Battle of the Wisconsin Waterparks

The Great Debate of Natural Lakes versus Wisconsin Waterparks

   It’s clear to us that we have an obsession with Wisconsin lakes, which is great because Wisconsin is filled with them, so much, that you would be hard pressed to be able to go on vacation without having a lake within a thirty minute drive. We also love the waterparks, where thrills of being upside down and turned around on a ride can excite every little kid in us. The Wisconsin Dells has the largest concentration of waterparks in the world! We can give you the cold hard facts on why Wisconsin is truly a battle of the waterparks but only you can decide which one truly wins the crown.

Vilas County:

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In one county alone, Vilas has one of the largest concentration of freshwater lakes on the planet. With that being said, almost all 1,300 lakes are surrounded by pristine forests, trails and rolling hills. This is your chance to strap on some skis or sit in a tube and go for a wild ride across the vast lakes. Pack a picnic and paddle out to observe the sunset setting on the lake. You can also drop a line and catch dinner (at a fraction of the cost than at a restaurant).  In the winter, you can pick and choose between ice fishing, ice skating, ATV, ice boating, and cross country skiing. Can you imagine standing in line for 30 minutes for a chance to do one of these lakeside activities? After a long day outside putting at a nearby golf course or being out on the boat, you might want to head back to your cabin for refreshments or to sit by the fire and roast marshmallows. For a list of vacation rentals in Vilas County by town, please scroll down and click:

Boulder Junction   Conover

Eagle River  Lac Du Flambeau   Land o Lakes  Manitowish Waters

Minocqua Phelps    Presque isle  Sayner  St. Germain    Winchester

Wisconsin Dells:

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With so many options for water play, this concrete jungle will have your head spinning. Lots of record breaking rides, fun restaurants, shows, and attractions bring a lot of tourism into Wisconsin from surrounding areas in the Midwest. Whether you like to hit the wave pool, slide down the tubes, surf the tide, or run around in the sprinklers, there is fun for every age and level of exercise. These waterparks spark lots of creativity. You could be a pirate, Hades, or the captain of a ship. You can rock climb, bowl, gamble, or zipline through the trees. The Wisconsin Dells can be overcrowded and a little heavy on the checkbook but when a family rents a vacation home, they can escape the hustle and bustle without missing a beat while saving a few dollars by gathering groceries and cooking at home. Some are even near a lake for the best of both worlds! To enjoy Wisconsin Dells attractions while vacationing in a cabin, lake front cabin, or vacation rental, click on one of these surrounding towns:

                       Wisconsin Dells   New Lisbon Rentals  Lake Delton  Friendship

   No matter what you choose, there will always be plenty of water to play on. Choose your next cabin or vacation rental in Wisconsin and you wil surely be pleased with both but we want to know your opinion! What do you think is better for a vacation and why?

10 reasons this Wixom Lake #cabin is where you want to stay next:


We know the long days of summer are nearing to an end but we can’t help but still hold onto the little bit of summer. The kids still have reasons to play in the sand and you have plenty of reasons why you should take another lakeside vacation. Why? Because taking vacations are good for you and good for your boss. You increase productivity and luckily for you, there’s proof that its true.


So, with no more excuses needed, here is why this Wixom Lake Peninsula Cabin is just the right cabin for you…

  1. Wixom Lake is an all sports lake. Be sure to pack your tubes and skis and hit Wixom Lake. The water is warmer this time of the year.
  2. Have you heard of Pontoon Alley? This famous alley has a large sandbar for lining up the boats, meeting new people, listening to music while drinking your favorite summer cocktail.
  3. Large sandbar also allows for many people to enjoy sunbathing and castle building.
  4. This cabin is on a dead end with no traffic. That means no traffic noise either.
  5. 4 kayaks available at your own leisure with on site boat dock.
  6. While most cabins sleep 10, can the fridge accommodate up to 10? This cabin has two fridges!
  7. Inside entertainment includes board games, cards/poker chips, DVDs, and Xbox 360.
  8. Excellent fishing, hunting, and ORV trails
  9. Super affordable
  10. A party store with excellent pizza allows for easy dinner options some nights.

