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Recent Wisconsin property reviews

  • A beautifully renovated lake home

    "My family of four (2 adults, 2 young children - 3&6) met up with friends (2 adults, 2 young children - 1&3) for two nights on Lake Wisconsin. The cabin is beautiful - very clean, well maintained, very well stocked, etc. There are three small bedrooms on the first floor and an open loft on the second with three beds, so there was plenty of room. The shower is amazing. The living area is very small, and there isn't a dining table, so we ate most of our meals in shifts at the small cafe table or balanced on our knees. The loft was a bit challenging for our young kids - they had a hard time settling down because you could hear everything from the first floor. If your kid are older, this probably wouldn't be an issue. While in the area, we had brunch at Fish Tales and hiked at Devil's Lake State Park. The kids loved taking the ferry. We would love to return when there are more opportunities on the lake itself. We did enjoy having a fire with the beautiful lake view as a backdrop. Highly recommended."
    Guest: Hope M. Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: November 14, 2013
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  • Great house, friendly owners

    "We just loved the house! It was very clean, cosy and nicely decorated. It had everything there you could need. The dock just across the road was part of the house property and was lovely place for sunbatheing and watching beautiful sunsets. The owner were very friendly and gave us tips what to do in the area. We would definately recommend this place."
    Guest: Rannisto family from Finland Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 26, 2014
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  • Even Better Than Advertised

    "If you are looking for a true Northwoods experience look no further than Smoky Lake Lodge. This beautiful home was everything we were looking for and more. We recently spent a week here with 3 families including 6 adults and 10 children. There was plenty of sleeping room and the kids loved the spacious loft with bunk beds. The house was stocked as if the owners lived there themselves. The owner was a pleasure to deal with and was quick to respond when we had some questions while we were there. The water was crystal clear and you couldn't throw in a fishing line without pulling out a fish. We loved the fact that the home was surrounded by the beautiful forest and the privacy was unmatched. The kids especially loved the huge yard where every day at 3:30 they held a whiffle ball game. We definitely recommend this home for a family getaway. We can't wait to vacation at the lodge again next year. Thank you Neil."
    Guest: Brian K Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: August 7, 2014
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  • Beautiful Lake Home!

    "This lake home is absolutely gorgeous! The lake was beautiful and great for swimming and fishing with young kids. The updated kitchen is great for preparing meals and just hanging out. I wish we would have had more time to enjoy the large screen TV and theater seating upstairs, but we were way to busy exploring Wisconsin and enjoying beautiful sunsets on the deck. This house is a great choice if you are looking for a relaxing getaway."
    Guest: Nicole R. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 8, 2014
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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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