6 Amazing Wisconsin Glamping Getaways

by Kelsey Glennon

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You know what they say — Wisconsin is Illinois’ backyard.

I had never heard this maxim until a friendly Wisconsin local made the case for a glamping getaway in his home state.

For midwesterners, Wisconsin is full of natural wonder with lakes, cliff-side vistas, and dense natural forests — all a welcome change of pace from the Midwest’s endless prairie.

During the mild spring and summer seasons, camping, fishing, hiking, and water sports beckon visitors to the Badger State. When Winter strikes, you won’t find anyone hibernating — locals and visitors alike enjoy skiing, snow-shoeing, ice-fishing, fat-tire biking, and a unique Nordic Winter sport combining dog sledding and skiing called skijoring.

Head to Wisconsin for a glamping adventure and you’ll enjoy its pristine natural habitat with a surprising variety of recreational activities. Don’t forget to indulge in the state’s culinary delicacies like fried cheese curds, homemade custard, butter burgers, and beer brats!

1. Tusen Takk Cabin

Tusen Takk Cabin in Wisconsin

Why you should stay here: This White Oak craftsman’s cabin is just a stone’s throw away from the Mississippi River.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: No

Fourteen-foot ceilings and wide, light-filled windows welcome guests into this secluded cabin on the border of Wisconsin and Iowa.

Designed and built using whole tree timber, you’ll feel like you are sleeping in a treehouse here. Left in their natural state, the logs used in the exposed beams, staircase, and other building elements contribute to a rustic, organic design and feel.

A soothing green interior compliments the already serene scene outside the broad windows, exhibiting Wisconsin woodland on full display.

Over 200 miles of public trails await the adventurous pathfinder nearby. You can explore them by foot in the summer and by snowmobile in the winter.

Return from a day of expedition and stoke up the wood-stove fireplace, or get some kindling going in the outdoor firepit by the light of the stars.

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2. The Safari Tents At POV Resort

Safari Tents At POV Resort Campground

Why you should stay here: Situated mere steps from the shores of Twin Lakes, water sports for the whole family await intrepid explorers.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1-2 nights
  • Pet’s allowed: No

Elevate your camping experience by renting this hearty safari tent for a true, rustic nature retreat. Fall asleep to the rustling of trees in the comfort of a comfy queen size bed.

Cook a meal over the fire pit, or fire up the modern grill and roast up your fresh catch from a long and lucrative day of fishing on the lake. Wind down by sipping wine on your own private deck, soaking in the surrounds of national park nature.

A modern, well-equipped shower and bathroom facilities are nearby to share among guests. If the weather goes south, you can always enjoy a cozy day indoors in the communal hangout room, outfit with big screen TV’s, plush sofas, arcade games, and board games.

Forget something? Pick it up at the handy onsite store.

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3. The Treehouses At Mt. Olympus

Treehouses At Mt Olympus
Why you should stay here:</b Offering entertainment for all ages, these eccentric treehouses are an amazing home base for regional attractions.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pet’s allowed: No

The Wisconsin Dells, a region of glacier-carved sandstone rock, attract visitors from all over the country, and these whimsical treehouses are situated in the heart of it all. The family-friendly rentals are in the center of Wisconsin.

You’ll find no shortage of things to do around here, be it hiking, biking, or taking advantage of the area’s famous theme park attractions.

These minimal treehouses are located next to Lake Delton and the Wisconsin River, and nearby top entertainment like Noah’s Arc Water Park and the Timbavati Wildlife Park.

For a taste of unsupervised nature, head to Devil’s Lake State Park, just a 30-minute drive to the South, featuring massive boulders, hiking trails, and breathtaking views.

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4. Luxury Tents On Wisconsin Nature Preserve

Nature Preserve Glamping Tents in Wisconsin

Why you should stay here: Part tent and part cabin, these accommodations in the hunting mecca of central Wisconsin are equipped with all the modern amenities you could need for a comfortable camping trip.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pet’s allowed: Yes

With the look and feel of a modern cabin, it’s hard to believe these two glamping rentals are actually tents. The folksy wood interior feels like a pastoral home, situated in a quiet, private nature preserve. King beds, quality linens, wifi, and bathrobes make for an exalted retreat in central Wisconsin.

Watch the sunset over the open prairie on your private deck while roasting up s’mores and telling stories late into the night. See if you can spot elk and whitetail deer meandering in their natural habitat, or join them on their 500 acre home embracing the myriad of activities like canoeing, hiking, archery, ATV-ing, and even zip-lining.

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5. Modern Cabin At Lake Lucerne

Lake Lucerne Cabin

Why you should stay here: This sprawling modern cabin is perfectly designed for large family reunions wanting direct access to nature and upscale amenities.

  • Sleeps: 10+
  • Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
  • Pet’s allowed: Yes

Bright skylights and lofted ceilings illuminate a sprawling, ranch-style cabin with warm wooden interiors and modern design. You can bring a big family and you’ll still never feel crowded in this well-crafted two-story home.

Parents will enjoy the open concept ground floor living room for quiet conversation overlooking the lake, while the kids can make noise and play games upstairs in the cozy loft space.

With direct access to Lake Lucerne, guests are encouraged to bring their own boat and take advantage of this tranquil body of water and all the activities it has to offer. Providing dinner seating for up to 18, this rental is the perfect place to host a reunion or party.

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6. Renovated Barn At Lake Superior

Renovated Barn At Lake Superior

Why you should stay here: Located on the shores of Lake Superior, this fully-renovated barn offers an ultra luxurious interior and enviable amenities with space for the whole family.

  • Sleeps: 20
  • Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
  • Pet’s allowed: Yes

Pack up the whole family and head to Northern Wisconsin for a luxury getaway on the shores of the crystal-clear Lake Superior. This luxury barn features a wide open sitting area on the ground level with a stone fireplace, plush sofas, and dining seating for everyone.

Head upstairs to access the second floor wraparound deck with stunning views of the lake. The lakefront access to Lake Superior offers the ability to get your feet wet walking on its soft sandy shores dotted with smooth tangles of driftwood.

Kids will enjoy laughing between bunk beds, playing ping-pong, foosball, or heading outdoors to swing in the tire swing. Adults will find respite soaking in the outdoor cedar hot tub or getting toasty in the wood-fired sauna.

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