Planning Your Winter Vacation In Wisconsin

winter vacation in Wisconsin at Adeline's House of Cool

When you imagine an epic winter getaway, a winter vacation in Wisconsin may not be the first destination that comes to mind, but it should be.

Think of a cozy cabin overlooking the lake, powder-soft snow that sparkles in the sunlight, and endless amounts of memories to be made with your favorite people.

When the snow is falling, there’s nothing more charming than a lakeside cabin tucked away from the hustle and bustle of real life but still close enough to all the action.

Plan the Best Winter Vacation in WisconsinPlan the Best Winter Vacation in Wisconsin

There’s a little something for everyone during a winter vacation in Wisconsin — whether that means exploring the great outdoors, taking in the sights, sounds, and tastes of the area, or simply curling up in front of a roaring fire in a cozy cabin.

If this sounds like an epic getaway to you, book a cabin rental with us! Adeline’s House of Cool offers the perfect cabin rental for couples, the entire family, or a group of friends who want a unique and charming place to stay in Wisconsin this winter.

Premier Wisconsin destination where you can have it allAdeline’s House of Cool is a premier Wisconsin destination where you can have it all

Nestled between Montello and Green Lake in the center of the state, this family-owned and operated property has six cozy bedrooms to provide restful and relaxing accommodations for up to twelve guests. And the amenities are top-notch.

Here are the four things you to consider when planning the best winter vacation in Wisconsin.

Hot tub? Check. Adeline’s House of Cool has an indoor 20-foot hot tub that will make any hour of the day feel luxurious.

Fireplace? There are three, in fact, including an outdoor firepit.

Kid-friendly and pets welcome? You bet.

Want something over-the-top during your stay that will make everyone green with envy? Check out the cabin’s signature bar with barstools, a pool table, a pinball machine, a jukebox, and an antique slot machine.

Outside Adeline’s House of Cool is surrounded by beautiful trees that will take your breath away when you see them covered in a layer of magical snow.

And, after a thrilling day of exploring, nothing beats the feeling of retreating to your secluded cabin for a night of rest. Put your feet up by the fire, pour a glass of wine, and unwind as you relive the highlights of the day’s activities.

Enjoy the peaceful ambiance of this secluded property and still be within a short drive of all the action.

Planning Your Winter Vacation In Wisconsin

Photo-worthy Outdoor Activities

Wisconsin features an incredible amount of outdoor activities, especially during the winter months.

Fishing is a year-round pastime in Wisconsin. In the winter, it takes on a whole new level. Ice fishing in a shanty or in the open air is an experience like none other.

Explore Green Lake, Puckaway Lake, or the vast waters of Lake Michigan as you angle in a nice perch, pike, or walleye. Book an experienced guide to help you navigate your adventure, or enjoy the experience on your own if you’re an experienced fisherman. Just be sure to dress warm!

Snowmobiling is another thrilling activity to add to your list. Most snowmobiles can accommodate single or multiple riders, making it a great option for your entire vacation crew. Wind through the beautiful forest trails and soak up all the winter sights.

If you want a quieter way to explore nature, Wisconsin is home to 66 state parks that offer an abundance of hiking trails. You may even spot a deer on your journey!

Calling all ski bunnies. Hit the slopes at one of the many ski and snowboarding destinations, including the popular Wisconsin Dells (it’s not just a summer destination!) and Cascade Mountain. Many outfitters offer gear rental and lessons, too.

While on the slopes, you may also want to check out tubing and sledding, two great activities for families with young kids and adults of all skill levels.

Learn Something New

If art and history are more your style, winter in Wisconsin is an ideal time to head indoors for museum tours and cultural experiences.

Adeline’s House of Cool is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of Madison, Wisconsin’s capital, and less than a two-hour drive from the bustling streets of Milwaukee.

Madison is home to the popular Chazen Museum of Art, an impressive collection of approximately 23,000 works of art. Learn about the state’s military history at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Stop at the delightful Madison Children’s Museum which is guaranteed to engage those young and young at heart.

Visitors can also soak up the state’s rich history and traditions, including its Native American heritage and influence, at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Be sure to check their Special Exhibitions calendar to see what discoveries you can make during your stay.

Epicurean Delights

No matter the season, a vacation to Wisconsin isn’t complete without cheese. They don’t call it America’s Dairyland for nothing.

Get your inner “Cheesehead” on by sampling all things Cheddar, the local specialty, or cheese curds, a Midwestern staple on nearly every menu.

Cheese curds are small bits of fresh, not aged, cheese that are the perfect poppable snack as is or try it lightly fried for a delicious appetizer.

If you’re looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth, nothing beats creamy Wisconsin ice cream and custard — even when it’s cold out.

Leon’s Frozen Custard in Milwaukee is hailed as a fan favorite throughout the Midwest. The same family has been operating this establishment since the 1940s, and they haven’t changed much since then. Relive the past at their nostalgic soda fountain where you can dream up dozens of different custards, shakes, floats, and sundaes.

Beer is such a way of life here that even the state’s baseball team is called the Brewers. Pabst Blue Ribbon, Old Milwaukee, and Schlitz are all brewed within the state.

We recommend enjoying a local pint at any point during your stay, and you’ll understand immediately the state’s love affair with frosty brews.