Sit by the fire and take in the incredible sunsets, enjoy the peaceful nights under the stars and be sure to pack appropriately and with a light jacket. To view more photos and review rates or to inquire more about this lakeside cabin, please click this link. 

Something must be going right! We just just keep growing are also proud to represent the following state specific vacation rentals:

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 listing.

Minnesota Vacation Rentals That Come With Boats

Minnesota, “Land of 10,000 Lakes.”

The state’s nickname is no exaggeration; Minnesota boasts roughly 15,200 lakes. Think about this: if we want to visit one lake a day until we have seen every Minnesota lake, it would take over 40 years. Unless it’s your dream to enjoy every lake in Minnesota, you shouldn’t be too discouraged. It only means that lake-bound vacationers have a huge selection. Whether you’re looking for a large recreational lake or a small peaceful getaway on the water, you’re sure to find it in Minnesota. And what better way to enjoy the Minnesota water than by boat! Here are a few vacation cabins, resorts, and homes that include boats.

Lakeside Vacation Rentals That Come With Boats:

Northland Lodge on Leech Lake
Paddle boats, row boats, hydrobikes, kayaks, and canoes
Paul Bunyan’s Guest House | Harborview Cabin

Dickerson’s Resort on Lake Florida
Kayaks, paddle boat, hydrobikes, canoes, fun bugs, sail boat
Cabin #10

Campfire Bay Resort on Fish Trap Lake
Kayaks, paddle boats, hydrobikes, row boats, canoes
Eagles Nest | Willow

Kayaking, lake, Minnesota, boat
Canoe, Lake, Minnesota, Boat

Got a week? Recreational Paradise is Higgins Lake

In the heart of the lower Peninsula of Michigan, there lies a lake community that is proud of what nature has given them. Surrounded by 3 major lakes this part of the “glove state” is a boating and fishing haven. Higgins Lake, Houghton Lake, Lake St. Helen give way to non-stop fun.


Higgins Lake is a gorgeous lake with clear blue water and sandy bottom. This is perfect for all types of recreation such as skiing and waterboarding along with boating, Paddleboard, and kayaking. Enjoy the 20 miles of sandy beach for some fun in the sun. This is a well-stocked lake, a fishermen’s haven for all year long fun.

Enjoy the AuSable River, one of Michigan’s most scenic river, the AuSable is fantastic for canoeing, kayaking, and tubing. Paddle your way through nature conservancies and wildlife area.  Enjoy the plentiful and beautiful golf courses under the shining sun. Enjoy hiking the peaceful forests and take your camera along to enjoy a diverse wildlife population.

Enjoy the trails, nature, and wildlife around our diverse landscape to fully appreciate what nature has provided us. Roscommon is only 2 miles away from the major highway 127. Easy to access and easy to forget your troubles behind, let Roscommon show you a different way of life. To enjoy an affordable  vacation rental right on Higgins Lake, and nearby Houghton Lake, click this link.


About 25 miles away is West Branch, one of the last stops on the Sunrise Side Wine and Hops tour. This town in the heart of Michigan has everything you need. You can shop till you drop at the Tanger Outlet Center or enjoy antique shopping.

The Rifle River Recreation Area is a large area that is great for hiking, biking and wildlife viewing. You can also enjoy Mother Nature’s other gifts such as Clear Lake, a spring fed lake that is great for boating and fishing but don’t just limit your vacation to West Branch to the summer and winter. The Fall Color Tour I mesmerizing and video worthy. You can enjoy the scenery from one of the 5 golf courses in the area.


Check out our PET FRIENDLY West Branch Vacation Rental for a vacation of a lifetime. Complete with a 6 person outdoor spa!

Vacation Properties with Beautiful Views of Barker Lake

Head to Northern WI to Enjoy Legendary Barker Lake Lodge

Planning your next Wisconsin getaway? Make sure to check out Legendary Barker Lake Lodge on If you are traveling in a large group, the Legendary Barker Lake Lodge was built for you (it sleeps up to 30!!). Or  relax at the quaint and private Cabin 4 which offers fantastic views of Barker Lake (sleeps 5).

