Boasting hundreds of miles of coastline along two of the Great Lakes, Wisconsin is a great place to visit for your next vacation. Whether you're a first-time visitor or someone who has been drawn back to Wisconsin time and time again, here are the best places to stay.
1.Glidden Lodge Beach Resort
© Glidden Lodge Beach Resort
Boasting an excellent location right on Whitefish Bay beach, the Glidden Lodge Beach Resort offers comfortable one-, two-, and three-bedroom condo rentals with full kitchens and private patios or decks. The resort's private beach has plenty of space for guests to relax and enjoy the sunshine, but there are also volleyball, basketball, and tennis courts for anyone who wants to be more active. A laidback steak and seafood restaurant can be found on the property, but guests are also welcome to prepare their own meals in the shared barbecue area. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available all throughout the property.
4676 Glidden Dr, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235, Phone: 920-746-3900
2.Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
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Formerly the home of the Lake Geneva Playboy Club Hotel, the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is a 1,300-acre resort with plenty of luxurious amenities. Highlights include two excellent golf courses, indoor and outdoor pools, and a chophouse with a beautiful patio; Wi-Fi and access to the on-site fitness center are included in a daily resort fee. Many of the rooms feature views of either the lake or the golf course, and all come with private patios or balconies, flat screen TVs, and mini fridges. Guests who want more space can book one of the suites, which come with wet bars and separate living areas.
7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: 800-558-3417
3.The Osthoff Resort
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Perched on the shores of Elkhart Lake, the Osthoff Resort features a 500-foot private beach and stunning views of the water. The rooms all come with luxuries like private balconies and whirlpool tubs, and they also have standard amenities like flat screen TVs, microwaves, and mini fridges. When not relaxing in the comfort of their rooms or on the private beach, guests can visit one of the resort pools, spend time in the on-site spa, or take a cooking class at the on-site culinary school. Water sports equipment and bicycles can be rented from the front desk.
101 Osthoff Ave, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020, Phone: 855-671-6870
4.Heidel House Resort & Spa
© Heidel House Resort & Spa
A fantastic destination no matter what the time of year, the Heidel House Resort & Spa has an excellent location right on Green Lake. The rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi, high-quality bath products, and coffee makers; many also offer private patios or balconies with views of the lake. The resort provides convenient access to local wineries, golf courses, and plenty of hiking trails, but there are plenty of things to do on the property as well, including indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, an ice cream parlor, and a pub with a beautiful lakefront terrace.
643 Illinois Ave, Green Lake, WI 54941, Phone: 920-294-3344
5.Delton Grand Resort and Spa
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Nestled in the woods next to Lake Dalton, the Delton Grand Resort and Spa offers a selection of beautiful one- to four-bedroom villas that can accommodate between two and twelve people. Each villa is individually decorated and furnished, but all have kitchenettes or full kitchens, patios or decks, and sitting areas with flat-screen TVs. There are also plenty of shared spaces for guests to enjoy, including two beaches, two pools, and a barbecue area with a fire pit. Other resort amenities include a lakefront spa, a sauna and wellness center, and complimentary entrance passes to the nearby Noah's Ark water park.
670 E Lake Ave, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, Phone: 608-253-6049
© Canoe Bay
Offering a selection of rooms and cottages spread out over a gorgeous 300-acre property, Canoe Bay is a secluded adults-only destination perfect for anyone looking to relax and unwind. All rooms and cottages come with fireplaces, private decks, and whirlpool tubs; some cottages also include features like private saunas and heated tile floors. Other relaxing spaces for guests to use include an elegant library with a loft and a lakeside restaurant that specializes in seasonally-inspired farm-to-table cuisine. A continental breakfast is delivered each morning free of charge, and a lunch delivery can also be arranged if desired.
W16065 Hogback Rd, Chetek, WI 54728, Phone: 715-924-4594
7.Bridgeport Waterfront Resort
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Sitting on Sturgeon Bay next to Bayview Park, Bridgeport Waterfront Resort offers a selection of one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites with full kitchens. Some suites feature private balconies with views of the water, and all boast luxurious touches like fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Guests who feel like spending some time outside can relax by the pool, which offers sun chairs and views of the nearby bay. There is also a recreation area that offers something for guests of every age, including a sauna, a hot tub, and a children's splash playground with interactive water games and a slide.
