Cozy Wisconsin Winter Cabin Stays

Cabin stays in Wisconsin are a great way to unwind and connect with nature any season, but a winter retreat is especially delightful among the blustery temps, fallen snow and roaring fire. Check out a few of our favorite cozy Wisconsin winter cabin stays.

Justin Trails Resort

Justin Trails Resort


Seeking a tranquil getaway from life’s hustle and bustle? Look no further than the 200-plus acres of woodlands, hills and nature at Justin Trails Resorts. Justin Trails is 30 miles east of LaCrosse just outside of Sparta. This serene space offers everything from luxury cabins and B&B suites to glamping spots. When winter calls, the Paul Bunyan Cabin (made of aspen logged from the farm) is perfect for groups of up to six. Alternatively, the idyllic Little House on the Prairie cabin is a wonderfully romantic couple’s getaway option. All cabin stays include a fresh breakfast each day. 

Justin Trails Resort offers an extensive trail system throughout its hilly terrain where guests can snowshoe, fat tire bike, disc golf or simply go for a countryside stroll. Snowshoe rental is available for $10 and the trail pass is included in a lodging stay. This dog-friendly property is also great way for Fido to run off-leash among the trails. Don’t forget to visit with the three resident llamas! 

The Lodge

Manitowish Waters

Just north of Minocqua and minutes to Downtown Manitowish Waters sits The Lodge, a four-season lodging option for those looking to escape to the Northwoods of Wisconsin. The Lodge has an array of rooms, apartments and condos for varying group sizes all with all the cabin feels and comforts like pine log furniture. All stays include a complimentary light breakfast.

Nature lovers rejoice! The Lodge offers easy access to local biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails as well as the North Lakeland Discovery Center, a wonderful community nature center. Plus, check out there live webcam for snowfall or fallen leaves.

Seth Peterson Cottage Credit: Kit Hogan

Seth Peterson Cottage

Mirror Lake  

Located just outside of Wisconsin Dells near tranquil Mirror Lake is the Seth Peterson Cottage, one of just a handful of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes that guests can rent and enjoy. The original Wisconsin cabin was built in the late 1950’s using local sandstone and wood along a beautiful steep hill overlooking the lake. Major restoration work began on the cottage in 1989 driven by local residents and Wright devotees who created a nonprofit to save this beloved cabin and bring it back to life for generations to enjoy.

The cottage can accommodate up to four people with one bedroom and a foldout bed. Firewood is included to enjoy the centrally located fireplace. Cozy up and watch the snowfall from the windows offering spectacular views of the lake and forest. Guest can also enjoy nearby state parks, Mirror Lake and Devil’s Head.

Note: Seth Peterson Cottage reservations fill up fast and book up to two years in advance.  

Anaway Place

Richland Center

Tucked between Muscoda and Richland Center about an hour west of Madison is the enchanting getaway of Anaway Place (formerly known as Candlewood Cabins). Anaway Place sits on 80 acres in Wisconsin’s Driftless Region and offers an array of unique and dreamy stays. Options include the two-person Meadow House with 360-degree glass window views; The Woodland House secluded among the trees perfect for couples to enjoy cozy nights and warm wood-burning fires; and the traditional Log Cabin that sleeps four with outdoor fire pit and patio area for stargazing. Larger groups up to 12 can enjoy a renovated 1914 Dutch-style space, The Barn. (Click here to read more about FabWI’s visit to The Barn.)

New in 2022, The Hillside Cabin sleeps six and boasts a unique design with rounded front views of the valley and wooded areas. Guests can stroll the trails and are likely to see deer, owls and other woodland animals. Stop by the boutique shop on the lower level of the barn for all of your vacation extras and home décor. 

Dollar Lake Retreat

Dollar Lake Retreat

Eagle River

Just minutes from Eagle River, Dollar Lake Retreat is a charming restored waterfront cabin just feet from its namesake lake. The space includes the original 1895 cabin as well as major additions to the space that will sleep up to 14 people. Amenities include a chef’s kitchen, three fireplaces, outdoor fire pit and sweeping views of the lake. Guests will love the game room with TV, puzzles and game tables. Dollar Lake Retreat is the perfect getaway with family and friends and is adjacent to more than 500 miles of snowmobiling trails. Bonus: Dollar Lake is host to the USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships every winter. Click here to take a 3D tour.

Northwoods Reel’em In Resort


Relax at one of the delightful cabins at the Northwood Reel’em In Resort on Pine Lake, located off of Highway 32 between Crandon and Three Lakes. Beautiful lake views abound at the year-round cabins cleverly named Fish Bone, Fish Tail and Tackle Box, perfect for a family getaway to the north (including the family dog at this pet-friendly resort). Known for its panfish, walleye, northern and bass, this Pine Lake resort is perfect for ice fishing. Northwoods Reel’em In Resort provides easy access to other area towns Minocqua, Rhinelander and Eagle River as well – either by car or snowmobile!

Nordlys Lodging Co. Credit: Corey Gaffer

Nordlys Lodging Co.


Nordlys Lodging Co. in the northwest part of the state just 90 miles north of Minneapolis offers two cabins for the perfect winter getaway. Situated on 140 acres, Nordlys cabins ooze the simplicity of Scandinavian design with the idea of bringing nature to the indoors. LongHouse sits on a bluff overlooking a hidden lake and sleeps up to six. This cabin has a large semi-attached screen porch accessible over a bridge. MetalLark Tower’s floor-to-ceiling glass windows offer expansive views from high above the trees. This two-story cabin accommodates four. Winter activities include ice skating, snow shoeing, campfires and snow tubing (tubes provided). 

“Nordly” is Danish and Norwegian for “Northern Lights” – and what a perfect place to find your true north. 

Black’s Cliff Resort


Black’s Cliff Resort in Hazelhurst is a four-season resort located on lower spring-fed Kaubashine Lake in Oneida County. The recently renovated Wisconsin cabins offer two-, three- and four-bedroom options for any group but retain the charm of the northwoods. Enjoy nature under the beautiful pine and birch trees and then cozy up at one of the stone fireplaces (in 10 of the 12 cabins). Visitors can enjoy ice skating, ice fishing, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing or just gazing at the stars during a cool, crisp night. We love the property’s history – dating back to 1918, and they have been delighting guests ever since. Black’s Cliff Resort is also a dog-friendly resort.

The Historic Cothren House Cottage & Cabin

Mineral Point

Step back in time to the days of Laura Ingles and stay at the Historic Cothren House Cabin in Mineral Point. The Cothren House Cabin may very well be the oldest accommodation in the state and a true gem. The cozy Wisconsin cabin with hand-hewn log walls dates back to the 1830’s and is perfect for a couples weekend. Guests can enjoy the small kitchen and living space, pioneer days fireplace and retreat to the upstairs bedroom loft when it is time to rest. An additional option for lodging is the Cothren House Cottage, a nearby stone cottage built in the 1850’s that comfortably sleeps four.

Downtown Mineral Point is a five- to 10-minute walk where visitors can enjoy galleries, shopping and all the charm of one of Wisconsin’s oldest cities.  

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