#UpperPeninsula lodge provides a great fall escape

Owners of vacation rentals always start out for different reasons, whether to help pay the mortgage on a home they don’t primarily live in or it could be a way to meet people from all over. Whatever the case may be, Todd Dejong, a rental owner of a cabin called Powell Shores Lodge in Wetmore, Michigan, is considered to be one of the best kept secrets. This lodge is less than 5 miles away from the shore of the majestic Lake Michigan and Munising, where sugary sands, artsy stores, soulful artists and small town charm evade this area. While summer weeks are sure to be the busiest times for Todd, fall is actually his favorite time of the year and who can blame him? Fall is a great time for reflection.


Most people assume that Michigan isn’t as nice as a southern coast vacation destination but it is quite the contrary. While avoiding high sticker prices that typical travel destinations usually have, Munising, Michigan is the mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, soulful art, and endless sunsets along the shores. There are even lighthouse tours that tell a story of history and many shipwrecks to discover.

With the kids back in school, the crowds tend to be typically smaller and prices slightly cheaper. The leaves decorate the shoreline with blazes of oranges and reds. The waterfalls populating the area, making it the capital of the waterfalls in the whole Midwest and let’s not forget hunting season, a tradition that the U.P. thrives on!


First on the list of things to check out should be the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Fall makes this a perfect time to go. You can explore the sand cliffs, dunes, waterfalls, spectacular views and snowmobile trails. This park spans over 40 miles of shoreline and offers great hiking opportunities. Sandy Point beach is often too cold for swimming, however, the Weather Channel has voted this to be one of the “Top 5 Summer Beaches in America”

Dejong goes on to say that this area is well known for its snowmobile trails, having over 300 miles of groomed trails and not to mention many more miles that are not groomed. There is also the Alger Underwater Preserve for divers, showing off its many sea caves and shipwreck opportunities. Explore lighthouses and spend a day with the friendly locals getting a bite to eat at one of the local eateries and drink a micro brew at the bar. Whatever your passion is, think outside the busy travel dates and imagine a vacation a great way.

Dejong, who owns Powell Shores Lodge, describes his lodge as quiet and peaceful, really allowing you to enjoy the of the U.P. atmosphere. This lodge offers a rowboat and great fishing opportunities right by the man made rock wall by the dock and with local great hunting opportunities, there is truly something here for everyone.

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Looking for ideas for romantic getaways in Wisconsin?

Summer blows by all too fast. The family lakeside vacation has come and gone, kids squealing through the sprinklers have been put on pause for the year. School has started with a bang, leaving the last minute parents scrambling to get it all together before anybody notices. That could be just me but what keeps us going is the thought of rekindling that romance with our loved one. There is no better way than getting whisked away for a long weekend romantic getaway. Wisconsin has many special areas for romance. Romantic getaway in the Dells can range from rustic camping near Devils Lake, preparing picnics and fall drives. Romantic Getaways close to Chicago in Lake Geneva can be soothing and relaxing. You can start planning that romantic cruise now. Whatever it is you choose, we can help!

romantic getway in WI

RentWisconsinCabins.com strives to be as search friendly as possible. Between our narrow your search tool and location based using our town listing map or interactive map, you are surely able to choose your next romantic weekend getaway in Wisconsin. For a few ideas, head to our Romantic Getaway Page. If you want to design your very own romantic getaway, head to our homepage and start selecting your criteria. Be sure to inquire with the owner about special area attractions and restaurants.

It’s time to book your family friendly fishing resort in central #Minnesota

It’s time to book your family friendly fishing resort in central #Minnesota

Summer resorts in Minnesota often book up fast. As a listing website, we get all kinds of emails asking us to help people find last minute availability. We try our hardest but most people, once going to a resort, book for the following year and start thinking about their vacation six months to nine months before. We always suggest booking ahead and booking directly for the best availability, dates, and rates.


