Skip town for a few days and head to a Wisconsin cabin with your favorite people – it’s a wonderful way to enjoy fall color and make memories. By day you can all hike in shafts of sunlight from an impossibly blue sky with leaves crunching beneath your feet, and then cozy up together around a fire pit for evening stargazing. You might even make a fall cabin trip your new family tradition!
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Majestic Retreat - Hayward
Get your friends together for some log cabin lounging on Lac Courte Oreilles. The Majestic Retreat in Hayward is a large cabin ideal for a group getaway or casual family fun. Comfy couches, a big TV and a fireplace make the great room great indeed. An enormous wall of windows lets the fall color in.
The cabin’s double decks have space for everyone in your group to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Play ping-pong downstairs in the common area or enjoy the beach. Head into Hayward for dining and souvenirs , or just stay in together.
Lazy Feather Cottage – La Pointe
Surround yourself with the peace of the forest in the Lazy Feather Cottage on Madeline Island on dazzling Lake Superior. Unwind with tea on the screened-in porch, or for a real treat, soak in the freestanding bathtub. Laugh with friends out by the firepit — you might even see the northern lights.
Take a drive to see the trees blooming with color, then stop off at Big Bay State Park to catch the sunset from the Bay View Trail for a memorable ending to your autumn outing.
Grand Fir Cabin – Luck
If you can’t imagine a vacation up north without boating, this 1950s cabin with modern updates is the place for you. Walk down the steps to the private shoreline of Big Blake Lake where your rental pontoon awaits.
Enjoy great views from the deck. Spend a warm afternoon on the screened-in porch doing a crossword puzzle or just catching up with your loved ones. The second floor sleeping area has a clubhouse vibe and its own TV, perfect for staying up late with your crew.
Accessible Cabin at High Cliff State Park - Sherwood
Stay right in the heart of fall color at High Cliff State Park. This barrier-free cabin has a roll-in shower, hospital beds, a lift and other accommodations. Head out together to explore the two accessible trails.
High Cliff isn’t the only State Park where you can soak up the beauty of fall and explore together right out your cabin door. Ten Wisconsin State Parks offer accessible cabins which can only be reserved by people with accessibility needs and their travel companions. They are available until early to mid-October, depending on the park. Reservations open in January and typically fill up fast .
Firefly Waters - St. Germain
Create memories at Firefly Waters, a stylish cottage near St. Germain filled with charming quilts, a fireplace, planked wood walls and a rocking chair that give it a Northwoods feel.
Whip up breakfast in the gourmet kitchen before going out to see the fall colors reflected in Little St. Germain Lake. A firepit up by the cabin overlooks the lake — take in the beauty from the comfort of your chair.
Arbor Cottage - Ephraim
Kick off your visit to Arbor Cottage with a drive through bursting fall color in Door County. Right in the charming town of Ephraim, this cottage was created from an old post office. Nearby is a private waterfront area with great views. Before your trip, be sure to check which restaurants stay open all year long, but a well-equipped kitchen makes it easy to eat in.
Immerse yourself in color at Peninsula State Park’s many opportunities for fun — visit Eagle Tower for a great view or tour Eagle Bluff Lighthouse (open through mid-October).
Castle Rock Boho A-Frame Cabin - Friendship
Tuck into togetherness in this wood-lined cabin in Friendship. Sleep late in the fun triangular bedroom or catch up on your reading in a macrame swing downstairs. Enjoy coffee with a loved one on the sunny deck while you watch the leaves fall.
Explore hiking trails at Roche-A-Cri State Park, where you and your crew can climb the stairs to the top of the 300-foot mound for a bird’s-eye view of fall color. See ancient Native American petroglyphs via an accessible ramp and observation deck.
Not sure when the leaves will be at their best where you’re headed? Use our Fall Color Report to get real-time color conditions anywhere in the state.