Anglers from all over agree: when it comes to escaping the chaos of everyday life, there’s nothing quite like a fishing trip. The peacefulness and appreciation for nature that come with this timeless activity are hard to find elsewhere. Not to mention, fishing allows for plenty of social distancing.
That’s why we ranked our best fishing cabins in Wisconsin—a state with more than 15,000 lakes. Pack your fishing rods, lures, and waders. It’s time to hit the lake.
Comprising more than 8,800 square feet and nine bedrooms, Whispering Pines Lodge has plenty of space to spread out—even if you’re bringing the entire family and then some. This expansive home has jaw-dropping features that will keep every member of your crew entertained after a long day of fishing on the private dock, including a home theater, game room, and a massive dining table for epic dinners or a rousing game of Monopoly.
Fish fact: During the summer months, you can find a wide array of fish in Eagle River—from Walleye, to bass, to Northern Pike, and more.
Sitting on 370 feet of untouched shoreline, Hiawatha On Star represents the height of solitude and luxury. Gaze at the crystal blue waters of Star Lake from the home’s wall of windows, or step outside to cozy up on the furnished lanai. Spend the day fishing, jumping off the private dock, and watching bald eagles fly overhead.
Fish fact: While there are plenty of fish in Star Lake, its clear waters make it difficult to catch even one. Experienced anglers, this is yours to champion.
If you’re looking to really get away from it all, this fishing cabin in Wisconsin is for you. Vinnie’s Villa is located in the heart of Wisconsin's chain of 28 lakes, and the large, densely wooded yard adds an extra element of seclusion. The home comes with a canoe you’re welcome to use and at night, you can stargaze from the private dock overlooking Deer Lake.
Fish fact: In the 786-acre Deer Lake, you can expect to find Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Muskie, Northern Pike, and Tiger Muskie.
Sip your morning coffee from the spacious patio of this three-bedroom home set on Lake Tomahawk. After a long day on the water, you can cook up the day’s catch on the gas grill, gather around the firepit, or cozy up inside with a book.
Fish fact: Lake Tomahawk is an angler’s dream, with a variety of fish including Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Muskie, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, White Crappie, Yellow Bullhead, Yellow Perch, and Pumpkinseed.
If you’re traveling with a smaller crew, consider making Honey Badger Lodge your fishing retreat for the weekend. This two-bedroom, one-bath home is perched along the Eagle River, just minutes from the adjoining Yellow Birch Lake and Watersmeet Lake.
Fish fact: The waters of Eagle River can be crowded during the day, so aim to cast your line early in the morning or in the evening.
This home is great for large groups, with four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and a spacious den with comfy furniture. A large yard will ensure that the kids have room to roam, and of course there’s the private dock, perfect for launching your boat for a day of angling on Presque Isle Lake.
Fish fact: At its deepest point, Presque Isle Lake descends 103 feet, and it’s home to Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Muskie, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, and Walleye.
At the spacious Stone Lake View, you can watch the sunrise from the outdoor dining area with a hot cup of coffee in hand, then head down to the private dock where dogs can jump into the water to cool down, and you can launch your kayak. As a bonus, it even has a sauna to cleanse the hustle and bustle of city life from your system.
Fish fact: You’ll find the usual suspects in Stone Lake, namely Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Muskie, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, and Walleye.
A sprawling rural cabin with wall-to-floor windows, North Branch Lodge immerses you in the woods and surrounding natural environment. After a long day of fishing along Third Lake, huddle around the fire pit with your loved ones to swap stories and toast marshmallows.
Fish fact: Third Lake is small in size and less densely populated then other nearby fishing destinations, so you can enjoy complete seclusion as you catch Bluegill and Largemouth Bass.