50 W Larch St, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235, Phone: 920-746-9919
8.Blue Harbor Resort
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Situated on Lake Michigan, the Blue Harbor Resort is a modern resort with a waterpark, a spa, and a conference center. Guests can choose between rooms, suites, and villas, all of which feature private patios or balconies, complimentary Wi-Fi, and kitchens or kitchenettes. Some also offer fireplaces, lofts, bunk beds, or whirlpool tubs. There are also multiple on-site dining options for guests to enjoy; the most popular include a restaurant with a deck, an inviting bar, and a cozy cafe. Minimum-stay rules sometimes apply, and the resort often offers packages that include access to the waterpark or treatments at the spa.
725 Blue Harbor Dr, Sheboygan, WI 53081, Phone: 920-452-2900
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9.Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort
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Only a few miles away from Sturgeon Bay, Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort offers comfortable one- and two-bedroom suites designed to function as your home away from home. All units have full kitchens and separate living areas with fireplaces, and many also offer private balconies with views of the water. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available all throughout the property, which offers a seasonal outdoor pool and a picnic area with barbecue grills and tables. Paddleboats can be borrowed free of charge from the front desk, and guests are also welcome to use the resort's fitness center and sauna.
4303 Bay Shore Dr, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235, Phone: 920-746-4057
10.Stout's Island Lodge - Island Resort in Wisconsin
© Stout's Island Lodge - Island Resort in Wisconsin
Stout Island used to be the private getaway of a wealthy lumber baron, but it's now home to Stout's Island Lodge - Island Resort in Wisconsin, a secluded lodge that can only be reached by boat. The guest rooms are spread out across eleven cabins and two lodges; all rooms come with different amenities, but many have whirlpool tubs, gas fireplaces, and shared or private decks. The main lodge offers a restaurant and a comfortable great room for guests to relax in, and outdoor spaces include two fire pits and a large lawn with plenty of games.
2799 27th St, Birchwood, WI 54817, Phone: 715-354-3646
11.Landmark Resort, Door County
© Landmark Resort, Door County
Located on a beautiful 40-acre property in Egg Harbor, the Landmark Resort, Door County is an all-suite resort with four pools, a cozy pub and grill, and plenty of outdoor picnic areas for guests to enjoy. The suites range from one to three bedrooms, and all are equipped with kitchens or kitchenettes, decks or patios, flat screen TVs, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Most also have separate living areas, and guests are also welcome to relax in the comfortable communal gathering spaces that can be found in every building. Other amenities include a fitness center, tennis courts, and steam rooms.
4929 Landmark Drive, Egg Harbor, WI 54209, Phone: 920-868-3205
© Northernaire Resort
Overlooking Deer Lake, Northernaire Resort offers a relaxed atmosphere and easy access to many other lakes in the area. There are several different accommodation options for guests to choose from, including a rustic cabin with an outdoor fire pit, rooms with private decks or patios, and one- to three-bedroom condos with whirlpool tubs and fireplaces. The resort is open all throughout the year, and there are plenty of amenities for guests to enjoy, including indoor and outdoor hot tubs, a bar, and tennis courts. There is also dock space available for guests who bring their boats.
6990 Bengs Rd, Three Lakes, WI 54562, Phone: 715-546-2700
13.Country House Resort
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Tucked away on 27 beautifully secluded acres, the Country House Resort is conveniently located only five miles away from Peninsula State Park. The resort offers something for almost everyone; there are 46 rooms and suites to choose from, many of which include luxurious amenities like whirlpool tubs, gas fireplaces, and sleeping lofts. There is also an excellent selection of communal spaces and amenities, including nature trails, a private dock, and an outdoor pool and hot tub. Complimentary bicycles are available for guest use, and a daily European-style breakfast buffet is included in the room rates.