If your family is looking for a resort that keeps the kids busy and happy and parents relaxed and comfortable, then Dickerson’s Lodge is where it’s at. This centrally located resort is in Spicer, MN. The Dickerson’s sure go out of their way to make you feel welcome, and even greet you with a warm plate of chocolate chip cookies. They have cabins for every family size and dynamic.

Kids love the jungle gym but the real stars around here are all the water toys such as the floating dock, paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, slide, sand box, tubes, sail boat and more. The level beach is perfect for those a little wobbly on their toes and parents can oversee the action in a chaise lounge chair right on the beach or get in on the action themselves. Kids often fish right off the dock where they can catch plenty of sunnies or crappies. This lodge also has plenty of boat rentals if you want to cruise around the lake or fish for muskies. There is a fish cleaning house located right on the resort!


Bob and Connie are always doing something! Sunday mornings, wake up and smell the coffee, literally. Freshly brewed coffee and fresh homemade donuts and juice are available! Also enjoy Pizza delight on Mondays night and Thursdays, Bob drives the hayride all around the resort for the kiddos.

The Spicer area is a wonderful area and is part of the Willmar Lakes area. There are so many lakes to choose from. We may be biased a little but the clean and beautiful Lake Florida is our favorite. Among other lakes are Green Lake, Nest, Norway and Long Lake. It’s just about the shimmering waters though, this area also hosts lots of events, cruises, and shows along with lots of restaurants and shopping. Enjoy a murder mystery dinner, a house boat cruise, a dinner cruise, race around the track at big Kahuna Park, or catch a show from the Little Crow Ski team or watch a flick at the Spicer Cinema.

Don’t wait, view the resort and cabins here on our website. You can view photos, videos and rates here and BOOK DIRECTLY with Bob and Connie. Relax, you’re on cabin time now. 

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Grab the boat, fishing line and beer- It’s #CabinTime at The Shores of Leech Lake

Shores of Leech Lake

Just because summer is winding down doesn’t mean you have to. Minnesota is a show off in the fall and for a good reason. The fall colors and the smell of the pine trees and crisp air makes a fall cabin vacation a true reprieve from the mundane. Walker, Minnesota is known for its many events and festivals with great shopping and dining as well. This strong community embraces those looking to explore the Leech Lake area with their friends and loved ones. Events such as Eelpout Festival in February and the Moondance Jam in July are prime reasons why there is something for everyone, anytime of the year. Here are reasons why you should definitely pack a bag and head out in the next few weeks though:

  1. Shores of Leech Lake is a great 3 bedroom vacation rental in the Leech Lake area with over 1,000 square feet. The best part? It’s pet friendly!               leech
  2. Plan a trip to Northern Lights Casino for a rocking good time playing blackjack, slots and even catching live entertainment on the weekends. Be sure to check out the Country Showdown Midwest Regional Finals, this October, which is free!
  3. Golfing Tianna Country Club is a must. This scenic and well-manicured lawn is a course you won’t forget. Check out Hole #2!   
  4. There are 2 protected harbors and covered slips for your boat. If you don’t have one, that’s fine too, Shores of Leech Lake have rentals! Check out the video of this marina and resort here!         leech4
  5. The lodge on the resort property can supply you with convenience items, pizza, laundry Wi-Fi, gas, bait and LOCALLY BREWED BEER so need to get off the resort if you don’t want, which we don’t blame you, it’s a beautiful resort. To view photos of the resort or to contact the owner, click this link!   
  6. The sand beach and waterslide makes every kid happy to play and dip their toes in the sand.    leech3
  7. Cottage 2 has a charcoal grill and a lakeside fire pit and portable propane burners for Fish fry dinners and also perfect for heating up a big pot of dad’s chili.
  8. The Heartland Trail and the Paul Bunyan Trail are well known to be some of the best maintained and well thought out trails and they located adjacent to the cottage. It offers hiking or biking. And, in the winter, extraordinary snowmobiling.
  9. Open year round for great hunting, birding, hiking, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and more. You will never be bored. Maybe relaxed, but NEVER bored. Just ask the guys that keep coming back year after year.
  10. Honestly we didn’t 10 reasons. Just view the videos and photos and you will see why this a must do!

