Activities, Attractions, Dining, Paddling

Discover the Northwoods’ best lakeside resorts

Oneida County is home to lots of lakes—lakes perfect for adventure or relaxation, for taking a dive or serving as the backdrop for a Northwoods sunset. Lucky for you, Oneida County has lots of resorts that offer the true lakeside experience, with all the fun on-site. Here’s a closer look at where to stay in northern Wisconsin.

See a list of Oneida County lodging properties searchable by location, amenities and more here.

Reminder: Local and state safety regulations may lead to reduced hours or changes in operations at lodging properties and other businesses. Please contact specific businesses for more information.

Start your day casting for trophies

When day breaks over Oneida County’s lakes, it’s an invitation for angling. Whether you’re casting off the dock or headed out in a boat, fishing is a great way to start your day—and many resorts in Oneida County can help you hook bass, walleye, panfish and more. All cottages at Merry Dale Resort in Rhinelander include the use of a 14-foot aluminum boat (you can also rent motors or a pontoon boat if you like), and guests at The Pointe Resort & Club in Minocqua can fish off the pier or rent a canoe to get out on Lake Minocqua (the resort also has boat slips available to rent if you bring your own watercraft).

Enjoy the beach—or get out on the water

If you’d rather enjoy the water without a rod and reel, you’re in luck—many lakefront resorts offer canoe and kayak rentals (or provide them at no charge), and you can also find great beaches at lodging properties throughout Oneida County. Brekke’s Fireside Resort on Lake George in Rhinelander has a beautiful sandy beach perfect for sunny summer days, and the resort offers paddleboats, paddleboards, kayaks and a canoe for guest use (they also provide life jackets). Peyer’s Paradise sits on the shores of Range Line Lake in Three Lakes and offers a great swim area with a sandy beach and even a floating swim raft to play on.

Have drinks and dinner on-site

Enjoying the lake so much you don’t want to head anywhere for dinner? No worries—several of Oneida County’s waterfront resorts have their very own restaurants whose menus boast some Northwoods favorites. At Shady Rest Lodge in Rhinelander, guests can enjoy breakfast (featuring a home-cooked meal of eggs, buttermilk pancakes, French toast and sausage) and dinner (homemade bread plus delights like pork chops, fish & BBQ ribs) in the dining room overlooking Manson Lake.

See more of Oneida County’s best places to stay here.

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