12 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Northern Wisconsin - Updated 2022

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Wisconsin, founded in 1848, is in the midwest of the United States. It has the coastlines of two Great Lakes, Lake Superior and Lake Michigan, and the state’s interior has numerous forests and farms. Milwaukee is its largest city, located on Lake Michigan’s western shore.

Northern Wisconsin is a popular vacation spot. People love to relax in the north woods, with its peaceful lakes and rolling hills. In the summer, the lakes and streams are the perfect spots to go swimming, boating, fishing, or kayaking. You can hike trails in the woods and have a picnic near a waterfall. In the winter, northern Wisconsin is the perfect spot for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and sledding.

Waterfront cabins are popular spots to rent. You can enjoy the water in the summer, or cosy up by the fire with a mug of hot cocoa in the winter. Read on to see our top 12 Vrbo vacation rentals in northern Wisconsin.

1. Refurbished cabin with views of Cana Island, Door County (from USD 421)

Starting off our list is this recently remodelled cabin on the waterfront, with views of Cana Island. It’s situated between the towns of Sister Bay and Baileys Harbor. So, while there’s plenty of peace and quiet at the cabin, you can head into town easily to pick up necessities or to grab a bite to eat.

You can view the historic Cana Island lighthouse from the property and it is next to a forest, which has walking paths and beaches. The cabin has two screened porches, and a large living area with plenty of windows to let in light. The kitchen is spacious and has all the amenities you’ll need. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms, so it’s a great spot for groups.

⭐ 250' RELAXING WATERFRONT, SPACIOUS NEWLY REMODELED HOME W/ 6 WOODED ACRES ⭐
129 reviews  Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view of the lake from the family room is stunning
the living room had two comfortable couches and a reclining chair
while we were there chris installed a beautiful large table on the deck for comfortable outdoor dining
there were three couples on this vacation and the 3 bedroom/3 bathroom floor plan was perfect
beds were very comfy too thanks for a wonderful stay and great family memories
Cleanliness:
it was clean cozy and very comfortable
it’s rare to find such a clean and beautiful property that is also dog friendly
the entire space was extremely clean
Host:
the owners are super responsive with any questions
chris was an excellent host
an added bonus was the pet friendly nature
Location:
we loved this place such a beautiful property and a perfect location in door county
everything was close by and the house had everything we needed we would highly recommend
a beautiful location and a warm and welcoming place to stay
loved every minute spent at your home and exploring and shopping in door county
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2. Quiet three-bedroom cabin, Rowleys Bay (from USD 270)

For those after a more rustic northern Wisconsin visit, there’s this three bedroom cabin with a hand sawed cedar interior. The property boasts a deck and a sky-lit sunroom. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms and it has all the modern amenities you’ll need.

The cabin is located on a quiet cul-de-sac and is just a few minutes walk to Lake Michigan. There are plenty of nearby spots to launch your boat, canoe, or kayak. If you want a bit more excitement, the busier bay side of the Peninsula is just a 15-minute drive away. There, you can enjoy a meal at a restaurant or go shopping. There are also state parks nearby, offering trails for hiking or cross-country skiing.

Charming, Warm, and Naturally Well-Lit with Wooded Privacy
185 reviews  Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we have rented this cozy charming property every winter for the last five years
the house is comfortable and extremely well stocked
Cleanliness:
it is spectacularly clean ( ) and very comfortable
it was cozy clean and had everything we needed for a long girl's weekend
Host:
communication with owner was excellent
Location:
excellent location and warm & comfortable place
it’s a very short drive to newport state park and peninsula sp is pretty close as well
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3. Gingerbread cottage, Fish Creek (from USD 185)

This quaint cottage is surrounded by dense forest, so you can truly relax and enjoy some peace and quiet. It’s located on a hill above Fish Creek, a village that offers a drive-in theatre, restaurants, and shops. The cabin is also not far from the waterfront and Peninsula State Park.

The property has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, so it’s a good choice for families or groups of friends. There’s a wood-burning fireplace and a wraparound deck, so you’ll have plenty of places to relax and unwind, in both summer and winter.

