Finding romantic cabins in Wisconsin is easy. This small North-Midwest state on two large lakes and full of old forests has a long tradition of spending time in nature.
As a result, they have developed cabins for every taste and budget: tiny, rustic, exotic, fancy, flashy, on the lake, or hidden deep in a forest.
Most Wisconsin cabins are incredibly romantic, very private, and surrounded by so much beauty.
A perfect environment to spend some time with the love of your life, unwind, relax or rekindle that spark. Here are just a few of them. Some are luxurious and opulent, others are tiny and basic. I am sure one will be just perfect for you.
Romantic Cabins in Wisconsin
Hauser’s Bayfield Cabin, Bayfield
The views of the lake and the charming Apostle Island are the best in the winter when the trees are bare. You can enjoy the views of the forest and the lake during the day and at night you can see the amazing starry sky and Milky Way, with no lights to obscure them.
The cabin looks rustic on the outside, but it is beautifully furnished, with leather sofas, a wooden high ceiling, a hardwood floor, and stone walls.
You can feel the breeze if you open the large windows overlooking the lake and the trees. There is a spacious wraparound deck, perfect for morning coffee or afternoon cocktails.
The cabin is heated in winter by the eco-friendly geothermal system, but if you want to create more romance, you can start the fire in the old-fashioned wood stove. The hosts provide plenty of wood for you.
The dogs are welcome, and the trails around the cabin are perfect for leisurely strolls.
You can also visit the Apostle Islands sea caves, kayak on the lake, hike through the forest or snowshoe in the winter.
If you come in the summer, check the schedule of Bayfield’s free concerts on the lake.
Northwoods Cabin, Big St. Germain
Imagine having your morning coffee with your partner while watching the sunrise over the lake.
The cottage is cozy and comfortable, with all modern amenities. It has two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a full kitchen shared by Eagle River’s Last Resort (@eagleriverlastresort).
The cabin has access to cable and Wi-Fi, and you can use the shared firepit, the beach, and the game room.
You can rent a kayak or a boat, or bring your own boat and dock right in front of the cabin. Fishing on the lake is great, they say.
The cabin can be enjoyed year-round and in the winter there are wonderful skiing and snowmobiling trails.
Waterfront Home, Boulder Junction
Waterfront Home is perfect if you want a little more space for your romantic weekend. This two-bedroom cottage is surrounded by nature on all sides.
Large windows open to the view of Kitten Lake and the spacious deck invites you to relax with a cocktail while watching the sunset on the water.
This home in Destination Cove near Boulder Junction is beautifully decorated and nature intrudes inside as well in art and décor. A fully equipped kitchen, large fireplace, and comfy sofas are perfect for those chilly days when you prefer to snuggle indoors.
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Mostly, you will be drawn by the lake to go for a kayak trip, try your hand at fishing for your dinner or take a long hike through the forest. Bring your dog if you wish.
A short walk will take you to Ottawa National Forest and a short drive away there are two more magnificent forests: Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest.
This lovely home is perfect in any season, so if you feel for a short romantic escape during winter, renting the Waterfront Home is just what you need.
Romantic Getaways in Wisconsin
Luxury Wood Cabin, Lake Michigamme
Celebrating a special anniversary with the love of your life? Planning a romantic proposal? Look no further than one of the most romantic cabins in Wisconsin called Luxury Wood Cabin on Lake Michigamme on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, near the Wisconsin-Michigan border.
This gorgeous opulent house is a perfect background for any special occasion. It is romantic, secluded, and surrounded by nature on all sides.
The house has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a fully equipped modern kitchen.
Do you want more romance? There is a large indoor pool, a sauna, and a hot tub. And when you want to venture outdoors, there are kayaks to explore the lake and lovely trails through the old forest.
Boho Bungalow, Lake Geneva
If you like the idea of visiting one of these romantic cabins in Wisconsin but you don’t want to be far from what civilization has to offer, then Boho Bungalow is for you.
This charming bohemian little house is a beautifully renovated 1860s historic cottage. It is only a few blocks from downtown Lake Geneva, restaurants, shopping, and the beach.
Being so close to town does not mean you do not have privacy and nature all around you. A nice garden and a deck with comfortable chairs, a dining space, and a fire pit provide the feel of seclusion with added comfort.
The bungalow has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a kitchenette with everything you might need if you want to make a lovely breakfast for your darling.
