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About Wisconsin

Wisconsin can go from pastoral to metropolitan in a short drive. The residents are friendly and the food is fattening, but it truly is an amazing area to visit. With lakes scattered throughout the state, as well as neighboring Great Lakes, plus dozens of sports team and one huge univerisity, Wisconsin has so much to offer beyond farmland. To take advantage of all it has, you can settle in to one of the many cabin or home rentals in Wisconsin and use it as a base to set off from and explore.

Climate

Wisconsin's continental climate means this state enjoys a little bit of everything, weather-wise. Summers are generally warm and pleasant, while the area is covered with a thick blanket of white snow in winter. Because of Wisconsin's hearty winters and heavy snowfall, this state is a popular destination for snowboarders and other winter sports enthusiasts. Average temperatures in the summer fall into the 60-to-70-degree range, with temperatures climbing to over 90 degrees for approximately two weeks in the south and two to four days in the colder northern region. Winters are extremely cold in Wisconsin, with temperatures staying in the teens and single digits and occasionally falling to as low as minus 30 or lower.

Events

Wisconsinites love to party and play sports. Be sure to visit during the fall for Green Bay Packers season, and go see Lambeau Field, a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Another summer/fall sports visit would be to the University of Wisconsin where their home games are just as well attended as the NFL teams in the area. In the wintertime, the Snowmobile Derby in Eagle River and The Big Chill (a snow sculpting tournamnet in Racine) both attract thousands of visitors. The American Birkebeiner in Cable, Wisconsin is a cross-country skiing marathon that draws a global crowd. The Country USA Festival takes place in June in Oshkosh and features top acts from the country music scene. Milwaukee Summerfest is a huge celebration of everyone's favorite season with food, music, and almost 1 million patrons on the shores of Lake Michigan. For those with more bucolic tastes, check out the Lumberjack World Championships (June in Hayward) or the Wisconsin State Fair (West Allis in August). Lastly, head to La Crosse in October for the Wisconsin Oktoberfest with all the beer and brats your body can handle. 

Food

Of course known as the cheese state, Wisconsin produces over 600 varieties. You can sample it at one of the many farmer’s markets, on a dairy farm tour or at a supper club along with a Milwaukee brew. There are dozens of master cheesemakers in Wisconsin and it is the best place to try cheese curds, which are the first solid cheese formations when milk sours - but trust us, they are incredibly delicious, especially fried. Also, test out a new culinary tradition called "pizza farming." Instead of going down to a local greasy sub shop, try out a pizza farm where they made incredible pies entirely from scratch thanks to all their cows. Wisconsin is also home to the famous kringle, a buttery, mouth-watering dessert made of Danish pastry and some sort of stuffing. If you want a world-class brat or sausage, you'll want to visit anywhere in Wisconsin, but especially Milwaukee. The state also loves its beers, of which there are plenty to try out.

Regions for Wisconsin Rentals

Find Wisconsin vacation rentals in the following regions:

Central Wisconsin - Fifteen Native American casinos add excitement to Green Bay’s many other attractions.

Northern Wisconsin - Home to winery tours in the warmer months and snowmobiling competitions in the colder, there’s always an opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of Northern Wisconsin.
 
Southern Wisconsin - Not to be missed is Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece -- and his own home -- Taliesin.

Sightseeing in Wisconsin

Wisconsin vacation rentals give you access to activities that you wouldn’t expect - a gangster tour, an underwater search for shipwrecks, drive-in theaters - and put you in the center of popular events and destinations. The Milwaukee Art Museum houses nearly 20,000 works that range from the ancient to the contemporary and is one of the few places in the United States to see the work of world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava. Madison offers a rich cultural life with the Madison Symphony Orchestra (performing September through May), the Madison Ballet and the Madison Opera.

Outdoor Fun in Wisconsin

Golf is a popular pastime in Wisconsin. Courses old and new dot the landscape. Find a Wisconsin cottage rental central to a few links you want to hit.

The weather in May through October makes it a perfect time to catch a hot air balloon ride in Lake Geneva, Oxford or Brillion. Rather fly through the air while tethered to something? Parasailing adventures can be had in Ephraim, Wisconsin Dells, Fontana and Lake Delton.

Wisconsin’s great outdoors leaves plenty of space for outdoor entertainment. Wisconsin vacation rentals can be found near all of them. For plein air theater,  Spring Green is home to Shakespearean company, the American Players Theatre, which produces five plays (not just Shakespeare) throughout the summer; in Door County, the Peninsula Players and American Folklore Theater cover comedy through tragedy; and Northern Wisconsin’s Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua has a full summer season of concerts, plays, lectures and musicals.

Looking to jazz things up? Catch the Great River Jazz Fest in LaCrosse, the Historic Third Ward Jazz Festival in Milwaukee or the Ziegler Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival in West Bend.

Other Activities in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Dells are home to the only ayurvedic spa in Wisconsin. Head to the Sundara Spa for a massage and a purifying bath and then settle in to the comfort of your own Wisconsin cottage rental.

Shopping in Wisconsin

From the upscale shopping of Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward to Mineral Point’s enclave of artists, shopping is plentiful near all Wisconsin vacation rentals. Stockholm Pottery and Mercantile is a great place to pick up locally made crafts and while you’re there you can drop by the Stockholm Pie Company and bring some tasty treats back to your Wisconsin cabin rental.

When to Visit Wisconsin Rentals

Snowy winters make cabin rentals in Wisconsin enticing. You can take advantage of downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Eleven Native American tribes call Wisconsin home and you can use the temperate spring to visit them and sample organic veggies, admire native crafts and enjoy a hike. Summer in Wisconsin is a perfect time for a sail and to visit a scenic lighthouse. The Harley-Davidson Museum is the place to go to find fellow enthusiasts to join you on an autumn ride through picturesque Wisconsin. So consider searching on Vacation Home Rentals for your next trip to the beautiful state of Wisconsin. Opting for a home rental over a hotel will save you money, allow more privacy and space, and will help you visit the state like a local, rather than a tourist.
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