Gingerbread Cottage - Forest Setting - Available Winter Too!
228 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The cottage was well equipped and comfortable
The couch is incredibly comfy
The Wi-Fi helped make up for that Thanks
Had a great time again
perfect Home had all the necessities you need but remember your own bath towels Satellite TV Grill and comfy furniture a bonus Located in a quiet neighborhood and super easy to find Thanks
Cleanliness:
Plenty of space clean and had everything we needed
Host:
Our dog saw his first deer and was in awe
Has everything you need to relax Owner is quick to respond to any questions you have
Daryl is very nice and very easy to deal with
The cottage has great amenities was well supplied and was clean and in good shape
We appreciated the conveniences of the gingerbread cottage
Location:
It was a first for my friend Enjoyed walking around the neighborhood peaceful
stocked kitchen plenty of fire wood Very peaceful and quiet neighborhood
Great living space inside and out Negatives would be the condition of the property Nothing has been done since it was built
Great location to stay in Door County Comfortable beds
It was a perfect place for us and our dog Very quiet and peaceful Close to Fish Creek and Peninsula Players
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4. Authentic log cabin best for couples, Port Wing (from USD 185)

This place offers up the experience of sleeping in a real log cabin. It’s a great spot for a romantic getaway, with a loft containing a queen size, log frame bed. From bed, you can look out the large windows to Lake Superior. If need be, there’s also a futon which can sleep two additional people.

The log cabin is on 350 feet (106 meters) of shoreline, so there’s plenty of fun to be had in the water. If you’d like to go into town, the cabin is just three miles (4.8 km) from Port Wing. There you’ll find restaurants, a grocery store, and a full-service marina.

View Of The South Shore In Cozy Authentic Log Cabin
Port Wing, Wisconsin, United States
169 reviews Premier Host  Wifi Available
cabin 4 Guests 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
temperature was easy to control with either wall heaters or gas fireplace
we stayed 4 days and never even turned on the tv there was so much fun outside
Cleanliness:
clean and well supplied
it is easy to find very clean and well kept
clean and the owner is great with communication
cute cabin on the water very clean & ready to go for us
Host:
equally as lovely were the owners
Location:
we were impressed with the location most of all
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5. Lovely cabin with a hot tub, Sister Bay (from 417 USD)

This cabin has an open plan in the kitchen, dining, and living room. There are four bedrooms, including a master bedroom with a king size bed. Off the kitchen is a large deck with a grill, so you’ll be able to cook and eat outside on warm summer evenings. There’s even a lower deck with an eight-person hot tub. Perfect for cooler nights!

The property has glowing reviews. Visitors love the decor, and can’t get enough of the stunning views of the water. The cabin is spacious enough for large families or groups, allowing enough space to feel like you still have some privacy.

Cabin with amazing water views

Price: from 417 USD

Number of Guests: 8

6. Private cabin on Upper Twin Lake (from USD 216)

Located on Upper Twin Lake, this is a classic upper midwestern cabin. It’s the perfect size for a couple or small family, with two bedrooms and one bathroom. There’s a wood fireplace and a deck. The lake is known for its musky and bass fishing, as well as its clear waters. It’s also a great lake to go waterskiing and tubing on.

It’s an excellent spot in the winter, as well. You’ll be able to snowshoe, cross-country ski, or ice fish. Winter offers a period of solitude in the north woods - a winter wonderland indeed!

Very Private Cabin on Upper Twin Lake...Large Lot...Great Views!
114 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the couch was very comfortable with good support
the cabin itself had everything we needed and the rustic-motif furniture was cozy and comfortable
this comfortable cabin has it all: the view out the spread of windows across the four-season porch is stunning
the house was spacious and comfortable and was equipped with everything we needed for a week's stay
Cleanliness:
a clean cabin in a tranquil setting
Host:
great views - very friendly owner thank you
Location:
privacy was nice not too close to neighbors
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7. Rustic retreat with hot tubs, Rusk County (from USD 150)

Traveling in groups can be a doozy especially when you can’t find the right homey accommodations. Luckily, Aaron’s rustic homestay cabin is free for up to eight people to stay at for a weekend or so. The cabin has two bedrooms and a bathroom with beds in the sizes of a king, queen, twin, and a sofabed for couples who wish to bunk together. Great amenities in the property features forced air heating, indoor and outdoor tubs, Netflix streaming, YouTube TV, indoor wood stove and outdoor fire pit, as well as lawn chairs and bean bag games among others. Basic features include Wifi, air conditioning, cable TV, kitchen access with complete cookware and electric cooking appliances. Spend a couple of days at Ladysmith and enjoy the serene calm away from the hustle and bustle of the city with your loved ones at Ponderosa Pine Log Cabin.