To explore other Leech Lake Vacation rentals and cabins, you may search other towns such as Walker, Deer River, Hackensack and Longville.

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#New York’s Top 3 Incredible #Fall Color Tours

As the summer days start to shorten, we all begin to start thinking ahead to the fall. No fall season can be complete without going on a fall color tour in New York. Upstate New York peaks and dips though the mountains and valleys but that is just part of the fantastic show Mother Nature puts on for us. The robust reds to the golden hues of yellows and oranges, fall color is what it is all about in October. Here are our favorite three areas for fall color:

Finger Lakes Region: This region is known for many things such as boating and wines that can rival the best of the world. This breathtaking landscape is intriguing and tugs the string of the fall lover’s hearts. Travel along Seneca Lake into Watkins Glen for the wineries, the beautiful and majestic Watkins Glen State Park (this is a must see if going in the fall), and views from the lake. The shades of golds and reds cast a refreshing color against a blue backdrop. Be sure to map out your wine tours, U pick farms and pumpkin patches for a real fall experience. Finger Lakes Vacation Rentals

lake placid fall

Lake Placid: For a slightly more thrilling adventure, experience Whiteface Mountain near Lake Placid. Drive the Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway to the top of New York’s 5th highest peak for an incredible view of the Adirondacks from the best vantage point. View the Panoramic views of the park, tour the castle, ride a gondola and enjoy many things to do on Whiteface Mountain. To make your fall getaway an experience you won’t forget, pack the car and rent a cabin in Lake Placid.  Be sure to check out the Flaming Leaves Festival in October. Lake Placid Vacation Rentals


Tupper Lake: This area has many different elevations creating an ever changing topography. Between the valleys, mountains and rivers, the hardwoods change and bust with bountiful colors beginning in late September. Be sure to check out the Ausable Chasm, the oldest natural landmark in the US. Canoe or kayak between gorges, cliffs, waterfalls and forestry. Other recreational opportunities are abound that are adventurous and relaxing. To round out your Tupper Lake vacation, rent a cabin here. Tupper Lake Vacation Rentals

New Fantastic #Minnesota #Fall Color Tours

Minnesota is well known for its cooler summer nights and the winter sport that brings thousands up for the hunting, skiing and snowmobiling but for a short period of time, the leaves changing bring an ambience to the state that is of quiet admiration. Three fall color tours that you should not miss out are all here:

two harbors

Two Harbors: For a full season of fall color, the variety of hardwoods create a sweet smell and visual paradise. Enjoy it by hiking, biking, driving and more but one of the most recommended ways to view the fall color would be by the North Shore Scenic Train. Observe the Silver Cliffs over Lake Superior for a spectacular view. Two Harbors Vacation Rentals

gunflint trail

Gunflint Trail: This paved road is over 50 miles long that goes from Grand Marais to the Canadian border along the northeastern corner of Minnesota. This road is voted is nationally recognized as a scenic and historical road. This is crossed by the Laurentian Divide. This gives you a unique opportunity to hike over some of the oldest exposed rock on Earth. It also snakes its way around the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, a strikingly beautiful area that reminds us that we are just a small part of a big picture. Grand Marais Cabin Rentals

duluth mn

Duluth: While people have always known how great Duluth can be for its incredible accommodations, restaurants, and more, the real celebrity here is nature. Fall color can be witnessed while checking out other area attractions such as the Skyline Drive and the North Shore Scenic Drive. The Duluth Skyline Parkway is stunning. It overlooks the port of Duluth and a shoreline that goes on forever of Lake Superior. Duluth Vacation Rentals

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.