side

    Timber Wolf Lodge

  4. These cabins are not bare or rustic. Most cabins are updated to the newest features (like a Keurig) and most even have warm glowing fireplaces in them with great lake views. The best feature? The Sleep Number beds and even luxurious sheets. Each cabin has a great sundeck, perfect for morning coffee or late night card playing. Make sure you ask about the ones with the 3 season porches-a Minnesota must!
  5. Here is a little secret if you’re still reading this: A lot of guests mail checks to use weekly or monthly as sort of a “vacation savings account”. Many families find that this is an effective way to set aside their vacation money bit-by-bit.  We’ve all felt the pinch of a tough economy and the need to tighten our belts.  Use this tool if it helps your family budget.

    Timber Lake Lodge Resort in Boundary Waters

    Timber Lake Lodge

  6. The cabins are fully equipped and furnished with the exception of bath towels, kitchen towels and wash cloths. Please bring those items from home.  We provide all bedroom linens including pillows and cases. Even the fire pit has a stocked wooden supply. Perfect for squeezing in one more kid in the car with all that extra room.
  7. The sauna, shower house and private beach. You may just be one of our guests that insist on stoking the sauna to inhuman temperatures and then dashing to the end of a nearby dock for a plunge in Bear Island Lake. Parents who want to shower off the kiddos after a day at the beach will like the convenience of our shower house. There is plenty of room in there for a quick change of clothes too.
  8. Local attractions are a must see for Minnesota. The International Wolf Center and North American Bear Association are near. Some adventurers even cliff dive! Enjoy the guided fishing tours in one of Minnesota’s Boundary waters.
  9. Babbitt, Minnesota hosts tons of activities for teenagers. Enjoy the library, Youth Center and indoor ice arena.
  10. And for those that can’t simply live without Wi-Fi, you can get it at the beach house and beach. Perfect for catching up on emails.

“Timber Wolf Lodge is the ideal get away! This was my first time to Northern Minnesota since I was a kid. Having cabin #6 for our family reunion was ideal! The cabin accommodates 14 people. The bedrooms are spacious with three master bedrooms and two bedrooms that have double bunks. We enjoyed the sleep number bed. Enjoy life.”

“Timber Wolf Lodge is truly a paradise! We have spent 8 summers at TWL and every year that we return for our vacation, it is better than the previous one! The beach is private with a bouncer for the kids to enjoy. Almost every day, you watch an eagle family fly over as you lounged at the beach.” Kim G

“Very clean, knowledgable and helpful staff,decor to make the wife happy, great fishing to keep the hubby happy and enough amenities to keep the kids running and off the electronics! If you have time get to Kawishiwi trail to see the water falls too!” Carry

“Summer of 2014…First time camping at Timber Wolf Lodge and definitely will be returning! The staff was VERY accommodating, pleasant and always had a smile for you. The lake is gorgeous, loved all the pink granite. Great swimming beach” Scot J

For more information on this unique Boundary Waters lakeside resort, head to http://www.rentminnesotacabins.com/location.php?id=Babbitt and select from one of the listings to inquire more, get rates, and view more photos and videos.

The Ultimate #Lighthouse Tour for Wisconsin and Michigan

Lighthouses have been a symbol of safety for navigators and explorers for hundreds of years. Each night, lightkeepers and their families reported lake conditions and guided people back to safety alongside the rocky shores of the Great Lakes.

A photographer’s paradise, Lake Michigan offers beautiful scenery.The transcendent fall colors and welcoming cooler breeze from the lake make the Great Lakes a great tourist location for those that can appreciate the northern charm, art galleries, fantastic restaurants, and museums of the maritime history. The sunrises and sunsets are mesmerizing and provide a romantic backdrop to each unique lighthouse.

In October, The Great Lake lighthouse festival highlights different lighthouses along the coast and bring in over a hundred different vendors for the lighthouse enthusiasts all over the world. There is no other lighthouse festival like it. In 2014, the Eagle Bluff was the highlighted lighthouse. Eagle Bluff sits majestically in Peninsula State Park, a beacon of light to those arrive in the rocky Door County area, navigating through the gale of a storm or through the quiet dark nights. This lighthouse has been restored for visitors on tours and is open to the public May-October.

To view Door County Lodging, head to our home page and select one of the red dots on the map to view pictures, rates and things to do in Door County.