Beautiful Ponderosa Pine Log Cabin - Northwoods Retreat On 10 Acres
194 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cabin was wonderful; cozy, comfortable, and equipped with everything we needed
nice that fire wood , wifi, satellite tv are included
the beds, especially the one downstairs, were so comfortable & the bathroom was lovely! thank you!
it has air-conditioning dvd amazon fire comfy bed wi-fi a large wraparound deck and plenty of peace and quiet
it was great! the couches and beds were very comfy
Cleanliness:
can't beat it
Host:
aaron and jennifer have a wonderful property
lovely family cabin especially being able to have our dogs along and a place for them to run and play
hot tub not used
the owners were quick to respond to all communications before and during our stay
the hot tub outside was awesome as well! aaron and his wife were great hosts as well
Location:
"green canisters " not needed
we normally pack everything
close to ladysmith
no loud neighbors
online rental description needs a little updating
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8. Beautiful homestay with views of Lake Pepin, Maiden Rock (from USD 350)

This homestay is located in the middle if Rush Hour Valley along the scenic Mississipi corridor, this traditional cobblestoned cabin welcomes big groups of family and friends for a great escape for a weekend or so. The property is 2200 sqft (204 sqm) big and can accommodate up to thirteen people in a two-bedroom, two-bathroom home. Lione Downe offers superb amenities include a brand new hot tub, Wifi access satellite TV, and firewood for the bonfires to be held at night. Nearby shops, restaurants, and craft stores are just walking distance from the cabin and are closeby to many nature activities like fishing, hunting, hiking, and bird watching among many others. Guests can sleep on a king-sized bed, two queen-sized beds, two double beds as well as Wifi access, airconditioning, property parking, and TV for groups who wish to do more staycationing than vacationing outdoors.

40 Acre Wooded Retreat Overlooking Lake Pepin with Lakefront
287 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 13 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 13
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
only con is only one bedroom is private
there is plenty of sleeping room and the beds are comfortable
the open kitchen/dining room is a wonderful space to cook meals and enjoy conversations together
well maintained, stocked with essentials (pots, pans, towels, a hot tub!)
the rear view of the lake was breathtaking
Cleanliness:
there were 10 of us and with 3 bathrooms it really worked out nicely
between the huge fireplace, hot tub, deck, and gourmet kitchen we felt right at home! what a place!! will return for sure in the summer!
Host:
everyone was very friendly and eagar to help us
he made himself available for any questions or needs
my encounter with the owner rob was always friendly and accomadating for all of us
wonderful bakeries, stores, winery/cidery, antiques, restaurants and more
a very nice personal touch
Location:
loved the 3 baths
the cabin is beautifulblog cabin
we experienced the eagles soaring over the house several times
there really isn't any type of "yard" to play yard games besides the parking area 2
the views from the deck are breathtaking and it is very relaxing to just sit with a cold drink and listen to nature
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9. Northwoods feel cabin, Oneida County

This beautiful cabin was built in 2008 and has all new furnishings and amenities. The bedrooms have log furniture, the kitchen is fully equipped, and there are LCD TVs with cable television. While not directly on the water, the waterfront is nearby. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to swim and fish. You can also rent a fishing boat or pontoon if you don’t have your own.

This northwoods feel cabin is within 75 ft from the sandy edge of sparkling
28 reviews
cabin 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was in like new condition and we were very comfortable with the layout and the amenities
Cleanliness:
clean and new cabin
comfortabel clean and great firepit with beautiful sunset
the cabin was adorable it was very clean and well maintained
wonderful property in the northwoods very clean and well-appointed
bedroom size was very comfortable and the loft was amazing the cabin was spotless when we arrived
Host:
duane was very responsive and his house manager was very helpful as well
the owner was helpful and answered all of my questions
they responded to all of my questions quickly and they were both very friendly
also the owner is very nice and responsible to make arrangements with
Location:
extremely quiet and peaceful surroundings yet very convenient to town
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10. Charming lakefront, Sawyer County

Finishing off our list is this beautiful cabin with a view of the lake. It’s got a sandy shoreline and comes equipped with a canoe, paddleboard, and kayaks to use. The cabin is near a well-known ski trail, as well as a mountain biking trail. It sleeps six people, with two bedrooms, as well as a loft.

The kitchen is fully equipped, but there are a number of restaurants nearby, so you can eat out as well. Reviewers say the cabin is clean and comfortable. Visitors especially love being able to use the kayaks and canoe.

