If your vacation daydreams take you to a quiet log cabin deep in the woods, or your own personal oasis by the lake...we know a few places. Escape the everyday and unwind for a while at these cozy Wisconsin cabins.
How does a cabin on your own private peninsula sound? Set out in the middle of Bearskin Lake, this secluded home is a nature-lover’s dream. Much of the lake is undeveloped and surrounded by natural forestry, where loons and bald eagles are known to pass by and muskie, walleye and smallmouth bass swim ripe for the catching.
Revel in peaceful solitude on the waterfront patio, head down to the dock to cast a morning line or spend an evening indoors beside the stone fireplace – whatever you do, relax in knowing this corner of the world is all yours.
Tucked among tall pines, this cozy cabin could’ve been plucked straight out of an old-school summer camp. The vibe is retro – think flannel blankets, camp mugs and canoe paddles on the wall – and wraparound windows on the sunporch frame views of beautiful Lake Katherine.
But Pine Cove’s hidden gem sits down by the shore – a screened-in patio and deck, right at the water’s edge, where a hammock swings under twinkling lights. Pull up a chair to play a game, light a bonfire, or just watch the waves roll in.
Curl up in a historic log cabin on the grounds of the Hunt Hill Audubon Society, a 500-acre Northwest Wisconsin nature preserve. Built in the 1930’s, every corner of the cabin bursts with old-fashioned charm, from the wood-burning fireplace, to the lofted bedroom, to the shelf of well-loved board games.
Step outside and you’re as close as it gets to miles of hiking trails, two glacial lakes and a wealth of birding opportunities. In the fall, the trees surrounding the cabin turn a vibrant orange and yellow, and when the weather’s right, visitors can borrow Hunt Hill’s canoes to explore the chain of lakes.
If simple living is what you’re after, book a stay at the Off-Grid Inn – one of Wisconsin’s only rentable tiny homes! Set up on wheels in the woods surrounding Fall Creek, this modern, minimalist cabin has all the essentials for a low-key getaway: small kitchen, bathroom, cozy lofted bed and, of course, a great view of the neighboring forest.
Large windows keep the interior as close to nature as possible, and the quiet setting begs you to relax and unplug - though, at a place like this, it might be hard to resist an Instagram or two!