Recent Wisconsin reviews
"16 of us (ages 1 yr. to 88 yrs.) spent a fantastic week in August at this big, classic, lake home (with a Chicago style shady background!). Everything from linens and towels, kitchenware and appliances, furniture and lighting, reflects taste and style as well as a priority on beauty and comfort. Details in furnishings, design, and upscale but very comfortable room decor add a sense of grace and luxury without being overbearing or intimidating. There's plenty of space for everyone and everything. We played bocce ball on the lawn overlooking the lake, kayaked, fished (the 4 year old caught a nice sized trout that became part of our hors d'oeuvre spread for dinner that night), took cocktail cruises, swam and just sat around on the front porch catching up. We enjoyed morning walks on the property and on the rural lanes that surround this estate, played pool, read bedtime stories on the porch swing and ate very well from the grill and the superb kitchen. Old parents, new parents, preschoolers, college kids, and babies all voted it one of the best of our vacation-home-renting experiences, and there have been many. Amy has created a wonderful home on Lake Beulah and is a great person to work, with in all the ways I can think of."Guest: Jeffrey M. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 22, 2014View listing
"The listing description was very accurate. We enjoyed all the extra's in the kitchen. The dining room table is very much like my table. Very enjoyable for eating and playing games. This is the only place we have stayed that had plenty of kitchen towels, bath towels, etc. i would recommend it to anyone. We hope to stay there again. We could not find a broom. The exterior of the microwave could have been cleaner. All it all it was in excellent shape."Guest: Louise Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 1, 2014View listing
"Leslie's apartment on Lake Street was a dream. Clean, charming, lots of space - it was the perfect little hideaway during our trip to Elkhart Lake and Road America. Centrally located in Elkhart, we could walk to everything in town, or just stay upstairs for a nice private evening. Can't imagine staying anywhere else, now."Guest: ChefTref Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 22, 2014View listing
"Our group of six adults had a great time staying at this beautiful house for a weekend. The house and wrap around deck were larger than we expected, and the house has everything you could need for a wonderful vacation. We enjoyed the gas grill, fire pit, cable TV, DVD players, and Wi-Fi. The location of this property is perfect. If you were any closer to Devil's Lake State Park, you'd be camping! It's also very close to Wisconsin Dells. Baraboo is only a few minutes away; very convenient if someone forgets their toothbrush or you run out of milk. We would definitely stay here again and recommend this property to anyone looking for an exceptional vacation in the Devil's Lake/WI Dells area!"Guest: Kate L. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 9, 2014View listing
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 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 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 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.
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.