The 9 Best Wisconsin Cabin Rentals of 2020

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Best for Nature Lovers: Hillside Cabin at Earthology Retreat Center – See Rates at Airbnb

"This cabin is pretty minimalist in nature, with a lofted Queen-sized bed and sofa bed beneath it, plus a single-burner butane stove for cooking."

Best Budget: Hayward Log Cabin – See Rates at Airbnb

"There’s great access to numerous hiking and biking trails, a public beach, and downtown Hayward, which is just a short walk away."

Best for Families with Kids: Cedar Chalet – See Rates at Airbnb

"The six-bedroom home has plenty of space for hanging out, including a four-season sunroom and a finished basement."

Best Modern Cabin: Modern Cabin on Lake Superior – See Rates at Airbnb

"The open-plan, loft-style abode is quite remote, making it an ideal getaway for couples or small groups."

Best for Family Reunions: Wild River Lodge – See Rates at Airbnb

"The modern, but woodsy home is set on 11 acres of secluded woods with 350 feet of shoreline with a private dock."

Best for Large Groups: Lasting Memories Lakeside Log Lodge – See Rates at Airbnb

"This space has everything you need for an authentic cabin experience, including a stone fireplace and a massive deck with a grill."

Best for Romance: Tiger Cat Cottage – See Rates at Airbnb

"The cabin is surrounded by great activities year-round, from skiing to hiking to fishing (which can be done off the private dock in front of the cabin)."

Best Urban Cabin: The City Cabin – See Rates at Airbnb

"The best way to experience cabin life while having easy access to all Madison has to offer, from shopping to dining to airport access."

Best Tiny Cabin: Tiny Trimbelle – See Rates at Airbnb

"In the evenings, relax in the hammock or toast some s'mores in the firepit."

Our Top Picks

01 of 09

Best for Nature Lovers: Hillside Cabin at Earthology Retreat Center

Hillside Cabin

Airbnb

Bedrooms (Studio)
  • 1 Queen bed

  • 1 sofa bed

  • 4 guests

Amenities
  • Solar power

  • Outhouse

  • Propane heater

  • Charcoal grill

Connect with nature at this eco-friendly cabin, located in the Earthology Retreat Center two miles from downtown Viroqua. This hike-in rental—just 150 yards from the nearest parking spot—is pretty minimalist in nature, with a lofted Queen-sized bed and sofa bed beneath it, plus a single-burner butane stove for cooking.

However, the space might not be for everyone. There’s no running water here, just a dry sink, a tank of water for washing and drinking, and a new and well-maintained outhouse. But it balances out since you’ll be in an ideal location for hiking and trout fishing.

02 of 09

Best Budget: Hayward Log Cabin

Hayward Log Cabin

Airbnb

Bedrooms (Studio)
  • 1 Queen bed

  • 1 sofa bed

  • 4 guests

Amenities
  • Shared firepits

  • Shared canoes

  • Kitchenette

  • Cable TV

For a low rate, you can stay in this homey little cabin in Hayward. Included in the cozy space is a small but functional kitchenette, a private patio with a grill and seating area, a private bathroom, Wi-Fi, and cable TV. It’s part of a small community of cabins, all of which share certain amenities like firepits (the nearest one is a few steps outside the front door) and canoes, which can be launched directly from the property.

There’s also plenty of places to visit in the area. Great access to numerous hiking and biking trails, a public beach, and downtown Hayward, is just a short walk away.

03 of 09

Best for Families with Kids: Cedar Chalet

Cedar Chalet

Airbnb

Bedrooms (6)
  • 2 King bes

  • 3 Queen beds

  • 1 bunk bed

  • 1 sofa bed

  • 18 guests

Amenities
  • Firepit

  • Air hockey

  • Shared indoor/outdoor pools

  • Golf access

Combine the best of a self-catered vacation with resort-style amenities at this modern-style cabin in Wisconsin Dells. Located in the southern part of the state, the six-bedroom home has plenty of space for hanging out, including a four-season sunroom and a finished basement with air hockey, arcade basketball, and a wet bar.

Nestled in the Northwoods, the chalet belongs to the Spring Brook complex, which has indoor and outdoor pools, a gym, a spa, a golf course (which you can see right outside the home), and a sports bar and grill. 

04 of 09

Best Modern Cabin: Modern Cabin on Lake Superior

Modern Cabin on Lake Superior

Airbnb

Bedrooms (3)
  • 1 King bed

  • 1 Queen bed

  • 2 sofa beds

  • 8 guests

Amenities
  • Fireplace

  • Lakefront patio

  • Firepit

  • Custom sound system

Not all cabins need to have a rustic look. This modern masterpiece in Herbster on Lake Superior’s South Shore has all the elements of a cabin—wood, stone, and a fireplace—but it's done up in a contemporary style, with clean lines and modern silhouettes. The open-plan, loft-style abode is quite remote, making it an ideal getaway for couples or small groups.