With your stay, you will have free access to row boats, canoes, and a paddle boat. Paddle around Barker lake, or spend an afternoon fishing on the class “A” Muskie lake. In addition, here are motors for row boats and a pontoon boat available to rent for vacationers. Spend your day golfing at the Barker Lake Golf Course or head into town for various shops, restaurants, and events. In the winter, these vacation properties are great for snowmobilers — near ATV & snowmobile trails.

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Legendary Barker Lake Lodge

There is room to spread out in this 6,000 sq. feet vacation lodge! After a long day enjoying Northern Wisconsin, you will love returning to this private oasis. Unwind in the great room which features a large fireplace, or start a game of pool in the billiards room. You’ll be able to feed the masses at this vacation lodge; cook a meal in the commercial style kitchen, then enjoy it in the dining room which can seat up to 30! The home includes nine bedrooms (two are suites). Enjoy picturesque views from each room of either the golf course or Baker Lake. Vacationers love relaxing outside on the front porch or the backyard deck.
MORE DETAILS: Barker Lake Lodge.

Legendary Barker Lake Lodge: Cabin 4

Enjoy the Barker Log Cabin which offers spectacular views of the lake. Plus, it is only one block from the Barker Lake Golf Course club house. Stay at this open style living, cabin that includes two double beds and one couch. This cabin is perfect for those looking for a quaint getaway. You will want to spend so much time outdoors enjoying Wisconsin. With your stay, you’ll have access to picnic tables, lawn furniture, and a grill. Th beach is perfect for everyone — whether you’re reading your book and soaking in the sun or taking an afternoon swim!
MORE DETAILS: Barker Lake Lodge: Cabin 4.

Here are just a few of the hidden gems in Wisconsin. You can find more cabins, cottages, and resorts on Enjoy!

Other popular Wisconsin vacation locations:

St. Germain          |          Eagle River          |          Wisconsin Dells

New Property: Buena Vista Lodge in Pickerel, Wisconsin

Unique features of the Buena Vista Lodge

  1. Size. The property sleeps up to 26 vacationers and has over 10,000 square feet of living space. Buena Vista Lodge can host simple Getaways, family reunions, or corporate retreats. There are nine bedrooms with additional living areas to accommodate the masses!
  2.  Beautiful Lakes. The vacation home is on Pickerel Lake which is about 1,300 acres. Additionally there is a river that smaller boats may use to get to Crane Lake (400 acres). Love to fish? With your stay is a 14’ fishing boat with paddles. There is also a two-person paddle boat, a kayak, and canoe. Or skip the boats for an afternoon and take a swim right off the dock and enjoy a game of sand volleyball. Either way, you’re in for a great time.
  3. Outdoor living space. Take a seat and sip your morning coffee while relaxing on the deck, grill out with the two full size Webber grills, and head to the campfire in the evening. Also enjoy the screened porch which is great for vacations in the spring, summer, and fall.
  4. Games.  In the home there is a pool table, foosball table, shuffleboard, and ping pong table…need I say more?
  5. Hiking Trails. Take a peaceful walk through the various trails that wrap around the 70 acres of land. For the snowmobile lover, there are local trails that start right from the lake.  In the county there is 500 miles of groomed trails and an average of 50 inches of annual snow. In the warmer months, take an ATV out on the nearby Augustyn Springs ATV trail.
  6. Private Island. When you’re at the beach area, there is a path that goes along the shoreline which leads to a bridge. The bridge will lead you over the secluded island. Keep an eye out to see eagles, otters, muskrats, etc.!

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Travel to Northern WI and enjoy the Buena Vista Lodge in Pickerel, Wisconsin. More information regarding the property can be found on RentWisconsinCabins.

Other Popular Wisconsin vacation destinations:

Eagle River          |          Twin Lakes         |         Wisconsin Dells