Downhill Skiing: Four Lodging Options in Wisconsin

By Jonathan Eckelberg
Staff Writer

Wisconsin is a prime location for some excellent downhill skiing, so you’ll want to stay nearby to get the most out of your day. An exciting day packed with skiing can certainly tire you out. Who wouldn’t want to retire to a comfy and cozy destination nearby after leaving the slopes? You needn’t travel far to find that feeling of being in an Appalachian Mountain ski resort. Check out these rustic Wisconsin offerings.

Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast – Sparta

If you’re looking for that tranquil and peaceful place to relax after a full day on the slopes, the Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast offers that rustic feel perfect to warm you up. There is a selection of rooms based on the taste of the guests, whether you’re looking for romance and rejuvenation or want a bit of that country, outdoorsy feel. Located just eight miles from Whitetail Ridge Ski Area and 30 miles from the massive Mt. La Crosse, you can warm up by the beautiful Franklin Victorian fireplaces to get the most out of your day.

Comfort SuitesPortage

Only four miles from the well-known and family-friendly Cascade Mountain, this Comfort Suites location will give you the feel of a warming lodge or winter cabin. This location will complete any day of skiing for families or an individual. Why travel far, when you have a comfortable and affordable stay so close to home? Before hitting the ski hills, don’t forget to start off your day with a hot, fresh breakfast that offers quite the selection for even the pickiest of eaters. This surely will satisfy any ski enthusiast’s dream.

Cold Spring InnHubertus

Located on 80 acres of woodlands and wetlands, Cold Spring Inn prides itself on preserving the beauty of the natural environment. Only a quick 30-minute drive from Sunburst Ski Area, guests will find a sprawling countryside complete with a vineyard. Wore yourself out skiing? Sprawl out by the fireplace in your room. Or if you still have all this energy built up and want to get outside some more, explore the hiking trails surrounding the lodge, or try out the ice rink. There certainly is a good balance of relaxation and fun.

Holiday AcresRhinelander

A classic Northwoods resort, Holiday Acres offers cottages, guest rooms and vacation homes to suffice anyone’s lodging choices. Plus, there’s year round recreation. With a large indoor pool, the kids are entertained no matter what season. Not sick of the snow after your downhill skiing adventures at nearby Camp 10 Ski Area? Holiday Acres offers a variety of winter activities such as ice fishing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. This surely is the place for any winter enthusiast. Never fear…the cabins are furnished with a fireplace to warm yourself after your busy day.