By Denice Ryan Martin
If you want more ski time on your getaways, stay close to the slopes and trails. Here are cozy cabin destinations just minutes from some popular ski spots. Choose from romantic, rustic escapes to a luxurious all-inclusive resort. All cabins feature fireplaces, bringing a relaxing, warm ending to your day of outdoor play.
Ski or snowshoe right from your door! Nestled in the middle of the Nicolet National Forest, this third-generation Northwoods resort offers nine winterized cabins with old fashioned wood fireplaces. The resort serves as the access to the popular Phelps Ski Trail and also provides miles of other meticulously groomed trails. A cheery warming house greets skiers when they need to come in from the cold and rest.
Come for the skiing and savor the quiet beauty. Pets are welcome at this family-friendly resort, located on 70 wooded acres in the Chequamegon National Forest. With its scenic and tranquil location, it’s a favorite place to stay among Birkie fans. Cross-country skiers of all skill levels can choose from a mix of hills and flat trails in all directions. The resort’s newer cabins are perfect for large groups and feature soothing saunas.
Talk about fast and furious fun! Downhill skiers, snowboarders and tubers seeking a quick trip to the slopes will love this cabin rental located right at Christie Mountain. The cabin sleeps up to seven people. All linens, towels and dishes are provided. An outdoor deck and fire pit promise nighttime merriment. The mountain features 22 lighted runs, four progressive terrain parks and a separate snow tubing park. Ski rentals are available, with free overnight storage for lodgers.
There’s something for everyone at this all-inclusive 1,200-acre family resort. Enjoy ten miles of groomed cross-country trails, snow tubing and sleigh rides provided by the ranch’s majestic Percheron horses. If that’s not enough exercise, there’s an indoor basketball court and fitness center for your convenience and fun. The meal plan includes three stick-to-your-ribs dishes a day, like Uncle Z’s famous fried chicken and buffalo burgers from the resort’s own herd. At night, the Trading Post bar serves as a social center for guests, offering karaoke, ping pong, pool and more.
It takes a village to have fun! Ten minutes from the Dells, this popular resort offers luxurious lodging in your choice of cabins, cottages and villas. With almost 400 units scattered throughout the 1,200 acres, it’s the perfect place to hold large family reunions or vacations. The provided linens and fully equipped kitchens mean you can settle in quickly and start skiing. Beginning skiers to thrill-seekers enjoy hours of entertainment on the downhill ski trails, in the terrain parks and on the tubing hill. One newer attraction is the Rockstar Energy BagJump.