The Grand Traverse Lighthouse is at the end of the Leelanau Peninsula, located inside the Leelanau State Park. It’s one of the oldest lighthouses on the Great Lakes. Once inside the lighthouse, you can view exhibits, shipwrecks, foghorns and other lighthouses within the area. Fun events are throughout the year.

Grand Traverse Lighthouse

Grand Traverse Lighthouse

Be sure to check out this fantastic lighthouse.For a list of other things to do in Traverse City, Michigan or to explore Traverse City Vacation Rentals while on a lighthouse tour in Michigan, click this link here: Traverse City.  To view more in the area, or to discover Lake Leelanau vacation rentals in Leelanau County, visit this link here: Lake Leelanau.

Another favorite lighthouse on Lake Michigan is the St. Joe’s lighthouse. Located in St. Joseph’s, Michigan, this lighthouse is not shy about bragging about its beauty and that’s ok with us because it is surely a sight you can’t miss! This beautiful lighthouse is near Benton Harbor and even highlights a live webcam on its website. This lighthouse is truly a Great Lakes celebrity with tourists walking the rare catwalk, exploring the almost two centuries old lighthouse and what was once home to the Red Cross.

St. Joe Lake Michigan, Benton Harbor

St. Joe Lakehouse

This backdrop is perfect for photography (maybe a wedding?), fishing, cruising and picnicking. To view more about Benton Harbor, click here: Benton Harbor

Tawas Point Lighthouse is also a sight to see. This lighthouse is located on land jutting out (almost considered a peninsula but didn’t quite make the grade) in the Tawas Point State Park, nicknamed the “Cape Cod of the Midwest”. This particular bay is fantastic for fishermen, bird enthusiasts, and sailors. One of the best parts about this lighthouse is the drive getting there. Highway 23, or better known as, the Sunrise Side Coastal Highway. This highway is unique that in much of northern Lake Huron, it is primarily publicly owned, therefore creating a large backdrop not populated by privately owned properties. To learn more about Tawas City and see vacation rentals too, click here: Tawas City

Presque Isle Lighthouse is one of the oldest lighthouses and tallest lighthouse that you climb on the Great Lakes. This romantic lighthouse has been in business for over 175 years and hosts many events throughout the anniversary weekend such as wagon rides, campfires, etc.

Presque Isle Lighthouse

Presque Isle Lighthouse

It has been considered a haunted lighthouse by its previous owners. Don’t worry, this ghost is a very nice gost. To check out the video: 

Why video is more than necessary in 2015

By 2017, video will account for 69% of all consumer internet traffic, according to Cisco. Videos are nothing new in this day and age and it seems like every day, another video is going viral. Online video users are expected to double to 1.5 billion in 2016, according to Jeff Hazylett.  This number will only increase due to more ways to record and easier ways to upload and share content.

Screen Capture of our Details page on a Vacation Rental Listing-2015

Screen Capture of our Details page on a Vacation Rental Listing-2015

That is why companies should be embracing this amazing way to create great content marketing. “We have been encouraging vacation rental owners to upload videos of their property or fun things to do in the area. Videos show vacationers how to live like a local,” Joe Mogensen, creator of state-specific vacation, rental websites said. His first state specific website was www.RentWisconsinCabins.com, a website highlighting vacation rentals all over the state. The addition of videos to property details page let’s renters “watch” what there is to do in the area, like snorkeling the lakefor example. Did you know that Cable has some of the coolest snowmobiling in the world? Videos help share with the user, what a simple description could never put into words. Other vacation rental websites such as RentMinnesotaCabins.com, RentNewYorkcabins.com and RentMichiganCabins.com have gained momentum with video capabilities. “New York has some popular wine trails that are great for those that stay a week in the Finger Lakes area.” Videos promote that vacation experience, which helps rental owners bookings.”

“We are brand ambassadors. We want to be a marketing partner first and a listing website second. It is important for vacationers to trust the property and managers.” Mogensen implies. Simply put, photos and descriptions just don’t work for everybody now. Users want more. Videos are easy to share with others and let’s face it, vacationers want to share their experiences and owners want to share what they can offer. Videos are also great social media material. Just recently Facebook surpassed YouTube in desktop traffic, which just solidifies our reasoning  for vacationers to connect with the owners and managers online via social media. Coupled with video, It is a win-win situation.