Enjoy panoramic views of the lake through the floor-to-ceiling windows, or head out to the lakefront patio to enjoy them al fresco.

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05 of 09

Best for Family Reunions: Wild River Lodge

Wild River Lodge

Airbnb

Bedrooms (4)
  • 1 King bed

  • 3 Queen beds

  • 1 twin bed

  • 4 bunk beds

  • 1 sofa bed

  • 16+ guests

Amenities
  • Private dock

  • Cable TV

  • Firepit

  • Gas grill

Overlooking the beautiful Wisconsin River, Wild River Lodge in Muscoda is the perfect place for a family reunion, with four private bedrooms plus a shared bunk room for all the kids. This modern, but woodsy home is set on 11 acres of secluded woods with 350 feet of shoreline with a private dock. Situated two-and-a-half hours away from Milwaukee in the heart of the Driftless Region of Wisconsin, this space is an ideal retreat for nature lovers looking for a break from city life.

Use the home as a base for outdoor fishing and hiking adventures, or a tasting excursion of the region’s wineries and breweries. Here, there's something for everyone.

06 of 09

Best for Large Groups: Lasting Memories Lakeside Log Lodge

Lasting Memories Lakeside Log Lodge

Airbnb

Bedrooms (6)
  • 1 King bed

  • 4 Queen beds

  • 6 twin bes

  • 1 couch

  • 1 air mattress

  • 24 guests

Amenities
  • Kayaks, canoes, and other watercraft

  • Firepit

  • Hot tub

  • Gas grill

Whether you’re booking a getaway for your college buddies or a corporate retreat, this is an ideal (and massive) cabin. Comfortably fitting up to 24 guests across six bedrooms, this lakefront lodge in the rural village of Wild Rose has all the space you’ll need.

This space has everything you need for an authentic cabin experience. With a wood-clad room featuring a stone fireplace, a massive deck with a gas grill, a private pier on the lake, an outdoor hot tub, and a firepit, there are plenty of amenities to enjoy. 

07 of 09

Best for Romance: Tiger Cat Cottage

Tiger Cat

Airbnb

Bedrooms (1)
  • 2 Queen beds

  • 4 guests

Amenities
  • Soaking tub

  • Fireplaces

  • Private dock

  • Hammock 

Settle in for a cozy, romantic weekend retreat at this lakefront cabin in Hayward. Inside, you’ll find a quintessential wood-cabin aesthetic with plenty of logs, stone fireplaces, and mounted deer antlers. While the main fireplace in the double-height living room is impressive, the gas fireplace next to the soaking tub in the bathroom is a true highlight.

Surrounded by great activities year-round, from skiing to hiking to fishing (which can be done off the private dock in front of the cabin), there's plenty to keep you occupied during your stay.

08 of 09

Best Urban Cabin: The City Cabin

The City Cabin

Airbnb

Bedrooms (1)
  • 1 Queen beds

  • 2 guests

Amenities
  • Firepit

  • Cable/Wi-Fi

  • Washer/dryer

  • Pet-friendly

While most people venture into the woods or to the lake for their cabin getaways, there are actually plenty of cabin rentals within cities, too. Take for instance this quaint, Amish-built abode just a five-minute drive from downtown Madison. Get all the cozy cabin vibes from its fully-wooden interior, tree-covered setting, and firepit. Keep an eye out on the lawn, too—it’s common to see deer here.

This vacation rental the best way to experience cabin life while having easy access to all Madison has to offer, from shopping to dining, and airport access.

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09 of 09

Best Tiny Cabin: Tiny Trimbelle

Tiny Trimbelle

Airbnb

Bedrooms (1)
  • 1 Queen

  • 2 sofa beds

  • 4 guests

Amenities
  • Screened-in porch

  • Firepit

  • Washer/dryer

  • Pantry stocked with essentials

Though its footprint is small, this cabin is smartly designed to have everything you need for a relaxing vacation. From a stocked pantry to a washer/dryer, and Wi-Fi, the space sits right on the Trimbelle River in Diamond Bluff, offering plenty of privacy, pretty walking trails, and ample opportunities for wildlife spotting.

During the day, you can stroll the river or even go tubing, which the owners can provide, and in the evenings, relax in the hammock or toast some s'mores in the firepit.

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