Attractions, Lodging

5 resorts so comfy you won’t want to leave

Who says you have to go out and explore on your Northwoods getaway? In fact, some of Oneida County’s resorts are so welcoming you might not go further than the outdoor fire pit—or maybe the pier for a nice sunset photo. Here are a few northern Wisconsin resorts where it’s just fine to stay on site.

Northernaire Resort, Three Lakes

No matter what you’re looking for, Northernaire has options galore—luxury condos, cabins and vacation homes on the shores of Deer Lake in Three Lakes. All of Northernaire’s rentals are available year-round, which means visitors can take advantage of the great things Oneida County has to offer in every season. But with perks like a seasonal outdoor hot tub, indoor pool, and tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, you might not even want to leave.

Old Stoney’s Northwoods Resort, Arbor Vitae

Recharge and relax on the shores of Big Arbor Vitae Lake at Old Stoney’s Northwoods Resort. Choose from the Perch Cottage (1 bedroom, sleeps 3), Walleye Cottage (2 bedrooms, sleeps 5), Bass Cottage (2 bedrooms, sleeps 6) or Musky Cottage (2 bedrooms, sleeps 6). All cottages come with fully equipped kitchens, cable TV, WiFi, picnic tables, campfire rings and more. If you want to explore the great fishing opportunities on 1,100-acre Big Arbor Vitae Lake, all cabin rentals also come with the use of a boat.

Somo View Resort, Tomahawk

Looking for a cozy resort with some beautiful lake frontage? The newly reopened Somo View Resort offers two-bedroom cabins, as well as Red’s Log Cabin and The Big House, each of which have fully equipped kitchens, TVs, DVD players, grills, boat ramps and kayaks. Book a stay any time of year and relax with great sunset views out your front door.

Clear Lake Inn & Resort, Rhinelander

You’ll discover true Northwoods relaxation at this lodging property on Clear Lake—a lake with no public access, so you’ve got these scenic shores all to yourself. Clear Lake Inn & Resort, which is 2 miles east of Rhinelander, offers rooms and lodges for rent all year long. Plus, the on-site Beachcomber Lounge is a great place to stop in for a homemade pizza or a specialty blended drink.

Tomah Ridge Resort, Minocqua

Just a short drive from Minocqua, Tomah Ridge Resort offers spring, summer and fall rentals in three cozy cabins, all featuring pine interiors, gas fireplaces, satellite TV and WiFi. Tomah Ridge Resort is located on Tomahawk Lake, which is part of the famous (and fish-filled) Minocqua Chain of Lakes.

See more Oneida County lodging options here.

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