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?

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!

Views from the Boundary Waters in Minnesota


The views from the boundary waters in Minnesota can tug at the very strings in your heart as you itch to be there so bad you calculate vacation days in your head. If you have never heard of them before, here is your unofficial guide to the most amazing vacation area in Minnesota, and a few boundary waters cabin rental options.


With over a 1,000 canoe routes that are connected by incredible lakes lined with bedrock and many types of trees, this area is perfect for canoeing. This corner of the world is a perfect excuse to leave the clutter at home and focus on its grand magnitude of solidarity. This almost untouched area is perfect for the outdoor enthusiasts who love nature, bird watching, wildlife, fishing, hiking and camping. You could explore this great area for days and not see more than a few people, if any at all, depending on where you start at.

National Geographic called canoeing these parts “One of the 100 best American adventure trips” but before you go, there are a few things to know.

The general rules of thumb and recommendations are:

Take out what you bring in. That means everything. The Boundary Waters are still pristine. If traveling with kids or you don’t think you can manage taking your trash with you, maybe day passes are better. There are plenty of Minnesota cabins in the area to still experience the simpler life while being able to enjoy the goodness of the Boundary Waters. With that being said, there isn’t any form of electricity and campfires could be limited depending on the weather conditions. Bring a small stove if needed to make meals. All food should be packed away in plastic containers and leave no fish remains. Latrines are to be used at all times. If not close to a latrine, dig a hole in the ground 6 inches deep and then cover with pine needles.

No firearms are permitted and absolutely no fireworks. If your with a larger group, keep in mind only nine people to a campsite and only four watercrafts to each site. Only watercrafts meeting certain horsepower limits are allowed in the Boundary Waters. Please check with the local guides.

Another spectacular view from nearby in Cook county where several Grand Marais cabins are located -is the Northern Lights. A scene right out of a painting, this will take your breath away. It’s one of those hot chocolate and great company kind of nights when these come around, so check the forecast when trying to schedule a trip here. It is mostly popular in the fall.


This natural beauty is unmatched in this part of the country and makes a great family trip. is growing a selection of cabins, cottages lodges and homes. Perhaps the best reason to use our website is that you ALWAYS book directly with Minnesota vacation rental owners to assure you get the best rental rates. Why book through 3rd party websites and pay more for the same rentals listed here.

Relax. You’re on cabin time now!

Introducing Hauser’s Bayfield Cabin

Think secluded. Think relaxation. It’s Bayfield.

We’ve just added (yet another!) vacation property to RentWisconsinCabins. Enjoy northern Wisconsin in Hauser’s Bayfield Cabin. Let this vacation property be your home away from home. The private setting offers peacefulness with scenic views of nature from every window. Enjoy the pine ceilings, designer bath, granite counters, knotty cherry cabinets, and more. Also included in the cabin is WiFi, Netflix, Pandora music, and Sirius Satellite radio. The property has one bedroom and generally sleeps up to 2. Though two more people can stay at the cabin if one person sleeps on the sofa and one sleeps on the chaise in the living room.

Thinking of taking a winter retreat? Across from Hauser’s is the main snowmobile trail to Lake Superior. Or bundle up and spend a day ice fishing on Lake Superior. During the warmer months, enjoy the outdoor grill and firepit. A few hundred yards from the vacation property is a trail which leads to the Town of Russell public beach (photo above). Here you can enjoy the view of the Raspberry Island Lighthouse, take a dip in the water, or put in a kayak. The Bayfield area offers other great recreational options, fantastic dining, and various festivals and events

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               Other Popular Wisconsin vacation destinations:

    Eagle River          |          Twin Lakes         |         Wisconsin Dells


Point Cabin – Peaceful and Secluded

Just Added Rental Cabin in Boulder Junction

Looking for a picturesque escape in Wisconsin? Visit Point Cabin on the Wildcat chain. This unique property is surrounded by water on three sides – each room offers great lake views! Point Cabin offers ultimate privacy and allows vacationers to enjoy all that the Northwoods has to offer. Relax on the deck, watch the loons, and listen to the birds chirping in the trees.  This vacation cabin in Boulder Junction is near many restaurants, shops, and galleries.

The cabin features three bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. This cabin is privately owned, but managed by a local resort. This allows vacationers to utilize the resorts amenities: beach area, canoes, kayaks, tennis courts, and other weekly activities. Whether you are looking for a private getaway, a family fun adventure, or something in between, Point Cabin is a great option.

Point Cabin

Point Cabin in Boulder Junction, WI

Northwoods deck and lake view

Spacious deck and lake views

                     Other Popular WI vacation destinations:

              Eagle River          |          Twin Lakes         |         Wisconsin Dells

Paddling the Waters of Wisconsin

Unique canoe, kayak, paddleboard, & raft trips in WI

Take a trip to Door County, WI were kayaking and stand up paddle boarding is a must! Bay Shore Outfitters  has a variety of kayaking trips for families, beginners, and advanced kayakers. Take the family for a coastal adventure which takes you along popular destinations in Door County or take the kayak out to sea in this advanced adventure. Interested in a unique and fast growing water activity? Try using a stand up paddeboard (SUP).  You can try this activity individually or attend their SUP school. Check out this vacation home in Sister Bay or look into in the nearby community of Fish Creek vacation properties.

stand up paddle boarding in WI

Hawk’s Nest Canoe Outfitters in the Northernwoods can accommodate large and small groups. Take out the canoes or kayaks or cruise down the rivers on rafts or tubes. Bring a cooler along and enjoy your time down the river. Hawk’s Nest has three convenient locations in northern WI – Eagle River | Manitowish Waters | Lake Tomahawk.

kayaking in the apostle islands
Bayfield, Wisconsin is a great vacation location for those looking for a peaceful getaway.  Trek & Trail has been in the kayaking business for 20 years now. Take an adventure though the Apostle Islands in a variety trips. Explore Lake Superior, take a trip kayaking across sea over to Basswood Island, or explore the sea caves. The Sea Cave day trip includes a 6.5 mile journey with one stop for lunch on an isolated beach. There are 13 different vacation cottages in Bayfield, WI.

WI Vacation Destination – Minocqua

It’s not too late to start to plan your summer vacation. The area of Minocqua, WI is widely known for its restaurants, peaceful atmosphere, and beautiful waters. The Vilas and Oneida counties have some of the largest concentrations of bodies of water in the world! Head out to one of the many lakes and rivers and experience Northern WI in an entirely new way. Choose from fishing, water recreation, kayaking, canoeing, and much more.

May 5th marked the opening day for fishing in the northern WI town of Minocqua. Whether you’ve been fishing for your entire life, are just starting, or plan on taking a family fishing outing – the Minocqua area is a great destination.

With an abundance of lakes, the Minocqua area has seen a tremendous demand for canoeing and kayaking. There’s something new to be seen on each escape in the peaceful waters. Some are more interested in the high energy water recreation sports that the area has to offer. If you’re wanting to spend a day out on the water but don’t have a boat or equipment, don’t worry! Rentals are readily available for all vacationers in the area.

           Other popular summer vacation locations:

St. Germain          |          Eagle River          |          Wisconsin Dells