9163, 2468 Sunnyside Rd, Sister Bay, WI 54234, Phone: 920-854-4551
14.The Abbey Resort
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Set right on the shore of Lake Geneva, the Abbey Resort is a modern, full-service destination with amenities that cater to every type of visitor imaginable. Guests can expect to find typical amenities like pools, a spa with a full treatment menu, and on-site restaurants, but the resort also ha unique offerings like live music and a virtual reality entertainment center. Bicycles and boats can be rented from the front desk, and daily activities are offered for guests of all ages. The rooms and suites all come with small kitchenettes, and guests who want more space can rent one of the property's 14 villas.
269 Fontana Blvd, Fontana-On-Geneva Lake, WI 53125, Phone: 262-275-6811
15.Chippewa Retreat Resort
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Surrounded by the incredible beauty of Wisconsin’s Northwoods, the Chippewa Retreat Resort is an ideal destination for anyone who wants to enjoy the area's many lakes and exciting outdoor recreational opportunities. The property offers a wonderful selection of fully-furnished villas; some offer beautiful views of the lake or even direct access to the water, while others are tucked away in the forest. All guests are welcome to use the property's amenities, which include a pool and a lakeside fitness center. The resort is open year-round, but some amenities are only open during the summer months.
13029 Deer Park Road, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545, Phone: 715-543-8111
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16.Cliffside Resort & Suites
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As its name implies, the Cliffside Resort & Suites can be found perched on a clifftop overlooking Lake Delton. The property has been family owned and operated since it was first opened; it originally served as a family vacation home, but in 1981, the Tylka family decided to turn it into a 42-room resort. Many of the rooms feature balconies with lake views, and all come with flat screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. There are also plenty of communal spaces for guests to relax in, including a sandy beach, a picnic area, and indoor and outdoor pools with large decks.
351 Canyon Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, Phone: 608-254-8521
© Newport Resort
With its wonderful selection of one- and two-bedroom suites, the Newport Resort is perfect for families, couples, and everyone in between. All suites feature inviting amenities like fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and private balconies; they also offer full kitchens so that guests can prepare their own meals. A daily continental breakfast is included in the room rate, and snacks can be purchased from a small on-site store. The small village of Egg Harbor is within walking distance, but bicycles can be borrowed from the resort free of charge. Other amenities include a sauna, a picnic area, indoor and outdoor pools, and a fitness room.
7888 Church St, Egg Harbor, WI 54209, Phone: 920-868-9900
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18.Hilton Garden Inn Oshkosh
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Conveniently located on the Wittman Regional Airport property, the Hilton Garden Inn Oshkosh is an excellent choice for both business and leisure travelers. The rooms feature comfortable custom-designed beds, work desks with ergonomic chairs, and flat screen TVs, and they also offer kitchenettes with microwaves, coffee makers, and mini fridges. The on-site restaurant is open daily for breakfast and dinner, and there is also a relaxing lounge with views of the runway. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available all throughout the hotel, and guests are welcome to make use of the resort's 24-hour business center and meeting rooms.
1355 W 20th Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54902, Phone: 920-966-1300
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19.Lake Lawn Resort
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Occupying 250 acres along a two-mile stretch of the shore on Delavan Lake, the Lake Lawn Resort offers approximately 270 lodge-style rooms and suites furnished with microwaves, mini fridges, and flat screen TVs. Some also come with private balconies, fireplaces, wet bars, or kitchenettes. The large resort complex offers all sorts of amenities, including a golf course, indoor and outdoor pools, an arcade, a private marina, and a spa. All guests are welcome to attend the resort's nightly bonfires, and there are four excellent restaurants on the property as well. Transportation within a five-mile radius of the resort is included in the resort fee.
2400 Geneva St, Delavan, WI 53115, Phone: 262-728-7950
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20.Baileys Harbor Yacht Club Resort
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Open year round, Baileys Harbor Yacht Club Resort is located on a peaceful 27-acre property on the shore of Lake Michigan. Plenty of the area's best attractions are located within easy driving distance, including marinas, beaches, parks, and the town of Baileys Harbor. There are four different types of rooms and suites available, all of which are privately owned and uniquely furnished. Many of the units have luxurious amenities like gas fireplaces and whirlpool tubs, and all include complimentary Wi-Fi and satellite TV. Other resort amenities include a children's playground, a hot tub, indoor and outdoor pools, a picnic area, and a gym.
