If your family has been pining for an action-packed trip to the Wisconsin Dells, but you’re hoping for a vacation that includes some rest & relaxation too, these family cabins provide the best of both worlds.
All located within a short drive from the Dells, choose from a dude ranch, a treehouse, or a secluded lake resort nestled amongst the pines. Each location offers the opportunity to spend part of your day exploring the Dells, and then come back to unwind with the family in your own way, whether it be an afternoon at the beach, a home-cooked meal, or a campfire under the stars.
Tucked away in a quiet spot near the Wisconsin River State Natural Area, Birchcliff Resort offers families both a central location for adventuring in the Dells and a peaceful place to relax. Located only a couple miles from downtown Dells and major waterparks, Birchcliff Resort offers guests private cabins and variety of family-friendly activities. The heated outdoor pool is ideal for a swim, a hiking trail on the property leads to a beautiful beach on the Wisconsin River, and nightly community campfires are perfect for unwinding after a day of excitement.
Birchcliff Resort is happy to accommodate your pet in one of their pet friendly cabins, and even has a few pets of their own – be sure to stop and say hello to their resident tribe of billy goats, who always appreciate a snack and a petting from guests!
For a unique family experience, rent a treehouse cabin at American Resort and Campground. With a queen bed and bunk beds, the tree house is perched 12 feet in the air on top of a "tree trunk," and includes heating and air conditioning, internet connection, and a refrigerator and microwave (clean bathrooms are located nearby.)
The resort has two indoor swimming pools and hot tubs, a fire pit, and is located next to Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park and Timbavati Wildlife Park. Admission tickets for both attractions are included with your stay!
Round up the family for a stay at this 100-year-old dude ranch located just 20 miles from downtown Wisconsin Dells. Woodside Ranch is home to more than 100 horses and ponies to greet you when you arrive. Each day at the ranch starts with a horse ride – or a horse-drawn wagon ride for those looking to kick back – out to a corral among the pines where breakfast is served hot and cooked to order.
Other activities at the ranch include fishing on Lake Woodside, swimming in the outdoor pool, line dancing, and talent shows. Quaint and cozy cabins located at the resort can accommodate two to fifteen guests, and pets are welcome, too!
A secluded, 15-acre resort located on a peninsula on the waters of Lake Delton, Island Pointe Resort is a throwback to vacation days spent swimming away the afternoon and watching the sunset from the deck of your cabin. The resort has modern amenities like a pool, Wi-Fi, and playgrounds, but the emphasis here is on slowing down and spending quality time with the family. Hidden amongst the pine trees, the rustic, red cabins at Island Pointe invite you to relax with wood-burning fireplaces, cozy kitchenettes and outdoor decks, most with a lake view.
You've found a place to stay, now it's time to plan your Wisconsin Dells getaway! Check out our itinerary for 48 Hours of Fun in the Dells.