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Recent Wisconsin property reviews

  • One of a Kind

    "Planning a bachelor party getaway, I came across Adeline's House of Cool by total chance while cruising through VRBO's website. Despite my trepidation about its distance, rural area and price, I couldn't be more thoroughly satisfied and "WOWED" by my experience at this house. After our arrival, every person in the group had the same question..."Where did you find this place???" The owner, a fine and extremely helpful gent named Brian, made me look like a total genius. The residence itself encompasses so many personalities, but I would almost liken it to living at a giant bar with bedrooms, a cozy den, a grill and fire pit, and the biggest jacuzzi you have ever seen in your entire life!! My description can't even do this place the proper justice it deserves. There are so many things to see, do, and explore both outdoors and indoors that you may find yourself feeling like you didn't get to witness it all by the time you leave. The second floor balcony is a maze with beautiful sight-lines and places to relax everywhere. Did I mention that this place is nestled right on a little stream that leads to Lake Puckaway? We were consistently mesmerized by the decor, layout, and little items that add to the character of the house. Although we were here for a bachelor party (and took full advantage of the bar/party like atmosphere) this place is perfect for families, couples, or any sizeable group that is looking for the perfect vacation that is far enough away, but not TOO far away. The owner, Brian, and the greeter/caretaker, Tom, were both extremely friendly, helpful, and desired to do everything in their power to make sure we were prepared, informed, and had an all-around enjoyable experience. I will most definitely be going back to Adeline's House of Cool, and anyone reading this review is definitely missing out on a special experience if they ultimately abstain."
    Guest: Andy Date of Stay: August 2013 Review Submitted: August 29, 2013
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  • Great Family Vacation

    "My family and my sister's family recently shared this condo for a family vacation. The property was everything we hoped it would be and more. The condo is beautiful. All of the rooms are large and very comfortable. I have elementary age kids and my sister has teenagers. The accomodations allowed us to put the younger ones to bed while the rest of us stayed up; and then allowed the adults to go to bed while the teenagers stayed up; it was perfect. The condo was very clean and well maintained as was the whole facility. We loved having a kitchen so that we did not have to go out to eat for every meal. Our only complaint is that there is only service for 8. So if we used any dishes at breakfast we had to wash dishes in order to have full service for the next meal. However, that was minor and certainly did not take anything away from our overall stay. We enjoyed all of the activities and things to do at the property. We also liked the setting of the resort. It seems less commercial and more retreat like since it's tucked away between a golf course and the river. Yet it's conveniently located just minutes from town. This is a fantastic condo, a great deal and definitely a place we would recommend to anyone looking to stay in The Dells. As we were pulling out of the parking lot the kids asked 'when do we get to come back here'; the reply, 'hopefully soon'!"
    Guest: Linda Date of Stay: August 2011 Review Submitted: August 17, 2011
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  • Nice place

    "Nicely situated on a quiet road, right on Shell Lake, this property was very comfortable, spacious and well appointed. The split bedroom layout is great for privacy. With 2.5 baths in the main house, no one will feel crowded. The three season porch and large deck are especially nice in mild weather. This property is perfect for a large family get together."
    Guest: Jerry Date of Stay: September 2011 Review Submitted: October 13, 2011
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  • Great spot for ATV base

    "Very clean, plenty of space, and located on an ATV route (the one through Summit Lake that gets you to Parrish trails plus Oneida and Lincoln Cty trails). 15 min drive from Augusta Springs trails. Nice large kitchen for communal food prep/gathering. Deck and included grill for outside grilling. We do a lot of ATVing throughout the year and this is one of the nicest affordable places we've been at. Plenty of hooks in entryway to hang up dirty clothes and a covered drive-in space to unload/load without battling the weather. Plus there's a bunch of wooded acreage to wander through or just simply sit and watch the critters come by and good parking for multiple vehicles with trailers."
    Guest: ATV Rider Date of Stay: October 2012 Review Submitted: October 15, 2012
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Wisconsin Travel Tips

No matter what type of adventures you’re looking for, Wisconsin is sure to give you what you want. Thanks to its varied terrain, outdoor and indoor adventures are plentiful here, and its combination of populous cities and charming small towns makes it a great place for those looking to get away or immerse themselves in a new city’s culture. If you can’t decide which Wisconsin destination to visit, look into these cities:

Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva is found in the southern part of the state near the border with Illinois. There are several restaurants in this town to enjoy, including family eateries such as Margot’s Restaurant, Popeye’s on Lake Geneva, Pier 290 and Clausing Barn Resaurant. A family meal at Pier 290 will sit you along the shores of Geneva Lake where you can enjoy the rustling of the waters as you munch on a delicious meal of American cuisine. Before you stop and eat at Clausing Barn Restaurant, be sure to take a tour of the 19th-century museum and walk through the grounds of Old World Wisconsin, where you can learn more about the state’s early beginnings of rural and immigrant life. Art lovers should stop by the many galleries and exhibits in the city, including Geneva Art Pottery, Maple Park Antiques and Lake Geneva Antique and Art Bazaar. At these locations, you can purchase items and browse through the works of local talent. If you’re really itching to visit the big city while staying in Lake Geneva, Chicago is only an hour and a half away by car.

Milwaukee

Milwaukee may be best-known for its delicious taps from breweries large and small alike, but this beautiful city also sits along the shores of Lake Michigan and features many attractions for everyone. Children will enjoy the Milwaukee County Zoo as they pick out their favorite animals. They’ll also love the science and technology at their fingertips with a trip to Discovery World, which can be found along the water in downtown Milwaukee. Many festivals come to Milwaukee year-round, and present a great opportunity for visitors to get out and explore the city on a deeper level. For a night of sports, you can venture out to cheer on the Milwaukee Bucks during basketball season or watch the Brewers outscore their visiting opponents. Adults can enjoy the Harley Davidson Museum, Milwaukee Theatre or the Miller Brewery Visitor Center and the Girl in the Moon Brewery Shop. Shopping is all over town and includes boutiques, brand name designers, an adorable farmers market and some of your favorite retail stores. A trip to Milwaukee will not only be the escape to the city you never knew you needed, but also a prime chance to enjoy yourself with a relaxing trip.

Madison

Madison is the capital of Wisconsin and home to several historic sites as well as the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Despite being a small, college city, there’s much to do in Madison, including it’s downtown area known as State Street as well as great shopping and dining destinations in the bustling Capitol Square. Don’t forget to pencil in a trip to the 100-year-old state capitol which towers over the city thanks to its gilded bronze statue. Daily tours are offered to the building’s visitors, where they can get a more in-depth look at the history behind the state and how it got to where it is today. Down the street a couple of blocks is Monona Terrace, a center designed by the famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. He once called nearby Taliesin home and his presence is still felt in Madison and its neighboring cities. You can take a tour of the home and stand in awe at the city and lake views from the rooftop garden, the perfect place for a picnic.

Wisconsin Dells

No matter the time of year, there’s always a water adventure to be had in Wisconsin Dells. The "water park capital of the world" has indoor and outdoor water thrills which are some of the best you'll find anywhere. There are five indoor and outdoor water park attractions open to guests during the year’s warmer and cooler months, including Chula Vista, Kalahari, Mt. Olympus, Noah’s Ark and Temple of the Black Pearl at Polynesian. Noah’s Ark is the only water park in Wisconsin Dells that is open during the summer months; however, with four others to choose from, there’s still plenty of fun to be had here. Kalahari is a safari-themed attraction that includes the uphill water rollercoaster called Master Blaster, and the family raft ride, Victoria Falls.

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