There is also a grill outdoors. The hosts provided a range of added details for a very special romantic weekend. There is a large TV, internet, and a record player.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Seth Peterson Cottage, Mirror Lake, Wisconsin
This small but magnificent structure is precariously perched on the very edge of a quiet, secluded promontory on the edge of Mirror Lake. It is located not far from the Wisconsin Dells, in one of the most beautiful Wisconsin state parks.
The building is spectacular from every angle. The soaring roof looks like it is hanging in space. There is a large fireplace in the center of the interior made of horizontally stacked local sandstone.
Terraces are made of flagstone. Large windows open to the views in all directions, towards the lake and the vast forest all around.
You do not have to be a big architecture buff to enjoy the timeless beauty of this Frank Lloyd Wright’s livable piece of art. But if the love of your life happens to be his admirer, renting it for a romantic weekend will buy you huge kudos.
Anaway Place, Richland Center
If you like the idea of privacy and seclusion but would like some organized activities nearby, check out Anaway Place. This cabin resort comprises several luxury cabins with miles of forests and walking trails.
The cottages are located only six miles from Richland Center and its restaurants and shopping.
All cabins are rustic but luxuriously appointed. All have living rooms and fully equipped kitchens. Most also have porches or patios, barbecues, TVs, and wifi. Some cottages have gas fireplaces and others have wood-burning stoves.
Each cottage is uniquely decorated and has some distinct features, such as a sleeping loft, a soaking tub, a deck, or spiral staircases. All cabins have spectacular views of the surrounding forest.
For a special romantic occasion, ask for the glass cabin – it has a clawfoot bathtub for two, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, and walls of glass that will make you feel like floating in the field of wildflowers.
You are invited to explore the large property on your own – there are picnic spots, a drive-in movie theatre, and five parks within a short driving distance.
For some collective activities, you can join a bird-watching group, a forest bathing exercise, you can go fishing, hiking, or biking.
Romantic Getaways in Wisconsin in Winter
The Cabin at the Cothren House, Mineral Point
The 1835 Cabin is the oldest log cabin available for rent in Mineral Point and probably in Wisconsin. Staying in this charming rustic cabin will make you feel like staying in “Little House on the Prairie.”
Hand-hewn thick log walls, an enormous walk-in fireplace, and a cozy bedroom in the upstairs loft make a very romantic winter getaway.
Try to imagine sipping a hot beverage in front of the roaring fire in the pioneer fireplace, the way people did in simpler times.
But, there is a limit to how simple modern travelers want to go, so the loft has a plush queen-size bed made by hand from local barn wood.
The cabin also has a modern bathroom with a shower, microwave, and a small kitchen with a refrigerator and a coffee maker. There are plenty of soft towels and warm robes.
The historic cabin is located just a few blocks away from everything downtown Mineral Point has to offer. This charming miners’ town is snuggled in Wisconsin’s Driftless Region, less than 50 miles from Madison.
Tiny on the River, Black River Falls
Perched on the bank of the Black River, Tiny on the River is located in a quiet neighborhood of Black River Falls just a short walk from parks, trails, and the downtown cafés, restaurants, and shops.
So close to all the action, the cabin has a totally secluded feel, surrounded by a verdant forest you can enjoy through the huge windows on all sides.
Enjoy watching deer, eagles, and beavers from the comfy daybed on your heated closed porch. Every season brings different views, but the beauty of the surrounding landscape stays the same.
The cottage is beautifully decorated and furnished, with cherry cabinets, hardwood floors, granite countertops, and a luxurious bed. Spending a snowy winter weekend is a pure pleasure with the heated floors and a roaring fireplace.
When you feel for stretching your legs, Jackson County Forestry & Parks and Wazee Lake Recreation Area are just outside your door.
Woodside Cottages, Bayfield
Woodside Cottages are fairly modern small cabins set on lush six acres of tree-lined grounds just off Highway 13. A short walk from Lake Superior, the cottages are perfect for a cozy romantic weekend getaway.
All cottages have Jacuzzi tubs and gas fireplaces, A/C, large TVs, wifi, and fully equipped kitchens. At night you can enjoy a roaring fire and a soak in the hot tub with the love of your life.
During the day, go hiking or biking along the lake on the historic well-maintained Brownstone Trail or stroll to Bayfield and have a drink or a nice meal in one of many restaurants.
A short drive will take you to the Apostle Islands and the famous Apostle Islands Ice Caves, Madeline Island, and a whole range of orchards and berry farms.
