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Destination guide

The friendly area of Portage awaits your stay

The waterfalls and mountains provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Portage. This welcoming city is known for its shopping, restaurants and water park. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Portage

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Portage a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cascade Mountain Ski Area (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Devil's Head Ski Resort (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
  • Gibraltar Rock State Natural Area (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
  • Ochsner Zoo (15.5 mi / 24.9 km)
  • Canyon Creek Riding Stables (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)
  • Knuckleheads Bowling and Family Entertainment Center (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Portage

Travelers appreciate the beautiful waterfalls and captivating mountain views, which is just a taste of what Portage has to offer. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Portage is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • John Muir Memorial County Park (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Parfrey's Glen State Natural Area (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
  • Gibraltar Rock State Natural Area (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
  • Devil's Lake State Park (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
  • Devils Lake (16 mi / 25.7 km)
  • Riverwalk (17 mi / 27.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Portage

Fly into Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional), the closest airport, located 28.4 mi (45.7 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to Portage Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Portage?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 626 house rentals around Portage. From 182 Houses to 90 Cabins, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Portage is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Portage?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Portage. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • North Country National Scenic Trail: 60 home rentals
  • Museum at the Portage: 456 home rentals
  • Portage Station: 456 home rentals
  • Historic Indian Agency House: 407 home rentals
  • Fort Winnebago Surgeons Quarters: 370 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Portage listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Portage?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 182 Houses in Portage. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Portage include:

  • Cabins: 90 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 90 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 227 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Barns and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Portage?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 396 vacation homes with pool available in Portage.

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