8151 Ridges Rd, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202, Phone: 800-927-2492
21.The Pfister Hotel
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Dating back to 1893, the Pfister Hotel is an elegant Victorian-style hotel conveniently located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee. The hotel is made up of two different parts: the original historical building, and a recently-built tower that offers sleek, modern rooms. All rooms come with flat screen TVs and deluxe toiletries, and some also offer additional features like marble bathrooms, separate living areas with pull-out sofas, or wet bars. Other hotel amenities include an indoor pool that offers views of Lake Michigan, a steakhouse, a top-floor martini bar, and a spa with private treatment suites.
424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202, Phone: 414-273-8222
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22.The Geneva Inn
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One of the most charming accommodation options on Geneva Lake, the Geneva Inn boasts a convenient location between Milwaukee and Chicago. The traditionally elegant rooms and suites are decorated with antique-style furnishings, but they also feature modern conveniences like mini fridges and complimentary Wi-Fi. Some rooms also offer additional touches like whirlpool tubs, private balconies, and four-poster beds. Rooms with kitchenettes are available as well, but the upscale hotel restaurant is known for its delightful cuisine; guests can enjoy their meals outside on the patio during the summer, and a complimentary continental breakfast is served every morning.
N2009 S Lake Shore Dr, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: 262-248-5680
23.The Delafield Hotel
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Offering a selection of fashionable suites, the Delafield Hotel is only twenty miles away from the Kettle Moraine State Forest. The suites all boast lofty 10- or 12-foot ceilings, and they're decorated with cherry woodwork and antique furniture. In-room amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, coffee makers, luxurious spa-style bathrooms, and flat screen TVs; in-room spa treatments can be arranged as well. Live entertainment is often offered in the hotel restaurant, which prides itself on sourcing ingredients locally as much as possible. Free on-site parking is available, and guests are also given complimentary access to a nearby fitness center.
415 Genesee Street, Delafield, WI 53018, Phone: 262-646-1600
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24.The American Club
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Set inside a beautiful brick building that was built in 1918 to house immigrant workers, the American Club is the only Five Diamond Resort Hotel in the Midwest. The elegant rooms and suites are named after important historical figures, and they feature upscale furnishings, digital showers, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Some also include additional perks like fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and separate sitting areas with wet bars. All guests are welcome to enjoy the well-equipped fitness center at no extra charge, and a full treatment menu is offered at the luxurious on-site spa. A complimentary shuttle service is available to transport guests throughout the property.
419 Highland Dr, Kohler, WI 53044, Phone: 800-344-2838
25 Best Wisconsin Resorts
- Glidden Lodge Beach Resort, Photo: Glidden Lodge Beach Resort
- Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Photo: Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
- The Osthoff Resort, Photo: The Osthoff Resort
- Heidel House Resort & Spa, Photo: Heidel House Resort & Spa
- Delton Grand Resort and Spa, Photo: Delton Grand Resort and Spa
- Canoe Bay, Photo: Canoe Bay
- Bridgeport Waterfront Resort, Photo: Bridgeport Waterfront Resort
- Blue Harbor Resort, Photo: Blue Harbor Resort
- Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort, Photo: Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort
- Stout's Island Lodge - Island Resort in Wisconsin, Photo: Stout's Island Lodge - Island Resort in Wisconsin
- Landmark Resort, Door County, Photo: Landmark Resort, Door County
- Northernaire Resort, Photo: Northernaire Resort
- Country House Resort, Photo: Country House Resort
- The Abbey Resort, Photo: The Abbey Resort
- Chippewa Retreat Resort, Photo: Chippewa Retreat Resort
- Cliffside Resort & Suites, Photo: Cliffside Resort & Suites
- Newport Resort, Photo: Newport Resort
- Hilton Garden Inn Oshkosh, Photo: Hilton Garden Inn Oshkosh
- Lake Lawn Resort, Photo: Lake Lawn Resort
- Baileys Harbor Yacht Club Resort, Photo: Baileys Harbor Yacht Club Resort
- The Pfister Hotel, Photo: The Pfister Hotel
- The Geneva Inn, Photo: The Geneva Inn
- The Delafield Hotel, Photo: The Delafield Hotel
- The American Club, Photo: The American Club
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