Charming Lake-front Cabin between Cable & Hayward, near CAMBA & Birkie trails
65 reviews
cabin 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The cabin is very cozy well maintained
Also the view from the cabin is awesome
The shower head was less than desirable and wasn't very clean nor was the shower itself
This was a nice place and relaxing The tv was upstairs in the loft and was not hooked up to anything
We enjoyed paddling to the island with the included canoe and kayak using the well appointed kitchen for breakfasts and snacks and hanging on the dock Beds were comfortable Lots to do in the area
Cleanliness:
It was very quiet and relaxing which is what we needed
The cabin is beautiful nothing fancy which was exactly what we desired Very clean and well taken care of Comfy beds too
Host:
The kayaks and games they provide are really nice
We both love to fish
We love Hayward and this area
The cabin is in a great location on the lake with a great view easy dock to tie a boat up to nice camp fire pit and all the extras they provide make this a great family cabin
We will once again return next year
Location:
Perfect place to stay if you want to ski around OO
If you want a place to get away and enjoy a quiet relaxing retreat this is it
Cute and clean little cabin on a quiet lake - a beautiful place for a retreat
The property is very nice with a fire pit and dock accessing lovely McClaine Lake Perfect for canoeing kayaking hiking etc Just up the road we rented a side-by-side 4x4 at Hayward Power Sports...
Cute little cabin on quiet and peaceful lake
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11. Spacious lake home, Stone Lake

Number four on our list is a modern, luxurious cabin. So, if you’d like to experience the north woods but don’t like the idea of roughing it in a tent, definitely check out this spacious place. With four bedrooms and four bathrooms, it’s an excellent option for large family vacations. The hosts love to cook, so the kitchen is well-stocked and even has some basic ingredients. The cabin even has a wet bar and ping pong table!

There is a canoe and two kayaks to use, and if you have your own boat, there’s space on the dock to accommodate it. Just be aware that noisy water toys are only allowed on the lake from 10 am to 6 pm. But, as the hosts say, “a quiet evening ride in your pontoon is perfectly fine!” If you want a lakeside cabin with mod cons, this is the spot for you!

Spacious 4BR/4BA Lake Home in the Pines
57 reviews
cabin 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
my sister the chef appreciated the gourmet kitchen
our beds were very comfortable with nice sheets and extra blankets/quilts in every room
the table for eight worked perfectly for meals as well as cards in the evenings
comfortable beds plenty of games and movies for rainy days
we had 8 family members staying there and it would have been comfortable with a few more
Cleanliness:
very clean and well supplied
very clean great communication with owner
house and kitchen has everything you need for meals and clean up
Host:
the owners were very welcoming and everything was exactly as expected
the owners were very helpful and easy to work with
the owners have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable and easy
the owners were great and communication helped make our stay seamless
it's a good thing that the house was so welcoming warm and user-friendly
Location:
the location is ideal for enjoying the hayward area
it was located on a lake close to the town of stone lake - easy to get to
there are many good places to eat nearby or in hayward
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12. Newly remodelled cabin with private waterfront, Baileys Harbor

Another option for those who prefer a more modern rental is this newly remodelled cabin. It’s a Cape Cod-style home, with hardwood floors, granite countertops, and vaulted ceilings. There’s a wraparound deck and a table with chairs by the waterfront, so you’ll have plenty of space to watch the sunrise with a cup of coffee or watch the sunset with a glass of wine.

And speaking of the waterfront, this property has a 200 foot (61 meter) private shoreline. It’s the perfect spot for fishing, kayaking, and swimming on Lake Michigan. The cabin is also near a wide variety of activities in Door County. You can tour a winery, visit art galleries, or view shipwrecks from a glass bottom kayak tour. There’s plenty of options to chose from when staying at this cabin, whether you’d like to relax by the fire pit or travel into town.

⭐ Remodeled, 2 Acres w/200' Private Waterfront, Huge Deck, 5 ⭐
153 reviews  Wifi Available
House 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable with lots of space
the house was as described nice deck very clean and comfortable beds
washer and dryer were so appreciated being we were swimming and kayaking
Cleanliness:
the house was very clean and well appointed with everything we needed
had a wonderful time with my family the house was clean and recently updated
Host:
chris the owner was very responsive to any questions we had
it was handy having a high chair available too the owner was very responsive with questions
Location:
great location being close to town
the location of this property is absolutely beautiful
close proximity to door county parks and preserves was ideal
we were able to get to most places of interest within 15-25 minute drive
it's great to be able to go from busy downtown shops to this beautiful house in the woods
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Northern Wisconsin is perfect, year round

Whether you want a warm, summer vacation or a cosy winter wonderland, northern Wisconsin has you covered! There are a wide variety of cabins to choose from, from classic wood cabins to modern properties, with all of today’s luxuries. So grab your snowshoes or your beach towels, and plan your Wisconsin vacation, today!

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Nicole is an American expat living in London, England. When she moved from the midwest to London in 2012, it was her first time leaving the US. She has traveled steadily since then, making trips...Read more

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