Cabin on the Kickapoo, Viroqua
Cabin on the Kickapoo looks exactly the way people imagine cabins in the woods: rustic, weathered, and utterly charming. It sits on secluded 6.7 acres of forest on the bank of the Kickapoo River.
Imagine having a cup of coffee in one of the worn Adirondack chairs on the small covered porch while snow is slowly covering the meadow in front of the cabin and the surrounding trees.
When it gets too cold, you can curl on the comfy sofa with a good book or snuggle with the love of your life.
The cabin has a basic but functional kitchen and a lovely sleeping loft upstairs.
A short walk will take you to the town where antiquing is the favorite pastime. There is a fire pit if you feel for cozying in front of the live fire.
Romantic Getaways in Wisconsin with Hot Tub
Walnut Ridge Log Cabins, Platteville
Can you think of anything more romantic than sitting in a hot tub with the love of your life in front of the roaring fire while the snow is covering the pine trees outside?
You can have it if you rent one of the rustic Walnut Ridge Log Cabins near Platteville, a short drive from the town of Mineral Point.
There are two cabins to choose from, located on six acres of hills and forests. Private and secluded, they offer a wonderful romantic gateway for a cold winter weekend.
The cabins are hand-crafted and the older one was built in the 1800s of logs and stone and meticulously restored. The other one is constructed in the same style by the property owners and builders. It has a lovely sunroom full of light.
The smaller one has one great feature: you can order breakfast brought to your door. Both cottages have queen-size beds. The cabins are away from each other to ensure privacy.
The Ready Cabin, Delavan
Ready Cabin near Delawan is a beautiful, spacious two-bedroom house with a large stone fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen.
All furniture is hand-crafted and super comfortable. There are two spacious bedrooms, one with a queen-size bed and an additional sleeping loft.
There is a wonderful hot tub for two for those cold winter nights. When the weather permits, you can snuggle around the fire pit in front of the cabin and roast some hot dogs. There is a TV and wifi if you cannot live without it.
Nearby Lake Geneva offers plenty to do and has some nice restaurants and bars. You can go hiking at Lake Geneva Shore Path, play golf at Lake Lawn Golf Course, or do mini-golf at Paradise Golf Park. A wine tour of the Staller Estate Winery is another option for wine lovers.
Romantic cabins on the lake
Piece of Beach Cabin, Sturgeon Bay
Some people believe that there is no romantic getaway without a hot tub for two. Piece of Beach Cabin has that and much more: its own beach on Lake Michigan, a fire pit, a waterslide, and its own picnic spot.
This beautiful two-bedroom house has a wall of glass overlooking the lake in Sturgeon Bay. It is beautifully furnished and has a lovely fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen, a large leather sofa, a TV, and wifi.
Easy access to the lake makes this cabin perfect for avid fishermen, but also romantic kayaking and boating when weather permits. Your own 200-ft. long shoreline is perfect during the summer.
If you feel for venturing out, local restaurants, several lighthouses, cheese shops, and wineries are just a short walk away.
Schultz’s Family Cabin, Eagle River
Schultz’s Family Cabin is located on Dam Lake, with private lake access, perfect for some summer fun, fishing, swimming, boating or just working on your tan.
The cabin has two bedrooms, one bath, a full kitchen, and all modern amenities such as an air conditioner, TV, wifi, laundry facility and all kitchen equipment.
A large yard has a fire pit to snuggle around on a cold evening.
South Shore Chalet, Herbster
If you want to treat the love of your life with one of the most romantic cabins in Wisconsin, this spacious house is just perfect for you.
Located on the south shore of Lake Superior, in the woods near Bark Point, South Shore Chalet is beautifully designed and crafted, made of cedar shakes and stone.
The open design and large windows make it full of light. There are glass balconies around and a rock garden outside. And let’s not forget the hot tub.
The house has three bedrooms and all modern amenities – wifi, large TV, washing facilities, and a fully equipped kitchen.
There is plenty to do while staying at the chalet, from boating, fishing, and kayaking on the lake to hiking and biking through the surrounding woods. But you might just enjoy snuggling in the hot tub and do not venture out until it is time to go back home.
There are romantic cabins in Wisconsin for every taste, It is sure you will find just what you are looking for regardless of how picky and demanding the love of your life is.
Who can resist a combination of a hot tub and a wood-burning fireplace? Add to that the fact that so many cabins are on one of many Wisconsin lakes, you have a recipe for a perfect romantic getaway.